1552 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53726
Education and Background
Ph.D. Zoology. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Thesis title: “Do bees matter to cranberry? The effect of bees, landscape, and local management on cranberry yield”. December 2013. Advisor: Dr. Claudio Gratton.
M.S. Entomology and Agroecology. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Thesis Title: “Conservation of Non-Crop Habitats and Ecosystem Services in Wisconsin Potatoes.” May 2009. Advisor: Dr. Caludio Gratton.
B.A. Environmental Studies, with Honors. Bates College, Lewiston, ME. Thesis Title: “Impact of Patch Retention on Ground Beetle Communities in Western Maine.” May 2003. Advisor: Dr. Curtis Bohlen.
I am interested in the impact of habitat fragmentation and land-use on insect communities. More specifically, I am interested in how benefical insects in agro-ecosystems are influenced by local and landscape-scale habitat availability and management.
Baking, sewing, gardening, cycling, skiing, curling, hunting, photography.
Werling, B.P, T.L. Dickson, R.I. Isaacs, H. Gaines, C. Gratton and 12 others. (2014) Perennial grasslands increase multiple ecosystem services in bioenergy landscapes. PNAS
Kennedy, C.M., E. Lonsdorf, M.C. Neel, N.M. Williams, T.H. Rickets, R. Winfree, R. Bommarco, C. Brittain, A.L. Burley, D. Cariveau, L.G. Carvalheiro, N.P. Chacoff, S.A. Cunningham, B.N. Danforth, J. Dudenhoffer, E. Elle, H.R. Gaines, and 24 others (2013) A global quantitative synthesis of local and landscape effects on wild bee pollinators in agroecosystems. Ecology Letters 16: 584-599, doi: 10.1111/ele.12082
- H. R. Gaines and Claudio Gratton. (2010) Seed predation increases with ground beetle diversity in a Wisconsin (USA) potato agroecosystem. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 137: 329-336.
- Rachael Winfree, Neal M. Williams, Hannah Gaines, John S. Ascher, Claire Kremen (2008) Wild bee pollinators provide the majority of crop visitation across land-use gradients in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, USA. Journal of Applied Ecology 45:793-802