1552 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53726
Education and Background
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, Curtis Bohlen.
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.
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”. Expected December 2013. Advisor: Dr. Claudio Gratton.
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.
- Hannah 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