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Matthew A. Reidenbach

Associate Professor
Department of Environmental Sciences
University of Virginia

My primary area of research is environmental fluid dynamics, with an emphasis on fluid-biological interactions in coastal environments. Current studies include the effects of flow and turbulence on nutrient exchange in coral reefs, larval transport in estuaries, chemical dispersion in the coastal ocean, and wave dynamics. My research also investigates coastal resilience. I explore how ecosystems such as coral reefs, seagrasses and oyster beds respond to climate variability, waves and storms. This has important implications for economic losses and the vulnerability of coastal communities to sea level rise and flooding.

Curriculum Vitae

Research

Chemical and flow sensing by aquatic organisms

Summary: We study how benthic animals like crayfish, crabs, and lobsters detect and locate odor sources utilizing information they obtain from turbulent flow patterns and odor sampling by their olfactory appendages. This has important implications in the design of man-made sensors that can accurately track and identify sources of chemicals and pollutants in the natural environment.

lobster

Above: A planar laser induced fluorescence image of a spiny lobster within a chemical plume.

Filter feeding and metabolism of intertidal oysters

Summary: Oysters are voracious filter feeders, removing not only phytoplankton from the water but also suspended sediment. This increases water clarity, and the bio-deposition of sediments enhances carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus flux to the ocean floor. We are currently monitoring a group of intertidal oyster reefs to quantify sediment filtration and it's effect on water clarity, and how water quality impacts oyster's net metabolism by measuring their uptake of oxygen by a non-intrusive eddy-correlation technique. The ultimate goal is to determine conditions suitable for the successful restoration of oyster habitat.

oysters

Above:Intertidal oysters along the coast of Virginia.

Sediment dynamics along vegetated coastlines

Summary: The Virginia coastline is a diverse landscape of tidal marshes, lagoons, and barrier islands. The seafloor in these regions is comprised mainly of sand and soft muds, and the suspension and deposition of this material depends upon the interaction of waves, tidal currents and stratified flows with the local seafloor topography. We are currently developing an underwater laser-based particle image velocimetry instrument to investigate the impact that submerged and emergent vegetation has on flow dynamics at the sediment-water interface and the role it plays in suspension, transport and deposition of coastal sediments.

salt marsh

Above: Salt marsh in the Virginia Coast Reserve.

Flow and mass transport processes in coral reefs

Summary: Coral reefs are of great importance to the marine environment due to their tremendous productivity and immense diversity of marine organisms. Flow dynamics are vital to these reef communities because they control essential processes such as particle capture by benthic organisms, the uptake of dissolved nutrients, larval dispersal, as well as sediment deposition and removal. These hydrodynamic processes occur over many different scales, affecting both individual corals as well as whole reef systems. At small scales, water flow interacts with the morphology of coral to affect growth rates and control mass exchange, while at large scales, the extreme roughness of the topography influences reef scale circulation patterns and can also control exchanges with the open ocean. Motivated by the importance of hydrodynamics to both large and small scale ecological processes on coral reefs, we perform laboratory measurements in a wave-current water flume, as well as field studies within Panama, Hawaii, and the Red Sea.

coral waves

Above: Planar laser induced fluorescence image of chemical flux from a coral surface.

Matt underwater

Above: Studying coral photosynthesis in Bocas del Toro, Panama.

Teaching

Undergraduate and graduate courses I teach at the University of Virginia

Physical Hydrology (EVSC 3600)

Studies the physical principles governing the flow of water on and beneath the earth’s surface, including open channel hydraulics, ground water hydraulics, and dynamics of soil moisture.

Biomechanics of Organisms (EVSC 3060)

Explores interactions between biology and the fluid environment (air and water) within which organisms function. Examines such issues as animal locomotion, heat exchange, mass exchange, bio-acoustics, and bio-optics in air and water, as well as living at the interface between the two fluids.

Coastal Oceanography (EVSC 5060)

An interdisciplinary course which covers physical, biological, and chemical processes occurring along coastlines and within coastal ecosystems.

Physical Oceanography (EVSC 5440)

Studies the physical properties, processes, and structure of the oceans; mass and energy budgets; methods of measurements; and the nature and theory of ocean currents, waves, and tides in the open sea, near shore and in estuaries.

