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 stationed on the Eldorado National Forest in Pollock Pines, CA. David will be working on a project …

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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 Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Tech, is her Co-PI on the grant. …

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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, but focuses on high flows, low flows, and interactions with precipitation patterns. Abstract: Increases in extreme …

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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 will provide her with an opportunity to enhance her dissertation project to include the Fernow Experimental Forest …

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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, Doerthe Tetzlaff, Jeffrey McDonnell, James Anderson, Graeme Paton and Chris Soulsby A preliminary assessment of …

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Winter is Coming

I have been going to Coweeta every one or two weeks for the past two months to monitor sprinkling events on the soil model. Although I am measuring only one thing, water, being precise is actually very difficult. There are 5 high-resolution tipping buckets on the hillslope to measure samples of input and one large …

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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 Ross, Moving the Watershed Ecosystem Approach Beyond the Black Box with Sensor Technologies and New Conceptual …

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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 from water stable isotope data and represents geochemical dissolution at the catchment-scale as a simple first-order kinetic …

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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 and channel heads.  The study also suggests that hydropedological patterns are critical to understanding DOC …

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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 and reinforce this brand as much as possible.  Defining the optimal degree of focus and …

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