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Faculty and Staff Research Publications: Reiter, Michael A.

This guide provides information on the publications of Bethune-Cookman University Faculty, Administration, and Staff.

Selected Publications

Focht, W. J., M. A. Reiter, and P. A. Barresi (eds). In prep. Approaches to Education for Sustainable Human and Environmental Systems (SHES). Edited book (21 chapters)

Barresi, P. A., W. J. Focht, M. A. Reiter, R. C. Smardon, M. L. Humphreys, K. D. Reiter, and S. A. Kolmes. 2015.  Revealing complexity in educating for sustainability: An update on the work of the roundtable on environment and sustainability. In W. Leal Filho, L. Brandli, O. Kuznetsova, A. Paço (eds). Integrative Approaches to Sustainable Development at University Level: Making the Links. World Sustainability Series (from WSSD-U-2014), January. Springer, Berlin, 731 pp. ISBN  9783319106892.

 Humphreys, M. L., M. A. Reiter, and G. C. Matlock. 2014. Doing justice: The role of ethics in Integrated Ecosystem Management and the implementation of the Integrated Assessment and Ecosystem Management Protocol. Interdisc. Environ. Rev. 15(2-3):183-192. DOI: 10.1504/IER.2014.063647.

 Reiter, M. A., G. C. Matlock, J. H. Gentile, M. A. Harwell, R. Kelty, J. Barko, S. Baker, and G. Scott. 2013. An integrated framework for informing coastal and marine ecosystem management decisions. Journal of Environmental Assessment, Policy, and Management 15(1) (March 2013) 1350003-1 – 1350003-22. DOI: 10.1142/S1464333213500038.

 Reiter, M. A., Focht, W. J., Barresi, P. A., Gill, S., Smardon, R. C., Baker, S. L., Reiter, K. D., Fitch, E., Rolfe, T., and Bumpous, S. (2012). Making Education for Sustainability Work on Campus: The Proposals of the Roundtable on Environmental Systems and Sustainability. In W. Leal Filho (Ed.), Umweltbildung, Umweltkommunikation und Nachhaltigkeit [Environmental Education, Communication and Sustainability]: Vol. 34, Ch. 8 of the series Sustainable Development at Universities: New Horizons (pp. 109-116). Frankfurt am Main, Germany: Peter Lang Scientific.

 Reiter, M. A. 2011. Integrated Ecosystem Assessment: What is Integrated Ecosystem Assessment and how is it Applied in Coastal and Estuarine Ecosystems? Synthesis Topic 1 of the 21st Biennial Conference of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation, “Integrated Ecosystem Assessment: the Present State of the Art.” Available online at DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4616.8480.

 Reljin, N., D. Pokrajac and M. A. Reiter. 2011. Adaptive Filters for Processing Water Level Data. In: Garcia, L. (ed.) “Adaptive Filtering Applications”, Ch. 15. ISBN: 978-953-307-306-4, InTech, DOI: 10.5772/16253. Available from:

 Reiter, M. A., W. J. Focht, P. A. Barresi, S. Bumpous, R. C. Smardon, and K. D. Reiter. 2011. Making Education for Sustainability Work on Your Campus: The Roundtables on Environmental Systems and Sustainability. In: Leal Filho, W. (ed.) “World Trends in Education for Sustainable Development”, Ch. 4. Vol. 32 of the series “Umweltbildung, Umweltkommunikation und Nachhaltigkeit” (Environmental Education, Communication and Sustainability), pp 61-76. Peter Lang Scientific Publishers, Frankfurt, Germany. ISBN 9783631619568.

 Reiter, M. A., M. Saintil, Z. Yang, and D. Pokrajac. 2009. Derivation of a GIS-based watershed-scale conceptual model for the St. Jones River Delaware from habitat-scale conceptual models. J. Environ. Manag. 90:3253-3265. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2009.04.018.

 Yang, Z., M. A. Reiter, and A. Anoruo. 2008. Application of ArcGIS to examine the relationship between forest fragmentation and land development in the state of Delaware. J. Environ. Monitor. Restor. 5:221-232.

 Yang, Z. and M. A. Reiter. 2008. Estimating chlorophyll a concentrations in the coastal St. Jones River watershed using AISA images. J. Environ. Monitor. Restor. 4:89-102.