Hydrological Transport Processes (EVHY 5650)

Examines the transport of dissolved substances, and of sediment and particulate matter in terrestrial and aquatic environments.

Presentations

Conference Presentations (*student author)

Principe, J.C., B.W. Ache, A.M. Hein, M.A. Reidenbach, M.A., Y. Bobkov, “Smelling Time: A Neural Basis for Olfactory Scene Analysis”, American Chemical Society Meeting, Bonita Springs, Florida, April 2017.

Reidenbach, M.A., J.C. Principe, B.W. Ache, Y. Bobkov, “A computational neuroscience framework for olfactory scene analysis within complex fluid environments”, 3rd Annual BRAIN Investigators Meeting, Bethesda, Maryland, December 2016.

Murphy, E.A.K.*, M.P. Schultz, M.A. Reidenbach, "Interactions between biofilms and boundary layer flows". Office of Naval Research Biofouling/Coatings program review, Washington D.C., December 2016.

Murphy, E.A.K.*, J.M. Barros, M.P. Schultz, C. Steppe, K. Flack, M.A. Reidenbach, "The turbulent boundary layer structure over diatomaceous slime fouling". American Physical Society Conference, Portland, Oregon, November 2016.

Stocking, J.B.*, M.A. Reidenbach, “Coral surface rugosity effects on turbulent boundary layer hydrodynamics”. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Conference, Portland, Oregon, January 2016.

Murphy, E.A.K.*, J.M. Barros, M.P. Schultz, C. Steppe, K. Flack, M.A. Reidenbach, "Characteristics of turbulent boundary layer flow over algal biofilms". American Physical Society Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, November 2015.

Reidenbach, M.A., E. Thomas*, R. Timmerman*, J. Hansen*, "Wave attenuation and wave-current interactions within a seagrass bed", Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Conference, Portland, Oregon, November 2015.

Volaric, M.*, P. Berg, M.A. Reidenbach, "Measurements of oxygen flux over intertidal oyster reefs: Quantifying how integrated reef metabolism changes as reefs grow and develop", LTER All-Scientists Meeting, Estes Park, Colorado, September 2015.

Reidenbach, M.A., "Following the scent: Odor and flow tracking by aquatic organisms", Fluid Dynamics of Living Systems Conference, Washington D.C., September 2014.

Reidenbach, M.A., DeF Mellon, and S. Pravin*, “Simultaneous sampling of flow and odorants by aquatic organisms can aid tracking within a turbulent plume”, ASLO Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu Hawaii, February 2014.

Murphy, E.A.K.* and M.A. Reidenbach, "Effects of temperature on ventilation patterns in polychaete burrows", Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology, Austin, Texas, January 2014.


Grady, A.E.*, C. J. Jenkins, L.J. Moore, D.C. Potts, P.M. Burgess, C.D. Storlazzi, E. Elias, and M.A. Reidenbach, “Feedbacks between wave energy and declining coral reef structure: Implications for coastal morphodynamics”, American Geophysical Union Conference, San Francisco, California, December 2013.

Ludeman, D.A.*, M.A. Reidenbach, S.P. Leys, “What is the cost of filtration? Sponges use behavioural responses to take advantage of ambient currents”, World Sponge Conference, Fremantle, Australia, November 2013.

Fuchs, H.L. and M.A. Reidenbach, “Behavioral and physical controls on optimal patch lengths for larval settlement on oyster reefs”, Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Conference, San Diego, California, November 2013. 


Thomas, E.L.* and M.A. Reidenbach, “Wave-current boundary layer interactions within a Zostera marina seagrass bed”, Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Conference, San Diego, California, November 2013.

Hansen, J.C.R.* and M.A. Reidenbach, “Seasonal growth and senescence of a Zostera marina seagrass meadow alters wave-dominated flow and sediment suspension within a coastal bay”, Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Conference, San Diego, California, November 2013.


Stocking, J.* and M.A. Reidenbach, "Boundary layer flow effects on photosynthesis in scleractinian corals", Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Conference, San Francisco, California, January 2013.

