Daniel Hayes

Daniel J. Hayes

Ecosystem Simulation Science Group
Environmental Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6301
Phone: (865) 574-7322
Fax: (865) 574-2232
hayesdj@ornl.gov

Current Positions

  • Research Scientist, Biological and Environmental Sciences Directorate
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN (2010- present)
    Carbon-Climate Modeler, Ecosystem Simulation Group, Climate Change Science Institute
  • Joint Faculty Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (2010 - present)

Education

  • PhD. Forest Science, Oregon State University (2006)
    Dissertation entitled: A System for Monitoring Regional Carbon Dynamics Associated with Land Cover and Land Use Change along the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor.
  • M.S. Forest Resources, University of Maine (1999)
    Thesis entitled: Remote Sensing for Monitoring Land Cover and Land Use Change in the Maya Biosphere Reserve, Guatemala.
  • B.S. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (1996)
    Dual Degree in Resource Management and Environmental and Forest Biology

Research Experience

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK (2006 - 2010)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (2002 - 2006)
    • NASA Earth System Science Graduate Research Fellow (2003 - 2006)
  • Associate Scientist, Department of Forest Management, University of Maine, Orono, ME (2000 - 2002)
  • Faculty Research Associate, Department of Forest Management, University of Maine, Orono, ME (1999 - 2000)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Forest Management, University of Maine, Orono, ME (1998 - 1999)

Teaching Experience

  • Instructor, Department of Forest Management, University of Maine, Orono, ME (2000): Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Forest Management, University of Maine, Orono, ME (1997 - 1999): Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing; Image Processing for Natural Resource Monitoring; Forest Ecosystem Management; Summer Field Forestry
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Forest Management, University of Maine, Orono, ME (1997 - 1999): Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing; Image Processing for Natural Resource Monitoring; Forest Ecosystem Management; Summer Field Forestry

Professional Experience

  • Airphoto Interpreter, Forestry Division, James W. Sewall Co., Old Town, ME (1998)
  • GIS Analyst / Programmer, Forestry Division, James W. Sewall Co., Old Town, ME (1997)
  • Naturalist Guide and Activities Coordinator, Denali National Park Wilderness Centers, Denali Park, AK (1996 - 2000, seasonal)

Memberships

  • American Geophysical Union (2006 - present)

Grants and Awards

Current Projects:
  • Principal Investigator, NASA New Investigator Program:"Diagnosis and attribution of the contemporary North American terrestrial sink for atmospheric CO2: the role of disturbance and land use change", $300K (2010 - 2013).
Awards
  • NASA Earth System Science Graduate Fellowship, Oregon State University (2003 - 2006)
  • Weyerhauser Forestry Scholarship, Oregon State University (2002)
  • Alumni Scholarship, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (1993,1994)

Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals
  • McGuire, A.D., D.J. Hayes, D.W. Kicklighter, M. Manizza, Q. Zhuang, M. Chen, M.J. Follows, K.R. Gurney, J.W. McClelland, J.M. Melillo, B.J. Peterson, and R. Prinn. (2010) An analysis of the carbon balance of the Arctic Basin from 1997 to 2006. Tellus B. In press.
  • McGuire, A.D., R.W. Macdonald, E.A.G. Schuur, J.W. Harden, P. Kuhry, D.J. Hayes, T.R. Christensen, and M. Heimann. (2010) The carbon budget of the northern cryosphere region. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. In press.
  • McGuire, A.D., L.G. Anderson, T.R. Christensen, S. Dallimore, L. Guo, D.J. Hayes, M. Heimann, T.D. Lorenson, R.W. Macdonald, and N. Roulet. (2009) Sensitivity of the carbon cycle in the Arctic to climate change. Ecological Monographs 79:523-555.
  • Hayes, D.J., W.B. Cohen, S.A. Sader and D.E. Irwin. (2008) Estimating Proportional Change in Forest Cover as a Continuous Variable from Multi-Year MODIS Data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 112: 735–749.
  • Hayes, D.J. and W.B. Cohen. (2007) Spatial, spectral and temporal patterns of tropical forest cover change as observed with multiple scales of optical satellite data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 106: 1-16.
  • Hayes, D.J., S.A. Sader, and N.B. Schwartz. (2002) Developing a forest conversion history database to explore the temporal and spatial characteristics of land cover change in the Maya Biosphere Reserve, Guatemala. Landscape Ecology, 17:299-314.
  • Sader, S.A., D.J. Hayes, J.A. Hepinstall, M. Coan, and C. Soza. (2001) Forest change monitoring of a remote biosphere reserve. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 22:1937-1950.
  • Hayes, D.J. and S.A. Sader. (2001) Change detection techniques for monitoring forest clearing and regrowth in a tropical moist forest. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 67(9): 1067-1075.
Manuscripts Submitted
  • Hayes, D.J., A.D. McGuire, D.W. Kicklighter, K.R. Gurney, T.J. Burnside, and J.M. Melillo. In review. Is the northern high latitude land-based CO2 sink weakening? Submitted to Global Biogeochemical Cycles, in review.
Manuscripts in Preparation
  • Hayes, D.J., A.D. McGuire, , G. Stinson, D.P. Turner, Y. Wei, L.S. Heath, W.A. Kurz, T.O. West, B.G. McConkey, B. deJong, D.N. Huntzinger, W.M. Post, R.B. Cook, and NACP Regional Synthesis Participants. Towards better-constrained assessments of the carbon balance of North America in the 21st Century: a comparison of recent model and inventory-based estimates. In preparation for Ecological Applications.
  • Hayes, D.J., S. D. Wullschleger, P. E. Thornton, L. D. Hinzman, A. D. McGuire, R. J. Norby, J. E. Walsh, and C. J. Wilson. Ecosystem Experiments to Quantify Biophysical Interactions in a Warming Arctic. In preparation for Eos Trans. AGU.
Book Chapters
  • Hayes, D.J., A.D. McGuire, D.W. Kicklighter, T.J. Burnside and J. M. Melillo (2010) The effects of land cover and land use change on the contemporary carbon balance of the arctic and boreal terrestrial ecosystems of northern Eurasia. Chapter 6 in Gutman, Groisman and Reissell (eds.) Arctic Land Cover and Land Use in a Changing Climate. NASA Land Cover and Land Use Change Program. Springer, In Press.
  • Krankina, O.N., D. Pflugmacher, D.J. Hayes, A.D. McGuire, M. Hansen, T. Hame, V. Elsakov, and P. Nelson (2010) Vegetation cover in the Eurasian Arctic: Distribution, monitoring, and role in carbon cycling. Chapter 5 in Gutman, Groisman and Reissell (eds.) Arctic Land Cover and Land Use in a Changing Climate. NASA Land Cover and Land Use Change Program. Springer, In Press.
Reports
  • McGuire, A.D., L. Anderson, T.R. Christensen, S. Dallimore, L. Guo, D.J. Hayes, M. Heimann, T. Lorenson, R. Macdonald, and N. Roulet (2008) The Arctic Carbon Cycle Assessment: Executive Summary for Policy Makers, Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (http://www.amap.no/).
  • Hayes, D. J., L. Guo, and A. D. McGuire (2007) A Scientific Synthesis and Assessment of the Arctic Carbon Cycle, Eos Trans. AGU, 88(26), 270, doi:10.1029/2007EO260007.
  • Sader, S.A., D.J. Hayes, D.E. Irwin and S.S. Saatchi (2001) Preliminary forest cover estimates for Central America (1990’s) with reference to the proposed Mesoamerican Biological Corridor. American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Sader, S.A., D.J. Hayes, and C. Soza (1999) The utility of Landsat-TM satellite imagery for Level I forest monitoring of the Maya Biosphere Reserve, Nuevas Perspectivas de Desarrollo Sostenible en Petén: en Cuentro International de Investigadores, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Santa Elena, Guatemala.

