Donald M. "Matt" Reeves

Associate Research Professor
Division of Hydrologic Sciences
Desert Research Institute
2215 Raggio Parkway
Reno, Nevada 89512
(775) 673-7605
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http://www.dri.edu/matt-reeves


EDUCATION

Ph.D., Hydrogeology, University of Nevada, Reno, 2006.

M.S., Geology/Hydrogeology, University of Montana, Missoula, 2001.

B.S., Soils and Environmental Science, Montana State University, Bozeman, 1998.


CURRENT RESEARCH

  • Technical lead on development of an integrated surface water-ground water model of Pahrump Valley, Nevada to serve as a framework for water resource management decisions for current and future pumping and climatic projections. Funded by Desert Research Institute Maki Endowment Grant
  • Project lead on parallelization of a discrete fracture network simulator. Funded by internally by the Desert Research Interest.
  • Technical lead on a fault slip-tendency analysis of Western Pahute Mesa to infer hydraulic function of faults based on local and regional stress fields. Funded by U.S. Department of Energy
  • Project lead on projections of future water supply in the Truckee River Basin. Funded by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
  • Technical lead on the utilization of thermal-hydrologic-mechanical-chemical (THMC) coupled modeling to investigate fracture network permeability evolution pre- and post-geothermal reservoir stimulation. Funded by U.S. Department of Energy through a faculty seed grant from the Great Basin Center for Geothermal Center
  • Project lead on an integrated surface water-ground water model of Martis Valley, California to investigate the impacts of climate change on water resources. The project will incorporate mutliple global circulation models (GCM) predictions of future temperature and precipitation as forcings into a calibrated. integrated model to evaluate how different climate scenarios will impact groundwater storage, stream base flow and timing and magnitude of peak stream flows. Collection and analysis of isotopes from wells at the mountain block/basin fill aquifer interface and the modification of a random walk particle tracking code for inclusion into the integrated model flow fields will be used to investigate mountain block recharge residence times in an effort to understand how perturbations in ground water recharge will influence down gradient basin fill aquifers. Funded by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation 
  • Multi-year collaborative research project with the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, University of Nevada, Reno, and Optim Inc. on the characterization and quantification of geothermal resources on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Reservation. Geothermal reservoir model lead. Funded by U.S. Department of Energy
  • Technical lead on a U.S. Department of Energy funded investigation into variably saturated preferential flow and radionuclide transport through a Tertiary sequence of faulted, low-permeability welded and non-welded vitric and zeolitized tuff units from tunnel complexes at the T-Tunnel Complex Rainier Mesa, Nevada Test Site. Subtasks of this multi-year project include statistical characterization of faults and joints; stochastic generation of random fracture fields; development of novel fracture upscaling techniques for dual permeability (DKM) framework; modification of existing random walk particle tracking code for compatibility with DKM velocity fields including a Markov chain transition probability particle transfer approach to describe solute mass transfer between fractures and rock matrix; and construction, calibration, and execution of DKM flow and transport models. Funded by U.S. Department of Energy
  • Application of fractional-derivative equations to describe fluid flow and solute transport in porous and fractured media. Funded by U.S. Geological Survey, State Water Research Institute Program

PUBLICATIONS

Parashar, R. and D.M. Reeves, Mapping and upscaling techniques for efficient flow and transport simulation of fracture networks on continuum grids, In preparation for submission to Water Resources Research.

Reeves, D.M., and R. Parashar, Conditional multiplicative cascade processes for generation of realistic fault clustering in discrete networks, In preparation for submission to International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences.

Parashar, R. and D.M. Reeves, Ground water sustainability of aquifers in fractured rock, In: Sustainable Water Resources Management, American Society of Civil Engineers, In preparation (invited).

Zhang, Y., L. Chen, D.M. Reeves, and H.-G. Sun, A fractional-order tempered-stable continuity model to capture surface water runoff, In preparation for submission to Fractional Calculus and Applied Analysis.

Zhang, Y., L. Chen, D.M. Reeves, B. Baeumer, and H. Sun, A subordinated Dupuit-Forchheimer model for hillslope subsurface stormflow, Geophysical Research Letters, in review.

Reeves, D.M., R. Parashar, K. Pohlmann, C. Russell, and J. Chapman, Development and calibration of dual-permeability models with discontinuous fault networks, Vadose Zone Journal, in review.