Rippe, J.P.*, J. Stocking*, M.A. Reidenbach, "Coral-macroalgae dominance shift may impact flow-mediated recovery from bleaching", Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Conference, San Francisco, California, January 2013.

Pravin S.*, M.A.R. Koehl, M.A. Reidenbach, "Simultaneous sampling of flow and odorants in a turbulent plume can aid tracking behavior in aquatic organisms", Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Conference, San Francisco, California, January 2013.

Grady A.E.*, L.J. Moore, C.D. Storlazzi, E. Elias, and M.A. Reidenbach, “The influence of sea-level rise and changes in fringing reef morphology on gradients in alongshore sediment transport”, American Geophysical Union Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 2012

Thomas E.*, M.A. Reidenbach, “Influence of seagrass on wave dynamics within a shallow coastal bay”, Atlantic Estuarine Research Society, Chincoteague, Virginia, October 2012.

Koehl M.A.R., M.A. Reidenbach, M. Hadfield, “Larval settlement onto reefs in turbulent wave-driven flow”, 12th International Coral Reef Symposium, Cairns, Australia, July 2012.

Reidenbach M.A., M.A.R. Koehl, "Temporal and spatial odor patterns sampled by lobsters and crabs in a turbulent plume", Ocean Sciences Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, February 2012.

Fuchs H.L., M.A. Reidenbach, "Turbulence-induced sinking and substrate type impact settlement patterns of oyster larvae", Ocean Sciences Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, February 2012.

Reidenbach M.A., E. Whitman*, “Benthic flow environments impacting larval recruitment on Crassostrea virginica oyster reefs”, Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Conference, Charleston, South Carolina, January 2012.

Hansen J.C.R.*, M.A. Reidenbach, "Wave and tidally driven flows within Zostera marina seagrass beds and their impact on sediment suspension", Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Conference, Daytona Beach, Florida, November 2011.

Whitman E.*, M.A. Reidenbach, “Hydrodynamics affecting larval transport and settlement onto intertidal oyster reefs and adjacent restoration sites”, The Society of Ecological Restoration 6th Annual Conference, College Park, Maryland, April 2011.


Nelson J.*, DeF Mellon, M.A. Reidenbach, “Effects of antennule morphology and flicking kinematics on flow and odor sampling by the freshwater crayfish, Procambarus clarkii”, Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, January 2011.


Pravin S.*, DeF Mellon, M.A. Reidenbach, “Numeric simulation of convective-diffusive odor transport to chemosensory hairs of the crayfish, Procambarus clarkii”, Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, January 2011.

Leys S.P., G. Yahel, M.A. Reidenbach, U. Shavit, V. Tunnicliffe, H.M. Reiswig, “Glass sponges take advantage of current-induced flow”, Aspen Ocean Symposium: Microenvironments Modulating Biophysical Interactions in the Ocean, Aspen, CO, January 2011.

Romanowich J.C.*, and Reidenbach, M.A., “The effects of currents and waves on shear structure, turbulence, and sediment transport within seagrass meadows of Florida Bay", 2010 ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Portland Oregon, February 2010.

Reidenbach M.A., Berg P., Whitman E.*, Romanowich J.*, and Hume A.*, "Hydrodynamics of intertidal oyster reefs: the influence of boundary layer flow processes on sediment and oxygen uptake", 2010 ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Portland Oregon, February 2010.

Katz T., Tunnicliffe V., Yahel G., Reidenbach M.A., Herut B., Crusius J., Whitney F., Lazar, “Sediment resuspension by groundfish facilitates the transport and redistribution of sediments in deep coastal basins", 2010 ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Portland Oregon, February 2010.

Reidenbach M.A., Limm M., and Stacey M.T., "The effect of streambed topography on mixing and mass flux at the sediment-water interface", 2009 ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Nice France, January 2009.

Reidenbach M.A. and Koehl M.A.R., "The spatial and temporal patterns of odors sampled by lobsters and crabs in a turbulent plume", 2009 Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Meeting, Boston Massachusets, January 2009. (session chair)


Bobkov Y.V., Ukhanov K.Y., Jezzini S.H., Reidenbach M.A., and Ache B.W., "Coding intermittency in odor signals with ensembles of bursting olfactory receptor neurons", 2008 International Symposium on Smell and Taste, San Francisco California, July 2008.

