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