Andrew Reinmann, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Environmental Sciences Initiative
  • Assistant Professor of Geography, Hunter College

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 if you are interested. He is actively looking for a Ph.D. student to start during summer/fall of 2021 — 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


A.B. Reinmann, I.A. Smith, J. Thompson, and L.R. Hutyra. Urbanization and Fragmentation Mediate Temperate Forest Carbon Cycle Response to Climate. Environmental Research Letters, 2020, In Press. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/abbf16.

J.L. Harrison, R. Sanders-DeMott, A.B. Reinmann, P. Sorensen, N. Phillips, and T. Templer. Growing Season Warming and Winter Soil Freeze/Thaw Cycles Increase Transpiration in a Northern Hardwood Forest. Ecology, 2020, e03173. DOI: 10.1002/ecy.3173.

J. Marrs, J.S. Reblin, B.A. Logan, D.W. Allen, A.B. Reinmann, D.M. Bombard, D. Tabachnik, and L.R. Hutyra. Is Solar-Induced Fluorescence Truly a Proxy for Photosynthesis? Geophysical Research Letters, 2020, 47, e2020GL087956. DOI: 10.1029/2020GL087956.

J.L. Harrison, A.B. Reinmann, A. Socci Maloney, N. Phillips, S.M. Juice, A.J. Webster, and P.H. Templer. Transpiration of Dominant Tree Species Varies in Response to Projected Changes in Climate: Implications for Composition and Water Balance of Temperate Forest Ecosystems. Ecosystems, 2020. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-020-00490-y.

A. Elmes, H. Alemohammad, R. Avery, K. Caylor, J.R. Eastman, L. Fishgold, M.A. Friedl, M. Jain, D. Kohli, J.C. Laso Bayas, D. Lunga, J.L. McCarty, R.G. Pontius Jr., A.B. Reinmann, J. Rogan, L. Song, H. Stoynova, S. Ye, Z.-F. Yi, and L. Estes. 2020. Accounting for Training Data Error in Machine Learning Applied to Earth Observations. Remote Sensing, 2020. 12, 6, 1034. DOI: 10.3390/rs12061034.

A. Trlica, L.R. Hutyra, L.L. Morreale, I.A. Smith, and A.B. Reinmann. Current and Future Biomass Carbon Uptake in Boston’s Urban Forest. Science of the Total Environment, 2020, 709, 136196. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.136196.

I.A. Smith, L.R. Hutyra, A.B. Reinmann, J.R. Thompson, and D.W. Allen. Evidence for Edge Enhancements of Soil Respiration in Temperate Forests. Geophysical Research Letters, 2019, 46, 8, 4278-4287. DOI: 10.1029/2019GL082459.

A.B. Reinmann, J.R. Susser, E.M.C. Demaria, and P.H. Templer. Declines in Northern Forest Tree Growth Following Snowpack Decline and Soil Freezing. Global Change Biology, 2019, 25, 420-430. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14420.

A.B. Reinmann and P.H. Templer. Increased Soil Respiration in Response to Experimentally Reduced Snow Cover and Increased Soil Freezing in a Temperate Deciduous Forest. Biogeochemistry, 2018. DOI: 10.1007/s10533-018-0497-z

I.A. Smith, L.R. Hutyra, A.B. Reinmann, J.K. Marrs, and J.R. Thompson. Piecing Together the Fragments: Elucidating Edge Effects on Forest Carbon Dynamics. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 2018. DOI: 10.1002/fee.1793.

R. Sanders-DeMott, 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, 2018, 137, 337-349. DOI: 10.1007/s10533-018-0422-5.

P.O. Sorenson, A.C. Finzi, M.-A. Giasson, A.B. Reinmann, R. Sanders-DeMott, and P.H. Templer. Winter Soil Freeze-Thaw Cycles Lead to Reductions in Soil Microbial Biomass and Activity Not Compensated for by Soil Warming. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 2018, 116, 39-47. DOI: 10.106/j.soilbio.2017.09.026.

A.B Reinmann and L.R. Hutyra. 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, 2017, 114 (34), E7033-E7034. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1712103114. (PDF)

P.H. Templer, 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. Climate Change Across Seasons Experiment (CCASE): A New Method for Simulating Future Climate in Seasonally Snow-Covered Ecosystems. PloS ONE, 2017, 071928. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0171928. (PDF)

A.B. Reinmann and L.R. Hutyra. Edge Effects Enhance Carbon Uptake and Its Vulnerability to Climate Change in Temperate Broadleaf Forests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2017, 114, 1, 107-112. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1612369114. (PDF)

J.C. Carey, J. Tang, P.H. Templer, K.D. Kroeger, T.W. Crowther, A.J. Burton, J.S. Dukes, B. Emmett, S.D. Frey, M.A. Heskel, L. Jiang, M.B. Machmuller, J. Mohan, A.M. Panetta, P.B. Reich, S. Reinsch, X. Wang, S.D. Allison, C. Bamminger, S. Bridgham, S.L. Collins, G. de Dato, W.C. Eddy, B.J. Enquist, M. Estiarte, J. Harte, A. Henderson, B.R. Johnson, K.S. Larsen, Y. Luo, S. Marhan, J.M. Melillo, J. Peñuelas, L. Pfeifer-Meister, C. Poll, E. Rastetter, A.B. Reinmann, L.L. Reynolds, I.K. Schmidt, G.R. Shaver, A.L. Strong, V. Suseela, and A. Tietema. Temperature Response of Soil Respiration Largely Unaltered with Experimental WarmingProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences2016, 113, 48, 13797–13802. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1605365113.

S.M. Decina, L.R. Hutyra, C.K. Gately, J.M. Getson, A.B. Reinmann, A.G. Short Gianotti, and P.H. Templer. Soil Respiration Contributes Substantially to Urban Carbon Fluxes in the Greater Boston AreaEnvironmental Pollution2016, 212, 433–439. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2016.01.012.

L.M. Ladwig, 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. Beyond Arctic and Alpine: The Influence of Winter Climate on Temperate EcosystemsEcology, 2016, 97, 2, 372–382. DOI: 10.1890/15-0153.1.

A.B. Reinmann, L.R. Hutyra, A. Trlica, and P. Olofsson. Assessing the Global Warming Potential of Human Settlement Expansion in a Mesic Temperate Landscape from 2005 to 2050Sci. Total Environ, 2016, 545–546, 512–524. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.12.033.

A.B. Reinmann and P.H. Templer. 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 ForestEcosystems, 2016, 19, 1, 129–141. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-015-9923-4.

B.M. Briber, L.R. Hutyra, A.B. Reinmann, S.M. Raciti, V.K. Dearborn, C.E. Holden, and A.L. Dunn. Tree Productivity Enhanced with Conversion from Forest to Urban Land CoversPLoS One, 2015, 10, 8, 1–19. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0136237.

J.L. Campbell, A.B. Reinmann, and P.H. Templer. Soil Freezing Effects on Sources of Nitrogen and Carbon Leached During SnowmeltSoil Science Society of America Journal2014, 78, 1, 297. DOI: 10.2136/sssaj2013.06.0218.

A.B. Reinmann, P.H. Templer, and J.L. Campbell. Severe Soil Frost Reduces Losses of Carbon and Nitrogen from the Forest Floor during Simulated Snowmelt: A Laboratory ExperimentSoil Biology and Biochemistry2012, 44, 1, 65-74. DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2011.08.018.

P.H. Templer and A.B. Reinmann. Multi-Factor Global Change Experiments: What Have We Learned about Terrestrial Carbon Storage and Exchange? New Phytologist, 2011, 192, 4, 797–800. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2011.03959.x.

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