The Bureau of Economic Geology The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences
Robert C. Reedy
Robert C. Reedy Research Scientist Associate IV Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
E-mail: bob.reedy@beg.utexas.edu Telephone: 512-471-7244 Fax: 512-471-0140
Professional Summary
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Research Interests
Hydrologic data analysis, field instrumentation systems design, and installation

Computer applications and programming-databases, CAD, GIS, Fortran, Visual Basic, data-acquisition systems.
Professional History
Research Scientist Associate, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, 1997–Present

Research Hydrologist, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, New Mexico, 1996–1997

Consultant, Socorro, New Mexico, 1994–1997
Selected Publications

Gates, J. B., Nicot, J. -P., Scanlon, B. R., and Reedy, R. C., 2011, Arsenic enrichment in unconfined sections of the southern Gulf Coast aquifer system, Texas: Applied Geochemistry, v. 26, p. 421‒431.

Scanlon, B. R., Reedy, R. C., Gates, J. B., Gowda, P., and Marek, T. H., 2010, Impact of agroecosystems on groundwater resources in the central High Plains, USA: Agriculture, Ecosystems, & Environment, v. 139, p. 700–713.

Scanlon, B. R., Mukherjee, A., Gates, John, Reedy, R. C., and Sinha, A. K., 2010, Groundwater recharge in natural dune systems and agricultural ecosystems in the Thar Desert Region, Rajasthan, India: Hydrogeology Journal, v. 18, no. 1, 959–972. DOI 10.1007/s10040-009-0555-7.

Scanlon, B. R., Reedy, R. C., and Gates, J. B., 2010, Effects of irrigated agroecosystems: 1. Quantity of soil water and groundwater in the southern High Plains, Texas: Water Resources Research, v. 46, W09537, doi:10/1029/2009WR008427.

Scanlon, B. R., Gates, John, Reedy, R. C., Jackson, W. A., and Bordovsky, J. P., 2010, Effects of irrigated agroecosystems: 2. Quality of soil water and groundwater in the southern High Plains, Texas: Water Resources Research, v. 46, W09538, doi:10.1029/2009WR008428.

Scanlon, B. R., Nicot, J. -P., Reedy, R. C., Kurtzman, D., Mukherjee, A., and Nordstrom, D. K., 2009, Elevated naturally occurring arsenic in a semiarid oxidizing system: Southern High Plains aquifer, Texas, USA: Applied Geochemistry, v. 24, no. 11 p. 2061–2071.

Scanlon, B. R., Stonestrom, D. A., Reedy, R. C., Leaney, F. W., Gates, John, and Cresswell, R. G., 2009, Inventories and mobilization of unsaturated zone sulfate, fluoride, and chloride related to land use change in semiarid regions, southwestern United States and Australia: Water Resources Research, v. 45, W00a18. doi:10.1029/2008wr006963.

Scanlon, B. R., Reedy, R. C., and Bronson, K. F., 2008, Impacts of land use change on nitrogen cycling archived in semiarid unsaturated zone nitrate profiles, southern High Plains, Texas: Environmental Science & Technology v. 42, no. 20, p. 7566–7572.

Scanlon, B. R., Reedy, R. C., Jackson, W. A., and Rao, B., 2008, Mobilization of naturally occurring perchlorate related to land-use change in the Southern High Plains: Environmental Science & Technology, v. 42, no. 23, p. 8648–8653.

Scanlon, B. R., Reedy, R. C., Baumhardt, R. L., and Strassberg, Gil, 2008, Impact of deep plowing on groundwater recharge in a semiarid region: case study, High Plains, Texas: Water Resources Research, v. 44, W00A10, doi:10.1029/2008WR006991.

Scanlon, B. R., Reedy, R. C., and Tachovsky, J. A., 2007, Semiarid unsaturated zone chloride profiles: archives of past land-use change impacts on water resources in the southern High Plains, United States, Water Resources Research, v. 43, W06423, doi:10.1029/2006WR005769.

Reedy, R. C., Scanlon, B. R., Nicot, J. -P., and Tachovsky, J. A., 2007, Unsaturated zone arsenic distribution and implications for groundwater contamination: Environmental Science & Technology, v. 41, no. 20, p. 6914–6919.

Scanlon, B. R., Reedy, R. C., Keese, K. E., and Dwyer, S. F., 2005, Evaluation of evapotranspirative covers for waste containment in arid and semiarid regions in the southwestern USA: Vadose Zone Journal, v. 4, p. 55–71.

Scanlon, B. R., Reedy, R. C., Stonestrom, D. A., and Prudic, D. E., 2005, Impact of land use and land cover change on groundwater recharge and quantity in the southwestern USA: Global Change Biology, v. 11, p. 1577–1593.

Scanlon, B. R., Levitt, D. G., Reedy, R. C., Keese, K. E., and Sully, M. J., 2005, Ecological controls on water-cycle response to climate variability in deserts: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, v. 102, no. 17, p. 6033–6038.

Keese, K. E., Scanlon, B. R., and Reedy, R. C., 2005, Assessing controls on diffuse groundwater recharge using unsaturated flow modeling: Water Resources Research, v. 41, W06010, doi:10.1029/2004WR003841 [12 p.].

Reedy, R. C., and Scanlon, B. R., 2003, Soil water content monitoring using electromagnetic induction: Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, November, p. 1028–1039.

Scanlon, B. R., Keese, Kelley, Reedy, R. C., Simunek, Jirka, and Andraski, B. J., 2003, Variations in flow and transport in thick desert vadose zones in response to paleoclimatic forcing (0–90 kyr): field measurements, modeling, and uncertainties: Water Resources Research, v. 39, no. 7, 18 p.

Scanlon, B. R., Christman, Marty, Reedy, R. C., Porro, Indrek, Simunek, Jirka, and Flerchinger, G. N., 2002, Intercode comparisons for simulating water balance of surficial sediments in semiarid regions: Water Resources Research, v. 38, no. 12, 16 p.
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