Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

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Personal Information

Name: Edward Joseph Heske
Rank:  Professional Scientist (Mammalian ecologist)
Address: Illinois Natural History Survey, 1816 South Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820
Born: Bridgeport, Connecticut USA, 27 May 1953

Education

Ph.D.

1985

Zoology

University of California, Berkeley

B.S.

1979

Zoology

Oregon State University

B.A.

1975

English

Amherst College

Primary Position

2007-

Section Leader, Wildlife and Plant Ecology, Illinois Natural History Survey

2003-06

Director, Center for Wildlife and Plant Ecology, INHS

2002-03

Associate Director, Center for Wildlife Ecology, INHS

2001-

Professional Scientist, Center for Wildlife Ecology, INHS

1996-01

Associate Professional Scientist, Center for Wildlife Ecology, INHS

1991-96

Assistant Professional Scientist, Center for Wildlife Ecology, INHS

Adjunct Positions

1991-

Adjunct Professor

Dept. of Animal Biology, University of Illinois

1994-

Adjunct Professor

Dept. of Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois

2000-

Adjunct Professor

Program in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology

Other Professional Experience

1987-91

University of New Mexico

Research Asst. Prof., Dept. of Biol.

1990-91

Museum of Southwestern Biology

Research Associate, Mammal Range

1987

University of Arizona

Visiting Scientist, EEB Dept.

1985-86

Univ. of Oslo, Norway

Visiting Researcher, Fulbright Fellow, Dept. of Biology

1979-85

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Staff Research Associate, Mammal Division

1979-85

Univ. of California, Berkeley

Graduate Student, Zoology Dept.

 

Current Research Interests

Population ecology, community ecology, and natural history of mammals; conservation biology; consequences of habitat fragmentation, habitat loss, and anthropogenic land conversion for mammalian ecology; habitat rehabilitation.

Honors and Awards

2009 Professional Award of Merit, Illinois Chapter of The Wildlife Society

UIUC List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students (1992, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009)

UIUC Beckman Research Award (1994)

Fulbright-Hays Fellowship (1985-86)

Norwegian Marshall Fund Scholarship (1985-86, second award Fall 1986)

 

Books

Wydeven, A. P., T. R. Van Deelen, and E. J. Heske, eds. 2009. Recovery of Gray Wolves in the Great Lakes Region of the United States: An Endangered Species Success Story.  Springer, New York.

Edited Proceedings

Heske, E. J., J. R. Herkert, K. D. Blodgett, and A. M. Lemke, eds. 2007. Spunky Bottoms: restoration of a big-river floodplain. Proceedings of the Spunky Bottoms Restoration Symposium, May 2003. Illinois Natural History Survey Special Publication 29. 44 pages.

Morton, S. R., and E. J. Heske, eds. 1994. Comparative ecology of desert-dwelling small mammals. Australian Journal of Zoology 42:405-555.

 

Professional Publications

75. Heske, E. J., K. C. Rowe, T. R. Van Deelen, J. M. Martin, R. D. Bluett, and G. F. Hubert, Jr. Composition, structure, and scale: landscape influences on the abundance of raccoons (Procyon lotor) in Illinois. American Midland Naturalist (pending revision)

74. Cottam, M. R., S. K. Robinson, E. J. Heske, J. D. Brawn, and K. C. Rowe. 2009. Use of landscape metrics to predict avian nest survival in a fragmented midwestern forest landscape. Biological Conservation, in press

73. Spyreas, G., B. W. Wilm, A. E. PLocher, D. M. Ketzner, J. W. Matthews, J. Ellis, and E. J.Heske. 2009.  Biological consequences of invasion by reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea). Biological Invasions doi 10.1007/s10530-009-9544-y

72. Wydeven, A. P., T. R. Van Deelen, and E. J. Heske. 2009. Wolf recovery in the Great Lakes Region: what have we learned and where do we go now? Pp. 331-338 in Recovery of Gray Wolves in the Great Lakes Region of the United States: An Endangered Species Success Story (A. P. Wydeven, T. R. Van Deelen, and E. J. Heske, eds.). Springer, New York.

71. Hamer, G. L., E. J. Heske, J. D. Brawn, and P. W. Brown. 2008. Migrant shorebird use of a wetland complex in the Illinois River valley. Transactions of the Illinois Academy of Science101:95-106.

70. O'Neal, B. J., E. J. Heske, and J. D. Stafford. 2008. Waterbird response to wetlands restored through the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program. Journal of Wildlife Management 72:654-664.

69. Favret, C., K. S. Cummings, R. J. McGinley, E. J. Heske, K. P. Johnson,C. A. Phillips, L. R. Phillippe, M. E. Retzer, C. A. Taylor, and M. J. Wetzel. 2007. Profiling natural history collections: a method for quantitative and comparative health assessment. Collection Forum 22:53-65.

68. Levengood, J. M., and E. J. Heske. 2007. Heavy metal exposure, reproductive activity, and demographic patterns in white-footed mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) inhabiting a contaminated wetland. Science of the Total Environment 389:320-328.

67. O'Neal, B., and E. J. Heske. 2007. Characterization of Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program wetlands in Illinois. Transactions of the Illinois Academy of Science. 100:157-167.

66. Rowe, K. C., E. J. Heske, and K. N. Paige. 2006. Comparative phylogeography of eastern chipmunks and white-footed mice in relation to the individualistic nature of species. Molecular Ecology 15:4003-4020.

65. Hamer, G. L., E. J. Heske, J. D. Brawn, and P. W. Brown. 2006. Migrant shorebird predation on benthic invertebrates along the Illinois River, Illinois. Wilson Bulletin of Ornithology 118:152-163.

64. Carfagno, G. L. F., E. J. Heske, and P. J. Weatherhead. 2006. Does mammalian prey abundance explain forest-edge use by snakes? EcoScience 13:293-297.

63. Bunde, J. M., E. J. Heske, N. E. Mateus-Pinilla, J. E. Hofmann, and R. J. Novak. 2006. A survey for West Nile Virus in bats from Illinois. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 42:455-458.

62. Haas, J. P., and E. J. Heske. 2005. Experimental study of the effects of mammalian acorn predators on red oak acorn survival and germination. Journal of Mammalogy 86:1015-1021.

61. Martin, J. M., and E. J. Heske. 2005. Juvenile dispersal of Franklin's ground squirrel (Spermophilus franklinii) from a prairie "island."American Midland Naturalist 153:444-449.

60. Rowe, K. C., E. J. Heske, P. W. Brown, and K. N. Paige. 2004. Surviving the ice: northern refugia and postglacial colonization. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science101:10355-10359.

59. Martin, J. M., and E. J. Heske. 2004. Cover and soil drainage influence burrow location of Franklin's ground squirrel (Spermophilus franklinii) in Champaign County, Illinois. Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science 97:227-233.

58. Martin, J. M., E. J. Heske, and J. E. Hofmann. 2003. Franklin's ground squirrel in Illinois: a declining prairie mammal? American Midland Naturalist 150:130-138.

57. French, S. S., K. C. Rowe, and E. J. Heske. 2003. Distribution of eastern chipmunks (Tamias striatus) in the Shawnee National Forest, southern Illinois: why are they missing from the eastern Shawnee? American Midland Naturalist 150:194-198.

56. Hoffman, C. L., and E. J. Heske. 2003. Relative abundance of mammalian nest predators at Jim Edgar/Panther Creek Wildlife Area, Cass County, Illinois. Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science 96:55-65.

55. Keller, W. L., and E. J. Heske. 2003. Fox snake (Elaphe constrictor). Reproduction.Herpetological Review 34:67.

54. Keller, W. L., and E. J. Heske. 2003. Blue racer (Coluber constrictor). Reproduction.Herpetological Review 33:312-313.

53. Van Deelen, T. R. J. D. Parrish, and E. J. Heske. 2002. A nine-banded armadillo (Dasypusnovemcinctus) from central Illinois. Southwestern Naturalist 47:489-491.

52. Heske, E. J. 2002. [Book review] Stinging trees and wait-a-whiles. Confessions of a rainforest biologist. Environmental Conservation 28:380.

51. Brawn, J. D., S. K. Robinson, J. R. Herkert, and E. J. Heske. 2002. Restoration of small reserves may be valuable for certain types of birds. Ecological Restoration 20:63-64.

50. J. E. Hofmann, E. J. Heske, and D. G. Wenny. 2001. Small mammal survey of upland sand habitats at the Savanna Army Depot, Carroll and Jo Daviess counties, Illinois. Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science 94:231-242.

