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Kevin J McGuire

Associate Professor of Hydrology

BS, 1997, Environmental Science, Susquehanna University; MS, 1999, Forest Resources, Penn State; PhD, 2004, Forest Engineering, Oregon State


Interest Areas: 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 interactions between hydrology and biogeochemistry.

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Teaching Responsibilities
  • FOR 3104 Principles of Watershed Hydrology
  • FOR 4354 Forest Soils and Hydrology
  • FOR 5144 Hillslope and Watershed Hydrology
  • FOR 5984 Stable Isotopes in Ecology and Hydrology
Selected Research Projects
  • Landform controls on hydrologic flowpaths and pedogenesis for predicting solute retention and export from pedon to catchment scales, NSF EAR
  • Water Quality Impacts in Forested Watersheds of Virginia – Forest Roads, Virginia Department of Forestry, National Council for Air and Stream Improvement
  • Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, NSF LTER
  • Mineland reforestation and water quality project, Powell River Project
Select Publications
  • Wexler, S.K., Goodale, C.L., McGuire, K.J., Bailey, S.W., Groffman, P.M. 2014. Isotopic signals of summer denitrification in a northern hardwood forested catchment, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1404321111.
  • Gannon, J.P., Bailey, S.W., McGuire, K.J. 2014. Organizing groundwater regimes and response thresholds by soils: A framework for understanding runoff generation in a headwater catchment, Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1002/2014WR015498.
  • Brown, K.R., McGuire, K.J., Aust, W.M., Hession, W.C., Dolloff, C.A. 2014. The effect of increasing gravel cover on forest roads for reduced sediment delivery to stream crossings, Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.10232.
  • McGuire, K.J., Torgersen, C.E., Likens, G.E., Buso, D.C., Lowe, W.H., Bailey, S.W. 2014. Network analysis reveals multiscale controls on streamwater chemistry. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(19):7030-7035, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1404820111.
  • Bailey, S.W., Brousseau, P.A., McGuire, K.J., Ross, D.S. 2014. Influence of landscape position and transient water table on soil development and carbon distribution in a steep, headwater catchment, Geoderma 226–227:279–289, doi: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2014.02.017.
  • McGuire, K. J., Sebestyen, S. D., Ohte, N. Elliott, E. M., Gomi, T., Green, M. B., McGlynn, B. L., Tokuchi, N., 2014. Merging perspectives in the catchment sciences: the US-Japan Joint Seminar on catchment hydrology and forest biogeochemistry, Hydrological Processes 28(5), 2878–2880, doi: 10.1002/hyp.10129.
  • Brown, K.R., Aust, W.M., McGuire, K.J., 2013. Sediment delivery from bare and graveled forest road stream crossing approaches in the Virginia Piedmont, Forest Ecology and Management, 310: 836-846, doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2013.09.031.
  • Zimmer, M.A., Bailey, S.W., McGuire, K.J. and Bullen, T.D., 2013. Fine scale variations of surface water chemistry in an ephemeral to perennial drainage network. Hydrological Processes, 27(24): 3438-3451, doi:10.1002/hyp.9449.
  • Wagener, T., Kelleher, C., Weiler, M., McGlynn, B., Gooseff, M., Marshall, L., Meixner, T., McGuire, K., Gregg, S., Sharma, P. and Zappe, S., 2012. It takes a community to raise a hydrologist: the Modular Curriculum for Hydrologic Advancement (MOCHA). Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 16(9): 3405-3418, doi: 10.5194/hess-16-3405-2012.
  • Laudon, H., Buttle, J., Carey, S.K., McDonnell, J., McGuire, K., Seibert, J., Shanley, J., Soulsby, C. and Tetzlaff, D., 2012. Cross-regional prediction of long-term trajectory of stream water DOC response to climate change. Geophysical Research Letters, 39(18): L18404, 10.1029/2012gl053033.
