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


Kaiser, KE, and McGlynn, BL. "Nested Scales of Spatial and Temporal Variability of Soil Water Content Across a Semiarid Montane Catchment." Water Resources Research 54, no. 10 (October 1, 2018): 7960-7980.

Zimmer, MA, and McGlynn, BL. "Lateral, Vertical, and Longitudinal Source Area Connectivity Drive Runoff and Carbon Export Across Watershed Scales." Water Resources Research 54, no. 3 (March 2018): 1576-1598.

Seybold, E, and McGlynn, B. "Hydrologic and biogeochemical drivers of dissolved organic carbon and nitrate uptake in a headwater stream network." Biogeochemistry 138, no. 1 (March 1, 2018): 23-48.

Smith, T, Marshall, L, and McGlynn, B. "Typecasting catchments: Classification, directionality, and the pursuit of universality." Advances in Water Resources 112 (February 2018): 245-253.

Kaiser, KE, McGlynn, BL, and Dore, JE. "Landscape analysis of soil methane flux across complex terrain." Biogeosciences 15, no. 10 (2018): 3143-3167.

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)