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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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Saturated, suffocated, and salty: human legacies produce hot spots of nitrogen in riparian zones

Inamdar, S.P., E.K. Peck, M. Peipoch, A.J. Gold, et.al. 2022. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 127 (12): e2022JG007138.
Children dip their hands into a tub of river water with freshwater clams.

Water Protectors: Celebrating the Seneca Nation’s Efforts to Strengthen the Next Generation of Freshwater Stewards

Stroud Center educators worked with Seneca Nation leaders on meaningful freshwater education concepts to empower their citizens to improve their tribal waterways.
Sylvie Randall examines a tiny catfish in a sample vessel.

The Tiny Things We Cannot See: Sylvie Randall Explores the Threats and Promises of Microbes

“Everyone uses science whether they know it or not,” says Randall. And it’s needed to tackle the world’s greatest challenges.
Nature's Best Hope Science Seminar Featuring Doug Tallamy, Ph.D.

We Are Nature’s Best Hope: An Interview with Doug Tallamy

The scientist, author, and native plants advocate recently described how replacing lawn is necessary for supporting wildlife and food production.
Michael Mann receives 2022 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence from Executive Director David Arscott.

Stroud Water Research Center Honors Michael E. Mann, Ph.D., Leading Climate Scientist and Author

To share his knowledge and warn the public about climate change, Mann has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed and edited publications, numerous op-eds and commentaries, and five books.
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Deciphering the diversity and distribution of chromophytic phytoplankton in the Bohai Sea and the Yellow Sea via RuBisCO genes (rbcL)

Pujariabe, L., J. Kan, Y. Xin, G. Zhang, M.A. Noman, S. Nilajkar, and J. Sun. 2022. Marine Pollution Bulletin 184: 114193.

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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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