Ph.D., Invertebrate Zoology, Biogeochemistry minor, 2001, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
Bachelor of Science in Zoology, 1993, University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire
Impacts of invasive species, climate change, and disturbance on ecological function of Pacific Island streams, coastal wetlands and mangroves; ecology and community dynamics of fish and invertebrates in streams, coastal wetlands, and mangroves; quantifying ecosystems services of mangrove forests.
MacKenzie, R. A., and N. Cormier. 2012. Stand structure influences nekton community composition and provides protection from natural disturbance in Micronesian mangroves. Hydrobiologia 685:155-171.
Donato, D. C., J. B. Kauffman, R. A. MacKenzie, A. Ainsworth & A. Z. Pfleeger. 2012. Whole-island carbon stocks in the tropical Pacific: Implications for mangrove conservation and upland restoration. Journal of Environmental Management 97: 89-96
MacKenzie, R. A. and G. L. Bruland. 2012. Nekton communities in Hawaiian coastal wetlands: The distribution and abundance of introduced fish species. Estuaries and Coasts 35: 212-226.
Atwood, T. B., T. N. Wiegner, and R. A. MacKenzie. 2012. Effects of hydrological forcing on the structure of a tropical estuarine food web. Oikos 121: 277-289.
Atwood, T. B., T. N. Wiegner, J. P. Turner, and R. A. MacKenzie. 2010. Potential effects of an invasive N-fixing tree on a Hawaiian stream food web. Pacific Science 643: 367-379.
Bruland, G. L., and R. A. MacKenzie. 2010. Nitrogen source tracking with δ15N content of coastal wetland plants in Hawaii. Journal of Environmental Quality 39: 409-419.
Bantilan-Smith, M., Bruland, G. L., MacKenzie, R. A., Henry, A. & Ryder, C. R. 2009. A quantitative assessment of the vegetation and soils of coastal lowland wetlands in Hawai`i. Wetlands 29: 1023-1036.
Wiegner, T. N., Tubal, R. L. & MacKenzie, R. A. 2009. Bioavailability and export of dissolved organic matter from a Hawaiian river during base- and stormflow conditions. Limnology and Oceanography 54: 1233-1242.
MacKenzie, R. A. and M. Dionne. 2008. Habitat heterogeneity: the importance of salt marsh pools and high marsh surfaces to fish production in two Gulf of Maine salt marshes. Marine Ecology Progress Series 368: 217-230.
MacKenzie, R. A. 2008. Impacts of Riparian Forest Removal on Palauan Streams. Biotropica 40: 666-675.
MacKenzie, R. A. and M. Dionne. 2005. Ecological Processes, energy pathways, and the impacts of human activities on Maine marsh estuarine secondary production : a salt marsh panne model. Prepared for Maine SeaGrant, Orono, Maine. 53 p.
Rowe, L., P. Wilbur, K. Shaefer, R.J. Diaz, M. Dionne, R. A. MacKenzie. 2005. Benthic habitat mapping project: Webhannet and York River Estuaries, Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, Maine. Final Report. 68p. NOAA/CSC/20517-PUB. Charleston, South Carolina.
Morgan, P.A., M. Dionne, R. A. MacKenzie, and L. Curci. 2005. Ecological function and values of fringing salt marshes susceptible to oil spills in Casco Bay, Maine. Prepared for Maine oil Spill Advisory Council. Maine Sea Grant, Orono, Maine. 61 p.
MacKenzie, R. A. 2005. Spatial and temporal patterns in insect emergence from a southern Maine salt marsh. American Midland Naturalist 153(2):63-75.
MacKenzie, R. A., and J. L. Kaster. 2004. Temporal and spatial patterns of insect emergence from a Lake Michigan coastal wetland. Wetlands 24: 688-700.
MacKenzie, R. A., J. L. Kaster, and J. V. Klump. 2004. The ecological patterns of benthic invertebrates in a Great Lakes coastal wetland. Journal of Great Lakes Research 30:58-69.
MacKenzie, R. A. 2003. Northern range extension for Goeldichironomus devineyae (Insecta:Diptera). Northeastern Naturalist 10:465-467.
MacKenzie, R. A., and J. L. Kaster. 2003. A preservative-free emergence trap for the isotopic and elemental analysis of emergent insects from a wetland system. Great Lakes Entomologist 35:47-52.
MacKenzie, R. A., and J. L. Kaster. 2002. Gill ventilation rates of mayfly nymhys (Ephemeroptera:Heptageniidae) as a biomonitoring technique. Great Lakes Entomologist 34: 61-70.
Fitzgerald, S. A., J. V. Klump, P. W. Swarzenski, R. A. MacKenzie, and K. D. Richards. 2001. Beryllium-7 as a tracer of short-term sediment deposition and resuspension in the Fox River, Wisconsin. Environ. Sci. Technol. 35(2): 300-305.
Klump, J. V., R. Paddock, D. Lovalvo, M. Doroodchi, C. Reimers, J. Waples, R. A. MacKenzie, S. Wroczynski, and D. Vande Slunt, 1997. Real-time studies of benthic-pelagic interactions using BESS: an ROV driven benthic shuttle system. Marine Technology Society 31(3): 21-33.