Research Profile

Thomas Reed

Biography

Current: Senior Lecturer in Zoology, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES), University College Cork (UCC), Ireland. 

Jan 2015 - Aug 2017: 
College Lecturer in Zoology, School of BEES, UCC.

May 2013 - Dec 2014: Research Fellow (Beaufort Fish Population Genetics Project), School of BEES, UCC.

Jan 2011- Apr 2013: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Animal Ecology Department, Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), Wageningen.

Mar 2008- Dec 2010: Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences, University of  Washington, Seattle.

Oct 2007 - Feb 2008: Field assistant to Dr Andy Young, Tswalu Nature Reserve, South Africa.

Sep 2004 - Sep 2007: PhD student, Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, UK.

Jan 2003 - Jul 2003: Environmental consultant, KOS Consulting Ltd., Galway, Ireland.

Sep 2002 - Dec 2002: Research technician, Central Fisheries Board, Dublin, Ireland.

Sep 1998 - Jun 2002: BSc Environmental Science (Hons), 1:1., National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland. 

Research Interests

I am an evolutionary ecologist interested in how organisms respond, and populations adapt, to environments that are highly variable across space and time, and heavily influenced by humans. My work applies a range of approaches (field and lab-based experiments, statistical analysis of longitudinal data, quantitative and molecular genetics, simulation modelling) to understand how ecological and evolutionary processes interactively shape life histories and the dynamics of genes, phenotypes and populations. I work mainly with fish (Atlantic salmon, Pacific salmon and trout) and birds (woodland songbirds and seabirds) in Ireland and abroad. 

My team at UCC is part of a wider collaborative network of scientists studying fish ecology and evolution in dynamic ecosystems, spearheaded by Dr Phil McGinnity; check out our FishEye group website.  

Key research areas:

(a) Facultative anadromy in Salmo trutta (brown trout)
This project examines evolutionary and ecological processes underpinning variation in migratory tactics within natural populations. Specifically, we are interested in understanding why some brown trout individuals go to sea -- so called "sea trout" -- some undertake migrations between freshwater habitats, e.g. streams to lakes, while still others remain within rivers all their lives. The goals are to (i) tease apart the relative roles of genes and environment in shaping migratory tactics and associated life history variation, (ii) understand how variation in individual energy budgets underpins migratory decisions, (iii) hone in on genomic regions and molecular mechanisms involved, and (iv) develop models that can be used to forecast the potential effects of climate change and other stressors on trout populations. The insights from this project will be relevant and transferable to other species that exhibit partial migration -- a common phenomenon in birds, fish, mammals and insects. We are also interested in the conservation and fisheries management implications of our findings

For our recent review on this topic, see here, and for a review on so-called "premature migration" in salmonids generally, see here.


(b) Wild pedigrees and quantitative genetics
A pedigree is a 'family tree' that charts the ancestry of known individuals, e.g. ringed birds or tagged fish, within a study population. Offspring can be matched to their parents based on observation (e.g. chicks are ringed in the nest and parents are also ringed), using DNA profiling techniques, or both. Pedigrees open the door to a host of interesting questions in evolutionary genetics, population biology and conservation biology. One can explore whether populations are evolving in response to changes in their environment, dissect the extent to which traits can evolve along independent trajectories in males and females, determine the relative reproductive success of wild versus captive origin salmon, and quantify the effects of inbreeding on phenotypes and fitness. My collaborators and I are reconstructing multi-generational pedigrees for well-studied Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) populations in Burrishoole (Co. Mayo, Ireland) and the Girnock Burn (Aberdeenshire, Scotland). For recent papers stemming from these salmon pedigree projects, see here and here.  I also continue to collaborate with Prof. Marcel Visser and others at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology on quantitative genetic analyses of an extremely well-studied great tit (Parus major) population, for which the pedigree stretches back tens of generations. See this paper, and also this paper for an example using the Wytham Woods great tit pedigree from Oxford, in collaboration with Prof. John Quinn also at UCC.

(c) Extent, scale and management implications of local adaptation in salmonids 
Salmon and their relatives are renowned for their homing abilities, and such homing tends to keep local populations spatially isolated. Reduced gene flow among populations, coupled with substantial spatial heterogeneity in environmental conditions, then set the stage for the evolution of "local adaptation": adaptive genetic divergence among populations. Together with collaborators in the Fish Eye team, we have been conducting experiments over the years (and continue with new experiments) with Atlantic salmon (e.g. this paper) and brown trout to test for local adaptation, i.e. where individuals have highest fitness in their "home environment" relative to "away environments", or where "local" individuals have higher fitness compared to "foreign" individuals. We also strive for a better understanding of the phenotypic characters, genetic architectures and ecological mechanisms underpinning local adaptation at different spatial scales.

