Roeder, KA and JD Daniels. Thermal tolerance of western corn rootworm: critical thermal limits, knock-down resistance, and chill coma recovery.


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

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

Roeder, KA, BR Benson, MD Weiser, and M Kaspari. 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, J Bujan, KM de Beurs, MD Weiser, and M Kaspari. 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, DV Roeder, and J Bujan. 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, V Penuela Useche, DJ Levey, and J Resasco. 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, KA Roeder, SE Ijelu, I Ratcliff, and NM Haddad. 2021. Bioenergy landscapes drive trophic shifts in generalist ants. Journal of Animal Ecology 90(3): 738-750. [LINK]


Bujan, J, KA Roeder, KM de Beurs, MD Weiser, and M Kaspari. 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, J Jurzenski, K Farnsworth-Hoback and KA Roeder. 2020. Invasive saltcedar and drought impact ant communities and isopods in south-central Nebraska. Environmental Entomology 49(3): 607-614. [LINK]

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

Welti, EAR, KA Roeder, KM de Beurs, A Joern, and M Kaspari. 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, J Bujan, KA Roeder, K de Beurs, and MD Weiser. 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, DV Roeder, and M Kaspari. 2018. The role of temperature in competition and persistence of an invaded ant assemblage. Ecological Entomology 43(6): 774-781. [LINK]

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

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

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

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

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

Roeder, KA, I Kuriachan, SB Vinson, and ST Behmer. 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, KA Roeder, and MJ Yoder. 2008. A monograph of the genus Westwoodia (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). Zootaxa 1855: 1-40. [LINK]