Associate Professor, 

Department of Natural and Applied Sciences, 

2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311.  

Phone 920-465-2284   

Office LS 415       

email:  reedt@uwgb.edu           





Zebra mussels in lower Green Bay  

1.     While most impacts of zebra mussel invasion are damaging to the ecology of the system, zebra mussels filter a great deal of material from the water column, frequently producing improvements in water clarity in invaded systems.  However, these improvements may be compromised by biodeposit resuspension under certain water conditions.  To test this Mike Hencheck of UW-Green Bay and I developed a mathematical model that predicts the impact of zebra mussel pseudofeces production on water clarity in the Bay.  We have presented this at a national meeting and are currently preparing this for publication.  Our next step may be to test this model in Green Bay. 

2.     Current methods for sampling zebra mussels are exceedingly time consuming.  Together with a small group of students I am testing alternate sampling methods in hopes of determining a more efficient protocol.  I received a UW-Green Bay Research Council grant to fund this project.

3.      Through Dave Rades of Integrated Paper Services I have access to an extensive set of benthic invertebrate data from before zebra mussel invasion of Green Bay.  These data are more complete than those available for any other invaded system in North America.  Amy Fettes and I are preparing a report detailing the community composition before the mussels invaded. We hope to have a manuscript completed by the end of next summer.  A follow-up project involves sampling the same sites again and coupling these data with the DNR fish trolling data from before and after zebra mussel invasion.  This should allow us to fill in some of the unanswered questions about how these mussels change the trophic dynamics of a large system. Wisconsin Sea Grant has agreed to fund Bart DeStasio of Lawrence University and I to continue this investigation with a project beginning summer 2005. 

The Cat Island Chain

Restoration of the Cat Island Chain in lower Green Bay is scheduled to start next Fall.  Pre-restoration data are needed if we are to know whether this restoration achieves its goals.  I have been organizing a project (in collaboration with several NAS faculty and staff members) to collect these pre-restoration data. We continue to hope that this large collaborative project will eventually be funded.  While awaiting funding of the larger project Wisconsin Coastal Management has funded a project mapping of macrophytes in the area of concern. 

 Dam Removal

For the past four years I have been working with Amina Pollard (formerly of UW-Madison, now of USEPA) on a study of the impacts of dam removal on macroinvertebrate community assemblage in several streams in southeast Wisconsin.  Our first paper was accepted for publication. This is an area where there is a great deal of speculation but very little data. We intend to sample through next summer so that we can begin to assess the long-term recovery of the macroinvertebrate community at sites following dam removal.   

Fish acoustics

Mike Hencheck, Jerry Woolpy and I are developing a research project to investigate the effect of boat motor sound on fish.  Anthropogenically generated sound has a strong effect on marine mammals but there is little information on the impact of motor sound on fish.  We are currently testing equipment and writing computer programs in preparation for next summer when we intend to begin this project in the Trout Lake region.


UW-Madison, Department of Zoology, Ph.D., 1999           

Oregon State, Corvallis OR, Department of Entomology, M. S. 1995           

Whitworth College, Spokane WA, B.A., magna cum laude, 1980.



Principles of Biology II, lecture and lab (every semester)

Aquatic Ecology, lecture and lab (every fall semester)

Ecosystem Management (alternate spring semesters)

Landscape Ecology (alternate spring semesters)

Graduate Seminar



Aquatic Ecology 

Lake comparisons

Macroinvertebrate colonization

Zebra mussels and benthic invertebrates

Landscape Ecology

Nicolet National Forest Set-aside plan

Bachman's Sparrow Harvest Strategy



A. Pollard and T. Reed-Andersen.  Change in the benthic invertebrate community of a small Wisconsin stream following dam removal.  In press, Hydrobiologia. 

 Reed, T.  Agricultural tile drains.  In Encyclopedia of Water.  J. Lehr (editor).  John Wiley and Sons.  In press. 

Carpenter, S. R., D. E. Armstrong, E. M. Bennett, K. Braiser, B. Kahn, R. C. Lathrop, P. Nowak and T. Reed-Andersen.  The ongoing experiment:  Restoration of Lake Mendota. In Lakes in Landscapes, J. J. Magnuson and T. K. Kratz (editors).  In press 

Reed, T.  2003.  Macroinvertebrate indicators of water quality changes in a small Eastern Oregon stream following substrate disturbance by grazing cattle.   Journal of Freshwater Ecology 18 (2): 315-319.

 Gergel, S. E. and T. Reed-Andersen.  2002.  Modelling ecosystem processes.  In Illustrating Concepts and Tools in Landscape Ecology.  S. E. Gergel and M.G. Turner (editors).   Springer- Verlag.  Pp. 266-280.

