Dr. Jenise M. Bauman


Huxley College on the Peninsulas

Environmental Sciences

Associate Professor and Academic Program Director of Huxley on the Peninsulas

(360) 394-2756


ES522, MS9181

Office Hours:

M, W 3:00- 5:00 or by appointment

Dr. Jenise Bauman is a restoration ecologist and professor at Western Washington University in Huxley College of the Environment on the Peninsulas.  She earned her Ph.D. from Miami University, M.S. from West Virginia University, and B.S. at Eastern Kentucky University.  Dr. Bauman is initiating projects that are focused on the restoration of coal mine landscapes in the Appalachian forests, the recovery of riparian forests in the Pacific Northwest, and the reconstruction of estuaries in urban areas of the Western Washington peninsulas.  Her research couples field methods with molecular techniques to better understand vegetation establishment, plant interactions, and system recovery in disturbed soils.  Research foci include belowground interactions of beneficial fungi during restoration, impact of invasive species on plant-fungal mutualisms, and plant pathology within forest restoration.


Bauman, J.M. and Kardouni 2018.  Elwha River Restoration: Tribal Voices Matter in the Restoration of Natural Resources.  Reclamation Matters 2: 23-29.

Bauman, J.M., Francino, F., and Santas, A. 2018. Interactions between ectomycorrhizal fungi and chestnut blight (Cryphonectria parasitica) on American chestnut (Castanea dentata) used in coal mine reclamation.  AIMS Microbiology 4: 104-122.

Bauman J.M., Adamson J., Brisbin R., Cline E.T., Keiffer, C.H. 2017. Soil metals and ectomycorrhizal fungi associated with American Chestnut hybrids as reclamation trees on formerly coal mined land.  International Journal of Agronomy Article ID 9731212: 1-12.

Bauman, J. M., Brisbin, R., Gilland, K., and Cline, E.T. 2016. Metals in soil and American chestnut tissue in experimental soil treatment plots on a coal mine reclaimed site. The Journal of American Society of Mining and Reclamation 5: 1-18.

Bauman, J.M., Cochran, C., Chapman, J., and Gilland, K.  2015. Plant community development following restoration treatments on a legacy reclaimed mine site. Ecological Engineering. 83: 521-528.

Bauman, J.M.  2015. A comparison of the growth and asexual reproduction by Cryphonectria parasitica isolates infected with hypoviruses CHV3-County Line, CHV1-Euro7, and CHV1-Ep713.  American Journal of Plant Sciences. 6:73-83.

Bauman, J.M., Keiffer, C.H., and McCarthy, B.C.  2014. Backcrossed chestnut seedling performance and blight incidence (Cryphonectria parasitica) in restoration.  New Forests.  45:813-828

Cavender, N., Byrd, S., Bechtoldt, C.L., and Bauman, J.M. 2014. Vegetation Communities of Recovering Reclaimed Grasslands Following Coal Mining in Southeastern Ohio.  Northeastern Naturalist.  21: 31-46.

Bauman, J.M., Keiffer, C.H., Hiremath S., and McCarthy, B.C.  2013.  Soil preparation methods promoting ectomycorrhizal colonization and American chestnut (Castanea dentata) establishment in coal mine restoration.  Journal of Applied Ecology.  50: 721-729.

Santas, A.J., Persaud, T., Wolfe, B. and Bauman, J.M.  2013. Non-invasive method for state-wide survey of Cryptobranchus a. alleganiensis (Eastern Hellbender) using environmental DNA.  International Journal of Zoology. Article ID 174056, 1-6. 

Bauman, J.M., Cochran, C., Keiffer, C.H., and McCarthy, B.C. 2013. American chestnut’s role in the ecological restoration of coal mined landscapes.  The Journal of the American Chestnut. 5:15-18.

Bauman, J.M., Byrne, C., and Hiremath, S. 2013.  Ailanthus altissima (Tree-of-Heaven) interferes with beneficial symbionts with negative impacts on oak regeneration.  Journal of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation. 2: 1-16.

Hiremath, S., McQuattie, C., Podila, G., Lehtoma, K., and Bauman, J.M.  2013. Molecular marker genes for ectomycorrhizal symbiosis.  International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences. 4: 1075-1088. 

Bauman, J.M., Keiffer, C.H. and Hiremath, S.  2012. Facilitation of American chestnut (Castanea dentata) seedling establishment by Pinus virginiana in mine restoration.  International Journal of Ecology. Article ID 257326: 1-12.

Brown, J.E., Bauman, J.M., Lawrie, J.F., Rocha, O. J., and Moore, R. C.  2012. The structure of morphological and genetic diversity in natural populations of Carica papaya in Costa Rica. Biotropica. 44: 179-188.

Bauman, J.M., Keiffer, C.H. and Hiremath, S.  2012. The efficiency of introduced Pisolithus tinctorius on backcrossed chestnut germination and survival.   Pages 6-23 in: Barnhisel, R.I., (ed.). The American Society of Mining and Reclamation Proceedings. Sustainable Reclamation Tupelo, MS.

Hiremath, S., Lehtoma, K., and Bauman, J.M.  2012.  Survey for the presence of Phytophthora cinnamomi on reclaimed mined lands in Ohio chosen for restoration of the American Chestnut. Journal American Society of Mining and Reclamation. 2: 68-79.

Bauman, J.M. and Cavender, N.  2011. The Wilds: Center for Conservation, Restoration, and Public Outreach.  Pages 19-24 in: J. Skousen (Ed.), Restoration Matters. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Bauman, J.M.  2011. Reforesting Ohio using a historical legend:  Blight-resistant chestnut hybrids as a coal mine restoration tree.  Ohio Woodland Journal. 18: 26-29.

Bauman, J. M., Keiffer, C. H. and Hiremath, S. 2011.  The Influence of Inoculated and Native Ectomycorrhizal Fungi on Morphology, Physiology and Survival of American Chestnut. Pages  16-37 in: Barnhisel, R.I., (ed.). The American Society of Mining and Reclamation Proceedings. Sciences Leading to Success. Lexington, KY.

Schussler, E.E., Rowland, F.E., Distel, C.A., Bauman, J.M., Keppler, M.L.  Kawarasaki, Y., McCarthy, M.R., Glover, A., and Salem, H. 2011. Promoting the Development of Graduate Student Teaching Philosophy Statements.  Journal of College Science Teaching. 40: 26-29.

McCarthy, B.C., Bauman, J.M., and Keiffer, C.H. 2008.  Mine reclamation strategies for the Restoration of American chestnut (Castanea dentata). Ecological Restoration. 26: 292 - 294.