Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Biogeography

Warren Reed






Past Visiting Scientist










Warren Reed

About me


Hello!  I am Warren Reed, I am 24 years old, born and raised in Sharon, Pennsylvania.  I completed my B.S. in Physical/Environmental Geography from Penn State University in 2010.  After spending a summer  collecting data (and sleeping in a tent for 2 straight months) in the old growth mix conifer forest of the Lake Tahoe Basin, USA I knew for sure I was in the right field.  Since then I have worked a few field seasons as a research assistant on the South African Wild Coast helping conduct an experiment to determine how variation in nutrient availability determines spatial patterns in grassland carbon productivity and to quantify the carbon stored in coastal and dune forests within two priority nature reserves.  My most recent experience has been working with the United States Geological Survey as a Biological Science Technician investigating the effects of mechanical fuel treatments in southern California's chaparral forests as a means for fire management.  In the summer of 2013 I will begin as a Master of Forestry student at Mississippi State University.  You'll be able to find me in the wildlands and forests of northern California collecting data to assess the ecological and fire behavior consequences of mastication (a mechanical fuel treatment).
I am broadly interested in disturbance interactions of forested landscapes and managing for future climate change, particularly fire in Mediterranean ecosystems.  Here at Humboldt I am working to contribute to an ongoing project on the effects of mining, protected areas and conflict as drivers of deforestation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.