James Reichard

Dr. James Reichard

James Reichard, Ph.D.
Department Chair & Professor of Geology
Office: Herty, 0104
Phone: 912-478-5546

Dr. Reichard is currently a Professor and Chair of the Department of Geology and Geography at Georgia Southern University. He obtained his Ph.D. in Geology (1995) from Purdue University in Indiana. Prior to his Ph.D., Dr. Reichard worked as an environmental consultant in Cleveland, Ohio, and as a photogeologist in Denver, Colorado. He obtained his M.S. (1984) and B.S. (1981) degrees from the University of Toledo in Ohio, specializing in structural geology and petroleum geology.

At Georgia Southern, Dr. Reichard teaches courses in environmental geology and hydrogeology. In terms of research, his early work involved modeling the effects of pore pressure changes on groundwater flow systems and on developing computing applications for aquifer tests. Since coming to Georgia Southern, his attention has shifted towards applied hydrologic research on the Georgia coastal plain. His current research involves identifying permeable pathways within the coastal plain that allow groundwater to flow vertically between aquifer systems. In addition to his hydrogeologic research, Dr. Reichard has published Environmental Geology with McGraw Hill, which is now in its third edition.


Published Books

Reichard, J.S, 2017, Environmental Geology, 3rd Edition, McGraw Hill Publishers, 557p.

Reichard, J.S, 2013, Environmental Geology, 2nd Edition, McGraw Hill Publishers, 551p.

Reichard, J.S, 2010, Environmental Geology, McGraw Hill Publishers, 544p.

Refereed Journal Publications (*denotes student co-author)

Rich, F. R., Vance, R. K., Reichard, J. S., Meyer, B. K, Stratigraphy, Palynology, and Paleoecology of the Central Depression, St. Catherines Island, Georgia, USA, Southeastern Geology, (in review).

*Gay, T.E., Van Stan, J.T., *Moore, D.L., *Lewis, E.S., and Reichard, J.S., 2015, Throughfall alterations by degree of Tillandsia usneoides cover in a Southeastern US Quercus virginiana forest, Canadian Journal of Forest Research, v. 45, n. 12, p. 1688-1698.

Rosier, C., Van Stan, J.T., *Moore, L.D.,*Schrom, J.O., Tiehang, W., Reichard, J.S., Kan, J., 2015, Forest canopy structural controls over throughfall affect soil microbial community structure in an epiphyte-laden maritime oak stand, Ecohydrology, v. 8, n. 8, p. 1459-1470.

Van Stan, J.T., Strubbins, A., Bittar, T., Reichard, J.S., Wright, K.A., *Jenkins, R.B., 2015, Tillandsia usneoides (L.) L. (Spanish moss) water storage and leachate characteristics from two maritime oak forest settings, Ecohydrology, v. 8, n. 6, p. 988-1004.

Reichard, J.S., *Nelson, B.R., Vance, R.K., Meyer, B.K, 2014, Evidence for Saltwater Intrusion in the Upper Floridan Aquifer on St. Catherines Island, Georgia, Southeastern Geology, v 50, n. 4, p. 109-122.

Reichard, J.S. and *Brown, C.M., 2009, Detecting Groundwater Contamination of a River Using Baseflow Sampling, Hydrogeology Journal, v. 17, n. 3, p. 735-747.

Reichard, J.S., 2002, A Computer Program for use with Pace and Compass Exercises: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 50, n. 5, p. 544-548.

Reichard, J.S, 1999, Switching from a Traditional to a Computer-Based Format for Introductory Geoscience Lectures:  Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 47, n. 4, p. 325-330.

Reichard, J.S. and Leap, D.I., 1998, The Effects of Pore Pressure on the Conductivity of Fractured Aquifers:  Ground Water, v. 36, n. 3, p. 450-456.

Pittenger, R. and Reichard, J.S., 1997, Computer Determination of Aquifer Parameters using Slope-Matching:  Ground Water, v. 35, n. 3, p. 546-550.

Reichard, J.S., 1996, Teaching Stereo Viewing in the Classroom:  Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 44, n. 2, p. 129-133.


Recent Conference Presentations

Reichard, J.S., Vance, R.K., J.L. Kelly, and B.K. Meyer, 2018, Influence of Geologic Structure on Saltwater Intrusion in the Surficial Aquifer on St. Catherines Island, Georgia. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Southeastern Meeting, v. 50, n. 3, doi: 10.1130/abs/2018SE-313000.

Reichard, J.S., Vance, R.K., Kelly J.L., and B.K Meyer, 2017, Saltwater Intrusion in the Surficial Aquifer on St. Catherines Island, Georgia. Proceedings of Georgia Water Resources Conference, Athens, Georgia, April 19-20, Program Reference 2.1.2

Reichard, J.S., Vance, R.K., Meyer, B.K., and J.L. Kelly, 2016, Saltwater Intrusion along Permeable Pathways in the Surficial Aquifer on St. Catherines Island, Georgia. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, National Meeting, v. 48, n. 7, doi: 10.1130/abs/2016AM-281886.

Reichard, J.S., Vance, R.K., and Meyer, B.K., 2016, Evidence of Deep-Seated, Vertical Groundwater Pathways within the Georgia Coastal Plain.  Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Southeastern Meeting, v. 48, n. 3, p. 20, doi: 10.1130/abs/2016SE-273731.

Last updated: 9/18/2018

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