Welcome to the Virginia Tech Watershed Hydrology Lab website. The lab is directed by Dr. Kevin McGuire. Thanks for checking us out!
RESEARCH TOPICS: Watershed, hillslope, and forest hydrology; runoff generation processes; tracer and isotope applications in hydrology; land use and climate change effects on watershed processes and water quality; forest watershed management and effectiveness of best management practices; and interactions between hydrology and biogeochemistry.
Pleasant View Farm Crew, 2012
Watershed 3 soils crew, summer 2009.
JP installing groundwater wells.
JP Gannon and Scott Bailey sampling a groundwater seep at Hubbard Brook.
Watershed 3 summer crew – 2011.
The Hubbard Brook Hydropedology Team.
Geoff Schwaner (hydroped technician) dragging the antenna.
Virginia stream in Giles County.
Jennie’s surprise field day began with promise and ended wet, cold, and with a ton of samples!
Tyler check suspended sediment samplers on Stroubles Creek.
WS3 in the fall.
Maggie Burns doing slug tests in her wells.
Joel with bore-hole permeameter.
Hubbard Brook Hydropedology team at a rainy day meeting.
REU students (Tyler and Patricia) receiving some soils training from the State Soil Scientist.
Kevin and Stephen Schoenholtz as it begins to rain (Photo: G. Schoenholtz).
Pumping well samples during the main event. Soaked through but getting samples!!
Kevin and Charley at rain gauge clearing at Coweeta (G. Schoenholtz).
Digging through ice to try and find a stream.
Kris on a forest road at Reynolds Homestead.
Cody coloring soils.
JP resting after digging some soil pits.
Kris wetting dirt bags!
Show and tell at an intensive hillslope hydrology monitoring site.
Cody running the total station.
JP’s hole isn’t deep enough yet!