Guide to the Terry Root papers

Jenny Johnson
Stanford University Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford, California
June 2015
Copyright © 2015 The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University. All rights reserved.


Call Number: SC1260
Creator: Root, Terry
Title: Terry Root papers
Dates: circa 1970s-1990s
Physical Description: 3 Linear feet
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford University Libraries.
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Phone: (650) 725-1022

Administrative Information


This collection was given by Terry Root to Stanford University, Special Collections in 2015.

Information about Access

The materials are open for research use. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

Ownership & Copyright

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94305-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See:
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

[identification of item], Terry Root papers (SC1260). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical note

Terry Root is a Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and Professor, by courtesy, of Biology. Root earned a BS in mathematics and statistics from the University of New Mexico in 1975; an MA in Biology from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1982; and a PhD in Biology from Princeton University in 1987.
Terry L. Root primarily works on how wild animals and plants are changing with climate change, with a current focus on the possible mass extinction of species with warming. She actively works at making scientific information accessible to decision makers and the public. For example, she was a Lead Author for the Third (2001) and Fourth (2007) Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change and a Review Editor for the Fifth (2014) Assessment Report. In 2007 the IPCC was co-awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with Vice President Al Gore. In addition to other honors, Root was awarded the Spirit of Defenders Award for Science by the Defenders of Wildlife in 2010; in 1999 she was chosen as an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow; in 1992 as a Pew Scholar in Conservation and the Environment; and in 1990 as a Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation.
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Access Terms

Climatic changes.

Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Annual Reviews

Box 1, Folder 2


Box 1, Folder 3

3 Yr. Evaluation

Box 1, Folder 4

Faculty Research Profile

Box 1, Folder 5

Teaching Evaluations

Box 1, Folder 6

Appendix 1: Course Evaluations (1 of 2)

Box 1, Folder 7

Appendix 1: Course Evaluations (2 of 2)

Box 1, Folder 8

Appendix 2: Course Syllabi and Materials (1 of 2)

Box 1, Folder 9

Appendix 2: Course Syllabi and Materials (2 of 2)

Box 1, Folder 10

Appendix 3: Key Publications

Box 1, Folder 11

Appendix 4: Publications

Box 1, Folder 12

Questions, Report Directions

Box 1, Folder 13

Avian Ecology 1978

Box 1, Folder 14


Box 1, Folder 15

Population Genetics

Box 1, Folder 16

MA Work/Talks; Dist. & Abun. Talk

Box 1, Folder 17

MA Research

Box 1, Folder 18

Stratus Contract

Box 1, Folder 19

Post Doc @ Museum

Box 1, Folder 20


Box 1, Folder 21


Box 1, Folder 22


Box 1, Folder 23

Annual Reports Pew

Box 1, Folder 24

Pew Nomination

Box 1, Folder 25

Pres. Young Investigator Award

Box 1, Folder 26

Notes for C.U. Ph.D Prelims

Box 1, Folder 27


Box 1, Folder 28

Dis. Proposal

Box 2, Folder 1

Biology at Princeton University: Ecology, Evolution and Behavior 1986 Aug

Box 2, Folder 2

Maps for MA Work

Box 2, Folder 3

C.U. Prelims

Box 2, Folder 4

TLR's MA Thesis Proposal

Box 2, Folder 5

MA Work

Box 2, Folder 6

Class Evaluations

Box 2, Folder 7

Annual Review Material

Box 2, Folder 8

Annual Review Material