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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.

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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Creating a research brand – advice from my Ph.D. advisor published today in Science

Published in the working life section of Science, Jeff provides some good advice for early career academics – it’s “critical to find one’s focus and voice and have it heard—quickly.”  He discusses how early career scientists need to develop brand identity

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Contribution to new textbook on the critical zone

A new textbook called Principles and Dynamics of the Critical Zone was just published.  I co-authored a chapter of the book on Ecohydrology in the Critical Zone with Georgianne Moore, Peter Troch and Greg Barron-Gafford.  Here is the publisher’s description of the

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Summer 2015 at Hubbard Brook

It’s that time of year again…the Hubbard Brook Cooperator’s Meeting!  This year we celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest.  We had a record attendance at the meeting, and as usual, it was full of great talks and

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Two new papers on water travel times in catchments

Two new papers are available in Water Resources Research on water travel time estimation in catchments.  Both represent collaborations with colleagues to advance techniques in understanding the transient nature of travel time distributions.  We’re getting closer and closer to answering

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New paper on lidar DEM evaluation by Cody Gillin

Gillin, C.P., Bailey, S.W., McGuire, K.J., Prisley, S.P., 2015. Evaluation of lidar-derived DEMs through terrain analysis and field comparison, Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 81(5): 387-396, doi: 10.14358/PERS.81.5.387. Abstract Topographic analysis of watershed-scale soil and hydrological processes using digital elevation models

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New paper published on erosion modeling on forest roads

Kris Brown had another paper published.  The study evaluated the model Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP) in predicting event-based sediment yield and runoff for a series of rainfall experiments on six stream-crossing sections of forest roads with different intensities of best management practices.  For

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