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Associate Professor

SHESC Themes: Human Origins, Culture and Diversity; Societies and their Natural Environments

Field Specializations: Ecology, Paleoecology, Biological Anthropology

Regional Focus: Africa 

Education

Ph.D., State University of New York, Stony Brook

Bio

Research:
Kaye Reed has a primary research interest in evolutionary paleoecology and the ecological context of evolution. The identification and analyses of mammalian fauna from Plio-Pleistocene hominid localities provides the framework for studying the evolution of both hominids and other primates.

Reed's current paleontological and paleoecological research is focused in Hadar and the Ledi-Geraru regions of Ethiopia, Contrebandiers Cave in Morocco, Sopena Cave in Spain and the Western Cape of South Africa. She also works on comparing the structure of extant primate communities on three continents and Madagascar. Reed is a research scientist with the Institute of Human Origins.

Teaching:
Reed teaches courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Undergraduate courses include Fossil Primates; Paleoecology; and Stones, Bones and Human Evolution. Graduate courses consist of Zooarchaeology and Paleoecology I, Primate Paleobiology, Primate Communities, Paleoenvironmental Settings of Hominid Sites, and Ecology and Human Evolution. Reed also serves as a committee member and chair in the graduate program and as a mentor in the undergraduate program.

Publications

Reed, K. E. (2008). Paleoecological patterns at the Hadar hominin site, Afar Regional State, Ethiopia. Journal of Human Evolution.

Reed, K. E. & Rector, A. L. (2007). African Pliocene paleoecology: Hominin habitats, resources and diets. In P. Ungar (Ed.), Early hominin diets: The known, the unknown, and the unknowable. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Herries, A. I. R., Reed, K. E., Kuykendall, K. L. & Latham, A. G. (2006). Speleology and magnetobiostratigraphic chronology of the Buffalo Cave fossil site, Makapansgat, South Africa. Quaternary Research, 66, 233-245.

Reed, K. E. & Fish, J. L. (2005). Tropical and temperate seasonal influences on human evolution. In D. K. Brockman & C. P. van Schaik (Eds.), Seasonality in primates: Studies of living and extinct human and non-human primates (pp. 491-520). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Reed, K. E. (2002). The use of paleocommunity and taphonomic studies in reconstructing primate behavior. In Plavcan, M. J., Kay, R., van Schaik, C. & Jungers, W. L. Reconstructing Primate Behavior in the Fossil Record (pp. 217-259). New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Press.

Reed, K. E. (1998). Using large mammal communities to examine ecological and taxonomic organization and predict vegetation in extant and extinct assemblages. Paleobiology. 24, 384-408.

Reed, K. E. (1997). Early hominid evolution and ecological change through the African Plio-Pleistocene. Journal of Human Evolution, 32, 289-322.

 

Research Interests

My main research interest is in the ecological context of primate & hominin evolution. Identification & analyses of mammalian fauna from Plio-Pleistocene hominin localities provides the framework for studying evolution of hominins and primates. 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 modern humans through the analysis of fauna from cave sites in Spain, Morocco, and South Africa. Additionally, I analyze the similarities and differences in primate community structure across four large regions: Madagascar, Asia, Africa, and the Neotropics

Courses

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASM 104 Bones, Stones/Human Evolution
ASM 484 Internship
ASM 492 Honors Directed Study
ASM 493 Honors Thesis
ASM 499 Individualized Instruction
ASM 525 Primate Paleobiology
ASM 590 Reading and Conference
ASM 591 Seminar
ASM 592 Research
ASM 790 Reading and Conference
ASM 792 Research
ASM 799 Dissertation

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASM 104 Bones, Stones/Human Evolution
ASM 484 Internship
ASM 492 Honors Directed Study
ASM 493 Honors Thesis
ASM 499 Individualized Instruction
ASM 590 Reading and Conference
ASM 592 Research
ASM 790 Reading and Conference
ASM 792 Research
ASM 799 Dissertation

Summer 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 792 Research
ASM 792 Research
ASM 799 Dissertation

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASM 484 Internship
ASM 492 Honors Directed Study
ASM 493 Honors Thesis
ASM 583 Fieldwork
ASM 590 Reading and Conference
ASM 591 Seminar
ASM 592 Research
ASM 790 Reading and Conference
ASM 792 Research
ASM 799 Dissertation

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 598 Special Topics
ASM 394 Special Topics
ASM 484 Internship
ASM 492 Honors Directed Study
ASM 499 Individualized Instruction
ASM 590 Reading and Conference
ASM 592 Research
ASM 790 Reading and Conference
ASM 792 Research
ASM 799 Dissertation

Summer 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASM 792 Research
ASM 799 Dissertation

