watersheds

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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New paper about how forests lose nitrogen through shallow groundwater flowpaths

In a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, McGuire working with a team from the Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study found clear evidence of nitrogen loss through denitrification in isolated shallow groundwater patches in a small watershed. The findings were somewhat of a surprise because denitrification has been so difficult to …

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Network chemistry patterns in headwater streams – new paper published in PNAS

In a new article published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, we show how high-resolution mapping and analysis of water chemistry throughout a headwater stream network reveals unexpected patterns in how flowing water interacts with the surrounding landscape at multiple spatial scales.  Here’s the abstract and a link to the paper: …

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Hydrological Processes Special Issue on North-Watch

A special issue of the journal Hydrological Processes called “Catchments in the future North: interdisciplinary science for sustainable management in the 21st Century” reports on the results from our North-Watch project.  This is a great collection of papers on the future of northern watershed hydrology and how these systems respond to changing climate.  Dr. McGuire is …

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Maggie Zimmer receives AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award

Congratulations to Maggie Zimmer, winner of a 2011 Outstanding Student Paper Award at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting.  Maggie presented her Hubbard Brook research that began with an REU project during the summer of 2010.  Maggie is now a graduate student at Syracuse University. Zimmer M., Bailey, S., McGuire, K., 2011. Fine scale variations of surface water …

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Hillslope hydrology undergraduate research opportunity at Hubbard Brook

The National Science Foundation is funding two REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) positions at Hubbard Brook this summer as part of the Long Term Ecological Research program (see the HBRF webpage for details or our opportunities webpage) ($5000 stipend for the summer + living expenses). One of the those positions is with our Hydropedology project and …

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Hydrolab Newbie

Greetings VT Hydro Lab members and followers! My name is Cody Gillin, and I’m the newest member of Kevin McGuire’s research team. I’ll spend the next two years learning all about hydropedology while pursuing a master’s degree. I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself, my background, and goals for my time at Virginia …

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Forest watershed management, water yield, and climate change

Charley presented a poster this week on our Coweeta Water Yield project at the 8th North American Forest Ecology Workshop held in Roanoke, VA.  She presented results from a modeling study where we investigated how forest management and climate change may interact to cause unexpected changes in water yield.  The extensive datasets from the paired watershed studies …

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Streamwater Nitrogen Dynamics in the Shenandoah National Park

    Todd Scanlon is visiting us this Monday and will give a seminar on stream nitrogen dynamics from the Shenandoah Watershed Study. More information about the seminar can be found on the VWRRC website. There will also be some time for faculty and students to speak with Todd from 2:00 to 3:30 in 136B …

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