Reeves, D.M., R. Parashar, K. Pohlmann, E.M. LaBolle, Y. Zhang, C. Russell, and J. Chapman, Radionuclide containment properties of fractured and faulted volcanic tuff units at the T-tunnel complex, Rainier Mesa, Nevada National Security Site, Proceedings of Waste Management Syposium 2014, accepted.

Sun, H.-G., Y. Zhang, W. Chen, and D.M. Reeves, Use of a variable-index fractional-derivative model to capture transient dispersion in heterogeneous media, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2013.11.002, accepted.

Zhang, Y., E.M. LaBolle, D.M. Reeves, and C. Russell (2013), A direct numerical simulation of matrix diffusion across the fracture/matrix interface, Water Science and Engineering, 2(2), 1-10, doi:10.3882/j.issn.1674-2370.2012.02.001.

Reeves, D.M., R. Parashar, G. Pohll, and R. Carroll (2013), The use of discrete fracture network simulations in the design of horizontal hillslope drainage networks in fractured rock, Engineering Geology, 163, 132-143, 10.1016/j.enggeo.2013.05.013.

Huntington, J., R. Niswonger, S. Rajagopoal, Y. Zhang, M. Gardner, C.G. Morton, D.M. Reeves, D. McGraw, G. Pohll (2013), Integrated hydrologic modeling of Lake Tahoe and Martis Valley mountain block and alluvial systems, Nevada and California, Proceedings of MODFLOW and MORE 2013: Translating Science into Practice. pdf

Reeves, D.M., R. Parashar, K. Pohlmann, C. Russell, and J. Chapman (2013), Development and calibration of dual-permeability models in complex hydrogeologic settings: An example from the T-Tunnel Complex, Rainier Mesa, Nevada National Security Site, Proceedings of MODFLOW and MORE 2013: Translating Science into Practice. pdf

Zhang, Y., D.M. Reeves, K. Pohlmann, J.B. Chapman, and C.E. Russell (2013), Fractional dynamics of tracer transport in fractured media from local to regional scales, Central European Journal of Physics, doi:10.2478/s11534-013-0200-x.

Benato, S., D.M. Reeves, R. Parashar, N. Davatzes, S. Hickman, D. Elsworth, P. Spielman and J. Taron (2013), Computational investigation of hydro-mechanical effects on transmissivity evolution during the initial injection phase at Ormat Desert Peak EGS Project, NV, Thirty-Eight Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, SGP-TR-198. pdf

Schultz, R.A., C. Klimczak, H. Fossen, J.E. Olsen, U. Exner, D.M. Reeves, and R. Soliva (2013), Statistical tests of scaling relations for geologic structures, Journal of Structural Geology, 48, 85-94, doi:1016/j.jsg2012.12.005.

Reeves, D.M., G. Pohll, B. Lyles, J. Faulds, J. Louie, B. Ehni, C. Kratt, C. Cooper, R. Parashar, S. Pullammanappallil, and D. Noel (2012), Geothermal resource characterization and evaluation at Astor Pass, Nevada, Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, 36, 1371-1376.

Cooper, C.A., J.M. Thomas, B.F. Lyles, D.M. Reeves, G.M. Pohll, and R. Parashar (2012), A preliminary geochemical description of the geothermal reservoir at Astor Pass, Northern Pyramid Lake, Nevada, Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, 36, 37-40.

Shope, C.L., J.E. Constantz, C.A. Cooper, D.M. Reeves, G. Pohll, and W.A. McKay (2012), Influence of a large fluvial island, streambed, and streambank on surface water-groundwater fluxes and water table dynamics, Water Resources Research, doi:10.1029/2011WR011564.

Parashar, R. and D.M. Reeves (2012), On iterative techniques for solving flow in large two-dimensional discrete fracture networks, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, doi:10.1016/j.cam.2012.02.038.

