M.Sc. (Marine Ecology) 1972-1975 Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
B.S. (Biology, Chemistry) 1968-1971 University of Miami, Miami, Florida
- 2008-present Research Professor. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) at Florida Atlantic University
- 2008-present Principal Investigator for the Robertson Coral Reef Research and Conservation Program (start date- Jan. 2007) at HBOI for research and conservation of deep and shallow water coral reefs, including deep water Lophelia and Oculina reefs, and shallow water reefs worldwide. Chief Scientist and Principal Investigator for the Marine Biomedical Research Division at HBOI (1990- present). Chairman and Diving Safety Officer for HBOI’s Diving Safety Program (1987-present).
Senior Scientist. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, Inc. (HBOI), Fort Pierce, FL
- 2004-2007 Supervisor and Department Head for the Collections and Taxonomy Department, Division of Biomedical Marine Research. Chief Scientist supervising worldwide expeditions (more than 60 since 1990) for biomedical research with HBOI’s research vessels, Johnson-Sea-Link and Clelia submersibles. Curator of HBOI’s museum for biomedical collections: over 30,000 marine organisms, submersible videotapes, and photographic archives.
Senior Research Specialist. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, Inc. (HBOI)
- 1990-2004 Supervisor and Department Head for the Department of Collections and Taxonomy, Division of Biomedical Marine Research.
Research Specialist. Seapharm, Inc., Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, Inc. (HBOI)
- 1987-1990 Department of Collections and Taxonomy for Biomedical Marine Research.
Research Coordinator. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, Inc. (HBOI)
- 1985-1987 Division of Marine Operations.
Independent Investigator. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, Inc. (HBOI)
- 1978-1985 Coral Biology Program, Geology Department, Division of Marine Science.
Research Assistant. Harbor Branch Foundation, Inc. (HBF)
- 1976-1978 Submersible Reconnaissance Program, Division of Marine Science
Publications (Recent 10 publications of >100)
- Reed, J. K., C. C. Koenig, and A. N. Shepard, 2007. Impact of bottom trawling on a deep-water Oculina coral ecosystem off Florida. Bulletin of Marine Science 81: 481–496.
- Reed, J.K., D. Weaver, S.A. Pomponi. 2006. Habitat and fauna of deep-water Lophelia pertusa coral reefs off the Southeastern USA: Blake Plateau, Straits of Florida, and Gulf of Mexico. Bulletin of Marine Science 78(2): 343-375.
- Reed, J.K., A. Shepard, C. Koenig, K. Scanlon, and G. Gilmore. 2005. Mapping, habitat characterization, and fish surveys of the deep-water Oculina coral reef Marine Protected Area: a review of historical and current research. Pp. 443-465
- (A. Freiwald, J. Roberts, Ed.), Cold-water Corals and Ecosystems, Proceedings of Second International Symposium on Deep Sea Corals, Sept. 9-12, 2003, Erlanger, Germany, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg.
- Reed, J.K. and S. Ross. 2005. Deep-sea reefs off the southeastern USA: recent discoveries and research. Current- The Journal of Marine Education 21(4): 33-37.
- Reed, J.K., S. Pomponi, A. Wright, D. Weaver, and C. Paull. 2005. Deep-water sinkholes and bioherms of South Florida and Pourtales Terrace- Habitat and Fauna. Bulletin of Marine Science 77:267-296.
- Reed, J.K. 2004. General description of deep-water coral reefs of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina: A summary of current knowledge of the distribution, habitat, and associated fauna. A Report to the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, NOAA, NMFS, 71 pp.
- Reed, J. K., A, Wright, S. Pomponi. 2004. Medicines from the Deep Sea: Exploration of the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico. In: Proceedings of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences 23th Annual Scientific Diving Symposium, March 12-13, 2004, Long Beach, California, p. 58-70.
- Reed, J. K. 2002. Deep-water Oculina coral reefs of Florida: biology, impacts, and management. Hydrobiologia 471: 43-55.
- Reed, J. K. 2002. Comparison of deep-water coral reefs and lithoherms off southeastern U.S.A. Hydrobiologia 471: 57-69.