(d) Plastic and micro-evolutionary responses to climate change
Over the years I have maintained a strong interest in how populations cope with climate change and other types of anthropogenic change via some combination of dispersal, phenotypic plasticity and adaptive evolution. During my PhD, I was interested in environmental drivers of phenology in seabirds, and characterised plasticity at the individual level and shifting patterns of natural selection on reaction norms (see here and here). For my first postdoc I shifted gears to work with Pacific salmon, but continued along this theme and published a review paper on the general topic, as well as modelling papers exploring the links between plasticity and population viability and microevolution and population persistence in a changing climate. A second postdoc in the Netherlands saw me move back to birds (great tits), where again we were interested in changes in the timing of breeding in relation to climate change and the evolutionary (e.g. here and here), ecological (here and here) and eco-evolutionary (here and here) consequences.
More recently I was involved in a review on the impacts of climate change on marine vertebrates, and a meta-analysis of adaptive responses to climate change across animals, mainly focussed on phenological traits in birds.

(e) Evolutionary ecology of malaria vectors
Recently I have entered an exciting nascent collaboration with Dr Gerry Killeen exploring ecological and evolutionary processes influencing the dynamics of malaria vectors such as Anopheles mosquitos and the upshot for rates of malaria transmission in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. Concepts that have been applied in conservation ecology and fisheries management, such as the portfolio effect idea, can also be applied to the reciprocal goal of eliminating the least valued elements of global biodiversity, such as disease agents and their vectors. In a recent perspective piece, we argue that the portfolio effect can cushion mosquito populations and malaria transmission against vector control interventions. In future projects, we hope to develop experiments and simulation models that will test strategies for manipulating evolutionary and ecological processes influencing mosquito populations, which in turn influence transmission dynamics of malaria and other diseases. 

(f) Seabird evolutionary ecology
During my 
PhD at the University of Edinburgh I worked with my supervisors Emma Cunningham and Loeske Kruuk on the evolutionary ecology of seabirds, together with colleagues at the Coastal Seas Ecology Group at the CEH Edinburgh (formerly Banchory), including Mike Harris, Sarah Wanless, Morten Frederiksen (now at Aarhus University), and Francis Daunt. Topics explored included drivers of variation in phenology and its fitness consequences in common guillemots in Scotland and the US, reproductive senescence in guillemots, and parasite impacts on parental investment in male versus female offspring and offspring performance as a function of hatching order in European shags.  Since my PhD I have continued to work with these and other collaborators on the parasite story (e.g. here) and other interesting topics such as carry-over effects and skipped breeding.     

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
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Start DateEnd DateAward
Alternative life histories: linkings genes to phenotypes to demographyHorizon 202001-APR-1501-APR-20€1,500,000.00
Funding awarded by OVPRI to Dr Thomas Reed for equipment from SFI grant 16/RI/3404Science Foundation of Ireland01-JAN-1731-DEC-18€153,750.00
Alternative life histories - linking genes to phenotypes to demgraphy.Horizon 202001-MAY-1530-APR-20€1,499,199.00
Science Foundation Ireland; Infrastructure Category D, Opportunistic Funds; R17475 is the main projectScience Foundation of Ireland01-JAN-1731-DEC-18€98,400.00
Cullen Fellowship-Investigation of the early migration mortality of salmon and brown trout from the Burrishoole National Index River using PIT tag technology in freshwater and brackinsh areas.Marine Institute (MI)01-APR-1631-MAR-19€72,000.00
SFI ERC Support Programme 2014Science Foundation of Ireland01-MAY-1530-APR-20€200,000.00

