BIOL 1108 - Principles of Biology II
BIOL 2212 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
FYES 1000 - First Year Experience

Kimberly A. Hays, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor of Biology
Natural Science
Phone: 706.272.2581
Office: Peeples Hall 222
Ph.D. Oklahoma State University
M.S. Oklahoma State University
B.S. Jacksonville State University

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Department of Natural Sciences
School of Science, Technology, and Mathematics

My background is in ecotoxicology and wildlife biology. I am specifically interested in how human disturbance (i.e. chemical, physical, noise) influences wildlife at multiple levels of organization (genetic, reproductive, population). In my research I have explored how human stressors influence genetic integrity, population demographics, and population structure in white-footed mice and red-eared slider turtles. I also enjoy good, old fashioned Natural History and learning what organisms live in a place and documenting shifts in population over time or as land use changes. I spent many years in a Natural History collection and love to introduce students to new organisms!

My teaching interests include, Introductory Biology, Ecotoxicology, Human Anatomy, and Mammalogy (the study of mammals!). Regardless of their major, I want students to understand the world around them, their own bodies, and often how those two interact.

If you are interested in becoming involved in wildlife related research please contact me.

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