Robert Hall Haynes, OC, FRSC (August 27, 1931 – December 22, 1998) was a Canadian geneticist and biophysicist. He was the Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Biology at York University. Haynes was best known for his contributions to the study of DNA repair and mutagenesis, and for helping promote the concept of terraforming through his invention of the term, ecopoiesis.
- 1953, Haynes receives a degree in Mathematics and Physics, at the University of Western Ontario.
- 1957, Ph.D. in Biophysics, UWO
- 1984, Haynes creates the word ecopoiesis, a term that came to be widely used by writers and some proponents of terraforming and space exploration.
- 1987, The Genetics Society of Canada creates the Robert H. Haynes Young Scientist Award.
- 1988, Haynes serves as President of the 16th International Congress of Genetics.
- 1990, He is made an Officer of the Order of Canada.
- 1995 Haynes becomes the 104th President of the Royal Society of Canada
- Haynes, R.H. (1989), Genetics and the unity of Biology, 31, pp. 1–7
- Haynes, R.H. (1989), Prospects for Establishing a Microbial Ecosystem on Mars, Moscow, pp. 85–88
- McKay, CP; Haynes, RH (December 1990), "Essay: should we implant life on Mars?", Scientific American, 263 (6): 144, PMID 11536477
- Haynes, RH (1990), Ecce Ecopoiesis: Playing God on Mars in MacNiven, D. (1990-07-13). Moral Expertise: studies in practical and professional ethics. Routledge. pp. 161–163. ISBN 0-415-03576-7.
- Haynes, Robert H. (1990) Etablierung von Leben auf dem Mars durch gerichtete Panspermie: Technische und ethische Probleme der Okopoese," Biol. Zent. bl. 109. 193-205.
- McKay, CP; Haynes, RH (1992), "The Implantation of Life on Mars: Feasibility and Motivation", Advances in Space Research, 12 (4): 133–140, Bibcode:1992AdSpR..12..133H, doi:10.1016/0273-1177(92)90167-V
- Haynes, Robert. (1993) How Mars Might Become a Home for Humans. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Mankind.
- B.A. Kuntz and P.C. Hanawalt (1999). In memoriam: Robert Hall Haynes. Environmental & Molecular Mutagenesis. 33:257-265.
- Royal Society of Canada: 104th President
- Environmental Mutagen Society
- Genetics Society of Canada: Robert H. Haynes Young Scientist Award
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