Obituary: David H. Reed (24 March 1963-24 October 2011)

Richard Frankham*, George A. Gale, Charles W. Fox, Edwin H. Bryant, Brice P. Noonan, Robert B. Page, Kathy Traylor-Holzer, Torsten N. Kristensen

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David H. Reed, an Associate Editor of Conservation Genetics, passed away suddenly on 24 October 2011, at age 48 from heart failure. David is survived by his wife Rasita and daughter Vanessa (6 years of age), his mother and three brothers.

David was an outstanding scientist who achieved a great deal in a scientific career post-PhD of only 13 years. He had 47 published papers (with more to come), and has been cited 1755 times (ISI Web of Knowledge 19 Dec 2011). David was a highly valued Associate Editor for Conservation Genetics (2005–2011), an Associate Editor (2007–2010) and then Editor (from 2010) of Animal Conservation, and an Associate Editor of Journal of Wildlife Thailand (from 2011).

David was born in Mount Holly, New Jersey to parents of modest means, a situation worsened by his father’s death at 46, also from heart failure. He completed a BBA in economics and statistics at Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee in 1988. David joined the military and completed several years of service, which assisted him in obtaining his college and graduate education. Below we highlight his most novel and important scientific contributions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-309
Number of pages3
JournalConservation Genetics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012


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