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Dr. Rachel Reid

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Dr. Reid is a paleoecologist interested in how disturbances, such as climate and environmental change, impact species, ecosystems, and their interactions over a range of timescales. Dr. Reid brings an interdisciplinary approach to her research, incorporating viewpoints, tools, and data from geology, ecology, and archaeology, using stable isotope geochemistry as a central methodological tool.

As a Research Scientist at Virginia Tech, Dr. Reid runs the Stable Isotope Laboratory in the Geosciences Department and is in the process of creating a Stable Isotope Geochemistry course with Dr. Benjamin Gill. Dr. Reid received a BA in Geology from Carleton College, an MS and PhD in Earth Sciences from The University of California Santa Cruz, and conducted postdoctoral research at Washington University in St. Louis.