Dr. Alexander J. Reisinger

Assistant Professor, Urban Soil and Water Quality

Dr. AJ ReisingerSoil and Water Sciences Department
2181 McCarty Hall A
PO Box 110290
Gainesville, FL 32611-0290
Phone: (352) 294-3108
reisingera@ufl.edu

Dr. Reisinger is an assistant professor of urban soil and water quality, and specializes in the ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry of urban environments. He is a member of the Sustainability Human and Ecological Development group. He focuses on the ecosystem functions of nutrient and energy cycling and the effect of traditional (e.g., nutrients) and novel (e.g., pharmaceuticals) contaminants on these functions. Dr. Reisinger received his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame.

Research and Extension

  • Ecosystem ecology
  • Urban ecology
  • Watershed ecology
  • Urban soil quality
  • Emerging contaminants

Publications

  • Reisinger, A.J., E.Woytowitz, E. Majcher, E.J. Rosi, K.T. Belt, J.M. Duncan, S.S. Kaushal, and P.M. Groffman. 2018. Changes in long-term water quality of Baltimore streams are associated with both gray and green infrastructure. Limnology and Oceanography doi: 10.1002/lno.10947.
  • Rosi, E.J., H.A. Bechtold, D. Snow, M. Rojas, A.J. Reisinger, and J.J. Kelly. 2018. Urban stream microbial communities show resistance to pharmaceutical exposure. Ecosphere 9: e02041. Doi: 10.1002/ecs2.2041.
  • Richmond, E.K., M.R. Grace, J.J. Kelly, A.J. Reisinger, E.J. Rosi, and D.M. Walters. Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) are ecological disrupting compounds (EcoDC). 2017 Elementa Science of the Anthropocene 5:66. doi: 10.1525/elementa.252
  • Reisinger, A.J., E.J. Rosi, H.A. Bechtold, T.R. Doody, S.S. Kaushal, and P.M. Groffman. 2017. Recovery and resilience of urban stream metabolism following Superstorm Sandy and other floods. Ecosphere 8:e01776.
  • Reisinger, A.J., P.M. Groffman, and E.J. Rosi-Marshall. 2016. Nitrogen cycling process rates across key urban ecosystems. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 92:fiw198. doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiw198.

Current Funding

Title: “Effects of stormwater pond age on sediment nutrient fluxes in residential landscapes”
Duration: 2018-2019
Funding Agency: University of Florida, Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology, Program Enhancement Grant Award Amount: $28.800 Role:
Co-Principle Investigator

Title: “Water quality and ecosystem functioning of urban streams”
Duration: 2018-2022
Funding Agency: University of Florida, Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology, Graduate Student Support Grant
Award Amount: $15,000
Role: Principle Investigator

Title: “Are stormwater ponds invasion vectors? Assessing the effects of an abundant engineered ecosystem on plant invasions across multiple spatial scales”
Duration: 2018-2019
Funding Agency: University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Interdisciplinary Research on Invasive Species
Award Amount: $87,100
Role: Co-Principle Investigator

Title: “SHED (Sustainable Human and Ecological Development) cohort resource investment for strategic enhancement of research and extension capacity”
Duration: 2017-2018
Funding Agency: University of Florida, Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology, Program Enhancement Grant
Award Amount: $48,856
Role: Principle Investigator

Title: “RoL: FELS EAGER: Environmental heterogeneity drives intraspecific variation in animal personality and subsequent consequences for ecosystem functions."
Duration: 2018-2020
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation, Division of Environmental Biology
Award Amount $299,865
Role: Co-Principle Investigator