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASM 484 Internship
ASM 492 Honors Directed Study
ASM 493 Honors Thesis
ASM 499 Individualized Instruction
ASM 590 Reading and Conference
ASM 592 Research
ASM 783 Fieldwork
ASM 790 Reading and Conference
ASM 792 Research
ASM 799 Dissertation

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASM 104 Bones, Stones/Human Evolution
ASM 394 Special Topics
ASM 499 Individualized Instruction
ASM 590 Reading and Conference
ASM 592 Research
ASM 783 Fieldwork
ASM 790 Reading and Conference
ASM 792 Research
ASM 799 Dissertation

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASM 499 Individualized Instruction
ASM 590 Reading and Conference
ASM 592 Research
ASM 783 Fieldwork
ASM 790 Reading and Conference
ASM 792 Research
ASM 799 Dissertation

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASM 499 Individualized Instruction
ASM 590 Reading and Conference
ASM 592 Research
ASM 783 Fieldwork
ASM 790 Reading and Conference
ASM 792 Research

Summer 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASM 484 Internship
ASM 584 Internship

Spring 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASM 492 Honors Directed Study
ASM 493 Honors Thesis
ASM 790 Reading and Conference
ASM 792 Research
ASM 799 Dissertation

Fall 2009

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASM 394 Special Topics
ASM 492 Honors Directed Study
ASM 493 Honors Thesis
ASM 594 Conference and Workshop
ASM 598 Special Topics
ASM 790 Reading and Conference
ASM 799 Dissertation

Summer 2009

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASM 484 Internship
ASM 584 Internship

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. 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).

  2. 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).

  3. 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).

  4. Edited book: Reed, Kaye E., Fleagle, J.G. and Leakey, R.E.F.. The Paleobiology of Australopithecus. Springer (2013).

  5. Book chapter: Behrensmeyer, A.K. and Reed, K.E.. Reconstructing the habitats of Australopithecus: paleoenvironments, site taphonomy, and faunas. The Paleobiology of Australopithecus. Springer (2013).

  6. Book chapter: Reed, K.E., Spencer, L.M., Rector, A.L. Reed, K.E., Spencer, L.M., Rector, A.L. Early Hominid Paleoecology.. University of Colorado Press. (2013).

  7. Book chapter: Reed, Kaye E.. Multiproxy Paleoecology: Reconstructing evolutionary context in paleoanthropology.. Companion to Biological Anthropology. Wiley-Blackwell (2013).

  8. 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).

  9. 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).

  10. 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).

  11. 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).

  12. Review of: Cenozoic Mammals of Africa. Evolutionary Anthropology (2011).

  13. Review of: Hominin Environments in the East African Pliocene: An Assessment of the Faunal Evidence.. Journal of Mammalian Evolution (2009).

  14. Book chapter: 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.. Oxford: Oxbow Books. (2009).

  15. Book chapter: 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.. Oxbow Books (2008).

  16. Book chapter: 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. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2007).

  17. 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).

  18. Book chapter: 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. Cambridge University Press (2005).

  19. Rector, A, Reed, Kaye. The effects of simulated sampling bias on the application of biogeographic analysis to modern and fossil mammalian assemblages (2005).

  20. Reed, Kaye. African Plio-Pleistocene Mammal Communities: Do unique compositions indicate distinct vegetation (2005).

  21. Book chapter: Shaping Primate Evolution: Papers in Honor of Charles Oxnard. Cambridge University Press (2004).

  22. 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).

  23. Book chapter: Reed, Kaye E (Author) . The use of paleocommunity and taphonomic studies in reconstructing primate behavior. Reconstructing Primate Behavior in the Fossil Record. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Press (2002).

  24. 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.

