Paul Reyerson

Assistant Professor
Geography And Earth Science
2020 Cowley Hall
608.785.6675
preyerson@uwlax.edu

Specialty area(s)

Soils, geomorphology, biogeochemistry, paleoenvironments

Current courses at UWL

ESC 101: Earth Environments
ESC/GEO 426/526: Soil Morphology and Genesis

Teaching history

At University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Geography, as a teaching assistant:
Global Physical Environments. Three credit-hour introductory physical geography for non-majors; included lecture and discussion sections. Discussion conducted by teaching assistant.
Physical Systems of the Environment. Five credit-hour introductory physical geography for geography majors; included lecture and hands-on lab sections. Labs conducted by teaching assistant.

At Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Department of Geography, as adjunct faculty:
Physical Geography. Introductory lecture course covering climatology, biogeography, geology, and other physical features of the world.
U.S. Geography. Introductory lecture course covering geographic regions and systems of the United States.
World Regional Geography. Introductory lecture course covering major cultural, economic, political, and physical features of the world.

At St. Cloud State University, Department of Geography, as adjunct faculty:
Thematic Cartography. Upper level course (undergraduate and graduate students) describing advanced concepts in thematic mapping. Included lecture and several hands-on labs where students gained familiarity with GIS and graphics software in order to produce several types of thematic maps.
Map Fundamentals. Introduction to cartography with emphasis on map types and characteristics. Included a hands-on lab where students were introduced to GIS software and map-making.

St. Cloud State University, Department of Geography and Center for Continuing Studies, as a teaching assistant:
World, Place, Location. Introductory lecture course covering major cultural, economic, political, and physical features of the world.

Professional history

2014 – present, assistant professor, Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
2013 – 2014, postdoctoral research associate, Department of Botany, University of Wisconsin-Madison (working at National Lacustrine Core Facility, Minneapolis).
2012 – 2014, research associate, Keck-CCAMS Group Earth System Science Department, University of California, Irvine (working at National Lacustrine Core Facility, Minneapolis).
2011, consultant, Department of Botany, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
2006 – 2010, teaching and project assistant, Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
2005 – 2006, adjunct faculty, Department of Geography, Anoka-Ramsey Community College.
2005, adjunct faculty, Department of Geography and Planning, St. Cloud State University.
2002 – 2004, research and teaching assistant, Department of Geography and Planning, and Center for Continuing Studies, St. Cloud State University.
2002, GIS intern, College of Social Sciences, St. Cloud State University.

Research and publishing

Corbineau, R., Reyerson, P.E., Alexandre, A., Santos, G.M., 2013. Towards producing pure phytolith concentrates that are suitable for carbon isotopic analysis. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 197, 179-185.

Blinnikov, M.S.; Bagent, C.S.; Reyerson, P.E., 2013. Phytolith assemblages and opal concentrations from modern soils differentiate temperate grasslands of controlled composition on experimental plots at Cedar Creek, Minnesota. Quaternary International 287, 101-113.

Santos, G.M., Alexandre, A., Southon, J.R., Treseder, K.K., Corbineau, R., Reyerson, P.E., 2011. Possible source of ancient carbon in phytolith concentrates from harvested grasses. Biogeosciences 9(5), 1873-1883.

Santos, G.M, Alexandre, A., Coe, H.H.G., Reyerson, P.E., Southon, J., De Carvalho, C.N., 2010. The phytolith 14C puzzle: a tale of background determinations and accuracy tests. Radiocarbon 52(1), 113-128.

Education

Ph.D., 2012, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Major: Geography. Minor: Botany and ecology. Dissertation title: “Reactive silica in loess-derived soils of central North America.” (Advisor: Dr. Joseph A. Mason).

M.S., 2004, St. Cloud State University. Major: Geography. Minor: None. Thesis title: “Phytolith indicators of paleo-vegetation composition and density, Columbia Basin, USA.” (Advisor: Dr. Mikhail S. Blinnikov).

B.A., 2002, St. Cloud State University. Major: Geography. Minor: GIS. (Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey S. Torguson).