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