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Since 1967, Stroud™ Water Research Center has focused on one thing — fresh water.
We seek to advance knowledge and stewardship of freshwater systems through global research, education, and watershed restoration.

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Freshwater Microbiology

Kaplan, L.A., and A.E. Konopka. 2000. Pages 438–450 in J. Lederberg (editor). Encyclopedia of microbiology. 2nd edition. Academic Press, San Diego, California.
A stream cascade in Lofty Creek, Pennsylvania.

Courtship role reversal and deceptive signals in the long-tailed dance fly, Rhamphomyia longicauda

Funk, D.H., and D.W. Tallamy. 2000. Animal Behaviour 59(2):411–421.
Stroud Water Research Center: A Portrait, 1967-2000

Stroud Water Research Center: A Portrait, 1967-2000

History book celebrating Stroud Water Research Center's history. Published by the Stroud Center.
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Surface and subsurface dissolved organic carbon

Kaplan, L.A., and J.D. Newbold. 2000. Pages 237–258 in J.B. Jones and P.J. Mulholland (editors). Streams and ground waters. Academic Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Paired comparisons of effects of type of riparian vegetation on stream fishes: implications for restoration

Horwitz, R.J., W.C. Hession, and B.W. Sweeney. 2000. American Water Resources Association 197–202.
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Grazing of protozoa, bacteria, and diatoms by meiofauna in lotic epibenthic communities

Bott, T.L., and M.A. Borchardt. 1999. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 18(4):499–513.

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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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