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Kyle Jonathan Haynes

Associate Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Blandy Experimental Farm
Office location and address
352 Clark Hall
No Address
Boyce, Virginia 22620
Education
PH.D., Louisiana State University, 2004
Biography

The central aim of my research is to elucidate the processes driving fluctuations in population abundance across time and space. I address theory that is relevant to conservation of native and beneficial insects as well as management of agricultural and forest pests. My approach blends field experiments, analysis of spatial data, and theoretical modeling.

My current research has four foci: 1) the role of multitrophic interactions and weather in the spatial synchrony and periodicity of forest-insect outbreaks; 2) the effects of climate change on the outbreak dynamics of forest-defoliating insects; 3) the ecological interactions driving the expansion or contraction of species’ range borders; and 4) the influences of landscape structure on plant-herbivore interactions.

AS-BLAN REU Site: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Virginia's Blandy Experimental Farm
Source: U.S. NSF - Division of Biological Infrastructure
February 15, 2017 – January 31, 2023
Combining novel remote sensing methods with FIA data to evaluate effects of drought and gypsy moth defoliation on tree mortality at landscape scales
Source: U.S. Forest Service - USDA
September 01, 2018 – August 31, 2021
REU Site: Field Ecology at the University of Virginia's Experimental Farm
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Biological Sciences
February 15, 2012 – December 31, 2017
Global climate change effects on forest insect outbreak dynamics
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Biological Sciences
August 01, 2010 – July 31, 2014
Climate Controlled Reproductive Asynchrony in Gypsy Moths
Source: U.S. Department Of Agriculture
March 22, 2010 – December 31, 2013
EVSC 4995: Supervised Research
Credits: 1–6
Original research usually involving a field or laboratory problem in the environmental sciences under the direction of one or more faculty members. The results may form the basis of an undergraduate thesis which is required to partially fulfill the Distinguished Majors Program in environmental sciences. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EVEC 7999: Independent Study: Ecology
Credits: 1–6
Individual or group study in developing or special areas of ecology and interrelated areas.
EVSC 8998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's research, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
EVSC 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
EVSC 9995: Research Problems
Credits: 1–12
Individual or group research on interdisciplinary problems in environmental sciences.
EVSC 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
EVSC 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.