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Kaye Reed

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Director, School of Human Evolution and Social Change; President's Professor and Research Associate, Institute of Human Origins
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2402
IHO Research Associate and President's Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2402
IHO Research Associate and President's Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2402
Biography

Director and President’s Professor , School of Human Evolution and Social Change

Research Associate , Institute of Human Origins

Kaye Reed's main research interest is in using community ecology of primates and mammals as a research tool to 1) understand living diversity and biogeography across continents and within regions, and 2) use the identification and analyses of mammalian fauna from Plio-Pleistocene hominin localities to understand community structure through time and across space, and to 3) reconstruct the habitat of fossil hominins. Current field research is focused on early hominin sites ( Australopithecus afarensis and early Homo ) in the Afar Region of Ethiopia and understanding the behavioral ecology of hominins that used bifacial technology in the Pleistocene of South Africa.

Research Interests

Human evolution, climate change, community ecology, biogeography, and macroecology.

Publications
  • Beaudrot, L., Kamilar, J., Marshall, A., Reed, K.E. African primate assemblages exhibit a latitudinal gradient in dispersal limitation. International Journal of Primatology (2014).
  • Kamilar, J., Beaudrot, L., Reed, K.E. The influences of species richness and climate on the phylogenetic structure of African Haplorhine and Strepsirhine primate communities. International Journal of Primatology (2014).
  • Kamilar, J., Beaudrot, L., Reed, K.E. Advances in Primate Community Ecology Research Across Spatial, Temporal, and Phylogenetic Scales. International Journal of Primatology (2014).
  • . Primate Community Ecology and Evolution. (2014).
  • Geraads, D., *Reed, K., & Bobe, R. Pliocene Giraffidae (Mammalia) from the Hadar Formation of Hadar and Ledi-Geraru, Lower Awash, Ethiopia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology (2013).
  • Harold L. Dibble, Vera Aldeias, Zenobia Jacobs, Deborah I. Olszewski, Zeljko Rezek, Sam C. Lin, Esteban Alvarez-Fernández, Barshay-Szmidt, Carolyn C., Emily Hallett-Desguez, Denné Reed, Kaye Reed, Daniel Richter, Teresa E. Steele, Anne R. Skinner, Bonnie A.B. Blackwell, Doronicheva, Ekaterina and Mohamed el-Hajraoui. On the industrial attributions of the Aterian and Mousterian of the Maghreb. Journal of Human Evolution (2013).
  • Wynn, J. G., Sponheimer, M., Kimbel, W. H., Alemseged, Z., *Reed, K., Bedaso, Z. K., & Wilson, J. N. Diet of Australopithecus afarensis from the Pliocene Hadar Formation, Ethiopia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2013).
  • Reed, Kaye E., Fleagle, J.G. and Leakey, R.E.F. The Paleobiology of Australopithecus. (2013).
  • Sponheimer, M., Lee-Thorp, J.L., Reed, K.E., and Ungar, P. Early Hominid Paleoecology. (2013).
  • Behrensmeyer, A.K. and Reed, K.E. Reconstructing the habitats of Australopithecus: paleoenvironments, site taphonomy, and faunas. The Paleobiology of Australopithecus (2013).
  • Reed, K.E., Spencer, L.M., Rector, A.L. Reed, K.E., Spencer, L.M., Rector, A.L. Early Hominid Paleoecology (2013).
  • Reed, Kaye E. Multiproxy Paleoecology: Reconstructing evolutionary context in paleoanthropology. Companion to Biological Anthropology (2013).
  • ANA C. PINTO-LLONA, GEOFFREY CLARK, PANAGIOTIS KARKANAS, BONNIE BLACKWELL, ANNE R. SKINNER, PETER ANDREWS, KAYE REED, ALEXANDRA MILLER, ROSARIO MACÍAS-ROSADO Y JARNO VAKIPARTA. The Sopeña Rockshelter, a New Site in Asturias (Spain) bearing evidence on the Middle and Early Upper Palaeolithic in Northern Iberia. Munibe Anthropologia (2012).
