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Bried, Jason

Assistant Research Scientist, Wetland Ecology

Address and Contact Information

Robert A. Evers Laboratory (1909 S. Oak St.)
M/C 652, Rm. 2007
Champaign, IL  61820
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Research Biography

Research Interests

  • odonates (dragonflies, damselflies)
  • insect conservation
  • wetland assessment
  • applied plant ecology
  • community ecology  

Academic Positions

  • Affiliate, PEEC, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2022-
  • Affiliate, Entomology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2022-
  • Lecturer, Biological Sciences, Murray State University, 2018-19
  • Adjunct, Natural Sciences, Northeastern State University, 2016-19
  • Postdoc, Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas, 2016-17

Selected Service Activities

Selected Publications

Bried JT, Rocha-Ortega M (2023) Using range size to augment regional priority listing of charismatic insects. Biological Conservation 283: 110098.

Bried JT, Alves-Martins F, Brasil LS, McCauley SJ (2023) Metacommunity concepts, approaches, and directions with Odonata. In: Córdoba-Aguilar A, Beatty CD, Bried JT (Eds.) Dragonflies & Damselflies: Model Organisms for Ecological and Evolutionary Research, 2e. Oxford University Press, pp. 233-246

Bried JT, Vilmi A (2022) Improved detection of mass effect species assembly for applied metacommunity thinking. Journal of Applied Ecology 59: 921-926.  

Bried JT, Jog SK (2022) Nonnative species limitation of floristic quality scores in wetland mitigation performance and multimetric health assessment. Wetlands 42(1): 3.

Bried JT (2021) Odonata species diversity, distributions, and status in a rare sand prairie-savanna wetscape. International Journal of Odonatology 24: 197-214. 

Bried JT, Fouts TS, Jog SK (2021) Searching for indicator species of high floristic quality depressional wetlands in the US southern plains. Wetlands 41(7): 96. 

Bried J, Ries L, and 30 colleagues (2020) Towards global volunteer monitoring of odonate abundance. BioScience 70: 914-923.

Bried JT, Fouts TS, Jog SK (2019) Enhanced indicator species performance with increasing contextualization. Conservation Science and Practice 1(12): e127.

Bried JT, Siepielski AM (2019) Predator driven niches vary spatially among co-occurring damselfly species. Evolutionary Ecology 33: 243-256. 

Bried JT, Hinchliffe RP (2019) Improving taxonomic resolution in large-scale freshwater biodiversity monitoring: an example using wetlands and Odonata. Insect Conservation and Diversity 12: 9-17.

Bried JT, Murray SN, Jog SK, De Marco Jr P (2018) Emergence timing and fixation height in Pachydiplax longipennis (Odonata: Libellulidae) at varying substrate density and sunlight penetration. International Journal of Odonatology 21: 181-187.

Bried JT, Allen BE, Azeria ET, Crisfield VE, Wilson MJ (2018) Experts and models can agree on species sensitivity values for conservation assessments. Biological Conservation 225: 222-228.

Bried JT, Siepielski AM (2018) Opportunistic data reveal widespread species turnover in Enallagma damselflies at biogeographical scales. Ecography 41: 958-970.

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  • Ph.D. Integrative Biology, Oklahoma State University, 2015
  • M.S. Biological Sciences, Mississippi State University, 2005
  • B.S. Natural Resources, Paul Smith's College (New York), 2001

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