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


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 (July 13, 2017).
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.
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 36, no. 1 (March 2017): 195-217.
Piper, LR, Cross, WF, and McGlynn, BL. "Colimitation and the coupling of N and P uptake kinetics in oligotrophic mountain streams." Biogeochemistry 132, no. 1-2 (January 2017): 165-184.


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)