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James Reichard - Georgia Southern University. Statesboro, GA, US

James Reichard James Reichard

Chair and Professor | Georgia Southern University


Professor Reichard focuses on applied hydrologic research on the Georgia coastal plain



James Reichard Publication






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.

Areas of Expertise (6)

Coastal Ecology


Environmental Geology




Education (3)

Purdue University: Ph.D., Geology 1995

University of Toledo: B.S., Geology 1981

University of Toledo: M.S., Geology 1984

Articles (5)

Stratigraphy, Palynology, and Paleoecology of the Central Depression, St. Catherines Island, Georgia, USA Southeastern Geology

Rich, F. R., Vance, R. K., Reichard, J. S., Meyer, B. K.

(in review)

Throughfall alterations by degree of Tillandsia usneoides cover in a Southeastern US Quercus virginiana forest, Canadian Journal of Forest Research

*Gay, T.E., Van Stan, J.T., *Moore, D.L., *Lewis, E.S., and Reichard, J.S.


Forest canopy structural controls over throughfall affect soil microbial community structure in an epiphyte-laden maritime oak stand Ecohydrology

Rosier, C., Van Stan, J.T., *Moore, L.D.,*Schrom, J.O., Tiehang, W., Reichard, J.S., Kan, J.


illandsia usneoides (L.) L. (Spanish moss) water storage and leachate characteristics from two maritime oak forest settings Ecohydrology

Van Stan, J.T., Strubbins, A., Bittar, T., Reichard, J.S., Wright, K.A.


Evidence for Saltwater Intrusion in the Upper Floridan Aquifer on St. Catherines Island, Georgia Southeastern Geology

Reichard, J.S., *Nelson, B.R., Vance, R.K., Meyer, B.K.