- Pomponi, S., M. Kelly, J. Reed, and A. Wright. 2001. Diversity and bathymetric distribution of lithistid sponges in the tropical western Atlantic region. Bulletin of the Biological Society of Washington 10: 344-353.
Recent Grants and Contracts
- 2007-2009 Robertson Grant, Banbury Foundation; Project title- “The Robertson Coral Reef Research and Conservation Program”; Principal Investigator- J. Reed, Program Manager- D. Hanisak.
- 2007-2008 NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program; Project title- “Survey of Coral and Fish Communities at Pulley Ridge, SW Florida”; Principal Investigators- A. David, J. Reed, S. Harter.
- 2007-2008 State of Florida, Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute; Project title- “A Practical Guide to the Shallow-water Sponges of South Florida”; Principal Investigators- C. Messing, S. Pomponi, J. Reed.
- 2005-2007 NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration (OE); Project title- “Mapping and Characterization of Deep Sea Coral Ecosystems off the Coast of Florida.” Principal Investigators- S. Brooke, J. Reed, C. Messing.
- 2006-2007 State of Florida “Florida’s Ocean Initiative-Drug Discovery”; Project title- “Deep-water Collections for Biomedical Research.”; Principal Investigators- A. Wright, J. Reed..
- 2005-2006 Mia J. Tegner Memorial Research Grant in Marine Environmental History and Historical Ecology; Project title- “Effects of Bottom Trawling on a Deep-Water Coral Reef”; Principal Investigator- J. Reed.
- 2005-2006 ESDIM Project, Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, Project title- “SEAMAP Deep-water Bottom Mapping Project for Phase III of Florida.”; Principal Investigator- John Reed.
- 2006 ENSR Contract; Project title- “Submersible video/photo survey of deep-water habitat and reefs for proposed Seafarer natural gas pipeline route.” Principal Investigator- J. Reed.
- 2006 Calypso Port Contract; Project title- ““ROV video/photo survey of deep-water habitat and reefs for proposed Calypso natural gas port site.” Principal Investigators- C. Messing, J. Reed, S. Brooke.
- 2006 Calypso Pipeline Contract; Project title- ““ROV video/photo survey of deep-water habitat and reefs for proposed Calypso Natural Gas Pipeline Route.” Principal Investigators- C. Messing, J. Reed,.
- 2005 NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP); Project title- “Effectiveness of the Oculina HAPC: Monitoring Coral Health and Use of the Closed and Adjacent Areas by Groupers”; Principal Investigators- M. Miller, A. Shepard, J. Reed, G. Gilmore, Stacey Harter.
- 2005 Florida Sea Grant, Project title- “Online Outreach Designed to Demystify Marine Biotechnology.” Principal Investigators- Shirley Pomponi, Mary Clark, John Reed.
- South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC), Coral Advisory Panel Member (2003-2008)
- South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC), Deep-water Work Group (2005-2008)
- South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC), Oculina HAPC Evaluation Team (2001-2008)
- Southeast Atlantic Monitoring and Assessment Program (SEAMAP), Deep-water Work Group (2002-2006)
- NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration- Deep-Sea Coral Panel of Experts (DSCPOE) (2003-2006)
George Maul, Florida Institute of Oceanography; Andrew Shepard, Director NOAA NURP, Univ. North Carolina Wilmington; Stephen Cairns, Curator of Invertebrates, Smithsonian Institution; Sandra Brooke, Florida Fish and Wildlife Institute; Chuck Messing, NOVA University, Robert Ginsburg, University of Miami, RSMAS; Chris Koenig, Florida State University; Grant Gilmore, Estuarine, Coastal and Ocean Sciences, Inc.; Valerie Paul, Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce; William Schroeder, Dauphin Island Marine Lab; Doug Weaver, NOAA Flower Gardens National Marine Sanctuary; Gregor Iberli, University of Miami, RSMAS; Mark Grasmueck, University of Miami, RSMAS; Tina Udouj, Florida Fish and Wildlife Institute; Roger Pugliese, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council.