Welcome to the Virginia Tech Watershed Hydrology Lab website. The lab is directed by Dr. Kevin McGuire. We are pleased that you are interested in learning more about us.
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.
JP resting after digging some soil pits.
Kevin and Stephen Schoenholtz as it begins to rain (Photo: G. Schoenholtz).
Geoff Schwaner (hydroped technician) dragging the antenna.
Show and tell at an intensive hillslope hydrology monitoring site.
Tyler check suspended sediment samplers on Stroubles Creek.
JP Gannon and Scott Bailey sampling a groundwater seep at Hubbard Brook.
Virginia stream in Giles County.
Digging through ice to try and find a stream.
JP installing groundwater wells.
WS3 in the fall.
Joel with bore-hole permeameter.
Jennie’s surprise field day began with promise and ended wet, cold, and with a ton of samples!
Pleasant View Farm Crew, 2012
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.
Kris on a forest road at Reynolds Homestead.
Kris wetting dirt bags!
Watershed 3 summer crew – 2011.
Watershed 3 soils crew, summer 2009.
The Hubbard Brook Hydropedology Team.
Cody running the total station.
Kevin and Charley at rain gauge clearing at Coweeta (G. Schoenholtz).
Hubbard Brook Hydropedology team at a rainy day meeting.
Maggie Burns doing slug tests in her wells.
Cody coloring soils.
JP’s hole isn’t deep enough yet!