Chantal D. Reid

Chantal D. Reid

Assistant Professor of the Practice of Biology

Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS), ENV

As a physiological ecologist, my primary interests are to understand how environmental stresses on leaf gas exchange and plant carbon allocation control carbon gain, plant growth and reproduction. My research focuses on environmental factors likely to be affected by global change, particularly direct effect of carbon dioxide (CO2) and tropospheric ozone (O3) on physiology, and indirect effects on species interactions and distribution. My current research addresses two topics: i) the effects of environmental stress, including elevated CO2, on stomatal function, plant growth, and carbon allocation, and ii) controls on establishment of an invading species.

In The News

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Vijay, V., C. D. Reid, M. Finer, C. N. Jenkins, and S. L. Pimm. “Deforestation risks posed by oil palm expansion in the Peruvian Amazon.” Environmental Research Letters 13, no. 11 (November 1, 2018). https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aae540.
Bonito, Gregory, Khalid Hameed, Merje Toome-Heller, Rosanne Healy, Chantal Reid, Hui-Ling Liao, M Catherine Aime, Christopher Schadt, and Rytas Vilgalys. “Atractiella rhizophila, sp. nov., an endorrhizal fungus isolated from the Populus root microbiome..” Mycologia 109, no. 1 (January 9, 2017): 18–26. https://doi.org/10.1080/00275514.2016.1271689.
Weisenberger, A. G., G. Bonito, S. Lee, J. E. McKisson, A. Gryganskyi, C. D. Reid, M. F. Smith, G. Vaidyanathan, and B. Welch. “A radioisotope based methodology for plant-fungal interactions in the rhizosphere.” Ieee Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, January 1, 2013. https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2013.6829457.
Weisenberger, A. G., B. Kross, S. J. Lee, J. McKisson, J. E. McKisson, W. Xi, C. Zorn, et al. “Nuclear physics detector technology applied to plant biology research.” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 718 (January 1, 2013): 157–59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2012.08.097.
Lee, S., B. Kross, J. McKisson, J. E. McKisson, A. G. Weisenberger, W. Xi, C. Zorn, et al. “Imaging corn plants with PhytoPET, a modular PET system for plant biology.” Ieee Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, January 1, 2013. https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2013.6829796.

Recent Grants

Courses

ENVIRON 624: Agriculture and Sustainability: Feeding the Growing Human Population Today for the Future (ENVIRON 624: Agriculture and Sustainability: Feeding the Growing Human Population Today for the Future)
SOCIOL 180S: Society, the Self, and the Natural World (SOCIOL 180S: Society, the Self, and the Natural World)
ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects (ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects)
ENVIRON 497: Communicating Research in Environmental Sciences and Policy (ENVIRON 497: Communicating Research in Environmental Sciences and Policy)
ENVIRON 394: Research Independent Study (ENVIRON 394: Research Independent Study)

area(s) of expertise

Climate Change Global Change Ecology

Contact Information

4102 Grainger Hall, 9 Circuit Drive
Durham, NC 27708
Box 90328
Durham, NC 27708-0328

Education

Ph.D., Duke University (1990)
M.S., San Diego State University (1985)
B.S., McGill University (Canada) (1981)