Robert Reber
             

Rob Reber

Earth and Environmental Science (EES) Department

 

     
     

Assistant Professor of EES & Director of Laboratories

Office Location: Randall 102
Phone: (765) 998-4973
Email: rbreber@tayloru.edu

Specialties: Soil Science, Forest Ecology, Geospatial Analysis, Ecological Restorations

 

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Robert Todd Reber

Earth and Environmental Science Department

102 Randall Environmental Science Bldg.

 

EDUCATION

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

Master of Science, Forestry and Natural Resources

12/91  GPA: 5.80/6.00

Additional 36 hours of coursework beyond Master's requirements

01/92 to 05/94 GPA: 3.88/4.00

 

University of Illinois, Champaign / Urbana, IL.

Bachelor of Science, Forestry (Highest Honors)

05/89  GPA: 4.82/5.00

 

EMPLOYMENT

08/2005 to present:  Assistant Professor, Earth and Environmental Science Department, Taylor University, Upland, IN.  Responsible for teaching Ecology, Systems Ecology, Field Natural History, Conservation Biology, Geospatial Analysis (GIS) and Topics in Soil Science.  Responsible for greenhouse and computer lab maintenance.          

08/1996 to 08/2005:   Instructor / Director of Laboratories and Technician, Earth and Environmental Science Department,TaylorUniversity,Upland,IN.  Responsible for teaching courses and labs for selected environmental science and biology courses.  Responsible for greenhouse and computer lab maintenance.

08/1989 to 05/1994:  GraduateInstructorPurdueUniversity,West Lafayette,IN.  Conducted laboratory and field research in the areas of forest soils and ecology.  Responsible for writing publications for scientific journals.

05/1989 to 08/1989:   Field Technician United States Army Corp of Engineers

Computer Engineering Research Lab (CERL), Champaign/Urbana, IL.  Conducted basic field surveying, sampling of soils, and vegetation analysis at Fort Leonard Wood, MO.

 

SKILLS

I am proficient in the teaching of Ecology, Systems Ecology, Physical Geology, and Field Natural History, and Conservation Biology.  I also have been successful in the installation of both hardware and software personal computers.  I am proficient in the utilization of numerous software programs (ArcGIS Desktop, statistical programs (SPSS, Minitab), spreadsheets, spatial, and web-based programs).  I also have integrated these technologies into my classes.  I maintain a greenhouse facility that is controlled by an integrated computer.  I also am responsible for the daily maintenance of the Taylor Environmental Science teaching labs (computer and traditional).           

 

PUBLICATIONS

Reber, R. T., P.E. Rothrock, B. Hassen, L. Snyder.  2012.  A Local Reforestation Effort:  Fourth Year Results of Planting Method, Seedling Species Selection, and Deer Herbivory.  Indiana Academy of Science Annual Meeting.  Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.  March 8-9.

Smit, L., P.E. Rothrock, R.T. Reber, S.A. Namestnik.  2011.  The Use of Floristic Quality Assessment as a Tool for Monitoring Wetland Mitigations in Michigan.  The Michigan Botanist.  50(4):146-165.

Rothrock, P. E., R. T. Reber, M. A. Misurac.  2011.  Floristic Quality Assessment along an Old-field Chronosequence.  Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science.  120(1-2):12-17.

Butterfield B., R. T. Reber, P.E. Rothrock.  2011.  The Taylor University Arboretum: Forest Community Structure Determined by Sampling Regimes and Sample Size.  Indiana Academy of Science Annual Meeting.  Indianapolis.  March 4-5.

Reber R. T., P.E. Rothrock.  2011.  A Local Reforestation Effort:  Third Year Results of Planting Method, Seedling Species Selection, and Deer Herbivory.  Indiana Academy of Science Annual Meeting.  Indianapolis.  March 4-5.

Duffit A., Robert Reber, Andrew Whipple, C. Chauret.  2010.  Gene expression during long term survival of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in soil and water.  International Journal of Microbiology.

Reber R. T., B. Butterfield, P.E. Rothrock.  2009.  A Local Reforestation Effort:  Second Year Results of Planting Method, Seedling Species Selection, and Seasonality of White-tailed Deer Browse.  Indiana Academy of Science Annual Meeting.  Indiana University Kokomo.  October 22-23.

Butterfield B., L. Snyder, R. T. Reber, P.E. Rothrock.  2009.  A Two-Year Study on the Effects of Initial Disturbance Regimes on Interseeding Forbs in a Tallgrass Prairie Restoration.  Indiana Academy of Science Annual Meeting.  Indiana University Kokomo.  October 22-23.

