Dr. Bathala is an Assistant Professor of Ecology and Environmental Sciences at the University of the Arts.
Her current research interests focus on the impact of natural and anthropogenic environmental changes on ecosystems and plant/animal biodiversity. While at Duke University, Dr. Bathala was involved with the Organization for Tropical Studies in Costa Rica studying Conservation Biology and examining the impact of land use change due to deforestation on soil properties. Her dissertation focused on the role of nitrogen, a component of acid rain, on below-ground carbon allocation in biomes represented throughout North America.
Dr. Bathala is a frequent participant in numerous National Science Foundation Chautauqua Field courses for University professors. These have included the study of biodiversity, geology and marine communities in Belize, Hawaii and the Galapagos Islands.
She recently contributed to a project studying the diamondback tortoise along the New Jersey coast, as well as participated in an Earthwatch Institute scientific expedition monitoring a population of bottlenose dolphin in western Greece. Dr. Bathala also returned to Costa Rica to assist in the monitoring of endangered sea turtles nesting at the Tortuguero National Park.
Prior to joining the University of the Arts, Dr. Bathala was an Assistant Professor at Rosemont College in the Department of Biology. She has also taught Special Topics in Environmental Studies at Temple University and is a regular contributor to conferences in the ecological field.
Current courses taught include Urban Wildlife, Evolution in Modern Perspective and Life Science Concepts.
Class Schedule, Spring 2013
|T||01:00PM - 03:50PM||Evolution in Modrn Perspective|
|F||01:00PM - 03:50PM||SIFT: Life Science Concepts|
|TH||01:00PM - 03:50PM||SIFT: Life Science Concepts|