Potts

Leslie Potts

Graduate Research Assistant

lesliej.potts@gmail.com
Phone (859) 257-2759
Fax (859) 323-1120

Department of Entomology
S-332 Ag Science Center N
Lexington KY 40546-0091

Curriculum Vitae
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Education

B.S., Wildlife Biology, Murray State University, Murray, KY.  2008-2012

M.S., Biology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.  2012-2015

Ph.D., Entomology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.  2015-

Research Interests 

My research interests focus on food web ecology in temperate forest floors.  By studying the ecology of individuals in the context of food webs, I can address how individuals respond and adapt to their various competitors, defenses of their prey, and adaptations of their own natural enemies.  In my research I intend to incorporate many techniques, from field sampling and laboratory behavioral studies, to DNA-based gut content analyses.  Ultimately, by addressing these questions, I hope to reveal the evolution of morphology, behavior and life history of the individuals in this system and the regulation of density and spatial patterns of its populations.