Reeves, D.M., R. Parashar, and Y. Zhang (2012), Hydrogeologic characterization of fractured rock masses intended for disposal of radioactive waste, In: Radioactive Waste, Ed. R.A. Rahman, InTech Publishing, ISBN 978-953-51-0551-0. pdf

Reeves, D.M., R. Parashar, and G. Pohll (2011), A numerical investigation of soil-bedrock interface flowimpedance,  Proceedings of MODFLOW and MORE 2011: Integrated Hydrologic Modeling, June 5-8, Golden, CO, 643-647.  pdf

Parashar, R. and D.M. Reeves (2011), Computation of flow and transport in fracture networks on a  continuum grid, Proceedings of MODFLOW and MORE 2011: Integrated Hydrologic Modeling, June 5-8, Golden, CO, 752-756. pdf

Carroll, R., G. Pohll, and D.M. Reeves (2011), Design guidelines for horizontal drains used for slope stabilization, Proceedings of MODFLOW and MORE 2011: Integrated Hydrologic Modeling, June 5-8, Golden, CO, 771-775. pdf

Zhang, Y., B. Baeumer, and D.M. Reeves (2010), A tempered multiscaling stable model to simulate transport in regional-scale fractured media, Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L11405, doi:10.1029/2010GL043609. pdf

Reeves, D.M., K. Pohlmann, G. Pohll, M. Ye, and J. Chapman (2010), Incorporation of conceptual and parametric uncertainty into radionuclide flux estimates from a fractured granite rock mass, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, doi:10.1007/s00477-010-0385-0. pdf

Klimczak, C., R.A. Schultz, R. Parashar, and D.M. Reeves (2010), Cubic law with correlated aperture to length and implications for network scale fluid flow, Hydrogeology Journal, doi:10.1017/s10040-009-0572-6. pdf

Harman, C.J., D.M. Reeves, B. Baeumer, and M. Sivapalan (2010), Subordinated kinematic subsurface flow in hillslopes, Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface, 115, F00A08, doi:10.1029/2009JF001273. pdf

Ye, M., K. Pohlmann, J. Chapman, G. Pohll, and D.M. Reeves (2009), A model-averaging method for assessing groundwater conceptual model uncertainty, Ground Water, doi:10.1111/j.1745-6584.2009.00633.x. pdf

Zhang, Y., D.A. Benson, and D.M. Reeves (2009), Time and space nonlocalities underlying fractional derivative models: Distinction and literature review of field-scale applications, Advances in Water Resources, 32, 561-581, doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2009.01.008. pdf

Zhang, Y., D.A. Benson, E.M. LaBolle, and D.M. Reeves (2008), Fractional RWHet: An enhanced solver for solute transport with both spatiotemporal memory and conditioning on local aquifer properties, Proceedings of MODFLOW and MORE 2008: Ground Water and Public Policy, May 19-21, Golden, CO, 62-66. pdf

Reeves, D.M., Y. Zhang, G. Pohll, and D. Benson (2008), FRACK: A freeware flow and transport suite for fractured media, Proceedings of MODFLOW and MORE 2008: Ground Water and Public Policy, May 19-21, Golden, CO, 67-71. pdf

Ye, M., K.F. Pohlmann, J.B. Chapman, G.M. Pohll, and D.M. Reeves (2008), Assessing recharge and hydrostratigraphic model uncertainty in the Climax Mine area of the Nevada Test Site, Proceedings of MODFLOW and MORE 2008: Ground Water and Public Policy, May 19-21, Golden, CO, 310-314. pdf

Schultz, R.A., R. Soliva, H. Fossen, C. Okubo, and D.M. Reeves (2008), Dependence of displacement-length scaling relations for fractures and deformation bands on the volumetric changes across them, Journal of Structural Geology, 30, 1405-1411, doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2008.08.001. pdf

Botros, F., A.E. Hassan, D.M. Reeves, and G. Pohll (2008), On mapping fracture networks onto continuum, Water Resources Research, 44, WO8435, doi:10.1029/2007WR006092. pdf

Reeves, D.M., D.A. Benson, and M.M. Meerschaert (2008), Influence of fracture statistics on advective transport and implications for geologic repositories, Water Resources Research, 44, W08405, doi:10.1029/2007WR006179. pdf

Reeves, D.M., D.A. Benson, M.M. Meerschaert, and H.-P. Scheffler (2008), Transport of conservative solutes in simulated fracture networks: 2. Ensemble solute transport and the correspondence to operator-stable limit distributions, Water Resources Research, 44, W05410, doi:10.1029/2008WR006858. pdf

Reeves, D.M., D.A. Benson, and M.M. Meerschaert (2008), Transport of conservative solutes in simulated fracture networks: 1. Synthethic data generation, Water Resources Research, 44, W05401, doi:10.1029/2007WR006069. pdf

Reeves, D.M. and W.W. Woessner (2004), Hydrologic controls on the survival of Water Howellia (Howellia aquatilis) and implications of land management, Journal of Hydrology, 287(1-4), 1-18, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2003.09.010. pdf 

THESES AND REPORTS

Rajagopal, S., D.M. Reeves, J. Huntington, and G. Pohll (2012), Estimates of Ground Water Recharge in the Martis Valley Ground Water Basin, DRI Technical Memo.

