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