Jeffrey J. McDonnell Version: 1/06
Department of Forest Engineering
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon USA
Tel: +1 541 737-8720, E-mail: Jeff.Mcdonnell@orst.edu
RICHARDSON CHAIR IN WATERSHED SCIENCE
Watershed hydrology, Runoff processes and modeling, Isotope hydrology, Watershed theory
1989 Ph.D., Forest Hydrology, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Dissertation: "The age, origin and pathway of subsurface stormflow in a steep
humid headwater catchment", 270p.
1985 M.Sc., Watershed Ecosystems, Trent University, Peterborough, Canada.
Thesis: "Snowcover ablation and meltwater runoff on a small Precambrian Shield
1983 B.Sc. (Honors), Physical Geography, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
Honors Thesis: "Storm waves, sediment flux and beach morphodynamics
in a barred nearshore zone, Wymbolwood Beach, Ontario", 110p.
1999- P.H., Registered Professional Hydrologist (reg’n #1506), American Institute of Hydrology.
Professor and Richardson Chair in Watershed Science, Department of Forest Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.
Associate Professor (1993-97) and Professor (1997-99) of Hydrology, State University
of New York (SUNY), College of Environmental Science and Forestry,
Syracuse, New York.
1989 93 Assistant Professor of Forest Hydrology, Watershed Science Unit, Department of
Forest Resources, Utah State University (adjunct Dept. Civil & Env. Engineering; adjunct Dept of Geography; Coordinator, NASA Earth System Science Education Program 1991-93)
1986 89 Tutor-in-Residence, University Hall, University of Canterbury
1983-86 Part-Time Technician (MPH Consulting Ltd. and Environmental
Applications Group Ltd) and Coastal Research SCUBA diver (University of Toronto)
Visiting Appointments and Fellowships:
2006 Collaborative Research Grant Fellow, University of Melbourne, Dept. of Civil and
2006 TU Delft Fellow and Visiting Professor, Delft, The Netherlands
2006 DIG Scholar, Dept. of Geography, University of Durham.
2005 STINT Fellow, Swedish National Science Foundation, University of Stockholm.
2004 Institute for the Study of Planet Earth Speaker, University of Arizona.
2003 Gledden Fellow, Center for Environmental Fluid Dynamics, University of Western Australia.
2000 Invited Visiting Professor, Institute of Hydrology, Freiburg University.
1999 Leverhulme Trust Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies, Bristol University.
1998 Hayward Fellow, LandCare New Zealand Ltd.
1997 Invited Visiting Hydrologist, LandCare New Zealand.
1997 Japan Science and Technology Agency (STA) Fellow, Japan Forestry and Forest
Products Research Institute
1989 Universities Space Research Association (USRA) Fellow, NASA Marshall Space Flight
2005 Elected to the International Water Academy, Oslo Norway
1998 Gordon Warwick Award, British Geomorphological Research Group.
1995 Scientific Literacy and Information Scholar Award, SUNY-ESF
1990 Warren Nystrom Award, Association of American Geographers
1987 Horton Research Grant, American Geophysical Union.
1987 Canterbury Earth Science Prize, Geological Society of New Zealand.
1986 Commonwealth Scholarship and Research Fellowship, New Zealand/Canada
1985 John B. Webb Memorial Trophy, Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists.
1984 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (declined)
John V. Tovee University Entrance Scholarship
2000 Dictionary of International Biography, Cambridge, 29th Edition.
Who’s Who in the World (17th Edition; 18th Edition).
Who's Who in America (54th Edition)
1997 Who’s Who in Science and Engineering (5th Edition).
2005- Associate Editor, Hydrology and Earth System Science, European Geophysical Union
2004- Editorial Board, Korean Journal of Forestry, Korean Forestry Association.
2003-05 Associate Editor, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE
2004- Editor-in-Chief, Benchmark Papers in Hydrological Sciences, Book Series, IAHS Press.
Senior Advisory Editor, Encyclopedia of Hydrology, John Wiley and Sons.