McDonald C., Dunbar R., Koseff J.R., Monismith S.G., Hoegh-Guldberg O., and Reidenbach M.A., "Large-scale, in-situ measurements of coral reef community metabolism using an integrated control volume, 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, Ft. Lauderdale Florida, July 2008.

Reidenbach M.A., Limm M., and Stacey M.T., "The influence of bottom topography on mixing and nutrient transport across the sediment-water interface", 2008 ASLO/AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting, Orlando Florida, March 2008.

Reidenbach M.A., George N.T., and Koehl M.A.R., "Antennule morphology and flicking kinematics facilitate odor sampling by the spiny lobster, Panulirus argus", 2008 Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Meeting, San Antonio Texas, January 2008.

Waldrop L.D., Reidenbach M.A., and Koehl M.A.R., "Fluid dynamics of antennule flicking of the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus", 2008 Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Meeting, San Antonio Texas, January 2008.

Kamio M., Reidenbach, M.A., and Derby C.D., "The courtship display of male blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus) is a chemical signal to females", 2007 Benthic Ecology Meeting, Atlanta Georgia, March 2007.


Reidenbach M.A., Koseff J.R., and Koehl M.A.R., "Sniffing far and near: How flicking lobster antennules sample the spatio-temporal structure of an odor plume at different distances from the source", 2007 ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Santa Fe New Mexico, February 2007.

Reidenbach M.A., Koehl M.A.R., Genin A., Monismith S.G., and Koseff J.R.,"The effects of coral morphology and ambient flow on mass transfer in coral communities", 2007 Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Meeting, Phoenix Arizona, January 2007.

Reidenbach M.A., Koehl M.A.R., and Koseff J.R., "The effect of localized shear and fine-scale turbulent mixing on larval settlement in coral reefs", 2006 ASLO/AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu Hawaii, February 2006 (poster).

Reidenbach M.A., Koseff J.R., Monismith S.G., Genin A., Dunbar R.B., and Zerbe L, "Interaction between CO2, calcification, and hydrodynamics on coral reefs", 2005 ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Salt Lake City Utah, February 2005.

Koseff J.R., Reidenbach M.A., and Monismith S.G., "The effect of wave action on mixing and mass transfer in coral communities", 2005 ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Salt Lake City Utah, February 2005.

Reidenbach M.A., "Boundary Layer Dynamics in Coral Reef Systems", Dissertations Initiative for the Advancement of Limnology and Oceanography (DIALOG) VI, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Alabama, November 2004.

Reidenbach M.A., Koseff J.R., Genin A., and Monismith S.G., “The Effect of Coral Morphology and Flow on Mass Transfer in Coral Communities”, 2004 ASLO Ocean Research Conference, Honolulu Hawaii, February 2004.

Reidenbach M.A., Koseff J.R., Monismith S.G., Yahel G., and Genin A., "Turbulence and Mixing Properties in the Bottom Boundary Layer of Coral Reefs", 2004 AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland Oregon, January 2004.

Reidenbach M.A., "Laboratory Measurements of Fine Scale Mixing above a Coral Reef", Physical Oceanography Dissertations Symposium II, Waikoloa Hawaii, October 2003 (won Best Conference Presentation Award).

Reidenbach M.A., Koseff J.R., Monismith S.G., Genin A., and Yahel G., "Shear Stress and Turbulent Mixing in the Bottom Boundary Layer of a Fringing Coral Reef", American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2002, San Francisco California, December 2002 (poster).

Reidenbach M.A., Koseff J.R. and Koehl M.A.R., "A Laboratory Study of Fine-scale Mixing and Mass Transport Above a Coral Reef", 9th International Coral Reef Symposium, Bali Indonesia, October 2000.

Monismith S.G., Reidenbach M.A., Koseff J.R., Genin A. and Yahel G., "Boundary Layer Mixing and Circulation Over Rough Topography: Flow over Coral Reefs", 9th International Coral Reef Symposium, Bali Indonesia, October 2000.

