Associate Professor and Chair
Natural Resource Sciences
My general area of research is the effects of various land use practices on freshwater ecosystems. Current research projects include 1. The effects of clearcut logging on aquatic insect and dissolved organic carbon export from headwater streams (with graduate student Jacque Sorensen), 2. Recovery of streams from the McClure wildfire using aquatic invertebrate and isotope analysis, 3. Response of wetland aquatic macroinvertebrate and zooplankton communities to cattle grazing pressure (with graduate students Denise Clark and Lindsey Smith), and 4. Ecology and control of invasive yellow perch (with graduate student Carmen Tattersfield)
Ph.D. in Zoology, University of Toronto
M.Sc. in Entomology, University of Manitoba
B.Sc. in Zoology, University of Guelph
Selected publications and presentations:
Heise, B.A., and M.L. Herborg. 2012. Ecology and control of invasive fishes in British Columbia. Invited talk during the symposium "Building linkages between invasive species and restoration". Restoration 2012: Beyond Borders. Joint meeting of the Washington & BC Chapter of the American Fisheries Society and the NW and BC Chapters of the Society for Ecological Restoration. May 15-18, 2012. Victoria, BC.
Petticrew, E., P. Owens, B. Heise and T. Giles.2012. Impact of wildfire on sources of stream sediment organic matter. IAHS-ICCE International Conference on Wildfire and Water Quality: Process, Impacts and Challenges. Banff, Alberta. June 11-14, 2012.
Tattersfield, C. and B. Heise. 2012. Ecology and Control of Introduced Yellow Perch in BC Lakes. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Aug. 19-23, 2012. St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN, USA.
Heise, B.A. 2011. Streams and their trophic interactions with the riparian forest. Pp. 88-98 In: Stevenson, H.M. Armleder, A. Arsenault, D. Coxson, S.C. DeLong and M. Jull. British Columbia's Inland Rainforest. Ecology, Conservation and Management. UBC Press.
Heise, B.A. 2011. Aquatic environments (Effects of logging on watersheds, and Effects of dams, reservoirs and run-of-river hydro development). Pp. 262-271 In: Stevenson, H.M. Armleder, A. Arsenault, D. Coxson, S.C. DeLong and M. Jull. British Columbia's Inland Rainforest. Ecology, Conservation and Management. UBC Press.
Cooperman, M. S., S. G. Hinch, S. Bennett, M.A. Branton, R.V. Galbraith, J.T. Quigley and B.A. Heise. 2007. Streambank restoration effectiveness: lessons learned from a comparative study. Fisheries 32(6): 278-291.
Limnology, Ichthyology, Fisheries Management, Graduating Essay