Recent Publications

Haynes, K.J., T.C. Tardif, and D. Parry. In press. Drought and surface-level solar radiation predict the severity of outbreaks of a widespread defoliating insect. Ecosphere.

Firebaugh, A., and K.J. Haynes. In press. Light pollution may create demographic traps for nocturnal insects. Basic and Applied Ecology.

 

 

 

 

 

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My research focuses on how and why populations fluctuate in abundance across time and space and the implications of human-driven global changes, particularly climate change, habitat loss, and light pollution. I blend analyses of spatiotemporal datasets, quantitative modeling, and field experiments. Aspects of population dynamics I am especially interested include boom-or-bust fluctuations (population cycles) and the spatial synchrony of fluctuations in abundance. Forest-defoliating moths have been my main study organisms in recent years, but my studies have focused on a wide range of arthropods and host plants.

 

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