KevinKevin McGuire, Group leader, Associate Professor of Hydrology and Associate Director of the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.
JP GannonJohn (JP) Gannon, Ph.D. candidate (M.S., VT 2009), Interactions between hillslope hydrology, soil development, and stream chemistry at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, NH (Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation)
KrisKristopher Brown, Ph.D. candidate (M.S., LSU 2010), Forest roads and water quality best management practices in Virginia (co-chair, Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation)
PaoloPaolo Benettin, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Padova, Italy

Former Students and Associates of the Lab

Patricia Brousseau, B.S. (2008 REU), A catchment scale analysis of the interactions between physiographic position, hydrological flowpaths and soil profile development, completed M.S. at Virginia Tech in the Strahm Lab.

Maggie Burns, B.S. student, (2011 REU, fall/spring 2011-2012), Hydrological and geochemical characterization of C horizon in a glacial till headwater catchment, completed B.S. at University of Maine, now at UC-Boulder

Rachel Cloutier, M.S. (non-thesis) (2010) The effect of upland and near-stream geomorphology on hyporheic exchange, Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, now at Third Planet Windpower, Waterbury, VT

Joel Detty, M.S. (2008), Threshold changes in shallow subsurface hydrology at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, now at Normandeau Associates, Inc., Bedford, NH

Christian Doogan, M.S. (2010), Landscape controls on stream chemistry variability in the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest and White Mountains of New Hampshire

Cody Gillin, M.S., (2013), Digital terrain analysis to predict soil spatial patterns at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, now at Trout Unlimited, Wenatchee, WA

Kaitland Harvey, B.S. student (2009 REU), Can near-stream soil development patterns define a riparian zone in WS3, completed B.S. at University of Kentucky in Natural Resource Conservation and Management, now is teaching in secondary education.

Matt Kadak, B.S. student, fall/spring 2011-2012. Project: Infiltration and runoff processes from forest roads in the Piedmont. (Dept. Geography, Watershed Management Minor)

Charlene Kelly, postdoctoral associate, Interactions between climate and forest management: implications for headwater stream hydrology from the Coweeta paired watershed experiments, now Assistant Professor at Western Carolina University.

Tyler Kreider, B.S. (2008 REU), Patterns of stream channel wet-up and dry-down in relation to their landscape position, channel slope, channel substrate, and degree of channel incision, completed B.S. at SUNY-ESF Forest Engineering

Tyler Kreider, M.S. (2012), Rare earth elements as a tracer to understand sediment fate and transport in small streams, now at Kleinschmidt Associates.

Courtney Reijo, M.F. (2012), Influence of Riparian Topography in Predicting Nitrogen Loads in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed: An Application of SPARROW Modeling, now at University of Florida, Ph.D. program.

Janet Towse, M.S. (non-thesis) (2010), Assessing the pre- and post-condition of soil and water resources at the Ore Hill Mine CERCLA site, now at Center for Environmental Health Sciences, Dartmouth College

Maggie Zimmer, B.S. (2009 REU & 2010 intern), An evaluation of surface water sources using spatial and temporal variations in stream chemistry in a headwater catchment, now at Duke University

International Visitors

Susan Kok, M.S. student, Global Change and Ecosystem ProgramUtrecht University, Netherlands, April 2013-August 2013.

Matthias Sprenger, Ph.D. student, Institute of Hydrology, Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany, December 2013.

Dr. Kerstin Stahl, Research Scientist, Institute of Hydrology, Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany, October 2012-December 2012.

Prof. Dr. Markus Weiler, Professor of Hydrology/Director, Institute of Hydrology, Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany, October 2012-December 2012.

Join the group!

If you are interested in joining the group, please send an email to Dr. McGuire and include the following information:

  • a detailed explanation of the reason you want to attend graduate school or work in the group and why the group and program are a good fit for you,
  • an indication of your research interests, and
  • a description of your previous research experience.

Current announcements are usually posted here. Please also include a resume or CV and an unofficial copy of your transcripts. Prospective graduate students are encouraged to set up a phone call and/or visit campus. Students interested in undergraduate research opportunities should contact me as well.

Photos from the group

Balancing the total station
Balancing the total station
Recording data
Collecting a survey point
Attempting a bug-free lunch