49. Keller, W. L., and E. J. Heske. 2001. An observation of parasitism of black rat snake (Elaphe obsoleta) eggs by a beetle (Nicophorous pustulatus) in Illinois. Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science 94:167-169.

48. Heske, E. J., S. K. Robinson, and J. D Brawn. 2001.  Nest predation and neotropical migrant songbirds: piecing together the fragments. Wildlife Society Bulletin 29:52-61.

47. Rosenblatt, D. L., J. L. Newton, and E. J. Heske. 2001.  Effects of mowed trails on predation on artificial nests in grassland. The Prairie Naturalist 32:29-41.

46. Newton, J. L., and E. J. Heske. 2001. Predation on artificial nests in small grassland patches in east-central Illinois.  American Midland Naturalist 145:29-38.

45. Keller, W. L., and E. J. Heske. 2000.  Habitat use and hibernacula of three species of snakes at the Middle Fork Fish and Wildlife Area, Vermilion County, Illinois.  Journal of Herpetology 34:558-564. 

44. Nelson, S. L., M. A. Miller, E. J. Heske, and G. C. Fahey, Jr. 2000.  Nutritional quality of unripe fruits and green leaves consumed as famine foods by the Samoan flying fox.  Pacific Science 54:301-311.

43. Nelson, S. L., M. A. Miller, E. J. Heske, and G. C. Fahey, Jr. 2000.  Nutritional consequences of a change in diet from native to agricultural fruits for the Samoan fruit bat.Ecography 23:393-401.

42. Heske, E. J., S. K. Robinson, and J. D. Brawn. 1999.  Predator activity and predation on songbird nests on forest-field edges in east-central Illinois.  Landscape Ecology 14:345-354.

41. Heske, E. J. 1999. [Book review] Mammalogy: adaptation, diversity, and ecology. Journal of Mammalogy 80:699-701.

40. Rosenblatt, D. L., E. J.  Heske, S. Nelson, D. M. Barber, M. A. Miller, and B. McAllister. 1999. Forest fragments in east-central Illinois: islands or habitat patches for mammals?American Midland Naturalist 141:115-123.

39. Heske, E. J., and W. Z. Lidicker, Jr. 1999. California vole, Microtus californicus. Pp. 626-628 in (D.E. Wilson and S. Ruff, eds.) The Smithsonian Book of North American Mammals.  Smithsonian Institute Press.

38. Mosillo, M., E. J. Heske, and J. D. Thompson. 1999. Movements and survival of translocated raccoons in north-central Illinois. Journal of Wildlife Management 63:278-286.

37. Burbrink, F. T., C. A. Phillips, and E. J. Heske. 1998. Factors determining richness of reptile and amphibian species in a riparian wildlife dispersal corridor. Biological Conservation86:107-115.

36. Heske, E.J.  1997. [Book review] Time will tell: Long-term studies of vertebrate population dynamics. Ecology 78:2640

35. Heske, E. J., D. L. Rosenblatt, and D. W. Sugg. 1997. Rodent population dynamics in an oak woodland-grassland-chaparral habitat mosaic. Southwestern Naturalist 42:1-12.

34. Hayward, B., E. J. Heske, and C. W. Painter. 1997. Effects of livestock grazing on the small mammal community at a desert cienaga.  Journal of Wildlife Management 61:123-129

33. Rogovin, K. A., E. J. Heske, and G. I. Shenbrot. 1996. Patterns of spatial organization and behavior of Pygeretmus pumilio Kerr, 1792 (Dipodidae, Rodentia): radiotelemetry study in desert Dagestan, Russia. Journal of Arid Environments 33:355-366. 

32. Kelt, D. A., J. H. Brown, E. J. Heske, P. A. Marquet, S. R. Morton, J. R. W. Reid, K. A. Rogovin, and G. I. Shenbrot. 1996. Community structure of desert small mammals: comparisons across four continents.  Ecology 77:746-761.

31. Marini, M., S. K. Robinson, and E. J. Heske. 1995. Edge effects on nest predation in the Shawnee National Forest, southern Illinois. Biological Conservation. 74:203-213.

30. Heske, E. J., G. I. Shenbrot, and K. A. Rogovin. 1995. Spatial organization of Stylodipus telum (Dipodidae, Rodentia) in Dagestan, Russia. Journal of Mammalogy 76:800-808.

29. Heske, E. J. 1995. Mammal abundances on forest-farm edges versus forest interiors in southern Illinois: is there an edge effect?  Journal of Mammalogy 76:562-568.

28. Shenbrot, G. I., K. A. Rogovin, and E. J. Heske. 1994. Comparison of niche-packing and community organization in desert rodents in Asia and North America. Australian Journal of Zoology 42:479-499.

27. Heske, E. J., J. H. Brown, and S. Mistry. 1994. Long-term experimental study of a desert rodent community: 13 years of competition. Ecology 75:438-445.

26. Valone, T. J., J. H. Brown, and E. J. Heske. 1994. Interactions between rodents and ants in the Chihuahuan Desert: an update. Ecology 75:252-255.

25. Heske, E. J., J. H Brown, and Q. Guo. 1993. Effects of kangaroo rat exclusion on vegetation structure and plant species diversity in the Chihuahuan Desert. Oecologia (Berlin) 95:520-524.

24. Ostfeld, R. S., and E. J. Heske. 1993. Sexual dimorphism and mating systems in voles. Journal of Mammalogy 74:230-233.

23. Heske, E. J., R. A. Ims, and H. Steen. 1993. Four experiments on a Norwegian microtine rodent assemblage during a summer decline. Pp. 411-424 in (N.C. Stenseth and R.A. Ims, eds.) The Biology of Lemmings. Linnean Society Symposium Series No. 15, Academic Press, London. 683 pp.

22. Heske, E. J., and H. Steen. 1993. Interspecific interactions and microhabitat use in a Norwegian low alpine rodent assemblage. Pp. 397-410 in (N.C. Stenseth and R.A. Ims, eds.)The Biology of Lemmings. Linnean Society Symposium Series No. 15, Academic Press, London. 683 pp.

21. Heske, E. J., and P. M. Jensen. 1993. Social structure in the Norwegian lemming, Lemmuslemmus, during the breeding season. Pp. 387-396 in (N.C. Stenseth and R.A. Ims, eds.) The Biology of Lemmings. Linnean Society Symposium Series No. 15, Academic Press, London. 683 pp.

20. Heske, E. J. 1992. [Book review] Deserts: uniquely like everywhere else. Ecology 73:382-383.

19. Frank, D., and E. J. Heske. 1992. Seasonal changes in space use patterns of the southern grasshopper mouse, Onychomys torridusJournal of Mammalogy   73:292-298.

18. Heske, E. J., and M. Campbell. 1991. The effects of an 11-year livestock exclosure on rodent and ant numbers in the Chihuahuan Desert, southeastern Arizona. Southwestern Naturalist 36:89-93.

17. Brown, J. H., and E. J. Heske. 1990. Control of a desert-grassland transition by a keystone rodent guild. Science 250:1705-1707.

16. Heske, E. J. 1990. [Book review] Mammalian Reproductive Biology, by F. H. Bronson. Journal of Mammalogy 71:481.

15. Brown, J. H., and E. J. Heske. 1990. Temporal changes in a Chihuahuan Desert rodent community. Oikos 59:290-302.

14. Heske, E. J. 1990. Why do horse lubbers roost in the bushes? Southwestern Naturalist35:455-458.

13. Heske, E. J., and S. Bondrup-Nielsen. 1990. Why spacing behavior does not stabilize cyclic populations of microtine rodents. Oecologia (Berlin) 83:91-98.

12. Heske, E. J., and R. S. Ostfeld. 1990. Sexual dimorphism in size, relative size of testes, and mating systems in North American microtine rodents.  Journal of Mammalogy 71:510-519.

11. Heske, E. J., and H. Steen. 1990. Patterns of microhabitat use in a microtine rodent assemblage in the Rondane Mountains, Norway. Rapporter fra Hoyfjellsokologisk Forskningsstasjon, Finse, Norge. 1990(1):1-26.

10. Heske, E. J., R. S. Ostfeld, and W. Z. Lidicker, Jr. 1988. Does social behavior drive vole cycles? An evaluation of competing models as they pertain to California voles.  Canadian Journal of Zoology 66:1153-1159.

9.  Heske, E. J. 1987. Spatial structuring and dispersal in a high-density population of the California vole, Microtus californicus.  Holarctic Ecology 10:137-149.

8.  Heske, E. J. 1987. Pregnancy interruption by male pheromones in the California vole. Journal of Mammalogy  68:406-410.

7.  Heske, E. J. 1987. Responses of a population of California voles to odor-baited traps. Journal of Mammalogy 68:64-72.

