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Dr. James M. Haynes


Dr. James Haynes
121 Lennon Hall
Phone (585) 395-5783
Fax (585) 395-5969

Ph.D., University of Minnesota

SUNY Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Teaching and for Exemplary Contributions to Research.

Curriculum Vitae

Undergraduate Courses:

Environmental Science (ENV 201/202), Biological Oceanography (ENV 319), Biology of Pollution (ENV 423), Marine Biology/Geology- Bahamas (ENV/ESC 457), Fish Ecology (ENV 484), Environmental Impact Analysis (ENV 488), Fishery Techniques & Fish Identification (ENV 490).

Graduate Courses:

Biology of Pollution (ENV 523), Marine Biology/Geology- Bahamas (ENV/ESC 557), Fish Ecology (ENV 584), Environmental Impact Analysis (ENV 588), Fishery Techniques & Fish Identification (ENV 590).


FISH ECOLOGY/FISHERY SCIENCE: fish ecology and behavior; marine biology; benthic macroinvertebrate communities (zebra mussel effects, indicators of stream health); environmental impact analysis; biotelemetry; Great Lakes' issues; environmental education.

Graduate students in the Department of Environmental Science and Biology (MS Biological Sciences) working with Dr. James Haynes.


Graduate student biographies in progress. Check back for more details...



Haynes, and S.T. Wellman*. 2009. Total PCBs, dioxin-furan TEQs and total mercury concentrations in mink in and out of the Rochester Embayment Area of Concern shore of Lake Ontario. Archiv. Environ. Contam.Toxicol. 57(4): 794-802.

Haynes, J. M., S.T. Wellman*, K.J. Beckett, J.J. Pagano, S.D. Fitzgerald, and S.J. Bursian. 2009. Histological lesions in mink jaws are a highly sensitive biomarker of effect after exposure to TCDD-like chemicals: field and literature-based confirmations. Archiv. Environ. Contam.Toxicol. 57(4): 803-807.

Wellman*, S.T., J.M. Haynes, and J.J. Pagano. 2009. Model estimates bioaccumulation of total PCBs, dioxin-furan TEQs, and total mercury in mink liver based on concentrations in Lake Ontario water. Archiv. Environ. Contam.Toxicol. 57(4): 808-815

Foust*, J.C., and J.M. Haynes. 2007. Failure of walleye recruitment in a lake with little suitable spawning habitat is probably exacerbated by restricted home ranges. J. Freshwater Ecol. 22(2): 297-309.

Walter*, R.P., and J.M. Haynes. 2006. Fish and coral community structure are related on shallow water patch reefs near San Salvador, Bahamas. Bull. Marine Sci. 79(2): 365-374.

Halbrend*, S.W., S.D. Hile*, J.M. Haynes, and B.R. Roosa. 2006. Rock bass learn to associate food with a visual cue and remember the association when food is absent. J. Freshwater Ecol. 21(3): 391-397.

Hughes*, T.C., C.E. Lowie and J.M. Haynes. 2005. Age, growth, relative abundance, and scuba capture of a new or recovering population of lake sturgeon in the lower Niagara River, New York. N. Am. J. Fish. Mgmt. 25: 1263-1272.

Haynes, J.M., N.A. Tisch, C.M. Mayer and R.S. Rhyne*. 2005. Benthic macroinvertebrate communities in southwestern Lake Ontario following invasion of Dreissena and Echinogammarus: 1983 – 2000. J. N. American Benthological Society. 24(1): 148-167.

Haynes, J.M., M.M. Hluchy, and M.R. Connolly. 2004. Disseminating successful undergraduate science curriculum adaptation and implementation strategies and CCLI grant-writing Techniques: Regional workshops led by successful innovators and experienced investigators, evaluating faculty change processes, and assessing student understanding of STEM concepts. Pages 227-331, in Invention and Impact: Building Excellence in Undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education. American Association for the Advancement of Science. Washington, DC.

Lowie*, C.E., and J.M. Haynes. 2001. Comparison of walleye habitat suitability index (HSI) information with habitat features of a walleye spawning stream. J. Freshwater Ecol.: 621-631.

Haynes, J.M., T.W. Stewart and G.E. Cook*. 1999. Benthic macroinvertebrate communities in southwestern Lake Ontario following invasion of Dreissena: continuing change. J. Great Lakes Res. 25(4):828-838.

Haynes, J.M. 1998. Stressed stream analysis: addressing real environmental problems in local communities to stimulate undergraduate science faculty and students. J. Coll. Sci. Teach. 28(1):43-51.

Haynes, J.M. 1997. Zebra mussels and benthic macroinvertebrate communities of southwestern Lake Ontario and selected tributaries: unexpected results? Great Lakes Res. Rev. 3(1):9-16.

Miller*, S.J., and J.M. Haynes. 1997. Factors limiting colonization in western New York creeks by the zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha. J. Freshwater Ecol. 12(1):81-88.

Haynes, J.M.  1995. Thermal ecology of salmonids in Lake Ontario. Great Lakes Res. Rev. 2(1):17-22.
Stewart*, T.W., and J.M. Haynes. 1994. Benthic macroinvertebrate community changes following zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) invasion of southwestern Lake Ontario. J. Great Lakes Res. 20(2):479-493.

