Tracie Hayes

A person with long blond/brown hair in a windy coastal setting with foggy waves behind them.

Position Title
PhD Candidate and in the Population Biology Graduate Group

  • Department of Entomology and Nematology
UC Davis Main Campus, Briggs 380K

I am interested in organisms that rely on resource patches that are rare in space and time. These ephemeral resource patches often act as ecological epicenters, or what Charles Elton referred to as “centers of action,” where species interactions, niche partitioning, and behavioral/morphological adaptations are intensified. Particularly, I am using carrion beetles in coastal ecosystems to study the effects of ephemeral resource patches on reproductive output and population characteristics.