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Marc Peipoch, Ph.D.

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Marc Peipoch, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Scientist
Principal Investigator, Ecosystem Ecology Group

Contact

mpeipoch@stroudcenter.org
tel. 610–910-0045
970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA 19311

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5943-831X

Interests and Expertise

Marc Peipoch is interested in the effects of nutrient pollution on aquatic biodiversity and nutrient cycling in freshwater ecosystems. His research focuses on the interactions among ecological and biogeochemical processes that drive aquatic ecosystem dynamics, and uses a diverse set of tools including field experiments, water quality sensors, and modeling approaches.

Specific projects that address these research interests include studies of nutrient spiraling in “pristine” and polluted streams, the influence of low-head milldams on water quality, biological nutrient removal within sediment plumes in agricultural streams, restoration of habitat complexity and ecosystem services in river floodplains, algal growth and nutrient uptake in large rivers, and causes and consequences of riverine algal blooms.

Most of his work has been done and continues to be in streams and rivers of the Piedmont region, the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains of Montana, and/or the Mediterranean Basin.

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Education

  • Ph.D., aquatic ecology, University of Barcelona, Spain.
  • M.S., fundamental ecology, University of Barcelona, Spain.
  • B.S., environmental science, University of Girona, Spain.

Professional Experience

  • Assistant research scientist, Stroud Water Research Center, 2018–present.
  • Professional research associate, Division of Biological Sciences, The University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, 2016–2017.
  • Postdoctoral scholar, Division of Biological Sciences, The University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, 2013–2016.
  • Visiting scholar, Flathead Lake Biological Station, The University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, 2010–2011.
  • Graduate researcher, Center for Advanced Studies of Blanes, Spanish National Research Council, Girona, Spain, 2009–2013.
  • Undergraduate research assistant, Institute of Aquatic Ecology, Department of Aquatic Sciences, University of Girona, Spain, 2009.

Publications

Stream nitrogen uptake associated with suspended sediments: a microcosm study

Bacmeister, E., E. Peck, S. Bernasconi, S. Inamdar, J. Kan, and M. Peipoch. 2022. Frontiers in Environmental Science 20.

Backed-up, saturated, and stagnant: effect of milldams on upstream riparian groundwater hydrologic and mixing regimes

Sherman, M., J. Hripto, E.K. Peck, A.J. Gold, M. Peipoch, P. Imhoff, and S. Inamdar. 2022. Water Resources Research 58(10): e2022WR033038.

Effects of relic low-head dams on stream denitrification potential: seasonality and biogeochemical controls

Hripto, J., S. Inamdar, M. Sherman, E. Peck, A.J. Gold, S. Bernasconi, K. Addy, and M. Peipoch. 2022. Aquatic Sciences 84, article number: 60.

Nitrogen sinks or sources? Denitrification and nitrogen removal potential in riparian legacy sediment terraces affected by milldams

Peck, E.K., S. Inamdar, M. Sherman, J. Hripto, M. Peipoch, A.J. Gold, and K. Addy. 2022. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, early online access.

Convergence of biofilm successional trajectories initiated during contrasting seasons

Wang, J., M. Peipoch, X. Guo, and J. Kan. 2022. Frontiers in Microbiology 16, Sec. Aquatic Microbiology.

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A new Stroud Center study shows that the density of water plays a previously overlooked role in nutrient and carbon cycling in freshwater ecosystems.

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