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Louis Kaplan, Ph.D.

500 500 Stroud Water Research Center

Senior Research Scientist

Biogeochemistry Group

Contact

Email
tel. 610-268-2153, ext. 228
970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA 19311

Dr. Kaplan is on a leave of absence working as Program Director, Ecosystem Science Cluster, Division of Environmental Science, National Science Foundation (NSF). His Stroud Center contact information is still active. If you would like to contact him at NSF, please use the following: 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314, tel: 703-292-7187, fax: 703-292-9461, LKAPLAN@nsf.gov

Interests and Expertise

Dissolved organic matter biogeochemistry, aquatic microbial ecology, and nutrient cycling.

Education

  • 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.

Professional Experience

  • Senior Research Scientist, Stroud Water Research Center, 1999–present.
  • 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.

Publications

Variation of organic matter quantity and quality in streams at Critical Zone Observatory watersheds

Miller, M.P., E.W. Boyer, D.M. McKnight, M.G. Brown, R.S. Gabor, C.T. Hunsaker, L. Iavorivska, S. Inamdar, D.W. Johnson, L.A. Kaplan, H. Lin, W.H. McDowell, and J.N. Perdrial. 2016. Water Resources Research 52(10):8202–8216.

Dissolved organic matter in stream ecosystems: forms, functions, and fluxes of watershed tea

Kaplan, L.A., and R. Cory. 2016. Pages 241–320 in J.B. Jones and E.H. Stanley (editors). Stream Ecosystems in a Changing Environment. Academic Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Consumption of terrestrial dissolved organic carbon by stream microorganisms

Wiegner, T.N., L.A. Kaplan, S.E. Ziegler, R.H. Findlay. 2015. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 75:225–237.

Longitudinal shifts in dissolved organic matter chemogeography and chemodiversity within headwater streams: a river continuum reprise

Mosher, J.J., L.A. Kaplan, D.C. Podgorski, A.M. McKenna, and A.G. Marshall. 2015. Biogeochemistry 124(1–3):371–385.

Improved performance of the PacBio SMRT technology for 16S rDNA sequencing

Mosher, J.J., B. Bowman, E.L. Bernberg, O. Shevchenko, J. Kan, J. Korlach, and L.A. Kaplan. 2014. Journal of Microbiological Methods 104:59–60.
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