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Stroud EnviroDIY Mayfly Sensor Stations in Red Clay Creek

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

The purpose of this project was to build and deploy two water monitoring sensor stations in tributaries of Red Clay Creek and provide maintenance support and educational/technical assistance for staff…

Schuylkill Acts & Impacts

800 600 Stroud Water Research Center

Schuylkill Acts & Impacts is a weeklong river trek for 12 high school students from across all counties that touch the Schuylkill. Students travel from the headwaters to downtown Philadelphia…

Significance of Streambank Legacy Sediments as Nutrient Sources and Their Implications for Aquatic Nutrient Cycling

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

The potential for streambank legacy sediments as nutrient sources for aquatic ecosystems has been understudied and is a critical gap in our knowledge. We hypothesize that erosion of streambank legacy…

North American Macroinvertebrate Taxonomic Certification Program

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

This program coordinates and executes the taxonomic certification program for the Society for Freshwater Science, conducting family- and genus-level tests throughout the year. Funded by: Society for Freshwater Science Principal…

Molecular Ecology of Archaea in Fresh Water and Estuaries

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

Compared to other microorganisms, we know very little about Archaea in our backyards. However, they may play important roles in ecosystem functions and nutrient cycling (e.g. ammonia oxidation). Applying cutting-edge…

Microbial Population Dynamics of Periphyton Biofilms in White Clay Creek

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

Starting in the summer of 2011, Stroud Center scientists deployed glass slides into three reaches of White Clay Creek with distinct streamside land uses: mature forest, restored but immature forest,…

Long-Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB): Trajectory for the Recovery of Stream Ecosystem Structure and Function During Reforestation

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

Stream restoration in the United States is a multibillion-dollar industry. Yet long-term monitoring of its effectiveness is virtually nonexistent. Stroud Center scientists are studying restoration within White Clay Creek that…

Long-Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB): River Ecosystem Responses to Floodplain Restoration

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

After 25 years of litigation, ecological restoration is under way in the Upper Clark Fork River, Montana. The restoration includes removal of metal-laden floodplain soils, lowering of the floodplain to…

Experimental Streamside Forest Restoration to Improve Water Quality – Ranch at Doe Run

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

This project involved an experimental planting of 900 trees and shelters on 2.75 acres of riparian land along a headwater tributary of the Brandywine Creek in East Fallowfield Township, Pennsylvania.…

Evaluating How Conventional, Conservation, and Organic Farming Management Practices Enhance Soil Health and Improve Water Quality

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

This project investigates how different agricultural management practices influence water quality and soil health. Using Rodale Institute’s 37-year-old Farming Systems Trial and a newly established transition to organic farming at…