Heather Bateman

Heather Bateman
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Associate Professor, Faculty of Applied Mathematics, School of Letters and Science
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

heather.l.bateman@asu.edu
480-727-1131
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School of Letters and Science
Arizona State University at the Polytechnic Campus
6073 S Backus Mall, Wanner Hall
Mesa, AZ 85212-0180

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.

PhD, Biology, University of New Mexico, 2007

MS, Biology, Eastern Washington University, 2000

BS, Biology, Idaho State University, 1998

Journal Articles

In Press

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

2015

Bateman, H. L., J. C. Stromberg, M. J. Banville, E. Makings, B. D. Scott, A. Suchy and D. Wolkis. 2015. Novel water sources restore plant and animal communities along an urban river. Ecohydrology 8(5):792-811. DOI: 10.1002/eco.1560. (link)

Rudd, B. T. and H. L. Bateman. 2015. Reptile use of trails in the Phoenix mountain parks. Herpetological Review 46(1):15-17.

2014

Beebe, S. R., A. Switalski, H. L. Bateman and K. D. Hristovski. 2014. Burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) habitat associations in agricultural fields and along canal trails in Phoenix, Arizona. Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science 45(2):52-58.

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)

2012

Banville, M. J. and H. L. Bateman. 2012. Urban and wildland herpetofauna communities and riparian microhabitats along the Salt River, Arizona. Urban Ecosystems 15:473-488. DOI: 10.1007/s11252-012-0228-5. (link)

Bateman, H. L. and A. Chung-MacCoubrey. 2012. Growth and activity of Sceloporus cowlesi (Southwestern Fence Lizard). Herpetological Review 42(1):39-41.

Bateman, H. L., D. M. Merritt and J. B. Johnson. 2012. Riparian forest restoration: Conflicting goals, trade-offs, and measures of success. Sustainability 4(9):2334-2347. DOI: 10.3390/su4092334. (link)

Bateman, H. L. and S. M. Ostoja. 2012. Invasive woody plants affect the composition of native lizard and small mammal communities in riparian woodlands. Animal Conservation 15(3):294-304. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-1795.2011.00517.x. (link)

Gezon, C. and H. L. Bateman. 2012. Sceloporus tristichus (Plateau Fence Lizard) and Sceloporus magister (Desert Spiny Lizard) predation. Herpetological Review 43(1):141.

Merritt, D. M. and H. L. Bateman. 2012. Linking stream flow and groundwater to avian habitat in a desert riparian system. Ecological Applications 22(7):1973-1988. DOI: 10.1890/12-0303.1. (link)

2011

Bateman, H. L. and A. Chung-MacCoubrey. 2011. Plestiodon obsoletus (Great Plains Skink) life history. Herpetological Review 42(2):276-277.

2010

Bateman, H. L., T. L. Dudley, D. W. Bean, S. M. Ostoja, K. K. Hultine and M. J. Kuehn. 2010. Perspective: A river system to watch: Documenting the effects of saltcedar (Tamarix spp.) biocontrol in the Virgin Valley. Ecological Restoration 28:405-410. DOI: 10.3368/er.28.4.405. (link)

Bateman, H. L. and D. R. Nielsen. 2010. Geographic distribution: Leptotyphlops humilis (Western Threadsnake). Herpetological Review 41(4):516-517.

Bateman, H. L., H. L. Snell, A. Chung-MacCoubrey and D. M. Finch. 2010. Growth, activity, and survivorship from three sympatric parthenogenic whiptails (Family Teiidae). Journal of Herpetology 44:301-307. DOI: 10.1670/08-252.1. (link)

2009

Bateman, H. L., A. Chung-MacCoubrey, H. L. Snell and D. M. Finch. 2009. Abundance and species richness of snakes along the Middle Rio Grande riparian forest in New Mexico. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 4:1-8. (link)

Chung-MacCoubrey, A., H. L. Bateman and D. M. Finch. 2009. Captures of Crawford's gray shrews (Notiosorex crawfordi) along the Rio Grande in central New Mexico. Western North American Naturalist 69:260-262. DOI: 10.3398/064.069.0217. (link)

2008

Bateman, H. L., A. Chung-MacCoubrey, D. M. Finch, H. L. Snell and D. L. Hawksworth. 2008. Impacts of non-native plant removal on vertebrates along the Middle Rio Grande (New Mexico). Ecological Restoration 26(3):193-195. DOI: 10.3368/er.26.3.193.

