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Rebecca Hays

Biographical Information

Rebecca Hays

Education

  • Ph.D., Oceanography, University of Delaware, Lewes, DE
    Dissertation topic – Vegetation Patterns and Nutrient Cycling in Delaware Bay Salt Marshes: Great Marsh (Lewes) and Webbs Marsh (South Bowers), Delaware Degree awarded January 9, 2010
  • M.S., Marine Studies - Oceanography, University of Delaware, Lewes, DE
    Thesis topic – Attenuation of Nutrient Fluxes During Groundwater Seepage Across a Sandy Beachface at Cape Henlopen, Delaware, Degree awarded January 7, 2006
  • B.S., Biology with concentrations in Ecology and Marine Biology, Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Millersville, PA, 2003, Minors in Chemistry and Geography

Grants

  • Provost Summer Research Stipend, Eastern University, 2014.
  • Outstanding Student Poster Award, Delaware Estuary Science & Environmental Summit - 2009
  • University of Delaware University Dissertation Fellows Award. September 2008 - May 2009
  • NASA Delaware Space Grant Fellowship. September 2007 – August 2008
  • NASA Delaware Space Grant Fellowship. September 2006 – August 2007
  • American Geophysical Union Travel Grant - 2006
  • University of Delaware Office of Graduate Studies Travel Grant – 2005, 2007
  • University of Delaware Office of Women’s Affairs Travel Grant – 2005, 2007
  • UD College of Marine and Earth Studies Oceanography Program Travel Grant – 2005, 2006, 2007
  • Estuarine Research Federation Travel Grant - 2005

Associations

  • American Scientific Affiliation
  • Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Science

Journal Articles

Presentations

Published Abstracts of Presentations at National/International Meetings:
  • Hays, R.L., A.K. Aufdenkampe, and K. Billups. Southern Ocean Nutrient Utilization and Productivity during the Late Miocene Through Early Pleistocene. Abstract for American Geophysical Union Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2011.
  • Hays, R.L. 2007. A decade of distributional changes of Phragmites australis in the Great Marsh, Lewes, DE (1992-2002). Abstract for Estuarine Research Federation Meeting, Providence, RI, November 2007.
  • Hays, R.L. and W.J. Ullman. 2007. A decade of distributional changes of Phragmites australis in the Great Marsh, Lewes, DE (1992-2002). Abstract for Benthic Ecology Meeting. Atlanta, GA, March 2007.
  • Hays, R.L. and W.J. Ullman. 2006. Groundwater Discharge and Attenuation of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Loads by Sandy Beach Sediments at Cape Henlopen, Delaware (USA). Abstract for ASLO/AGU/TOS 2006 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii. February 2006.
  • Hays, R.L. and W.J. Ullman. 2005. Groundwater seepage and associated nutrient fluxes at Cape Henlopen, Delaware. Abstract for Estuarine Research Federation Meeting, Norfolk, VA, October 2005.
  • Hays, R.L. and W.J. Ullman. 2005. Groundwater seepage and associated nutrient fluxes at Cape Henlopen, Delaware. Abstract for the Benthic Ecology Meeting, Williamsburg, VA, April 2005.
  • Hays, R.L. and W.J. Ullman. 2005. Attenuation of nutrient fluxes during groundwater seepage across a beachface at Cape Henlopen, Delaware. Abstract for ASLO 2005 Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, February 2005.
Published Abstracts of Presentations at Regional Meetings:
  • Fuhr, K., Isley, B., Suryajay, A., and Hays, R. 2015. Mapping the Fluctuations of Phragmites australis populations in the Great Marsh, Lewes, Delaware: An Application of ArcGIS. Abstract for Saint Joseph’s University Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium 2015, Philadelphia, PA, April 2015.
  • Kulfan, T., Goodwin, S., and Hays, R. 2014. Tracking Human Alteration of Rural Communities in Foster, RI and Ephrata, PA. Abstract for Saint Joseph’s University Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium 2014, Philadelphia, PA, April 2014.
  • Martin, A., Sioma, D, Underwood, S, and Hays, R. 2013. Mapping the changing human and natural landscapes of Eastern University from 1937-2010. Abstract for Saint Joseph's University Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium 2013, Philadelphia, PA, April 2013.
  • Hays, R.L., Aufdenkampe, A.K., and K. Billups. 2011. A Streamlined Method for Determination of 15N of Diatom-bound Organic Matter: Application to the Pliocene Southern Ocean. Abstract for the Geological Society of America Northeastern/North-Central Joint Meeting 2011, Pittsburgh, PA, March 2011.
  • Hays, R.L. 2009. Eulerian sampling of marsh effluents for the determination of nutrient exchange between the Murderkill Estuary and adjacent salt marshes. Abstract for The Delaware Estuary Science and Environmental Summit 2009, Cape May, NJ, January 2009.
  • Aufdenkampe, A.K., W.J. Ullman, and R.L. Hays. 2009. The role of a salt marsh in processing estuarine carbon and nitrogen: A complete species and isotope seasonal balance. Abstract for The Delaware Estuary Science and Environmental Summit 2009, Cape May, NJ, January 2009.
  • Hays, R.L. 2008. Vegetation and Chemical Surveys of the Murderkill River. Abstract
    for College of Marine and Earth Studies Graduate Student Symposium, Lewes, DE, May 2008.
  • Hays, R.L. and W.J. Ullman. 2005. Attenuation of nitrogen fluxes during groundwater seepage across a beachface at Cape Henlopen, Delaware. Abstract for Delaware Estuary Science Conference, Cape May, NJ, January 2005.
  • Hays, R.L. 2004. Attenuation of nutrient fluxes during groundwater seepage across a
    beachface at Cape Henlopen, Delaware. Abstract for the College of Marine Studies Graduate Student Symposium, Lewes, DE, November 2004.
Other Presentations:
  • Laakso, M., Hays, R., and Lawton, J. 2014. Presentation on Student Research at Eastern University Spring Faculty Development Workshop.
  • Hays, R.L. 2007. A decade of distributional changes of Phragmites australis in the Great Marsh, Lewes, DE (1992-2002). Delaware Space Grant Meeting, Newark, DE. November 2007. Invited Poster.
  • Hays, R.L. 2007. Murderkill River Vegetation Mapping. Presentation for the Kent County (DE) Murderkill Project Committee. July, 2007.
  • Hays, R.L. 2006. Remote Sensing of the Response of Salt Marsh Vegetation Patterns to Fresh Groundwater Discharge. Delaware Space Grant Meeting, Newark, DE, November 2006. Invited Poster.
  • Hays, R.L. 2005. Groundwater Discharge and Associated Nutrient Fluxes to the Delaware Bay at Cape Henlopen, Delaware. Biology Department Seminar Series, Millersville University of Pennsylvania. November 2005. Invited presentation.
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