  • Geraads, D., Bobe, R., Reed, K.E. Pliocene Bovidae (Mammalia) from the Hadar Formation of Hadar and Ledi-Geraru, Lower Awash, Ethiopia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology (2012).
  • Geraads, D; Bobe, R; Reed, K.E. Pliocene Bovidae (Mammalia) from the Hadar Formation of Hadar and Ledi-Geraru, Lower Awash, Ethiopia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology (2012).
  • Harold L. Dibble, Vera Aldeias, Esteban Alvarez-Fernández, Bonnie A.B. Blackwell, Emily Hallett-Desguez, Zenobia Jacobs, Paul Goldberg, Sam C. Lin, André Morala, Michael C. Meyer, Deborah I. Olszewski, Kaye Reed, Denné Reed, Zeljko Rezek, Daniel Richter, Richard G. Roberts, Dennis Sandgathe, Utsav Schurmans, Anne R. Skinner, Teresa E. Steele, and Mohamed el-Hajraoui. New Excavations at the Site of Contrebandiers Cave, Morocco. PaleoAnthropology (2012).
  • . . Review of: Cenozoic Mammals of Africa (2011).
  • . . Review of: Hominin Environments in the East African Pliocene: An Assessment of the Faunal Evidence (2009).
  • Pinto-Llona, A., Clark, G., Miller, A., Reed, K. Neandertals and Cro-Magnons in northern Spain: ongoing work at the Sopena Rock-shelter, (Asturia, Spain). The Mediterranean from 50 000 to 25 000 BP: Turning Points and New Directions (2009).
  • Pinto-Llona, A.C., Clark, G., Miller, A. and Reed, K. Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons in Northern Spain: Ongoing Work at the Sopeña Rock-Shelter (Asturias, Spain). The Mediterranean from 50,000 to 25,000 BP: Turning Points and New Directions (2008).
  • Reed, K.E. and Rector, A.L. African Pliocene Paleoecology: Hominin habitats, resources and diets. Early Hominin Diets: The Known, the Unknown, and the Unknowable (2007).
  • DiMaggio, E, Campisano, C, Arrowsmith, J, Reed, Kaye, Lockwood, C. Geochemistry and Tephrochronology of the BKT-2 and Kada Hadar Tephras in the Middle Ledi-Geraru Region of Afar, Ethiopia. (2006).
  • Reed, Kaye E (Author) ,Fish, J L (Author) . Tropical and temperate seasonal influences on human evolution. Seasonality in Primates: Studies of Living and Extinct Human and Non-Human Primates (2005).
  • Rector, A, Reed, Kaye. The effects of simulated sampling bias on the application of biogeographic analysis to modern and fossil mammalian assemblages. (2005).
  • Reed, Kaye. African Plio-Pleistocene Mammal Communities: Do unique compositions indicate distinct vegetation. (2005).
  • . . Shaping Primate Evolution: Papers in Honor of Charles Oxnard (2004).
  • Arrowsmith, J, Reed, Kaye, Lockwood, C. Geological mapping and tephrostratigraphy of the Hadar Formation near 11.25 N and 40.75 E (Afar Region, Ethiopia). (2004).
  • Reed, Kaye E (Author) . The use of paleocommunity and taphonomic studies in reconstructing primate behavior. Reconstructing Primate Behavior in the Fossil Record (2002).
  • Sponheimer, M., Alemseged, Z., Cerling, T. E., Grine, F. E., Kimbel, W. H., Leakey, M. G., Lee-Thorp, J.A., Manthi, F.K., Reed, K.E., Wood, B.A., & Wynn, J. G. Isotopic evidence of early hominin diets. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (0).
  • Reed, K.E. and Russak, S. M. Tracking ecological change in relation to the emergence of Homo at the Plio-Pleistocene boundary. The First Humans - Origin and Early Evolution of the Genus Homo (0).
Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 591Seminar
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SSH 403Cross-Culturl Stds Global Hlth
ASM 414Urban and Environmental Health
ASB 443Cross-Culturl Stds Global Hlth
ASB 792Research
ASM 792Research
ASM 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ASM 104Bones, Stones/Human Evolution
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASM 590Reading and Conference
ASM 592Research
ASB 592Research
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASM 792Research
ASB 792Research
ASM 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 792Research
ASM 792Research
ASM 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASM 583Fieldwork
