Recent Publications

Haynes, K.J., A.M. Liebhold, O.N. Bjørnstad, A.J. Allstadt, and R.S. Morin. 2017. Geographic variation in forest composition and precipitation predict the synchrony of forest insect outbreaks. Oikos 127: 634-642.

Walter, J., D.M. Johnson, and K.J. Haynes. Spatial variation in Allee effects influences patterns of range expansion. 2017. Ecography 40: 179-188.







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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