About William K. Hayes, PhD

I relish biodiversity and study diverse organisms and topics in the California, Caribbean, and Galapagos Islands biodiversity hotspots. My students and I examine the behavior, ecology, and toxinology of venomous snakes - especially rattlesnakes - and arthropods. We also investigate the behavior, ecology, taxonomy, and conservation of endangered iguanas and birds. I'm concerned about and actively engage in environmental education - especially among faith groups, which need to develop a stronger conservation ethic. I thoroughly enjoy working with graduate students and enjoy teaching classes in behavior, ecology, herpetology, research, and statistics.