University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

University of Kentucky Invertebrate Ecology Laboratory


Kacie Athey

Kacie JohansenSenior Laboratory Technician


Department of Entomology
S-225 Agricultural Science Center N
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0091
Ph: 859.257.2759 Laboratory
Fax: 859.323.1120

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  • University of Kentucky (expected graduation 2016)
    Ph.D., Entomology
    Major Professor: Dr. James Harwood
  • University of Kentucky (2010)
    Master’s, Entomology
    Major Professor: Dr. Michael Sharkey
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (2007)
    B.S., Biology (Honors)


Research Interests

My research focuses on biological control and predator-prey interactions. I study several species of stink bugs as well as kudzu bugs with a focus on food web dynamics. I am interested in the effects of generalist predators on stink bug populations with an emphasis on early season predation. I seek to better understand how various predators interact with stink bug pests.


Stink Bug Eggs

Stink Bug Nymphs



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