Scott T. Bates, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Prairie Research Institute Affiliate, Univ. of Illinois
Dr. Bates is currently an Assistant Professor on the Westville campus, whose foci include bioinformatics, microbial ecology, microbiology, and mycology. His research seeks to harness the power of modern molecular methods to broadly investigate how assemblages of microbes function in their environment.
Bates, S.T., A.N. Miller, and the Macrofungi/Microfungi Collections Consortia. 2018. The protochecklist of North American nonlichenized Fungi. Mycologia 110: 1222–1348. https://doi.org/10.1080/00275514.2018.1515410
Krah, F.-S., S.T. Bates, and A.N. Miller. 2019. rMyCoPortal – an R package to interface with the Mycology Collections Portal. Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e31511. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.7.e31511
Zanne A., A. Milo, C. Aguilar, D. Maynard, D. Lindner, D. Hibbett, D. Floudas, H. Flores, H. Nilsson, J. Powell, J. Talbot, J. Schilling, K. Reseder, K. Abarenkov, M. Schildhauer, M. Afkhami, N. Christian, P. kennedy, P. Busby, R. Gazis, S.T. Bates, S. Smith, T. Crowther, and W. Cornwell. 2019. Fungal functional ecology: Bringing a trait based approach to plant-associated fungi. Biological Reviews (online early). https://doi.org/10.1111/brv.12570
I teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, with topics including Bioinformatics, Ecology of Microorganisms, Genetics, Microbiology, and Mycology