Regents and Teasley Professor of Biological Sciences
Georgia Institute of Technology
Mark Hay is an experimental field ecologist interested in how biotic interactions structure populations and communities. He commonly focuses on coral reefs, but has also investigated lakes, streams, open oceans, invasive species, and deserts. His Ph.D. (UC, Irvine 1980) research was via a 2-year Smithsonian pre-doc fellowship at STRI in Panama, followed by a Smithsonian Post-doc in Paleobiology at the NMNH. This was followed by faculty positions at UNC, Chapel Hill (1982-1999) and Georgia Tech (1999- ongoing). He has been recognized by numerous awards, including: the Cody Award in Ocean Sciences, the Silver Metal from the International Society of Chemical Ecology, the Lowell Thomas Award from the Explorers Club, the Gilbert Morgan Smith Medal from the National Academy of Sciences, and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences and the Ecological Society of America.