6.  Heske, E. J., and J. M. Repp. 1986. Laboratory and field evidence for the avoidance ofMicrotus  californicus by Reithrodontomys megalotisCanadian Journal of Zoology 64:1530-1534.

5.  Ostfeld, R. S., W. Z. Lidicker, Jr., and E. J. Heske. 1985. The relationship between habitat heterogeneity, demography and space use in the California vole, Microtus  californicus.  Oikos45:433-442.

4.  Rogers, D. S., and E. J. Heske. 1984. Chromosomal evolution of the brown mice, genusScotinomys (Rodentia: Cricetidae). Genetica 63:221-228.

3.  Heske, E. J., and R. J. Nelson. 1984. Pregnancy interruption in Microtus ochrogaster: laboratory artifact or field phenomenon? Biology of Reproduction  31:97-103.

2.  Heske, E. J., R. S. Ostfeld, and W. Z. Lidicker, Jr. 1984. Competitive interactions betweenMicrotus californicus and Reithrodontomys megalotis during two peaks of Microtusabundance.  Journal of Mammalogy 65:271-280.

1.  Rogers, D. S., E. J. Heske, and D. A. Good. 1983. Karyotypes and a range extension ofReithrodontomys (Cricetidae: Subgenus Aporodon) from Mexico.  Southwestern Naturalist28:372-374.

Manuscripts submitted

Guan, D., J. A. Biser, J. M. Levengood, E. J. Heske, M. D. Piwoni, J. Talbott, R. A. A. Addis, and S. S. Loew. Composite fluctuating asymmetry as an indicator of heavy metal-induced stress in wild white-footed mice. (submitted to Functional Ecology)

Ahlers, A., R. Schooley, E. J. Heske, and M. Mitchell. Movements and survival of riparian muskrats (Ondatra zibethicus) in a region dominated by agriculture. (submitted to Canadian Journal of Zoology)

Beyeler, S. C., E. J. Heske, and J. Hoover. Seasonal variation in nest success of northern cardinals: a possible role for exotic shrubs. (submitted to Ecology)

Horn, J. A., N. Mateus-Pinilla, R. E. Warner, and E. J. Heske. Home range, habitat use, and activity patterns of free-roaming domestic cats. (submitted to Journal of Wildlife Management)

 

Manuscripts in progress

All of the below have completed data analyses and some have partial draft mss completed:

Nelson, T., and E. J. Heske. Spatial associations between raccoons and opossums in Illinois. (probably for Journal of Mammalogy)

Heske, E. J., K. C. Rowe, and S. K. Robinson. Landscape influences on the distribution of mammalian nest predators in southern Illinois. (probably for Landscape Ecology)

Heske, E. J., T. R. Van Deelen, B. Zercher, and D. Osterman. Comparison of methods to survey mammalian predators. (probably for Transactions of the Illinois Academy of Science)

Ward, M., E. J. Heske, and S. K. Robinson.  Nest predation and predator activity in grasslands in southern Illinois. (probably for Biological Conservation)

4 thesis chapters from PhD work of Suzanne Beyeler, conversion to submitted mss in progress

 

Research Support

2009 Heske, E. J., C. Whelan, D. Enstrom, J. Levengood, Y. Cao, B. Molano-Flores, A. Plocher, and J. K. Tucker. Monitoring effects of railroad traffic on wildlife and plants. Canadian National Railroad.  (09-13) $1,999,972

2009 Schooley, R. J., and E. J. Heske. Ecology of mink in central Illinois. Illinois Department of Natural Resources Furbearer Fund. (09-12) $144,000 (Note:  2003-2008 I served as PI on a state pass-through grant to the Section for Wildlife and Plant Ecology: annual contract with the Department of Transportation, Wetland Vegetative and Soils Program, totaling around $1.15 million per year, approximately $7 million total over 6 years)

2008            Schooley, R. J., E. J. Heske, and J. M. Duggan. Occupancy modeling, habitat assessment, and evaluation of survey techniques for Franklin’s ground squirrel in Illinois. Federal Aid to Wildlife Restoration Grant (08-09) $50,000

2008            Schooley, R. J., and E. J. Heske. Modeling occupancy of riparian mink (Mustela vison) in central Illinois. Illinois State Furbearer Fund (1/08-1/09) $10,000

2007    Schooley, R., J. Levengood, J. Diffendorfer, and E. J. Heske. Recruitment, mortality, and site occupancy of riparian muskrats: effects of flow regime and landscape context. Federal Aid to Wildlife Restoration Grant (07-08) $50,000

2005    Wilm, B., A. Plocher, and E. J. Heske. Ecological impact of invasive reed canary grass.  Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund. (7/05-12/06) $1,485

2004    Hamer, G. L., and E. J. Heske. Shorebird predation on invertebrates. Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund. (7/04-6/05) $1,000

2004    Paige, K. N., E. J. Heske, and K. C. Rowe. Demographic and biogeographic history of deciduous forest vertebrates of the central U. S. National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant for K. C. Rowe (6/04-5/05) $11,965

2003            Epifanio, J., E. J. Heske, L. Cordle, C. Phillips, D. Thomas, and J. Walk. Development of an Illinois wildlife habitat management plan. (2/03-9/06) 9 subprojects totaling $1,114,221 over 3 years

2002    E. J. Heske and J. M. Martin. Population ecology of Franklin’s ground squirrel in Illinois. Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund. (7/02-6/03) $550

2002    E. J. Heske and J. P. Haas. Effects of mammalian mast predators on acorn survival and germination. Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund. (7/02-12/03) $757

2001    E. J. Heske. Experimental study of the effects of mammalian hard mast predators on acorn survival and oak seedling establishment. UIUC Campus Research Board. (9/01-6/03) $10,225

2000    J. E. Hofmann and E. J. Heske. Status assessment of Franklin’s ground squirrel in Illinois. Illinois State Endangered Species Board.  (7/00-12/01) $4,510

1999    S. K. Robinson, T. R. Van Deelen, E. J. Heske, J. D. Brawn, and M. Joselyn. Are effects of forest fragmentation on avian nest predation mediated by landscape composition? National Science Foundation. (1999-2003) $360,000

1999    D. G. Wenny, J. E. Hofmann, and E. J. Heske.  Small mammal survey at Savanna Army Depot. Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund. (7/99-12/00) $3,927

1999    J. D. Brawn, P. Brown, E. J. Heske, and S. K. Robinson. Quail research at Site M. Federal Aid to Wildlife Restoration Grant. (1999-2002) $300,000

1998    E. J. Heske.  Habitat use by small mammals in an intensively-managed grassland preserve, final year. Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund.  (7/98-6/99) $1000

1998   E. J. Heske and W. L. Keller.  Habitat use and hibernacula of snakes at the Middlefork Conservation Area. Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund. (7/98-6/99) $1000

1998   J. Levengood and E. J. Heske. DePue Wildlife Management Area Biological Site Characterization: Segment II: Levels and effects of selected metals in small mammals. Waste Management and Research Center, Illinois Department of Natural Resources. (1998-2000) $72,000

1997            Robinson, S., J. B. Taft, T. R Van Deelen, E. J. Heske, R. E. Sparks, D. H. Wahl, J. D. Brawn, and C. A. Phillips. Biological inventory of the Kaskaskia River bottomlands. Division of Natural Heritage, Illinois Department of natural Resources. (7/97-6/98) $40,000

1997    E. J. Heske. Habitat use by small mammals in an intensively-managed grassland preserve, year 3. Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund. (7/97-6/98) $700

1996    E. J. Heske. Habitat use by small mammals in an intensively-managed grassland preserve. Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund. (7/96-6/97) $1000

1996    E. J. Heske. Effects of habitat fragmentation on the distribution of woodland mammals: a case study using fox and gray squirrels. UIUC Research Board. (PhD project of D. Rosenblatt)  $7,400

1995              Robinson, S. K., E. J. Heske, and J. D. Brawn. Factors affecting the nesting success of edge and shrubland birds. Federal Aid to Wildlife Restoration Grant.  (1995-1998) $400,104 (approx. $100K/yr) 1994    Heske, E. J. Mammalian ecology and conservation in highly disturbed landscapes. UIUC Research Board. (1994-1995) $5,000.

