Vanessa G. Rojas | The Ranger School | SUNY-ESF
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Vanessa G. RojasAssistant Professor

Vanessa Rojas

257 Ranger School Road
P.O. Box 48
Wanakena, NY 13695

(315) 848-2566


Ph.D., Indiana State University, Biology (Ecology), 2018

MSc, University of Michigan-Flint, Biology (Wildlife), 2010

BSc, Michigan State University, Environmental Studies and Applications, 2004

Courses Taught

  • FTC 208: Remote Sensing and GIS Technology
  • FTC 239: GIS Practicum
  • FTC 210: Wildlife Techniques 1
  • FTC 240: Wildlife Techniques 2
  • FTC 234: Wildlife Conservation
  • FTC 238: Introduction to Water and Soil Resources
  • FTC 238: Forest Insects and Disease

Areas of Study

  • Bat ecology
  • Occupancy modelling
  • Acoustic surveys
  • Geospatial science


Rojas VG, Loeb SC, O’Keefe JM. 2019. False-positive occupancy models produce less-biased occupancy estimates for a rare and elusive bat species. Journal of Mammalogy 100(1):212–222.

Rojas VG, O'Keefe JM, and Loeb SC. 2017. Baseline capture rates and roosting habits of Myotis septentrionalis (northern long-eared bat) prior to white-nose syndrome detection in the southern Appalachians. Southeastern Naturalist 16(2):140–148.

Honors and Awards

TRELIS Fellow - 2019 - Training and Retaining Leaders in STEM - Geospatial Sciences