Heather Bateman

Arizona State University, Polytechnic campus
6073 S. Backus Mall
Wanner Hall 301B
Mesa
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Biography

Heather Bateman grew up in western Colorado and attended college in Idaho. Graduate school took her to the Northwest to pursue a Master's researching the effects of prescribed burns on cavity-nesting birds and also provided the opportunity to work for a non-profit conservation organization. Doctoral work in New Mexico provided a beautiful setting to study the effects of non-native plant removal on reptiles and amphibians along the Middle Rio Grande. This research was in collaboration with the USDA Forest Service and a postdoctoral position followed in Montana. 

Bateman is a field ecologist and conservation biologist interested in how human land-use affects vertebrate populations and habitats, especially in riparian ecosystems. Her research interests lie in exploring wildlife responses to habitat alteration, with a particular interest in amphibians, reptiles, and birds. Her current research focuses on exploring the impacts of non-native species management on herpetofauna communities along the San Pedro and Gila Rivers. She also conducts research to link instream flows to terrestrial wildlife in the Southwest riparian areas. 

Bateman holds memberships with the Wildlife Society, Society for Ecological Restoration, and Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles.

Education

  • Ph.D. Biology, University of New Mexico 2007
  • M.S. Biology, Eastern Washington University 2000
  • B.S. Ecology, Idaho State University 1998

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Research Interests

Wildlife ecology, riparian ecology, herpetology, ornithology, urban ecology, and restoration ecology

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Publications

(Most recent)

Warren, P.S., Lerman, S.B., Andrade, R., Larson, K.L., and H.L. Bateman. 2019. The more things change: species losses detected in Phoenix despite stability in bird–socioeconomic relationships Ecosphere 10 (3), e02624.

Jackson, L.N. and H.L. Bateman 2018. Differing ectoparasite loads, sexual modes, and abundances of whiptail lizards from native and non-native habitats. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 13(1):294-301.

Andrade, R., H.L. Bateman, J. Franklin, and D.C. Allen 2018. Waterbird community composition, abundance, and diversity along an urban gradient. Landscape and Urban Planning. 170:103-111.

Sprague, T.A. and H.L. Bateman 2018. Influence of seasonality and gestation on habitat selection by northern Mexican gartersnakes (Thamnophis eques megalops). PloS one. 13(1):e0191829.

Nagler, P.L., U. Nguyen, H.L. Bateman, C.J. Jarchow, E.P. Glenn, W.J. Waugh, C. van Riper III, C. 2017. Northern tamarisk beetle (Diorhabda carinulata) and tamarisk (Tamarix spp.) interactions in the Colorado River Basin. Restoration Ecology. In Press

Andrade, R., H.L. Bateman, and Y. Kang 2017. Seasonality and land cover characteristics drive aphid dynamics in an arid city. Journal of Arid Environments. 51:361-385.

Banville, M.J, H.L. Bateman, S.R. Earl, and P.S. Warren 2017. Decadal declines in bird abundance and diversity in urban riparian zones. Landscape and Urban Planning. 159:48-61.

Kang, Y., D. Bai, L. Tapia, and H.L. Bateman 2017. Dynamical effects of biocontrol on the ecosystem: Benefits or Harm?. Applied Mathematical Modelling. 51:361-385.

Bridges, A., H.L. Bateman, A.K. Owens, C.A. Jones, W. Miller 2016. Microhabitat selection of juvenile Sonoran Desert tortoises (Gopherus morafkai) in central Arizona, USA. Chelonian Conservation and Biology. 15 (2):219-230.

Mosher, K.R. and H.L. Bateman 2016. The effects of riparian restoration following saltcedar (Tamarix spp.) biocontrol on habitat and herpetofauna along a desert stream. Restoration Ecology. 24:71-80.

Bateman, H.L., J.C. Stromberg, M.J. Banville, E. Makings, B.D. Scott, A. Suchy, D.M. Wolkis 2015. Novel Water Sources Restore Plant and Animal Communities along an Urban River. Ecohydrology. 8:792–811.

Rudd, B.T. and H.L. Bateman 2015. Reptile Use of Trails in the Phoenix Mountain Parks. Herpetological Review. 46(1):15-17.

