Zachary Roehrs

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Instructor, Microbiology/Biology

Arts And Sciences

Primary Phone: 307.778.1387

Office: Cheyenne, Not on Campus, OFFC Remote


Degree Information:

Ph.D. Zoology, Oklahoma State University – 2009
M.S., Natural Resource Sciences, University of Nebraska – Lincoln – 2004
M.S., Museum Studies, University of Nebraska – Lincoln – 2003
B.S., Fisheries and Wildlife, University of Nebraska – Lincoln – 1999


Zac has been a biology instructor, laboratory manager and research mentor at Laramie County Community College since 2012. Zac received his B.S. in fisheries and wildlife from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, and then stayed at UNL to get a M.S. in Natural Resources Science and a M.S. in Museum Studies. He then moved to Oklahoma State University and received his Ph.D in Zoology. A self-described "grass hugger," Zac grew up in Nebraska and has spent most of his life on the prairie. It is in the landscapes of Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Wyoming through biking, birding, camping, hiking, and conducting research where he developed a passion for biology and enjoys sharing this passion through education. Although his favorite beasties are bats (Chiroptera) and shrews (Soricidae), he is interested in all organisms and has been involved in natural history, conservation, ecological and molecular research on many organisms (rodents, carnivores, herps, insects, plants, fungi, protists). Lately he has returned to an interest in parasites and the coevolution of these organisms and their hosts. In his free time, Zac enjoys traveling, birding, hiking, camping, music and movies with his wife and 4-legged kids (dog, cat, and degu).

Professional Memberships:

1. Wyoming INBRE (IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence)
2. American Society of Mammalogists (Life Member)
3. American Society of Parasitologists
4. Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections
5. Cheyenne-High Plains Audubon Society

Publications & Presentations:

1. Roehrs, Z.P. and H.H. Genoways. 2004. Historical biogeography of the woodchuck (Marmota monax bunkeri) in Nebraska and northern Kansas. Western North American Naturalist 64(3):396–402.
2. Roehrs, Z.P., B.S. Coyner, K.N. King, D.L. Martinez, R.A. Van Den Bussche, J.K. Braun, M.J. Hamilton, and D.M. Leslie, Jr. 2008. New records of mammals from western Oklahoma. Occasional Papers, Museum of Texas Tech University 273:1–16.
3. Lack, J.B., Z.P. Roehrs, C.E. Stanley Jr., M. Ruedi, and R.A. Van Den Bussche. 2010. Molecular phylogenetics of Myotis suggests familial-level divergence for the genus Cistugo (Chiroptera). Journal of Mammalogy 91(5):976–992.
4. Roehrs, Z.P., J.B. Lack, and R.A. Van Den Bussche. 2010. Tribal phylogenetic relationships within Vespertilioninae (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) based on mitochondrial and nuclear sequence data. Journal of Mammalogy 91(5):1073–1092.
5. Roehrs, Z.P., J.B. Lack, and R.A. Van Den Bussche. 2011. A molecular phylogenetic reevaluation of the tribe Nycticeiini (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae). Acta Chiropterologica 13:17–32.
6. McAllister, C.T., H.W. Robison, R.S. Seville, Z.P. Roehrs, and S.E. Trauth. 2011. Caryospora duszynskii (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the Speckled Kingsnake, Lampropeltis holbrooki (Reptilia: Ophidia), in Arkansas: three new host records with a summary of previous reports. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science 65:176–179.
7. McAllister, C.T., Z.P. Roehrs, and R.S. Seville. 2012. A new species of Caryospora (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the flathead snake, Tantilla gracilis (Ophidia: Colubridae), in southeastern Oklahoma. Journal of Parasitology 98:640–642.
8. McAllister, C.T., R.S. Seville, and Z.P. Roehrs. 2012. A new species of Eimeria (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the northern myotis, Myotis septentrionalis (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae), in Oklahoma. Journal of Parasitology 98:1003–1005.
9. Roehrs, Z.P., J.B. Lack, C.E. Stanley Jr., C.J. Seiden, R. Bastarache, M.J. Hamilton, D.M. Leslie, Jr., and R.A. Van Den Bussche. 2012. Mammals of Red Slough Wildlife Management Area, McCurtain County, Oklahoma. Occasional Papers, Museum of Texas Tech University 309:1–24.
10. Lanier, H.C., A.J. Kulikowski, Z.P. Roehrs, M.A. Roehrs and R.S. Seville. 2014. Succession responses of small mammals and invertebrates 26 years after the 1988 Huckleberry Mountain fire. University of Wyoming / National Park Service Research Center, Annual Report 37:49–57.