The frog scientist
Hayes, a Harvard graduate and the guest speaker for Denison’s science-based Anderson Lecture Series earlier this month, shared his story of “disadvantage turned into advantage,” with Douglas Spieles’ “Ecosystem Management” class during his visit.
Hayes has spent the majority of his life studying the evolution of animal species, specifically amphibians. It began with experiments on the front porch of his childhood home to see how light (shielded by a dog house) and heat (provided by a hair dryer) affected the skin of color-changing anole lizards that populated his neighborhood. [...]