1994              Burbrink, F. T., and E. J. Heske. The effect of corridor width on species diversity and abundance of reptiles and amphibians. Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund. (7/94-6/95) $500

1994    Heske, E. J., and M. Miller. Habitat use by coyotes in agricultural regions of east-central Illinois. Illinois Department of Conservation Furbearer Fund. (7/94-6/95) $3,200

1994              Thompson, J. (with E.J. Heske as Co-PI). Movements and survivorship of raccoons translocated from the suburban environment (second year). IDOC Furbearer Fund. (7/94-6/95) $12,000 (with additional support of about $10,000 from Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation)

1993              Thompson, J. (with E.J. Heske as Co-PI). Movements and survivorship of raccoons translocated from the suburban environment. IDOC Furbearer Fund. (7/93-6/94) $16,000 (with additional support of about $10,000 from Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation)

1993              Warner, R. E., Brawn, J., and E. J. Heske. Land condition trend analysis: evaluation of wildlife monitoring methods. US Army Corps of Engineers Research Laboratory. (1993-1995) $89,000

1993    Heske, E. J. Comparative desert rodent community organization in North America and Asia. National Geographic Society. (3/93-9/93) $2,500

1993    Heske, E. J. Comparative desert rodent community organization in North America and Asia. The Eppley Foundation. (3/93-9/93) $9,200

1993    Heske, E. J. Support for visiting Russian scientist: Desert rodent research. American Philosophical Society. (3/93-6/93) $1000

1992    Heske, E. J. Mammalian species diversity in east-central Illinois forest islands.  UIUC Research Board. (1992-1993) $3,500

1992              Robinson, S. K., and E. J. Heske. Effects of edges on avian nesting success and mammal communities.  U. S. Forest Service. (7/92-6/93) $25,000

1991    Heske, E. J. Comparative community ecology of desert rodents in western North American and central Asia. US-USSR Interacademy Exchange Program, funded by the National Science Foundation through the National Research Council. (3/91-6/91)  $1,700 for travel, 2,400 rubles for expenses within the USSR

1990              Hayward, B. and E. J. Heske. Effects of livestock grazing on small mammals and plants in a desert wetland. New Mexico Game & Fish Dept. Share With Wildlife Program. (1990-1992) $2,500

1988    J. H. Brown (E. J. Heske assisted as Postdoctoral Research Associate, managing project). Long-term monitoring and manipulation of the desert granivore system. National Science Foundation. (1988-1992) $450,000 (approx. $90K/yr)

1991    REU supplement to above NSF grant; $4,200. (Brown and Heske, Co-PIs)

1990    REU supplement to above NSF grant; $3,750. (Brown and Heske, Co-PIs)

1989    REU supplement to above NSF grant; $3,500. (Brown and Heske, Co-PIs)

1988    REU supplement to above NSF grant; $3,250. (Brown and Heske, Co-PIs)

1986    Heske, E. J. Social organization and dispersal in the Norwegian lemming (second grant). National Geographic Society. (3/86-12/86) $4,000

1986    Heske, E. J. Behavioral ecology and dispersal of Norwegian lemmings. Nansen Foundation.  (3/86-12/86) 20,000 Norwegian kroner.

1985    Heske, E. J. Social organization and dispersal in the Norwegian lemming. National Geographic Society. (5/85-12/85) $6,250

(the following small grants funded my dissertation research) 1984    Heske, E. J. Responses of California voles to conspecific odors. Theodore Roosevelt Fund. $250

1984    Heske, E. J. Social organization in the California vole. American Society of Mammalogists Grant-in-Aid.            $360.

1984    Heske, E. J. Collections of small mammals from tropical rainforest in Costa Rica. Martens Fund, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. $450.

1984    Heske, E. J. Pregnancy interruption induced by pheromones in the California vole. University of California Dept. of Zoology Graduate Research Support. 2 awards: $1,000 for maintenance of lab colony, $300 for research.

1983    Heske, E. J. Dissertation research support, UCB Dept. of Zoology. $300.

1982    Heske, E. J. Dissertation research support, UCB Dept. of Zoology. $300.

1982    Heske, E. J. Social behavior of California voles. American Society of Mammalogists Grant-in-Aid. $300.

1982    Heske, E. J. Collection of small mammals from tropical rainforest in lowland Mexico. Martens Fund, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. $400.

1981    Heske, E. J. Dissertation research support, UCB Dept. of Zoology. $300.

1979    Heske, E. J. (Co-PI together with 8 other students and faculty advisor G. Polis). Ecological survey of the Alvord Desert sand dune system. National Science Foundation Student-Originated Studies Program. (5/79-9/79) $16,000

 

Invited Presentations

Seminars
2000 Iowa State University, Ames: Habitat fragmentation and Illinois mammals: living under the buckle on the corn belt.

1999 Eastern Illinois University: Habitat fragmentation and the mammals of Illinois: can local management address regional problems?

1997 Southern Illinois University (2 seminars): Generalist mammalian predators and nest predation in east-central Illinois: can management at a local scale solve our conservation problems? and Community dynamics in desert rodent assemblages: insights from long-term experiments and varying spatial scales.

1995 Indiana State University, Terre Haute: Spatial and temporal covariation among species of small mammals: what can it tell us about community structure?

1993 Purdue University: Direct and indirect interactions in a Chihuahuan Desert rodent community: 13 years of competition.

1992 Wabash College: Direct and indirect interactions in a desert rodent community: insights from a long-term experimental study.

1992 Northern Illinois University: Interspecific competition and community dynamics in a Chihuahuan Desert rodent assemblage. 

1991 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign: Interspecific competition and community dynamics in a Chihuahuan Desert rodent community. 

1991 Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Moscow: Long-term experimental study of a Chihuahuan Desert rodent community. 

1991 Illinois Natural History Survey: Long-term study of community dynamics, induced vegetation changes, and interspecific competition in a Chihuahuan Desert rodent community.

1990 University of Texas, El Paso: Temporal changes in a Chihuahuan Desert rodent community, and its implications for conservation.

1986 University of Oslo, Norway: Everything you ever wanted to know about lemmings.

1985 University of Oslo, Norway: Social organization and dispersal in the California vole.

 

Symposia and invited presentations at scientific meetings

2008    Heske, E. J., J. Duggan, and J. P. Merritt. Your Journal. American Society of Mammalogists. (Invited Plenary Session talk)

2004  Heske, E. J., and J. M. Martin. Burrow locations and juvenile dispersal by Franklin’s ground squirrel in Champaign County, Illinois. First International Franklin’s Ground Squirrel Symposium, Brookfield Zoo, Chicago, IL. (Invited symposium presentation)

1999 Heske, E. J., and D. L. Rosenblatt.  Habitat fragmentation and Illinois mammals: data versus dogma. 61st Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference (Invited symposium presentation)

1997 Heske, E. J., S. K. Robinson, J. D. Brawn, and W. D. Dijak.  Activity of generalist mammalian predators and patterns of nest predation on different kinds of edges. The Wildlife Society (Invited symposium presentation)

1997 Heske, E. J. Generalist predators and nest predation in a highly disturbed, fragmented landscape.  International Theriological Congress VII, Acupulco, Mexico. (Invited symposium presentation)

1995 Heske, E. J. Temporal and spatial covariation among species of small mammals: what can it tell us about community structure? American Society of Mammalogists. (Invited symposium presentation)

1994 Heske, E. J. Vole love: whither microtine socioecology? Midwest Animal Behavior Society. (Invited symposium presentation)

1993 Shenbrot, G. I., K. A. Rogovin, and E. J. Heske.  Comparison of niche-packing and community organization in desert rodents in Asia and North America. International Theriological Congress VI, Sydney, Australia. (Invited symposium presentation)

1989 Brown, J. H., and E. J. Heske.  Changing abundances and species composition in a desert community. International Theriological Congress V, Rome, Italy. (Invited symposium presentation)

 

Sessions or symposia organized or chaired

2009 (moderator) Contributed paper session on Conservation Biology, American Society of Mammalogists, Fairbanks, AK

2008 (organizer and moderator) Conservation in the 21st Century: the View from Illinois.  Day-long symposium in celebration of the 150th anniversary of INHS, Champaign, IL

2006 (moderator) Contributed paper session on Conservation Biology, American Society of Mammalogists, Amherst, MA

2005 (moderator) Contributed paper session on Conservation Biology, American Society of Mammalogists, Springfield, MO

2005 (moderator) Contributed paper session on Mammal Ecology, The Wildlife Society, Madison, WI

2004 (moderator) Contributed paper session on Conservation Biology, American Society of Mammalogists, Arcata, CA

2003 (organizer and moderator) The restoration of Spunky Bottoms: where are we, and where are we going? Day-long workshop and series of presentations at Dickson Mounds, Illinois, sponsored by INHS and The Nature Conservancy 

2003 (moderator) Contributed paper session on Conservation Biology, American Society of Mammalogists, Lubbock, TX

2002 (moderator) Contributed paper session on Conservation Biology, American Society of Mammalogists, St. Charles, LA

