Robert Reed, Ph.D.


Robert N. Reed is a Wildlife Biologist who currently serves as Chief of the Invasive Species Science Branch and Project Leader for the Invasive Reptiles Project at the Fort Collins Science Center. His research focuses on prevention, control, and containment of invasive reptiles in Florida, Guam, and elsewhere.


  • 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

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