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Nathan Reaver

Research Hydrologist


Position Description 

I joined the Soil Drainage Research Unit as a Research Hydrologist in 2024. I use a multidisciplinary systems approach to understand the dynamics of hydrological systems and their associated ecosystems. Currently, I am investigating the coupled biogeochemical and ecohydrological dynamics driving nutrient cycling and transport within headwater streams and ditches of agricultural watersheds. Additionally, I provide my expertise in hydrology to the LTAR and CEAP efforts of the SDRU.

Within my research, I employ a diverse set of technical skills and often use a combination of theoretical, observational, and experimental methodologies. While I am motivated by a deep curiosity of the natural world and by the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake, I also believe the practical application of science is of equal importance. Accordingly, I endeavor to produce societally relevant knowledge and tools that provide stakeholders with pertinent information for resource and land management planning and conservation.


University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 
Ph.D. Environmental Engineering Sciences, 2018
Dissertation Title: Linking Landscape Hydrologic Processes to Spring Ecosystem Dynamics 

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 
M.E. Environmental Engineering Sciences, 2018
Thesis Title: Comparison of Rill Erodibility Parameters as Influenced by Long-Term No-Till Farming

University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 
M.S. Bioengineering, 2013

University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 
B.S. Bioengineering, 2011
Minors: Chemistry and Renewable Energy


Water Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Research Assistant Scientist, 2021-2024

  • Primary Research Project: Ecological and Economic Impacts of Land Use and Climate Change on Coastal Food Webs and Fisheries. Click here for more information

Postdoctoral Associate, 2019-2020

Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Graduate Research Fellow, 2014-2018

Biomedical Optics Laboratory, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 

Graduate Research Assistant, 2011-2013


Building Ohio's Sustainable Energy Future, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

Graduate Fellow 2011-2013


CdTe Photovoltaics Laboratory, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

Researcher 2008-2010


Cornerstone Research Group Inc., Beavercreek, OH

Research Associate 2008-2009

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