Presentations

  • McGuire, A.D., D.J. Hayes, D.W. Kicklighter, Q. Zhuang, M. Chen, K.R. Gurney, J.W. McClelland, J.M. Melillo, B.J.Peterson, and R.G. Prinn (2010) Analysis of the carbon balance of boreal Asia from 1997 – 2006. International Conference on Environmental Observations, Modeling and Information Systems, Tomsk, Russia. (Invited Report).
  • McGuire, A.D., D.J. Hayes, D.W. Kicklighter, M. Manizza, Q. Zhuang, M. Chen, M.J. Follows, K.R. Gurney, J.W. McClelland, J.M. Melillo, and B.J. Peterson (2010) The changing carbon cycle of the Arctic. State of the Arctic Conference, Miami, Florida.
  • Hayes, D.J., A.D. McGuire, D.W. Kicklighter, K.R. Gurney, and J. M. Melillo (2009) A recent shift in the carbon balance of boreal land regions. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (Invited Presentation).
  • McGuire, A.D., E.S. Euskirchen, D.J. Hayes, M. Balshi, Q. Zhuang, D.W. Kicklighter, and J.M. Melillo (2009) Assessing the potential effects of northern high latitude terrestrial ecosystems on the climate system. Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, California.
  • Hayes, D.J., A.D. McGuire, W.M. Post, L.S. Heath, W.A. Kurz, G. Stinson, M.M. Thornton, Y. Wei, T.O. West, and NACP Regional Synthesis Participants (2009). Towards better-constrained assessments of the carbon balance of North America in the 21st Century: A comparison of recent model and inventory-based estimates. Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, California (Poster).
  • D.J. Hayes, A.D. McGuire, D.W. Kicklighter, M. Manizza, Q. Zhuang, M. Chen, M.J. Follows, K.R. Gurney, J.W. McClelland, J.M. Melillo, B.J. Peterson, R.G. Prinn (2009) An analysis of the carbon balance of the Arctic Basin from 1997 to 2006, The 8th International Carbon Dioxide Conference, Jena, Germany (Plenary Presentation).
  • K. Davis, S. Alin, A. Barr, P. Coble, R. Cook, S. Denning, P. Griffith, D. Hayes, L. Heath, D. Huntzinger, A. Jacobson, A. King, W. Kurz, D. McGuire, S. Ogle, W. Post, B. Raczka, D. Ricciuto, A. Richardson, K. Schaefer, P. Thornton, S. Wofsy (2009) Towards well-constrained continental flux estimates: progress in the North American Carbon Program, The 8th International Carbon Dioxide Conference, Jena, Germany (Plenary Presentation).
  • Kasischke, E.S., and D.J. Hayes (2009) Improved understanding of the impacts of disturbance on the carbon cycle of the NA boreal forest and Western NA - integration of observations from field studies and analysis of remote sensing data into process-based models. North American Carbon Program All-Investigators Meeting. San Diego, California. (Plenary Presentation).
  • Kasischke, E.S., S.J. Goetz, A.D. McGuire, and D.J. Hayes. (2008) An overview of the role of disturbance in the terrestrial carbon budget. Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, California (Invited).
  • Hayes, D.J., A.D. McGuire, D.W. Kicklighter, K.R. Gurney, T.J. Burnside, and J.M. Melillo (2008) A recent shift in the carbon balance of high-latitude terrestrial ecosystems in response to changes in climate and disturbance regime. Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, California (Poster Presentation).
  • Hayes, D.J., A. D. McGuire, D. W. Kicklighter, and T.J. Burnside (2008) Effects of climate, natural disturbance, forest management, and land use on carbon dynamics in terrestrial ecosystems of northern Eurasia. First Workshop of the NEESPI Focus Research Center for Biogeochemical Cycles. Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany. (Poster Presentation).
  • McGuire, A.D., L. Anderson, T.R. Christensen, S. Dallimore, L. Guo, D. Hayes, M. Heimann, T. Lorenson, R. Macdonald, and N. Roulet (2007) Sensitivity of the carbon cycle in the Arctic to climate change. Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, California.
  • Hayes, D.J., W.B. Cohen, and D.P. Turner (2005) Ecological Monitoring of the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor. 1st NASA Biodiversity and Ecological Forecasting Science Team Meeting. Washington, D.C. (Poster Presentation).
  • Hayes, D.J., D.P. Turner and W.B. Cohen (2005) Land Use Change and Carbon Budgets in Central America. Belize City, Belize. Invited Presentation to the Government of Belize, Ministry of Forestry.
  • Hayes, D.J., W.B. Cohen, D.P. Turner, S.A. Sader and D.E. Irwin (2004) Modeling forest cover change as a continuous variable with multi-temporal MODIS Vegetation Indices. MODIS Vegetation Workshop II, University of Montana, Missoula (Poster Presentation).
  • Hayes, D.J., D.P. Turner and W.B. Cohen (2004) Monitoring Carbon Flux Associated With Land Cover and Land Use Change Along the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor. USAID / CCAD Remote Sensing and Land Cover and Land Use Change Workshop. Panama City, Panamá. (Invited Presentation)
  • Hayes, D.J. S.A. Sader, N.B. Schwartz, T.L. Sever, and C. Soza (1999). Land cover / land use conversion and socio-economic driving forces in the Northern Petén District, Guatemala, 3rd NASA Land Cover and Land Use Change Science Team Meeting, Warrenton, Virginia (Oral Presentation).
  • Hayes, D.J., S.C. Vermillion, and S.A. Sader (1998) Accuracy Assessment of Forest Change Detection Techniques: Problems encountered in accepting forest industry data as reference in the error matrix. National GAP Analysis Meeting, Santa Barbara, California (Poster Presentation)