 Yang, Z. and M. A. Reiter. 2008. Land use/cover changes within riparian buffers in the State of Delaware. J. Environ. Monitor. Restor. 4:39-52.

 Pokrajac, D., N. Reljin, M. A. Reiter, S. Stotts, and R. Scarborough. 2007. Signal processing of St. Jones River, Delaware water level data. Proc. ETRAN 2007, Herceg Novi, Montenegro, Jun 2007.

 Reiter, M. A., G. R. Parsons, R. W. Scarborough, C. Fan, and S. M. Thur. 2006. An interdisciplinary conceptual metamodel for the St. Jones River watershed, Delaware: Development, results, and implications. J. Environ. Monit. Restor. 2:38-50.

 Reiter, M. A. 2004. A simple fuzzy logic approach to analyze integrated interdisciplinary “four-component” conceptual resource management models. Interdisc. Environ. Rev. 6(2):1-13, DOI 10.1504/IER.2004.053912.

 Reiter, M. A. 2001. Colonization time and substratum relief as factors in the uptake of algae from the water column. J. Freshwater Ecol. 16(1):57-65.

 Reiter, M. A. 1997. A simple fluorescent labeling technique for the marking of algae in mixed assemblages. J. Freshwater Ecol. 12(1):163-165.

 Reiter, M. A. 1991. Preliminary experiments concerning the potential for hydrodynamic isolation in benthic algal assemblages. J. Freshwater Ecol. 6(1):103-106.

 Reiter, M. A. 1989. Development of benthic algal assemblages subjected to differing near-substrate hydrodynamic regimes. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 46(8):1375-1382.

 Reiter, M. A. 1989. The effect of a developing algal assemblage on the hydrodynamics near substrates of different sizes. Archiv. Hydrobiol. 115(2):221-244.

 Gilliam, F. S., J. T. Sigmon, M. A. Reiter, and D. O. Krovetz. 1989. Elevational and spatial variation in daytime ozone concentrations in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains: Implications for forest exposure. Can. J. For. Res. 19(4):422-426.

 Reiter, M. A. 1986. Interactions between the hydrodynamics of flowing water and the development of a benthic algal community. J. Freshwater Ecol. 3(4):511-517.

 Reiter, M. A. and R. E. Carlson. 1986. Current velocity in streams and the composition of benthic algal mats. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 43(6):1156-1162.


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Michael A. Reiter, Ph.D


Professor of Environmental Science

Director, B. J. Moore Center for Integrated Environmental Science

Chair, Department of Integrated Environmental Science


Office Location: Administrative/Schools Classroom/Office Buildings B.J. Moore Center
Office Phone: 386-481-2695
Office Fax: 386-481-2659
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  •  Ph.D. Environmental Sciences (Ecology), 1988: The University of Virginia, Charlottesville (secondary fields: surficial hydrology and microclimatology).
  •  MS Biology (Ecology), 1983: Kent State University, Kent, OH.
  • BS Biology, 1981:  Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio. Magna cum Laude, With Distinction in Biology (Computer Science and Speech/Communications minors, Environmental Science bridge program).


 Current research interests:

Dr. Michael Reiter’s primary research is in integrated ecosystem management, focusing on the development and application of stakeholder-based methods for addressing wicked environmental problems from a systems perspective, and he has received multiple university and national awards for his teaching and research. He is a past President and Counselor for the international Interdisciplinary Environmental Association, Associate Editor for the international journal Interdisciplinary Environmental Review, and co-chair of the Sustainable Human and Environmental Systems Roundtable, a growing effort to establish guidelines for the development of interdisciplinary and higher-order environmental courses and programs in colleges and universities.

Dr. Reiter is also a principal developer of Combined Ecological-Societal Systems Modeling and the Integrated Assessment and Ecosystem Management Protocol, a combination that meets the need for a truly integrated ecosystem assessment. Dr. Reiter has been a PI or Co-PI for over $26 million in funded individual and consortium grants from sources including NOAA, USDA, the DuPont Foundation, and Carnegie-Mellon, has over 40 refereed publications in several different fields of study, and has been invited to numerous countries to present his work (including an opening parallel workshop of the UN Rio+20 summit in Brazil and the follow-up symposium in England). His goal is to emphasize the importance of making scientifically informed, broadly based decisions concerning present and future environmental concerns, and to help ensure that such scientifically informed individuals exist in the near future.


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