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.
- Gaines-Day, H.R., C. Gratton (in review) Crop yield is correlated with honey bee hive density but not in high woodland landscapes. Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment
- Steffan, S.A., Y. Chikaraishi, C.R. Currie, H. Horn, H.R. Gaines-Day, J.N. Pauli, J.E. Zalapa, N. Ohkouchi (in press) Microbes are trophic analogs of animals: Unification of the macro- and microbiome in food web ecology. PNAS
Gaines-Day, H.R. and C. Gratton (2015) Biotic and abiotic factors contribute to cranberry pollination. Journal of Pollination Ecology 15 (3): 15-22.
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 111 (4) 1652-1657, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1309492111.
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