The main focus of the Watershed Biogeochemistry Group is to investigate major elemental cycles in streams and their watersheds, particularly carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus pools and fluxes. We are especially interested in quantifying and characterizing the rich array of organic molecules that exist in stream ecosystems, and serve as the main food source to microorganisms and consequently to all biological communities. Throughout the watershed, water is found in many places beyond stream channels, including aquifers, soils, and sediments. Our biogeochemistry laboratory has the capabilities to perform a wide range of chemistry analyses in water samples from all these places.
https://stroudcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/biogeochem-neversink.jpg 960 720 Stroud Water Research Center Stroud Water Research Center https://stroudcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/biogeochem-neversink.jpg
Forever chemicals threaten drinking water and human health. Learn how scientists are investigating PFAS contamination in farming.
All-star community science volunteers visit Goddard Space Flight Center and learn what NASA satellite data reveals about threats to streams.
Myers, D.T., D.L. Ficklin, and S.M. Robeson. 2023. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 27(9): 1755–1770.
Diana Oviedo Vargas, Ph.D., is to serve as a trustee of the Nature Conservancy in Pennsylvania and Delaware, the conservancy recently announced.
Bertuzzo, E., E.R. Hotchkiss, A. Argerich, J.S. Kominoski, D. Oviedo-Vargas, P. Savoy, R. Scarlett, D. von Schiller, and J.B. Heffernan. 2022. Limnology and Oceanography 67(11): 2374–2388.
On a fateful backcountry internship some years ago, the Stroud Center’s new postdoc, Dan Myers, Ph.D., heard the call of the wild and something more: his life’s mission.