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Dr. Kevin McGuire is an associate professor in the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation and the associate director for the Virginia Water Resources Research Center in the College of Natural Resources and Environment at Virginia Tech.

Dig, dig, dig…REU student video from the summer

Great group of undergraduate students from this summer’s Hubbard Brook REU program.  They liked to dig, dig, dig!

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Hubbard Brook walking tour from 50th anniversary

This Youtube video was recently posted from a field tour several of us gave during the 50th anniversary of the Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study.  There is good background on forested watershed studies, gaging streams, hydropedology, and local historical ecology at

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Welcome David!

A new student, David Lee, joined our lab this week.  David completed his B.S. at the University of Florida in environmental engineering in 2015. David was most recently working for the US Forest Service as a forestry technician/wilderness ranger and was

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Carrie awarded VWRRC grant and coauthored GRL paper on strontium isotope dendritic network models

Carrie Jensen was awarded a student seed grant through the Virginia Water Resources Research Center for her dissertation work on storm dynamics of expansion and contraction of temporary headwater streams.  Andy Dolloff, with the US Forest Service Southern Research Station and the

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New paper on streamflow response to forest management and increasing precipitation extremes

Dr. Charley Kelly, a former lab member and now with the Division of Forestry and Natural Resources, West Virginia University, had a paper accepted in Geophysical Research Letters this week.  The study re-examines several paired watershed studies from the Coweeta Hydrologic Lab,

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Carrie Jensen awarded CUAHSI Pathfinder Fellowship

Congratulations to Carrie on being selected for a CUAHSI 2015 Pathfinder Fellowship.  Carrie’s proposal titled, “Stream network expansion and contraction dynamics in headwater catchments throughout the Appalachian Highlands,” will be supported by CUAHSI (Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc.), which

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Special Issue in Hydrological Processes on tracer advances

Special Issue Tracer Advances Reviews
 Tracer advances in catchment hydrology (pages 5135–5138) Kevin J. McGuire and Jeffrey J. McDonnell Ecohydrological separation in wet, low energy northern environments? A preliminary assessment using different soil water extraction techniques (pages 5139–5152) Josie Geris,

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2015 AGU presentations

Here are the AGU presentation titles from the group this year: Carrie Jensen and Kevin McGuire, Active Stream Length Dynamics in Headwater Catchments Spanning Physiographic Provinces in the Appalachian Highlands, H11E-1385, Monday Morning, Moscone South – Poster Hall Scott Bailey, Kevin McGuire, Don

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New paper linking water age and solute dynamics at Hubbard Brook

Paolo Benettin’s paper was just accepted, which was the result of his study abroad visit here in the lab during the fall 2013 and spring 2014.  The manuscript explores water age-dependent transport in estimating weathering-derived solute export.   The model predicts water travel time dynamics

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New paper showing alternative source of stream dissolved organic carbon in a headwater catchment

JP Gannon just had another paper accepted in Water Resources Research this week.  The study suggests that dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in headwater streams may be generated from shallow to bedrock regions in the catchment, which mostly occur near the catchment divides

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