- M.S. in Natural Resources from University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point, Stevens Point, Wisconsin
- B.S. in Biology, Emporia State University
- Brown, J.C., Mayes, D., Bhatta, C. Observations of Africanized honey bee Apis mellifera scutellata absence and presence within and outside forests across Rondonia, Brazil. Insectes Sociaux 63(4): 603-607.
- Sievert, L.M., Y. Suita, D.M. Mayes, L.R. Bontrager, M. Tuttle, and A. Everly. 2013. Specific dynamic action, postprandial thermophily, and the impact of temperature on gastric digestion in the cornsnake, Pantherophis guttatus. Zoological Studies 52: 33.
- Bontrager, L.R., D.M. Jones, and L.M. Sievert. 2006. Influence of meal size on postprandial thermophily in cornsnakes, Elaphe guttata. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 109:184-190.
- Sievert, L.M., D.M. Jones and M.W. Puckett. 2005. Postprandial thermophily, transit rate, and digestive efficiency of juvenile cornsnakes, Pantherophis guttatus. Journal of Thermal Biology 30: 354-359.
- Mayes, Daphne. "Pollinators in Africa: Understanding Is the First Step to Protecting." Ed. Connal Eardley, Gemmill-Herren Barbara, and Ferreira Linette. South African Biodiversity Institute, 1 Dec. 2011.
- Mayes, D.M., Bhatta, C., Shi, D. and J.C. Brown. “Body size influences stingless bee community assemblages across a range of deforestation levels in Rondonia, Brazil.” University of Kansas Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (EEB) Graduate Student Annual Retreat. Spring, 2017. Oral presentation and award, 2nd place.
- Mayes, D.M. and D.R. Smith. “Diversity of trap-nesting bees and wasps in remnant and restoration tallgrass prairies in eastern Kansas.” Central States Entomological Society annual meeting, McPherson College, McPherson, Kansas. Spring, 2016. Poster presentation and award, 2nd place.
- Mayes, D.M., Bhatta, C. and J.C. Brown. “Observations of the African honey bee, Apis mellifera scutellata, in deforested and forested locations across Rondonia, Brazil.” Central States Entomological annual meeting, McPherson College, McPherson Kansas. Spring, 2016. Poster presentation.
- Mayes, Daphne. “Prevalence of Nosema spp. parasitism in tallgrass prairie bumble bees, Bombus spp.” University of Kansas (KU) Bug lunch talks. Fall, 2015.
- Mayes, Daphne. “Solitary bees, wasps, and parasites in tallgrass prairies.” KU Ecology lunch talks. 4 December 2015.
- Mayes, D.M. Trap-nesting hymenopterans in prairie landscapes. University of Kansas, EEB, Bug talk, December 2013. Oral presentation.
- Mayes, D.M. Insect pollinators within cotton fields of small-scale farms in Mwachisompola, Zambia. KU EEB GSO Retreat, November 2012. Oral presentation.
- Jones, D.M. Cornsnakes select higher body temperatures after eating. Emporia State University Undergraduate Research & Creativity Day, Emporia, Kansas, 2005. Poster presentation and award.
- Jones, D.M. 2004. Temperature and Feeding Influence Calorie Use in Cornsnakes. Emporia State University Undergraduate Research & Creativity Day, Emporia, KS.
- Graduate Research Consultant, course title: “Research on Kansas Native Bees” assisted undergraduate students on field research projects focusing on native bee (Colletes inaequalis) nesting on KU campus. Spring 2016. ($500)
- Presentation award, “Diversity of trap-nesting bees and wasps in remnant and restoration tallgrass prairies in eastern Kansas”, Central States Entomological Society annual meeting, McPherson College, McPherson, Kansas. Spring, 2016. Poster presentation ($400)
- Entomology Endowment Summer Scholarship, 2013 ($6,000); 2014 ($5,500); 2015 ($6,000)
- Prairie Biotic Research, Small Grant Program, Spring 2014 ($1,000)
- Kansas Grassland Heritage Foundation, Summer 2014 ($500)
- KU Field Station Small Grant Program, Summer 2013 ($391)