Stephen Hayes, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology

Stephen Hayes, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Biology

Contact Information

  • Spring 2022
    Tuesday: 1:00-2:30 pm
    Wednesday: 2:00-3:30 pm
    Friday: 2:00-3:00 pm

  • (509) 313-5519

Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., University of Idaho, Wildlife Sciences 1999

M.S., University of Idaho, Statistics, 2003

M.S., University of Tennessee, Wildlife Science 1990

B.S., Eastern Washington University, Biology, 1985

B.A., Eastern Washington University, Journalism, 1984

Research Interests
Wildlife ecology, GIS, Statistical modelling

I conduct field research on waterfowl with geographic information systems (GIS) and statistical modeling. I study how resource use affects survival and reproduction in waterfowl populations. The migratory behavior of waterfowl, their dependence on wetlands, and their economic value exposes students to a variety of research areas including conservation biology, wildlife management, and basic research. Students working with Dr. Hayes will learn GIS, statistical programming with R, and a variety of field techniques. Waterfowl trapping and banding opportunities occur throughout the year; interested students are encouraged to volunteer.