Ph.D. Ecology Kent State University 2010
B.A. Biology Western State College of Colorado 2006
Though my specific research interests are various, I enjoy interfacing basic and applied ecology by using data at multiple spatial, temporal, and ecological scales to answer important natural resource management questions. My current work with the ARS involves using long-term cattle production and weather data to elucidate the effects of climate change and variability on cattle production. One aim of this work is to develop decision support tools to help cattle producers optimize stocking rates based on climatic conditions, thereby minimizing enterprise risk. My prior research has focused on biological control of aquatic and wetland plants, along with phytophagous insect ecology and behavior. Whether on the level of an individual organism (e.g., behavior) or meta-analysis across systems, ecological and resource management questions can and should be examined at many scales. As such, this is a cohesive theme bridging the spectrum my work.
Derner, J., E. Kachergis and J. Reeves. 2013 Rangeland Research Roundup: So what? Who cares? CowCountry, Spring 18-19.
Reeves, J. L., and P. D. Lorch. 2012. Biological control of invasive aquatic and wetland plants by arthropods: a meta-analysis of data from the last three decades. BioControl 57: 103-116.
Reeves, J. L. 2011. Vision should not be overlooked as an important sensory modality for finding host plants. Environmental Entomology 40:855-863.
Reeves, J. L., and P. D. Lorch. 2011. Visual active space of the milfoil weevil, Euhrychiopsis lecontei Dietz (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Journal Insect Behavior 24:264-273.
Reeves, J. L., and P. D. Lorch. 2009. Visual plant differentiation by the milfoil weevil, Euhrychiopsis lecontei Dietz (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Journal Insect Behavior 22:473-476.
Reeves, J. L., B. A. Foote and P. D. Lorch. 2009. A method for growing legumes with and without root nodules for studying nodule-attacking Rivellia (Diptera: Platystomatidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 111:759-761.
Reeves, J. L., P. D. Lorch, and M. W. Kershner. 2009. Vision is important for plant location by the phytophagous aquatic specialist Euhrychiopsis lecontei Dietz (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Journal Insect Behavior 22:54-64.
Reeves, J. L., P. D. Lorch, M. W. Kershner, and M. A. Hilovsky. 2008. Biological control of Eurasian watermilfoil by Euhrychiopsis lecontei: assessing efficacy and timing of sampling. Journal Aquatic Plant Management 46:144-149.