Research

My research studies how insects respond to global change with a focus on urbanization. I’m interested in exploring the sociological and ecological intersections in urban environments.

List of publications

*=undergraduate researcher **=high school student researcher

Bailey, E.*, and Beasley, D.E. The effects of urbanization on insect morphology: A meta-analysis. Instars: A journal of student research (submitted).

Beasley, D.E., M. Monsur, J. Hu, R.R. Dunn, and A.A. Madden. The bacterial community of childcare centers: Potential implications for microbial dispersal and child exposure. Environmental Microbiome. In review.

Brooks, H.B.*, Guzman-Hernandez, I.*, and Beasley, D.E. Ant diversity in a temperate urban environment. BIOS. In review.

Sealey, B.A., Beasley, D.E., Halsey, S.J., Schell, C.J., Leggett, Z., Yitbarek, S., and Harris, N.C. (2020). Human Dimensions: Raising black excellence by elevating Black ecologists through collaboration, celebration, and promotion. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America. e01765.

Beasley, D.E., Fitzgerald, J.L*, Fowler, A.*, Keheler, K.**, Uribe-Lopez, M.M. and Dunn, R.R. (2019). Do bee wings adapt for flight in urban environments? Southeastern Naturalist. 18 (2): 183-191.

Beasley, D.E., Penick, C.A., Boateng, N.S.*, Menninger, H.L. and Dunn, R.R. (2018). Urbanization disrupts latitude-size rule in 17-year cicadas. Ecol. Evol. 00: 1 – 8 https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.3879.

Bonisoli-Alquati, A., Ostermiller, S., Beasley, D.E., Welch, S.M., Møller, A.P. and Mousseau, T.A. (2017). Faster development covaries with higher DNA damage in grasshoppers (Chorthippus albomarginatus) from Chernobyl. Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 91(2): 776 – 787.

Dunn, R.R. and Beasley, D.E. (2016). Democratizing evolutionary biology, lessons from insects. Curr Opin Insect Sci. 18: 89 – 92.

Miller, E.A., Beasley, D.E., Dunn, R.R. and Archie, E.A. (2016). Lactobacilli dominance and vaginal pH: Why is the human vaginal microbiome unique? Front. Microbiol. 7. doi: 10.3389%2Ffmicb.2016.01936.

Li, H., Li, T., Beasley, D.E., Hedĕnec, P., Xiao, Z. et. al. (2016). Diet diversity is associated with beta but not alpha diversity of pika gut microbiota. Front. Microbiol. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01169.

Beasley, D.E., Koltz, A.M., Lambert, J.E., Fierer, N. and Dunn, R.R. (2015). The evolution of stomach acidity and its relevance to human microbiome. PLOS ONE. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0134116.

Beasley, D.E., Bonisoli-Alquati, A. and Mousseau, T.A. (2013). The use of fluctuating asymmetry as a measure of environmentally induced developmental instability: A meta-analysis. Ecological Indicators. 30: 218-226.

Beasley, D.E., Bonisoli-Alquati, A., Welch, S.M., Møller, A.P. and Mousseau, T.A. (2012). Effects of parental radiation exposure on developmental instability in grasshoppers. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 25(6): 1149-1162.

Beasley, D.E., Benson, E.P., Welch, S.M., Reid, L.S. and Mousseau, T.A. (2012). The use of citizen scientists to record and map 13-Year periodical cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Magicicada) in South Carolina. Florida Entomologist. 95(2): 486-488.

Student research posters from the Integrative Ecology Lab