Central Plains Center for Bioassessment

LeeAnn Bennett

Research Assistant - Entomological Specialist

Kansas Biological Survey

Contact Information

Phone 785-864-1553
Fax 785-864-1534
Office 41 Higuchi

Unit Affiliations


Curriculum Vitae



Aquatic entomology, insect taxonomy


1986 - Bachelor of Arts (Major: General Biology), University of Kansas
1992 - Bachelor of Arts (Major: Psychology), University of Kansas
2000 - Master of Biology (Emphasis: Entomology), University of Kansas


Research Interests

Aquatic entomology, insect behavior and taxonomy. LeeAnn sorts, identifies, and curates aquatic invertebrate specimens collected during research field projects. Develops databases for field data collection. Enters field date into databases and provides graphical and statistical analysis of data trends. Trains and supervises students in insect identification and field data analysis. Coordinates preparation, revision, and editing of scientific and technical publications. Updates taxonomy in invertebrate collection database and organizes locality collection information. Conducts literature searches.

Published Work

Baker, D., R. Everhart, D. Huggins, L. Bennett, A. Blackwood. 2014. Biological impairment in three Kansas reservoirs and associated lotic ecosystems due to sediment and nutrients. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS 178:39.