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The Information Services Group provides computing services; network administration; data management and analysis (including Geographic Information Services); and web design and development support for Stroud™ Water Research Center.

Information Services Staff

Heather Brooks

Heather Brooks

Web Developer
Charles Dow, Ph.D.

Charles Dow, Ph.D.

Director of Information Services, Research Scientist
Elizabeth Gregg

Elizabeth Gregg

Systems Administrator, Part-Time Environmental Educator
Tim Smith wearing a Stroud Center ball cap, with the Ho Rainforest in the background.

Timothy Smith

Data Analyst

News

Land Protection Impact Assessment in Support of Delaware River Watershed Initiative
Land Protection Impact Assessment in Support of Delaware River Watershed Initiative
This project evaluates the hypothesis that protection and/or maintenance of natural land maintains ecological stream quality by limiting, preventing, or redirecting changes to land cover and use away from headwaters,
Long-Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB): Trajectory for the Recovery of Stream Ecosystem Structure and Function During Reforestation
Long-Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB): Trajectory for the Recovery of Stream Ecosystem Structure and Function During Reforestation
Stream restoration in the United States is a multibillion-dollar industry, yet long-term monitoring of its effectiveness is virtually nonexistent. To fill this gap, the Stroud Center restored a portion of
The Viscosity Effect: A Newly Found Connection Between the Riparian Zone and Water Quality
The Viscosity Effect: A Newly Found Connection Between the Riparian Zone and Water Quality
A new Stroud Center study shows that the density of water plays a previously overlooked role in nutrient and carbon cycling in freshwater ecosystems.
River with riparian forest
Protecting Forests, Clean Water Amid Changing Remote-Work Landscape
To make the case for preserving open space amid the demand for new development, it’s important to measure impact. Now scientists are doing just that.
Meet Tim Smith, Data Analyst
Meet Tim Smith, Data Analyst
The seeds of interest which would ultimately lead Tim Smith to the Stroud Center were planted along the banks of Yellow Breeches Creek.
Quantify and Support Installation and Restoration of Best Management Practices (BMPs) at Schools to Contribute Directly to Bay Restoration Goals
Quantify and Support Installation and Restoration of Best Management Practices (BMPs) at Schools to Contribute Directly to Bay Restoration Goals
Educators sampled school districts and conducted extensive research on sustainable school recognition programs across the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, with a focus on connections between teaching/learning and the implementation of BMPs
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Publications

Metabolism and soil water viscosity control diel patterns of nitrate and DOC in a low order temperate stream

Oviedo-Vargas, D., M. Peipoch, and C. Dow. 2022. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 127(5), e2021JG006640.

Forest restoration on floodplains mantled with legacy sediments: removing sediments appears unnecessary for successful restoration

Sweeney, B.W., A. Dunbar, C.L. Dow, and M.D. Daniels. 2019. Restoration Ecology 27(6): 1220-1230.

Return on environment: the economic value of protected open space in Chester County, Pennsylvania

Bass, O., J. Bowers, P. Brown, C. Dow, et al. 2019. Report to the Chester County Planning Commission, West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Riparian and upland afforestation: improving success by excluding deer from small areas with low fencing

Sweeney, B.W., and C.L. Dow. 2019. Natural Areas Journal 39(1):90–107.

Geochemistry and mixing drive the spatial distribution of free-living archaea and bacteria in Yellowstone Lake

Kan, J., S. Clingenpeel, C.L. Dow, T.R. McDermott, R.E. Macur, W.P. Inskeep, and K.H. Nealson. 2016. Frontiers in Microbiology 7(210):1–13.
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