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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

Uptake of nutrients and organic C in streams in New York City drinking-water-supply watersheds

Newbold, J.D., T.L. Bott, L.A. Kaplan, C.L. Dow, J.K. Jackson, A.K. Aufdenkampe, L.A. Martin, D.J. Van Horn, and A.A. Long. 2006. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 25(4):998–1017.

Ecosystem metabolism in streams of the Catskill Mountains (Delaware and Hudson River watersheds) and Lower Hudson Valley

Bott, T.L., D.S. Montgomery, J.D. Newbold, D.B. Arscott, C.L. Dow, A.K. Aufdenkampe, J.K. Jackson, and L.A. Kaplan. 2006. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 25(4):1018–1044.

Enhanced source-water monitoring for New York City: summary and perspective

Sweeney, B.W., D.B. Arscott, C.L. Dow, J.G. Blaine, A.K. Aufdenkampe, T.L. Bott, J.K. Jackson, L.A. Kaplan, and J.D. Newbold. 2006. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 25(4):1062–1067.

Biodegradable dissolved organic matter in a temperate and a tropical stream determined from ultra-high resolution mass spectrometry

Kim, S., L.A. Kaplan, and P.G. Hatcher. 2006. Limnology and Oceanography 51:1054–1063.

Measuring watershed health: training conservation planners how to use biophysical tools for monitoring streams in neo-tropical ecosystems

Sweeney, B.W., et al. 2006. Moore Foundation Peru Project Final Report. Stroud Water Research Center, Avondale, Pennsylvania.

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