1999-05 Editor, Hydrological Processes, HPToday, John Wiley and Sons.
1999- Associate Editor, Hydrological Sciences Journal, IAHS Press.
1998-01 Editorial Advisory Board, Progress in Environmental Science, Edward Arnold.
1997- Associate Editor, Journal of Hydrology, Elsevier Science Publishers.
1995-98 Associate Editor, Water Resources Research, American Geophysical Union (AGU).
1994- Editorial Board Member, Hydrological Processes, John Wiley and Sons.
2002 Guest Co-editor, Hydrological Processes, Special Issue on Runoff Generation
2001 Guest Co-Editor, Hydrological Processes, Special Issue on Forest Hydrology and Biogeochemistry
International/National Committees and Commissions:
2006 Member, UNESCO PUB-HELP-FRIEND Technical Working Group
2005- Chair, Science Steering Group SSG, International Association of Hydrological
Sciences (IAHS) Prediction in Ungauged Basin (PUB) Initiative.
2004- Chair, Working Group on Watershed Instrumentation, UC Berkeley National
Hydrological Synthesis Center
2004- Chair, PUB Working Group on Slope Intercomparison Experiment (SLICE)
2004- Member, PUB Working Group on Hydrological Theory
2004- Member, UN Committee on IDP-PUB relations
2004- USA Representative, UNESCO HELP Program and network of hydrological
2003- Member, IAPSO-IAHS Joint Commission on Groundwater-Seawater Interactions
2002- Member, Science Steering Group SSG, International Association of Hydrological
Sciences (IAHS) Prediction in Ungauged Basin (PUB) Initiative.
2001-2003 Member, CUASHI Instruments Committee, AGU/NSF
2001-2005 President, IAHS International Commission on Tracers (ICT),
2000-04 Member, AGU Horton Research Grant Committee.
Member, Experts Group for IAEA-UNESCO-WMO Joint International Isotope
Hydrology Program (JIIHP).
President-Elect, IAHS International Commission on Tracers (ICT)
Member, Science Steering Committee SSC, IGBP Biospheric Aspects of the Hydrological Cycle (BAHC).
1998-00 Chair, Surface Water Committee, American Geophysical Union (AGU).
1996-2000 Member, UNESCO International Hydrological Program, Working
Group 6 - Hydrological Processes in the Humid Tropics.
1995-98 Deputy Chair, Surface Water Committee, American Geophysical Union (AGU).
1993-94 Member, New York City, Scientific Working Group on Hydrologically Sensitive Areas, New York City Water Supply, New York City, NY.
1991- Member, Surface Water Committee, American Geophysical Union (AGU).
1991-94 Wildland Erosion Committee, American Water Resources Association (AWRA)
1991-94 NASA Earth System Science Education Steering Committee, NASA.
1991-93 Chair, USU Global Change Fellowship Committee for U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Oak Ridge National Lab Associated Universities.
2005 Korean Sustainability of Water Resources Research Program, Seoul South Korea
2005 US Forest Service, Air and Water Research Logic Model review, Riverside CA.
National Science Foundation Annual Review Panel Member, Civil Infrastructure
1994-98 Research Center, Puerto Rico EPSCoR Program (annual review in Mayaguez)
1998-00 Advisory Board and Peer Review Panel, Adirondack Park Agency.
1996 Environmental Protection Agency Review Panel Member, Ecological Assessment
and Restoration Program, Washington, DC.
