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 as well as 1D and 2D modeling of hydrologic processes. Gavin enjoys applying his knowledge to maintain and restore natural waterways.