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


Smith, T, Hayes, K, Marshall, L, McGlynn, B, and Jencso, K. "Diagnostic calibration and cross-catchment transferability of a simple process-consistent hydrologic model." Hydrological Processes 30, no. 26 (December 30, 2016): 5027-5038.
Ward, AS, Kelleher, CA, Mason, SJK, Wagener, T, McIntyre, N, McGlynn, B, Runkel, RL, and Payn, RA. "A software tool to assess uncertainty in transient-storage model parameters using Monte Carlo simulations." Freshwater Science (December 12, 2016): 000-000.
Kalinin, A, Covino, T, and McGlynn, B. "The influence of an in-network lake on the timing, form, and magnitude of downstream dissolved organic carbon and nutrient flux." Water Resources Research 52, no. 11 (November 2016): 8668-8684.
Bergstrom, A, McGlynn, B, Mallard, J, and Covino, T. "Watershed structural influences on the distributions of stream network water and solute travel times under baseflow conditions." Hydrological Processes 30, no. 15 (July 15, 2016): 2671-2685.
Bergstrom, A, Jencso, K, and McGlynn, B. "Spatiotemporal processes that contribute to hydrologic exchange between hillslopes, valley bottoms, and streams." Water Resources Research 52, no. 6 (June 2016): 4628-4645.


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)