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