… is a professor in the Western Program and Geography at Miami University. Hays is a founding Co-Director of Project Dragonfly and served as the science editor for Dragonfly magazine. Hays received his Ph.D. in oceanography from Texas A&M University and has led international courses to the Bahamas, the Netherlands Antilles, Belize, Australia, Nambia and Costa Rica. His research focuses on the reconstruction of past ecological communities in marine systems and understanding ecological change. He also has a passion for weather, astronomy and photography. Hays has authored many research papers and popular articles focusing on science and science education. Recent publications include books on Bahamas birds and coral reef fish.