Jane M. Reid
Background and activities
I aim to provide integrated empirical and theoretical understanding of how ecological and evolutionary processes can combine to shape individual life-histories and drive population dynamics in nature. I am currently particularly interested in understanding how movements, in the form of dispersal and reversible seasonal migration, can link ecological and evolutionary dynamics. To achieve these aims I combine cutting-edge statistical and quantitative genetic analyses of field data with theoretical modelling to quantify joint environmental and genetic effects on life-history strategies and population outcomes. I am also committed to translating research outcomes into conservation policy and wider public understanding of science.
***Two postdoctoral research positions and a fully-funded PhD position in evolutionary ecology currently available - deadline Sept 21st 2021.
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Postdoctoral position in Quantitative evolutionary ecology
Postdoctoral position in Theoretical evolutionary ecology
Ph in Evolutionary movement ecology
Scientific, academic and artistic work
- (2021) Strong survival selection on seasonal migration versus residence induced by extreme climatic events. Journal of Animal Ecology. vol. 90.
- (2021) Episodes of opposing survival and reproductive selection cause strong fluctuating selection on seasonal migration versus residence. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences.
- (2021) Immigration counter-acts local micro-evolution of a major fitness component: migration-selection balance in free-living song sparrows. Evolution Letters. vol. 5 (1).
- (2020) Collateral benefits of targeted supplementary feeding on demography and growth rate of a threatened population. Journal of Applied Ecology. vol. 57.
- (2020) Older mothers produce more successful daughters. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
- (2020) Recent immigrants alter the quantitative genetic architecture of paternity in song sparrows. Evolution Letters. vol. 4.
- (2020) Among-individual and within-individual variation in seasonal migration covaries with subsequent reproductive success in a partially-migratory bird. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences.
- (2019) Testing predictions of inclusive fitness theory in inbreeding relatives with biparental care. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences. vol. 286 (1916).
- (2019) Individuals’ expected genetic contributions to future generations, reproductive value, and short-term metrics of fitness in free-living song sparrows (Melospiza melodia). Evolution Letters.