Katy Reed

BA, MSc, PhD


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Research topic

The dendroclimatic and dendrochronological background to Acute Oak Decline

Using tree ring measurements (dendrochronology) and stable isotope analysis, the research aims to examine the stem growth and tree health histories of Acute Oak Decline (AOD)-affected trees, to look for evidence of predisposition to AOD, the impact of AOD on recent growth, and correlation with A. biguttatus attack.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases

Related publications

Peer reviewed papers

The lifecycle of Agrilus biguttatus: the role of temperature in its development and distribution, and implications for Acute Oak Decline

The lifecycle of Agrilus biguttatus: the role of temperature in its development and distribution, and implications for Acute Oak Decline

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
Peer reviewed papers

Novel dendrochronological modelling demonstrates that decades of reduced stem growth predispose trees to Acute Oak Decline

• Novel dendrochronological modelling was developed to explore oak stem growth trends. • Trees with long-term AOD symptoms may have been predisposed many decades earlier. • Diseased trees struggle to take advantage of favourable growing conditions. • Historic episodes of stress may impact the future resilience of oaks to disturbance.

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
  • Genetics
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting

Journal articles:

Reed, K., Forster, J., Denman, S., Brown, N., Leather, S. R., & Inward, D. J. (2020). Novel dendrochronological modelling demonstrates that decades of reduced stem growth predispose trees to Acute Oak Decline. Forest Ecology and Management, 476, 118441

Reed, K., Denman, S., Leather, S. R., Forster, J., & Inward, D. J. (2018). The lifecycle of Agrilus biguttatus: The role of temperature in its development and distribution, and implications for Acute Oak Decline. Agricultural and forest entomology, 20(3), 334-346.

Suz, L. M., Kallow, S., Reed, K., Bidartondo, M. I., & Barsoum, N. (2017). Pine mycorrhizal communities in pure and mixed pine-oak forests: Abiotic environment trumps neighboring oak host effects. Forest ecology and management, 406, 370-380.

Vuts, J., Woodcock, C. M., Sumner, M. E., Caulfield, J. C., Reed, K., Inward, D. J., and Denman, S. (2016) Responses of the two‐spotted oak buprestid, Agrilus biguttatus (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), to host tree volatiles. Pest management science, 72, 845–851.

Barsoum, N., Fuller, L, Ashwood, F., Reed, K., Bonnet-Lebrun, A.-S. and Leung, F (2014) Ground-dwelling spider (Araneae) and carabid beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) community assemblages in mixed and monoculture stands of oak (Quercus robur L./Quercus petraea (Matt.) Liebl.) and Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.). Forest Ecology and Management. 321: 29–41. DOI:10.1016/j.foreco.2013.08.063

Popular articles:

Reed, K. (2016) The Role of the Two Spotted Oak Buprestid in Acute Oak Decline. Inpractice, Bulletin of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, 91: 33–36.

Reed, K. Inward, D. and Denman, S. (2015) The two-spotted oak buprestid, Agrilus biguttatus: new insights into its lifecycle. Report on Acute Oak Decline (AOD) research – 2014 to March 2015, Woodland Heritage Journal.

Reed, K. (2014) Acute Oak Decline – Research report No.2: Investigating the role of Agrilus biguttatus – how does this elusive native beetle fit in? Woodland Heritage Journal, Special Anniversary Edition, 22–23.

Conference presentations:

Reed, K., Forster, J., Denman, S., Brown, N., Leather, S., Inward, D. (2017) Examining host resistance and predisposition to AOD and Agrilus biguttatus through mechanical wounding and dendrochronology. IUFRO Joint Meeting, WP7.03.05 & 7.03.10, Forest Insects and Pathogens in a Changing Environment: Ecology, Monitoring & Genetics. Thessaloniki, Greece, 11–15 September.

Vuts, J., Woodcock, C.M., Sumner, M.E., Caulfield, J.C., Reed, K., Inward, D.J.G., Leather, S.R., Pickett, J.A., Birkett, M.A., and Denman, S. (2016) The two-spotted oak buprestid (Agrilus biguttatus) in the UK: opportunities for control via chemical communication. Royal Entomological Society Forest Insects and Their Allies Special Interest Group Meeting, Peterborough, 5 April.

Vuts, J., Woodcock, C.M., Sumner, M.E., Caulfield, J.C., Reed, K., Inward, D.J.G., Leather, S.R., Pickett, J.A., Birkett, M.A., and Denman, S. (2016) Volatile aspects of oak – Agrilus biguttatus chemical interactions. Hungarian Plant Protection Science Days, Budapest, Hungary, 16–17 February

Denman, S., Plummer, S., Sumner, M., Reed, K., Peace, A. and Kirk, S. (2015) Simulating Key Elements of Acute Oak Decline to Produce Signs and Symptoms in Log Tests. IUFRO joint meeting, IUFRO WP7.02.02, Foliage shoot and stem diseases of forest trees, and WP7.03.04, Diseases and insects in forest nurseries Uppsala, Sweden, 7–12 June.

Lewis, E., Sapp, M., Kirk, S., Reed, K., Inward, D. Denman, S., and Elphinstone, J. (2015) Associated bacteria of Agrilus biguttatus sampled from English oak displaying symptoms of acute oak decline.  IUFRO joint meeting, IUFRO WP7.02.02, Foliage shoot and stem diseases of forest trees, and WP7.03.04, Diseases and insects in forest nurseries Uppsala, Sweden, 7–12 June.

Reed, K., Inward, D., Leather, S., and Denman, S. (2015) New insights into the lifecycle of the jewel beetle Agrilus biguttatus, and its role in Acute Oak Decline. British Ecological Society Symposium 2015: The Ecology and Evolution of Emerging Plant Pests and Pathogens: Challenges to Global Food Security and Ecosystem Resilience, Penryn Campus, University of Exeter, Cornwall, UK, 13–14 July.

Reed, K., Inward, D., Leather, S., and Denman, S. (2015) New insights into the lifecycle of the jewel beetle Agrilus biguttatus, and its role in Acute Oak Decline. IUFRO WP7.03.05, Ecology and Management of Bark and Wood Boring Insects, and WP7.03.12,  Alien Invasive Species and International Trade, Bariloche Eventos & Convenciones, Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina, 1–4 September.

Reed, K., Inward, D., Leather, S., and Denman, S. (2015) The two spotted oak buprestid, Agrilus biguttatus: new insights into its lifecycle. Defra TH0108 Scientists meeting, Alice Holt Lodge, 7 May.

Reed, K., Inward, D., Denman, S., Leather, S., and Waterson, J. (2015) The role of temperature in the lifecycle of Agrilus biguttatus: preliminary findings. Royal Entomological Society Postgraduate Forum, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, 16–17 February. (Poster).

Reed, K., Inward, D., Denman, S., Leather, S., and Waterson, J. (2014) The role of temperature in the lifecycle of Agrilus biguttatus: preliminary findings. Annual PhD Colloquium, Harper Adams University, 27 November.