Submitted/In Prep

Roeder DV, Paraskevopoulos AW, Roeder KA. In prep. Temporal plasticity of thermal tolerance in ants: short and long-term fluctuations with temperature.

Roeder KA, Daniels JD. In prep. Geographic variation in thermal tolerance of western corn rootworm.

Roeder DV, Remy S, Roeder KA. In review. Temperature dependent lipid content in the red harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex barbatus.

Martens AP, Johnson PJ, Beckendorf EA, Hesler LS, Daniels JD, Roeder KA. In review. A revised checklist of South Dakota bumble bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae)


Roeder KA, Dorland M, Daniels JD. Accepted. Importance of color for artificial clay caterpillars as sentinel prey in corn, soybean, and prairie. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. [LINK]

Roeder KA, Daniels JD. 2022. Thermal tolerance of western corn rootworm: critical thermal limits, knock-down resistance, and chill coma recovery. Journal of Thermal Biology 109: 103338. [LINK]

Roeder KA, Harmon-Threatt AN. 2022. Woody perennial polycultures increase ant diversity and ant-mediated ecosystem services compared to corn-soybean rotations. Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment 336: 108025. [LINK]

Roeder DV, Paraskevopoulos AW, Roeder KA. 2022. Thermal tolerance regulates foraging behavior of ants. Ecological Entomology 47(3): 331-338. [LINK]

Roeder KA, Benson BR, Weiser MD, Kaspari M. 2022. Testing the role of body size and litter depth on invertebrate diversity across six forests in North America. Ecology 103(2): e03601. [LINK]


Roeder KA, Bujan J, de Beurs KM, Weiser MD, Kaspari M. 2021. Thermal traits predict the winners and losers under climate change: an example from North American ant communities. Ecosphere 12(7): e03645. [LINK]

Roeder KA, Roeder DV, Bujan J. 2021. Ant thermal tolerance: a review of methods, hypotheses, and sources of variation. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 114(4): 459-469. [LINK]

Roeder KA, Penuela Useche V, Levey DJ, Resasco J. 2021. Testing effects of invasive fire ants and disturbance on ant communities of the longleaf pine ecosystem. Ecological Entomology 46(4): 964-972. [LINK]

Helms JA, Roeder KA, Ijelu SE, Ratcliff I, Haddad NM. 2021. Bioenergy landscapes drive trophic shifts in generalist ants. Journal of Animal Ecology 90(3): 738-750. [LINK]


Bujan J, Roeder KA, de Beurs KM, Weiser MD, Kaspari M. 2020. Thermal diversity of North American ant communities: cold tolerance but not heat tolerance tracks ecosystem temperature. Global Ecology and Biogeography 29(9): 1486-1494. [LINK]

Hoback WW, Jurzenski J, Farnsworth-Hoback K, Roeder KA. 2020. Invasive saltcedar and drought impact ant communities and isopods in south-central Nebraska. Environmental Entomology 49(3): 607-614. [LINK]

Bujan J, Roeder KA, Yanoviak SP, Kaspari M. 2020. Seasonal plasticity of thermal tolerance in ants. Ecology 101(6): e03051. [LINK]

*Featured in the Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 101(3): e01708. [LINK]

Roeder KA, Prather RM, Paraskevopoulos AW, Roeder DV. 2020. The economics of optimal foraging by the red imported fire ant. Environmental Entomology 49(2): 304-311. [LINK]

Welti EAR, Roeder KA, de Beurs KM, Joern A, Kaspari M. 2020. Nutrient dilution and climate cycles underlie declines in a dominant insect herbivore. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 117(13): 7271-7275. [LINK]

*Featured by NPR, Science, The Guardian, and over 70 news outlets.

*Cozzarelli Prize Finalist from PNAS.


Kaspari M, Bujan J, Roeder KA, de Beurs K, Weiser MD. 2019. Species energy and thermal performance theory predict 20-year changes in ant community abundance and richness. Ecology 100(12): e02888. [LINK]

*Featured in the Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 101(1): e01623. [LINK]


Roeder KA, Roeder DV, Kaspari M. 2018. The role of temperature in competition and persistence of an invaded ant assemblage. Ecological Entomology 43(6): 774-781. [LINK]

Prather RM, Roeder KA, Sanders NJ, Kaspari M. 2018. Using metabolic and thermal ecology to predict temperature dependent ecosystem activity: a test with prairie ants. Ecology 99(9): 2113-2121. [LINK]

Roeder KA, Roeder DV, Kaspari M. 2018Disturbance mediates homogenization of above and belowground invertebrate communities. Environmental Entomology 47(3): 545-550. [LINK]

*Featured by the Entomological Society of America, Entomology Today, and 7 news outlets.

*People’s Choice award from Environmental Entomology.


Roeder KA, Roeder DV. 2017. The Pheidole (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Oklahoma: New species records and distributional notes. Check List 13(2): 2071. [LINK]

Kaspari M, Roeder KA, Benson B, Weiser MD, Sanders NJ. 2017. Sodium co-limits and catalyzes macronutrients in a prairie food web. Ecology 98(2): 315-320. [LINK]

Roeder KA, Kaspari M. 2017. From cryptic herbivore to predator: stable isotopes reveal consistent variability in trophic levels in an ant population. Ecology 98(2): 297-303. [LINK]

2016 and earlier

Roeder KA, Roeder DV. 2016. A checklist and assemblage comparison of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. Check List 12(4): 1935. [LINK]

Roeder KA, Roeder DV. 2015. New record of the ant subfamily Pseudomyrmecinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Oklahoma. Southwestern Naturalist 60(4): 373-374. [LINK]

Roeder KA, Roeder DV, Kouri JD, Helms JA. 2015. A new latitudinal record for the ant genus Leptogenys (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in North America. Southwestern Entomologist 40(3): 653-656. [LINK]

Roeder KA, Behmer ST. 2014. Lifetime consequences of food protein‐carbohydrate content for an insect herbivore. Functional Ecology 28(5): 1135-1143. [LINK]

Roeder KA, Kuriachan I, Vinson SB, Behmer ST. 2010. Evaluation of a microbial inhibitor in artificial diets of a generalist caterpillar, Heliothis virescens. Journal of Insect Science 10(197): 1-12. [LINK]

Wharton RA, Roeder KA, Yoder MJ. 2008. A monograph of the genus Westwoodia (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). Zootaxa 1855: 1-40. [LINK]