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Dr. Kevin McGuire

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Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation

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Dr. McGuire’s research program at Virginia Tech focuses on hydrological processes that affect the routing, storage, and age of water contributing to the generation of streamflow. He is interested in how pathways of water influence biogeochemical cycling and how land use and environmental change effect watershed processes and water quality. Throughout his career, Dr. McGuire has worked within the National Science Foundation’s Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program and is now primarily working at the Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study LTER. He and his group of collaborators are examining the interacting roles of soil development, weathering, and water flow to understand how forest ecosystems respond to a changing environment driven by air pollution, land management, and climate variability.

Dr. McGuire is associate director of the Virginia Water Resources Research Center and a professor in the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech. He has served on the editorial boards of Water Resources Research, Hydrological Processes, and the Journal of Environmental Quality. He is the chief specialty editor for the forest hydrology section of Frontiers in Forests and Global Change. He is a member of the American Geophysical Union and American Water Resources Association. Dr. McGuire has published more than 80 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters.

At Virginia Tech, Dr. McGuire teaches undergraduate courses in Principles of Watershed Hydrology and Forest Soil and Watershed Management. At the graduate level, he teaches Watershed Hydrology. Dr. McGuire coordinates the cross-college Watershed Management graduate certificate and Watershed Management undergraduate minor.