Research Scientist Emeritus
- Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania
- Affiliate Faculty, Delaware Environmental Institute, University of Delaware
970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA 19311
Interests and Expertise
Dissolved organic matter biogeochemistry, aquatic microbial ecology, and nutrient cycling.
- Ph.D., Biology (Limnology), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- M.S., Ecology, University of California, Davis, California.
- B.A., Environmental Sciences, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
- Research Scientist Emeritus, Stroud Water Research Center, 2018–present.
- Director, Ecosystem Science Cluster, Division of Environmental Science, National Science Foundation, 2015–2018.
- Senior Research Scientist, Stroud Water Research Center, 1999–2017.
- Curator, Division of Environmental Research, Stroud Water Research Center, Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1996–1999.
- Assistant Curator, Division of Environmental Research, Stroud Water Research Center, Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1988–1992.
- Research Associate, Division of Environmental Research, Stroud Water Research Center, Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1980–1988.
- Post Graduate Research Scientist III, University of California, Davis, California, 1974–1975.
Akinwole, P., L. Kaplan, and R. Findlay. 2021. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 37, article 32.
Li, A., J.D. Drummond, J.C. Bowen, R.M. Cory, L.A. Kaplan, and A.I. Packman. 2020. Water Resources Research 57(2): e2020WR027918.
Whitty, S.D., D.C. Waggoner, R.M. Cory, L.A. Kaplan, and P.G. Hatcher. 2019. Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry 59(5): 540–553.
Bowen, J.C., L.A. Kaplan, and R.M. Cory. 2019. Limnology and Oceanography 65(1): 13–26.
Kaplan, L.A. 2019. Environmental Data Initiative.
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
This Watershed Renaissance Initiative grant will enable Stroud Water Research Center to implement extensive watershed restoration projects designed to capture and control excess water and sediment production from agricultural hillslopes.
Stroud Center scientists shared their work at the weeklong annual meeting of this premier international organization of aquatic scientists.
Tom Bott, Bern Sweeney, Lou Kaplan and Denis Newbold are using their retirement in order to continue to pursue their passions in freshwater science.
A team of five Stroud Center scientists worked under the rainbows of the Orosí Volcano in Costa Rica to survey a dozen streams.
By installing monitoring wells for groundwater, soil-water samplers, and probes to measure the conductivity in soil and groundwater, researchers are testing whether Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection guidelines for passive