Publications

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2018)'Entomological Surveillance as a Cornerstone of Malaria Elimination: A Critical Appraisal'
Gerry F. Killeen, Prosper P. Chaki, Thomas E. Reed, Catherine L. Moyes and Nicodem J. Govella (2018) 'Entomological Surveillance as a Cornerstone of Malaria Elimination: A Critical Appraisal' In: Towards Malaria Elimination - A Leap Forward. Online: IntechOpen. [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Population genetics and Genetic Stock Identification of anadromous Salmo trutta from the Irish Sea and adjacent areas, using microsatellite DNA loci'
PA PRODÖHL, A ANTONIACOMI, C BRADLEY, J CARLSSON, GR CARVALHO, J COUGHLAN, J COYNE, ME CROSS, MC CROSS, CA DAVIES, E DILLANE, P GARGAN, R HYNES, P MCGINNITY, N MILNER, T REED, W ROCHE, M TAYLOR (2017) 'Population genetics and Genetic Stock Identification of anadromous Salmo trutta from the Irish Sea and adjacent areas, using microsatellite DNA loci' In: G.S. Harris (eds). Sea Trout: from Science to Management (Proceedings of the 2nd International Sea Trout Symposium, Dundalk, Ireland, October 2015). UK: Self published. [Details]
(2016)'Anadromy in brown trout (Salmo trutta): A review of the relative roles of genes and environmental factors and the implications for management and conservation'
Ferguson, A., Reed, T.E, McGinnity, P., Prodohl, P. (2016) 'Anadromy in brown trout (Salmo trutta): A review of the relative roles of genes and environmental factors and the implications for management and conservation' In: Harris, G (eds). Sea Trout: from Science to Management (Proceedings of the 2nd International Sea Trout Symposium, Dundalk, Ireland, October 2015). -: Self published. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2018)'Heritability estimation via molecular pedigree reconstruction in a wild fish population reveals substantial evolutionary potential for sea-age at maturity, but not size within age-classes'
Reed, Thomas E.; Prodöhl, Paulo A; Bradley, Caroline; Gilbey, John; McGinnity, Philip; Primmer, Craig R; Bacon, Phil J (2018) 'Heritability estimation via molecular pedigree reconstruction in a wild fish population reveals substantial evolutionary potential for sea-age at maturity, but not size within age-classes'. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, [Details]
(2018)'The portfolio effect cushions mosquito populations and malaria transmission against vector control interventions'
Killeen, GF;Reed, TE (2018) 'The portfolio effect cushions mosquito populations and malaria transmission against vector control interventions'. Malaria Journal, 17 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Maternal effects in a wild songbird are environmentally plastic but only marginally alter the rate of adaptation'
Maternal effects in a wild songbird are environmentally plastic but only marginally alter the rate of adaptation J Ramakers, M Cobben, P Bijma, TE Reed, ME Visser, P Gienapp (2017) 'Maternal effects in a wild songbird are environmentally plastic but only marginally alter the rate of adaptation'. The American Naturalist, [Details]
(2016)'Environmental and genetic determinants of innovativeness in a natural population of birds'
Quinn JL;Cole EF;Reed TE;Morand-Ferron J; (2016) 'Environmental and genetic determinants of innovativeness in a natural population of birds'. Philosophical Transactions Of The Royal Society Of London Series B-Biological Sciences, 371 (1690) [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Testing for biases in selection on avian reproductive traits and partitioning direct and indirect selection using quantitative genetic models'
Reed, T.E, Gienapp, P, Visser, M.E. (2016) 'Testing for biases in selection on avian reproductive traits and partitioning direct and indirect selection using quantitative genetic models'. Evolution, [CORA Link] [Details]
(2016)'Availability of holding habitat in lakes and rivers affects the incidence of premature upriver migration by Atlantic salmon'