Zhang, Y., E.M. LaBolle, D.M. Reeves, and C. Russell (2012). Development of RWHet to Simulate Contaminant Transport in Fractured Porous Media, DOE/NV/0000939-01, DRI Report No. 45244. pdf

Pohll, G.M., R.W.H. Carroll, D.M. Reeves, R. Parashar, B. Muhunthan, S. Thiyagarjah, T. Badger, S. Lowell, and K. Willoughby (2013). Design Guidelines for Horizontal Drains Used for Slope Stabilization, Washington State Department of Transportation Report, WA-RD 787.1, March 2013. available at: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/research/reports/fullreports/787.1.pdf

Pohlmann, K., M. Ye, D. Reeves, M. Zavarin, D. Decker, and J. Chapman (2007), Modeling of Groundwater Flow and Radionuclide Transport at the Climax Mine sub-CAU, Nevada Test Site, DOE/NB/26383-05, DRI Report No. 45226. pdf

Reeves, D.M. (2006), Ensemble Transport of Conservative Solutes and the Correspondence to Operator-Stable Limit Distributions, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Nevada, Reno. pdf

Reeves, D.M. (2004), Acid Mine Drainage Treatment Technologies, In: Restoration of Abandoned Mine Sites (RAMS) Technological Database, http://www.unr.edu/mines/ramstech.

Reeves, D.M. (2001),Hydrologic Controls on the Survival of Water Howellia (Howellia aquatilis) and Implications of Land management, Swan Valley, Montana, M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.


CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS WITH PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS

Zhang, Y., L. Chen, D.M. Reeves, and H.-G. Sun, Fractional-derivative models for surface runoff along heterogeneous ground surface, 2014 International Conference on Fractional Differentiation and its Applications, Cantania, Italy, June 23-25, 2014, submitted.

Niswonger, R.G., J.L. Huntington, M. Dettinger, S. Rajagopoal, M. Gardner, C.G. Morton, D.M. Reeves, and G.M. Pohll, Multi-scale simulations of past and future projections of hydrology in Lake Tahoe Basin, California-Nevada, 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 11, 2013.

Parashar, R. and D.M. Reeves, Particle pair separation statistics for two-dimensional fracture networks, 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 10, 2013.

Rajagopal, S., J. Huntington, D.M. Reeves, C. Morton, and G. Pohll, Development and calibration of basin-scale watershed models of the upper Truckee for assessment of climate change impacts on water resources, oral presentation at the Nevada Water Resources Association 2013 Truckee River Symposium, Reno, NV, November, 7, 2013.

Rajagopal, S., J. Huntington, R. Niswonger, Y. Zhang, D.M. Reeves, G. Pohll, and M. Gardner, Integrated model development for the Truckee River Basin to quantify changing hydrologic fluxes under various climate scenarios, UCOWR/NIWR Annual Conference, Lake Tahoe, CA, June 11-13, 2013.

Benato, S., D.M. Reeves, R. Parashar, N. Davatzes, S. Hickman, D. Elsworth, P. Spielman and J. Taron, Computational investigation of hydro-mechanical effects on transmissivity evolution during the initial injection phase at Ormat Desert Peak EGS Project, NV, Oral Presentation at European Geothermal Energy Congress (EGEC), Pisa, Italy, June 3-7, 2013.

Benato, S., D.M. Reeves, R. Parashar, N. Davatzes, S. Hickman, D. Elsworth, P. Spielman and J. Taron, Computational investigation of hydro-mechanical effects on transmissivity evolution during the initial injection phase at Ormat Desert Peak EGS Project, NV, Oral and Poster Presentation at Geothermal Engineering Integrated Mitigation of Induced Seismicity (GEISER), Naples, Italy, May 30-31, 2013.

Benato, S., D.M. Reeves, R. Parashar, N. Davatzes, S. Hickman, D. Elsworth, P. Spielman and J. Taron, Computational investigation of hydro-mechanical effects on transmissivity evolution during the initial injection phase at Ormat Desert Peak EGS Project, NV, Poster at International Conference on Enhanced Geothermal Systems (ICEGS), Potsdam, Germany, May 27, 2013.

