Ian Hays (.Work)


Ecology, morphology, and behavior are the three basic pillars of my research to date at the Hauber Lab. I am interested in urban as well as behavioral ecology, and am excited to be pursuing research opportunities for Fall 2018 in these fields.

Research Interests: How does habitat influence evolution and what novel behaviors and morphology arise due to those drivers? In the age of anthropogenic forces, how do we conserve affected populations and how are organisms coping with, or adapting to, our presence? How can we ‘adapt’ our behavior to reduce stress on populations/communities and prevent their degradation?

With a background in architecture, infrastructure, and design, I am also interested in how fauna interact with our built environment.