Reed. T.E, de Eyto, E., O’Higgins, K., Gargan, P., Roche, W., White, W., O’Maoileidigh, N., Quinn, T.P., McGinnity, P. (2016) 'Availability of holding habitat in lakes and rivers affects the incidence of premature upriver migration by Atlantic salmon'. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, [Details]
(2016)'The paradox of “premature migration” by adult anadromous salmonid fishes: patterns and hypotheses'
Quinn, T.P., McGinnity, P., Reed, TE; (2016) 'The paradox of “premature migration” by adult anadromous salmonid fishes: patterns and hypotheses'. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 73 (7):1015-1030 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Climate change and marine vertebrates'
William J. Sydeman,*, Elvira Poloczanska, Thomas E. Reed, Sarah Ann Thompson (2015) 'Climate change and marine vertebrates'. Science (New York, N.Y.), 350 :772-777 [Details]
(2015)'Disrupted seasonal biology impacts health, food security and ecosystems'
Stevenson, TJ;Visser, ME;Arnold, W;Barrett, P;Biello, S;Dawson, A;Denlinger, DL;Dominoni, D;Ebling, FJ;Elton, S;Evans, N;Ferguson, HM;Foster, RG;Hau, M;Haydon, DT;Hazlerigg, DG;Heideman, P;Hopcraft, JGC;Jonsson, NN;Kronfeld-Schor, N;Kumar, V;Lincoln, GA;MacLeod, R;Martin, SAM;Martinez-Bakker, M;Nelson, RJ;Reed, T;Robinson, JE;Rock, D;Schwartz, WJ;Steffan-Dewenter, I;Tauber, E;Thackeray, SJ;Umstatter, C;Yoshimura, T;Helm, B (2015) 'Disrupted seasonal biology impacts health, food security and ecosystems'. Proceedings of The Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 282 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'The signature of fine scale local adaptation in Atlantic salmon revealed from common garden experiments in nature'
O’Toole, C., T.E. Reed, D. Bailie, C. Bradley, D. Cotter, J. Coughlan, T. Cross, E. Dillane, S. McEvoy, N. O'Maoileidigh, P. Prodöhl, G. Rogan and P. McGinnity (2015) 'The signature of fine scale local adaptation in Atlantic salmon revealed from common garden experiments in nature'. Evolutionary Applications, [Details]
(2015)'Response of chinook salmon to climate change'
Mantua, N.J., Crozier, L.G., Reed, T.E., Schindler, D.E., Waples, R.S. (2015) 'Response of chinook salmon to climate change'. Nature Climate Change, 5 :613-615 [Details]
(2015)'Quantifying heritable variation in fitness-related traits of wild, farmed and hybrid Atlantic salmon families in a wild river environment'
Reed, T.E., Prodöhl, P.A., Hynes, R., Cross, T.F., Ferguson, A., & McGinnity, P. (2015) 'Quantifying heritable variation in fitness-related traits of wild, farmed and hybrid Atlantic salmon families in a wild river environment'. Heredity, [Details]
(2015)'The portfolio concept in ecology and evolution'
Schindler, D.E., Reed, T.E., Armstrong, J. (2015) 'The portfolio concept in ecology and evolution'. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, [Details]
(2015)'Skipped breeding in common guillemots in a changing climate: restraint or constraint?'
Reed, Thomas E., Harris, Mike P. and Wanless, Sarah (2015) 'Skipped breeding in common guillemots in a changing climate: restraint or constraint?'. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, [Details]
(2015)'Density dependence and microevolution interactively determine effects of phenology mismatch on population dynamics'
Reed, Thomas E., Phillip Gienapp, and Marcel E. Visser (2015) 'Density dependence and microevolution interactively determine effects of phenology mismatch on population dynamics'. Oikos, 124 (1):81-91 [Details]
(2014)'Molecular pedigree reconstruction and estimation of evolutionary parameters in a wild Atlantic salmon river system with incomplete sampling: a power analysis'
Aykanat, Tutku; Johnston, Susan E.; Cotter, Deirdre; Cross, Thomas F.; Poole, Russell; Prodőhl, Paulo A.; Reed, Thomas; Rogan, Ger; McGinnity, Philip; Primmer, Craig R. (2014) 'Molecular pedigree reconstruction and estimation of evolutionary parameters in a wild Atlantic salmon river system with incomplete sampling: a power analysis'. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 14 (1) [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2014)'Why climate change will invariably alter selection pressures on phenology'
