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Mark Hayes



  • Higher Ed: Science, Higher Ed: Education 


I am a doctoral candidate in Biological Education program at School of Biological Sciences at University of Northern Colorado. My content area of research involves issued related to biological education and bat ecology. Since the spring of 2007, I have been involved in a mathematical biology seminar run by Dr. Jodie Novak in the School of Mathematical Sciences at University of Northern Colorado. We loosely refer to ourselves as the "Mathematical Biology Modeling Group". Our goal is to study biological phenomena from a mathematical perspective and encourage collaboration between the Schools of Biological and Mathematical Sciences. Here are some of the projects we have worked on:

Modeling the population dymanics of predator and prey populations on islands and the potential impacts of introduced diseases.

Using historical United Stated census data to model and predict future U.S. population.

Modeling endangered whale population dynamics using Fujiwara and Caswell's (2001) paper, Demography of the endangered North Atlantic right whale.

General use of age structured population models and stochasticity.

Use of cellular automata in wildlife population modeling.

Estimating pine beetle carrying capacities.

Potential influences of a changing climate on temperate bat populations and communities.

Cougar and mule deer population dynamics.

The mathematics of marital interactions using a Gottman et al. (1999) paper.

We studied the paper "Monarch butterfly spatially discrete advection model" (Yakubu et al. 2004).

Period doubling and chaos in animal populations. 


Ecology, Biological Education, Mathematical Biology 


Hayes, M. A., R. Schorr, and K. W. Navo. 2011. Hibernacula selection by Townsend's big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii) in Southwestern Colorado. Journal of Wildlife Management 75(1):137-143; 2011.
Hayes, M. A. 2009. Into the field: naturalistic education and the future of conservation. Conservation Biology 23(5):1075-1079.
Hayes, M. A., K. W. Navo, L. R. Bonewell, N. LaMantia-Olson. 2009. Allen's big-eared bat (Idionycteris phyllotis) documented in Colorado based on recordings of its distinctive echolocation call. The Southwestern Naturalist 54:499-501.
Adams R. A., and M. A. Hayes. 2008. Water availability and successful lactation by bats as related to climate change in arid regions of western North America. Journal of Animal Ecology 77:1115-1121.