Kyle Haynes

Haynes, Kyle

Primary Appointment

Environmental Sciences

Contact Information

400 Blandy Farm Lane
Telephone: 540-837-1758
Fax: 540-837-1523

Research Disciplines

Environmental Sciences

Research Interests

Landscape, population, and community ecology; movement behavior; plant-herbivore-predator interactions.

Research Description

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 speciesÂ’ range borders; and 4) the influences of landscape structure on plant-herbivore interactions.

Selected Publications