Current Faculty

Alexander J. ("AJ") Reisinger

Assistant Professor, Urban Soil and Water Quality


Program Areas

Departmental Research Areas:

Research focus:
My research focuses on urban biogeochemistry and ecosystem ecology. I focus on nutrient and energy cycling in aquatic ecosystems as well as in terrestrial environments. I am interested in how human activities on the landscape affect the export of nutrients and other pollutants, impairing the quality of soil and water. In addition to nutrient and energy cycling, I am also interested in how pharmaceuticals and personal care products, as well as other emerging contaminants of concern, alter ecosystem functioning in urban environments.

My extension program focuses on improving soil and water quality in urban environments, and implementing best management practices aimed at reducing the export of nutrients and pollutants from urban areas to the surrounding environment.


Select Publications
  • Reisinger, A.J., P.M. Groffman, and E.J. Rosi-Marshall. 2016. Nitrogen-cycling process rates across urban ecosystems. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 92:fiw198. doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiw198.
  • 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(4):e01776. doi: 10.1002/ecs2.1776
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Curriculum Vitae

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Mailing Address:
Soil and Water Sciences Department
2181 McCarty Hall, PO Box 110290
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611

2165 McCarty Hall A

(352) 294-3108
(352) 392-3399 fax