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Catherine Haase

Catherine Haase

Assistant Professor


  • Contact

  • haasec@apsu.edu
  • 931-221-6531
  • Sundquist Science Complex Room SSC B213
  • PhD in Interdisciplinary Ecology - University of Florida, 2016
  • MS in Conservation Biology - SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 2010
  • BS in Wildlife Biology - Unity College in Maine, 2007

I have lived in many states and have worked in many different ecological systems, from moose in upstate New York to wolves in Yellowstone National Park to manatees in the Florida Everglades! My excitement about ecology and mammalogy stems from my background - I grew up hiking and camping in the woods of northern New Jersey with my family and the local Girl Scout troop. My interest in the outdoors lead me to a small college in Maine, which started my career in wildlife ecology. From Maine, I pursued my MS degree studying moose in the Adirondacks of New York, then got a job studying ticks in the Hudson Valley, which lead to a project with wolves in Yellowstone National Park. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Florida (GO GATORS!) studying behavioral thermoregulation of the Florida manatee. Finally, I did my post-doctoral research at Montana State University studying the energetics of white-nose syndrome in western bat species.

Principles of Evolution, Mammalogy, Biological Methods, Principles of Biology

  • Animal energetics

  • thermal biology

  • environmental physiology

  • animal movement and habitat use

  • spatial ecology

  • McClure, ML, CR Hranac, CG Haase, S McGinnis, BG Dickson, DTS Hayman, LP McGuire, CL Lausen, RK Plowright, NW Fuller, SH Olson. 2021. Projecting compound effects of climate change and white-nose syndrome on North American bat species. Climate Change Ecology 3:100047

  • McGuire, LP, NW Fuller, YA Dzal, CG Haase, B Klug-Baerwald, KA Silas, RK Plowright, CL Lausen, CKR Willis, SH Olson. 2021. Interspecific variation in evaporative water loss and temperature response, but not metabolic rate, among hibernating bats. Scientific Reports 11(1):1-9

  • McGuire, LP, NW Fuller, YA Dzal, CG Haase, KA Silas, CKR Willis, SH Olson, CL Lausen. 2021. Similar physiology in hibernating bats across broad geographic ranges. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 192(1):171-181

  • Haase, CG, A Yang, K McNyset, J Blackburn. 2021. GARPTools: R software for data preparation and model evaluation of GARP models. Ecography 44(12):1790-1796

  • Hranac, CR, CG Haase, NW Fuller, ML McClure, JC Marshall, CL Lausen, LP McGuire, SH Olson, DTS Hayman. 2021. What is a winter? Modelling spatial variation in bat host traits and hibernation and their implications for overwintering energetics. Ecology and Evolution 11(17):11604-11614

  • McClure, ML, CG Haase, D Crowley, LP McGuire, NW Fuller, DTS Hayman, CL Lausen, RK Plowright, BG Dickson, SH Olson. 2021. A hybrid correlative-mechanistic approach for modeling and mapping winter distributions of western bat species. Journal of Biogeography 48:2429-2444

  • Haase, CG, NW Fuller, YA Dzal, DTS Hayman, CR Hranac, C Lausen, KA Silas, SH Olson, RK Plowright. 2021. Body mass and hibernation microclimate may predict bat susceptibility to white-nose syndrome. Ecology and Evolution 11(1):506-515

  • McClure, ML, D Crowley, CG Haase, LP McGuire, NW Fuller, DTS Hayman, CL Lausen, RK Plowright, BG Dickson, SH Olson (2020) Linking surface and subterranean climate conditions: implications for the study of hibernating bats and other cave dwellers. Ecosphere 11(10):1-17

  • Fuller, NW, LP McGuire, EL Pannkuk, T Blute, CG Haase, HW Mayberry, TS Risch, CKR Willis (2020) Disease recovery affected by white-nose syndrome. Experimental Biology 223(6):1-12

  • Haase, CG, RJ Fletcher, Jr, DH Slone, JP Reid, SM Butler (2020) Traveling to thermal refuges during stressful temperatures leads to foraging constraints in a central-place forager. Journal of Mammalogy 101(1):271-280

  • Haase, CG, NW Fuller, CR Hranac, DTS Hayman, LP McGuire, KJO Norquay, KA Silas, CKR Willis, RK Plowright, SH Olson (2019) Incorporating evaporative water loss into bioenergetic models of hibernation to test influence of host and pathogen traits on white-nose syndrome. PLOS ONE 14(10):e022231

  • Fuller, NW, CG Haase, KA Silas, SH Olson, LP McGuire (2019) First reported case of diphallia in Corynorhinus townsendii. Western North American Naturalist 79(3):454-457

  • Haase, CG, NW Fuller, CR Hranac, DTS Hayman, SH Olson, RK Plowright, LP McGuire (2019) Bats are not squirrels: revisiting the assumptions of costs of cooling in hibernating mammals. Journal of Thermal Biology 81:185-193

  • Yang, A, JP Gomez, CG Haase, KM Proffitt, JK Blackburn (2019) Effects of Brucellosis serological status on physiological conditions and behavioral mechanisms of Southwestern Montana Elk. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 55(2):304-315

  • Haase, CG, RJ Fletcher, Jr DH Slone, JP Reid, SM Butler (2017) Landscape complementation revealed through bipartite networks: the Florida manatee. Landscape Ecology 32:1999-2014

  • Slone, DH, SM Butler, JP Reid, CG Haase (2017) Timing of warm water refuge use in Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge by manatees—results and insights from Global Positioning System telemetry data. US Geological Survey Open-File Report

  • Hayward, A, M Pajuelo, CG Haase, DM Anderson, JF Gillooly (2016) Common metabolic constraints on dive duration in endothermic and ectothermic vertebrates. PeerJ 4:e2569

  • Cross, PC, ES Almberg, CG Haase, PJ Hudson, S Maloney, M Metz, A Munn, P Nugent, O Putzeys, DR Stahler, AC Stewart, DW Smith (2016) Energetic costs of mange in Yellowstone wolves estimated from infrared thermography. Ecology 97(8):1938-1948

  • Haase, CG, AK Long, JF Gillooly (2016) Energetics of stress: Linking plasma cortisol levels to metabolic rate in mammals. Biology Letters 12(1):1-4

  • Haase, CG, HB Underwood (2013) Integrating thermal constraints into habitat suitability for moose in the Adirondack State Park, NY. Alces 49:49-64