Edward J. Heist | Zoology Program | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Agriculture, Life and Physical Sciences

Edward J. Heist



Office: 1019 Life Science III
Phone: 618-453-4131
Email: edheist@siu.edu


Ph.D., College of William and Mary

Courses taught

Courses Taught:  Zool 385 (Marine Biology), Zool 579 (Molecular Genetics Techniques), Zool 584 (Conservation Genetics), Zool 510 (Evolution).

Areas of interest

Conservation Genetics, Population Genetics, Fish Molecular Ecology, Marine Biology

Selected Recent Publications

Jordan, G. R., E. J. Heist, P. J. Braaten, P. Hartfield, D. P. Herzog, K. M. Kappenman, and M. A. H. Webb.  2016.  Status of knowledge of the Pallid Sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus Forbes and Richardson 1905).  Journal of Applied Ichthyology 32(S1):191-207.

Phelps, Q. E., S. J. Tripp, M. J. Hamel, E. J. Heist, J. E. G. Garvey, K. M. Kappenman, and M. A. H. Webb. 2016.  Status of knowledge of the Shovelnose Sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus platorynchus, Rafinesque, 1820).  Journal of Applied Ichthyology 32(S1):249-260. 

Kashiwagi, T., K. M. Kingsland, T. C. Pratt, H. L. Pratt, and E. J. Heist 2016.  Complete mitochondrial genome of the nurse shark Ginglymostoma cirratum.  Mitochondrial DNA Part B.  2016:464-465. 

Porreca, A. P., W. D. Hintz, G. W. Whitledge, N. P. Rude, E. J. Heist and J. E. Garvey 2016.  Establishing ecologically relevant management boundaries: Linking movement ecology with the conservation of Scaphirhynchus sturgeons.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.  73:877-884. 

Reading, B. J., P. S. Wills, R. C. Heidinger, and E. J. Heist.  2015.  Genetic variability in meiotic gynogenetic muskellunge, Esox masquinongy (Mitchell), estimated from segregation of microsatellite alleles.  Aquaculture Research.  2015:1-11. 

Berkman, L. K., C. K. Nielsen, C. L. Roy, and E. J. Heist.  2015.  Comparative genetic structure of sympatric leporids in southern Illinois.  Journal of Mammalogy 96:552-563. 

Eichelberger J. S., P. J. Braaten, D. B. Fuller, M. S. Krampe, and E. J. Heist.  2014.  Novel Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism Markers Confirm Successful Spawning of Endangered Pallid Sturgeon in the Upper Missouri River Basin. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 143:1373-1385. 

Berkman, L.K., C.K. Nielsen, C.L. Roy & E.J. Heist. 2013.  Population Genetic Structure among Bobwhite in an Agriculturally Modified Landscape.  Journal of Wildlife Management 77:1472-1481. 

Berkman, L. K.  C.K. Nielsen, C.L. Roy & E.J. Heist. 2013.  Resistance is Futile: Effects of Landscape Genetic Features on Gene Flow of the Northern Bobwhite.  Conservation Genetics 14:323-332. 

Saltzgiver, M. J., E. J. Heist and P. W. Hedrick.  2012.  Genetic evaluation of the initiation of a captive population:  the general approach and a case study in the endangered pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus).  Conservation Genetics 13:1381-1391.  

Portnoy, D. S. and E. J. Heist.  2012.  Molecular Markers: Progress and Prospects for Understanding Reproductive Ecology in Elasmobranchs.  Journal of Fish Biology.  80(5):1120-1140. 

Heist, E. J., J. C. Devine, J. W. Gersch, K. M. Kingsland, A. J. Warner, S K. Youngs and E. A. Zieman.  2012.  Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci from the golden mouse (Ochrotomys nuttalli).  Conservation Genetics Resources. 

Croteau, E. K., E. J. Heist, C. K. Nielsen, J. R. Hutchinson and E. C. Hellgren.  2012.  Microsatellites and mitochondrial DNA reveal regional population structure in bobcats (Lynx rufus) of North America.  Conservation Genetics.  6(6):1637-1651. 

Moghim, M., E. J. Heist , S. G. Tan , M. Pourkazemi , S. S. Siraj , J. M. Panandam , R. Pourgholam , D. Kor , F. Laloei , M. J. Taghavi.  2012.  Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci in the Persian sturgeon (Acipenser persicus, Borodine, 1897) and cross-species amplification in four commercial sturgeons from the Caspian Sea.  Iranian Journal of Fisheries Sciences 11(3):548-558. 

Heist, E. J., J. C. Carrier, H. L. Pratt and T. Pratt.  2011.  Exact enumeration of sires in the polyandrous nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum).  Copeia.  2011(4):539-544 

Schrey, A. W., R. Boley, and E. J. Heist.  2011.  Hybridization between pallid and shovelnose sturgeon.  Journal of Fish Biology.  79:1828-1850. 

Boley, R. M. and E. J. Heist.  2011.  Larval surveys indicate low levels of endangered pallid sturgeon reproduction in the middle Mississippi River.  Transactions of the American Fisheries Society.  140(6):1604-1612. 

Schrey, N. M.  A. W. Schrey, E. J. Heist and J. D. Reeve.  2011.  Genetic differentiation of a cyclical forest pest, the southern pine beetle (Dendroctonus frontalis) is differentiated into east and west groups in the southeastern United States.  Journal of Insect Science.  11:110. 

Ohta, Y., T. Shiina, R.L. Lohr, K. Hosomichi, T.I. Pollin, E.J. Heist, S. Suzuki, H. Inoko & M.F. Flajnik. 2011. Primordial Linkage of beta 2-Microglobulin to the MHC. Journal of Immunology 186: 3563-3571. 

Croteau, E. K., E. J. Heist and C. K. Nielsen.  2010.  Fine-scale population structure, relatedness, and sex-biased dispersal in southern Illinois bobcats (Lynx rufus).  Canadian Journal of Zoology 88:536-545.  

Portnoy, D. S., J. R. McDowell, E. J. Heist, J. A. Musick, and J. E. Graves.  2010.  World phylogeography and male mediated gene flow in the sandbar shark, Carcharhinus plumbeus.  Molecular Ecology 19:1994-2010.

For more information on my research program, please see my lab webpage.