2001 (moderator) Contributed paper session on Conservation Biology, American Society of Mammalogists, Missoula. MT

2001 (moderator) Special session on Urban Sprawl, Illinois Renewable Natural Resources Conference, Peoria, IL

2000 (moderator) Contributed paper session on Conservation Biology, American Society of Mammalogists, Durham, NH

1999 (Co-organizer, host, moderator) Illinois Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Allerton Park, Monticello, IL

1999 (moderator) Contributed paper session on Conservation Biology, American Society of Mammalogists, Seattle, WA

1998 (moderator) Contributed paper session on Conservation Biology, American Society of Mammalogists, Blacksburg, WV

1997 (Program chair, moderator) Annual meeting of the Illinois Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Edwardsville, IL

1997 (moderator) Contributed paper session on Conservation Biology, American Society of Mammalogists, Stillwater, OK

1996 (moderator) Contributed paper session on Natural History, American Society of Mammalogists, Burlington, VT

1994 (Co-organizer, moderator) Symposium on "Effects of Habitat Fragmentation on Wildlife," 56th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Indianapolis, IN

1993 (Co-organizer, moderator) Symposium on "Comparative ecology of desert-dwelling small mammals," 6th International Theriological Congress, Sydney, Australia

1989 (Organizer, moderator) Annual meeting of the Southwest Association of Biologists, Abiqui, NM

 

Contributed Presentations at Professional Meetings

2009 Duggan, J., E. Heske, R. Schooley, A. Hurt, and A. Whitelaw. Comparing the use of detection dog handler teams to live-trapping in surveys for Franklin’s ground squirrels. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference

2009 Ahlers, A. A., R. L. Schooley, E. J. Heske, and M. A. Mitchell. Effects of flooding and riparian buffers on survival of muskrats across a flashiness gradient. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference

2009 Ahlers, A. A., R. L. Schooley, E. J. Heske, and M. A. Mitchell. Space use and linear home-range sizes of riparian muskrats in an agricultural landscape. American Society of Mammalogists

2009 Duggan, J. M., E. J. Heske, and R. L. Schooley. Developing a habitat model for Franklin’s ground squirrel using occupancy modeling. American Society of Mammalogists

\2009 Ahlers, A., E. J. Heske, and R. Schooley. Linear home ranges and space use of riparian muskrats. Illinois Chapter of The Wildlife Society

2008 Duggan, J., R. Schooley, and E. Heske.  Modeling occupancy of Franklin’s ground squirrel. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference

2008 Ahlers, A., M. Ulrich, R. Schooley, E. Heske, and J. Levengood. Movement patterns and home range sizes of riparian muskrats (Ondatra zibethicus) along a flashiness gradient.Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference

2008 Wydeven, A. P., T. R. Van Deelen, and E. J. Heske. [poster] Recovery of gray wolves in the Great Lakes region of the United States: an endangered species success story. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference

2008 Wydeven, A. P., T. R. Van Deelen, and E. J. Heske. [poster] Recovery of gray wolves in the Great Lakes region of the United States: an endangered species success story. American Society of Mammalogists

2008 Wilm, B. W., G. Spyreas, A. PLocher, D. Ketzner, J. Matthews, J. Ellis, and E. Heske. Impacts of invasive reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea) on native plants, arthropods, and small mammals in restored wetlands on the Rock River, Illinois. Annual Conference on Ecosystem Restoration and Creation, Plant City, FL 

2007 Ellis, J., G. Spyreas, B. Wilm, A. PLocher, D. Ketzner, J. Matthews, and E. Heske. Impacts of invasive reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea) on plants, arthropods, and small mammals. Natural Areas Conference 

2007 Duggan, J. M., E. J. Heske, and R. M. Schooley. [poster] Developing a habitat model for Franklin’s ground squirrel using occupancy modeling. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference

2007 Spyreas, G., B. Wilm, A. Plocher, D. Ketzner, J. Matthews, J. Ellis, and E. Heske. [poster] Invasive reed canary grass alters assemblages of native plants, arthropods, and small mammals. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference 

2007 Beyeler, S. C., and E. J. Heske. [poster] The influence of two species of exotic shrubs on nesting success of shrub-nesting birds. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference 

2007 Spyreas, G., B. Wilm, A. Plocher, D. Ketzner, J. Matthews, J. Ellis, and E. Heske. [poster] Impacts of invasive reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea) on native plants, arthropods, and small mammals. American Society of Mammalogists 

2006 Heske, E. J., and T. A. Nelson. Spatial relationships between raccoons and opossums in Illinois. American Society of Mammalogists 

2006 O’Neal, B. J., and E. J. Heske. Wetland habitat in the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program: monitoring and predicting use by migratory and resident waterbirds. Illinois Chapter of The Wildlife Society 

2005 Heske, E. J., G. Carfagno, and P. J. Weatherhead. Small mammals and use of forest edges by snakes in southern Illinois. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference

2005 Beyeler, S. C., and E. J. Heske. A multiscale study of nest success in Midwestern riparian forests. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference 

2005 O'Neal, B. J., and E. J. Heske. Monitoring and predicting waterbird use of CREP wetlands.  Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference 

2005 Carfagno, G., E. J. Heske, and P. J. Weatherhead. Use of forest edges by black rat snakes and blue racers in southern Illinois: thermal ecology or prey availability? The Wildlife Society

2005 Beyeler, S. C., and E. J. Heske. [poster] The influence of exotic plants on songbird nest success rates in central Illinois riparian forests. The Wildlife Society 

2005 O’Neal, B. J., E. J. Heske, P. W. Brown, and R. W. Warner. [poster] Wetland bird habitat contributions of the Illinois conservation reserve enhancement program. The Wildlife Society 

2005 Rowe, K. C., E. J. Heske, and K. N. Paige. Effects of urban development on gene flow in white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus). American Society of Mammalogists 

2005 Heske, E. J., G. Carfagno, and P. J. Weatherhead. Mice on the menu: prey availability and use of forest edges by snakes. American Society of Mammalogists 

2005 Nelson, T., and E. J. Heske. Raccoons versus opossums: what do spotlight surveys tell us about competition between mesopredators? Illinois Chapter of The Wildlife Society 

2004 Rowe, K. C., K. N. Paige, and E. J. Heske. Phylogeography of chipmunks and mice: recovering refugial isolates and quaternary habitat associations. International Congress of Zoology, Beijing, China

2004 Rowe, K. C., K. N. Paige, and E. J. Heske. A comparative phylogeographic approach to identifying evolutionarily significant communities. Society for the Study of Organic Evolution

2004 Rowe, K. C., K. N. Paige, and E. J. Heske. Post-glacial recolonization and contemporary genetic structure of two deciduous forest vertebrates. Ecological Society of America 

2004 Martin, J. M., and E. J. Heske. Juvenile dispersal of Franklin’s ground squirrels.  Illinois Chapter of The Wildlife Society

2003 Martin, J. M., and E. J. Heske. Habitat use and juvenile dispersal of Franklin's ground squirrel (Spermophilus franklinii) in Champaign County, Illinois. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference

2003 Haas, J. P., and E. J. Heske. Mammalian acorn predators, acorn survival, germination, and oak seedling recruitment. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference 

2003 Haas, J. P., and E. J. Heske. Effects of mammalian mast consumers on acorn survival and germination. American Society of Mammalogists 

2003 Wise, J. M., N. E. Mateus-Pinilla, R. Novak, J. E. Hofmann, and E. J. Heske. Are life history characteristics associated with prevalence of West Nile Virus in bats? American Society of Mammalogists [poster]

2003 Heske, E. J., and J. P. Haas. Effects of mammalian mast consumers on acorn survival and germination. Illinois Chapter of The Wildlife Society 

2002 Rowe, K. C., K. N. Paige, and E. J. Heske. Phylogenetic support for the importance of rivers as dispersal corridors in eastern chipmunks. American Society of Mammalogists 

2002 Rowe, K. C., K. N. Paige, and E. J. Heske. Phylogenetic support for the importance of rivers as dispersal corridors in eastern chipmunks. Society for the Study of Evolution 

2002 Heske, E. J., T. R. Van Deelen, C. L. Hoffman, K. C. Rowe, J. M. Martin, G. Hubert, and R. Bluett. Composition or configuration: landscape effects on the distribution of raccoons and opossums in Illinois. American Society of Mammalogists 

2002 French, S. S., K. C. Rowe, and E. J. Heske. Why are chipmunks missing from the eastern Shawnee National Forest? American Society of Mammalogists [poster]

