Leslie Ries

About me

I am a researcher at the University of Maryland's Biology Department and a post-doctoral fellow at the Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center in Annapolis. My main interests are in tracking large-scale impacts of climate and land-use change on biodiversity. My focal community is butterflies, but I've also worked with bird data. My other main focus is in making data and resources available to both the public and scientific community. I believe that to be able to make broad generalizations, we need to include life history and ecological characteristics in cross-species analyses. Sites like the Encyclopedia of Life allow broad dissemination of species-level information to both the public and scientific community

My info

Full name
Leslie Ries
I am
an enthusiast, an educator, a professional scientist
Curator level
Full Curator


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125 taxa curated
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Curator qualifications


Research associate, University of Maryland

Curation scope
North American butterflies, with primary interests in life history and ecology