McDonnell, Jeffrey

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Brief Bio

PhD, 1989, Forest Hydrology, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
MSc, 1985, Watershed Ecosystems, Trent University, Canada
BSc, 1983, Physical Geography, University of Toronto, Canada

Areas of Interest: 
  • Conceptualization of streamflow generation processes in steep terrain
  • Water flowpaths and slope stability
  • Isotope hydrology and water quality
Current Programs: 

Graduate Students

Luke Pangle (PhD)

Recent Publications: 

Burt, T., N, Howden, F. Worrall and J.J. McDonnell, 2011. On the value of long-term, low-frequency water quality sampling: avoiding throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Hydrological Processes, 25: 828-830, DOI: 10.1002.hyp.7961

Burt, T., G. Hancock and J.J. McDonnell, 2011. Where does the water go when it rains? Geography Review, 25(1): 38-41.

Gabrielli, C. and J.J. McDonnell, 2011. An inexpensive, portable high speed drill rig and  platform for bedrock groundwater studies in the headwaters. Hydrological Processes, DOI:10.1002/hyp.8212.

Goldsmith, G., L. Muñoz-Villers, F. Holwerda, J.J. McDonnell, H. Asbjornsen, and T. E. Dawson, 2011. Stable isotopes reveal linkages among ecohydrological processes in a seasonally dry tropical montane cloud forest. Ecohydrology, DOI: 10.1002/eco.268.

Hancock, G., K G Evans, J.J. McDonnell and L Hopp, 2011, Ecohydrological controls on soil erosion a landscape evolution. Ecohydrology, DOI: 10.1002/eco.241

Hopp, L. and J.J. McDonnell, 2011, Examining the role of throughfall patterns on subsurface stormflow generation. Journal of Hydrology, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.08.044.

Hopp, L., J.J. McDonnell and P. Condon, 2011. Measuring and modeling lateral subsurface flow in a soil cover over waste rock in a humid temperate environment. Vadose Zone Journal, doi:10.2136/vzj2010.0094

Jenerette, G.D, G. Barron-Gafford, A. Guswa, J.J. McDonnell and J Villegas, 2011. Organization of complexity in water limited ecohydrology. Ecohydrology, DOI: 10.1002/eco.217

Lanni C., R. Rigon and J.J. McDonnell, 2011. On the relative role of upslope and downslope topography for describing water flowpath and storage dynamics: a theoretical analysis. Hydrological Processes, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.8263.

McDonnell, J.J., 2011, Foreword,  to D. Levia, D. Carlyle-Moses and T. Tanaka (eds.) Forest Hydrology and Biogeochemistry: Synthesis of Past Research and Future Directions, Springer, 740pp.

McDonnell, J.J. and C. Kendall, 2011. Foreword, to Isotope Hydrology, Weizu Gu et al. (eds)., Science Press, Beijing (in Chinese), 1113pp.

Sayama, T., J.J. McDonnell, A. Dhakal and K. Sullivan, 2011. How much water can a watershed store? Hydrological Processes, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.8288

Recent Theses

Hale, V. Cody. 2011. Beyond the paired-catchment approach: isotope tracing to illuminate stockes, flows, transit times, and scaling. PhD. Oregon State University

Gabrielli, Christopher. 2011. The role of bedrock groundwater in rainfall-runoff response at hillslope and catchment scales. MS. Oregon State University

Barnard, Holly. 2009. Inter-relationships of vegetation, hydrology and micro-climate in a young, Douglas-fir forest. PhD. Oregon State University.

Graham, Christopher. 2009. A macroscale measurement and modeling approach to improve understanding of the hydrology of steep, forested hillslopes. PhD. Oregon State University.

van Verseveld, W.J. 2007. Hydro-biogeochemical coupling at the hillslope and catchment scale. PhD. Oregon State University.