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ASM 104Bones, Stones/Human Evolution
ASB 210Human Sexuality: Anth Perspect
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASM 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASM 590Reading and Conference
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASM 592Research
ASB 592Research
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASM 792Research
ASB 792Research
ASM 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 792Research
ASM 792Research
ASM 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ASM 484Internship
ASM 493Honors Thesis
ASM 499Individualized Instruction
ASM 583Fieldwork
ASM 590Reading and Conference
ASM 592Research
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASM 792Research
ASM 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ASM 104Bones, Stones/Human Evolution
ASM 484Internship
ASM 492Honors Directed Study
ASM 499Individualized Instruction
ASM 590Reading and Conference
ASM 591Seminar
ASM 592Research
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASM 792Research
ASM 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 792Research
ASM 792Research
ASM 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ASM 104Bones, Stones/Human Evolution
ASM 484Internship
ASM 492Honors Directed Study
ASM 493Honors Thesis
ASM 499Individualized Instruction
ASM 525Primate Paleobiology
ASM 590Reading and Conference
ASM 591Seminar
ASM 592Research
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASM 792Research
ASM 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ASM 104Bones, Stones/Human Evolution
ASM 484Internship
ASM 492Honors Directed Study
ASM 493Honors Thesis
ASM 499Individualized Instruction
ASM 590Reading and Conference
ASM 592Research
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASM 792Research
ASM 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 792Research
ASM 792Research
ASM 799Dissertation
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ASM 484Internship
ASM 492Honors Directed Study
ASM 493Honors Thesis
ASM 583Fieldwork
ASM 590Reading and Conference
ASM 591Seminar
ASM 592Research
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASM 792Research
ASM 799Dissertation
Presentations
  • Reed, K.E. Evolution and Habitat: The importance of analytical scale. Paleontological Society of Southern Africa (Jul 2014).
  • Reed K.E., Rowan, J., Kamilar, J.M. African Vegetation Structure: Modern analogs and hominin habitat reconstructions. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, 82nd Annual Meeting (Apr 2014).
  • Kamilar, J.M., Beaudrot, L., Reed, K.E. Why study primate communities? The importance for anthropology and ecology, current knowledge, and future directions. American Assoc. of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting (Apr 2014).
  • Kamilar, J.M., Beaudrot, L., Reed, K.E. Symposium on Primate Communities. American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting (Apr 2013).
  • Reed, K.E. and Kamilar, J.M. Using Mammals to Understand Dispersal Patterns of Hominins in the African Plio-Pleistocene. Society of American Archaeologists Annual Meeting, Honolulu, (Apr 2013).
  • Reed, K.E., Kamilar, J.M., Beaudrot, L. African primate, carnivore and ungulate communities exhibit a proclivity toward random phylogenetic structure. American Assoc of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting (Apr 2013).
  • Beaudrot, L., Kamilar, J.M., Reed, K.E. Correlates of dispersal limitation in African mammal communities. American Assoc of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meetin (Apr 2013).
  • Hallett-Desguez, E. and Reed, K.E. The Faunal Record at Contrebandier Cave. Society of American Archaeologists Annual Meeting, Memphis, April 2012 (Apr 2012).
  • Reed, K.E. and Campisano, C.J. Early hominins through time and space: Local, regional and pan-African habitats and biogeography. AAPA 80th Annual Meeting (Mar 2011).
