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.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
- (2022) Strong spatial population structure shapes the temporal coevolutionary dynamics of costly female preference and male display. Evolution.
- (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) Are immigrants outbred and unrelated? Testing fundamental assumptions in a wild metapopulation. Molecular Ecology. vol. 30.
- (2021) Within-year and among-year variation in impacts of targeted conservation management on juvenile survival in a threatened population. Journal of Applied Ecology. vol. 58.
- (2021) Properties of phenotypic plasticity in discrete threshold traits. Evolution.
- (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).
- (2021) Integrating advances in population and evolutionary ecology with conservation strategy through long-term studies of red-billed choughs. Journal of Animal Ecology. vol. 91.
- (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.