Monica T. Rother

Fire Ecologist

Monica Rother


Office: 160 Wade Research Center

Address: 13093 Henry Beadel Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32312

Phone: (850) 893-4153, ext. 342

Fax: (850) 668-7781

Email: Monica Rother


Ph.D., Geography, 2015, University of Colorado, Boulder

M.S., Geography, 2010, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

B.A., Environmental Science, 2005, Willamette University

Southeastern Coastal Plain Tree-Ring Laboratory Website:
Monica Rother Research and Teaching Website:

CURRICULUM VITAE – March 2017 version

Research Interests: My research interests include fire ecology, prescribed fire, biogeography, dendrochronology, fire history, fire science, and plant community ecology. I recently collaborated with Research Associate Jean Huffman and Fire Ecology Program Director Kevin Robertson to establish the Southeastern Coastal Plain Tree-Ring Laboratory. See our tree-ring laboratory website.



Rother, M.T. and Veblen, T.T. (In review). Climate Drives Episodic Conifer Establishment after Fire in Dry Ponderosa Pine Forests of the Colorado Front Range, USA.

Robertson, K.M., Rother, M.T., and Reid, A.M. (In review). Soil disturbance by disking affects plant species composition in a native longleaf pine-grassland community.

Huffman, J.M. and Rother, M.T. (2017). Dendrochronological field methods for fire history in pine ecosystems of the Southeastern Coastal Plain. Tree-Ring Research 73(1), 42–46.

Rother, M.T. and Veblen, T.T. (2016). Limited conifer regeneration following wildfires in dry ponderosa pine forests of the Colorado Front Range. Ecosphere 7(12), 1-17, e01594.

Rother, M.T., Veblen, T.T., and Furman, L.G. (2015). A field experiment informs expected patterns of conifer regeneration after disturbance under changing climate conditions. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 45, 1607–1616.

Rother, M.T. and Grissino-Mayer, H.D. (2014). Climatic influences on fire regimes in ponderosa pine forests of the Zuni Mountains, New Mexico, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 322, 69–77.