Dr. Amanda Bates

Dr. Amanda Bates
Office: CUN 056a

Areas of research focus

  • Global ecology
  • Conservation biology
  • Marine eco-physiology
  • Community ecology
Using a macroecological approach we understand how the resilience and functioning of natural systems is changing in response to anthropogenic and natural drivers. We work at biological scales from whole organism physiology up to global biomes by linking patterns observed for individuals, communities and ecosystems. Our overarching goal is to create sustainable conservation solutions.
BIOL 462 - Community & Ecosystem Ecology
  • Bates, AE, S Mangubhai, CB Milanés, K Rodgers, V Vergara (2021) The COVID-19 pandemic as a pivot point for biological conservation. Nature Communications 12: 5176
  • Bates, AE, RB Primack, CM Duarte, PAN-Environment Working Group (2021) Global COVID-19 lockdown highlights humans as both threats and custodians of the environment. Biological Conservation 263: 109175
  • Davies, SW, HM Putnam, T Ainsworth, JK Baum, CB Bove, SC Crosby, IM Côté, A Duplouy, RW Fulweiler, AJ Griffin, J Alyssa, AE Bates (2021) Promoting inclusive metrics of success and impact to dismantle a discriminatory reward system in science. PLoS Biology 19: e3001282
  • Edgar, GJ, A Cooper, SC Baker, W Barker, NS Barrett, MA Becerro, AE Bates, D Brock, DM Ceccarelli, E Clausius, M Davey, TR Davis, PB Day, A Green, SR Griffiths, J Hicks, IA Hinojosa, BK Jones, S Kininmonth, MF Larkin, N Lazzari, JS Lefcheck, SD Ling, P Mooney, E Oh, A Pérez-Matus, JB Pocklington, R Riera, JA Sanabria-Fernandez, Y Seroussi, I Shaw, D Shields, J Shields, M Smith, GA Soler, J Stuart-Smith, J Turnbull, RD Stuart-Smith (2021) Reef life survey: establishing the ecological basis for conservation of shallow marine life. Biological Conservation 252: 108855
  • Green, JM, B Dunbrack, AE Bates (2021) Tidepool fish communities on the Pacific coast of Vancouver Island, Canada remain resilient and persistent over five decades of warming. Diversity and Distributions 27: 2170-2179
  • Lefcheck, JS, GJ Edgar, RD Stuart-Smith, AE Bates, C Waldock, SJ Brandl, S Kininmonth, SD Ling, JE Duffy, DB Rasher, AF Agrawal (2021) Species richness and identity both determine the biomass of global reef fish communities. Nature Communications 12: 6875
  • McKnight, E, R Spake, AE Bates, DA Smale, M Rius (2021) Non‐native species outperform natives in coastal marine ecosystems subjected to warming and freshening events. Global Ecology and Biogeography 30: 1698-1712.
  • Morley, SA, JM Navarro, A Ortíz, C Détrée, L Gerrish, C González-Wevar, AE Bates (2021) Evolutionary constraints on physiology confound range shift predictions of two nacellid limpets. Science of The Total Environment 150943
  • Payne, NL, SA Morley, LG Halsey, JA Smith, RD Stuart-Smith, C Waldock, AE Bates (2021) Fish heating tolerance scales similarly across individual physiology and populations. Communications Biology 4: 264.
  • Primack, RB, AE Bates, CM Duarte (2021) The conservation and ecological impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Biological Conservation 260: 109204.
  • Richards, C, RSC Cooke, AE Bates (2021) Biological traits of seabirds predict extinction risk and vulnerability to anthropogenic threats. Global Ecology Biogeography 30: 973-986.
  • Rutz, C, M-C Loretto, AE Bates, SC Davidson, CM Duarte, W Jetz, M Johnson, A Kato, R Kays, T Mueller (2020) COVID-19 lockdown allows researchers to quantify the effects of human activity on wildlife. Nature Ecology and Evolution 4: 1156-1159
  • Stuart-Smith, RD, C Mellin, AE Bates, GJ Edgar (2021) Habitat loss and range shifts contribute to ecological generalization among reef fishes. Nature Ecology and Evolution 5: 656-662
  • Sutton, AO, EK Studd, T Fernandes, AE Bates, AJ Bramburger, SJ Cooke, B Hayden, HAL Henry, MM Humphries, R Martin, B McMeans, EMoise, AM O’Sullivan, S Sharma, PH Templer (2021) Frozen out: unanswered questions about winter biology. Environmental Reviews e-First
  • Stuart-Smith, RD, C Mellin, AE Bates, GJ Edgar (2021) Habitat loss and range shifts contribute to ecological generalization among reef fishes. Nature Ecology and Evolution 5: 656–662
  • Studd, EK, AE Bates, AJ Bramburger, T Fernandes, B Hayden, HAL Henry, MM Humphries, R Martin, BC McMeans, ERD Moise, AM O’Sullivan, S Sharma, BJ Sinclair, AO Sutton, PH Templer, SJ Cooke (2021) Nine maxims for the ecology of cold-climate winters. Bioscience 71: 820-830
  • Van Leeuwen, TE, JB Dempson, D Cote, NI Kelly, AE Bates (2020) Catchability of Atlantic salmon at high water temperatures: Implications for river closure temperature thresholds to catch and release angling. Fisheries Management and Ecology 28: 147-157