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A man walks through a Costa Rican landscape of grass and shrubs with a brilliant rainbow above.

Tropical Freshwater Research Unlocks One of Nature’s Secrets

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Scientist Lou Kaplan, Ph.D., describes how tropical research like his deepens our understanding of stream ecosystems both locally and abroad.

Waterfall in El Valle, Panama, home of the golden frog.

Employment Opportunity: Postdoctoral Research Scientist

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Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the Stroud Center seek a postdoctoral scientist in watershed hydrology to join a team in Panama.

Stroud Center and Silk Grass Farms staff pose on a bridge over a stream in Belize.

Informing Sustainable Agriculture in Belize

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With the Stroud Center’s help, Silk Grass Farms is protecting water resources as they deploy new farming techniques to benefit local communities.

Three college students take a selfie in a Costa Rican stream.

College Students Travel to Costa Rica With Stroud Center Team

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Students majoring in teaching, STEM, and international studies joined the Stroud Center for one week in the Área de Conservación Guanacaste of Costa Rica.

Road Salt in Streams

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Senior Research Scientist John Jackson recently spoke with WHYY’s Studio 2 hosts about how road salt is contaminating waterways.

A scientist records data about a stream in Belize.

New Year, New Look

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As our scientists continue exploring in streams, fields, and forests, our communications team will try out new ways of sharing their work.

Three summer interns measuring stream parameters.

Summer Internship Opportunity: Entomology

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We’re seeking current or recently graduated science majors to serve as laboratory assistants in a biological water quality analysis of sites in the Schuylkill and Delaware River basins.

An endangered Atlantic sturgeon stranded on a beach.

Scientist Weighs in on New Federal Rule to Protect Delaware River’s Endangered Fish

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Stroud Water Research Center’s John Jackson, Ph.D., offers insights into the Delaware River’s history and possibilities for the future.

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Achieving success with RISE: A widely implementable, iterative, structured process for mastering interdisciplinary team science collaborations

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Mather, M.E., G. Granco, J.S. Bergtold, M.M. Caldas, J.L. Heier Stamm, A.Y. Sheshukov, M.R. Sanderson, and M.D. Daniels. 2023. BioScience, biad097.

Four members of the AGU Open Science Circle gathered at the annual meeting.

Stroud Center Presents New Research to World’s Largest Group of Earth and Space Scientists

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We shared our work with the broader scientific community, were inspired by the work of others, and mentored the next generation of freshwater scientists.