Dr. Andrew Reinmann

Dr. Andrew Reinmann is an ecologist and biogeochemist who focuses on plant ecophysiology and the terrestrial carbon cycle. He is particularly interested in understanding the effects of environmental change (e.g., climate change, urbanization, and land cover change) on the drivers of plant-mediated controls of terrestrial carbon cycling, and nitrogen dynamics as a limiting nutrient, across a continuum of human-disturbed ecosystems. His research draws from multiple disciplines and combines field observations, ecosystem experiments, and laboratory analyses with GIS, remote sensing, and modeling. Reinmann currently has projects in forested and human dominated landscapes throughout the mid-Atlantic and Northeastern U.S. For his latest CV, click here.

Prof. Reinmann welcomes the involvement of students, post-docs, and visiting scientists in the lab. Please contact him at areinmann@gc.cuny.edu if you are interested. He is actively looking for a PhD student to start during summer/fall of 2019 — if interested, please click here.

In the Media

Syrup Is as Canadian as a Maple Leaf. That Could Change With the Climate.
May 3, 2019 | The New York Times

Study shows declining winter snowpack is hurting the sugar maple
February 13, 2019 | The Maple News

Not So Sweet: Climate Change Means Slow-Growing Sugar Maples, Study Finds
December 7, 2018 | NPR
December 3, 2018 | WBUR News

Climate change is shrinking winter snowpack, which harms Northeast forests year-round
December 3, 2018 | The Conversation

Living on the Edge
August 11, 2017 | Northern Woodlands



I.A. Smith, L.R. Hutyra, A.B. Reinmann, J.R. Thompson and D.W. Allen. 2019. Evidence for edge enhancements of soil respiration in temperate forests Geophysical Research Letters. 46

A.B. Reinmann, J.R. Susser, E.M.C. Demara, and P.H. Templer. 2019. Declines in northern forest tree growth following snowpack decline and soil freezing. Global Change Biology. 25(2):420-430.


A.B. Reinmann, and P.H. Templer. Increased soil respiration in response to reduced snow cover and increased soil freezing is driven by elevated root mortality in a temperate deciduous forest. Biogeochemistry. DOI: 10.1007/s10533-018-0497-z.

Sanders-DeMott, R., P.O. Sorensen, A.B. Reinmann, and P.H. Templer. Growing season warming and winter freeze-thaw cycles reduce root nitrogen uptake capacity and increase soil solution nitrogen in a northern forest ecosystem. Biogeochemistry 137: 337-349. DOI: 10.1007/s10533-018-0422-5.

Smith, I.A., L.R. Hutyra, A.B. Reinmann, J.K. Marrs, and J.R. Thompson. 2018. Piecing together the fragments: elucidating edge effects on forest carbon dynamics. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1002/fee.1793.

Sorenson P.O., A.C. Finzi, M.-A. Giasson, A.B. Reinmann, R. Sanders-DeMott, and P.H. Templer. 2018. Winter soil freeze-thaw cycles lead to reductions in soil microbial biomass and activity not compensated for by soil warming. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 116: 39-47. DOI: 10.106/j.soilbio.2017.09.026.


Reinmann, A.B., and L.R. Hutyra 2017. Reply to Remy et al.: Local and global limitations to forest productivity as mediators of biogeochemical response to forest edge effects. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 114(34): E7033-E7034. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1712103114. PDF.

Templer, P.H., A.B. Reinmann, R. Sanders-DeMott, P.O. Sorensen, S.M. Juice, F. Bowles, L. Sofen, J.L. Harrison, I. Halm, L. Rustad, M.E. Martin, and N. Grant. 2017. Climate change across seasons experiment (CCASE): a new method for simulating future climate in seasonally snow-covered ecosystems. PloS ONE 0171928. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0171928. PDF.

Reinmann, A.B., and L. R. Hutyra LR. 2017. Edge effects enhance carbon uptake and its vulnerability to climate change in temperate broadleaf forests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114(1): 107-112. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1612369114. PDF.


Carey, J.C., J. Tang, P.G. Templer, K. Kroeger, T.W. Crowther, A. Burton, J. Dukes, B. Emmett, S. Frey, M. Heskel, L. Jiang, M. Machmuller, J. Mohan, A.M. Panetta, P. Reich, S. Reinsch, X. Wang, S. Alison, S. Bridgham, S. Collins, G. De Dato, B. Enquist, C. Field, J. Harte, B. Johnson, K. Larson, Y. Luo, J. Melillo, J. Peñuelas, L. Pfeifer-Meister, C. Poll, A.B. Reinmann, L. Reynolds, I. Schmidt, G. Shaver, A. Strong, and A. Tietema. 2016. Uniform response of soil respiration to experimental temperature manipulation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113(48): 13797-13802. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1605365113. PDF.

Ladwig, L., Z.R. Ratajczak, T.W. Ocheltree, K.A. Hafich, A.C. Churchill, S.J.K. Frey, C.B. Fuss, C.E. Kazanski, J.D. Muñoz, M.D. Petrie, A.B. Reinmann, and J.G. Smith. 2016. Beyond arctic and alpine: the influence of winter climate on temperate ecosystems. Ecology 97(2): 372-382. DOI: 10.1890/15-0153.1. PDF.

Decina, S., L.R. Hutyra, C.K. Gately, J. Getson, A.B. Reinmann, A.G. Short, and P.H. Templer. 2016. Soil respiration contributes substantially to urban carbon fluxes in the greater Boston area. Environmental Pollution 212: 433-439. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2016.01.012. PDF.

Reinmann, A.B., L.H. Hutyra, A. Trlica, and P. Olofsson. 2016. Assessing the global warming potential of human settlement expansion in a mesic temperate landscape from 2005 to 2050. Science of the Total Environment 545-546: 512-524. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.12.033. PDF.

Reinmann, A.B., and P.H. Templer. 2016. Reduced winter snowpack and greater soil frost reduce live root biomass and stimulate radial growth and stem respiration of red maple (Acer rubrum) trees in a mixed-hardwood forest. Ecosystems 19: 129-141. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-015-9923-4. PDF.


Briber, B.M., L.R. Hutyra, A.B. Reinmann, S.M. Raciti, V.K. Dearborn, C.E. Holden, and A.L. Dunn. 2015. Tree productivity enhanced with conversion from forest to urban land covers. PLoS ONE 10(8): e0136237. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0136237. PDF.

Before 2015:

Campbell, J.L., A.B. Reinmann, and P.H. Templer. 2014. Soil freezing effects on sources of nitrogen and carbon leached during snowmelt. Soil Science Society of America Journal 78: 297-308. DOI: 10.2136/sssaj2013.06.0218. PDF.

Reinmann, A.B., P.H. Templer, and J.L. Campbell. 2012. Severe soil frost reduces losses of carbon and nitrogen from the forest floor during simulated snowmelt: A laboratory experiment. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 44: 65-74. DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2011.08.018. PDF.

Templer, P.H., and A.B. Reinmann. 2011. Multi-factor global change experiments: What have we learned about terrestrial carbon storage and exchange? New Phytologist 192: 797-800. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2011.03959.x. PDF.

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