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DeAnna Beasley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Biology, Geology and Environmental Science
Ph.D., University of South Carolina at Columbia
  Deanna-Beasley@utc.edu
  423-425-5967
  204 Davenport

Beasley Lab Website

 

Research Interests

My research broadly explores the impact of human activity on the physiology,development and behavior in insect model systems. My current research explores the environmental implications of urbanization and climate change, particularly as they relate to insect development, immune function and insect-microbial interactions. Additionally, my involvement in interdisiciplinary collaborations has allowed me to explore broad research areas including the microbial ecology associated with humans and their implication for human health.

 

Grants/Projects Since 2009

National Science Foundation, Dimensions of Biodiversity Workforce REU-Broadening Participation Supplement, 2015. Award: $20,000

National Science Foundation, Dimensions of Biodiversity Workforce REU-Broadening Participation Supplement, 2014. Award: $20,000

 

Publications Since 2009

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389%2Ffmicb.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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2013.02.024

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. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1420-9101.2012.02502.x/full

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.http://dx.doi.org/10.1653/024.095.0236