Queen's University, Belfast

Current Position Senior Lecturer in Conservation Biology
Previous Position Research Centre Manager, Quercus
Telephone +44 (0) 2890972281
Email neil.reid@qub.ac.uk
Departments School of Biological Sciences
Quadrat Core Themes Biodiversity, Environmental Management
Methods I Use Bio / Geo / Chemical Analytical, Modelling


Key Research Interests

  • Population Biology e.g. mammals and birds;
  • Conservation Ecology e.g. efficacy of agri-environment schemes;
  • Applied Ecology e.g. badgers and bovine tuberculosis;
  • Invasion Biology e.g. non-native plants and mammals;
  • Terrestrial mammal abundance estimation e.g. camera trapping, Distance Sampling etc.;
  • Impacts of hunting e.g. bushmeat and large mammals in Central American or hare coursing in UK/Ireland,

Recent Key Papers

  • Leach, K., Montgomery, W.I. & Reid, N. (2017) Characterizing biotic interactions using Joint Species Distribution Models at three different spatial scales. Journal of Mammalogy 98(5): 1434-1442. https://academic.oup.com/jmammal/article/98/5/1434/4096887
  • Caravaggi, A., Zaccaroni, M., Riga, F., Schai-Braun, S.C., Dick, J.T.A., Montgomery, W. & Reid, N. (2016) An invasive-native mammalian species replacement process captured by camera trap survey Random Encounter Models. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation 2: 1-14. https://zslpublications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/rse2.11
  • Leach, K., Montgomery, W.I. & Reid, N. (2016) Modelling the influence of biotic factors on species distribution patterns. Ecological Modelling 337: 96-106. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304380016302216

Summary Title of Current Studentships

Currently primary supervisor of 7 PhD studentships:

  • Bushmeat hunting and its impact on large Neotropical mammals (submission first-half 2019)
  • Breeding behaviour and productivity of the Natterjack toad in Ireland (submission first-half 2019)
  • Indirect contact between badgers and cattle and bovine tuberculosis (temporary leave of absence)
  • Lagomorphs as reservoirs for agriculturally important parasites (submission Sept 2019)
  • Efficacy of agri-environment schemes in Less Favoured Areas (submission Sept 2020)
  • The role of biodiversity in tropical forest carbon flux (submission Sept 2020) 7. Grassland management and its impact on carbon fluxes (submission early 2019)
  • QUADRAT DTP student, Niamh Esmonde: Quantifying the role of oceanic storminess in determining the survival and recruitment of long-distance, oversea, migratory birds
  • QUADRAT DTP student, Alusia Malinowska: Multitrophic responses to multitrophic conservation interventions: non-target species responses to biological eradications on an island