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.
See also Cross-Boundary Biogeosciences @VT and the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.
JP Gannon and Scott Bailey sampling a groundwater seep at Hubbard Brook.
Tyler check suspended sediment samplers on Stroubles Creek.
Summer 2016 REU Hydropedology Crew at Hubbard Brook
WS3 in the fall.
Kevin and Charley at rain gauge clearing at Coweeta (G. Schoenholtz).
Kris wetting dirt bags!
Pleasant View Farm Crew, 2012
Watershed 3 soils crew, summer 2009.
JP’s hole isn’t deep enough yet!
Cody running the total station.
Watershed 3 summer crew – 2011.
JP resting after digging some soil pits.
Hewlett hillslope at Coweeta set up for irrigation experiment.
Show and tell at an intensive hillslope hydrology monitoring site.
Pumping well samples during the main event. Soaked through but getting samples!!
REU students (Tyler and Patricia) receiving some soils training from the State Soil Scientist.
Carrie relaxing in the Whites.
Kris on a forest road at Reynolds Homestead.
JP installing groundwater wells.
Kevin and Stephen Schoenholtz as it begins to rain (Photo: G. Schoenholtz).
Maggie Burns doing slug tests in her wells.
Cody coloring soils.
Jennie’s surprise field day began with promise and ended wet, cold, and with a ton of samples!
Virginia stream in Giles County.
Hubbard Brook Hydropedology team at a rainy day meeting.
Joel with bore-hole permeameter.
Amy at one of her reclamation sites.
Geoff Schwaner (hydroped technician) dragging the antenna.