Brian McGlynn

Brian McGlynn

Professor of Watershed Hydrology & Biogeosciences

Primary Appointment

Earth & Ocean Sciences Division

Our field-based research focuses on the spatial and temporal scaling of hydrological and ecological processes across natural and disturbed watersheds and stream networks.

In The News


Zimmer, MA, and McGlynn, BL. "Bidirectional stream-groundwater flow in response to ephemeral and intermittent streamflow and groundwater seasonality." Hydrological Processes 31, no. 22 (October 30, 2017): 3871-3880.

Reyes, WM, Epstein, HE, Li, X, McGlynn, BL, Riveros-Iregui, DA, and Emanuel, RE. "Complex terrain influences ecosystem carbon responses to temperature and precipitation." Global Biogeochemical Cycles 31, no. 8 (August 2017): 1306-1317.

Nippgen, F, Ross, MRV, Bernhardt, ES, and McGlynn, BL. "Creating a More Perennial Problem? Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Enhances and Sustains Saline Baseflows of Appalachian Watersheds." Environmental science & technology 51, no. 15 (August 2017): 8324-8334.

Zimmer, MA, and McGlynn, BL. "Ephemeral and intermittent runoff generation processes in a low relief, highly weathered catchment." Water Resources Research 53, no. 8 (August 2017): 7055-7077.

Recent Grants


ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects (ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects)
ENVIRON 899: Master's Project (ENVIRON 899: Master's Project)
EOS 791: Independent Study (EOS 791: Independent Study)
EOS 393: Research Independent Study (EOS 393: Research Independent Study)

Contact Information

3115 Environment Hall
Durham, NC 27708
Box 90328, Environment Hall 3115
Durham, NC 27708-0328


Ph.D., State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (2002)
M.S., State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (1997)
A.B., Gettysburg College (1993)