Robert Reed, Ph.D.


Robert N. Reed is a Supervisory Ecologist who currently serves as Deputy Center Director at the Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center based in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. His past research focused on prevention, control, and containment of invasive reptiles.


  • Ph.D. Auburn University, Biological Sciences, 2001
  • Fulbright Fellow, University of Sydney, Australia, 2000-2001
  • M.S. Arizona State University, Zoology, 1995
  • B.A. University of California at Berkeley, Zoology/English, 1991

Professional Experience

  • 2020-present - Deputy Center Director, USGS-PIERC
  • 2012-2020 - Chief, Invasive Species Science Branch, USGS-FORT
  • 2006-2012 - Research Wildlife Biologist, Brown Treesnake Project, USGS-FORT
  • 2003-2006 - Assistant Professor (Biology), Southern Utah University, Cedar City UT
  • 2001-2003 - Post-doctoral Associate, Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, Aiken SC