Workshops/Outreach

  • Hayes, D.J. (2008, 2009) Climate Change in the Arctic. Camp Denali, Denali Park, Alaska.
  • Hayes, D.J. and D.E. Irwin (2002) Taller Regional IV: Sensores Remotos y Cobertura del Uso del Suelo. Flores, Peten, Guatemala.
  • Irwin, D.E. and D.J. Hayes (2001) Taller Regional III: Sensores Remotos y Cobertura del Uso del Suelo. Managua, Nicaragua.
  • Saatchi, S., S.A. Sader, D.E. Irwin and D.J. Hayes (2000) Taller Regional II: El Uso de los datos satélites, San Salvador, El Salvador.
  • Hayes, D.J. (1997, 1998, 1999) Boreal Forest Ecology. Camp Denali and North Face Lodge, Denali Park, Alaska.
  • Hayes, D.J. (1998) Northern Forest Ecology. Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Craftsbury Common, Vermont.

Service

  • Professional Service
    • Member, Scientific Program Committee, North American Carbon Program 3rd All-Investigators Meeting (2010 – 2011)
    • Hayes, D.J., D.S. Huntzinger, A. Barr, and B. deJong (co-chairs) Plenary Session theme on “The State of the Science in Assessing the North American Carbon
      Budget”, North American Carbon Program 3rd All-Investigators Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana (February 2011).
    • Group Leader, Inventory- and Model- based Data Comparison Working Group, North American Carbon Program Third Interim Synthesis Workshop, University of Colorado, Boulder (August 2010).
    • Kasischke, E., S. Goetz, and D. Hayes. (co-conveners) Biogeosciences Special Session (B03) “Monitoring and assessing the impacts of disturbance on the terrestrial carbon budget”, Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union. San Francisco, California (December 2008).
  • Manuscript Reviews for Refereed Journals
    • Biological Conservation (2007)
    • Coastal Management Journal (2010)
    • Ecological Applications (2007)
    • Global Biogeochemical Cycles (2008)
    • Geophysical Research Letters (2008)
    • Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (2008)
    • Nature (2007)
    • Remote Sensing of Environment (2008, 2009)
  • Proposal Reviews for Funding Agencies and Programs
    • Research Grant Assessment, Natural Environment Research Council (2010)
    • Science Review Panel, NASA Earth Venture Proposals (2010)
    • Proposal Review, Global Change Student Research Grant Competition, International Arctic Research Center (2007, 2008, 2009)
    • Proposal Review, NASA New Investigator Program (2005)

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