  25. Book chapter: 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.. Springer

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Presentations

  1. 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).
  2. Kamilar, J.M., Beaudrot, L., Reed, K.E. Symposium on Primate Communities. American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting. (Apr 2013).
  3. 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).
  4. 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).
  5. 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).
  6. Hallett-Desguez, E. and Reed, K.E. The Faunal Record at Contrebandier Cave.. Society of American Archaeologists Annual Meeting, Memphis, April 2012.. (Apr 2012).
  7. 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).
  8. Reed, Kaye Fynbos, Biogeography, and Human Evolution: Old and new sites in Western Cape, South Africa.. Seminar, National Museum of Natural History. (Dec 2010).
  9. 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).
  10. Reed, Kaye Dispersion and Endemism: Hominin and other mammalian distribution in the Plio-Pleistocene of Africa. Texas Association of Biological Anthropologists. (Nov 2010).
  11. Reed, Kaye Dispersion, Endemism and Primates: Mammalian Distribution in the Plio-Pleistocene of Africa. Stony Brook University. (Oct 2010).
  12. Reed, Kaye Dispersion, Endemism, and Primates: Mammalian Spatial Distribution in the Plio-Pleistocene of Africa. Geroge Washington University. (Sep 2010).
  13. 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).
  14. Reed, Kaye Biogeography and Paleoecology of Plio-Pleistocene Hominins: Dispersals vs. Isolation. New York University. (Feb 2010).
  15. Reed, K.E. and Bidner, L.R. Continental Differences in Habitats Among Primate Communities.. International Primatology Society Congress, Edinburgh, Scotland.. (Aug 2008).
  16. 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).
  17. 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).
  18. 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).
  19. Reed, Kaye African Plio-Pleistocene Mammal Communities: Do Unique Compositions Indicate Distinct Vegetation. J. Vert. Paleontol. and Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Meetings. (Oct 2005).
  20. Reed, Kaye Paleoecology of Hadar Homininds. Early Hominind Paleoecology Symposium. (Oct 2004).
  21. Reed, Kaye Seasonality in the Pliocene of Africa. Paleoecology Symposium. (May 2004).
  22. 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.

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Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Campisano,Christopher J * , Arrowsmith,Ramon , Reed,Kaye E , . FESD Type I: Earth System Dynamics and its Role in Human Evolution in Africa. UNIV OF AZ (9/1/2013 - 8/31/2014).
  2. Campisano,Christopher J * , Arrowsmith,Ramon , Reed,Kaye E , . IPG: Collaborative Research: A high-resolution analysis of unique paleoenvironmental data from key hominin sites in East Africa. NSF-ENG-BCS (10/1/2012 - 3/31/2016).
  3. Campisano,Christopher J * Arrowsmith,Ramon Reed,Kaye E . Collaborative Research: Paleoanthropological investigation of the Ledi-Geraru hominin site (Afar, Ethiopia). NSF-SBE (4/15/2012 - 9/30/2014).
  4. Marean,Curtis William * Reed,Kaye E . Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: Tracking climate-driven changes in Neandertal subsistence behaviors and prey migration patterns. NSF-SBE (9/1/2009 - 8/31/2010).
  5. Reed,Kaye E * . NSF IPA Assignment for Kaye Reed. NSF-SBE (8/3/2009 - 8/2/2011).
  6. Lockwood,Charles Abram * Arrowsmith,Ramon Reed,Kaye E . PALEOANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOLOGY OF THE LEDI--GERARU REGION, ETHIOPIA. LBS LEAKEY FDN (1/1/2003 - 6/30/2004).
  7. Kimbel,William Howard * Johanson,Donald C Reed,Kaye E . CONTINUED PALEOANTHROPOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS AT THE HADAR HOMINID SITE, ETHIOPIA. NSF-SBE (8/1/2000 - 7/31/2002).
  8. He,Jiping * , Abbas,James , Gerritsen,Karin G , Hoppensteadt,Frank , Jung,Ranu , Marzke,Mary , Marzke,Robert F , Razdan,Anshuman , Razdan,Anshuman , Reed,Kaye E , Santello,Marco , Satterlie,Richard A , Stelmach,George Edward , Sweeney,James David , Willis,Wayne Tyrus , Yamaguchi,Gary Tad , Young,Dennis L , . IGERT: MUSCULOSKELETAL & NEURAL ADAPTATIONS IN FORM & FUNCTION. NSF-EHR (6/30/2000 - 7/31/2008).

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Service

  1. SHESC, Graduate Director (2011 - present)
  2. SHESC, Graduate Director (2011 - present)
  3. SHESC, Graduate Director (2011 - present)
  4. Journal of Human Evolution, Associate Editor (2013 - 2016)
  5. SHESC, Associate Director (2006 - 2008)
  6. Honors Faculty Council, Chair (2004 - 2005)
  7. Fulbright Selection Committee, Member (2003)
  8. Physical Anthropology Assistant Professor Search, Chair (2003)
  9. Alumni Relations Committee, Member (2000 - 2003)
  10. Anthropology Chair Search Committee, Member (ended 2003)
  11. Anthropology Graduate Committee, Member (ended 2003)
  12. Barrett Honors College/Sally Ride Org, Workshop Presenter (ended 2003)
  13. IGERT Steering Committee, Chair (ended 2003)
  14. Physical Anthropology Search Committee, Chair (ended 2003)
  15. Physical Anthropology Subdiscipline, Head (ended 2003)
  16. President's Enrichment Program, Lecturer (ended 2003)
  17. Undergraduate Committee, Member (2001 - 2002)
  18. Library Committee, Member (1999 - 2001)
  19. Museum Studies Search Committee, Member (2000)
  20. , Colloquium Coordinator (1999 - 2000)

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