Gienapp, Phillip and Reed, Thomas E and Visser, Marcel E (2014) 'Why climate change will invariably alter selection pressures on phenology'. Proceedings Royal Society London B, 281 (1793) [Details]
(2014)'Parasitism in early life: environmental conditions shape within-brood variation in responses to infection'
Granroth-Wilding, Hanna and Burthe, Sarah J and Lewis, Sue and Reed, Thomas E and Herborn, Katherine A and Newell, Mark A and Takahashi, Emi A and Daunt, Francis and Cunningham, Emma JA (2014) 'Parasitism in early life: environmental conditions shape within-brood variation in responses to infection'. Ecology and Evolution, 4 (17):3408-3419 [Details]
(2014)'Longitudinal bio-logging reveals interplay between extrinsic and intrinsic carry-over effects in a long-lived vertebrate'
Daunt, Francis and Reed, Thomas E and Newell, Mark and Burthe, Sarah and Phillips, Richard Anthony and Lewis, Sue and Wanless, Sarah (2014) 'Longitudinal bio-logging reveals interplay between extrinsic and intrinsic carry-over effects in a long-lived vertebrate'. Ecology, [Details]
(2013)'Phenological mismatch strongly affects individual fitness but not population demography in a woodland passerine'
Reed, Thomas E and Jenouvrier, Stephanie and Visser, Marcel E (2013) 'Phenological mismatch strongly affects individual fitness but not population demography in a woodland passerine'. Journal of Animal Ecology, 82 (1):131-144 [Details]
(2013)'Predicting demographically sustainable rates of adaptation: can great tit breeding time keep pace with climate change?'
Gienapp, Phillip and Lof, Marjolein and Reed, Thomas E and McNamara, John and Verhulst, Simon and Visser, Marcel E (2013) 'Predicting demographically sustainable rates of adaptation: can great tit breeding time keep pace with climate change?'. Philosophical Transactions Of The Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 368 (1610) [Details]
(2013)'Feather mass and winter moult extent are heritable but not associated with fitness-related traits in a long-distance migratory bird'
de la Hera, Iv\'an and Reed, Thomas E and Pulido, Francisco and Visser, Marcel E (2013) 'Feather mass and winter moult extent are heritable but not associated with fitness-related traits in a long-distance migratory bird'. Evolutionary Ecology, 27 (6):1199-1216 [Details]
(2013)'Population growth in a wild bird is buffered against phenological mismatch'
Reed, T.E., Grøtan, V., Jenouvrier, S., Sæther, B.-E. & Visser, M.E (2013) 'Population growth in a wild bird is buffered against phenological mismatch'. Science (New York, N.Y.), 340 (488) [Details]
(2012)'Timing in a fluctuating environment: environmental variability and asymmetric fitness curves can lead to adaptively mismatched avian reproduction'
Lof, M.E., Reed, T.E., McNamara, J.M., Visser, M.E (2012) 'Timing in a fluctuating environment: environmental variability and asymmetric fitness curves can lead to adaptively mismatched avian reproduction'. Proceedings Royal Society London B, 279 :3161-3169 [Details]
(2012)'Impacts of parasites in early life: contrasting effects on juvenile growth for different family members'
Reed, Thomas E and Daunt, Francis and Kiploks, Adam J and Burthe, Sarah J and Granroth-Wilding, Hanna MV and Takahashi, Emi A and Newell, Mark and Wanless, Sarah and Cunningham, Emma JA (2012) 'Impacts of parasites in early life: contrasting effects on juvenile growth for different family members'. Plos One, 7 (2) [Details]
(2011)'Interacting effects of phenotypic plasticity and evolution on population persistence in a changing climate'
Reed, Thomas E and Schindler, Daniel E and Waples, Robin S (2011) 'Interacting effects of phenotypic plasticity and evolution on population persistence in a changing climate'. Conservation Biology, 25 (1):56-63 [Details]
(2011)'Time to evolve? Potential evolutionary responses of Fraser River sockeye salmon to climate change and effects on persistence'
