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Dr. Brian Reeder

Dr. Brian Reeder - Professor BiologyReeder-Brian.jpg
Program/Dept.: Biology & Chemistry
Degrees, Licensures and Certifications: B.S. - Biology, Youngstown State University; M.A. - Biology, Marshall University; M.S. - Environmental Biology, Ohio State University; Ph.D. - Environmental Biology, Ohio State University

Bio: Dr. Brian C. Reeder has the distinction of having earned all three of MSU’s outstanding faculty awards: teaching, research, and service.

Reeder’s scientific research focuses on wetland biogeochemistry and aquatic ecology. He was a collaborator and co-author on the first major book on ecological engineering (using knowledge of ecological principals to solve human problems). He has published dozens of scientific research articles, given more than 100 scholarly presentations and successfully garnered over $22 million to fund research, teaching and service. His research has been aided and performed with the collaboration of dozens of graduate students and more than 100 undergraduate students. Current research in his lab includes examining how increased storm intensity is changing the fate and transport of pollutants, using ecological principals to maximize fish hatchery pond productivity, assessing wetland restoration and reducing toxic algal blooms in drinking water supplies. 


Selected Publications

  • Reeder, B.C. 2018. Five-year changes in pond sediment nutrients and
    phosphorus adsorption-desorption. Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. 5:71-77.
  • Reeder, B.C. and B.D. Wulker. 2017. Avifauna use of reference and restored bottomland forest wetlands in east Kentucky. Ecological Engineering 108(2017) 498-504.
  • Reeder, B.C. and B.M. Binion. 2008. Algal community habitat preference in Old Woman Creek wetland, Huron County, Ohio. The Ohio Journal of Science 108(5):95-102.
  • Schnieder, J., D.S. Maehr, K. Alexy, J.J. Cox, J.L. Larkin, and B.C. Reeder. 2006. Food habits of reintroduced elk in southeastern Kentucky. Southeastern Naturalist 5(3):535-546.
  • Middleton, R.J., and B.C. Reeder. 2003. Dissolved oxygen fluctuations in organically and inorganically fertilized walleye (Stizostedion vitreum) hatchery ponds. Aquaculture 219:337-345.
  • Davis, S.E. and B.C. Reeder. 2001. Spatial characterization of water quality in seven eastern Kentucky reservoirs using multivariate analysis. Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management 4(4):463-477.
  • Buynak, G.L., B. Mitchell, L. Kornman, A.F. Surmont, , B. Reeder., and S. Melvestuto 2001. Responses to Artificial Fertilization at Grayson Lake, Kentucky. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 21:393–403.
  • Reeder, B.C. and W.R. Eisner. 1994. Holocene biogeochemical and pollen history of a Lake Erie, Ohio, coastal wetland. Ohio Journal of Science 94(4):87-93.
  • Reeder, B.C. in press. Assessing constructed wetland functional success using diel changes in dissolved oxygen, pH, and temperature in submerged, emergent, and open water habitats at the Beaver Creek Wetlands Complex, Kentucky (USA). Ecological Engineering.
  • Reeder, B.C. and R.J. Middleton. 2009. Advantage of organic supplementation of inorganic fertilizer in walleye (Sander vitreus) hatchery ponds at Minor Clark Fish Hatchery, KY. Journal of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences 70(2) 152-161.



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