  • McGuire, K.J. and Likens, G.E. 2011.  Chapter 1. Historical roots of forest hydrology and biogeochemistry. In: Levia, D.F., Carlyle-Moses, D.E. and Tanaka, T. (Eds.), Forest Hydrology and Biogeochemistry: Synthesis of Past Research and Future Directions. Ecological Studies Series, No. 216, Part 1, pp. 3-26, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-1363-5_1.
  • McGuire, K.J., and McDonnell, J.J., 2010. Hydrological connectivity of hillslopes and streams: characteristic timescales and nonlinearities. Water Resources Research, 46, W10543, doi:10.1029/2010WR009341.
  • Carey S.K., Tetzlaff D., Seibert J., Soulsby C., Buttle J., Laudon H., McDonnell J., McGuire K., Caissie D., Shanley J., Kennedy M., Devito K., Pomeroy J.W., 2010. Inter-comparison of hydro-climatic regimes across northern catchments: synchronicity, resistance and resilience. Hydrological Processes, 24(24): 3591-3602. doi:10.1002/hyp.7880.
  • Detty, J.M., McGuire, K.J., 2010. Threshold changes in storm runoff generation at a till mantled headwater catchment. Water Resources Research, 46, W07525, doi:10.1029/2009WR008102.
  • Detty, J. M., and McGuire, K.J., 2010. Topographic controls on groundwater dynamics: implications for hydrologic connectivity between hillslopes and riparian zones in a till mantled catchment. Hydrological Processes, 24(16): 2222 – 2236. doi:10.1002/hyp.7656.
  • McDonnell, J., McGuire, K., Aggarwal, P., Beven, K., Biondi, D., Destouni, G., Dunn, S., James, A., Kirchner, J., Kraft, P., Lyon, S., Maloszewski, P., Newman, B., Pfister, L., Rinaldo, A., Rodhe, A., Sayama, T., Seibert, J., Solomon, K., Soulsby, C., Stewart, M., Tetzlaff, D., Tobin, C., Troch, P., Weiler, M., Western, A., Wörman, A., Wrede, S., 2010. How old is the water? Open questions in catchment transit time conceptualization, modelling and analysis. Hydrological Processes, 24(12): 1745-1754. doi:10.1002/hyp.7796.
  • McGuire, K.J. and McDonnell, J.J., 2007. Stable isotope tracers in watershed hydrology. In: K. Lajtha and R. Michener (Editors), Stable Isotopes in Ecology and Environmental Science, 2nd Edition. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK, pp. 334-374. doi:10.1002/9780470691854.ch11.
  • McGuire, K.J., Weiler, M., McDonnell, J.J., 2007. Integrating tracer experiments with modeling to assess runoff processes and water transit time. Advances in Water Resources, 30(4): 824-837. doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2006.07.004.
  • Wagener , T., Weiler, M., McGlynn, B., Gooseff, M., Meixner, T., Marshall, L., McGuire, K., McHale, M., 2007. Taking the pulse of hydrology education. Hydrological Processes, 21(13): 1789-1792. doi:10.1002/hyp.6766.
  • McGuire, K.J., McDonnell, J.J., 2006. A review and evaluation of catchment transit time modeling. Journal of Hydrology, 330(3-4): 543-563. doi:10.1016/j.hydrol.2006.04.020.
  • McGuire, K.J., McDonnell, J., Weiler, M., Kendall, C., Welker, J., McGlynn, B., Seibert, J., 2005. The role of topography on catchment-scale water residence time. Water Resources Research, 41, W05002, doi:10.1029/2004WR003657.
  • McGuire, K.J., DeWalle, D.R., Gburek, W.J., 2002. Evaluation of mean residence time in subsurface waters using oxygen-18 fluctuations during drought conditions in the mid-Appalachians. Journal of Hydrology, 261(1-4): 132-149. doi:10.1016/S0022-1694(02)00006-9.
Professional Activities and Awards
  • Associate Editor, Hydrological Processes
  • Associated Editor, Journal of Environmental Quality
  • Faculty Advisor for VT AWRA Student Chapter
  • Faculty Advisor for Xi Sigma Pi
  • American Geophysical Union
  • International Association for Hydrological Sciences
  • American Water Resources Association
  • Hubbard Brook LTER Committee of Scientists
  • Water Quality Academic Advisory Committee VA DEQ
  • Xi Sigma Pi
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Gamma Sigma Delta
  • Agricultural Honor Society
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