Kaleb Heinrich

Email: heinkale@isu.edu

Hometown: Carlsbad, New Mexico
BS: Kansas State University
MS: Southern Illinois University
DA: Idaho State University


Kaleb completed his Doctorate of Arts degree, working with Dr. Colden Baxter in the Stream Ecology Center from 2011-2015. He is presently an Assistant Professor at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas. He has an undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in Music from Kansas State University and a MS in Zoology from Southern Illinois University. His masters research explored multiple trophic level responses to an in-stream restoration project by examining the influence of artificially constructed rock weirs on aquatic insect emergence and its influence on the riparian bird community. His study was the first to show avian responses to an in-stream restoration practice, demonstrating far-reaching ecological effects of stream restoration. Kaleb’s doctoral research focused on multiple stressors (an invasive species and habitat degradation) and their effects on stream-riparian ecosystems, the direct interactions between multiple non-native, invasive species and direct and indirect consequences for communities and ecosystem processes, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. The results from his work are helping to improve and coordinate both management and research efforts for invasive species. This project also extends investigation of how ecological stoichiometry of invasive, non-native consumers and their resources may influence critical ecosystem processes. Further, Kaleb developed an inquiry-based field and laboratory investigation of aquatic insect emergence, linking streams and their adjacent riparian zones and demonstrating how resources can propagate across the land-water interface.

For more details, please visit Kaleb's web page at https://chroniclevitae.com/people/2135-kaleb-heinrich/profile

Selected Publications

Heinrich, K.K., K. Robson, and C.V. Baxter. 2016. Investigating aquatic insect emergence: A demonstration of the 5E learning cycle. American Biology Teacher 79:225–232.

Heinrich, K.K. 2015. Multiple stressors and multiple invaders in linked stream-riparian ecosystems: Combined contributions in research and pedagogy. Doctorate of Arts Dissertation, Department of Biological Sciences, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID.

Heinrich, K.K., M.R. Whiles, and C. Roy. 2014. Cascading ecological responses to an in-stream restoration project in a midwestern river. Restoration Ecology 22(1):72-80.

Serve, K., N. Clements, K.K. Heinrich and R.J. Smith. 2013. The tale of two degrees: the need and power of the Doctor of Arts. College Teaching 61(4):113-115.

Heinrich, K. K. 2011. Insect emergence and riparian bird responses to rock weir construction in the Cache River basin of southern Illinois. M.S. Thesis. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, USA.