Katy Reed, BA, MSc

PhD Research Student

Katy Reed

Email: Katy.Reed@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Tel: +44 (0)300 067 5600
Tel direct: +44 (0)300 067 5723
Fax: +44 (0)1420 23653

Forest Research
Alice Holt Lodge
Surrey GU10 4LH

ResearchGate profile

Katy completed an MSc in Conservation and Forest Protection in 2012.

Her MSc project examined the role of mixed and monoculture stand types and wood ants on litter-layer arthropod communities in the New Forest, and was based at Forest Research.

She subsequently worked at Forest Research as a biodiversity project research assistant until spring 2013.

Current role

PhD Research Student

Current programmes

  • The role of Agrilus biguttatus in Acute Oak Decline: the influence of temperature in its development & distribution, and the role of pathogen-derived volatiles in host tree selection.
  • Developing novel techniques to study the beetle in the laboratory to investigate the influence of temperature on its development. Examining A. biguttatus’ attraction to oak trees, and trees’ susceptibility to attack and larval colonisation.

Other affiliations and responsibilities:

  • Member of the Royal Entomological Society

Main recent publications

Barsoum, N., Fuller, L, Ashwood, F., Reed, K., Bonnet-Lebrun, A.-S. and Leung, F (2014) Ground-dwelling spider (Araneae) and carabid beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) community assemblages in mixed and monoculture stands of oak (Quercus robur L./Quercus petraea (Matt.) Liebl.) and Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.). Forest Ecology and Management. 321: 29–41. DOI:10.1016/j.foreco.2013.08.063