Leon Higley

Leon Higley

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Title Insect Ecologist
Address 127 Keim Hall
1825 North 38th Street
Lincoln NE
68583-0913
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

n/a

Selected Publications

Higley, L., Reinhard, K., Brosius T. R., Carter, D. 2016. Cleaning Puparia for Forensic Analysis. J Forensic Sci. 61:1356-1358. Online
J.J. Morrow, D.A. Baldwin, L. Higley, D. Piombino-Mascali, and K.J. Reinhard. 2015. Curatorial Implications of Ophyra capensis (Order Diptera, Family Muscidae) Puparia Recovered from the Body of the Blessed Antonio Patrizi, Monticiano, Italy (Middle Ages). The Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine 36: 81-83. Online
Brosius, T. R., Higley, L. (2014). Using the visual arts to promote the conservation of the Salt Creek tiger beetle. American Entomologist. 60: 39-43. Online
Golick, D., Heng-Moss, T., Steckelberg, A., Brooks, D., Higley, L., Fowler, D. (2013). Using web-based key character and classification instruction for teaching undergraduate students insect identification. Journal of Science Education and Technology. 22: 509-521. Online
Rossato, J., Costa, G., Madaleno, L. L., Mutton, M. J. R., Higley, L., Fernandes, O. A. 2013. Characterization and impact of the sugarcane borer on the raw material and sugar quality. Agronomy Journal. 105: 643-648. Online

Educational Background

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

Awards

SNR Mission Area(s)

  • Applied Ecology

Professional Organizations

Areas of Interest

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

Currently this page only displays grants that were awarded on 1/1/2009 to the present. If a grant was awarded prior to 1/1/2009 and is still active, it will not be displayed on this page.

Grant Title Determining the Nutritional Requirements of Colonized and Genetic Profile of Colonized and Endemic Screwworms
Starting Date 9/1/2016
Principal Investigators
Leon Higley
Ending Date 8/31/2019
Funding Level $30,000.00
Funding Source USDA - ARS

 
Grant Title Effects of Compaction and Soil Moisture on American Burying Beetles
Starting Date 3/4/2015
Principal Investigators
Dave Wedin
Co-PIs
Leon Higley
Ending Date 12/31/2015
Funding Level $33,372.00
Funding Source Nebraska Department of Roads

 
Grant Title Burying Beetle Occurrence Model
Starting Date 8/1/2014
Principal Investigators
Dave Wedin
Co-PIs
Leon Higley
Ending Date 12/31/2015
Funding Level $74,148.00
Funding Source Nebraska Department of Roads

 
Grant Title Improving, Rearing and Reintroduction Procedures for the Salt Creek Tiger Beetle in Nebraska
Starting Date 7/1/2010
Principal Investigators
Leon Higley
Co-PIs
David Carter
Ending Date 12/31/2011
Funding Level $25,500.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title Developing Captive Rearing Capacity for the Salt Creek Tiger Beetle
Starting Date 7/1/2009
Principal Investigators
Leon Higley
Ending Date 6/30/2011
Funding Level $25,961.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title Establishing Blow Fly Development
Starting Date 10/1/2010
Principal Investigators
Leon Higley
Ending Date 9/30/2013
Funding Level $483,323.00
Funding Source US Department of Justice

 

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:

Anytime

What target audiences I am most comfortable speaking to:

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