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Catherine Haase

Catherine Haase

Assistant Professor


  • Contact

  • haasec@apsu.edu
  • 931-221-6531
  • Sundquist Science Complex Room SSC C103
“I love how engaged my students are in their education and willingness to learn, both inside and outside the classroom.” Dr. Haase on what she enjoys about being a part of the Austin Peay community
  • PhD in Interdisciplinary Ecology - University of Florida
  • MS in Conservation Biology - SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • BS in Wildlife Biology - Unity College in Maine

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.

  • Spatial ecology
  • Ecophysiology
  • Mammalogy
  • Animal behavior
  • Resource selection models
  • Animal movement models
  • Thermoregulation
  • Animal energetics
  • Disease ecology
  1. Haase, C.G., R. Fletcher, D. Slone, J. Reid, and S. Butler (2019) Traveling to thermal refuges during stressful temperatures leads to foraging constraints in a central-place forager. Journal of Mammalogy. 1-10.
  2. Haase CG, Fuller NW, Hranac CR, Hayman DTS, McGuire LP, Norquay KJO, et al. (2019) Incorporating evaporative water loss into bioenergetic models of hibernation to test for relative influence of host and pathogen traits on white-nose syndrome. PLoS ONE 14(10).
  3. Haase, C.G., N.W. Fuller, D.T.S. Hayman, C.R. Hranac, S.H. Olson, R.K. Plowright, L.P. McGuire (2019) Bats are not squirrels: revisiting the assumptions of costs of cooling in hibernating mammals. Journal of Thermal Biology. 185-193.
  4. Haase, C.G., R. Fletcher, D. Slone, J. Reid, and S. Butler (2017) Landscape complementation revealed through bipartite networks: an example with the Florida manatee. Landscape Ecology. 1-16. 
  5. Cross, P.C. E.S. Almberg, C.G. Haase, P.J. Hudson, S. Maloney,  M. Metz,  A. Munn, P. Nugent, O. Putzeys, D.R.  Stahler, A.C. Stewart, D.W. Smith (2016) Energetic costs of mange in Yellowstone wolves estimated from infrared thermography. Ecology. 97(8). 
  6. Haase, C.G., A.K. Long, and J.F. Gillooly (2016) Energetics of stress: Linking plasma cortisol levels to metabolic rate in mammals. Biology Letters. 12(1).
  7. Haase, C.G. and H.B. Underwood (2013) Integrating thermal constraints into habitat suitability for moose in the Adirondack State Park, NY. Alces. 49: 49-64.