1575 Linden Dr.
Moore Hall 5th floor
Madison, WI 53706
Education and Background (full CV)
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 how local and landscape characteristics influence pollinators in agro-ecosystems. Most recently my research has focused on how the landscape surrounding commercial apiaries influences honey bee hive success.
Baking, sewing, knitting, gardening, cycling, skiing, curling, hunting.
Quinlan, G.M., D. Sponsler, H.R. Gaines-Day, H.B.G. McMinn-Sauder, C.R.V. Otto, A.H. Smart, T. Colin, C. Gratton, R. Isaacs, R. Johnson, M.O. Milbrath, C.M. Grozinger. 2022. Grassy–herbaceous land moderates regional climate effects on honey bee colonies in the Northcentral US. Environmental Research Letters 17 (6) https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ac7063
Mallinger, R. E., H. R. Gaines-Day, and C. Gratton. 2017. Do managed bees have negative effects on wild bees ?: A systematic review of the literature. PLoS ONE 12:e0189268.
Gaines-Day, H.R. and C. Gratton (2017) Understanding Barriers to Participation in Cost-Share Programs For Pollinator Conservation by Wisconsin (USA) Cranberry Growers. Insects 8 (3): 79-91, doi:10.3390/insects8030079
Lichtenberg, EM, CM Kennedy, C Kremen, P Batáry, F Berendse, R Bommarco, NA Bosque‐Pérez, LG Carvalheiro, WE Snyder, NM Williams, R Winfree, BK Klatt, S Åström, F Benjamin, C Brittain, R Chaplin‐Kramer, Y Clough, B Danforth, T Diekötter, SD Eigenbrode, J Ekroos, E Elle, BM Freitas, Y Fukuda, HR Gaines‐Day, and 39 others (2017) A global synthesis of the effects of diversified farming systems on arthropod diversity within fields and across agricultural landscapes. Global Change Biology, DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13714
Gaines-Day, H.R., C. Gratton (2016) Crop yield is correlated with honey bee hive density but not in high woodland landscapes. Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment 218: 53-57, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2015.11.001
Steffan, S.A., Y. Chikaraishi, C.R. Currie, H. Horn, H.R. Gaines-Day, J.N. Pauli, J.E. Zalapa, N. Ohkouchi (2015) Microbes are trophic analogs of animals. PNAS 112 (40): 15119-15124, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1508782112
Bernauer, OM, HR Gaines-Day, SA Steffan (2015) Colonies of Bumble Bees (Bombus impatiens) Produce Fewer Workers, Less Bee Biomass, and Have Smaller Mother Queens Following Fungicide Exposure. Insects 6 (2): 478-488; doi:10.3390/insects6020478
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