Bio

Andrea Reid is a National Geographic Explorer, fish biologist, diver and conservationist from Prince Edward Island, Canada. Reid’s research integrates practice and theory from the fields of ecology, physiology, and sociology to address some of today’s most pressing aquatic conservation problems. Her work focuses on stressed-out fish and fisheries across the globe: East Africa, Southeast Asia, Oceania, and the Pacific Northwest. Reid mixes quantitative and qualitative methods from the natural and social sciences to holistically approach the complexities of fish conservation and fisheries management.

Reid holds a B.Sc. in Environmental Science and M.Sc. in Biology, both from McGill University. For her Ph.D. in Biology at Carleton University and the University of British Columbia, Reid has received an ‘Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship’ and an ‘Aboriginal Ambassador Award’, both from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). These support her research and outreach on the topic of Pacific salmon bycatch in the Pacific Northwest. Her career is dedicated to the study and conservation of wild fish and the management of healthy fisheries – she engages Indigenous community members as active participants in the research process and is herself a member of the northern, coastal Nisga’a Nation. For an example of Reid’s research, click here.

Education

  • PhD Present

    Doctor of Philosophy in Biology

    Carleton and University of British Columbia

  • MSc 2012

    Master of Science in Biology

    McGill University

  • BSc Hons 2009

    Bachelor of Science in Environment

    McGill University

Positions

  • Present2011

    Explorer

    National Geographic Society

  • Present2015

    Teaching Assistant

    Carleton University

  • 20142013

    Graduate Research Assistant

    McGill University

  • 20122011

    Teaching Assistant

    McGill University

Selected Grants and Awards

  • 2017
    NSERC Aboriginal Ambassador Award
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    Project — “Multistakeholder presentation series in the Nass River Valley, British Columbia”

    Learn about Aboriginal Ambassadors in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Awards.

  • 2015-2018
    NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship — Doctoral
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    Project — “Interactive effects of aquatic hypoxia and thermal stress on fish respiratory performance”

    Learn about Canada Graduate Scholarships.

  • 2016-2017
    National Geographic Collaboration Grant
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    Project — “Reef to aquarium: tracing the tropical fish trade”

    Learn about the Expeditions Council.

  • 2014-2015
    National Geographic Young Explorers Grant
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    Project — “Navigating the bumpy road to conservation: a case study of bumphead parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum) in no-take marine protected areas (MPAs) in the Solomon Islands”

    Learn about Young Explorers Grants.

  • 2012
    Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science Excellence Award
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    Project — “Living on the edge: wetland edges as peak refugia from an introduced piscivore ”

    Learn about the Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science.

  • 2012
    Student Conference on Conservation Science Best Talk
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    Project — “Living on the edge: wetland edges as peak refugia from an introduced piscivore ”

    Learn about the Student Conference on Conservation Science.

  • 2011-2012
    National Geographic Young Explorers Grant
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    Project — “Hide and seek: predicting the optimal refuge for endemic fishes from an invasive predator in the Lake Victoria basin”

    Learn about Young Explorers Grants.

  • 2010-2011
    NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship — Master's
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    Project — “Socioecological determinants of group size in black and white colobus monkeys”

    Learn about Canada Graduate Scholarships.

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