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Louis Kaplan, Ph.D.

500 500 Stroud Water Research Center

Research Scientist Emeritus

  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania
  • Affiliate Faculty, Delaware Environmental Institute, University of Delaware

Contact

lakaplan@stroudcenter.org
970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA 19311

Interests and Expertise

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

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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

  • 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.

Publications

Hydrogen-deficient molecules in natural riverine water samples — evidence for the existence of black carbon in DOM

Kim, S., L.A. Kaplan, R. Benner, and P.G. Hatcher. 2004. Marine Chemistry 92:225–234.

Riparian deforestation, stream narrowing, and loss of stream ecosystem services

Sweeney, B.W., T.L. Bott, J.K. Jackson, L.A. Kaplan, J.D. Newbold, L.J. Standley, W.C. Hession, and R.J. Horwitz. 2004. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 101(30):14132–14137.

Isotopic (13C) analysis of dissolved organic carbon in stream water samples using an elemental analyzer coupled to a stable isotope ratio mass spectrometer

Gandhi, H., T.N. Wiegner, P.H. Ostrom, L.A. Kaplan, N.E. Ostrom. 2004. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 18:903–906.

Assessment of TOC analytical accuracy

L.A. Kaplan. 2004. American Water Works Association, Denver, Colorado.

Contributions of microbial biofilms to ecosystem processes in stream mesocosms

Battin, T.J., L.A. Kaplan, J.D. Newbold, and C.E. Hansen. 2003b. Nature 426:439–442.

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