Hester Environmental Hydraulics Research Group       

managing stream, river, wetland, and groundwater hydraulics to benefit aquatic ecosystems and water quality


Publications

 

Peer reviewed publications

Please email me for copies of any of these publications.  Underline indicates student author from Hester Lab.

Greer, B.M., T.J. Burbey, C.E. Zipper, and E.T. Hester.  2017.  Electrical resistivity imaging of preferential flow through surface coal mine valley fills with comparison to other landforms.  Hydrological Processes 31(12):2244-2260.

Hester, E.T., M.B. Cardenas, R. Haggerty, and S.V. Apte.  2017.  The importance and challenge of hyporheic mixing.  Water Resources Research 53(5):3565-3575.

Rana, SM.M., D.T. Scott, and E.T. Hester.  2017.  Effects of in-stream structures and channel flow rate variation on transient storage. Journal of Hydrology 548:157-169.

Hester, E.T., B. Hammond, and D.T. Scott.  2016.  Effects of inset floodplains and hyporheic exchange induced by in-stream structures on nitrate removal in a headwater stream.  Ecological Engineering 97:452-464.

Clark, E.V., B.M. Greer, C.E. Zipper, and E.T. Hester.  2016.  Specific conductance-stage relationships in Appalachian valley fill streams.  Environmental Earth Sciences 75:1222.

Hester, E.T., C.R. Guth, D.T. Scott, and C.N. Jones.  2016.  Vertical surface water-groundwater exchange processes within a short residence time floodplain induced by experimental floods along a headwater stream.  Hydrological Processes 30(21):3770–3787.

Julian, J., C. Podolak, K. Meitzen, M. Doyle, R. Manners, E. Hester, S. Ensign, and N. Wilgruber.  2016.  Bio-hydro-geomorphic connections in stream channels.  Chapter in Streams in a Changing Environment (J. Jones and E. Stanley, eds.).

Little, J. C., E.T. Hester, and C.C. Carey.  2016.  Assessing and enhancing environmental sustainability - A conceptual review.  Environmental Science & Technology  50(13):6830-6845.

Jones, C.N., D.T. Scott, C.R. Guth, E.T. Hester, and W.C. Hession.  2015.  Seasonal variation in floodplain biogeochemical processing in a restored headwater stream.  Environmental Science & Technology  49(22):13190-13198.

Evans, D., C.E. Zipper, E.T. Hester, and S. Schoenholtz.  2015.  Hydrologic effects of surface coal mining in Appalachia (USA).  Journal of the American Water Resources Association  51(5):1436-1452.

Menichino, G.T., and E.T. Hester.  2015.  The effect of macropores on bi-directional hydrologic exchange between a stream channel and riparian groundwater.  Journal of Hydrology  529(3):830-842.

Menichino, G.T., D.T. Scott, and E.T. Hester.  2015.  Abundance and dimensions of naturally occurring macropores along stream channels and the effects of artificially constructed large macropores on transient storage.  Freshwater Science 34(1):125–138.

Hester, E.T., K.I. Young, and M.A. Widdowson.  2014.  Controls on mixing-dependent denitrification in hyporheic zones induced by riverbed dunes: a steady-state modeling study.  Water Resources Research 50(11):9048-9066.

Azinheira, D.L., D.T. Scott, W.C. Hession, and E.T. Hester.  2014.  Comparison of effects of inset floodplains and hyporheic exchange induced by in-stream structures on solute retention.  Water Resources Research 50(7):6168-6190.

Menichino, G.T., and E.T. Hester.  2014.  Hydraulic and thermal effects of in-stream structure-induced hyporheic exchange across a range of hydraulic conductivities.  Water Resources Research  50(6):4643-4661.

Hester, E.T., and E.N. Cranmer.  2014.  Variation of hyporheic exchange potential among urban region streams: implications for stream restoration.  Environmental & Engineering Geoscience 20(3):287-304.

Menichino, G.T., A.S. Ward, and E.T. Hester.  2014. Macropores as preferential flow paths in meander bends.  Hydrological Processes 28(3): 482-495.

Hester, E.T., K.I. Young, and M.A. Widdowson.  2013.  Mixing of surface and groundwater induced by riverbed dunes: implications for hyporheic zone definitions and pollutant reactions.  Water Resources Research 49:5221–5237.    

Hester, E.T., and J.C. Little.  2013. Measuring environmental sustainability of water in watersheds.  Environmental Science & Technology  47(15): 8083–8090  Link to cover article and feature

Hester, E.T., and K.S. Bauman.  2013.  Stream and retention pond thermal response to heated summer runoff from urban impervious surfaces.  Journal of the American Water Resources Association  49(2):328-342.               