2002 Heske, E. J., T. R. Van Deelen, K. C. Rowe, C. L. Hoffman, J. M. Martin, R. Bluett, and G. Hubert. Modeling spatial variation in abundance of raccoons, opossums, and house cats from 20 years of spotlight surveys. Illinois Chapter of The Wildlife Society  

2001 Heske, E. J., T. R. Van Deelen, J. Martin, C. Hoffman, K. Rowe, R. Bluett, and G. Hubert. twenty years of spotlight surveys in Illinois: variation in abundance of raccoons, opossums, and cats.  Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference 

2001 Heske, E. J., T. R. Van Deelen, C. Hoffman, J. Martin, R. Bluett, and G. Hubert. Twenty years of spotlight surveys: variation in abundance of four species of mammalian predators in Illinois.  American Society of Mammalogists 

2001 Biser, J. A., Vogel, L. A., Levengood, J. M., Heske, E. J., and Loew, S. S. The effects of environmental pollutants on immunocompetence and fluctuating asymmetry in the white-footed mouse, Peromyscus leucopusSociety for Conservation Biology 

2001 Brawn, J. D., Robinson, S. K.., Herkert, J., and E. J. Heske. Are savanna and shrubland birds area sensitive? American Ornithological Union 

2001 Heske, E. J., T. R. Van Deelen, C. Hoffman, J. Martin, K. Rowe, R. Bluett, and G. Hubert. Spatial and temporal variation in abundance of three species of mammalian predators in Illinois, USA. 8th InternationalTheriological Congress, South Africa (Poster)

2001 Hofmann, J. E., E. J. Heske, and D.G. Wenny. Small mammal survey of upland sand habitats at the Savanna Army Depot, Carroll and Jo Daviess counties, Illinois.  Annual Meeting of the Illinois State Academy of Sciences 

2001 Heske, E. J. Small mammals at Prairie Ridge State Natural Area. Illinois Renewable Natural Resources Conference (Poster)

1999 Heske, E. J. How to photograph a raccoon: adventures with Trailmasters. American Society of Mammalogists.

1999 Heske, E.J. What’s the best way to index predator activity? Illinois Chapter of The Wildlife Society. 

1998 Heske, E.J, D. L. Rosenblatt, and J.L. Newton. Use of forest-field edges by raccoons and opossums: does it matter to the birds? American Society of Mammalogists.

1998 Rosenblatt, D. L., and E. J. Heske. Use of habitat edges by raccoons and opossums. Illinois Chapter of The Wildlife Society. 

1998 Newton, J. L., E. J. Heske, and T. R. Van Deelen. Experimental studies of nest predation: edge and area effects. Illinois Chapter of The Wildlife Society. 

1997 Heske, E. J., S. K. Robinson, and J. D. Brawn. Activity of generalist mammalian predators and songbird nest predation on edges. American Society of Mammalogists.

1996 Heske, E. J., P. C. Mankin, and R. E. Warner. Illinois mammals and habitat fragmentation.American Society of Mammalogists.

1996 Mankin, P. C., R. E. Warner, and E. J. Heske. A long-term perspective on mammals of the Prairie State. Illinois Chapter of the Wildlife Society.

1996 Heske, E. J. Fragmented forests and midwestern wildlife. Illinois Chapter of the Wildlife Society.

1995 Thompson, J. D., M. Mosillo, and E. J. Heske. Movements and survival of raccoons translocated from suburban environments. 57th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference. 

1995 Rosenblatt, D. L., E. J. Heske, M. A. Miller, S. Nelson, D. M. Barber, and B. McAllister. Forest fragments in east-central Illinois: islands or habitat patches for mammals? American Society of Mammalogists.

1995 Mosillo, M., E. J. Heske, J. D. Thompson, and F. T. Burbrink. Survival and movements of translocated raccoons in Kane Co., Illinois. Illinois Renewable Natural Resources Conference 

1995 Burbrink, F. T., C. A. Phillips, and E. J. Heske. Reptile and amphibian diversity along a potential riparian wildlife corridor in southern Illinois. Illinois Renewable Natural Resources Conference 

1994 Heske, E. J., D. L. Rosenblatt, and D. W. Sugg. Rodent population dynamics in a habitat mosaic. American Society of Mammalogists. 

1994 Kelt, D. A., J. H. Brown, E. J. Heske, P. Marquet, S. R. Morton, J. W. R. Reid, K. A. Rogovin, and G. I. Shenbrot. Community structure of desert small mammals: comparisons across four continents. (Poster) American Society of Mammalogists 

1994 Heske, E. J., D. L. Rosenblatt, and D. W. Sugg. Rodent population dynamics in an open oak woodland-grassland-chaparral habitat mosaic in central California. First North American Savannas and Barrens Conference 

1994 Heske, E. J. Fragmentation and edge effects on mammals in Illinois: landscape-level perspectives and research needs. 56th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference. 

1993 Heske, E. J. Is there an edge effect for mammals in the Shawnee National Forest, southwestern Illinois?  American Society of Mammalogists. 

1993 Heske, E. J. Using the Illinois landscape to study fragmentation effects on wildlife.  Workshop sponsored by Illinois Dept. of Conservation.

1993 Heske, E. J. Introduction: Comparative ecology of desert small mammals. International Theriological Congress VI, Sydney, Australia.

1992 Heske, E. J.,  J. H. Brown, and S. Mistry. Direct and indirect interactions in a Chihuahuan Desert rodent community. American Society of Mammalogists. 

1991 Brown, J. H., M. Taper, and E. J. Heske. Constant competition in a variable environment: long-term experiments with desert rodents. American Society of Mammalogists. 

1991 Brown, J. H., M. Taper, and E. J. Heske. Constant competition in a variable environment: experiments with desert rodents. Society for the Study of Evolution. 

1991 Heske, E. J., J. H. Brown, and S. Mistry. Thirteen years of desert rodent competition.Southwest Association of Biologists. 

1990 Heske, E. J., and D. H. Frank. Sexual and seasonal differences in the home range of the southern grasshopper mouse, Onychomys torridusSouthwestern Association of Naturalists. 

1990 Frank, D. H., and E. J. Heske. Seasonal changes in the space use patterns of the southern grasshopper mouse, Onychomys torridusAmerican Society of Mammalogists. 

1990 Heske, E. J., and D. H. Frank. sex, mice, and radiotransmitters. Southwest Association of Biologists. 

1990 Brown, J. H., and E. J. Heske.  Rodents are a keystone guild: desert becomes grassland when kangaroo rats are removed. Southwest Association of Biologists 

1989 Brown, J. H., and E. J. Heske. Time series analysis of desert rodent population dynamics. American Society of Mammalogists. 

1989 Heske, E. J., and S. Bondrup-Nielsen. Why spacing behavior does not stabilize density in cyclic populations of microtine rodents. International Theriological Congress V, Rome, Italy. (Poster)

1988 Heske, E. J., and R. S. Ostfeld. Sexual size dimorphism, relative testes size, and mating systems in North American microtine rodents.  Ecological Society of America. 

1988 Heske, E. J., and R. S. Ostfeld. Morphological consequences of mating system variation in North American voles. Southwest Association of Biologists. 

1987 Heske, E. J., R. A. Ims, and H. Steen. Chaos and pattern in a Norwegian microtine rodent assemblage: four experiments during a cyclic decline. American Society of Mammalogists. 

1987 Heske, E. J. Experiments during a cyclic decline in a Norwegian microtine rodent assemblage. Southwest Association of Biologists. 

1986 Heske, E. J., and P. M. Jensen. Social organization in wild populations of the Norwegian lemming during the breeding season. Symposium on the Biology of Lemmings, Konnevesi, Finland.

1986 Heske, E. J., and H. Steen. The influence of interspecific interactions on habitat use in a Norwegian rodent assemblage.  Symposium on the Biology of Lemmings, Konnevesi, Finland.

1985 Lidicker, W. Z., Jr., R. S. Ostfeld, and E. J. Heske. The social system of Microtuscalifornicus.  International Theriological Congress IV, Edmonton, Canada.

1984 Lidicker, W. Z., Jr., R. S. Ostfeld, and E. J. Heske. Spatial dynamics of a population of California voles.  American Society of Mammalogists. 

1984 Heske, E. J., and R. J. Nelson. Pregnancy interruption in Microtus ochrogaster: Laboratory artifact or field phenomenon? American Society of Mammalogists. 

1983 Heske, E. J., R. S. Ostfeld, and W. Z. Lidicker, Jr. Competitive interactions betweenMicrotus  californicus and Reithrodontomys megalotis during two peaks of Microtusabundance. American Society of Mammalogists. 