Bateman, H. L., A. Chung-MacCoubrey and H. L. Snell. 2008. Impact of non-native plant removal on lizards in riparian habitats in the southwestern United States. Restoration Ecology 16(1):180-190. DOI: 10.1111/j.1526-100X.2007.00361.x. (link)

Bateman, H. L., M. J. Harner and A. Chung-MacCoubrey. 2008. Abundance and reproduction of toads (Bufo) along a regulated river in the southwestern United States: Importance of flooding in riparian ecosystems. Journal of Arid Environments 72(9):1613-1619. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2008.03.009. (link)

2006

Bateman, H. L. and M. A. Oconnell. 2006. Effects of prescribed burns on wintering cavity-nesting birds. Northwest Science 80(4):283-291. (link)

2001

Bateman, H. L. 2001. Boreal owls, habitat preferences for artificial nest boxes. North American Bluebird Society 33(4):12-13.

Book Chapters

In Press

Bateman, H. L., E. H. Paxton and W. Longland. 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

2015

Banville, M. J., H. L. Bateman, S. R. Earl and P. S. Warren. 2015. Urbanization contributes to simplified riparian bird communities. Poster presented at the Seventeenth Annaul CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 16 January 2015, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link)

Burnette, R. K., H. L. Bateman and Y. Kang. 2015. Seasonality and land cover type drive aphid dynamics in an arid city. Poster presented at the Seventeenth Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 16 January 2015, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link)

Montgomery, B. J., L. L. Salaki and H. L. Bateman. 2015. Wildlife strikes at airports: What are the contributing factors?. Poster presented at the Seventeenth Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 16 January 2015, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link)

Stutz, J. C. and H. L. Bateman. 2015. Living in the city: Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in Phoenix and the surrounding desert.. Poster presented at the Seventeenth Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 16 January 2015, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link)

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)

2013

Stromberg, J. C., H. L. Bateman, J. Foutz-Sweat, D. Wolkis, B. Scott, A. Suchy, E. Makings and N. Wilson. 2013. Just add water: Benefits of passive restoration in an urban floodplain. Poster presented at the 11 January 2013, 15th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting 2013, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link)

2012

Bateman, H. L., A. E. Bridges, E. Makings, K. Scott, J. C. Stromberg, A. Suchy and D. Wolkis. 2012. Plant and animal diversity in accidentally and intentionally restored reaches along the urbanized Salt River in central Arizona. Poster presented at the 10-13 September 2012 Long-Term Ecological Research All Scientists Meeting, Estes Park, Colorado.

Bateman, H. L. and D. M. Merritt. 2012. The effects of saltcedar biocontrol on herpetofauna along the Virgin River in the Mohave Desert. Poster presented at the 13-18 October 2012 The Wildlife Society 19th Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon.

Bebee, S., H. L. Bateman and K. D. Hristovski. 2012. Burrowing owl habitat selection in urban southeast Phoenix, Arizona. Poster presented 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, Arizona. Poster presented at 13 January 2012 CAP LTER 14th Annual Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link)

Stromberg, J. C., H. L. Bateman, E. Makings, N. Franz, H. Rowe, S. Beute, A. Suchy, D. Wolkis, B. Scott and R. DePuydt. 2012. Inventory and monitoring of the Salt River in Phoenix. Poster presented at 13 January 2012 CAP LTER 14th Annual Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link)

Switakski, A. and H. L. Bateman. 2012. Impacts of artificial water sources on Arizona small mammal communities on the Barry M. Goldwater Range. Poster presented at the 13-18 October 2012 The Wildlife Society 19th Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon.

Switalski, A. and H. L. Bateman. 2012. Hide and seek: Do artificial refuges reduce predation related mortality in pitfall traps?. Poster presented at the 3-4 February 2012 45th Joint Annual AZ/NM Meeting of The Wildlife Society and AFS, Phoenix, AZ.

2011

Banville, M. J. and H. L. Bateman. 2011. Herpetofauna and microhabitat characteristics of urban and wildland reaches along the Salt River, Arizona. Poster presented at the 12-13 January 2011 CAP LTER 13th Annual Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University. (link)

Banville, M. J. and H. L. Bateman. 2011. Herptofauna and microhabitat characteristics of urban and wildland reaches along the Salt River, Arizona. Poster presented at the 44th Joint Annual AZ/NM Meeting of the Wildlife Soicety and AFS, 4-5 Febrary 2011, Pinetop, AZ.

Bateman, H. L., R. Whitehouse, T. Lindquist, N. Lowe, D. G. Casagrande, P. Heisel and J. Watts. 2011. Mobile mark-recapture data collection and query: We have an app for that. Poster presented at 9 November 2011 The Wildlife Society 18th Annual Conference, Waikoloa, Hawaii.

