Reuter, Ron

Associate Professor

Office Location: 
Cascades Campus
(541) 322-3139
Email Address: 

Restoration ecology, pedology, wetland soils, landscape ecology

Educational Background: 
  • PhD - University of Minnesota
  • MS - University of Idaho
  • BS - Penn State

Ecosystems of Wildland Soils (CSS366), Wetland Ecology (FW 479), Soil Science (CSS 205 & 305), Soil Classification and Morphology (CSS 466), World Soil Resources (CSS 395), Introduction to Water Science and Policy (CSS 335), Field School (FOR 353), Current Issues in Natural Resources (FOR 365), Soil Judging (CSS408)

Research Interests: 

Restoration Ecology, Pedology, Wetland Soils, Landscape Ecology

Selected Publications: 
  1. Mamo M., J. Ippolitto, T. Kettler, R. Reuter, D. McCallister, P. Morner, D. Husmann, and E. Blankenship. 2011. Learning Gains and Response to Digital Lessons on Soil Genesis and Development. Journal of Geoscience Education. 59(4): 194-204
  2. Miwa, C. and R.J. Reuter. 2010. Persistence of Resource Islands Following Juniperus occidentalis (Western Juniper) Canopy Removal. Northwest Science 84:361-368.
  3. Reuter, R.J. 2009. Online versus in the classroom: student success in a hands-on lab class. Amer. J. Distance Ed. 23(3):151-162.
  4. Reuter, R., M. Mamo, T. Kettler, J. Ippolito, D. McCallister, W. Zanner, C. Geiss, P. Morner, and J. Soester. 2009. Soil Genesis and Development, Lesson 4: Soil Profile Development. J. Nat. Resour. Life Sci. Educ. 38:239.
  5. Reuter, R.J. 2007. Introductory soils online - an effective way to get online students in the field. J. Nat. Resour. Life Sci. Educ. 36:139-146.
  6. Zophy, K. and R.J. Reuter. 2006. Using topography and understory plant community characteristics to prioritize the management of western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis). Ecological Restoration. 24:280-281.
  7. Reuter, R.J. 2005. Learning Ecological Restoration at a Distance (Oregon). Ecological Restoration 23:290.
  8. Reuter, R.J. and J.C. Bell. 2003. Hillslope hydrology and soil morphology for a wetland basin in south-central Minnesota. Soil Sci. Soc. Amer. J. 67: 365-372.
  9. Reuter, R.J. and J.C. Bell. 2001. Soils and Hydrology of a Wet-Sandy Catena in East-Central Minnesota. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 65:1559-1569.