Benato, S., D.M. Reeves, R. Parashar, N. Davatzes, S. Hickman, D. Elsworth, P. Spielman and J. Taron, Computational investigation of hydro-mechanical effects on transmissivity evolution during the initial injection phase at Ormat Desert Peak EGS Project, NV, Poster at Rignergia, Aosta, Italy, April 24-28, 2013.

Benato, S., D.M. Reeves, R. Parashar, N. Davatzes, S. Hickman, D. Elsworth, P. Spielman and J. Taron, Computational investigation of hydro-mechanical effects on transmissivity evolution during the initial injection phase at Ormat Desert Peak EGS Project, NV, Poster at SMU Geothermal Conference, Dallas, TX, March 12-14, 2013.

Reeves, D.M., J. Huntington, S. Rajagopal, R. Niswonger, M. Gardner, Y. Zhang, G. Pohll, Development of integrated surface water - ground water models of Martis Valley and Lake Tahoe basins for assessment of climate change impacts on water resources, Nevada Water Resources Association annual meeting, oral presentation at Nevada Water Resources Annual Meeting, Reno, NV, January 30, 2013.

Gardner, M, J. Huntington, R. Niswonger, D.M. Reeves, G. Pohll, and D. McGraw, Hydrogeologic framework development for integrated hydrologic modeling of mountain block alluvial systems in Lake Tahoe and Martis Valley, Nevada and California, poster at Nevada Water Resources Annual Meeting, Reno, NV, January 30, 2013.

Rajagopal, S., J. Huntington, R. Niswonger, D.M. Reeves and G. Poll, Quantifying integrated hydrologic model input and parameter uncertainty using Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulations, oral presentation at 2012 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 5, 2012.

Gardner, M., J. Huntington, R. Niswonger, D.M. Reeves, and G. Pohll, Hydrogeologic framework development for integrated hydrologic modeling of mountain block alluvial systems in Lake Tahoe and Martis Valley, California, poster at 2012 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 3, 2012.

Carroll, R.W.H., G.M. Pohll, D.M. Reeves, T. Badger, and B. Muhunthan, Design guidelines for horizontal drains used for slope stabilization, oral presentation at Geohazards Impacting Transportation in the Appalachia Region: 12th Annual Technical Forum, Beckley, West Virginia, July 31-August 2, 2012.

Parashar, R. and D.M. Reeves, Comparative performance of various Krylov subspace iterative methods for computation of flow in discrete fracture networks, oral presentation at 4th International Conference on Porous Media and Annual Meeting of the International Society for Porous Media, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, May 14-16, 2012.

Reeves, D.M., G. Pohll, B. Lyles, J. Louie, C. Kratt, J. Faulds, B. Ehni, D. Siler, S. Pullammanappallil, C. Cooper and R. Parashar, Geophysical and hydrogeological characterization of the Astor Pass geothermal field, Nevada, oral presentation at the United States/New Zealand Joint Geothermal Workshop, Rotorua, New Zealand, April 18, 2012.

Reeves, D.M. and R. Parashar, Characterization and numerical representation of fracture networks for fluid flow, heat and solute transport, oral presentation at the United States/New Zealand Joint Geothermal Workshop, Rotorua, New Zealand, April 18, 2012.

Walsh, D., D.M. Reeves, G. Pohll, C. Cooper, and B. Lyles, Fracture characterization in the Astor Pass geothermal field, Nevada, poster at 2011 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 6, 2011.

Reeves, D.M., R. Parashar, K. Pohlmann, Y. Zhang, E.M. LaBolle, C. Russell, and J. Chapman, Threshold behavior in deep vadose zone fluid flow and radionuclide transport behavior at Rainier Mesa, Nevada, poster at 2011 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 6, 2011.

Reeves, D.M., J. Huntington, S. Rajagopal, G. Pohll, Y. Zhang, and R. Parashar, Integrated ground water -- surface water modeling of Martis Valley for assessment of climate change impacts on basin-scale water resources, oral presentation at the Nevada Water Resources Association 2011 Truckee River Symposium, Reno, NV, September 28, 2011.

Reeves, D.M., R. Parashar, K. Pohlmann, E. LaBolle, Y. Zhang, C. Russell, and J. Chapman, Predictions of long-term radionuclide transport at Rainier Mesa, Nevada National Security Site, oral presentation at 242nd American Chemistry Society National Meeting, Denver, CO, August 29, 2011.