Lettsome, O. and H. L. Bateman. 2011. Avian communities from urban and non-urban riparian habitats. Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at the 12-13 January 2011 CAP LTER 13th Annual Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University. (link)

Nielsen, D. R. and H. L. Bateman. 2011. Effects of saltcedar on abundance and habitat utilization on the side-blotched lizard (Uta stansburiana). Poster presented at the 16-17 February 2011 The Landscape Ecology of Tamarisk 2011 Research Conference, Tucson, Arizona.

Nielsen, D. P. and H. L. Bateman. 2011. Impacts of saltcedar (Tamarix spp.) on the common side-blotched lizard (Uta stansburiana). Poster presented at the 4-5 February 2011 44th Joint Annual AZ/NM Meeting of the Wildlife Society and AFS, Pinetop, Arizona.

2010

Nielsen, D. P. and H. L. Bateman. 2010. Lizard occurrences in saltcedar vs. native riparian habitat along the Virgin River. Poster presented at the 4-6 February 2010 43rd Joint Annual AZ/NM Meeting of the Wildlife Society and AFS, Flagstaff, Arizona.

Ostoja, S. M., M. Allen, H. L. Bateman, D. W. Bean, M. Brooks, B. Conrad, T. L. Dudley, L. Jamison, M. J. Kuehn, P. Shafroth and M. Young. 2010. An integrative approach to evaluating the ecological responses of the Tamarix spp. Biological control Diarhabda elongata along the Virgin River. Poster presented at 12-13 January 2010 Tamarisk Symposium, Grand Junction, Colorado.

Vandehei, N. and H. L. Bateman. 2010. Novelty responses of three birds in a desert suburban habitat. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at the January 14, 2010 12th Annual Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability.

2008

Bateman, H. L., A. Chung-MacCoubrey and H. L. Snell. 2008. Impact of non-native plant and fuels removal on lizards in riparian habitats along the Middle Rio Grande. Poster presented at the 28-31 January 2008 The Association of Fire Ecology, Fire in the Southwest: Integrating Fire into Management of Changing Ecosystems, Tucson, Arizona.

2007

Bateman, H. L., M. J. Harner and A. Chung-MacCoubrey. 2007. Toads respond to spring flooding along the Middle Rio Grande, New Mexico. Presentation at the 6-8 February 2007 40th Joint Annual AZ/NM Meeting of The Wildlife Society and AFS, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

2006

Bateman, H. L., A. Chung-MacCoubrey and H. L. Snell. 2006. Lizard abundance in restored bosque: Evaluating impacts of non-native plant removal. Poster presented atht eh 21 April 2006 15th Annual Research Day, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerue, New Mexico.

2000

Bateman, H. L. and M. A. Oconnell. 2000. Habitat selection of wintering cavity-nesting birds: Effects of prescribed burns. Poster presented at June 2000 Society of Conservation Biology Annual Meeting, Missoula, Montana.

1999

Bateman, H. L. and M. A. Oconnell. 1999. Effects of prescribed burns on wintering cavity-nesting bird community structure in a ponderosa pine forest. Poster presented at 8-12 August 1999 The Ecological Society of America 84th Annual Meeting, Spokane, Washington.

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.

Bridges, A. E. and H. L. Bateman. 2012. Habitat selection by juvenile Sonoran Desert tortoises (Gopherus morafkai) in central Arizona. Presentation at the 15-19 August 2012 10th Annaul Symposium on Conservation and Biology of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles, Tucson, Arizona.

Stromberg, J. C., H. L. Bateman, A. E. Bridges, J. Foltz-Sweat, E. Makings, A. Suchy and D. Wolkis. 2012. Biotic diversity in restored and unrestored reaches of the urbanized Salt River. Presentation at the 18-21 September 2012 25th Annual Meeting of the Hydrological Society, Phoenix, Arizona.

2011

Banville, M. J. and H. L. Bateman. 2011. Herpetofauna and riparian microhabitat of urban and wildland reaches of the Salt River, Arizona. Presentation at the 24th Annual Meeting of the Arizona Riparian Council, 18-19 March 2011, Yuma, AZ.

Bateman, H. L. 2011. Herpetofauna in non-native Tamarix and mixed-native habitats along the Virgin River in Arizona and Nevada. Presentation at the 15-16 August 2011 Current Research on Herpetofauna of the Sonoran Desert, Tucson, Arizona.

Bateman, H. L. and S. M. Ostoja. 2011. Diversity and vegetation associations of small vertebrate and ground arthropod communities in exotic saltcedar. Presentation at the 4-5 February 2011 44th Joint Annual AZ/NM Meeting of The Wildlife Society and AFS, Pinetop, Arizona.