1995 McIntire-Stennis Review Panel, State of New York.
Keynote Addresses and Invited Talks at International Conferences:
2005 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Frontier Lecture on The Future of Runoff Generation in Gauged and Ungauged Basins, San Francisco
2005 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Session on Hydropedology, San Francisco
2005 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Session on Watershed Characterization, San Francisco
2005 Stockholm Water Conference, Session on Policy Implications of PUB, Stockholm, Sweden
2005 Sir Mark Oliphant Conference on Thresholds and Pattern Dynamics, Perth
2005 IAHS Symposium on Model Improvements Through Detailed Process Studies, Foz
2004 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Session on Process Heterogeneity and Model Predictability, San Francisco
2004 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Session on Experimental Catchments and
Observatories for Cold Season Hydrologic Analysis, San Francisco
2004 Geological Society of America, Session on Upcoming Revolutions in Observing Systems: Implications for Hydrogeology, Denver CO
2004 International Instrumented Watershed Symposium, Edmonton, Canada.
2004 American Geophysical Union Spring Meeting, Session on Runoff Processes Identification, Montreal**
2004 American Geophysical Union Spring Meeting, Session on Scale in Catchment
2004 European Geophysical Union, Session on Links Between Vadose Zone and Catchment
2003 Water and Environment 2003: Indian Water Resources Engineering Society, Bhopal
2003 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Session on Prediction in Ungauged Basins,
2003 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Session on Linkages Between Hydrology and
2003 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Session on Hillslope Hydrology
2003 International Association of Hydrological Sciences, Session on Parameter Estimation Techniques, Sapporo Japan
2003 IAEA 40th Anniversary Conference on Isotopes in Hydrology, Vienna Austria
2003 European Geophysical Society, Session on Tracers and Biogeochemistry, Nice France 2003 European Geophysical Society, Session on Prediction in Ungauged Basins, Nice
2001 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Session on Watershed Intercomparison, San Francisco**
2001 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Session on Non-Linear Geophysics, San Francisco
2001 IGBP Global Change Forum, Session on Mountains and Global Change, Amseterdam
2000 European Geophysical Union, Session on Mountain Hydrology, Nice France.
2000 IUFRO and UNESCO Symposium Forests-Water-People in the humid tropics
Past, Present and Future Hydrological Research for Integrated Land and
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1999 IAHS/IUGG, Session on Integrated Methods in Catchment Hydrology—Tracer, Remote Sensing and New Hydrometric Techniques, Birmingham, UK
1998 IUFRO Conference on Environmental Forest Science, Session on Progress of
Field Studies on the Water Cycle in Forests, Kyoto Japan.
Properties, Terrain Features, and Runoff Processes in Catchments.
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Session on The Links Between Soil
1996 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Session on Spatial Processes and Scaling:
Merging Field Data Collect and Distributed Modeling
, San Francisco.
1995 International Association of Hydrological Sciences, Session on Biospheric
and Hydrological Aspects of Land-Surface Process Studies, Experiments and Modeling in Mountain Areas
1995 American Geophysical Union Gordon Research Conference on Hydrological-Biologic- Geochemical Interactions in Forest Watersheds, New Hampshire.
1994 American Geophysical Union Spring Meeting, Session on Innovative Techniques in
Groundwater Hydrology, Baltimore.
1993 European Geophysical Meeting, Session on Spatially-Distributed Hydrological
, Wiesbaden, Germany.
1992 Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Session on Dilettantism in
, San Diego.
Keynote Addresses and Invited Talks at International Workshops:
2006 USA PUB Workshop, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR
2005 All-Sweden Hydrology Workshop on State of the Art of Catchmemt Hydrology,
2005 Slope Intercomparison Experiment (SLICE) Workshop, HJ Andrews, Oregon
2004 UNESCO Workshop on Pesticide Fate and Transport at the Hillslope and Watershed
, GSF Munich, Germany.**
2004 NATO Workshop on State of the Art of Physically Based Modeling, Moscow, Russia
2004 CUASHI Vision Workshop on New Theory in Hydrology, Corvallis OR
2004 Australia-Japan Workshop on Prediction in Ungauged Basins, Perth, Australia.
2002 Peter Wall Institute Workshop on Scaling and Non-linearity, UBC, Canada
2002 IAHS Inaugural Workshop on Prediction in Ungauged Basins (PUB), Kofu Japan
2002 BC Workshop on Small Stream Channels and Their Riparian Zones: Their Form, Function and Ecological Importance in a Watershed Context, University of British Columbia, Canada
2001 IAEA Workshop on Isotopes in Water Cycle Models, Vienna, Austria
2001 CSIR Workshop on Isotope Tracers in Catchment Hydrology, Stellenbosch, South Africa,
2001 IGBP Joint BAHC and GEWEX Workshop, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2000 IGBP Joint IGBP BAHC & WCRP/GEWEX-ISLSCP Workshop, Caracas, Venezuela.
