EDUCATION 2018 – PresentPhD Student in Environmental Life Sciences Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences
2016 – 2018MS in Ecology Utah State University, Department of Watershed Sciences. GPA: 4.00
2012 – 2014BS in Environmental Science & Management University of California, Davis. GPA: 3.94
2007 – 2012AA in Economics; AA in Liberal Arts: Math & Science Contra Costa Community College, San Pablo CA. GPA: 4.00
GRANTS and FELLOWSHIPS 2017 – 2018Climate Adaptation Science NSF NRT Program, Utah State University Research Fellowship
REPORTS and PUBLICATIONS Epperly, J., A. Witt, J. Haight, S. Washko, T. Atwood, J. Brahney, S. Brothers, and E. Hammill (2018). Relationships between borders, management agencies, and the likelihood of watershed impairment. PLOS ONE 13 (9).
Haight, J.D. (2018). Landscape Planning for Climate Change Resilience in the Southern Rockies. All Graduate Theses & Dissertations, 7289. https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/etd/7289.
Haight, Jeffrey and Edd Hammill (2017). Chapter 2: Quantifying the Climatic Exposure of Utah’s Interconnected Aquatic Systems. Prioritizing Ecological Lands for Conservation (State Report to Utah Division of Wildlife).
Hammill, Edd and Jeffrey Haight (2017). Chapter 1: Valuing Terrestrial Lands Based on Climate Velocities. Prioritizing Ecological Lands for Conservation (State Report to Utah Division of Wildlife).
PUBLICATIONS IN PREP and REVIEW Haight, Jeffrey and Edd Hammill. Protected areas as potential refugia for biodiversity under climatic change. Anticipated submission to Conservation Letters in October 2018.
Haight, Jeffrey, Akasha Faist, and Sasha Reed. Seed bank communities and responses to soil texture in a cold desert. Submitted to Journal of Arid Environments in September 2018
Prudencio, L., N. Gillard, E. Esplin, M. Ge, J. Haight, and R. Choi. Assessing fire trends, economic effects, and adaptive management strategies in the Intermountain West. Submitted to Fire in August 2018
PRESENTATIONS Haight, Jeffrey and Edd Hammill. Evaluating protected areas as broad climate refugia in the Southern Rockies. Poster presentation at the 103rd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, New Orleans, USA (August 6th, 2018).
Haight, Jeffrey. Landscape Planning for Climate Change Resilience in the Southern Rockies. Thesis Defense Seminar, Logan, Utah (April 19th, 2018).
Haight, Jeffrey and Edd Hammill. Systematically prioritizing landscape conservation on the basis of climatic vulnerabilities. Oral presentation at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the International Association for Landscape Ecology - US Chapter, Chicago, Illinois, USA (April 10th, 2018).
Haight, Jeffrey, Jimi Gragg, Eric Edgley, and Edd Hammill (2018). Using environmental risks to efficiently prioritize landscape management. Oral presentation at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Utah Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Vernal, Utah, USA (March 22nd, 2018).
Haight, Jeffrey and Edd Hammill (2017). Systematically prioritizing the conservation of ecological lands through the use of climate velocities. Oral presentation at the 102nd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Portland, Oregon, USA (August 9th, 2017).
Haight, Jeffrey (2017). Prioritization of Conservation Lands in Utah. Oral presentation at the 2017 Watershed Sciences Graduate Research Symposium, Logan, Utah, USA (April 7th 2017).
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE Graduate Research AssistantUtah State University, 08/16 – 08/18 Main project focuses on mapping potential shifts in climate space and landscape connectivity across Utah’s ecoregions and modeling the prioritization of conservation efforts in light of projected regional change. Faculty advisor: Edd Hammill, Department of Watershed Sciences
Research TechnicianColorado State University, 04/16 – 08/16 Conducted field surveys aimed at monitoring the status of Northern Spotted Owls populations in Northern California. Surveys primarily involved extensive observations of owl behavior, navigation across difficult terrain, and the recording of thorough field notes. PI: Dr. Alan Franklin
Field TechnicianUSFS, Pacific Southwest Research Station, 05/15 – 08/15 Conducted fields surveys (transect sampling and broadcast surveys) focusing on woodpecker nesting and foraging behavior in post-fire landscapes. Additional tasks included vegetation assessment, establishment of experimental plots for monitoring wood-boring beetle activity, and database entry and management. PI: Dr. Angela D. White, USDA Forest Service
Field TechnicianUC Davis, 02/14 – 05/15 Managed experimental plots at a variety of agricultural field sites around Yolo County. Conducted visual assessments of plant health, collected crop samples, and sorted and analyzed collected samples. PI: Dr. Sara Kross, UC Davis and the Nature Conservancy
Research AssistantOperation Wallacea, Guyana, 06/14 – 07/14 Worked as part of an expedition team conducting a general biodiversity assessment of tropical lowland forests in central Guyana. Responsibilities included mist netting for birds and bats, transect sampling for herptiles, invertebrates, and large animals, and data recording/entry.
Undergraduate Research AssistantUC Davis, 06/13 – 06/14 Assisted with monitoring of the breeding ecology of wood duck populations in Yolo County. Tasks included taking measurements of egg size and morphological traits of breeding adults and attaching bands for identification. PI: Dr. John Eadie, UC Davis Department of Wildlife, Fish, & Conservation Biology
Undergraduate Research AssistantUC Davis, 06/13 – 10/13 Assisted with research looking at evaluating the basic assumptions of species distribution models. Responsibilities included maintenance of experimental plant population in climate-controlled chambers, data collection (observations of plant phenology and biomass), and preliminary data analysis. PI: Dr. Mark Schwartz, UC Davis Department of Environmental Science & Policy
LEADERSHIP & TEACHING EXPERIENCE Graduate Teaching AssistantArizona State University, Tempe, AZ 08/18 – Present Instructed and coordinated undergraduate courses in biology. Classes taught mainly consisted of introductory biology laboratory sessions.
Ecolunch Event CoordinatorUtah State University, Logan, UT 08/17 – 05/18 Organizes weekly discussions, presentations and workshops for graduate students at Utah State University. Works in coordination with the Quinney College of Natural Resources Graduate Student Council
GraderUtah State University, Logan, UT 01/17 – 05/17 Provided undergraduate students in a class on Biodiversity & Sustainability with constructive feedback and lectured on water use and sustainability
Adult LeaderNorthland Nautical Foundation, Richmond, CA 08/11 – 08/16 Mentored youth in the local Sea Scout program, taught leadership and career-building skills, and provided training in the maritime profession
Rehabilitation VolunteerCalifornia Raptor Center, Davis, CA 06/13 – 05/15 Assisted in the rehabilitation of wild birds of prey and educated the public about raptor biology and ecology
Research Coordinator & TreasurerUC Davis, S.E.E.D.S. chapter, 09/13 – 06/14 Facilitated the placement of undergraduate students in ecology research assistantships at UC Davis, wrote applications for grants, and helped organize educational club field trips
Math & Science TutorContra Costa College, San Pablo, 08/10 – 05/12 Worked individually and in small-group sessions to assist high school students in succeeding in college math and science courses
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS Ecological Society of America (ESA), member since 2014 International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE), member since 2017 Society for Conservation Biology, member since 2018