Bateman, H. L. and S. M. Ostoja. 2011. Reptiles and ground arthropods in Tamarix and mixed-native habitats along the Virgin River. Presentation at the 16-17 February 2011, The Landscape Ecology of Tamarisk 2011 Research Conference, Tucson, Arizona.

Ostoja, S. M., H. L. Bateman and P. Shafroth. 2011. Tamarisk research along the Virgin River: Evaluating the effects of the biocontrol beetle and preparing for restoration. Presentation at the 25-27 January 2011 Colorado River Terrestrial and Riparian 2011 Meeting, USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Laughlin, Nevada.

2010

Bateman, H. L. 2010. Evaulating the impacts of biocontrol on herpetofauna. Presentation at the 4-6 February 2010 43rd Joint Annual AZ/NM Meeting of The Wildlife Society and AFS, Flagstaff, Arizona.

Bateman, H. L. 2010. Saltcedar, beetles, and lizards: Evaluating the impacts of biocontrol on herpetofauna. Presentation at the 1-6 August 95th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Bateman, H. L. and S. M. Ostoja. 2010. Saltcedar, herpetofauna, and small mammals: Evaluating the impacts of non-native plant biocontrol. Presentation at the 2-6 October 2010 The Wildlife Society 17th Annual Conference, Snowbird, Utah.

Merritt, D. M. and H. L. Bateman. 2010. Environmental flows, riparian vegetation, and wildlife habitat. Presentation at the 7-9 December 2010 WWF Restoring Rivers in the Southwestern U.S. and Northern Mexico: A Bi-National Conference on Lessons from the Past for the Benefit of the Future, Tucson, Arizona.

2009

Bateman, H. L., A. Chung-MacCoubrey, D. M. Finch, H. L. Snell and D. L. Hawksworth. 2009. Effects of saltcedar removal on vertebrates along the Rio Grande. Poresentation at the 18-19 February 2009 Tamarisk and Russian Olive Research Conference, Reno, Nevada.

Bateman, H. L. and H. L. Snell. 2009. The mechanism of confusion: How varying goals may impact the relative merits of restoration ecology projects. Presentation at the 23-27 August 2009 19th Conference of the Society for Ecological Restoration International, Perth Australia.

2008

Bateman, H. L., A. Chung-MacCoubrey, H. L. Snell and D. M. Finch. 2008. Snake abundance and species richness in managed riparian forests along the Middle Rio Grande in New Mexico. Presentation at the 23-28 July 2008 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Montreal, Canada.

2007

Bateman, H. L., A. Chung-MacCoubrey and H. L. Snell. 2007. Effects of non-native plant removal on lizard abundance along the Middle Rio Grande in New Mexico. Presentation ath the 5-10 August 2007 Joint Meetings of the Ecological Society of America and Society of Ecological Restoration, San Jose, California.

2006

Bateman, H. L., A. Chung-MacCoubrey and H. L. Snell. 2006. Herpetofauna of the Middle Rio Grande bosque: Characterizing communities and species' habitat associations. Presentation at the 7-9 February 2006 39th Joint Annual AZ/NM Meeting of The Wildlife Society and AFS, Flagstaff, Arizona.

Bateman, H. L., D. M. Finch, A. Chung-MacCoubrey and D. L. Hawksworth. 2006. Effects on non-native plant removal and fuels reduction on vertebrates along the Middle Rio Grande, New Mexico. Presentation at the 3-4 October 2006 Tamarisk Research Conference: Current Status & Future, Fort Collins, Colorado.

2004

Chung-MacCoubrey, A. and H. L. Bateman. 2004. Herpetological communities of the Middle Rio Grande bosque: What do we know, what should be know, and why?. Presentation at the 20-24 September 2004 Monitoring Science and Technology Symposium, Denver, Colorado.

2000

Bateman, H. L. and M. A. Oconnell. 2000. Effects of prescribed burns on wintering cavity-nesting bird ecology. Presentation at the August 2000 The Ecological Society of America 85th Annual Meeting, Snowbird, Utah.

Bateman, H. L. and M. A. Oconnell. 2000. Habitat prefernces of wintering cavity-nesting birds. Presentation at the March 2000 Northwest Scientific Association Annual Meeting, Moscow, Idaho.

DeForest, C. and H. L. Bateman. 2000. Conservation biology and community based land trusts. Presentation at the June 2000 Society of Conservation Biology Annual Meeting, Missoula, Montana.

1999

Bateman, H. L. 1999. Boreal owl nesting habitat preferences in western Colorado. Presentation at the March 1999 Northwest Scientific Association Annual Meeting, Tacoma, Washington.