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Source Tracking and Spatial/Temporal Dynamics of Bacterial Contaminants in the Red Clay Creek

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Scientists monitored fecal indicator bacteria on a monthly basis at the east and west branches of the Red Clay Creek watershed. Funded by: Starrett Foundation Principal Investigators 2018: Jinjun Kan and David…

Restoring Flood Attenuation and Ecological Resiliency in the Mid-Atlantic Piedmont

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For this project, scientists and watershed restoration professionals restore one headwater basin to reduce flooding downstream, improve water quality, and increase stream-ecosystem resilience so that it will once again support…

Parthenogenesis (Virgin Reproduction), Hybridization, and Life History Plasticity in Mayflies

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

Scientists are studying a number of mayfly species in White Clay Creek as well as in streams throughout eastern North America to better understand virgin reproduction and hybridization in mayflies,…

Model My Watershed — Delaware River Basin

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This project expands the Model My Watershed® application to the entire Delaware River Basin and supports restoration efforts funded by the William Penn Foundation. This application will provide higher-resolution modeling…

Collaborative Research: Sediment Stabilization by Animals in Stream Ecosystems: Consequences for Erosion, Ecosystem Processes, and Biodiversity

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Caddisflies and other net-spinning macroinvertebrates attach gravels to one another within the streambed. These attachments result in more force required for flowing water to move the gravels, limiting erosion and…

CNH: Coupled Climate, Cultivation, and Culture in the Great Plains: Understanding Water Supply and Water Quality in a Fragile Landscape

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This collaborative project develops a model to predict the potential impact of climate variability, climate change, land use, and human activity on water resources across decades and centuries in the…

Macroinvertebrate Monitoring

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These projects use aquatic macroinvertebrates such as mayflies, stoneflies, and caddisflies to provide assessments of current water quality in these streams and rivers.

Assessment of Environmental Conditions in Bennetts Run at Kendal-Crosslands Based on Physical, Chemical, Macroinvertebrate, and Fish Monitoring

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Bennetts Run is a small tributary to Brandywine Creek in southern Chester County, Pennsylvania, including portions of Kendal-Crosslands Communities and Longwood Gardens. This study focuses on more upstream segments, using water…

Brandywine Stream Stewards: Community Action in Support of Healthy Waters

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The Stream Stewards Program, centered on 1,100 acres of open space in the First State National Historical Park, engages the community and targets youth from Wilmington in a sustainable citizen-science…

Integration of Physiological, Life-History, and Macro-Ecological Approaches for Understanding Thermal Limitation in Aquatic Insects: Implications for Freshwater Biodiversity in a Warming World

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

In this project, we test the hypothesis that temperature limits the distributions of aquatic insects through its effect on resource allocation, and that warming decreases reproduction by shunting energy away…