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