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Joseph M. Leese, Ph.D.

Dr. Joseph M. Leese, DeSales University

Dr. Joseph Leese
Assistant Professor
Hurd Science Center 129
610.282.1100 ext. 1692
Joseph.Leese@desales.edu

Dr. Joseph Leese is a behavioral ecologist and alum of DeSales University. After receiving his B.S. in Biology from DSU in 2006, he earned his Ph.D. in Integrative Biology from Lehigh University in 2011 and rejoined DeSales as a faculty member in 2012. Dr. Leese’s research interests lie in understanding the ecological and evolutionary forces that shape how and why animals behave the way they do. Dr. Leese explores this broad area of study using a variety of experimental approaches in both field and laboratory settings. He has participated in collaborative projects in locations throughout the Caribbean, Costa Rica, and southwest and mid-west regions of the US, as well as in nearby PA state parks. Using primarily fish as model systems, his research has addressed questions concerning population dynamics, sexual selection and mate choice, territoriality, behavioral syndromes and conservation biology. His work has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals including Animal Behaviour, Behavioral Ecology, Biological Conservation and Biology Letters.

Dr. Leese and his research team have presented their findings at regional, national and international scientific meetings including the annual Lehigh Valley Ecology and Evolution Symposium and meetings of the Animal Behavior Society. He is a member of The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), The International Society of Behavioral Ecology (ISBE), and the Animal Behavior Society (ABS). 

For more information about Dr. Leese’s research, click here: http://desales.academia.edu/JosephLeese/

At DeSales, Dr. Leese teaches introductory level biology courses and upper level courses in Animal Behavior and Behavioral Endocrinology. Outside of the lab, Dr. Leese enjoys all types of outdoor activities, especially camping, kayaking, running and disc golf.

Joseph M. Leese, Ph.D.

Nov 15, 2016, 11:56 AM
First Name:
Joseph
Last Name:
Leese
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Dr.
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Title(s):
Assistant Professor
Email:
Joseph.Leese@desales.edu
Phone Number:
610.282.1100
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1692
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Building:
Hurd Science Center
Room Number:
129

Dr. Joseph Leese is a behavioral ecologist and alum of DeSales University. After receiving his B.S. in Biology from DSU in 2006, he earned his Ph.D. in Integrative Biology from Lehigh University in 2011 and rejoined DeSales as a faculty member in 2012. Dr. Leese’s research interests lie in understanding the ecological and evolutionary forces that shape how and why animals behave the way they do. Dr. Leese explores this broad area of study using a variety of experimental approaches in both field and laboratory settings. He has participated in collaborative projects in locations throughout the Caribbean, Costa Rica, and southwest and mid-west regions of the US, as well as in nearby PA state parks. Using primarily fish as model systems, his research has addressed questions concerning population dynamics, sexual selection and mate choice, territoriality, behavioral syndromes and conservation biology. His work has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals including Animal Behaviour, Behavioral Ecology, Biological Conservation and Biology Letters.

Dr. Leese and his research team have presented their findings at regional, national and international scientific meetings including the annual Lehigh Valley Ecology and Evolution Symposium and meetings of the Animal Behavior Society. He is a member of The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), The International Society of Behavioral Ecology (ISBE), and the Animal Behavior Society (ABS). 

For more information about Dr. Leese’s research, click here: http://desales.academia.edu/JosephLeese/

At DeSales, Dr. Leese teaches introductory level biology courses and upper level courses in Animal Behavior and Behavioral Endocrinology. Outside of the lab, Dr. Leese enjoys all types of outdoor activities, especially camping, kayaking, running and disc golf.

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Dr. Joseph M. Leese, DeSales University

Meet the Support Staff

Ms. Soha Daher-Mansour
Biology Laboratory Assistant
Hurd Science Center 142
610.282.1100 ext.1594
Soha.Daher-Mansour@desales.edu

Mrs. Patty Hartman 
Chemistry Laboratory Manager 
Hurd Science Center 224 
610.282.1100 ext. 1622 
Patricia.Hartman@desales.edu

Mrs. Amy Jenkins
Administrative Assistant
Hurd Science Center 142
610.282.1100 ext. 1386
Amy.Jenkins@desales.edu

Mr. Jason Scheidel
Biology Laboratory Manager
Hurd Science Center 135
610.282.1100 ext. 1439
Jason.Scheidel@desales.edu