Reed, Thomas E and Schindler, Daniel E and Hague, Merran J and Patterson, David A and Meir, Eli and Waples, Robin S and Hinch, Scott G (2011) 'Time to evolve? Potential evolutionary responses of Fraser River sockeye salmon to climate change and effects on persistence'. Plos One, 6 (6) [Details]
(2010)'Lake-specific variation in growth, migration timing and survival of juvenile sockeye salmon Oncorhynchus nerka: separating environmental from genetic influences'
Reed, TE and Martinek, G and Quinn, TP (2010) 'Lake-specific variation in growth, migration timing and survival of juvenile sockeye salmon Oncorhynchus nerka: separating environmental from genetic influences'. Journal of Fish Biology, 77 (3):692-705 [Details]
(2010)'Phenotypic plasticity and population viability: the importance of environmental predictability'
Reed, T.E., Waples, R.S., Schindler, D.E., Hard, J.J. & Kinnison, M.T. (2010) 'Phenotypic plasticity and population viability: the importance of environmental predictability'. Proceedings Royal Society London B, 277 :3391-3400 [Details]
(2009)'Timing is everything: flexible phenology and shifting selection in a colonial seabird'
Reed, Thomas E and Warzybok, Pete and Wilson, Alistair J and Bradley, Russell W and Wanless, Sarah and Sydeman, William J (2009) 'Timing is everything: flexible phenology and shifting selection in a colonial seabird'. Journal of Animal Ecology, 78 (2):376-387 [Details]
(2008)'Reproductive senescence in a long‐lived seabird: rates of decline in late‐life performance are associated with varying costs of early reproduction'
Reed, T.E., Kruuk, L.E., Wanless, S., Frederiksen, M., Cunningham, E.J. & Harris, M.P. (2008) 'Reproductive senescence in a long‐lived seabird: rates of decline in late‐life performance are associated with varying costs of early reproduction'. The American Naturalist, 171 :E89-E101 [Details]
(2008)'Parasite treatment affects maternal investment in sons'
Reed, TE and Daunt, F and Hall, ME and Phillips, RA and Wanless, S and Cunningham, EJA (2008) 'Parasite treatment affects maternal investment in sons'. Science, 321 (5896):1681-1682 [Details]
(2006)'Responding to environmental change: plastic responses vary little in a synchronous breeder'
Reed, Thomas E and Wanless, Sarah and Harris, Michael P and Frederiksen, Morten and Kruuk, Loeske EB and Cunningham, Emma JA (2006) 'Responding to environmental change: plastic responses vary little in a synchronous breeder'. Proceedings Royal Society London B, 273 (1602):2713-2719 [Details]
(2004)'A comparison of the efficacy of pond-net and box sampling methods in turloughs-Irish ephemeral aquatic systems'
Connor, Aine O and Bradish, Stephen and Reed, Thomas and Moran, James and Regan, Eugenie and Visser, Marjolein and Gormally, Mike and Skeffington, Micheline Sheehy (2004) 'A comparison of the efficacy of pond-net and box sampling methods in turloughs-Irish ephemeral aquatic systems'. Hydrobiologia, 524 (1):133-144 [Details]
(2002)'New records of the water beetles Berosus signaticollis (Charpentier) and Graptodytes bilineatus (Sturm) in turloughs'
Bradish, Stephen and Connor, Aine O and Reed, Thomas (2002) 'New records of the water beetles Berosus signaticollis (Charpentier) and Graptodytes bilineatus (Sturm) in turloughs'. The Irish Naturalists' Journal, :83-84 [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2016UCC Early Stage Researcher of the Year University College Cork
2015Approved for funding for European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant ERC
2013Funding awarded by the Lorentz Centre to organise a workshop on “Eco-evolutionary dynamics in a changing world”. Lorentz Center (Leiden, the Netherlands)
2007Best speaker prize at ASAB Easter Meeting, University of Exeter. Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour
2005Best speaker prize at UK PopNet graduate student workshop: “Making predictions in ecology”, University of East Anglia. UK PopNet
2002Awarded ‘Top of the Class’ for BSc in Environmental Science. NUIG