Parashar, R. and D.M. Reeves, Deep vadose zone flow and transport behavior at T-Tunnel Complex, Rainier Mesa, Nevada National Security Site, oral presesentation at 2010 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 17, 2010.

Reeves, D.M., L. Comartin G. Pohll, and J. Huntington, A water resources model of Pahrump Valley, Nevada, oral presentation at Devils Hole Annual Workshop, Death Valley, CA, May 6, 2010.

Reeves, D.M., S. Humphrey, G. Pohll, J. Huntington, and B. Epstein, Incorporation of recharge uncertainty in basin-scale water resource models in semi-arid environments, oral presentation at the 2010 NGWA Summit, Denver, CO, April 13, 2010.

Comartin, L., D.M. Reeves, G. Pohll, and J. Huntington, A basin-scale model of Pahrump Valley, Nevada for water resources management, poster at the 2010 NGWA Summit, Denver, CO, April 12, 2010.

Comartin, L., D.M. Reeves, G. Pohll, and J. Huntington, A basin-scale model of Pahrump Valley, Nevada for water resources management, poster at 2010 Nevada Water Resources Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, March 2-4, 2010. (best student poster, 3rd place)

Reeves, D.M. and R. Parashar, Flow and transport characteristics of fracture networks with length-aperture correlations, oral presesentation at 2009 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 18, 2009.

Parashar, R. and D.M. Reeves, Mapping and upscaling techniques for efficient simulation of flow and transport on a two-dimensional fracture continuum, poster at 2009 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 15, 2009.

Reeves, D.M., C.J. Harman, B. Baeumer, and M. Sivapalan, A subordinated kinematic wave equation for heterogeneous hillslopes: Saturated flow solutions to applied impulses and future incorporation of the vadose zone, oral presentation at Stochastic Transport and Emergent Scaling in Earth-surface Processes2 Meeting, Incline Village, NV, November 4-6, 2009.

Comartin, L., D.M. Reeves, G. Pohll, and J. Huntington, Development of a groundwater flow model of Pahrump basin, Nye County, Nevada and Inyo County, California, oral presentation and poster at Devils Hole Annual Workshop, Death Valley, CA, May 6-8, 2009.

Harman, C.J., D.M. Reeves, B. Baeumer, and M. Sivapalan, Time subordination: a way forward for the closure problem in hydrologic prediction?, oral presentation at EGU General Assembly 2009, Vienna, Austria, April 19-24, 2009.

Comartin, L., D.M. Reeves, G. Pohll, and J. Huntington, Development of a validated groundwater flow model of Pahrump Basin, poster at Nevada Water Resources Annual Conference, Reno, NV, February 3-5, 2009.

Reeves, D.M., S. Humphrey, G. Pohll, G. Oppliger, and J. Huntington, Evaluation of parametric uncertainty on drawdown predictions from the interbasin groundwater transfer at Honey Lake Valley, NV, oral presentation at Nevada Water Resources Annual Conference, Reno, NV, February 3-5, 2009.

Reeves, D.M. and R. Parashar, Upscaling fracture properties in support of dual-permeability simulations, poster at 2008 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 18, 2008.

Klimczak, C., R.A. Schultz, R. Parashar, and D.M. Reeves, The cubic law re-evaluated: Quintic law for joint sets, poster at 2008 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 18, 2008.

Harman, C.J., D.M. Reeves, B. Baeumer, and M. Sivapalan, Subordinated kinematic subsurface flow in hillslopes, oral presentation at 2008 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 17, 2008.

Benson, D., Y. Zhang, and D. Reeves, Purely Lagrangian simulation of advection, dispersion, precipitation, and dissolution, poster at AGU Joint Assembly, Orlando, FL, May 27-30, 2008.

Humphrey, S., D. Reeves, G. Pohll, G. Oppliger, and J. Huntington, A stochastic approach to a groundwater flow model for the southern Honey Lake Valley in Lassen County, California and Washoe County, Nevada, Nevada Water Resources Annual Conference, Mesquite, NV, March 4-6, 2008. (best student poster, 1st place)

Reeves, D.M., R. Schultz, C. Bingham, K. Pohlmann, C. Russell, and J. Chapman, Characterization of preferential flowpaths at the T-Tunnel Complex, Rainier Mesa, Nevada, poster at AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 12, 2007.

