Heather Bateman

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Associate Professor, Faculty of Applied Mathematics, School of Letters and Science

School of Letters and Science
Arizona State University at the Polytechnic Campus
7231 E Sonoran Arroyo Mall, Santan Hall
Mesa, AZ 85212-0180
USA
480-727-1131
Email: heather.l.bateman@asu.edu
Web: http://hbateman.faculty.asu.edu/

Biography

Dr. 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 population and community responses to habitat alteration, with a particular interest in amphibians, reptiles, and birds. Her current research focuses on exploring the impacts of riparian restoration and saltcedar biocontrol on herpetofauna populations along the Virgin River in Nevada. Dr. Bateman also has a biodiversity research project focused on the urban Salt River in central Arizona. Dr. Bateman holds memberships with the Wildlife Society, Society for Ecological Restoration, Ecological Society of America, and Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles.

Expertise

conservation biology; ecology; ornithology; herpetology; riparian ecology; urban ecology

Education

    Ph.D., Biology, University of New Mexico, 2007

    M.S., Biology, Eastern Washington University, 2000

    B.S., Biology, Idaho State University, 1998

Journal Articles

In Press

Beebe, S. R., A. Switalski, H. L. Bateman and K. D. Hristovski. In Press. Burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) habitat associations in agricultural fields and along canal trails in Phoenix, Arizona. Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science

Nielsen, D. P. and H. L. Bateman. In Press. Population metrics and use of saltcedar (Tamarix) habitats by common side-blotched lizards (Uta stansburiana). Southwestern Naturalist

2013

Bateman, H. L., P. L. Nagler and E. P. Glenn. 2013. Plot- and landscape-level changes in climate and vegetation following defoliation of exotic saltcedar (Tamarix sp.) from the biocontrol agent Diorhabda carinulata along a stream in the Mojave Desert (USA). Journal of Arid Environments 89:16-20. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2012.09.011. (link)

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Book Chapters

In Press

Bateman, H. L., E. H. Paxton and W. Longland. In Press. Tamarix as wildlife habitat. In: Sher, A. and M. F. Quigley eds., Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West. Oxford University Press.

2010

Bateman, H. L. and E. H. Paxton. 2010. Saltcedar and Russian olive interactions with wildlife. Pp. 49-63 In: Shafroth, P. B., C. A. Brown and D. M. Merritt eds., Saltcedar and Russian Olive Control Demonstraction Act Science Assessment. U.S. Geological Survey. (link)

Posters

2014

Banville, M. J., H. L. Bateman, S. R. Earl and P. S. Warren. 2014. Long-term changes in urban riparian bird communities. Poster presented at the 16th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientists Meeting, Jnauary 17, 2014, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link)

Bateman, H. L., J. C. Stromberg and M. J. Banville. 2014. Living in the city: Bird, herpetofauna, and plant communities along the Salt River in Phoenix, AZ. Poster presented at the 16th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientists Meeting, January 17, 2014, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ.

Rudd, B. and H. L. Bateman. 2014. Trail disturbance on reptiles in the Phoenix mountain regional parks. Poster presented at the 16th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientists Meeting, January 17, 2014, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link)

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Presentations

2012

Bateman, H. L., P. L. Nagler and E. P. Glenn. 2012. Effects of saltcedar biocontrol along the Virgin River: Implications for herpetofauna abundance, microclimate, and landscape vegetation changes. Presentation at the 3-4 February 2012 45th Joint Annual AZ/NM Meeting of the Wildlife Society and AFS, Phoenix, AZ.

Beebe, S. R., H. L. Bateman and K. D. Hristovski. 2012. Burrowing owl habitat selection in urban southeast Phoenix. Presentation at the 3-4 April 2012 8th Annual Gatekeeper Regulatory Roundup and Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona.

Bridges, A. E. and H. L. Bateman. 2012. Bird strikes on windows—a preliminary study on the Arizona State University Polytechnic campus. Presentation at the 3-4 February 2012 45th Joint Annual AZ/NM Meeting of The Wildlife Society and AFS, Phoenix, Arizona.

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