NSF Joint Seminar on Hydrology and Biogeochemistry of Forested Catchments, East-West Center, Hawaii.
IGBP BAHC Workshop on Global Change and Mountain Regions, Shonan Village, Japan.
1998 IGBP BAHC Workshop on Mountain Headwater Hydrology and Ecology
, Pontresena, Switzerland.
1998 UNESCO Hydrology of the Humid Tropics Workshop on Hydrological Processes and Modeling in the Humid Tropics, Umea, Sweden.
1997 New Zealand Forest Research Institute (LandCare NZ) Workshop on Future of Forest
Catchment Research in New Zealand - planning through the year 2000, Christchurch, NZ
1996 IGBP BAHC Workshop on Predicting Global Change Impacts on Mountain Hydrology and Ecology, Katmandu, Nepal.
1994 NATO Advanced Science Workshop on Global Change Research and Education,
1994 IBGP BAHC Workshop on Continental-Scale Transport of Nutrients and Sediments to Oceans, Durham, New Hampshire.
**given on my behalf by one of my Post Docs or PhD students
Invited Talks at Universities:
2005 CUAHSI Cyber Seminar, 50 member US universities, Broadcast from Corvallis OR
2005 University of Stuttgart, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stuttgart, Germany
2005 University of Uppsala, Dept of Physical Geography, Uppsala, Sweden
2005 University of Stockholm, Dept. of Geography and Quaternary Geology, Stockholm Sweden
2005 Swedish Agricultural University, Dept. of Environmental Science, Uppsala, Sweden
2005 University of Oregon, Dept of Geography, Eugene, OR
2005 University of Nevada Reno, Desert Research Institute, Reno NV
2004 University of Arizona, Dept. of Hydrology, Tucson AZ
2004 ETH Zurich, Dept. of Civil, Environmental and Geomechanics Engineering, Switzerland
2004 EAWAG Dubendorf, Dept. of Environmental Chemistry, Zurich Switzerland
2004 University of Bern, Dept. of Geographical Sciences, Bern Switzerland.
2004 University of Illinois, Center for Water as a Complex System, Urbana-Champaign IL
2004 CUAHSI Cyber Seminar, 50 member US universities, Broadcast from Corvallis OR
2004 Boise State University, Dept. of Geology, Boise ID
2003 University of Western Australia College of Geosciences, Perth, Australia
2003 University of Melbourne, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Melbourne, Australia
2003 Newcastle University, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Newcastle,
2003 University of New South Wales, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Sydney,
2003 Australia National University, iCAM Center, Canberra Australia
2003 Technical University of Vienna, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Vienna Austria
2003 University of Western Australia, Center for Water Research, Perth, Australia
2003 University of Oregon, Dept. of Geosciences, Eugene, OR
2003 Utah State University, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Logan UT
2003 Stanford University, Dept. of Earth Science, Palo Alto, CA
2003 UC Davis, Dept. of Land Atmosphere and Water Science, Davis CA
2002 Uppsala University, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
2001 Colorado State University, Dept. of Earth Science, Fort Collins, CO
2000 Swiss Federal Institute (ETH) Zurich, Institute of Hydrology, Zurich Switzerland
2000 Freiburg University, Institute of Hydrology, Freiburg Germany (a 4-lecture series)
2000 Dartmouth University, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Hanover NH
1999 Imperial College London, Dept. of Civil Engineering, London UK
1999 Exeter University, Dept. of Geography, Exeter UK
1998 Princeton University, Distinguished Lecturer Series, Dept. of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, Princeton, NJ.
