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.







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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