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Since 1967, Stroud Water Research Center has focused on one thing — fresh water.
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Depth shapes microbiome assembly and network stability in the Mariana Trench

Li, Y., J. Kan, F. Liu, K. Lian, Y. Liang, H. Shao, A. McMinn, H. Wang, and M. Wang. 2023. Microbiology Spectrum, e02110-23.
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Back from the past? Assessment of nitrogen removal ability of buried historic wetland soils before and after a 1-year incubation on a restored floodplain

Peck, E.K., S. Inamdar, J. Kan, M. Peipoch, A.J. Gold, D.J. Merritts, R.C. Walter, E.G. Hyland, K.W. Wegmann, A.M. Yaculak, and M.M. Rahman. 2023. Restoration Ecology: e14070.
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Watershed sediment cannot offset sea level rise in most U.S. tidal wetlands

Ensign, S.H., J.N. Halls, and E.K. Peck. 2023. Science 382(6675): 1191–1195.
A salt marsh in Barnstable, Massachusetts, shows signs of erosion and drowning as the sea level rises.

When Sea-Level Rise Threatens Coastal Wetlands, Don’t Look to Rivers For Help, Scientists Say

Building up wetlands that are drowning under rising oceans remains a challenge, but scientists are now one step closer to identifying solutions.
Screenshot of the Watershed Awareness Using Technology and Environmental Research for Sustainability online curriculum.

Discover Free Middle School Watershed Education Lessons

The 10-lesson WATERS curriculum is student-centered, place-based, and accessible to those of varying abilities.
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Sediment-nitrogen (N) connectivity: Suspended sediments in streams as N exporters and reactors for denitrification and assimilatory N uptake during storms

Bisesh, J., E. Bacmeister, E. Peck, M. Peipoch, J. Kan, and S. Inamdar. 2023. Frontiers in Water 5:1254225.

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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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