Reidenbach M.A., Monismith S.G., Koseff J.R., Yahel G., Ohevia M. and Genin A., "Flow and Plankton Dynamics in the Rough Boundary Layer over Coral Reefs: I: Effects of Topographic Roughness on Turbulent Transport and Mixing Processes", 2000 AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting, San Antonio Texas, January 2000.

Reidenbach M.A., and Koseff J.R., “A Laboratory Study of Mass Transport over the coral Porites compressa”, International Conference on Scientific Aspects of Coral Reef Assessment, Monitoring, and Restoration, Fort Lauderdale Florida, April 1999 (poster).

Invited Talks

“Following the Scent: Chemical and Flow Tracking by Aquatic Organisms”, Chesapeake Biological Lab, University of Maryland, Solomons, Maryland, March 2016

"Following the Scent: How Animals Track Odors", Whitney Marine Laboratory, University of Florida, St. Augustine FL, October 2014

"Following the Scent: How Animals Track Odors", Amerimech Mechanics in Biology II Conference, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg VA, May 2014.

"Wave-dominated mixing and mass transport within coral reef ecosystems", Institute of Marine and Coastal Science, Rutgers University, January 2013.

"Wave enhanced sediment resuspension within a Zostera marina seagrass bed", Department of Earth and Environment, Florida International University, November 2012.

“Wave dominated mixing and mass transport within coastal ecosystems”, Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University, Pacific Grove, CA, October 2012.

"Following the Scent: How Animals Track Sources of Odor within Turbulent Plumes", Department of Meteorology, Penn State University, December 2011.

"Hydrodynamics of Coral Reef and Seagrass Ecosystems", University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Horn Point Laboratory, April 2011.

"Mixing and Mass Transport Dynamics in Coral Reef and Seagrass Ecosystems", Department of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, February 2011.

"Mixing and Mass Transport Dynamics in Coral Reefs", Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Virginia, September 2010.

"Following the Scent: How Organisms Track and Locate Odor Sources in Moving Fluids", Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science, University of California, Berkeley CA, February 2007.

"Turbulent Times on a Coral Reef: The Hydrodynamics of Coral Ecosystems", Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, March 2006

"The Hydrodynamics of Nutrient Exchange and Larval Settlement in Coral Reefs", Bodega Bay Marine Lab, University of California, Davis CA, December 2005

“Boundary Layer Mixing and Nutrient Exchange in Coral Reefs”, Moss Landing Marine Lab, Moss Landing CA, April 2005

“Mixing and Mass Transport Processes in Coral Reefs”, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Davis CA, April 2005

"The Biological and Geochemical Impacts of the Anthropogenic CO2 Transient on Coral Reef Systems", BIO-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium, Stanford University, Stanford CA, July 2003.

"Laboratory Measurements of Fine Scale Mixing above a Coral Reef", Coastal Geology Seminar Series, Earth Sciences Department, University of California, Santa Cruz CA, March 2003.

"Field and Laboratory Measurements of Mixing and Mass Transfer within a Coral Reef", H. Steinitz Marine Biological Laboratory, Eilat, Israel, January 2002.

"Fluid Mechanics and the Biology of Marine Organisms", Frontiers in Interdisciplinary Biosciences, Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford CA, April 2000.

Publications

Google Scholar

39. Leys S.P., Ludeman D.A., and Reidenbach M.A., 2017, The energetic cost of filtration by demosponges and their behavioural response to ambient currents, Journal of Experimental Biology, 220, 995-1007. (link to PDF).

38. Murphy E.A. and Reidenbach M.A., 2016, Oxygen transport in periodically ventilated polychaete burrows, Marine Biology, 163, 208. doi:10.1007/s00227-016-2983-y (link to PDF).

37. Stocking J.B., Rippe J.P., and Reidenbach M.A., 2016, Structure and dynamics of turbulent boundary layer flow over healthy and algae-covered corals, Coral Reefs, 35, 1047-1059 (PDF).

36. Park I.J., Hein A.M., Bobkov Y.V., Reidenbach M.A., Ache B.W., and Principe J.C., 2016, Neurally encoding time for olfactory navigation, PLOS Computational Biology, 12(1): e1004682. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004682 (PDF).

35. Waldrop L.D., Koehl M.A.R., and Reidenbach M.A., 2015, Flexibility of crab chemosensory sensilla enables flicking antennules to sniff, The Biological Bulletin, 229, 185-198 (PDF).

