Assistant Research Scientist
Principal Investigator, Ecosystem Ecology Group
970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA 19311
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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- Ph.D., aquatic ecology, University of Barcelona, Spain.
- M.S., fundamental ecology, University of Barcelona, Spain.
- B.S., environmental science, University of Girona, Spain.
- 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.
Influence of relict milldams on riparian sediment biogeochemistry
Saturated, suffocated, and salty: human legacies produce hot spots of nitrogen in riparian zones
Stream nitrogen uptake associated with suspended sediments: a microcosm study
Nitrogen sinks or sources? Denitrification and nitrogen removal potential in riparian legacy sediment terraces affected by milldams
Backed-up, saturated, and stagnant: effect of milldams on upstream riparian groundwater hydrologic and mixing regimes
Sharing Our Science at the National Monitoring Conference
Tropical Research Reveals Climate Change Impacts on Water Quality
A Fresh Look at River Algae in the Delaware River Basin
Cutting Waste in the Reforestation of Riparian Zones
The Viscosity Effect: A Newly Found Connection Between the Riparian Zone and Water Quality
New Way to Trace Algae Origins Could ID Sources of Water Pollution