Welcome to the Virginia Tech Watershed Hydrology Lab website. The lab is directed by Dr. Kevin McGuire. Thanks for checking us out!
RESEARCH TOPICS: Watershed, hillslope, and forest hydrology; runoff generation processes; tracer and isotope applications in hydrology; land use and climate change effects on watershed processes and water quality; forest watershed management and effectiveness of best management practices; and interactions between hydrology and biogeochemistry.
See also Cross-Boundary Biogeosciences @VT and the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.
JP Gannon and Scott Bailey sampling a groundwater seep at Hubbard Brook.
Cody coloring soils.
Watershed 3 soils crew, summer 2009.
Pleasant View Farm Crew, 2012
Virginia stream in Giles County.
REU students (Tyler and Patricia) receiving some soils training from the State Soil Scientist.
Watershed 3 summer crew – 2011.
Summer 2016 REU Hydropedology Crew at Hubbard Brook
Cody running the total station.
Hewlett hillslope at Coweeta set up for irrigation experiment.
JP installing groundwater wells.
Kevin and Charley at rain gauge clearing at Coweeta (G. Schoenholtz).
Kris wetting dirt bags!
Hubbard Brook Hydropedology team at a rainy day meeting.
Geoff Schwaner (hydroped technician) dragging the antenna.
Amy at one of her reclamation sites.
Jennie’s surprise field day began with promise and ended wet, cold, and with a ton of samples!
WS3 in the fall.
JP’s hole isn’t deep enough yet!
Tyler check suspended sediment samplers on Stroubles Creek.
Kris on a forest road at Reynolds Homestead.
Maggie Burns doing slug tests in her wells.
Kevin and Stephen Schoenholtz as it begins to rain (Photo: G. Schoenholtz).
Show and tell at an intensive hillslope hydrology monitoring site.
JP resting after digging some soil pits.
Joel with bore-hole permeameter.
Pumping well samples during the main event. Soaked through but getting samples!!
Carrie relaxing in the Whites.