Comings & Goings - Fall 2005

Network News Fall 2005, Vol. 18 No. 2
News Briefs

Kevin McGuire recently joined Hubbard Brook through a collaborative appointment that is jointly supported through the USDA Forest Service and the Center for the Environment at Plymouth State University (PSU). The Center for the Environment is a new research, outreach, and education program focused on regional environmental issues in New England. Kevin is an assistant professor of hydrology at PSU and is teaching several new courses in the new environmental science and policy Master of Science program where he will use the Hubbard Brook LTER as a field laboratory. He holds a Ph.D. in forest engineering (hydrology) from Oregon State University and completed his dissertation work at the H.J. Andrews LTER. His research interests focus on understanding how water moves through terrestrial ecosystems and into the stream environment. Kevin's approach combines field experiments using natural and artificial tracers, geochemistry, and hydrologic measurements with simple models at the hillslope and watershed scales. The overall goal of his work is to develop better conceptual models of watershed hydrological processes that can assist with management applications and in understanding environmental change and variability.

Jenna Guarino became Director of Education at the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation (HBRF) in September 2005. HBRF is a nonprofit organization that supports ecosystem research, long-term monitoring, and education at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in Woodstock, NH. Jenna spent 13 years at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science, where she served as the Director of Education and Environmental Citizenship Program. For over 20 years, she has developed curricula, taught student field studies, trained teachers in ecological education and conducted watershed studies with teachers and students in Africa and the Middle East. Jenna received a Master of Science degree in Environmental Education from the University of Michigan (1989), where she co-founded the Global Rivers Environmental Education Network (GREEN).