34. Hubbard A. and Reidenbach M.A., 2015, The effects of larval swimming behavior on the dispersal and settlement of the eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 535, 161-176 (link to PDF)

33. Berg P., Reimers C.E., Rosman J.H., Huettel M., Delgard M.L., Reidenbach M.A., and Ozkan-Haller T., 2015, Technical Note: Time lag correction of aquatic eddy covariance data measured in the presence of waves, Biogeosciences , 12, 6721-6735 (PDF).

32. Pravin S., Mellon DeF., Berger E.J., and Reidenbach M.A., 2015, Effects of sensilla morphology on mechanosensory sensitivity in the crayfish, Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 10, 036006, doi:10.1088/1748-3190/10/3/036006 (PDF).

31. Mellon DeF., Pravin S., and Reidenbach M.A., 2014, A nose too far: regional differences in olfactory receptor neuron efficacy along the crayfish antennule, The Biological Bulletin, 227, 40-50 (link to PDF).

30. Li A. and Reidenbach M.A., 2014, Forecasting decadal changes in sea surface temperatures and coral bleaching within a Caribbean coral reef, Coral Reefs, 33, 847-861 (PDF). Press coverage in STRI News.

29. Reidenbach M.A., Berg P., Hume A., Hansen J.C.R., and Whitman E.R., 2013, Hydrodynamics of intertidal oyster reefs: the influence of boundary layer flow processes on sediment and oxygen exchange, Limnology and Oceanography: Fluids and Environments, 3, 225-239 (PDF).

28. Pravin S. and Reidenbach M.A., 2013, Simultaneous sampling of flow and odorants by crustaceans can aid searches within a turbulent plume, Sensors, 13, 16591-16610 (PDF).

27. Nelson J.M., Mellon DeF., and Reidenbach M.A., 2013, Effects of antennule morphology and flicking kinematics on flow and odor sampling by the freshwater crayfish, Procambarus clarkii, Chemical Senses, 38(8), 729-741. (link to PDF)

26. McGlathery K.J., Reidenbach M.A., D'Odorico P., Fagherazzi S., Pace M.L., and Porter J.H., 2013, Nonlinear dynamics and alternative stable states in shallow coastal systems, Oceanography, 26(3):220–231. (PDF)

25. Fuchs H.L. and Reidenbach M.A., 2013, Biophysical constraints on optimal patch lengths for settlement of a reef-building bivalve, PLoS ONE, 8(8): e71506. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0071506. (PDF)

24. Grady A.E., Moore L.J., Storlazzi C.D., Elias E., and Reidenbach M.A., 2013, The influence of sea-level rise and changes in fringing reef morphology on gradients in alongshore sediment transport, Geophysical Research Letters, 40(12), 3096-3101. (PDF)

23. Hansen J.C.R. and Reidenbach M.A., 2013, Seasonal growth and senescence of a Zostera marina seagrass meadow alters wave-dominated flow and sediment suspension within a coastal bay, Estuaries and Coasts, 36, 1099-1114. (PDF)

22. Whitman E.R. and Reidenbach M.A., 2012, Benthic flow environments affect recruitment of Crassostrea virginica larvae to an intertidal oyster reef, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 463, 177-191. (PDF)

21. Pravin S., Mellon D.F., and Reidenbach M.A., 2012, Micro-scale fluid and odorant transport to antennules of the crayfish, Procambarus clarkii, Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 198, 669-681. (PDF)

20. Katz T., Yahel G., Reidenbach M.A., Tunnicliffe V., Herut B., Crusius J., Whitney F., and Lazar B., 2012, Resuspension by fish facilitates the transport and redistribution of coastal sediments, Limnology and Oceanography, 57(4), 945-958. (PDF)

19. Hansen J.C.R. and Reidenbach M.A., 2012, Wave and tidally driven flows in eelgrass beds and their effect on sediment suspension, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 448, 271-287. (PDF)

18. Reidenbach M.A. and Koehl M.A.R., 2011, The spatial and temporal patterns of odors sampled by lobsters and crabs in a turbulent plume, Journal of Experimental Biology, 214, 3138-3153. (PDF)