Bateman, H.L., D.M. Merritt, E.P. Glenn, and P. L. Nagler 2014. Indirect effects of biocontrol of an invasive riparian plant (Tamarix) alters habitat and reduces herpetofauna abundance. Biological Invasions. 17:87-97.

Nagler, P.L., S. Pearlstein, E.P. Glenn, T.B. Brown, H.L. Bateman, D.W. Bean, and K.R. Hultine 2014. Rapid dispersal of saltcedar (Tamarix spp.) biocontrol beetles (Diorhabda carinulata) on a desert river detected by phenocams, MODIS imagery and ground observation. Remote Sensing of Environment. 140:206-219.

Research Activity

Courses

Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
ABS 355 Vertebrate Adaptations
ABS 473 Applied Ornithology
ABS 489 Undergraduate Research
ABS 499 Individualized Instruction
ABS 500 Research Methods
ABS 590 Reading and Conference
ABS 592 Research
ABS 593 Applied Project
ABS 598 Special Topics
ABS 599 Thesis
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
ABS 472 Applied Herpetology
ABS 555 Wildlife Dynamics
ABS 598 Special Topics
ABS 599 Thesis
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ABS 355 Vertebrate Adaptations
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ABS 355 Vertebrate Adaptations
ABS 472 Applied Herpetology
ABS 489 Undergraduate Research
ABS 555 Wildlife Dynamics
ABS 592 Research
ABS 593 Applied Project
ABS 595 Continuing Registration
ABS 598 Special Topics
ABS 599 Thesis
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
ABS 355 Vertebrate Adaptations
ABS 473 Applied Ornithology
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
ABS 355 Vertebrate Adaptations
ABS 472 Applied Herpetology
ABS 598 Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
ABS 472 Applied Herpetology
ABS 550 Wildlife Dynamics
ABS 598 Special Topics
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
ABS 355 Vertebrate Adaptations
ABS 494 Special Topics
ABS 598 Special Topics
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
ABS 355 Anatomy & Physiology Vertebrat
ABS 472 Applied Herpetology
ABS 598 Special Topics

Honors/Awards

Conservationist of the Year Award to the Cherry Creek Science team, Arizona/New Mexico Chapter of the American Fisheries Society (2016)

Wildlife Professional Service Award, Arizona Chapter of The Wildlife Society (2015)

Faculty Mentor Award, ASU College of Technology and Innovation (2012)

Editorships

Editorial Board of Restoration Ecology

Professional Associations

The Wildlife Society

Society for Restoration Ecology

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

Current MS Students

Sidney Riddle, BS from Auburn University

Cheyenne Herzog, ASU 4+1 BS/MS

Lab Alumni

Lauren Jackson, BS (July 2017) UG Thesis: Difference in ectoparasite loads in whiptail lizards with sexual modes and from native and non-native habitats 

Tiffany Sprague, MS (May 2017) Thesis: Microhabitat and movement assessment for northern Mexican gartersnakes (Thamnophis eques megalops) at Bubbling Ponds Hatchery

Riley Andrade, MS (May 2016) Thesis: Response of waterbird communities to habitat and landscape structure along an urban gradient in Phoenix, Arizona

Shaneen Beebe, MS (May 2016) Applied Project: Heavy metal trends in feathers of Burrowing Owls in New Mexico: spatial, temporal, and gender assessments

Linda Ramirez, MS (May 2015) Applied Project: Wildlife Inventory of Rancho Del Cielo, Vail, Arizona

Kent Mosher, MS (Dec 2014) Thesis: Herpetofauna community responses to saltcedar biological control and riparian restoration along a Mojave Desert stream

Aaron Switalski, MS (May 2013) Thesis: Effects of artificial water sources on small mammal communities

Andy Bridges, MS (Dec 2012) Thesis: Sonoran desert tortoise (Gopherus morafkai) growth and juvenile habitat selection at a long-term study site in central Arizona 

Melanie Banville, MS (May 2011) Thesis: Herpetofauna and riparian microhabitat of urban and wildland reaches along the Salt River, Arizona

Danny Nielsen, MS (May 2011) Thesis: Effects of saltcedar on population structure and habitat utilization of the Common Side-blotched Lizard