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Barbara Hayford, Associate Professor
of Life Sciences
School of Natural and Social
research interests focus on the ecology and biogeography of non-biting
midges (Diptera: Chironomidae), conservation of aquatic habitat, and
science education and outreach in Nebraska. As an
academician at Wayne State College, I combine my research with my
teaching to bring the most current findings in Biology to my students.
can find the links to my current research in the menu bars at thet top
of this page. My current research projects
- The Mongolian
Aquatic Insect Survey (MAIS).
My lab works on discovering and documenting diversity of
Chironomidae in Mongolia and on the biological assessment and
conservation of aquatic habitat in Mongolia.
- Chironomid pupal
exuviae of Nebraska (CPEN). My
lab collects floating pupal exuviae of chironomids in conjunction
with water quality and physical and habitat parameters to describe
the ecology of aquatic habitat in Nebraska.
- The Wayne State
College Museum of Natural History (WSCMNH).
The Museum houses numerous specimens of local birds,
fish, and mammals and an increasing number of freshwater
invertebrates. A complete inventory of the
museum holdings will soon be available. The
Museum also performs science education and outreach for Northeast
- Undergraduate Research. I
have mentored numerous students in their undergraduate research
projects. Check here to find out what my current students are
- Publications. Check here to
see a more complete list of my peer reviewed and technical
- Photos: Here are a selection of
sampling sites and activities from my various research projects.
- Links: Here are links to research
pages and professional organizations.