Gavin Downs MS
Gavin graduated with a Bachelor’s (2015) and Master’s degree (2017) in Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering from the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Purdue University. Gavin’s master’s thesis studied the effects of stream and riparian restoration on in-stream hydraulics and biogeochemistry in agricultural watersheds. In addition to his graduate work, Gavin had the opportunity to collaborate with The Nature Conservancy in designing a restoration project on a local agricultural stream. Gavin has experience in a wide range of field data collection techniques including topographic surveying, river discharge measurements, and physical and photometric sediment sampling. Additionally, Gavin has built multiple 1D and 2D hydrologic and sediment transport models supporting habitat design and assessment projects. At cbec, Gavin enjoys applying his knowledge to maintain and restore natural waterways.