Aultman*, D.C., and J.M. Haynes. 1993. Spring thermal fronts and salmonine sport catches in Lake Ontario. N. Amer. J. Fish. Mgmt. 13(3):502-510.

Haynes, J.M., G.P. Gerber* and J.K. Buttner. 1989. Response of sport fishes to thermal discharges in the Great Lakes: is Somerset Station, Lake Ontario, different?  J. Great Lakes Res. 15(4):709-718.

Haynes, J.M., and G.P. Gerber*. 1989. Movements and temperatures of radiotagged salmonines in Lake Ontario and comparisons with other large aquatic systemsJ. Freshwater Ecol. 5(2):197-204.  

*denotes student author


Recent Grants:

Haynes, J.M., K.F. Korfmacher, and E.J. Mellas. 2010-2012. GLISTEN collaborative cluster planning and implementation. Great Lakes Innovative Stewardship Through Education Network, National Center for Science and Cooperative Education.

Haynes, J.M., and G. Neuderfer. 2010-2011. Water quality monitoring for the Remedial Action Plan. Monroe County Dept. of Health.

Haynes, J.M., and J.A. Zollweg. 2005-2006. Distribution of host fishes for listed and rare freshwater mussel species, and of state-listed fishes, in Muddy Creek on the Erie National Wildlife Refuge. US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Haynes, J.M. 2004-2006. Status of longear sunfish populations in western New York. NY Dept. of Environmental Conservation.

Haynes, J.M. 2004. Benthic macroinvertebrates of the Irondequoit Bay wetland. Monroe County Dept. of Health.

Haynes, J.M., J.J. Pagano and S.T. Wellman. 2003-2006. RAP progress in the Rochester Embayment of Lake Ontario: Population monitoring and levels of bioaccumulative chemicals of concern in mink, a sentinel species. New York Great Lakes Protection Fund.

Haynes, J.M. 2002. Biological study of Irondequoit Bay. Monroe County Department of Planning and Development.

Haynes, J.M. 2002-2010. Fishery study of Waneta and Lamoka Lakes. Waneta-Lamoka Lakes Association.

Haynes, J.M., S.M. Millar and M.M. Hluchy. 2001-2006. Assessment and evaluation supplement to “Regional Workshops Led by Successful Innovators and Experienced Investigators.” National Science Foundation.

Haynes, J.M. and M.M. Hluchy. 2000-2005. Disseminating successful undergraduate science curriculum development, adaptation and implementation strategies and CCLI grant writing techniques: regional workshops led by successful innovators and experienced investigators. National Science Foundation.

Haynes, J.M. and J.C. Makarewicz. 2000-2002. Measuring RAP progress in the Rochester Embayment of Lake Ontario: determining baseline levels of bioaccumulative chemicals of concern in air, water, sediment and sentinel species. NY Great Lakes Protection Fund.

Haynes, J.M., J. Chiarenzelli, A. Nelson, J. Pagano and T.C. Young. 1999-2001. Academic program assessment. Great Lakes Research Consortium.

Tisch, N., J.M. Haynes and C. Mayer. 1999. Impact assessment of the introduced amphipod, Echinogammarus ischnus, in the Great Lakes. Great Lakes Research Consortium.

Makarewicz, J.C. and J.M. Haynes (Principal Investigators) and R.C. Dilcher, J.C. Hunter and C.J. Norment (Co-Principal Investigators). 1999. Biological survey of Yanty Creek Marsh. NY Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

Haynes, J.M. (Lead Instructor), and seven co-investigators. 1998-99, 1996-97, 1994-95, 1993-93, 1990-91. Great Lakes Research Consortium summer practicum for applied environmental problem-solving:  new approaches and techniques for undergraduate faculty. National Science Foundation, Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement Program.

Haynes, J.M. (Project Director), and six co-investigators. 1997-98, 1995-96, 1993-94. Stressed Stream Analysis: addressing real environmental problems to stimulate undergraduate faculty. National Science Foundation, Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement Program.

Haynes, J.M. 1996-97. Macroinvertebrate survey, sampling strategy, and biotic index for the Irondequoit Creek wetland.  Monroe County Dept. of Health.

Haynes, J.M. 1994-95. Community ecology of the Niagara County artificial reef and nearby natural areas of Lake Ontario. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Haynes, J.M. 1994. Survey of Buttonwood Creek, Monroe County, NY to determine habitat availability for and relative abundance of a species of special concern, the pirate perch (Aphredoderus sayanus). Monroe County Dept. of Transportation.

Haynes, J.M. 1992-93. Deployment and recovery of sediment samplers and side-scan sonar in Lake Ontario. SUNY at Stony Brook.

Haynes, J.M. 1991. Relative fish abundance at an artificial reef in Lake Ontario. Niagara County Department of Planning and Industrial Development.  

Haynes, J.M. 1990. Sediment sampling and analysis, Braddock Bay, Lake Ontario. Town of Greece, NY.  

Haynes, J.M., and N.J. Frisch. 1989-90. Illustrated guide and slide set for Hudson River fishes. Hudson River Foundation.  

*denotes student contributor

"There is more learning in the question itself than the answer."

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Last Updated 8/29/13