Schultz, R., R. Soliva, H. Fossen, C. Okubo, and D. Reeves, Displacement-length scaling realtions for geologic structural discontinuities and implications for near-tip processes, poster at AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 10, 2007.

Zhang, Y., D.A. Benson, and D.M. Reeves, Nonlocal transport captured by spatiotemporal fractional derivative models: Modeling approach and field-scale applications, oral presentation at AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 10, 2007.

Reeves, D.M., Application of fractional-order governing equations to solute transport in fractured rock, Stochastic Transport and Emergent Scaling in Earth-surface Processes Meeting, Incline Village, NV, November 4-7, 2007.

Reeves, D.M., K.F. Pohlmann, G.M. Pohll, J. Chapman, and M. Ye, Incorporation of model and parameter uncertainty in predicting radionuclide fluxes from the Climax Granite Intrusive, poster at AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 10, 2006.

Hassan, A.E., F.Botros, D.M. Reeves, and G. Pohll, On the continuum representation of fracture networks, oral presentation at AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 10, 2006.

Reeves, D.M., D.A. Benson, and M.M. Meerschaert, On the predictability of solute transport in fractured media, poster at AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 5, 2005.

Reeves, D.M., D.A. Benson, and M.M. Meerschaert, Predictions of solute transport in fractured media using operator-stable densities and fracture network statistics, Geological Society of America-Programs with Abstracts, 37(7), 2005.

Reeves, D.M., D.A. Benson, and M.M. Meerschaert, Limit theorems and their application to solute transport in simulated fractured media, poster at AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 8, 2003. (outstanding student paper award)

Reeves, D.M., W.W. Woessner, and B. Heidel, Interface exchange of water in wetlands supporting the largest known population of Water Howellia, Swan Valley, Montana, Geological Society of America-Programs with Abstracts, 32(7), pp.405, 2000.

Reeves, D.M., W.W. Woessner, and B. Heidel, Preliminary evaluation of the hydrology and hydrogeology of forested wetlands containing Water Howellia, western Montana, Geological Society of America-Programs with Abstracts, 32, (5), pp.36, 2000.


INVITED SEMINAR TALKS

Solute Transport in Fractured Media: Correspondence to Operator-Stable Limit Distributions and Implications for Geologic Repositories, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, June 9, 2008.

Stochastic Simulation of Fracture Networks for Ground Water Flow and Transport Models, Department of Mathematics, Probability and Statistics Seminar, University of Nevada, Reno, November 30, 2007.


CURRENT AND FORMER STUDENTS

Luke Pickman (M.S. Hydrogeology, co-advisor), Thesis subject: Evolution of solute transport scaling rates in multi-kilometer scale fracture networks.

Lise Comartin (M.S., Hydrogeology, 2010) Thesis title: "Development of a Groundwater Flow Model of Pahrump Basin, Nye County, Nevada and Inyo County, California for Basin-Scale Water Resource Management" pdf

Steven Humphrey (M.S., Hydrogeology, 2008) Thesis title: "A Stochastic Approach to a Groundwater Flow Model of the Southern Honey Lake Valley in Lassen County, California and Washoe County, Nevada" pdf


POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS

Rishi Parashar (Ph.D., Purdue); Now an Assistant Research Professor at the Desert Research Institute.


STUDENT COMMITTEES

Rishi Pandit (Ph.D., Physics)

Jeff Olsen (Ph.D., Hydrogeology)

Gerrad Jones (Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, 2014)

Bo Tan (M.S., Atmospheric Science, 2012)

Subhashree Mishra (Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, 2011)

Rishi Pandit (M.S., Physics, 2011)

Christian Klimczak (Ph.D., Geological Engineering, 2011)

Annie Kell-Hills (M.S., Hydrogeology, 2010)

Mehmet Yilmaz (Ph.D., Physics, 2009)

Breann Westfall (M.S., Hydrogeology, 2008)


COURSES TAUGHT

ATMS 792 Special Problems - Programming Languages (Spring 2014)

GEOL 702S Fortran Programming for Earth Scientists and Engineers (Spring 2007, 2008; Fall 2009, 2010)

GEOL 786 Contaminant Transport in Groundwater Flow Systems (Spring 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013)

FRACK Overview: Simulation of fluid flow through stochastic fracture networks and grid-based upscaling techniques, Short course taught to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, CO, September 1-2, 2009.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Associate Research Professor
Desert Research Institute
Division of Hydrologic Sciences
Reno, Nevada
July, 2011 to Present

Responsible for developing and maintaining a fully-funded and nationally-competitive research program, forming and leading research teams, writing grants and manuscripts, teaching graduate-level courses, and mentoring graduate students and post-doctoral fellows as an academic advisor.

