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


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.
Zimmer, MA, and McGlynn, BL. "Time-lapse animation of hillslope groundwater dynamics details event-based and seasonal bidirectional stream-groundwater gradients." Hydrological Processes 31, no. 10 (May 15, 2017): 1983-1985.
Rinderer, M, McGlynn, BL, and van Meerveld, HJ. "Groundwater similarity across a watershed derived from time-warped and flow-corrected time series." Water Resources Research 53, no. 5 (May 2017): 3921-3940.


ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects (ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects)
EOS 723: Landscape Hydrology (EOS 723: Landscape Hydrology)
EOS 323: Landscape Hydrology (EOS 323: Landscape Hydrology)
ENVIRON 899: Master's Project (ENVIRON 899: Master's Project)
EOS 791: Independent Study (EOS 791: 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)