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John Hayes

Dean of Warner College and Professor

WCNR Administrative/Support Units

Contact Information:

Phone: (970) 491-1649


John P. Hayes has served as Dean of Warner College of Natural Resources on June 1, 2014. He previously served as University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Dean for Research and Director of the Florida Agricultural Station in Gainesville, FL. John's scholarly background has focused on applied ecology, primarily related to wildlife ecology and forest science. He has co-edited two books and authored or co-authored numerous technical, semi-technical and popular articles and reports in the field. John earned his Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology from Cornell University, his M.S. in biology from Southern Oregon State College, and his undergraduate degree in wildlife science from Oregon State University. While at the University of Florida, he also chaired the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, served as Director of the Ordway-Swisher Biological Station, and taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He also previously served as Associate Dean for International Programs at the Oregon State University College of Forestry.

Area of Expertise:

Academic leadership, applied vertebrate ecology, and forest management.

Interests & Studies:

Conservation Biology
Conservation On Private Lands
Landscape Ecology
Leadership in Educational and Organizational Settings
Public Lands
Wildlife Ecology
Wildlife and Energy Development


Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Cornell University , Ithaca, NY , 1990

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Selected Articles:

Changing wind turbine cut-in speed reduces bat fatalities at wind facilities.
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment , 9:209-214. , 2011
Arnett, E. B., M. M. P. Huso, M. R. Schirmacher, and J. P. Hayes

Nestedness of a desert bat assemblage: species composition patterns in insular and contiguous landscapes.
Oecologia , 158:687-697 , 2009
Frick, W. F., J. P. Hayes, and P. A. Heady, III

Influence of forest management on headwater stream amphibians at multiple spatial scales.
Ecological Applications , 15:811-823 , 2005
Stoddard, M. A., and J. P. Hayes

Response of birds to thinning young Douglas-fir forests.
Ecological Applications , 13:1222-1232 , 2003
Hayes, J. P., J. M. Weikel, and M. M. P. Huso

Statistical power analysis in wildlife research
Journal of Wildlife Management , 61:270-279 , 1997
Steidl, R. J., J. P. Hayes, and E. Schauber