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