Dr. DeAnna E. Beasley
Dr. DeAnna E. Beasley is an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She received her PhD in 2013 at the University of South Carolina. Her research broadly explores the impacts of environmental change on development, behavior and physiology in insect model systems. Human-driven change is of particular interest due to the large scale in which humans have modified the environment and the potential effects on populations’ evolutionary trajectory. Her current research explores the implications of urbanization on insect development and biodiversity. Additionally, she is interested in the integration of social and ecological processes to understand urban biodiversity and the development of resilient cities.