Hester, E.T. and M.W. Doyle.  2011.  Human impacts to river temperature and their effects on biological processes: a quantitative synthesis.  Journal of the American Water Resources Association  47(3):571-587.

Hester, E.T. and M.N. Gooseff.  2011.  Hyporheic restoration in streams and rivers.  Chapter in Stream Restoration in Dynamic Fluvial Systems: Scientific Approaches, Analyses, and Tools (Simon, A., S.J. Bennett, and J.M. Castro, Eds.).

Hester, E.T. and M.N. Gooseff.  2010.  Moving beyond the banks: Hyporheic restoration is fundamental to restoring ecological services and functions of streams.  Environmental Science & Technology  44(5):1521-1525.  Link to cover article and feature.

Hester, E.T., M.W. Doyle, and G.C. Poole.  2009.  The influence of in-stream structures on summer water temperatures via induced hyporheic exchange.  Limnology and Oceanography 54(1):355-367. 

Hester, E.T. and M.W. Doyle.  2008.  In-stream geomorphic structures as drivers of hyporheic exchange.  Water Resources Research  44:W03417.

Newsletters and Trade Publications

Hester, E.T., B.M. Greer, C.E. Zipper, and T.J. Burbey.  Using geophysical imaging to track water movement through surface coal mine valley fills.  Reclamation Matters Spring 2016:36-39.

Science Wednesday: Going with the Flow - Does Stream Restoration Work?  Greenversations: Official blog of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  November 5, 2008.

Conference presentations

Underline indicates student presenter from Hester Lab.

Brooks, K.E., D.T. Scott, and E.T. Hester.  2017.  Comparing reach scale nitrate ermoval of instream restoration techniques.  World Environmental and Water Resources Congress (American Society of Civil Engineers, Environmental and Water Resources Institute), Sacramento, CA.  May 23, 2017.

Hester, E.T., SM.M. Rana, and D.T. Scott.  2016.  Quantifying effects of in-stream structures and channel flow variation on transient storage.  American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.  December 15, 2016.

Clark, E.V., C.E. Zipper, B.M. Greer, J. Buckwalter, and E.T. Hester.  2016.  Surface coal mining disturbance effects on stream hydrochemistry in Appalachia.  American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.  December 15, 2016.

Keys, T., H. Govenor, C.N. Jones, W.C .Hession, D.T. Scott, E.T. Hester, and L.H. Krometis.  2016.  Large wood increases floodplain connectivity: implications for sediment and nutrient management.  American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.  December 12, 2016.

Hester, E.T., D.L. Azinheira, C.N. Jones, B. Hammond, and D.T. Scott.  2016.  Effects of in-stream structures and floodplain restoration on removal of excess nitrate.  Ecostream Conference, Asheville, NC.  August 25, 2016.

Hester, E.T., D.L. Azinheira, C.N. Jones, B. Hammond, and D.T. Scott.  2016.  Effects of in-stream structures and floodplain restoration on stream hydraulics and removal of excess nitrate.  World Environmental and Water Resources Congress (American Society of Civil Engineers, Environmental and Water Resources Institute), West Palm Beach, FL.  May 24, 2016.

Hester, E.T., B.M. Greer, T. J. Burbey, and C.E. Zipper.  2016.  Using electrical resistivity imaging to track water movement through surface coal mine valley fills.  West Virginia Mine Drainage Task Force Symposium, Morgantown, WV.  March 30, 2016.

Hester, E.T., B.M. Greer, T.J. Burbey, and C.E. Zipper.  2015.  Using electrical resistivity imaging to understand surface coal mine hydrogeology.  American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.  December 18, 2015.

Hester, E.T., D.L. Azinheira, C.N. Jones, B. Hammond, SM.M. Rana, D.T. Scott, W.C. Hession, and C.R. Guth.  2015.  Effects of in-stream structures and floodplain restoration on stream hydraulics and removal of excess nitrate in headwater streams.  Mid-Atlantic Stream Restoration Conference, Baltimore, MD.  September 24, 2015.

Hester, E.T., B. Greer, T. Burbey, and C. Zipper.  2015.  Using electrical resistivity imaging to track water movement through surface coal mine valley fills.  National Association of State Land Reclamations, Wise, VA.  September 14, 2015.

