PhD in 2021 in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Biological Sciences
Current Position: Postdoctoral Associate with the Invasive Species Working Group at Virginia Tech || Website: https://emxreed.wordpress.com/
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. She uses 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. She completed her PhD in the Summer of 2021 and is currently a postdoctoral associate at the Invasive Species Working Group at Virginia Tech. 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