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Reidenbach's primary area of research is environmental fluid dynamics, with an emphasis on physical-biological interactions in coastal environments. Current research activities include the effects of flow and turbulence on nutrient exchange in coral reefs, sediment transport in estuaries, chemical dispersion in the coastal ocean, and wave dynamics. His research also investigates coastal resilience and exploring ecosystems such as coral reefs, seagrasses and oyster beds, both alter and respond to wave and storm impacts along coastlines. This has important implications to economic losses and the vulnerability of coastal communities to storms, flooding, and sea level rise.



Ph.D. Stanford University, Civil and Environmental Engineering 2004

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

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

Selected Publications

Turbulent mixing and fluid transport within Florida Bay seagrass meadows. Advances in Water Resources 108, 205-215. JCR HANSEN, MA REIDENBACH
The energetic cost of filtration by demosponges and their behavioural response to ambient currents. Journal of Experimental Biology 220 (6), 995-1007 DA LUDEMAN, MA REIDENBACH, SP LEYS
The effects of an algal biofilm on the turbulent boundary layer at high Reynolds number. E MURPHY, J BARROS, M SCHULTZ, K FLACK, C STEPPE, M REIDENBACH


NSF Career Award
NSF All University Teaching Award
National Pritchard Award (Coastal and Estuarine Research)