Greer, B., T. Burbey, C. Zipper, and E. Hester.  2015.  Using electrical resistivity imaging to track water movement through surface coal mine valley fills.  National Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Lexington, KY.  June 11, 2015.

Jones, C.N., D. Scott, E. Hester, C. Guth, and W. Hession.  2015.  Effect of floodplain reconnection on nutrient flux along a second-order stream.  World Environmental and Water Resources Congress (American Society of Civil Engineers, Environmental and Water Resources Institute), Austin, TX.  May 18, 2015.

Hester, E.T., B. Greer, T. Burbey, and C. Zipper.  2015.  Imaging geology and water movement in coal mine valley fills using geophysics.  Environment Virginia Symposium, Lexington, VA.  April 2, 2015.

Hester, E.T., and A. Nida.  2014.  Mixing between hyporheic flow cells and upwelling groundwater: laboratory simulations and implications for mixing-dependent reactions.  American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.  December 16, 2014.

Hester, E.T., B. Greer, and T. Burbey.  2014.  Using geophysical imaging to track water movement in valley fills.  Powell River Project Symposium, Wise, VA.  September 10, 2014.

Jones, C.N., C.R. Guth, E.T. Hester, and D.T. Scott.  2014.  Stream restoration, floodplain connectivity, and nutrient retention in 2nd order Appalachian stream.  American Ecological Engineering Society, Charleston, SC.  June 10, 2014.

Hester, E. T., C.R. Guth, D.T. Scott, and C.N. Jones.  2014.  Surface water-groundwater exchange during experimental overbank floods in a simulated restored floodplain.  World Environmental and Water Resources Congress (American Society of Civil Engineers, Environmental and Water Resources Institute), Portland, OR.  June 2, 2014.

Jones, C. N., C.R. Guth, E.T. Hester, and D.T. Scott.  2014.  Seasonal hydrologic and biogeochemical response to floodplain inundation along a second-order stream in southwestern Virginia.  Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR.  May 22, 2014.

Guth, C.R., E.T. Hester, D.T. Scott, and C.N. Jones.  2014.  Surface water-groundwater exchange during experimental overbank floods in a simulated restored floodplain.  Geological Society of America, Southeast Regional Conference, Blacksburg, VA.  April 10, 2014.

Hester, E.T., K.I. Young, and M.A. Widdowson.  2014.  Denitrification in the hyporheic zone: natural attenuation of contaminant sources from upstream watersheds and deeper groundwater.  Virginia Water Conference, Richmond, VA.  March 11, 2014.

Hester, E.T., K.I. Young, and M.A. Widdowson.  2013.  Controls on mixing-dependent denitrification in hyporheic zones.  American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.  December 12, 2013.

Menichino, G.T., and E.T. Hester.  2013.  Macropores as preferential flow paths along stream channels: abundance, dimensions, and effects on surface water-groundwater exchange. Society  for Freshwater Science Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, FL. May 21, 2013.

Azinheira, D.L., D.T. Scott, and E.T. Hester.  2013.  Surface and subsurface retention effects of common stream restoration practices: comparing in-stream structures and inset floodplains. World Environmental and Water Resources Congress (American Society of Civil Engineers, Environmental  and Water Resources Institute), Cincinnati, OH.  May 21, 2013.

Hester, E.T., D. Azinheira, and D.T. Scott.  2013.  Effects of stream restoration practices on hydraulic retention. Virginia Water Conference, Richmond, VA.  March 5, 2013.

Hester, E.T., K.I. Young, and M.A. Widdowson.  2012.  Effect of hyporheic exchange induced by riverbed dunes on mixing of contaminants daylighting from aquifers to rivers. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.  December 3, 2012.

Azinheira, D., D.T. Scott, and E.T. Hester.  2012.  Effects of stream restoration practices on hydraulic retention. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting and Exposition, Charlotte, NC. November 6, 2012.

Menichino, G.T., and E.T. Hester.  2012.  When does structure-induced hyporheic exchange matter? Analyzing hydraulics and heat fluxes in coarse streambeds. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting and Exposition, Charlotte, NC. November 6, 2012.

Aulenbach, K.E., G.T. Menichino, and E.T. Hester.  2012.  Macropores within the hyporheic zone: abundance, dimensions, and importance at baseflow. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting and Exposition, Charlotte, NC. November 4, 2012.

Young, K.I., M.A. Widdowson, and E.T. Hester.  2012.  Effect of hyporheic exchange induced by riverbed dunes on mixing of contaminants daylighting from aquifers to rivers. Consortium of Universities Allied for Hydrologic Science Inc (CUAHSI) Biennial Colloquium, Boulder, CO. July 16-18, 2012.

