I am studying the ecology of freshwater turtles, focusing on three co-occuring species: the globally endangered Blanding’s Turtle (Emydoidea blandigii), as well as the more common Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta) and Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina). I am interested in how interspecific differences in life history traits and responses to human activity affect population dynamics and genetic connectivity across the Wisconsin landscape. For more information, see the turtle project page.
Other research interests include DNA-based species identification, phylogeography, inference of demographic history using genetic data, and restoration ecology.
MA, Conservation Biology. Columbia University, New York NY 2009. Thesis: “Comparing and combining distance-based and character-based approaches for barcoding turtles”. Advisor: Eugenia Naro-Marciel.
BA, Biology and English. Williams College, Williamstown, MA 2002.
Music, biking, fermentation, cat-herding
Peery, M. Z., R. Kirby, B. N. Reid, R. Stoelting, E. Doucet-Bëer, S. J. Robinson, C. Vasquez-Carrillo, J. N. Pauli, P. J. Palsbøll. In Press. Reliability of genetic bottleneck tests for detecting recent population declines. Molecular Ecology. Invited Review.
Naro-Maciel, E, Reid, BN, Fitzsimmons, NN, Le, M, Soares, L, Desalle, R, and G Amato. 2010. DNA barcodes for globally threatened marine turtles: a novel registry approach to documenting biodiversity. Molecular Ecology Resources 10(2): 252-263.
Naro-Maciel, E, Reid, BN, Holmes, KE, Brumbaugh, DR, Martin, M, and R DeSalle. (2011). Mitochondrial DNA sequence variation in spiny lobsters: Population expansion, panmixia, and divergence. Marine Biology 158: 2027-2041.
Reid, BN, Le, M, McCord, WP, Iverson, JB, Georges, A, Bergmann, T, Amato, G, DeSalle, R, and E Naro-Maciel (2011). Comparing and combining distance-based and character-based approaches for barcoding turtles. Molecular Ecology Resources 11(6): 956-967.