McIndoe J.M., P.E. Rothrock, R.T. Reber, and D.C. Ruch.  2008.  Monitoring Tallgrass Restoration Performance Using Floristic Quality Assessment.  Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science.  117:16-28.

Pugh K., R.T. Reber, P.E. Rothrock.  2008.  A Local Reforestation Demonstration: The Effects of Planting Method and Seasonality of White-tailed Deer Browse.   Indiana Academy of Science Annual Meeting.  University of Evansville.  October 23-25.

Snyder L., P.E. Rothrock, R.T. Reber.  2008.  Effects of Three Disturbance Regimes on Interseeding Forbs in a Tallgrass Prairie Restoration.   Indiana Academy of Science Annual Meeting.  University of Evansville.  October 23-25.

Reber R.T.  2006.  Sharks in Kansas.  IN Books and Culture: a Christianity Review.  vol. 12:5.

Reber R.T.  and P.L. Rothrock 2005.  The Current Status of the Indiana Wetland Rapid Assessment Protocol (In-WRAP).  Indiana Academy of Science Annual Meeting.  Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. October 6-7.

Hall E. and R.T. Reber.  2005.  The Effects of Nitrogen Fertilization on Root Biomass and Soil Organic Matter in a Tallgrass Prairie Restoration.  Indiana Academy of Science Annual Meeting.  Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. October 6-7.

Zagorski, M., M. Geubert and R.T. Reber. 2002. LandUse and Sediment Loading in the Mississinewa Watershed III: Hydrologic and Sediment Response to Rain Events. Indiana Academy of Science Annual Meeting.  Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana. October 10-11.

Grizzle R., R. T. Reber, P. L. Rothrock and E. Squiers.  2000.  Indiana Wetland Rapid Assessment Protocol (InWRAP): User Guidance and Associated Documents (incl. website, and 2 CD ROMs) version 2.4.  Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Indianapolis, IN.

Reber R. T., P. Rothrock and E. R. Squiers.  2000. IndianaWetland Rapid Assessment Protocol (InWRAP):  Testing the Protocol.  Indiana Academy of Science Annual Meeting. IndianaUniversityEast,Richmond,Indiana.  November 2-3.

Ballard B. and R.T. Reber.  1999.  The Assessment of Wetland Quality Using Plant Indicators and Hydrologic Parameters: Results from the Second Field Season.  Indiana Academy of Science Annual Meeting.  University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana.  November 4-5.  

Hess B. R. and R. T. Reber.  1998.  Developing a Rapid Assessment Method for Wetland Quality: Soil and Hydrologic Parameters.  Indiana Academy of Science Annual Meeting.  Park Tudor School, Indianapolis, Indiana.  October 29-30.

Kaczmarek D. J., K. S. Rodkey, R. T. Reber, and P. E. Pope.  1995.  Carbon and nitrogen pools in oak-hickory forests of varying productivity.  10th Central Hardwood Forest Conference.  March 5-8, 1995.  West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV.  USDA Forest Service, GTR NE-197.  p. 79-93.

Reber R. T. and P. E. Pope.  1993.  Nitrogen and phosphorus nutrition affects the growth parameters and mycorrhizal symbiosis of northern red oak seedlings.  IN (Brissette, J.C., ed.) Proceedings of the Seventh Biennial Southern Silviculture Research Conference.  November 17-19, 1992. Mobile,Alabama.  USDA Forest Service, GTR SO-93.  p. 343-350.

Reber R. T., D. J. Kaczmarek, P. E. Pope, and K. S. Rodkey.  1993.  Carbon and nitrogen distribution in oak-hickory forests distributed along a productivity gradient.  IN (Klass, D. L., ed.) First Biomass Conference of the Americas.  Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 1993. Burlington,VT.  p. 135-141.

Reber R. T., D. J. Kaczmarek, P. E. Pope and K. Rodkey.  1993.  Carbon and nitrogen distribution in upland oak-hickory forests ofIndiana.  Presented at the First Purdue University Environmental Workshop (abstract).

Reber R. T. and P. E. Pope.  1992.  Nitrogen and phosphorus fertilization affect the mycorrhizal symbiosis and growth parameters of northern red oak seedlings.  IN (Thompson, J. R., Schultz, R. C. and J. W. Van Sambeek, eds.)  Fifth Workshop on Seedling Physiology and Growth Problems in Oak Plantings. Ames,Iowa.  March 4-5.  (abstract).