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Since 1967, Stroud™ Water Research Center has focused on one thing — fresh water.
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Cellulolytic bacteria as surrogates for genetically engineered microorganisms: microcosm studies of persistence and effects in streambed sediments

Bott, T.L., and L.A. Kaplan. 1990. Pages 139–143 in ORD Biotechnology Risk Assessment Program (editor). Review of Progress in the Biotechnology-Microbial Pest Control Agent Risk Assessment Program, Report No. EPA/600/9-90/029.
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Electrophoretic analysis of species boundaries and phylogenetic relationships in some taeniopterygid stoneflies (Plecoptera)

Funk, D.H., and B.W. Sweeney. 1990. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 116(3):727–751.
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Concepts and methods for assessing solute dynamics in stream ecosystems

Stream Solute Workshop. 1990. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 9(2):95–119.
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Nutrients for bacterial growth in drinking water: bioassay evaluation

Kaplan, L.A., and T.L. Bott. 1990. EPA Report No. EPA/600/S2-89/030. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Disturbance, annual variability, and lotic benthos: examples from a California stream influenced by a Mediterranean climate

Resh, V.H., Jackson, J.K., and McElravy, E.P. 1990. Pages 309-329 in R. de Bernardi, G. Giussani, and L. Barbanti (editors). Scientific perspectives in theoretical and applied limnology. Memorie dell’Istituto Italiano
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Modifications to simplify an AOC bioassay for routine use by utilities monitoring bacterial regrowth potential in water distribution systems

Kaplan, L.A., and T.L. Bott. 1990. Pages 1031–1042 in Proceedings Water Quality Technology Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Featured Initiatives and Partnerships

WikiWatershed® web tools offer watershed data visualization, geospatial analysis capabilities, and science-based predictions of human impacts on stormwater runoff and water quality.

The Water Quality mobile app is a water-monitoring data-collection and learning tool designed for use by educators and their students, citizen scientists, and researchers.

EnviroDIY™ is a community where members ask and answer questions and network within interest groups to develop do-it-yourself environmental science and monitoring devices.

The Society for Freshwater Science Taxonomic Certification Program ensures skilled persons are providing aquatic invertebrate identifications in North America.

The Leaf Pack Network® is an international network of teachers, students, and citizen monitors using a simple experiment to determine the health of their local streams.

The Consortium for Scientific Assistance to Watersheds provides free technical assistance to Pennsylvania-based watershed and conservation organizations.


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