DR Reid Tingley

DR Reid Tingley


  • Amphibians
  • Herpetology
  • Invasive species
  • Macroecology
  • Reptiles
  • Species distribution modeling
  • environmental DNA



  • I am a Research Fellow in the Quantitative and Applied Ecology Group. My research focuses on understanding how species traits and human activities influence the processes of invasion and extinction in amphibians and reptiles. My current research revolves around three main themes: (i) biases in amphibian and reptile invasions, (ii) optimal management of invasive amphibians, and (iii) the role of species distribution models (SDMs) in conservation decision-making. Check out rtingley.wordpress.com for more details on my research interests.   


Member of

  • Ecological Society of Australia. Ordinary member 2012 -
  • Australian Society of Herpetologists. Ordinary member 2009 -


Selected publications


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Sydney 2012
  • MSc, Acadia University 2008
  • BSc, Saint Mary's University 2005

Awards and honors

  • Runner-up for Best Presentation, Australian Society of Herpetologists, 2011
  • Postgraduate Excellence Prize, University of Sydney, 2010
  • Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship, 2009
  • NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship, 2009
  • International Postgraduate Award, University of Sydney, 2009


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I am always interested in supervising students and have a number of Honours, Masters, and PhD projects available, so if you share my research interests, please contact me to discuss potential research projects!