Menichino, G.T., A.S. Ward, D.T. Scott, and E.T. Hester.  2011.  Macropore effects on stream hydrology at multiple scales.  American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.  December 8, 2011.

Sicking, V.G., G.T. Menichino, A.S. Ward, and E.T. Hester.  2011.  Characterizing the effects of macropores on hyporheic zone hydraulics in meander bends.  Geological Society of America Annual Meeting and Exposition, Minneapolis, MN.  October 10, 2011.

Hester, E.T., and M.N. Gooseff.  2011.  Hyporheic restoration in streams and rivers.  World Environmental and Water Resources Congress (American Society of Civil Engineers, Environmental and Water Resources Institute), Palm Springs, CA.  May 25, 2011.

Menichino, G.T., and E.T. Hester.  2010.  Effect of in-stream geomorphic structures and hydraulic conductivity on stream temperature dynamics.  American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.  December 14, 2010.      

Hester, E.T., and E.N. Cranmer.  2010.  Variation of hyporheic exchange metrics along an urbanization gradient.. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.  December 14, 2010.

Hester, E.T., and K.S. Bauman.  2010.  Impact of thermal perturbations from urban runoff during summer storms on stream and wetland temperatures.  American Society of Limnology and Oceanography Summer Meeting, Santa Fe, NM.  June 7, 2010.

Hester, E.T., and K.S. Bauman.  2009.  Impact of thermal perturbations from urban runoff during summer storms on stream and wetland temperatures.  American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.  December 17, 2009.

Hester, E.T., and K.S. Bauman.  2009.  Impact of thermal perturbations from urban runoff during summer storms on stream and wetland temperatures.  Virginia Water Resources Conference, Richmond, VA.  October 16, 2009.

Hester, E.T.  2009.  Impact of vegetation-geomorphology feedbacks on microthermal gradients in streams.  Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium, Blacksburg, VA.  October 3-4, 2009.

Hester, E.T., and M.W. Doyle.  2009.  Sensitivity of river organisms to anthropogenic temperature change.  North American Benthological Society Annual Meeting, Grand Rapids, MI.  May 18, 2009.

Hester, E.T., and M.N. Gooseff.  2008.  Hyporheic restoration in streams and rivers.  American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.  December 18, 2008.

Hester, E.T., and M.W. Doyle.  2008.  Impact of in-stream geomorphic structures on hyporheic exchange and stream temperature.  American Ecological Engineering Society Meeting, Blacksburg, VA.  June 11, 2008.

Hester, E.T., G.C. Poole, and M.W. Doyle.  2007.  Effect of in-stream geomorphic structures on stream temperatures and streambed heat flux through induced hyporheic exchange.  American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.  December 10, 2007.

Hester, E.T., G.C. Poole, and M.W. Doyle.  2007.  Effect of in-stream geomorphic structures on hyporheic flowpaths and temperatures.  Geological Society of America Annual Meeting and Exposition, Denver, CO.  October 30, 2007.

Hester, E.T., and M.W. Doyle.  2007.  Impact of hyporheic exchange and floodplain wetland exchange on stream and river temperatures.  Fiber Optic Distributed Temperature Sensing for Ecological Characterization Workshop, HJ Andrews Experimental Forest, OR.  September 10-15, 2007.

Hester, E.T., G.C. Poole, and M.W. Doyle.  2007.  Impact of in-stream geomorphic structures on hyporheic exchange of water and heat in streams.  North American Benthological Society Annual Meeting, Columbia, SC.  June 5, 2007.

Hester, E.T., and M.W. Doyle.  2007.  Impact of in-channel geomorphic structures on hyporheic exchange of water and heat in streams.  Northwest Stream Restoration Design Symposium (River Restoration Northwest), Stevenson, WA.  February 5-8, 2007.

Hester, E.T., and M.W. Doyle.  2006.  Impact of in-channel geomorphic structures on surface-subsurface exchange of water and heat in streams.  American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.  December 11-15, 2006.

Hester, E.T., and M.W. Doyle.  2006.  Impact of in-channel geomorphic structures on surface-subsurface exchange of water and heat in streams.  Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium, Columbia, SC.  October 20-22, 2006.

Hester, E.T., and M.W. Doyle.  2005.  Modeling the effects of in-channel geomorphic forms on hyporheic interaction.  Geological Society of America Annual Meeting and Exposition, Salt Lake City, UT.  October 16-19, 2005.

 

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