Jane M. Reid
Background and activities
My research aim is 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.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
- (2021) Strong survival selection on seasonal migration versus residence induced by extreme climatic events. Journal of Animal Ecology.
- (2021) Immigration counter-acts local micro-evolution of a major fitness component: migration-selection balance in free-living song sparrows. Evolution Letters.
- (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. vol. 117.
- (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 Edinburgh Section B. vol. 287.
- (2020) Recent immigrants alter the quantitative genetic architecture of paternity in song sparrows. Evolution Letters. vol. 4.
- (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).