An environmental scientist, Nathaniel has experience developing and implementing environmental DNA (eDNA) methodology for improving biological assessments. His enthusiasm for innovation and biodiversity is contagious—he is always searching for new ways to assess biological communities through a collaborative approach.
Nathaniel has a masters from the University of Texas where he aided in unionid freshwater mussel conservation by studying the interaction between host fish and unionid mussel larvae. Nathaniel obtained his PhD from the University of Toledo, where he developed eDNA methods for the early detection of invasive dreissenids (zebra and quagga mussels) and implemented eDNA metabarcoding for the description of entire aquatic macroinvertebrate communities.
When Nathaniel is not working, he enjoys walks with his two dogs—a husky named Yeti and a lab mix named Miggy.