1982 Heske, E. J., and R. M. Warner. Impact of a natural disaster on the populations of small mammals inhabiting a coastal California marsh, with observations on recolonization. American Society of Mammalogists. 

1982 Heske, E. J. Effects of a winter flood on the small mammals of a coastal California marsh.  Western Society of Naturalists.

Dissertation, Technical Reports (major only), Popular Articles
2009 Whelan, C., and E. J. Heske. Big railroad blues. INHS Reports (for winter 2009)

2009 Duggan, J., E. J. Heske, and R. Schooley. Finding Franklin's. Outdoor Illinois June 2009

2008 Heske, E. J. First Responder. Pp. 2-4 in Jeffords, M. R., S. L. Post, and C Warwick, (eds.) 2008. In the Field: stories, tales, and anecdotes from 150 years of field biology.  Illinois Natural History Survey, book celebrating the 150th anniversary of INHS

2008 O'Neal, B. J., E. J. Heske, and J. D. Stafford. Evaluating waterbird use of wetlands restored through the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program. INHS Reports No.394 

2007 Heske, E. J., J. M. Martin, and T. Hobson. Small mammals: you built it, they came. Pp.34-36 in Heske, E. J., J. R. Herkert, K. D. Blodgett, and A. M. Lemke (eds.). 2007. Spunky Bottoms: restoration of a big-river floodplain. Proceedings of the Spunky Bottoms Restoration Symposium, May 2003. Illinois Natural History Survey Special Publication 29.

2007. Heske, E. J., and J. R. Herkert. Summary: adaptive restoration. Pp. 43-44 in Heske, E. J., J. R. Herkert, K. D. Blodgett, and A. M. Lemke (eds.). 2007. Spunky Bottoms: restoration of a big-river floodplain. Proceedings of the Spunky Bottoms Restoration Symposium, May 2003.Illinois Natural History Survey Special Publication 29.

2003 Heske, E. J., and J. P. Haas. From tiny acorns... INHS Reports No. 378 

2003 Levengood, J. M., E. J. Heske, and K. D. Caldwell. Concentrations of selected elements, physical condition, reproductive activity, and demographic patterns in small mammals inhabiting DePue Wildlife Management Area. Illinois Waste Management and Research Center Report Series, RR-101, 36 pp.

2000 Heske, E. J., and W. L. Keller. Snakes in the grass, snakes in the trees.  INHS Reports No. 361

1999 Heske, E. J., and J. E. Hofmann. Mammal collection. INHS Reports No. 356 

1999 Robinson, S. K., E. J. Heske, and J. D. Brawn. Factors affecting the nesting success of edge and shrubland birds. Final Report, Federal Aid project No. W-125-R. 255 pp.

1998 Heske, E.J., D. L. Rosenblatt, and J.L. Newton. Don’t blame it all on the raccoons. INHS Reports No. 351

1997 Rosenblatt, D. L., and E. J. Heske. What color are your squirrels? INHS Reports No. 345 

1995 Heske, E. J., and M. A. Miller. Coyotes in cornfields. INHS Reports No. 334

1995 Warner, R. E., J. D. Brawn, and E. J. Heske. Land Condition Trend Analysis (LCTA): Evaluation of wildlife monitoring methods. Final Report, USACERL Contract DACA 88-91-D-0005-14. 150 pp.

1994 Heske, E. J. Radiotracking relocated raccoons. INHS Reports No. 328 

1993 Heske, E. J. Living on the edge. INHS Reports No. 320 

1991 Knapp, C. M., E. J. Heske, V. Marble, H. Weeks, and W. Eichler. Design of terrecosm enclosures for use in ecorisk assessment evaluations. Prepared for U.S. EPA, Environmental Research Laboratory, Corvallis, OR. 28 pp.

1989 White, C. S., Y. D. Marinakis, E. J. Heske, and S. A. Sommer. Estimation of wet and dry sulfate and hydrogen ion deposition in the Chiricahua Wilderness and assessment of likely impacts on wilderness resources. Environmental Impact Statement prepared for US Forest Service. 85 pp.

1986 Heske, E. J. Effects of a winter flood on the small mammals of a coastal California marsh.in Macdonald, K.B. (ed.) Pacific Coast Wetlands Functions and Values: Some Regional Comparisons. Symposium Proceedings, Western Society of Naturalists, 63rd Annual Meeting, Long Beach, 1982. K.B. Macdonald & Assoc., Inc., San Diego, CA. 96 pp.

1985 Heske, E.J. Social organization in the California vole, Microtus californicus. PhD Dissertation, Univ. of California, Berkeley, 187 pp.
(note: this list does not contain numerous shorter (<25 pp.) final reports on grants and contracts, short reports on mammal surveys in Illinois, or area assessment reports for the Illinois Critical Trends Assessment Project [about 25 at ca. 10-15 pp. each])

 

Miscellaneous Informal Seminars

2002 UIUC Restoration Roundtable: Habitat fragmentation and Illinois mammals: is restoration a reality?

2001 Graduate Students in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (GEEB) Workshop: How to prepare a job application for an academic position.

1997  Ecolunch (U of I): Generalist mammalian predators and nest predation: can management at a local scale solve our conservation problems?

1996  INHS “Brown bag seminar”: Adios to the desert: a desert rat looks back on changing perceptions of small mammal communities

1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003 Guest lectures, Fish and Wildlife Ecology (UIUC): Conservation issues and mammals

 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Guest lectures, Wildlife Management (UIUC): Mammal ecology in fragmented Midwestern landscapes

1995  Ecolunch (U of I): So, just what is a small mammal community anyway?

1994  Ecolunch (U of I): Wild mice! The ups and downs of rodents in a California chaparral-oak woodland-grassland mosaic.

1993  Ecolunch (U of I): Desert rodent community ecology in North America and Asia.

1991  Ecolunch (University of Illinois): Spacing patterns in small mammals: sex, mice, and radiotransmitters.
1-3 per year, 1979-91, before arrival at INHS

Professional Organizations

American Society of Mammalogists (Life member)
Ecological Society of America
Society for Conservation Biology
The Wildlife Society
Southwestern Association of Naturalists
Illinois State Academy of Science

Professional Service

Advisory panels, boards, and other service to the scientific community
2001-03 Emiquon Science Advisory Council, The Nature Conservancy
2002            National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant Panel
1997-00 National Science Foundation Ecology Panel (5 panel meetings)
1997-            Mammal Technical Advisory Committee, Illinois State Threatened and Endangered Species Advisory Board


Editorships, service on editorial boards, or other society service
2006-09 Editor, Journal of Mammalogy (Officer, American Society of Mammalogists)
2003-06 Editor for Special Features, Journal of Mammalogy 
1995-98 Associate Editor, Journal of Mammalogy 
1998-01, 2002-05, 2005-06     Board of Directors, American Society of Mammalogists
2000-04     Chair, Grants-in-Aid Committee, American Society of Mammalogists
1999-02     Editorial Board (associate editor, Ecology), Ecological Society of America
1998-03    Coordination Committee, American Society of Mammalogists
1995-98, 2003-09  Publications Committee, American Society of Mammalogists
1993-97, Chair 1998 – 00, 2001-03, 2008-  Resolutions Committee, American Society of Mammalogists  
1990-98 Honoraria Committee, American Society of Mammalogists


 Other Committee Service
 INHS:
2008- Chair, Professional Advancement Committee
2008- University Relations Committee
2007    ad hoc committee on retirement of the INHS Chief 
2005-08  INHS 150th Anniversary Committee
2003-04  Chair, Research Advisory Committee, INHS
2000-06 Chair 2007 Promotion Advisory Committee, INHS 
2003    INHS Re-organization Committee
2002-  Senior Management Team, INHS
2000            Biodiversity Blitz planning committee, INHS
1997-2008 Acting Curator of Mammals, Museum of Natural History (with Joyce Hofmann)
1995-2003     New Building Committee, INHS
1994-2003     Collections Resources Committee, INHS
1991-2003     Seminar Committee, INHS

University of Illinois:
2002-06  Graduate Programs Committee, Animal Biology Dept. 
2000-02   Natural Resource Ecology and Conservation Biology  (NRECB) Executive Committee (NRES Dept.)
1997-     UIUC Natural Areas Committee
1995-96 Seminar series organizer (EEE Dept.)

