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Dr. Kelly Reiss

Program Director Professor, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Education

Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering Sciences
University of Florida
M.S. in Environmental Engineering Sciences
University of Florida
B.S. in Forest Resources and Conservation
University of Florida
A.A. in Environmental Engineering
University of Florida

Teaching Interests

Environmental Science, Wetlands Ecology, General Ecology, Remote Sensing, Restoration Ecology, Environmental Management, Environmental Ethics, Conservation Biology

Positions Held

2010 - Present
University of Florida
Research Affiliate
2006 - 2010
University of Florida
Lecturer
2004 - 2010
University of Florida
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Intellectual Contributions

Accounting for Wetland Loss: Wetland Mitigation Trends in Northeast Florida 2006–2013

Nisse Goldberg, Kelly A C Reiss
February 15, 2016
Wetlands

Chapter 16: Threats to Marsh Resources and Mitigation

V Hansen, K C Reiss
2015
Coastal and Marine Natural Hazards and Disasters

Effect of time on consistent and repeatable macrophyte index for wetland condition

Erica Hernandez Graduate, Kelly Reiss, Mark T Brown
2015
Ecological Indicators

Application of the Landscape Development Intensity (LDI) Index in wetland mitigation banking

Kelly A C Reiss, E Hernandez, M T Brown
2014
Ecological Modelling

Florida Wetland Condition Index

Kelly Reiss
2014
Encyclopedia of Quality of Life Research

Temporal stability of vegetation indicators of wetland condition

E Deimeke, M J Cohen, Kelly A C Reiss
2013
Ecological Indicators

Enriched secondary subtropical forest through line-planting for sustainable timber production in Puerto Rico

M Nelson, S Silverstone, Kelly A C Reiss, T Vakil, M Robertson
2011
Bois Et Forêts Des Tropiques

Characteristic Community Structure of Florida's Subtropical Wetlands: The Florida Wetland Condition Index

Kelly A C Reiss, M T Brown, C R Lane
2010
Wetlands Ecology and Management

Landscape Development Intensity and Pollutant Energy/Empower Density Indices as Indicators of Ecosystem Health

M T Brown, Kelly A C Reiss
2010
CRC Press

The Impact of Hardwood Line-Planting on Tree and Amphibian Diversity in a Secondary Subtropical Wet Forest of Southeast Puerto Rico

M Nelson, S Silverstone, Kelly A C Reiss, P Burrowes, R Joglar, M Robertson, T Vakil
2010
Journal of Sustainable Forestry

Benthic diatom composition in isolated forested wetlands subject to drying: Implications for monitoring and assessment

C R Lane, Kelly Reiss, S Decelles, M T Brown
2009
Ecological Indicators

Wetland mitigation: Which function?

Kelly Reiss
2008
Water Resources IMPACT

An evaluation of Florida depressional wetlands: Application of USEPA levels 1, 2, and 3 assessment methods

Kelly Reiss, M T Brown
2007
EcoHealth

The macrophyte wetland condition index for Florida depressional forested wetlands

Kelly Reiss
2006
Ecological Indicators

Vegetation based classification trees for rapid inference of isolated wetland condition

M J Cohen, C R Lane, K C Reiss, J A Surdick, E Bardi, M T Brown
2005
Ecological Indicators

External Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

Data Collection for Improvement of the Florida Wetland Condition Index (FWCI) in Conjunction with EPA’s National Wetland Condition Assessment (NWCA) 2016

Florida Department of Environmental Protection
2016 - 2019
Funded – In Progress

Florida’s Participation in the National Wetland Condition Assessment 2016

Florida Department of Environmental Protection
2016 - 2019
Funded – In Progress

Dissolved Oxygen in Coupled Riverine and Wetland Systems

Florida Department of Environmental Protection
2013 - 2014
Funded - Completed

Florida’s Participation in the National Wetland Condition Assessment 2011

Florida Department of Environmental Protection
2011 - 2014
Funded - Completed

FY 2010 Section 106 Monitoring Initiative Funds: Water Monitoring Program Enhancements and National Wetland Condition Assessment

Florida Department of Environmental Protection
2011 - 2014
Funded - Completed

Presentations

Tracking Wetland Condition through Time: Methods, Preliminary Results, and Implications

2017 National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) Conference
March 30, 2017

Miles to Go for U.S. Aquatic Resources: Quantifying Integrity to Meet the Clean Water Act Mandate

