Leon Higley

Leon Higley

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Title Insect Ecologist
Address 127 Keim Hall
1825 North 38th Street
Lincoln NE
Phone 402-560-6684
FAX 402-486-3901
Cell 402-560-6684
E-mail lhigley1@unl.edu
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Contact Preference

e-mail or phone

Office Hours

MWF 12-1:30


Educational Background

  • BA - Cornell University, Chemistry (1980)
  • MS - Iowa State University, Entomology (1984)
  • PhD - Iowa State University, Entomology/Crop Physiology (1988)


SNR Mission Area(s)

  • Applied Ecology

Professional Organizations

Other Areas of Interest

Physiological ecology, Conservation biology, Forensic science, Insect ecology, Plant-Insect Interactions, Insect Pest Management, Ethics in Science

SNR Areas of Expertise

Keyword Expert Level

10 - Top Expert
1 - Mild Interest

Insect Ecology


Forensic Science




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Graduate Program(s)

Master of Science in Natural Resource Sciences

including specializations in
  • Applied Ecology

Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Resource Sciences

including specializations in
  • Applied Ecology

Courses Taught
Course Number Course Title Fall Even Years Fall Odd Years Spring Even Years Spring Odd Years Summer Session Cross Listing
NRES 220 Principles of Ecology X X BIOS/NRES 220
NRES 220 Principles of Ecology X X X X BIOS/NRES 220
NRES 862 Conservation Biology X X n/a

SNR Speakers Bureau

What I can speak about:

1. Murder and Maggots: Inside Stories of Forensic Science 2. The Uniquely Cool Biology of the Endangered Salt Creek Tiger Beetle 3. Scientific Ethics in the Trenches

When I am most available to speak:


What target audiences I am most comfortable speaking to:

  • Middle/High School
  • College
  • OLLI - lifelong learning for adults 50 years and older)
  • General Public