17. Mellon D.F. and Reidenbach M.A., 2011, Fluid mechanical problems in crustacean active chemoreception, in Frontiers in Sensing: From Biology to Engineering, F. Barth, J.A.C. Humphrey and M.V. Srinivasan (Eds.), Springer-Verlag, 159-170. (PDF)

16. Leys S.P., Yahel G., Reidenbach M.A., Tunnicliffe V., Shavit U., and Reiswig H.M., 2011, The sponge pump: the role of current induced flow in the design of the sponge body plan, PLoS ONE, 6(12): e27787.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0027787. (PDF)

15. Reidenbach M.A., Limm M., Hondzo M., and Stacey M.T., 2010, The effects of bed roughness on boundary layer mixing and mass flux across the sediment-water interface, Water Resources Research, 46, W07530, doi:10.1029/2009WR008248. (PDF)

14. Monismith S.G., Davis K.A., Shellenbarger G.G., Hench J.L., Nidzieko N.J., Santoro A.E., Reidenbach M.A., Rosman J.H., Holtzman R., Martens C.S., Lindquist N.L., Southwell M.W., and Genin A., 2010, Flow effects on benthic grazing on a tropical reef, Limnology and Oceanography, 55(5), 1881-1892. (PDF)

13. Koehl M.A.R. and Reidenbach M.A., 2010, Swimming by microscopic organisms in ambient water flow, in Animal Locomotion, G. Taylor, M. Triantafyllou, and C. Tropea (Eds.), Springer-Verlag, 117-130. (PDF)

12. Genin A., Monismith, S.G., Reidenbach M.A., Yahel G., and Koseff J.R., 2009, Intense benthic grazing of phytoplankton in a coral reef, Limnology and Oceanography, 54(3), 938-951. (PDF).

11. Reidenbach M.A., Koseff J.R., and Koehl M.A.R., 2009, Hydrodynamic forces on larvae affect their settlement on coral reefs in turbulent, wave driven flow, Limnology and Oceanography, 54(1), 318-330. (PDF)

10. Reidenbach M.A.,George N.T., and Koehl M.A.R., 2008, Antennule morphology and flicking kinematics facilitate odor sampling by the spiny lobster, Panulirus argus, Journal of Experimental Biology, 211, 2849-2858. (link to PDFInside JEB Feature Article

9. Kamio M.,Reidenbach M.A., and Derby C.D., 2008, To paddle or not: context dependent courtship display by male blue crabs, Callinectes sapidus, Journal of Experimental Biology, 211, 1243-1248. (link to PDF) Press coverage: Science Magazine Editor's Choice, National Geographic, The New Scientist, Discovery Channel's Daily Planet, Inside JEB Feature Article

8. Koehl M.A.R. and Reidenbach M.A., 2007, Swimming by microscopic organisms in ambient water flow, Experiments in Fluids, 43, 755-768. (PDF)

7. Reidenbach M.A., Koseff J.R., and Monismith S.G., 2007, Laboratory experiments of fine-scale mixing and mass transport within a coral canopy, Physics of Fluids, 19(7), 075107, doi:10.1063/1.2752189. (PDF)

6. Koehl M.A.R., Strother J.A., Reidenbach M.A., Koseff J.R., and Hadfield M.G., 2007, Individual-based model of larval transport to coral reefs in turbulent, wave-driven flow: behavioral responses to dissolved settlement inducer, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 335, 1-18. (PDF)  MEPS Feature Article

5. Reidenbach M.A., Monismith S.G., Koseff J.R., Yahel G., and Genin A., 2006, Boundary layer turbulence and flow structure over a fringing coral reef, Limnology and Oceanography, 51(5), 1956-1968. (PDF)

4. Monismith S.G., Genin A., Reidenbach M.A., Yahel G., and Koseff J.R., 2006, Thermally driven exchanges between a coral reef and the adjoining ocean, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 36(7), 1332-1347. (PDF)

3. Reidenbach M.A., Koseff J.R., Monismith S.G., Steinbuck J.V., and Genin A., 2006, The effects of waves and morphology on mass transfer within branched reef corals, Limnology and Oceanography, 51(2): 1134-1141. (PDF)

