Professional positions held:
2012– Research Priority Area Leader, Applied Biocontrol Solutions
2010– Science Team Leader, Biodiversity & Conservation Team
2006–2010 Deputy Science Team Leader, Biodiversity & Conservation Team.
2003–2012 Programme Leader, Biological Control of Weeds, Landcare Research, Lincoln.
1992–2003 Technology Transfer Programme Manager (Biological Control of Weeds), Landcare Research, Lincoln.
1990–92 Science Technician (Biological Control of Weeds), DSIR Plant Protection, Lincoln.
Present research/professional speciality:
- Currently managing projects to develop biocontrol programmes for weeds: alligator weed (Alternanthera philoxeroides), banana passionfruit (Passiflora spp.), boneseed (Chrysanthemoides monilifera monilifera), broom (Cytisus scoparius), Chilean needle grass (Nassella neesiana), Darwin’s barberry (Berberis darwinii), Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica), lantana (Lantana camara), moth plant (Araujia hortorum), old man’s beard (Clematis vitalba), pampas (Cortaderia spp.), tradescantia (Tradescantia fluminensis), tutsan (Hypericum androsaemum), wild ginger (Hedychium gardnerianum), and woolly nightshade (Solanum mauritianum).
- Making biological control of weeds interesting, understandable, and accessible to all.
- Empowering end-users to manage their own biological control programmes.
- Improving communication between the scientific and wider community.
- Improving personal and organisational effectiveness.
- Hayes, L. M. (1995 – ). What’s New in Biological Control of Weeds? 61 issues, ISSN 1173-762X, available from http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/newsletters/biological-control-of-weeds/whats-new-newsletter
- Hill, R., Campbell, D. Hayes, L., Corin, S., Fowler, S (2013). Why the New Zealand regulatory system for introducing new biological control agents works. Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological control of Weeds, September 11-16 2011, Hawaii, USA.
- Hayes, L.M, Horn, C. Lyver, P.O.B (2008) Avoiding tears before bedtime: how biological control researchers could undertake better dialogue with their communities. In Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds (eds. Julien, M.H., Sforza, R., Bon, M.C., Evans, H.C., Hatcher, P.E., Hinz, H.L. and Rector, B.G.), pp. 376-838. CAB International Wallingford, UK.
- Hayes, L. M. (2007). The Biological Control of Weeds Book – a New Zealand Guide. ISBN 0-478-09306-3, available from http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/books/biocontrol-of-weeds-book
- Hayes L., Horn C., Lyver P. (2004). Taking the community with you: a process for developing acceptable pest control strategies. New Zealand Science Review 61(3–4): 66–68.
- Hayes, L. M. (2000). Technology transfer programmes for biological control of weeds — the New Zealand experience. Hayes, L.M. (2000). Technology transfer programmes for biological control of weeds – the New Zealand experience. Proceedings of the X International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, 4–14 July 1999, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, USA, Neal R. Spencer (ed.), pp 719–727.
MSc (Hons) Zoology
- Hill R, Corin S, Hayes L, Campbell D, Fowler S 2013. Why the New Zealand regulatory system for introducing new biological control agents works. Proceedings: XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, Waikoloa, Hawai'i, USA, 11-16 September 2011. Pp. 75-83. http://isbcw2011.uhhconferencecenter.com (Conference Proceedings, 2013)
- Hayes L, Fowler SV, Paynter Q, Groenteman R, Peterson P, Dodd S, Bellgard S 2013. Biocontrol of weeds: achievements to date and future outlook. In: Dymond JR ed. Ecosystem services in New Zealand: conditions and trends. Lincoln, New Zealand, Manaaki Whenua Press. Pp. 375-385. (Book Section, 2013)
- 2011. What's new is biological control of weeds? 56. 8 p. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/newsletters/weeds/wtsnew56.pdf (Serial, 2011)
- Hayes L 2011. Weed biocontrol on the world scene. What's new in biological control of weeds? 58: 4-7. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/newsletters/weeds/wtsnew58.pdf (Journal Article, 2011)
- Hayes LM, Horn C, Lyver POB 2008. Avoiding tears before bedtime: how biological control researchers could undertake better dialogue with their communities. In: Julien MH, Sforza R, Bona MC, Evans HC, Hatcher PE, Hinz HL, Rector BG ed. Proceedings: Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds La Grande Motte, France, 22-27 April, 2007. Pp. 376-382. http://www.invasive.org/proceedings/pdfs/12_376-382.pdf (Conference Proceedings, 2008)
- Life Member, New Zealand Biosecurity Institute
- 7 habits of highly effective people facilitator
- Biological control of weeds
- Dialogue techniques
- Project management
- Science communication and technology transfer
- Pacific weeds