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Roland de Gouvenain

Fogarty Life Science (FLS) 237
(401) 456-8010
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Academic Background

Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Switzer Fellow


Forest response to disturbances. Evolutionary ecology of tree life history. Forest fire ecology.

Courses Taught

BIOL 109 Fund Concepts Of Biology
BIOL 261 The World's Forests
BIOL 353 The Plant Kingdom
BIOL 440 Evolution
BIOL 49X Problems in Biology
BIOL 560 Graduate Seminar
BIOL 652 Adv Topics in Biology
BIOL 69X Directed Research
COLL 203 Stem Scholars


de Gouvenain, R. C. and J. Delgadillo. 2012. Geographical variation in population demography and life history traits of Tecate cypress (Hesperocyparis forbesii) suggests a fire regime gradient across the USA–Mexico border. Plant Ecology 213(5): 723-733. DOI: 10.1007/s11258-012-0035-3.

de Gouvenain, R. C. and A. M. Ansary. 2010. Island scrub oak (Quercus pacifica) population structure and dynamics on Santa Catalina Island. Pp. 111-123 in: D. A. Knapp (Ed.) Oak Ecosystem Restoration on Santa Catalina Island, California. Proceedings of an On-Island Workshop, February 2-4, 2007. Catalina Island Conservancy, Avalon. CA. Online at: Outside Link

de Gouvenain, R. C. 2009. ICDPs (Integrated Conservation and Development Projects). In: Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Online Collection. Detroit: Gale. Online at

de Gouvenain, R. C. 2008. Forests. Pp. 436-441 in: J. Baird Callicott & R. Frodeman (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy. MacMillan Reference – Gale, Detroit.

de Gouvenain, R. C., Kobe, R. K. and J. A. Silander, Jr. 2007. Partitioning of understorey light and dry-season soil moisture gradients among seedlings of four rain-forest tree species in Madagascar. Journal of Tropical Ecology 23: 569-579.

de Gouvenain, R. C. and A. M. Ansary. 2006. Association between fire return interval and population dynamics in four California populations of Tecate cypress (Cupressus forbesii). The Southwestern Naturalist 51(4): 447–454.

de Gouvenain, R. C. and J. Ratsirarson. 2005. Suivi des forêts littorales de la côte est de Madagascar. Pp. 9-22 in: Suivi de la biodiversité de la forêt littorale de Tampolo. Recherches Pour le Développement No. 22. Antananarivo, Madagascar.

de Gouvenain, R. C. and J. A. Silander, Jr. 2004. Littoral Forests. Pp. 103-111 in: S. M. Goodman & J. Benstead (Eds.) The Natural History of Madagascar. Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago.

de Gouvenain, R. C. and J. A. Silander, Jr. 2003. Do Tropical storm regimes influence the structure of tropical lowland rain forests? Biotropica 35(2): 166-180.

de Gouvenain, R. C. and J. A. Silander, Jr. 2000. Structure and composition of a forest fragment in Eastern Madagascar in relation to human disturbance. Pp. 45-62 In: W. R. Lourenço & S. M. Goodman (Eds.) Diversité et Endémisme à Madagascar. Mémoires de la Société de Biogéographie, Paris.

Lovich, J. E. and R. C. de Gouvenain. 1998. Saltcedar invasion in desert wetlands of the southwestern United States: Ecological and political implications. Pp. 447-467 In: S.K. Majumdar, E.W. Miller and F.J. Brenner (Eds). Ecology of Wetlands and Associated Systems. Pennsylvania Academy of Science.

de Gouvenain, R. C. 1996. Indirect impacts of soil trampling on tree growth and plant succession in the North Cascade Mountains of Washington. Biological Conservation 75: 279-287.

de Gouvenain, R.C. 1995. Use of GIS for sensitive plant species conservation in land use planning. Environmental Professional 17(1):27-33.

Agee, J. K., M. Finney, and R. de Gouvenain. 1990. Forest fire history of Desolation Peak, Washington. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 20(3): 350-356.

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