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.
Jennie’s surprise field day began with promise and ended wet, cold, and with a ton of samples!
Tyler check suspended sediment samplers on Stroubles Creek.
Geoff Schwaner (hydroped technician) dragging the antenna.
Cody coloring soils.
Carrie relaxing in the Whites.
Amy at one of her reclamation sites.
Virginia stream in Giles County.
Summer 2016 REU Hydropedology Crew at Hubbard Brook
Cody running the total station.
Hubbard Brook Hydropedology team at a rainy day meeting.
JP Gannon and Scott Bailey sampling a groundwater seep at Hubbard Brook.
Maggie Burns doing slug tests in her wells.
Show and tell at an intensive hillslope hydrology monitoring site.
Hewlett hillslope at Coweeta set up for irrigation experiment.
JP resting after digging some soil pits.
JP installing groundwater wells.
WS3 in the fall.
Kevin and Charley at rain gauge clearing at Coweeta (G. Schoenholtz).
Pumping well samples during the main event. Soaked through but getting samples!!
Watershed 3 summer crew – 2011.
REU students (Tyler and Patricia) receiving some soils training from the State Soil Scientist.
JP’s hole isn’t deep enough yet!
Kevin and Stephen Schoenholtz as it begins to rain (Photo: G. Schoenholtz).
Kris on a forest road at Reynolds Homestead.
Joel with bore-hole permeameter.
Watershed 3 soils crew, summer 2009.
Pleasant View Farm Crew, 2012
Kris wetting dirt bags!