  • Reed, Kaye. Fynbos, Biogeography, and Human Evolution: Old and new sites in Western Cape, South Africa. Seminar, National Museum of Natural History (Dec 2010).
  • Reed, Kaye, Deano Stynder, David Roberts, Gary Schwartz, David Braun, Will Archer, Chris Campisano, Wesley Flear, Erich Fisher, Lloyd Rosseuw, Amy Shapiro, Brian Verrelli, Curtis Marean, Richard Cowling,Robyn Pickering and Andy Herries. Cliff Point and Surrounding Area, Western Cape: Preliminary account of new paleontological and archaeological localities. Changing Landscapes and Biotas of the Cape West Coast: Mio-Pliocene to Recent, Cape Town, South Afri (Nov 2010).
  • Reed, Kaye. Dispersion and Endemism: Hominin and other mammalian distribution in the Plio-Pleistocene of Africa. Texas Association of Biological Anthropologists (Nov 2010).
  • Reed, Kaye. Dispersion, Endemism and Primates: Mammalian Distribution in the Plio-Pleistocene of Africa. Stony Brook University (Oct 2010).
  • Reed, Kaye. Dispersion, Endemism, and Primates: Mammalian Spatial Distribution in the Plio-Pleistocene of Africa. Geroge Washington University (Sep 2010).
  • Reed, K.E. and Harmon, E.H. Biogeographic patterns in the mid-Pliocene: the effects of time-averaging and site deposition. Ammerican Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting (Apr 2010).
  • Reed, Kaye. Biogeography and Paleoecology of Plio-Pleistocene Hominins: Dispersals vs. Isolation. New York University (Feb 2010).
  • Reed, K.E. and Bidner, L.R. Continental Differences in Habitats Among Primate Communities. International Primatology Society Congress, Edinburgh, Scotland (Aug 2008).
  • Reed, K.E. and Campisano, C.J. Mio-Pliocene African habitats: local and regional contexts for the earliest bipeds. Seventy-Seventh Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, (Apr 2008).
  • Campisano, C.J. and Reed, K.E. Has the sun set on the savanna? Environmental determinants and the evolution of bipedality. Seventy-Seventh Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (Apr 2008).
  • Rector, A, Reed, Kaye. The Effects of Simulated Sampling Bias on the Application of Biogeographic Analyses to Modern and Fossil Mammalian Assemblages. J. Vert. Paleontol. and Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Meetings (Oct 2005).
  • Reed, Kaye. African Plio-Pleistocene Mammal Communities: Do Unique Compositions Indicate Distinct Vegetation. J. Vert. Paleontol. and Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Meetings (Oct 2005).
  • Reed, Kaye. Paleoecology of Hadar Homininds. Early Hominind Paleoecology Symposium (Oct 2004).
  • Reed, Kaye. Seasonality in the Pliocene of Africa. Paleoecology Symposium (May 2004).
  • Arrowsmith, J, Reed, Kaye, Lockwood, C, Jones, K. Geological mapping and tephrostratigraphy of the Hadar Formation near 11.25 N and 40.75 E (Afar Region, Ethiopia. Geological Society of America
Service
  • SHESC, Graduate Director (2011 - Present)
  • SHESC, Graduate Director (2011 - Present)
  • SHESC, Graduate Director (2011 - Present)
  • Journal of Human Evolution, Associate Editor (2013 - 2016)
  • SHESC, Associate Director (2014 - 2015)
  • SHESC, Associate Director (2006 - 2008)
  • Honors Faculty Council, Chair (2004 - 2005)
  • Fulbright Selection Committee, Member (2003 - 2003)
  • Physical Anthropology Assistant Professor Search, Chair (2003 - 2003)
  • Alumni Relations Committee, Member (2000 - 2003)
  • Anthropology Chair Search Committee, Member (2003)
  • Anthropology Graduate Committee, Member (2003)
  • Barrett Honors College/Sally Ride Org, Workshop Presenter (2003)
  • IGERT Steering Committee, Chair (2003)
  • Physical Anthropology Search Committee, Chair (2003)
  • Physical Anthropology Subdiscipline, Head (2003)
  • President's Enrichment Program, Lecturer (2003)
  • Undergraduate Committee, Member (2001 - 2002)
  • Library Committee, Member (1999 - 2001)
  • Museum Studies Search Committee, Member (2000 - 2000)
  • Colloquium Coordinator (1999 - 2000)