Nathan Gardiner

Assistant Professor, Chemistry 9 Month


Department

Chemistry

Additional Title

Professor of Geology

Courses Taught

Geol 1301 Earth Science 1
Geol 1302 Earth Science 2
Geol 1403 Physical Geology
Geol 1404 Historical Geology
Envr 1301 Environmental Science

Education

PhD in Geology May 2019

Texas A&M University College Station, Texas

Dissertation: Characterizing the Evolution of Fire Induced Hydrophobicity in the Post-fire Environment and Evaluation of Ash and Char as Potential Sources of Hydrophobicity – Advisor Bruce Herbert

 

M.S. in Soil Science December 2003

Texas A&M University College Station, Texas

Thesis: Spatial Association Between Root Length Density and Water Flow Paths in Highly Structured Soil – Advisor Kevin McInnes

B.S. in Conservation Biology August 2000

Brigham Young University Provo, Utah

Teaching Experience

2013 - Instructor for Physical Geology, Historical Geology, Earth Science I &II, Environmental Science

2013 Laboratory Instructor for Geology 420 - Environmental Geology

2012 Laboratory Instructor for Geology 101 - Physical Geology

2012 Teaching Assistant for Geology 405 - Geochemistry

2002 Laboratory Instructor for Soil Science 450 – Soil Physics

Professional Experience

Temple College Temple, Texas

Professor of Geology 2013 to present

Taught courses in Physical Geology, Historical Geology, Earth Science and Environmental Science.

 

Texas A&M University College Station, Texas

Research Associate 2009 to 2013

Conducted research as part of a geochemistry laboratory group. Research is focused on fire-induced soil water repellency and the role of ash and char in soil water repellency

 

SI Group Environmental Consulting College Station, Texas

Environmental Scientist/Project Manager 2004 to 2009

Projects include, contaminated soil and groundwater remediation, cleanup cost allocation, natural and biologic resource evaluation, emissions and air deposition modeling, statistical analysis of environmental data, permitting and compliance, preparation of expert reports and testimony

Professional Publications

Gardiner, N., Herbert, B. 2021. Formation and Evolution of Soil Water Repellency Following the Lost Pines Fire, Bastrop, Texas. In preparation

Gardiner, N., Herbert, B., 2021. Incorporation of Cedar Ash and Char as a Mechanism to Induce Soil Water Repellency. In preparation

Gardiner, N., Herbert, B., 2021. Using RUSLE to Predict Mass Wasting Following the Bastrop Fire. In preparation

Miller, C., Little, D., Bhasin, A., Gardiner, N., & Herbert, B. 2012. Surface Energy Characteristics and Impact of Natural Minerals on Aggregate-Bitumen Bond Strengths and Asphalt Mixture Durability. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, (2267), 45-55.

Professional Presentations

Gardiner, N., Herbert, B. 2013. Incorporating Water Repellent Soils into Post Fire Erosion Predictions - A Case Study. Abstract Book - 68th International SWCS Annual Conference

Gardiner, N.T., B.E. Herbert. 2011. Wildfire Induced Changes in Soil Properties. Soil Science Society of America Abstracts 2012: S07-300-4. Poster.

Gardiner, N.T., B.E. Herbert. 2011. Variations in PAM Effectiveness as an Erosion Control Method in Texas Coastal Soils as a Function of Soil Chemical Properties. Soil Science Society of America Abstracts 2011: S02-247-1. Poster.

Nobles, M.M., K.J. McInnes, N.T. Gardiner, and B.L. McMichael. 2002. Spatial Association Between Root Density and Water Flow Paths in Highly Structured Soil. Soil Science Society of America Abstracts 2002: S01-104905-Poster.

Gardiner, N.T, 2002. Spatial Association between Root Length Density and Water Flow Paths in Highly Structured Soil. Texas A&M University Soil and Crop Sciences Seminar. March 22, 2002.

Awards