Jane Reid
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Jane Reid

Jane Reid is an evolutionary ecologist from the UK, she is International Chair Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)[1][2] in Trondheim, Norway and is also Professor of Population & Evolutionary Ecology at the University of Aberdeen.[3]


Reid was educated at the University of Cambridge studying Natural Sciences, she then did a PhD in behavioural ecology at the University of Glasgow. She did a Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of British Columbia and then a Junior Research Fellowship at Jesus College, Cambridge. In 2006 she moved to the University of Aberdeen as a Royal Society University Research Fellow[4] and was made Professor of Population & Evolutionary Ecology in 2014. In 2019 she was made International Chair Professor at NTNU.[5]

Reid looks evolutionary and population ecology, in particular of birds, her research has included the evolutionary implications of song sparrow mating behaviours[6] and the effect of weather on bird populations.[7]


Chapter 39 Don't just sit there reading, in Curious About Nature: A Passion for Fieldwork by Tim Burt and Des Thompson, published by Cambridge University Press in 2020.[8]

Honours and awards

External links


  1. ^ "News - Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics (CBD) - NTNU". www.ntnu.edu. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Jane Reid: Playing the Ecological Long Game". Ecology for the Masses. 2019-10-17. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Professor Jane Reid | Staff Profile | The School of Biological Sciences | The University of Aberdeen". www.abdn.ac.uk. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Marsh Award for Ornithology | BTO - British Trust for Ornithology". www.bto.org. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "News - Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics (CBD) - NTNU". www.ntnu.edu. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "For monogamous sparrows, it doesn't pay to stray (but they do it anyway)". ScienceDaily. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Struggling seabirds 'just starve to death'". BBC News. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Curious about Nature: A Passion for Fieldwork". Cambridge Core. Retrieved .
  9. ^ Zoological Society London (2019). "Scientific Medal Winners" (PDF). Retrieved 2020.
  10. ^ "Marsh Christian Trust - Marsh Award for Ornithology". www.marshchristiantrust.org. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "Principal's Prize for Public Engagement with Research | Public Engagement with Research | The University of Aberdeen". www.abdn.ac.uk. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "Professor Jane Margaret Reid FRSE". The Royal Society of Edinburgh. 2019-07-17. Retrieved .

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