Kevin J. McGuire

Virginia Tech
Virginia Water Resources Research Center and Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation
College of Natural Resources and Environment
210B Cheatham Hall (0444)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Telephone: (540) 231-6017
FAX: (540) 231-6673

Ph.D. Oregon State University, Forest Engineering (Hydrology), 2004
M.S. The Pennsylvania State University, Forest Resources, 1999
B.S. Susquehanna University, Environmental Science, 1997

Professional Positions:
  • Associate Professor & Associate Director (2009-present), Virginia Water Resources Research Center & Department of Forest Resources Environmental Conservation, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
  • Assistant Professor of Hydrology (2005-2008), Center for the Environment, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
  • Research Hydrologist (2005-2008), USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Durham, NH
  • Post-doctoral fellow (2004-2005), School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
  • Graduate Research Assistant (2000-2004), Department of Forest Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
  • Research Assistant (1999), Environmental Resources Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • Graduate Assistant (1997-1999), School of Forest Resources, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

  • Research Interests and Activities:
    Watershed hydrology, hydropedology, ecological and hydrological process linkages, runoff generation processes, tracer and isotope applications in hydrology, scale issues, land use and climate change effects on water resources, forest watershed management

    Selected Publications:

    Morse, J.L., Werner, S.F., Gillin, C., Goodale, C.L., Bailey, S.W., McGuire, K.J., Groffman, P.M. 2014. Searching for biogeochemical hotspots in three dimensions: soil C and N cycling in hydropedologic settings in a northern hardwood forest. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, doi: 10.1002/2013JG002589.

    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.

    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.

    Tetzlaff, D., Soulsby, C., Buttle, J., Capell, R., Carey, S. K., Laudon, H., McDonnell, J., McGuire, K., Seibert, S., and Shanley, J., 2013. Catchments on the Cusp? Structural and functional change in northern ecohydrology, Hydrological Processes, 27(5): 766-764.

    Ali, G., Oswald, C.J., Spence, C., Cammeraat, E.L.H., McGuire, K.J., Meixner, T. and Reaney, S.M., 2013. Towards a unified threshold-based hydrological theory: necessary components and recurring challenges. Hydrological Processes, 27(2): 313-318.

    Laudon, H., Tetzlaff, D., Soulsby, C., Carey, S., Seibert, J., Buttle, J., Shanley, J., McDonnell, J. J., and McGuire, K., 2013. Change in winter climate will affect dissolved organic carbon and water fluxes in mid- to high latitude catchments, Hydrological Processes, 27(5): 700-709, doi: 10.1002/hyp.9686.

    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. (invited) 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.

    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.

    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., 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.

    Tetzlaff, D., Seibert, J., McGuire, K.J., Laudon, H., Burns, D.A., Dunn, S.M., Soulsby, C., 2009. How does landscape structure influence catchment transit time across different geomorphic provinces? Hydrological Processes, 23(6): 945-953.

    Huntington, T.G., Richardson, A.D., McGuire, K.J., Hayhoe, K., 2009. Climate and hydrological changes in the northeastern United States: recent trends and implications for forested and aquatic ecosystems. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 39(2): 199-212.

    Tetzlaff, D., McDonnell, J.J., Uhlenbrook, S., McGuire, K.J., Bogaart, P.W., Naef, F., Baird, A.J., Dunn, S.M., Soulsby C., 2008. Conceptualizing catchment processes: simply too complex? Hydrological Processes, 22(11): 1727-1730.

    Co-Authors and Collaborators:
    Bailey, Scott (USFS); Bullen, Tom (USGS); Likens, Gene (CIES); Laudon, Hjalmar (Umea); McDonnell, Jeff (OSU); McGlynn, Brian (Duke); Rebel, Karin (Utrecht); Ross, Don (UVM); Seibert, Jan (SLU); Shanley, Jamie (USGS); Soulsby, Chris (Aberdeen); Tetzaff, D. (Aberdeen); Wagener, T. (Bristol); Weiler, Markus (Freiburg); Zimmer, Maggie (Duke)

    Postdoctoral Associates:
    Charlene Kelly

    Graduate Students:
    Kris Brown, Rachel Cloutier (HBES), Joel Detty (HBES), Christian Doogan, Adam Finkelman (HBES), JP Gannon (HBES), Cody Gillin (HBES), Tyler Kreider

    Graduate Advisor:
    Jeff McDonnell (Ph.D.); Dave DeWalle (M.S.)

    Role at the Hubbard Brook:
    Hubbard Brook REU site PI (2008-2009)

    Title at Hubbard Brook:
    Principal Investigator