 Reed-Andersen, T, E. M. Bennett, B. Jorgenson, G. Lauster, D. B. Lewis, D. Nowacek, J. Riera, B. L. Sanderson, R. Stedman. 2000. The distribution of recreational boating across lakes: integrating physical and social variables.  Freshwater Biology 43:439-448 (1 citation) 

Reed-Andersen, T., D. K. Padilla, R. C. Lathrop and S. R. Carpenter. 2000.  A model predicting the impact on water clarity of zebra mussel invasion of Lake Mendota. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 57(8):1617-1626 (2 citations)

 Reed-Andersen, T., S. R. Carpenter, R. C. Lathrop.  2000.  Phosphorus flow in a watershed-lake ecosystem.  Ecosystems 3(6) 561-573. (4 citations)

 Fischer, J. M., J. L. Klug, T.  Reed-Andersen and A. Chalmers. 2000.  Temporal and spatial dynamics of wrack-disturbed patches in a southeastern salt marsh. Estuaries 23(4): 564-571. (1 citation) 

Bennett, E. M., T. Reed-Andersen, J. H. Houser, J. Gabriel and S. R. Carpenter. 1999. A phosphorus budget for the Lake Mendota watershed. Ecosystems 2:69-75 1/99 (11 citations) 

Carpenter, S. R., D. Bolgrien, R.C. Lathrop, C.A. Stow, T. Reed and M.A. Wilson.  1998.  Ecological and economic analysis of lake eutrophication by nonpoint pollution.  Australian Journal of Ecology 23: 68-79. (6 citations) 

S. R. Carpenter and T. Reed.  1997.  Integrating Salmon, Trees and People:  Watershed Management: Balancing Sustainability and Environmental Change.  Book review.  Ecological Economics 23:184-185.


T. Reed and M. Hencheck.  Predicting Zebra Mussel Biodeposit Resuspension in Turbulent and Non-turbulent Waters.  International Association of Great Lakes Research, Chicago, Il.  June 2003

Tara Reed, Sarah J. Wielgus*, Alyssa K. Barnes*, Jeremiah J. Schiefelbein*, Amy L. Fettes*.  2002.  The effect of zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) on benthic invertebrate abundance and distribution in lower Green Bay.   American Society of Limnology and Oceanography. Victoria, British Columbia. Oral Presentation

Amina Pollard and Tara Reed-Andersen.  2001.  Change in the benthic invertebrate community of a small Wisconsin stream following dam removal. North American Benthological Society. LaCrosse, WI. Oral Presentation

 Amy Fettes, Sarah Weilgus and Tara Reed-Andersen.  2001. Zebra Mussel Population Dynamics of the Lower Green Bay, Lake Michigan. International Association of Great Lakes Researchers. Green Bay, WI.  Oral Presentation

 Richard Sachs and Tara Reed- Andersen.  2001. An analysis of long-term monitoring data to assess potential impacts of zebra mussels on water quality in lower Green Bay.  International Association of Great Lakes Researchers. Green Bay, WI.  Oral Presentation

Sarah Weilgus, Amy Fettes and Tara Reed Andersen.  2001.  Benthic Macroinvertebrate Response to Zebra Mussel Habitat in Lower Green Bay, Lake Michigan. International Association of Great Lakes Researchers. Green Bay, WI.  Oral Presentation

Amy Fettes and Tara Reed-Andersen.  2001.  Changes in macroinvertebrate assemblages in lower Green Bay, Lake Michigan,1978-1994.    Ecological Society of America. Madison, WI.  Poster Presentation.

Sarah Weilgus, Amy Fettes and Tara Reed-Andersen. 2001.  Zebra Mussel - Benthic Macroinvertebrate Dynamics of the Lower Green Bay, Lake Michigan.  Ecological Society of America. Madison, WI. Poster Presentation.

Reed-Andersen, T. and S. R. Carpenter. 2000. Comparisons of P-yield, riparian buffer strips and land cover in six agricultural watersheds in Southeast Wisconsin.  American Society of Limnology and Oceanography.  Copenhagen, Denmark. Oral  Presentation.

Reed-Andersen, T., S. R. Carpenter and R. C. Lathrop. 1999.  Restoration of a eutrophic lake: An ecosystem model for Lake Mendota.  Ecological Society of America. Spokane, WA.  Oral  Presentation

Reed, T., S. R. Carpenter, D. K. Padilla and R. C. Lathrop. 1998.  Predicting the impact on water clarity of zebra mussel invasion of Lake Mendota.  American Society of Limnology and Oceanography/Ecological Society of America joint meeting.  St. Louis, MO.  Oral  Presentation

Reed, T.  and S. R. Carpenter. 1997.  A lake restoration model.  Gordon Conference on Hydrobiogeochemical Cycling of Forested Watersheds, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, New Hampshire. Poster  Presentation

Reed, T. 1995.  Macroinvertebrate drift in managed streams.  Ecological Society of America, Snowbird UT.  Poster  Presentation



University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Teaching Scholar, 2000

Ecological Association of America, Student travel award, 1999

Graduate Research Trainee, National Science Foundation, 1996-1998

Straka Fellowship, Awarded by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1995-1996

National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, Honorable Mention, 1994

Bailey Fellowship Departmental Nominee, Oregon State Department of Entomology, 1994  



Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Fall 1999 to present.

Lecturer, Lawrence University, Appleton WI, Fall 1998

Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Fall 1996-Fall 1998.

Graduate Trainee, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Fall 1996- Fall 1998.

Co-coordinator, Fish Crew, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Summer 1996

Predoctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1995 1996

Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Summer 1995

Teaching Assistant, Introductory Biology, Oregon State University, 1994-1995

Research Assistant, Oregon State University, Summer 1994

Commercial Diver, Underwater Specialists, Bellevue Washington 1990-1992