Experience

experimental ecology – natural history – coastal communities
ecophysiology – thermal biology – behavior
climate change – environmental monitoring – ocean acidification

 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Biology & Friday Harbor Labs, University of Washington, Seattle, 2016-present

Research Assistant, Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO), University of California, Santa Cruz, 2005-2009

 

EDUCATION

PhD Biology, University of Washington, Seattle 2016

BSc Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz 2001

AA Spanish, Cabrillo College 1998

SPECIALIZED SKILLS

>100 marine field sites in 3 countries (Canada, Chile, USA)

1000s of field days include rocky shores, sandy shores, estuaries, sloughs, docks, jetties, boats, lakes, streams, forests

Field biology: coastal natural history, marine algal and invertebrate taxonomy, plankton identification, experimental & observational methods, installation of equipment in rock, waterproofing, measurement of temperature, current, water chemistry, WA State Boaters License

General lab & shop: microscopy, fluorometry, spectrophotometry, use of tensometer, soldering, wiring, plumbing, flume, wind tunnel, construction with hand & power tools, aquatic animal husbandry

Cell & molecular lab: sterile technique, cell culture, bacterial transformation & cloning, DNA, RNA, & protein extraction, PCR, restriction digest, electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE, Western blot, sequence alignment

Statistical software: R, SPSS, Systat, Matlab (basic)

Languages: English, Spanish

 

PUBLICATIONS

4. H.A. Hayford, M. J. O’Donnell, E. Carrington (In review) Radio tracking detects thermoregulation at a snail’s pace.

3. W.B. Stickle, E. Carrington, H. Hayford (2017) Seasonal changes in the thermal regime and gastropod tolerance to temperature and desiccation stress in the rocky intertidal zone at the southern end of the inside passage. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 488:83-91 Abstract

2. S.E. Gilman, H. Hayford, C. Craig, E. Carrington (2015) Body temperatures of an intertidal barnacle and two whelk predators in relation to shore height, solar aspect, and microhabitat. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 536:77-88 Abstract

1. H.A. Hayford, S.E. Gilman, E. Carrington (2015) Foraging behavior minimizes heat exposure in a complex thermal landscape. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 518:165-175 Abstract

 

PRESENTATIONS

24. H.A. Hayford, E. Carrington (Aug 2017) Small movements with big benefits: thermoregulation in an intertidal snail. Contributed talk; Ecological Society of America, Portland, OR

23. H.A. Hayford (July 2017) Confronting rising temperatures at a snail’s pace: Small movements have big performance benefits. Invited seminar; Friday Harbor Labs, Friday Harbor, WA

22. H.A. Hayford, E. Carrington (Jan 2017) Performance benefits of slow migratory behavior in a predictable dynamic habitat. Contributed talk; Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, New Orleans, LA

21. E. Carrington, M. George, H. Hayford, L. Newcomb, C. Friedman, I. Jefferds (Jan 2017) All wahsed up? Mussel survival in the face of ocean warming and acidification. Contributed talk; Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, New Orleans, LA

20. H.A. Hayford (May 2016) Moderating thermal risk at a snail’s pace. Invited seminar; Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

19. H.A. Hayford (Aug 2015) Risky business: moderating a highly fluctuating thermal environment at a snail’s pace. Invited seminar; University of California, Irvine, CA

18. H.A. Hayford (July 2015) Low speed, high tech: radio tracking small marine animals. Contributed talk; Seattle Nerd Night, Seattle, WA

17. M.N. George*, H.A. Hayford*, E. Carrington (May 2015) Does ocean acidification affect snail performance? Contributed talk; University of Washington Dept. of Biology Ecoseminar, Seattle, WA     *Co-first authors

16. H.A. Hayford, E. Carrington (Apr 2015) Slowly but surely: Navigating thermal stress at a snail’s pace. Contributed talk; University of Washington Biology Graduate Student Symposium, Seattle, WA

15. H.A. Hayford, E. Carrington (Jan 2015) The best of both worlds: Radio tracking and thermal mimics show thermoregulation in intertidal snails. Contributed talk; Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, West Palm Beach, FL

14. H.A. Hayford, E. Carrington (Nov 2014) Catching waves: Radio tracked snails use tidal cycles to thermoregulate. Contributed talk; Western Society of Naturalists, Tacoma, WA

13. H.A. Hayford (Oct 2014) Slowly but surely: navigating extreme temperatures at a snail’s pace. Invited seminar; Friday Harbor Labs, Friday Harbor, WA

12. H.A. Hayford, S.E. Gilman, E. Carrington (Oct 2014) Behavior ameliorates thermal stress when tidal cycle shifts microclimate. Poster; Graduate Climate Conference, Eatonville, WA

11. H.A. Hayford, E. Carrington (Jan 2014) Slowly but surely: Avoiding heat stress at a snail’s pace. Contributed talk; Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Austin, TX

10. Carrington, H.A. Hayford, S.E. Gilman, K. Kull (Jul 2013) Open air dining: Circatidal foraging patterns of the intertidal whelk Nucella ostrina in a complex thermal landscape. Invited talk; World Congress of Malacology, Ponta Delgada, Portugal

9. H.A. Hayford (May 2013) Slowly and carefully: avoiding heat stress at a snail’s pace. Invited talk; Friday Harbor Labs Advancement Board, Friday Harbor, WA

8. H.A. Hayford, M.J. O’Donnell, E. Carrington (Nov 2012) Low speed, high tech: Radio tracking intertidal snails. Contributed talk; Western Society of Naturalists Annual Meeting, Monterey, CA

7. H.A. Hayford (Nov 2012) Beating the heat? Snail behavior in a complex thermal landscape. Invited seminar; Friday Harbor Labs, Friday Harbor, WA

6. Gilman, S.E., Hayford, H., Nishisaki, M., Vaughn, D., Carrington, E. (Apr 2012) An (Exhaustively) Mechanistic Study of Temperature and Species Interactions. Invited Poster Presented at a NSF-sponsored workshop  “Climate Change and Species Interactions:  Ways Forward”, Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies, NY, November 2012

5. S.E. Gilman, B.S. Helmuth, D. Wethey, E.Carrington, H.A. Hayford (Apr 2012) Moving beyond measurement: Connecting sensor data to organismal performance. Invited talk; Annual Meeting of the U.S. Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology, Newport, RI

4. H.A. Hayford, S.E. Gilman, E. Carrington (Dec 2011) Nucella ostrina alters behavior when tidal cycle shifts microclimate. Contributed talk; University of Washington Biology Graduate Student Symposium, Seattle, WA

3. H.A. Hayford, S.E. Gilman, E. Carrington (Nov 2011) Nucella ostrina alters behavior when tidal cycle shifts microclimate. Contributed talk; Western Society of Naturalists Annual Meeting, Vancouver, WA

2. H.A. Hayford (Jul 2008) What we think we know about the rocky intertidal. Invited seminar; Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz, CA

1. J.A. Mackie, H.A. Hayford, J. Witkowski, J.B. Geller (2007) Towards a Molecular Inventory of the Plankton of Elkhorn Slough. Poster; Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Currents Symposium, Monterey, CA