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.
Sleighter, R.L., R.M. Cory, L.A. Kaplan, H.A.N. Abdulla, and P.G. Hatcher. 2014. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeochemistry 119(8):1520–1537.
Mei, Y., G.M. Hornberger, L.A. Kaplan, J.D. Newbold, and A.K. Aufdenkampe. 2014. Water Resources Research 50(7):5774–5796.
Sawyer, A.H., L.A. Kaplan, O. Lazareva, and H.A. Michael. 2014. Water Resources Journal 50(6):4877–4892.
Bengtsson, M.M., K. Wagner, N.R. Burns, E.R. Herberg, W. Wanek, L.A. Kaplan, and T.J. Battin. 2014. Scientific Reports 4, Article number: 5187.
Tsang, Y.P., G. Hornberger, L.A. Kaplan, J.D. Newbold, and A.K. Aufdenkampe. 2014. Hydrological Processes 28(4):2439–2450.
Investigators explore how the quality of organic molecules changes with distance downstream and how those changes influence the composition of the communities of streambed microbes using that food resource. The ... Read More
Louis A. Kaplan, Ph.D., accepted a one-year appointment as a visiting scientist at the federal agency that funds innovative scientific research ... Read More
As microbes process dissolved organic matter from leaves that fall into streams, they release CO2 into the atmosphere. Scientists are studying stream networks from two different climatic regions to identify ... Read More