August 2, 2018 | By: Katie Pratt
Lexington, Ky.

University of Kentucky entomologist Kenneth Haynes was recently named a fellow of the Entomological Society of America.

Society members give this distinction to colleagues who have made outstanding contributions in research, teaching, extension, administration or the military.

Haynes, a professor in UK’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, is internationally renowned for his research on insect behavior and chemical ecology.

He leads a highly productive research program studying a variety of topics including the evolution of insect pheromones, chemical mimicry of moth pheromones by bolas spiders, insect communication, and behavior and management of bed bugs. He completed many of his research projects through collaborative efforts with colleagues and students.

He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and 30 other publications including book chapters, trade journal articles and general science articles.

Within the society, he has served on several different editorial boards for academic journals and received the C.V. Riley Award from the society’s North Central Branch.

He has also been a counselor, treasurer and president of the International Society of Chemical Ecology. Haynes is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Haynes will be recognized along with the nine other recipients at the joint annual meeting of the Entomological Societies of America, Canada and British Columbia Nov. 11-14 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Haynes is the sixth UK entomologist to be named a fellow of the society. Other fellows include current UK professors Subba Reddy Palli and Daniel Potter. Professor emeritus Kenneth Yeargan, the late Fred Knapp and the late Bobby Pass also received the distinction.


Kenneth Haynes, 859-257-1618

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