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
European Society for Evolutionary Biology member/
Ecological Society of America member/

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2015)Phenological mismatch in great tits,
Reed, T.E. (2015) -. [Oral Presentation], Phenological mismatch in great tits, CEH Lancaster . [Details]
(2015)Regional scale local adaptation in Atlantic salmon in Ireland,
Reed, T.E. (2015) Oral presentation at Salmonid Symposium. [Oral Presentation], Regional scale local adaptation in Atlantic salmon in Ireland, University of Girona . [Details]
(2014)Phenological mismatch in a warming world,
Reed, T.E. (2014) -. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Phenological mismatch in a warming world, University of Edinburgh, Institute of Evolutionary Biology . [Details]
(2014)EPA Climate Lecture Series,
Thomas Reed (2014) Ecological impacts of climate change at home and abroad. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], EPA Climate Lecture Series, University College Cork . [Details]
(2014)Departmental seminar,
Thomas Reed (2014) School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Departmental seminar, University College Cork . [Details]
(2014)Departmental seminar,
Thomas Reed (2014) Institute of Evolutionary Biology. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Departmental seminar, University of Edinburgh . [Details]
(2013)Atlantic Salmon Trust/IBIS conference: Boosting salmon numbers: is stocking the answer or the problem?,
Thomas Reed (2013) Salmon stocking and climate change. [Oral Presentation], Atlantic Salmon Trust/IBIS conference: Boosting salmon numbers: is stocking the answer or the problem?, Glasgow . [Details]
(2013)Netherlands Annual Ecology Meeting,
Thomas Reed (2013) NAEM. [Oral Presentation], Netherlands Annual Ecology Meeting, Lunteren, The Netherlands . [Details]
(2013)Departmental seminar,
Thomas Reed (2013) Department of Zoology. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Departmental seminar, Universityof Brasilia . [Details]
(2013)European Society for Evolutionary Biology Conference,
Thomas Reed, Phillip Gienapp, Marcel Visser (2013) Quantifying the demographic cost of selection in a changing environment. [Oral Presentation], European Society for Evolutionary Biology Conference, Lisbon . [Details]
(2012)Ecological Society of America 97th Annual Meeting (Sp,
Thomas Reed and Marcel Visser (2012) Eco-evolutionary consequences of phenological mismatch in Dutch great tits (special sessions on 'Contemporary Evolution Amid the Human Enterprise: New Insights Into the Fates of Populations and Communities'). [Oral Presentation], Ecological Society of America 97th Annual Meeting (Sp, Portland, USA . [Details]
(2012)Departmental seminar,
Thomas Reed (2012) Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Departmental seminar, University of Groningen . [Details]
(2011)American Academy for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting, Washington DC,
Thomas Reed (2011) Symposium on Changing Climate, Changing Approaches: Conservation in the Face of Climate Change. [Oral Presentation], American Academy for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting, Washington DC, Washington DC, USA . [Details]
(2011)Workshop on 'Adaptation to Climate Change: a Spatial Perspective',
Thomas Reed (2011) Eco-evolutionary consequences of phenological mismatch in Dutch great tits. [Oral Presentation], Workshop on 'Adaptation to Climate Change: a Spatial Perspective', Lammi Biological Station, Finland . [Details]
(2010)Society for Conservation Biology Annual Meeting,
Thomas Reed (2010) Symposium on Salmonids running amok – climate and human impacts on fish ecology and evolution. [Oral Presentation], Society for Conservation Biology Annual Meeting, Edmonton, Canada . [Details]
(2010)World Seabird Conference,
Thomas Reed (2010) Symposium on Seabird phenotypic plasticity and microevolution. [Oral Presentation], World Seabird Conference, Victoria, Canada . [Details]
(2009)Evolution 2009,
Thomas Reed (2009) University of Idaho. [Oral Presentation], Evolution 2009, Moscow, Idaho, USA . [Details]
(2008)Young Investigator Series,
Thomas Reed (2008) School of Aquatic and Fisheries Science. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Young Investigator Series, University of Washington, Seattle, USA . [Details]
(2007)Evolutionary change in human-altered environments,
Thomas Reed (2007) UCLA. [Poster Presentation], Evolutionary change in human-altered environments, Los Angeles, USA . [Details]
(2007)Departmental seminar,
Thomas Reed (2007) Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Departmental seminar, University of Oxford . [Details]
(2007)European Society for Evolutionary Biology Conference,
Thomas Reed (2007) Uppsala University. [Oral Presentation], European Society for Evolutionary Biology Conference, Uppsala, Sweden . [Details]
(2007)Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB) Easter Meeting,
Thomas Reed (2007) University of Exeter. [Oral Presentation], Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB) Easter Meeting, Falmouth, UK . [Details]
(2007)Departmental seminar,
Thomas Reed (2007) Institute of Integrative and Comparative Biology. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Departmental seminar, University of Leeds, UK . [Details]
(2006)12th Annual Meeting for PhD Students in Evolutionary Biology,
Thomas Reed (2006) (EMPSEB). [Oral Presentation], 12th Annual Meeting for PhD Students in Evolutionary Biology, St. Andrews, UK . [Details]
(2006)The Seabird Group 9th International Conference,
Thomas Reed (2006) -. [Oral Presentation], The Seabird Group 9th International Conference, Aberdeen, UK . [Details]
(2006)UK PopNet graduate student workshop: Making predictions in ecology,
Thomas Reed (2006) University of East Anglia. [Oral Presentation], UK PopNet graduate student workshop: Making predictions in ecology, Norwich, England . [Details]