1998 University of Waterloo, Groundwater Center, Waterloo, Canada.
1998 Uppsala University, Dept. of Hydrology, Uppsala Sweden.
1998 Trent University, Watershed Ecosystems Program, Peterborough, Canada.
1997 University of Toronto, Dept. of Geography, Toronto, Canada.
1997 University of Tsukuba, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan.
1997 University of North Carolina, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Charlotte, NC.
1996 Harvard University, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Cambridge, Mass.
1996 Carnegie Mellon University, Dept. of Civil and Env. Engineering, Pittsburgh, Penn.
1996 University of Puerto Rico, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.
1996 Free University, Department of Hydrology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
1996 Freiburg University, Institute of Hydrology, Freiburg, Germany.
1994 Cornell University, Center for the Environment, Ithaca, New York.
1994 University of Puerto Rico, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.
1993 University of Florida, Department of Geology, Gainsville, Florida.
1993 University of Puerto Rico, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.
1992 University of Southern California, Department of Geography, Catalina Island Field
Station, Catalina Island, California.
1991 University College, Galway, Department of Civil Engineering, Galway, Ireland.
1991 University of British Columbia, Department of Geography, Vancouver, Canada.
1991 Simon Fraser University, Department of Geography, Vancouver, Canada.
1990 University of Iowa, Department of Geography, Iowa City, Iowa.
1989 Pennsylvania State University, Environmental Resources Research Institute, College
Invited Talks at Research Institutes:
2005` Korean Forest Research Institute, Seoul, Korea
2005 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Corvallis OR
2004 USGS Northwest Regional Science Meeting, HJ Andrews Conference Center, OR
2004 USGS, Portland District Office, Water Resources Division, Portland OR
2004 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Corvallis OR
2003 US Forest Service, Savannah River Site, Aiken, SC
2003 US Forest Service, Watershed Research Group, Juneau, AL
2002 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Corvallis OR
2001 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna, Austria
2001 CSIR, Ministry of Forests, Pretoria, South Africa
2001 CSIR, Ministry of Forests, Stellenbosch, South Africa
2000 Forschungszentrum fur Umwelt und Gesundheit (GSF), Institute of Hydrology, Munich.
2000 USRA/ARS Northwest Watershed Research Center, Boise ID
1999 Potsdam Institute for Climate Change (PIK), Berlin Germany.
1998 Chinese Water Resources Agency, Nanjing, China.
1998 Forest Research Institute, Seoul, South Korea.
1998 Institute for Geological and Nuclear Sciences, Wellington, New Zealand.
1997 Japan Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan.
1997 LandCare New Zealand, Christchurch, New Zealand.
1997 U.S. Forest Service, Cooperative Research Unit, Syracuse, NY.
1996 Nepal Institute of Forestry, Pokhara, Nepal.
1995 LandCare New Zealand, Christchurch, New Zealand.
1989 Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
1989 NASA, Earth Science and Applications Division, Marshall Space Flight Center,
2005 Runoff Generation in Forested Watersheds, Taught at Stockholm University, 1-Day
2005 Isotope Tracers in Catchment Hydrology, Taught at Stockholm University, 1-Day
2004 Runoff Generation in Forested Watersheds, Taught at the USFS National Science Conference, San Diego, CA, 1-Day
2004 Isotope Tracers in Catchment Hydrology, Taught at Australia CSIRO Catchment Modeling School, Melbourne Australia, 1-Day
2003 Isotope Hydrology in Environmental Engineering: A Primer, Taught at the Center for Environmental Fluid Dynamics, University of Western Australia, 2 Days
2002 Isotope Hydrology, A shortcourse taught on behalf of the UN and the International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA, Nanjing China, 4 days.
2001 Quantifying groundwater-surface water interactions using isotope tracers, A shortcourse taught on behalf of the UN and the International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA at the CSIR Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2 days.
2001 Tracers in Catchment Hydrology and Biogeochemistry Taught with Rick Hooper and Carol Kendall at Oregon State University, 2 Days