 Job Search Committees:
2007 Human Dimensions Specialist (Chair), INHS
2006 Director, Division of Ecology and Conservation Sciences (Chair), INHS 
2006 Mammalogist, (IDOT position) Center for Wildlife and Plant Ecology, INHS
2006 Human Dimensions Expert, Center for Wildlife and Plant Ecology, INHS
2004 Wildlife Biologist, UIUC Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
2003 Project Coordinator (Chair), Illinois Wildlife Conservation Plan, INHS and IDNR 
2003 Landscape Ecologist (Chair), Center for Wildlife and Plant Ecology, INHS 
2003 Waterfowl Ecologist/Field Station Director, Center for Wildlife and Plant Ecology 
2002 Avian Field Team Leader (WNV Research Team), Center for Econ. Ent., INHS
2001 Wildlife Ecologist (Chair), Center for Wildlife Ecology, INHS 
1999 Wildlife Conflicts Ecologist, Center for Wildlife Ecology, INHS
1999 Avian Ecologist (Chair), Center for Wildlife Ecologist, INHS 
1998 Wildlife Ecologist (Chair), Center for Wildlife Ecology, INHS 
1995 Forest Ecologist, Center for Wildlife Ecology, INHS
1993 Herpetologist, Center for Biodiversity, INHS


Reviewer of manuscripts or grant proposals for (plus, I’ve declined a lot in the past few years):

Note: Since becoming editor of the Journal of Mammalogy in June 2006, I have declined all requests for reviews and will continue to do so until no longer editor
Journal of Mammalogy: 42 + 147; 1986, 1987, 1988-2, 1989-2, 1990, 1992-2, 1993-4, 1994-4, 1995, 1997, 1998 (plus 147 as assoc. editor 1996-98), 1999-2, 2000-4, 2001-2, 2002-1, 2003-4, 2004-3, 2005-1, 2006-5 (for special features)
Mammalian Species: 1; 2009
Oikos and Ecography: 12; 1985, 1986, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002-2, 2003, 2005, 2010
Acta Zoologica Fennica: 1; 1989
Book chapters (various publishers): 8; 1986-2, 1992, 1995-3, 2000, 2001
Ecology: 17 + 53; 1992, 1993-2, 1994-3, 1995-2, 1996-4, 1997-2, 1998 (plus 53 as assoc. editor, 1999-02), 2006, 2009
J. Wildlife Management: 13; 1992, 1993-2, 1995, 1996, 1998-2, 2000-1, 2001-2, 2002-2, 2005
Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol.: 6; 1992-2, 1998-2, 2004-1, 2005-1
J. Theoretical Biol.: 1; 1992
American Naturalist: 1; 1992
Occ. Publ. Mus. Southwest. Biol.: 1; 1993
Polish Ecological Studies: 1; 1993
American Midland Naturalist: 13; 1994, 1998-2, 1999-3, 2000-2, 2001-2, 2002, 2003, 2005
J. Range Management: 2; 1994, 1995
Conservation Biology: 6; 1995, 1997-2, 1999, 2002, 2006, 2009
Wildlife Review: 3; 1996-2, 1998
Southwestern Naturalist: 7; 1997, 1998-2, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004
Great Basin Naturalist: 1; 1998
Oecologia: 4; 1998, 1999, 2004-2
J. Field Ornithology: 1; 1999
Biological Conservation: 2; 1999, 2001
Condor: 1; 2000
Natural Areas Journal: 1; 2000
Prairie Naturalist: 2; 2000, 2004
Canadian Journal of Zoology: 1; 2001
The Auk: 1; 2002
Behavioral Ecology: 1; 2003
Evolutionary Ecology: 1; 2002
Acta Theriologica: 1; 2002
J. of Zoology: 1; 2003
African Zoology: 1; 2003
TWS Bulletin: 1; 2004
Southeastern Naturalist: 1; 2005
EcoScience: 1; 2006
INHS Bulletins: 1; 2006


Grant proposals:
National Geographic Society: 8; 1988, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001
National Science Foundation: 51 + 113 (as panelist); 1989, 1990-2, 1991-2, 1992, 1993-2, 1994, 1995, 1996-3, 1997-2, 1998 (plus 95 as Ecology panel member, 1997-2000), 2000-2, 2001-5, 2002-5 (plus 18 as Dissertation Improvement Grant panelist), 2003-3, 2004-7, 2005-4, 2006-3, 2007-3, 2008-2, 2009
Tennessee Council of Science and Engineering: 1; 1991
US Dept. Agriculture: 5; 1994-2, 1995-2, 1996
Univ. of Illinois Research Board: 13; 1994, 1995, 1996-2, 1997, 1998-2, 1999, 2000, 2001-2, 2002-2
Wildlife Conservation Society: 1; 1995
Nat. Sci. and Engineer. Res. Council of Canada: 1; 2003


Teaching:
Vertebrate Natural History (IB 352), University of Illinois (mammal part - team taught, alternate years) 2008*
Mammalogy (IB 462), University of Illinois – 1992*, 1994*, 1996*, 1998, 2000*, 2002*, 2004*, 2006*, 2009*     (*voted to List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students)
3 lectures and 2 labs per week, plus 2-3 field trips.  5 credits.  Evolutionary history, functional morphology, reproduction, ecology, behavior, systematics, and conservation of mammals.  Course outline may be seen at www.life.uiuc.edu/eee/336 or by link through my INHS web page
Note: my current position at INHS allows me to teach only the above classes, but I regularly participate in graduate seminars and discussion groups, other student-related activities, and conduct weekly lab meetings, and guest lecture annually in courses at UIUC
Graduate seminars taught before current position:
1989-91 Mammal research review, University of New Mexico (repeating seminar)
1988  Vertebrate socioecology, University of New Mexico
1986  Community ecology, University of Oslo
1985  Small mammal population ecology, University of Oslo

Graduate Students (with year of completion and general description of research)
PhD Students for whom I served as major advisor:
2010- Adam Ahlers (Ecology of mink in agricultural areas)
2005- Jennifer Duggan (Occupancy modeling, and ecology of Franklin’s ground squirrel)
2003-09 Suzanne Beyeler (Avian communities of riparian forests)
1999-2005 Kevin Rowe (Phylogeography of eastern chipmunks and white-footed mice in the central U. S.)
1992-2000 Diana Barber (Maternal investment in sons versus daughters in the big brown bat,Eptesicus fuscus)
1993-99 Dan Rosenblatt (Effects of habitat fragmentation on the distribution of gray and fox squirrels)

MS Students for whom I served as major advisor:
2007- 09 Adam Ahlers (Survival and dispersal of muskrats in agricultural wetlands)
2003-05  Ben O’Neal (Use of CREP wetlands by waterfowl and waterbirds)
2003- 04 Gabe Hamer (Impact of migrating shorebirds on invertebrates)
2002- 04 Jennifer Wise (West Nile Virus in bats)
2002- 04 Jared Haas (Acorn predation and oak forest succession)
2001-03 Jason Martin (Status assessment of Franklin’s ground squirrel in Illinois)
2000-02 Catherine Hoffman (Landscape and habitat effects on distributions of mammalian predators)
1998-00 W. Lawrence Keller (Habitat use by three species of snakes)
1997-98 Julianne Newton (Nest predation in grasslands and shrublands: area and edge effects)
1996-97 Suzanne Nelson (Nutritional consequences of anthropogenic disturbances on the diet of Samoan flying foxes)
1995-96 Maia Mosillo (Movements and survival of translocated raccoons in north-central Illinois)
1994-95 Frank Burbrink (Factors affecting species richness of reptiles and amphibians in a riparian wildlife dispersal corridor)
Marty Miller  (Movements and habitat use of coyotes in agricultural regions of east-central Illinois; deceased before completion of project)

I also have served as a thesis committee member for: 
PhD: Steve Harper, Kirk Lin, Pat Zollner, Leonardo Chapa, Moshe Wolf, Todd Gosselink, Julianne Newton, Carrie DeJaco, Gerardo Carfagno, Jinelle Sperry, Eli Saetnan, Ben O’Neal
MS: Todd Gosselink, Rachel Neumeir, Chad Stewart, Jennifer Smith, Sandra Vistine, Nate Beccue, Jeff Horn, Liza Watson, Lisa Bucci


Other graduate student-related activities
Evaluator of student presentations at annual meetings of the American Society of Mammalogists (several years)
ASM Breakfast with a Scientist Program (1997, 2000, 2004, 2007) (have breakfast at annual ASM meeting with a group of graduate students to discuss professional development)
Judge, Awards Committee for annual symposium presented by graduate students in the UIUC Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (1999, 2000, Head Judge 2001, 2006)

Undergraduate-related activities
2003-05  Faculty co-advisor for UIUC Illini Chapter of The Wildlife Society
Undergraduates advised or co-advised on research or honors projects:
Susannah French (2003), Maureen Holowinski (2004), Rebekah Kunkel (2005), Geriann Albers (2006)



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