I am a faculty member of the Graduate Program of Hydrologic Sciences through which I mentor students and teach graduate-level courses.

Assistant Research Professor
Desert Research Institute
Division of Hydrologic Sciences
Reno, Nevada
July, 2007 to June, 2011

Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Desert Research Institute
Reno, Nevada
January, 2006 to July, 2007
Supervisor: Mr. Karl Pohlmann

Completed a numerical investigation (sub-CAU model) into the flux of radionuclides from a fractured granite rock mass (Climax Stock) to the Northern boundary of Yucca Flat, Nevada Test Site. The numerical simulations incorporated both model averaging and Monte Carlo approaches to address both geologic/recharge model uncertainty and parametric uncertainty, respectively.

Graduate Research Assistant
Desert Research Institute
Reno, Nevada
August, 2002 to December, 2005
Supervisor: Dr. David A. Benson

Completed a National Science Foundation funded project that served as the basis of my Ph.D. Dissertation. The Desert Research Institute's ACES supercomputer was used to generate synthetic transport data in simulated fracture networks based on realistic fracture statistics. Ensemble plumes produced by multiple flow and transport realizations were found to contain both sub- and super-diffusive characteristics of anomalous transport. Characteristics of the "mobile" portion of the plume (i.e., leading plume edge) were explored in an effort to access the applicability of a multiscaling fractional-order advection-dispersion equation (MFADE). It was found that fracture network properties, such as the distribution of fracture trace-length and orientation, could be used for a priori predictions of solute transport. A fractal mobile-immobile model was used to model solute retention in and around the source release area.

Staff Hydrogeologist
MCS Environmental, Inc.
Missoula, Montana
June, 2001 to August, 2001
Supervisor: Mr. Eric Smart

Worked as an environmental consultant during Summer 2001. Duties included: detailed geomorphic surveying of waste rock piles for volumetric calculations at an abandoned mine site, assisting in the design of a repository for the disposal of waste rock and mine tailings, conducting a stream survey of mine tailings, identifying and surveying a reference stream for stream restoration design, collecting samples of mine tailings and waste rock according to USGS procedures, sampling monitoring wells for aromatic hydrocarbons and diesel range organics, interpretation of current remediation efforts, and writing proposals and reports.

Field Engineer Intern
Schlumberger Dowell, Inc.
Worland, Wyoming
Supervisor: Mr. Rick Eason
June, 1995 to August, 1995

Fulfilled a summer internship in the petroleum industry. Duties included assisting in the execution of well formation acidizing and hydrofracturing, well cementation and completion, well abandonment, completing the Dowell internship manual, and working around the Worland, Wyoming district location in the chemical warehouse.

Floorman/Roughneck
Exeter Drilling Company
Denver, Colorado
Supervisor: Mr. Tom Coons
June, 1994 to August, 1994

Worked on an oil and gas drilling rig. Duties included general servicing, lubrication, and cleaning of oil and gas drilling rigs. Assisted in the execution of drill pipe connections and for trips in and out of the well bore, and setting up and taking down the rig during site moves.


PROFESSIONAL AWARDS AND SERVICE

  • Wagner Medal of Excellence for DRI Scholars in the Early Stages of Career Development, 2010.
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Graduate Program of Hydrologic Sciences, University of Nevada, Reno, 2007-2008.
  • Reviewer for: Engineering Geology, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Journal of Computational Physics, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, Journal of Geophysical Research, Journal of Structural Geology, National Science Foundation, U.S. Geological Survey, Vadose Zone Journal and Water Resources Research.
  • DOE UGTA Technical Working Group Numerical Modeling Subcommittee: January 2011 to present.
  • DOE UGTA Yucca Flat Preemptive Review Committee: June 2011 to present.

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Geophysical Union
  • Geological Society of America
  • Geothermal Resources Council
  • International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS): Predictions in Ungauged Basins
  • International Geothermal Association
  • National Ground Water Association
  • Nevada Water Resources Association
  • Soil Science Society of America