Scott T. Bates, Ph.D.
Title: Assistant Professor
Subject Area: Microbiology
Department: Biological Sciences
College: Engineering and Sciences
Building: SWRZ Room: 013
Phone: (219) 785-5577
- Ph.D., Plant Biology (emphasis Microbial Ecology), May 2009 (Summa Cum Laude), Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences, Tempe, Arizona
- M.S., Plant Biology (emphasis Mycology/Taxonomy), December 2004, Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences, Tempe, Arizona
- B.A., Education, May 1992, Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana
Courses Taught Recently
- BIOL 32200/32300 Microbiology and Lab
- BIOL 22100 Introduction to Microbiology
- BIOL 495 Special Assignments: Microbial Ecology
My research seeks to harness the power of modern molecular methods to broadly investigate how assemblages of microbes (archaea, bacteria, fungi, and other microbial eukaryotes) function in their environment, change across different spatial scales, and interact with one another in terrestrial ecosystems.
Research Lab Website
Bates, S.T., R.M. Chapman, M.B. Islam, A. Schwabe, E.C.P. Wardenaar, and V.S. Evenson. In press. The phylogenetic placement of the secotioid fungus Araneosa columellata within Agaricus. Mycotaxon.
Nguyen, N.H., Z. Song, S.T. Bates, S. Branco, L. Tedersoo, J. Menke, J.S. Schilling, and P.G. Kennedy. In press. FUNGuild: an open annotation tool for parsing fungal community datasets by ecological guild. Fungal Ecology.
Beier, G., S.C. Hokanson, S.T. Bates, and R.A. Blanchette. 2015. Aurantioporthe corni gen. et comb. nov., an endophyte and pathogen of Cornus alternifolia . Mycologia 107: 66-79.
McCluskey, K., S.T. Bates, K. Boundy-Mills, A. Broggiato, A. Cova, P. Desmeth, C. DebRoy, D. Fravel, G. Garrity, M. del Mar Jimenez Gasco, L. Joseph, D. Lindner, M.W. Lomas, J. Morton, D. Nobles, J. Turner, T. Ward, J. Wertz, A. Wiest, and D. Geiser. 2014. Meeting report: 2nd workshop of the United States Culture Collection Network. May 19-21, 2014, State College, PA, USA. Standards in Genomic Sciences 9: 27-31.
Prober, S.M., J.W. Leff, S.T. Bates, E.T. Borer, J. Firn, W.S. Harpole, E. Lind, E.W. Seabloom, P.B. Adler, J.D. Bakker, E.E. Cleland, N.M. DeCrappeo, E. DeLorenze, N. Hagenah, Y. Hautier, K.S. Hofmockel, K.P. Kirkman, J.M.H. Knops, K.L. La Pierre, A.S. MacDougall, R.L. McCulley, C.E. Mitchell, A.C. Risch, M. Schuetz, C.J. Stevens, R.J. Williams, and N. Fierer. 2015. Plant diversity predicts beta but not alpha diversity of soil microbes across grasslands worldwide. Ecology Letters 18: 85–95.
Ramirez, K.S., J.W. Leff, A. Barberán, S.T. Bates, J. Betley, T. Crowther, E.F. Kelly, E. Oldfield, E.A. Shaw, C. Steenbock, M.A. Bradford, D.H. Wall, and N. Fierer. 2014. Soil biodiversity patterns in New York City’s Central Park are similar to those observed globally. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 20141988.
Bates, S.T., S. Ahrendt, H. Bik, T. Bruns, J.G. Caparaso, J. Cole, M. Dwan, N. Fierer, D. Gu, S. Houston, R. Knight, J. Leff, C. Lewis, D. McDonald, H. Nilsson, A. Porras-Alfaro, V. Robert, C. Schoch, J. Scott, L. Taylor, L. Wegener-Parfrey, and J.E. Stajich. 2013. Meeting report: Fungal ITS workshop (October 2012). Standards in Genomic Sciences 8: 118–123.
Bates, S.T., J.C. Clemente, G.E. Flores, W.A. Walters, L. Wegener Parfrey, R. Knight, and N. Fierer. 2013. Global biogeography of highly diverse protistan communities in soil. The ISME Journal 7: 652–659. Flores, G.E., S.T. Bates, J.G. Caporaso, C.L. Lauber, J.W. Leff, R. Knight, and N. Fierer, N. 2013. Diversity, distribution and sources of bacteria in residential kitchens. Environmental Microbiology 15: 588–596.