The 9th Annual Dupont Summit 2016 on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy
December 2, 2016

Scholarly Publications: What Are They, What Goes in Them, and Why Publish

2016 American Public University (APU) and National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) Webinar Series. Part 3: Tips on Technical Writing. Virtual
November 16, 2016

Data Quality & Quantity Considerations in Florida Wetland Mitigation

Interagency Ecological Restoration Quality Committee Meeting
June 30, 2016

Revised Landscape Development Intensity (LDI) Index

10th National Monitoring Conference
May 4, 2016

Was there Site Bias in the Florida Sites of the National Wetland Condition Assessment (NWCA) 2011?

Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) 2015 Annual Meeting
2015

Wetland Condition in Florida through the Lens of the National Wetland Condition Assessment (NWCA) 2011

Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) 2015 Annual Meeting
2015

Part 3: Top 5 Public Speaking Tips for Environmental Professionals

NAEP and APU Webinar Series 2014
November 12, 2014

Florida Update: NWCA2011, MIF, DO

National Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Work Group (NWMAWG) Meeting
October 29, 2014

Emerging Forested Wetland Soundscape Patterns Across a Gradient of Land Use Type and Intensity

Society of Wetland Scientists South Atlantic Chapter (SWSSAC), Florida Association of Environmental Soil Scientists (FAESS), 8 and Southwest Chapter of the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals (SWFAEP) Conference,
2013

Basis for Developing Alternate Numeric Dissolved Oxygen Criteria for Florida's Isolated Blackwater Wetlands

Society of Wetland Scientists South Atlantic Chapter (SWSSAC), Florida Association of Environmental Soil Scientists (FAESS), and Southwest Chapter of the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals (SWFAEP) Conference
2013

Common Hydric Soil Indicators of Florida Palustrine and Estuarine Wetlands

Society of Wetland Scientists South Atlantic Chapter (SWSSAC), Florida Association of Environmental Soil Scientists (FAESS), and Southwest Chapter of the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals (SWFAEP) Conference
2013

Evaluating Inter-annual Variation of Macrophytes Effect on Wetland Condition Scores

Society of Wetland Scientists South Atlantic Chapter (SWSSAC), Florida Association of Environmental Soil Scientists (FAESS), and Southwest Chapter of the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals (SWFAEP) Conference
2013

Academy of Board Certified Environmental Professionals (ABCEP) Certification & American Public University (APU) Education - Helping You Get Where You Want With Your Career – Panel

37th Annual National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) Conference
2012

Application of the Landscape Development Intensity (LDI) Index in Wetland Mitigation.

7th Biennial Emergy and Environmental Accounting Research Conference
2012

Level 1 Landscape Scale Analysis of Florida Wetland Condition

7th Biennial Emergy and Environmental Accounting Research Conference
2012

Using Emergy Synthesis in Land Management Applications: Florida Mitigation Banking and Other Cases

Center for Wetlands Spring Lecture Series
2012

Basis for Developing Alternate Numeric Dissolved Oxygen Criteria for Florida’s Freshwater Wetlands

Society of Wetland Scientists 2012 SWS International Conference in association with INTECOL 9
2012

Community Ecology of Urban Pondcypress Domes and Reference Equivalents

Society of Wetland Scientists 2012 SWS International Conference in association with INTECOL 9
2012

Crosswalk of the Florida Wetland Condition Index within the National Wetland Condition Assessment

Society of Wetland Scientists 2012 SWS International Conference in association with INTECOL 9
2012

Florida Participation in the National Wetland Condition Assessment

Society of Wetland Scientists 2012 SWS International Conference in association with INTECOL 9
2012

Florida’s Use of Supplemental NWCA Funds to Inform Water Quality Standards Development

Society of Wetland Scientists 2012 SWS International Conference in association with INTECOL 9
2012

Initial Regulatory Applications of the Florida Wetland Condition Index for Vegetation (FWCI-V)

Society of Wetland Scientists 2012 SWS International Conference in association with INTECOL 9
2012

Level I Landscape Scale Analysis of Florida Wetland Condition

Society of Wetland Scientists 2012 SWS International Conference in association with INTECOL 9
2012

Media Contributions

APU & AMU Environmental Science Program LinkedIn
2016
Other

Awards & Honors

June 2017
Outstanding Leadership
APUS
National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP)