Donald M. "Matt" Reeves, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Geological Sciences
Office: CPISB 301J
University of Nevada, RenoPh.D. Hydrogeology
University of Montana, Missoula
Montana State University, Bozeman
B.S. Soils and Environmental Science
GEOL A115 Environmental Geology
GEOL A440/A640 Hydrogeology
GEOL A445/A645 Geothermal Energy
GEOL A490/A690 Environmental Field Methods
GEOL A490/A690 Contaminant Transport
GEOL A490 Water in the Environment
Dr. Reeves' primary research interests include the investigation of fluid flow, heat and solute transport through geologic media and the use of non-local, fractional-order equations to describe anomalous flow and transport behavior within natural systems. Dr. Reeves is also interested in fractured rock hydrology, geomechanics, geothermal reservoir characterization and simulation, ground water-surface water interaction, hydraulic fracturing, and integrated surface water-ground water models to forecast climate change impacts on basin-scale water resources.
Fractured Rock Hydrology
Rock Fracture Mechanics
Parashar, R. and D.M. Reeves, Dispersive characteristics of particles in two‐dimensional fracturenetworks, Physical Review E (in preparation).
Reeves, D.M. and R. Parashar, Fault connectivity and flow patterns in rock masses with spatialclustering, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences (in preparation).
Pohll, G.M. and D.M. Reeves, Conceptual and numerical model of hot spring circulation withinthe Black Rock Desert, Nevada, Geothermics (in preparation).
Parashar, R. and D.M. Reeves, Mapping of fractures on continuum grids for improvedcomputation of flow and transport, Computational Geosciences (in preparation).
Zhang, Y., L. Chen, D.M. Reeves, B. Baeumer, and H.‐G. Sun, Tempered‐stable models forsubsurface stormflow within heterogeneous hillslopes, Geophysical Research Letters (inpreparation).
Parashar, R. and D.M. Reeves (2015), Ground water sustainability of aquifers in fracturedbedrock, In: Sustainable Water Resources Management, Eds. A. Bardossy, S. Rao, C.S.P.Ojha, and T. Zhang, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), accepted.
Reeves, D.M., R. Parashar, G. Pohll, and R. Carroll (2014), The use of DFN concepts in understanding hillslope drainage in fractured rock, International Discrete Fracture Network Engineering Conference, DFNE 2014-277, Vancouver, Canada, October 19-22.
Zhang, Y., L. Chen, D.M. Reeves, and H.-G. Sun (2014), A fractional-order tempered-stable continuity model to capture surface water runoff, Journal of Vibration and Control, doi: 10.1177/1077546314557554.
Reeves, D.M., R. Parashar, K. Pohlmann, C. Russell, and J. Chapman (2014), Development and calibration of dual-permeability models with discontinuous fault networks, Vadose Zone Journal, 13(8), doi:10.2136/vzj2013.10.0183.
Reeves, D.M., R. Parashar, K. Pohlmann, E.M. LaBolle, Y. Zhang, C. Russell, and J. Chapman (2014), 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 Symposia, March 2-6, Phoenix, AZ.
Sun, H.-G., Y. Zhang, W. Chen, and D.M. Reeves (2014), Use of a variable-index fractional-derivative model to capture transient dispersion in heterogeneous media, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 157, 47-58, doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2013.11.002.
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, R. Carroll, T. Badger, K. Willoughby (2013), Practical guidelines for horizontal hillslope drainage networks in fractured rock, Engineering Geology, 163, 132-143, doi:10.1016/j.enggeo.2013.05.001.
Huntington, J., R. Niswonger, S. Rajagopal, Y. Zhang, M. Gardner, C.G. Morton, D.M. Reeves, D. McGraw, and 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, June 8-11, Golden, CO.
Reeves, D.M., R. Parashar, K. Pohlmann, J. Chapman, and C. Russell (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, June 8-11, Golden, CO.
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, 11(6), 634-645, 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 Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, SGP-TR-198.
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: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, 48, 6, 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, 236, 18, 4712-4724, 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.
Reeves, D.M. and R. Parashar (2011), A numerical investigation of soil-bedrock interface flow impedance, Proceedings of MODFLOW and MORE 2011: Integrated Hydrology Modeling, June 5-8, Golden, CO.
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 Hydrology Modeling, June 5-8, Golden, CO.
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 Hydrology Modeling, June 5-8, Golden, CO.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.