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Since 1967, Stroud™ Water Research Center has focused on one thing — fresh water.
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A stream cascade in Lofty Creek, Pennsylvania.

Type 2 diabetes: evidence for linkage on chromosome 20 in 716 Finnish affected sib-pairs

Ghosh, S., et al. 1999. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA 96(5):2198–2203.
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The role of microorganisms in the ecological connectivity of running waters

Pusch, M., D. Fiebig, I. Brettar, H. Eisenmann, B.K. Ellis, L.A. Kaplan, M.A. Lock, M.W. Naegeli, and W. Traunspurger. 1998. Freshwater Biology 40(3):453–495.
Structure and function of stream biota

Structure and function of stream biota

Jackson, J.K. 1998. In Stream corridor restoration: principles, processes and practices. Federal Interagency Stream Restoration Working Group, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, PB98-158348LUW.
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Isolation and analysis of lignin-derived phenols in aquatic humic substances: improvements on the procedures

Standley, L.J., and L.A. Kaplan. 1998. Organic Geochemistry 28(11):689–697.
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Dissolved carbohydrate concentration, composition, and bioavailability to microbial heterotrophs in stream water

Gremm, T.J., and L.A. Kaplan. 1998. CLEAN–Soil, Air, Water 26(3):167–171.

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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.