PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – Shawnee State University welcomes Dr. Kenneth Haynes to speak as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series at 7 p.m. on Oct. 27 in the Flohr Lecture Hall in the Clark Memorial Library.
Dr. Haynes will present his lecture titled, “Life Undercover: Behavioral Characteristics of a Stealthy Blood Feeder.” His lecture focuses on questions about insect behavior and chemical ecology. Many facets of insect behaviors are mediated by chemical cues from the environment or signals produced by the insects themselves. Dr. Haynes’s research has explored the use of sex pheromones by moths, the exploitation of chemical communication by predators, the origins of signaling in beetles, and most recently, the biology and behavior of bed bugs.
Dr. Haynes is a Professor of Entomology at the University of Kentucky. He is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Over his career, Dr. Haynes has published over 120 research papers and other articles, co-authored a book on insect pheromones and co-edited two books on methods in chemical ecology. His research focuses on insect behavior and chemical communication, with a more recent focus on the biology and behavior of bed bugs.
Admission is free of charge to those wishing to attend.
Dr. Haynes’s lecture is presented as part of the 2015-16 Jane M.G. Foster Distinguished Lecture Series and is sponsored by the SSU Development Foundation.