VT News story on new project about forest and water interactions in New Zealand

VT News Article The Forest Flows program will focus on developing methods to predict and optimize water use and supply in planted forests to answer the questions: Where is the water? Where is it going? And who gets to use it? This new project will involve collaborators in New Zealand, Australia, and institutions in the …

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Ph.D. Assistantship in Hydrology and Biogeochemistry – Virginia Tech

We are recruiting a Ph.D. student to work on a project related to nitrogen cycling and hydrology in forested catchments beginning fall 2020. The student will join a large collaborative team with opportunities for work in New Zealand and at the USDA Forest Service Coweeta Hydrologic Lab.  Preference given to students with a M.S. in …

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New project focusing on forest-water interactions in New Zealand

We are beginning a new study as collaborators on a large project in New Zealand led by Scion, which is a government-owned company that carries out scientific research for the benefit of New Zealand. In this study, we will be examining competition for water between forests and downstream users. Read more about this project here …

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Summer kick-off at Hubbard Brook

We’ve had a busy couple of weeks at Hubbard Brook.  Last week was the beginning of the REU program.  We have two excellent students, Nathaniel Rasnake and Delaney Peterson, from Virginia Tech who are both working on our lateral weathering project.  This week was the LTER site mid-term review of the Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study.  …

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Here is a list of our AGU 2018 presentations

Transit Time Distributions on a Boreal Catchment Using a 14 Year Data Time Series, H13J-1867 Monday, 10 December 2018, 13:40 – 18:00 Decoupled Water and Nitrate Transport Downslope and across the Terrestrial-Aquatic Interface, B24A-02  Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 16:15 – 16:30 Quantifying Mineral Weathering Across Lateral Gradients Using a Whole-Regolith Approach, H21K-1797 Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 08:00 …

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Congrats Carrie!

Carrie Jensen successfully defended her dissertation on temporary streams. We’re proud of her and wish her well as she moves on to new things.  Special thanks to her committee for their help and support: Andy Dolloff, Daniel McLaughlin, Durelle Scott, and Yang Shao.

PhD Assistantship in Biogeochemistry at Virginia Tech for a project at Hubbard Brook

We are seeking applicants for a Ph.D. research assistantship in the biogeochemistry of forested ecosystems.  Research will focus on the fate and transport of weathering products across spatial gradients within watersheds.  Project goals include characterizing dynamic solute fluxes that will help us understand how ecosystems respond to and recover from different global change drivers. The …

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New Hubbard Brook hydro and hydropedology papers from the group

Our graduate students and collaborators on Hubbard Brook projects have several new papers now available online. Bourgault, R. R., Ross, D. S., Bailey, S. W., McGuire, K. J., Gannon, J. P., 2017. Redistribution of soil metals and organic carbon via lateral flowpaths at the catchment scale in a glaciated upland setting, Geoderma, 307:238–252, doi: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2017.05.039. …

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Carrie’s manuscript on temporary stream dynamics in the Appalachians

Carrie Jensen’s first paper was accepted in Hydrological Processes this week.  Her work is about characterizing the spatial and temporal dynamics of headwater stream wetting and drying.  This manuscript documents patterns of stream network expansion, contraction, and disconnection in watersheds from New England, Appalachian Plateau, Valley and Ridge, and Blue Ridge physiographic regions.  Her research …

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Getting ready for the Gordon Conference

We’re in the final throws of planning for the Gordon Research Conference on Catchment Science.  The last day to apply is in one week (May 28).  We have a great set of speakers, discussion leaders, and participants. This meeting promises to be stimulating and one that shouldn’t be missed!  The schedule is posted here: https://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?id=12331. The Gordon Research …

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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 Hubbard Brook.  Mark Green (USFS & Plymouth State), JP Gannon (Western Carolina University), Nick Grant …

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