2. Holzman R., Reidenbach M.A., Monismith S.G., Koseff J.R., Genin A., 2005, Near-bottom depletion of zooplankton over a coral reef: II. Relationships with zooplankton swimming ability, Coral Reefs, 24(1), 87-94. (PDF)

1. Genin A., Yahel G., Reidenbach M.A., Monismith S.G. and Koseff J.R., 2002, Intense benthic grazing on phytoplankton in coral reefs revealed using the control volume approach, Oceanography, 15(2), 90-96 (PDF)

Students

Jon Stocking (Ph.D. student)

Stocking

Research project: Transport and mixing of chemical plumes; boundary layer flows over coral reefs of Panama.

Undergraduate Institution: Stanford University

Amy Grady (Ph.D. student)

Grady

Research project: Wave dynamics and coastal geomorphology surrounding coral reefs of Molokai, Hawaii.

Undergraduate Institution: University of Virginia

Elizabeth Murphy (Ph.D. student)

Murphy

Research project: Biomechanics of burrowing organisms; effects of burrowing on sediment biogeochemistry in coastal environments.

Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Berkeley

Martin Volaric (Ph.D. student)

Volaric

Research project: Oyster reef ecology; measurements of oyster metabolism using the eddy correlation technique.

Undergraduate Institution: University of Virginia

Sara Hogan (M.S. student)

Hogan

Research project: Designing oyster reef restoration to enhance habitat and decrease storm vulnerability to Virginia’s coastal bays.

Undergraduate Institution: University of Notre Dame

Former Students

Swapnil Pravin (Ph.D., 2014) Dissertation: Fluid mechanics of chemical and flow sensing in aquatic animals

Ross Timmerman (M.S., 2014) Thesis: Biophysical controls on sediment suspension in a shallow coastal bay

Emily Thomas (M.S., 2014) Thesis: Influence of Zostera marina on wave dynamics, sediment suspension, and bottom boundary layer development within a shallow coastal bay

Jennifer Hansen (Ph.D., 2013) Dissertation: The effects of waves and turbulence on sediment suspension and mixing in seagrass systems

Elizabeth Whitman (M.S., 2011) Thesis: Hydrodynamics affecting larval transport and settlement onto intertidal oyster reefs

Former Post-Docs

Swapnil Pravin (2014-2015) Research project: Wave-current boundary layer interactions over rough topography.

Biography

Education

1997  B.S.  Cornell University, Civil and Environmental Engineering

1998  M.S.  Stanford University, Civil and Environmental Engineering

2004  Ph.D  Stanford University, Civil and Environmental Engineering

2004-2007  Post-Doc   University of California Berkeley, Integrative Biology

(Ph.D. advisors: Jeff Koseff and Stephen Monismith; Post-doc advisors: Mimi Koehl and Mark Stacey)

Professional Appointments

2016-present; Associate Professor (by courtesy), Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia

2013-present; Associate Professor, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia

2007-2013 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia

2004-2007 Post-Doctoral Scientist, Dept. of Integrative Biology, University of California Berkeley, Miller Research Fellow

1997-2004 Research Assistant, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University

1996-1997 Research Assistant, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University

1996 Teaching Assistant, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University

Selected Awards and Honors

2015 Pritchard Award, Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation

2012 CAREER Award, National Science Foundation

2011 All-University Teaching Award, University of Virginia

2011 Mead Honored Professor (for student-faculty interaction), University of Virginia

2010 Distinguished Young Investigator (FEST grant), University of Virginia

2009-2010 University Teaching Fellow, University of Virginia

2009-2010 Professors as Writers Fellow, University of Virginia

2004-2007 Miller Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of California Berkeley

2003 Best Speaker Award, NSF/ONR Physical Oceanography Dissertation Symposium II

1997-2000 Stanford Graduate Fellowship, Stanford University

Work Address

Department of Environmental Sciences

University of Virginia

291 McCormick Rd, Clark Hall

P.O. Box 400123

Charlottesville, VA 22904

Office Location

356 Clark Hall

Phone

434-243-4937 (office)

434-982-2137 (fax)

E-mail

reidenbach@virginia.edu