Andy Rominger

Assistant Professor, University of Hawai’i at Manoa Andrew Rominger smiling at the camera

Degree: Ph.D. 2016 University of California Berkeley
Website: EcoEvoMatics Lab

Research Topic:
Quantitative biology, biodiversity, Indigenous data sovereignty


  • Cerca, J., Cotoras, D.D., Santander, C.G., Bieker, V.C., Hutchins, L., Morin-Lagos, J., Prada, C.F., Kennedy, S., Krehenwinkel, H., Rominger, A.J., Meier, J., Dimitrov, D., Struck, T.H. & Gillespie, R.G. Multiple paths toward repeated phenotypic evolution in the spiny-leg adaptive radiation (tetragnatha; hawai’i). Molecular Ecology, 32, 4971–4985.
  • Isaac Overcast, J.R., Megan Ruffley (2021) A unified model of species abundance, genetic diversity, and functional diversity reveals the mechanisms structuring ecological communities. Molecular Ecology Resources, 21, 2782–2800.
  • Van Dam, M.H., Cabras, A.A., Henderson, J.B., Rominger, A.J., Perez Estrada, C., Omer, A.D., Dudchenko, O., Lieberman Aiden, E. & Lam, A.W. (2021) The easter egg weevil (pachyrhynchus) genome reveals syntenic patterns in coleoptera across 200 million years of evolution. PLoS Genetics, 17, e1009745.
  • Kennedy, S.R., Prost, S., Overcast, I., Rominger, A.J., Gillespie, R.G. & Krehenwinkel, H. (2020) High-throughput sequencing for community analysis: The promise of DNA barcoding to uncover diversity, relatedness, abundances and interactions in spider communities. Development Genes and Evolution, 230, 185–201.
  • Rominger, A.J., Fuentes, M.A. & Marquet, P.A. (2019) Nonequilibrium evolution of volatility in origination and extinction explains fat-tailed fluctuations in phanerozoic biodiversity. Science advances, 5, eaat0122.
  • Rapacciuolo, G., Rominger, A.J., Morueta-Holme, N. & Blois, J.L. (2019) Ecological non-equilibrium in the anthropocene. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 7, 428.
  • Van Dam, M.H., Rominger, A.J. & Brewer, M.S. (2019) Environmental niche adaptation revealed through fine scale phenological niche modelling. Journal of Biogeography, 46, 2275–2288.
  • Paulo AV Borges, H.K., Pedro Cardoso (2018) Global island monitoring scheme (GIMS): A proposal for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of native island forest biota. Biodiversity and Conservation, 27, 2567–2586.
  • Krehenwinkel, H., Wolf, M., Lim, J.Y., Rominger, A.J., Simison, W.B. & Gillespie, R.G. (2017) Estimating and mitigating amplification bias in qualitative and quantitative arthropod metabarcoding. Scientific reports, 7, 17668.
  • Harte, J., Newman, E.A. & Rominger, A.J. (2017) Metabolic partitioning across individuals in ecological communities. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 26, 993–997.
  • Rominger, A.J. & Merow, C. (2017) meteR: An r package for testing the maximum entropy theory of ecology. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 8, 241–247.
  • Stegner, M.A., Karp, D.S., Rominger, A.J. & Hadly, E.A. (2017) Can protected areas really maintain mammalian diversity? Insights from a nestedness analysis of the colorado plateau. Biological Conservation, 209, 546–553.
  • O’Dwyer, J.P., Rominger, A. & Xiao, X. (2017) Reinterpreting maximum entropy in ecology: A null hypothesis constrained by ecological mechanism. Ecology Letters, 20, 832–841.
  • A.J. Rominger, J.Y.L., K R Goodman (2016) Community assembly on isolated islands: Macroecology meets evolution. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 25, 769–780.
  • Brian J McGill, J.H., Jonathan M Chase (2019) Unifying macroecology and macroevolution to answer fundamental questions about biodiversity. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 28, 1925–1936.
  • Sardiñas, H.S., Tom, K., Ponisio, L.C., Rominger, A. & Kremen, C. (2016) Sunflower (helianthus annuus) pollination in california’s central valley is limited by native bee nest site location. Ecological Applications, 26, 438–447.
  • Harte, J., Rominger, A. & Zhang, W. (2015) Integrating macroecological metrics and community taxonomic structure. Ecology Letters, 18, 1068–1077.
  • Maurer, B.A., Kembel, S.W., Rominger, A.J. & McGill, B.J. (2013) Estimating metacommunity extent using data on species abundances, environmental variation, and phylogenetic relationships across geographic space. Ecological Informatics, 13, 114–122.
  • Harte, J., Kitzes, J., Newman, E.A. & Rominger, A.J. (2013) Taxon categories and the universal species-area relationship: (A comment on Šizling et al.,“between geometry and biology: The problem of universality of the species-area relationship”). The American Naturalist, 181, 282–287.
  • Karp, D.S., Rominger, A.J., Zook, J., Ranganathan, J., Ehrlich, P.R. & Daily, G.C. (2012) Intensive agriculture erodes 𝛽-diversity at large scales. Ecology letters, 15, 963–970.
  • Rominger, A.J., Miller, T.E. & Collins, S.L. (2009) Relative contributions of neutral and niche-based processes to the structure of a desert grassland grasshopper community. Oecologia, 161, 791–800.