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
English FluentFluentFluent
Portuguese FunctionalFunctionalFunctional
French BasicBasicBasic
Irish BasicBasicBasic
German BasicBasicBasic

Outreach Activities

 Description

2003: Volunteer with Coral Cay Conservation, Roatan, Honduras, surveying coral reef biodiversity.

2003: Volunteer raptor survey work with Kekoldi Hawkwatch, Talamanca, Costa Rica

2008: Popular science article written for NERC magazine ‘Planet Earth’: http://tinyurl.com/q3gphjz

2008/09: Volunteer seabird surveyor with the Seattle Audubon Society’s Puget Sound Seabird Survey

Links to press articles related to my papers: http://ecodevoevo.blogspot.ie/2013_04_01_archive.html http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/349969/description/So_far_the_great_tit_has_coped_with_climate_change http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130425142348.htm http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/12/science/12obshag.html?fta=y&_r=0 http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/sea-bird_parasites.html#cr

2012: Video created for Journal of Animal Ecology to accompany paper: http://vimeo.com/61793002

2009: Volunteer in Seattle's 'Blue Festival', a festival about conservation of marine life and resources

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Evolutionary Applications Referee-
Global Change Biology Referee-
Journal Of Fish Biology Referee-
Ecology Letters Referee-
Proceedings Royal Society London B Referee-
Auk Referee-
Oikos Referee-
Philosophical Transactions Of The Royal Society Of London Series B-Biological Sciences Referee-
Evolution; International Journal Of Organic Evolution Referee-
Journal Of Evolutionary Biology Referee-
Journal Of Animal Ecology Referee-
Conservation Biology Referee-
Marine Ecology Progress Series Referee-
G3: Genes| Genomes| Genetics Referee-

Other Activities

 Description

Public guest lecture given on “Ecological impacts of climate change at home and abroad” as part of EPA climate change lectures series, Western Gateway Building, Western Road, Cork, Nov 5th 2014

2013: Co-organised with Dr M. Cobben a symposium on “Adaptation to climate change across time and space” at the Netherlands Annual Ecology Meeting, Lunteren

2013: Lead organiser of workshop on “Eco-evolutionary dynamics in a changing world” at Lorentz Center, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Referee for grant evaluations with European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant, US National Science Foundation (NSF), Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA), French "Agence Nationale de la Recherche" (ANR)

2006: Co-organised 12th Annual Meeting for PhD Students in Evolutionary Biology (EMPSEB), St. Andrews, UK.

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Evolution
Ecology
Conservation biology
Genetics
Biological responses to climate change 
Quantitative skills
Ornithology

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Finlay Ross Doctoral Degree
Pinfield Roisin Doctoral Degree
Ryan Sarah Ann Doctoral Degree
Leseur Floriane Heloise Eva Doctoral Degree
O Sullivan Ronan James Doctoral Degree
Wynne Robert Doctoral Degree
Schaal Patrick Daniel Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2019Evolutionary Ecology ZY4021Evolutionary Ecology
2019Quantitative Skills for Biologists using R BL6024Quantitative Skills for Biologists using R
2019Evolution & Diversity BL3002Evolution & Diversity
2019Plant and Animal Genetics BL2001Plant and Animal Genetics

Research Information

Internal Collaborators

 NameInstituteCountry
Dr John Quinn University College CorkIRELAND
Prof. Tom Cross University College CorkIRELAND
Dr Phillip McGinnity University College CorkIRELAND

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation / InstituteCountry
Prof. Paulo Prodöhl Queens University BelfastUNITED KINGDOM
Dr Craig Primmer University of TurkuFINLAND
Dr Robin Waples National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA)U.S.A.
Prof. Marcel Visser Netherlands Institute of Ecology, WageningenHOLLAND
Dr Phillip Gienapp Netherlands Institute of Ecology, WageningenHOLLAND
Dr Stephanie Jenouvrier Wood's Hole Oceanographic InstituteU.S.A.
Dr Phil Bacon Marine ScotlandUNITED KINGDOM
Prof Sarah Wanless Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, EdinburghUNITED KINGDOM
Dr Daniel Schindler University of WashingtonU.S.A.
Dr Francis Daunt Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, EdinburghUNITED KINGDOM
Dr Jonny Armstrong University of WashingtonU.S.A.
Dr Mike Harris Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, EdinburghUNITED KINGDOM
Dr Tutku Aykanat University of TurkuFINLAND
Dr Peter Westley University of Alaska FairbanksU.S.A.
Dr Emma Cunningham University of EdinburghUNITED KINGDOM

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School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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University College Cork, Distillery Fields, North Mall, Cork, Ireland T23 N73K

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