Dr William DK Reid

Research interests

Will’s research focuses on ecological interactions: what lives where, why and what are they doing. It encompasses microbes to metazoans. The majority of the research has been undertaken in polar regions and deep-sea habitats including: shelf seas, seamounts, mid-ocean ridges and hydrothermal vents. This is now expanding to understand terrestrial systems. He uses a mix of practical laboratory techniques (stomach content, stable isotope and lipid analyses) and ecological modelling (inverse, mixed effects, mean field and successional modelling) to achieve these goals.

Citation Profile



2002 BSc (Hons) Marine Biology, University of Aberdeen

2003 MSc Oceanography, University of Southampton

2012 PhD Deep-sea Trophic Ecology, Newcastle University


British Ecological Society