Emily Reed received her BA in French from the University of North Carolina at Asheville before coming to NC State to pursue a PhD in Biology with a concentration of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. She discovered her passion for biology while studying the creole language of French Guiana, which, besides having a fascinating linguistic history, is one of the most biodiverse places in the world. Her research investigates how urban systems affect the ecology and evolution of invasive species. Currently, she is using landscape genomics to model genetic connectivity and gene flow in the invasive Asian Tiger Mosquito Aedes albopictus. Emily was also a Global Change Fellow with the SE Climate Science Center in Spring 2018 and 2019-2020. For more on Emily’s Mosquito Wrangling check out the recent article in the CALS Magazine HERE!
Here’s a short video on Emily’s research