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Kathryn LeCroy

Ph.D. (Roulston)  · Ecology

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Kathryn_LeCroyKate LeCroy received her B.S. in Biology from Birmingham-Southern College (Birmingham, AL) in 2012. While at Birmingham-Southern, she studied nocturnal moth pollination networks in the ketona dolomite glades of Bibb County, Alabama under the mentorship of Dr. Pete Van Zandt. She also participated in a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates program at the University of Virginia’s Blandy Experimental Farm in 2011, advised by Dr. David Carr.  After graduation from Birmingham-Southern, Kate went on to receive a M.S. in Biological Sciences in Ecology and Evolution at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA (2014). Advised by Dr. Tia-Lynn Ashman, Kate studied the floral color assembly of serpentine seep communities in northern California. Now a Ph.D. student in the Environmental Sciences department at the University of Virginia, Kate is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship recipient advised by Dr. T’ai Roulston. Kate’s current research interests include interspecific competition among pollinators, pollination community reproductive success, plant functional diversity, and species conservation.

 


Recent Publications:

LeCroy, Kathryn A. 2013. Early 19th-century expressions of popular botany through sentimentalism in American gift books and annuals. Plant Science Bulletin. 59(2): 29-35.

LeCroy, Kathryn A., W. Shew, & P. A. Van Zandt. 2013. Evidence of nocturnal moth flower visitation at the Ketona dolomite glades of Bibb County, AL USA. News of the Southern Lepidopterists’ Society. In press.

Meindl, George A, M. H. Koski, G. Arceo-Gomez, M. Wolowski, K. A. LeCroy, & T.-L. Ashman. Replicated plantpollinator networks in serpentine seep communities reveal importance of flower abundance for network structure and diversity. In prep