Katy received her doctorate in Evolution and Ecology from the University of Arizona and her bachelor’s degree from UC Davis before joining the faculty at Yale University, Oregon State University and currently the University of Arizona.
Kathleen ‘Katy’ Prudic is an entomologist interested in discovering how ecological and evolutionary interactions promote biodiversity. She is co-director of eButterfly, an online citizen science platform that harnesses the observations of thousands of butterfly enthusiasts across the globe to understand how and when butterflies react to environmental changes.
Her research discoveries have been published in as Science, Proceedings of the National Academy, Proceedings of the Royal Society and Behavioral Ecology and covered by Associated Press, BBC, CBC, National Geographic and Smithsonian Magazine.
In addition to butterfly research, Katy teaches Insects and Culture (ENTO 160) online for the Department of Entomology at Arizona.