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Employment Opportunity: Soil Health Project Coordinator
The Coordinator will manage landowner relations and no-till and cover crop implementation on agricultural lands in northern Virginia.
A stream runs through a forest in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Employment Opportunity: Postdoctoral Associate in Microbial Ecology
Stroud Water Research Center is searching for a postdoctoral associate to study molecular microbial ecology in aquatic and terrestrial environments.
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Advancing freshwater science with sensor data collected by community scientists
Oviedo-Vargas, D., M. Peipoch, S.H. Ensign, D. Bressler, D.B. Arscott, and J.K. Jackson. 2024. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, early online access.
A teacher leads a group of small children along a woodland trail.
Reimagining Classrooms
Whether you call them outdoor classrooms, living schoolyards, or ecological schoolyards — we’ve got ideas for how to make the outdoors a place of discovery.
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Porewater microbiomes in buried wetland soils: Synergic effects of water chemistry and redox gradients associated with hydrological processes
Kan, J., O. Lazareva, D. Oviedo-Vargas, S.M. McAllister, and C.S. Chan. 2024. Freshwater Biology, early online access.
Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding speaks at a press event.
Pa. Ag Secretary Meets With Scientists and Farmer About New Research Funding 
Stroud Water Research Center highlights research supporting the future of farming and clean water in Pennsylvania.
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Earth Week Volunteers Help Restore Red Clay Creek
Thanks to the volunteers from Constellation Energy, Dansko, LINKBANK, Resolution Life, Charter School of Wilmington, and the community who made the day a success!
Two kids hold hands while walking in a creek.
Restoring Our Watersheds: A Podcast Conversation
In the season six premiere of the Kindred Podcast, we talk about watersheds, their importance to humans and wildlife, and how people can both harm and restore them.
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Planktonic eukaryotes in the Chesapeake Bay: Contrasting responses of abundant and rare taxa to estuarine gradients
Hualong, W., F. Liu, M. Wang, Y. Bettarel, Y. Eissler, F. Chen, and J. Kan. 2024. Microbiology Spectrum, early online access.
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Agricultural soil microbiomes differentiate in soil profiles with fertility source, tillage, and cover crops
Bier, R.L., M. Daniels, D. Oviedo-Vargas, M. Peipoch, J.R. Price, E. Omondi, A. Smith, and J. Kan. 2024. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, early online access.
A boy on a bike visits a rain garden outside his residence in Lancaster, Pa.
Don’t Let the Rain Run Away
Polluted runoff is a threat to clean water. Learn how rain gardens can protect clean fresh water by reducing flooding and water use.
A group of scientist set up the canopy and water supply for a rainfall simulation experiment.
Make It Rain, Make It Rain
Why do scientists simulate rainfall for stormwater sampling? Find out from Senior Research Scientist Melinda Daniels, Ph.D.