University of Aberdeen
Current Position Professor, Population & Evolutionary Ecology
Telephone +44 (0)1224 274224
Departments School of Biological Sciences
Quadrat Core Themes Biodiversity
Methods I Use Modelling

Key Research Interests

  • Links between environmental and demographic variation and emerging population and evolutionary dynamics.
  • Life-history variation, including mating systems and cohort effects.
  • Genetic constraints on persistence of small populations.
  • Quantitative genetics applied to wild populations.
  • Applying population ecology to conservation management policy and practice.

Recent Key Papers

  • Reid, JM, Travis, JMJ, Daunt, F, Burthe, SJ, Wanless, S, Dytham, C. (2018) Population and evolutionary dynamics in spatially-structured seasonally-varying environments. Biol. Rev., online.
  • Wolak, ME, Arcese, P, Keller, LF, Reid, JM. (2018) Sex-specific additive genetic variances and correlations for fitness in a song sparrow (Melospiza melodia) population subject to natural immigration and inbreeding. Evolution, online.
  • Trask, AE, Bignal, E, McCracken, DI, Monaghan, P, Piertney, SB, Reid, JM (2016) Evidence of the phenotypic expression of a lethal recessive allele under inbreeding in a wild population of conservation concern. J. Anim. Ecol. 85, 879-891.

Summary Title of Current Studentships

  • “Quantitative assessment of supplementary feeding and adaptive management strategy for red-billed
    choughs” (NERC iCASE studentship, lead supervisor).
  • “Sexual selection in space” (Royal Society studentship, co-supervisor).