PeopleFacultyBruce P. Hayden

Bruce P. Hayden
Professor of Environmental Sciences

Regions of Interest:
Eastern Shore of Virginia

Global change and historical climatology, coastal ecosystem dynamics, coastal geomorphology, climate vegetation interactions, vegetation controls on climate. Bruce Hayden is a climatologist and an ecologist whose primary research interests focus vegetation controls on the Earth’s planetary. He has developed and tested models of biogeochemical cycles, energy flow and secondary succession. In his most recent work, he uses computer models to simulate the growth, birth and death of each tree on small forest plots. The simulations describe changes in forest structure and composition over time, in response to both internal and external sources of perturbation. The models are applied at spatial scales ranging in size from small forest gaps to entire landscapes and at temporal scales of years to millennia.

Bruce P. Hayden is a Professor of Environmental Sciences and a member of the Center for Regional Environmental Studies at the University of Virginia. He received his Ph.D. in Biometeorology from the University of Chicago and the University of Wisconsin 1968 and did postdoctoral study in paleoclimatology at the University of Wisconsin (1968-1870). He joined the Department of Environmental Sciences in 1970. Dr. Hayden has also served as a Senior Queens Fellow in Marine Sciences at the University of Sydney (1983-1984) Division Director for Environmental Biology at the National Science Foundation (1998-2000). He has served as the Director of the Virginia Coast Reserve Long-Term Ecological Research Project (1991-2004). From 2001-2003 he served as Chair of the Department of Environmental Sciences. In addition, to work at the VCR LTER program, he also leads a team for the nascent NEON program that will develop a nation-wide network of ecological observatories. He is the author of more than 150 publications.

Department of Environmental Sciences
390 Clark Hall
The University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Telephone: 434-924-0545
Fax: 434-924-4761
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