Robin Reid, Ph.D.

Robin Reid, Ph.D.

Robin Reid is a Professor of the Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability and the Director of the endowed Center for Collaborative Conservation at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. She is also a faculty member the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology and a Senior Research Scientist at the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory. Robin spent 20 years in east Africa, working for CSU and then the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, Kenya, where she led research, education and outreach on conservation and pastoral development issues in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. She now leads work on how to make science a catalyst for transformative social action. Robin also works with teams to use collaborative action to make progress on complex problems of society and the environment in the western US, Mongolia and east Africa. She has published widely in interdisciplinary science. Her team won the 2012 Sustainability Science Award from the Ecological Society of America and she also published the book, Savannas of Our Birth, in the same year.

Selected Publications:

Reid, R.S., Fernandez-Gimenez, & Galvin, K.A. (2014). Dynamics and resilence of rangelands and pastoral peoples around the globe. Annual Review of Environmental Resources39, 217-42. Download PDF

Rob Alkemadea, Robin S. Reid, Maurits van den Berga, Jan de Leeuwc, and Michel Jeukena (2011). Assessing the impacts of livestock production on biodiversity in rangeland ecosystems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi:10.1073/pnas.1011013108​ Download PDF

Reid, R.S., Nkedianye, D., Said, M., Kaelo, D., Neselle, M., Makui, O., . . . Kristjanson, P. (2009). Evolution of models to support community and policy action with science: Balancing pastoral livelihoods and wildlife conservation in savannas of East Africa. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Download PDF

Curriculum Vitae