Philip Rosen
Research Scientist, School of Natural Resources and the Envrionment
(520) 404-2366
PhD, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, 2000

Dr. Philip C. Rosen has studied conservation biology and community ecology of amphibians and reptiles in the American Southwest since 1983, focusing on reptile ecology, aquatic species, deserts, grasslands, and urban environments. He has specialized in ranid frog, kinosternid turtle, and gartersnake conservation and ecology, urban amphibian distribution, ecology and conservation, translocation, and long-term monitoring and research in population and community ecology of desert reptiles. In addition, he has worked with desert rodents, native and exotic fishes, and aquatic macroinvertebrate communities.

Selected Citations: 

Edwards T., A.E. Karl, M. Vaughn, P.C. Rosen PC, C.M. Torres, and R.W. Murphy. 2016. The desert tortoise trichotomy: Mexico hosts a third, new sister-species of tortoise in the Gopherus morafkai–G. agassizii group. ZooKeys 562: 131– 158. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.562.6124 

Edwards, T., M. Vaughn, P.C. Rosen, C. Meléndez, A.E. Karl, M. Culver, and R.W. Murphy. 2015. Shaping species with ephemeral boundaries: the distribution and genetic structure of desert tortoise (Gopherus morafkai) in the Sonoran Desert region. Journal of Biogeography. 

Lara-Resendiz, R.A., H. Gadsden, P.C. Rosen, B. Sinervo, and F.R. Mendez-de la Cruz. 2015. Thermoregulation of two sympatric species of horned lizards in the Chihuahuan Desert and their local extinction risk. Journal of Thermal Biology 48, 1-10.

Lara-Resendiz, R.A., T. Jezkova, P.C. Rosen and F.R. Mendez-de la Cruz. 2014. Thermoregulation during the summer season in the Goode's Horned Lizard Phrynosoma goodei (Iguania: Phrynosomatidae) in Sonoran Desert. Amphibia-Reptilia. 35 (2): 161-172.

Rosen, P.C. and C. Melendez. 2010. Observations on the status of aquatic turtles and ranid frogs in northwestern Mexico. Pp. 205-224 in Halvorson, W.L., C.R. Schwalbe, and C. Van Riper (eds.), Southwestern Desert Resources. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, Arizona.

Rosen, P.C., C. Melendez, J. D. Riedle, A. C. Pate, and E. Fernandez. 2010. Ecology and conservation in the Sonoyta Valley, Arizona and Sonora. Pp. 143-160 in Halvorson, W.L., C.R. Schwalbe, and C. Van Riper (eds.), Southwestern Desert Resources. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, Arizona.

Rosen, P.C. 2007. The amphibians and reptiles of the dry borderlands of northwestern Sonora and southwestern Arizona. Pp 310-337 in R. S. Felger and B. Broyles (eds.), Dry Borders: Great Natural Reserves of the Sonoran Desert. University of Utah Press, Logan, UT.

Bradley, G. A., P. C. Rosen, M. J. Sredl, T. Jones, and J. E. Longcore. 2002. Chytridiomycosis in native Arizona frogs. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 38:206-212.

Research Themes: 
Arid lands
Climate change
Extreme events
Global warming
Land use
Natural resource management
Species adaptation
Arid lands
Conservation biology
Ecosystem disturbances
Ecosystem restoration
Grasslands and savannas
Invasive species
Landscape restoration
Natural resource management
Population biology
Riparian ecology
Species adaptation
Species Interactions
Terrestrial ecology
Urban development
Urban ecology
Public Health
Pest management
Urban Environment
Green infrastructure
Landscape studies
Pest management
Urban infrastructure
Urban wildlife
Public Health

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