Menu

Marc Peipoch, Ph.D.

500 500 Stroud Water Research Center

Assistant Research Scientist

Contact

mpeipoch@stroudcenter.org
tel. 610–268–2153, ext. 269
970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA 19311

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

Interests and Expertise

I am interested in fine- and large-scale controls on ecosystem structure and function, mostly in streams, rivers and floodplains. I use a diverse set of tools including field, laboratory, and modelling approaches. My research seeks to determine to what extent and under which conditions ecosystem patterns can be constrained by pressures operating at regional scales and/or emerging from aggregation of ecological, physical, and biogeochemical processes within the ecosystem. I am equally interested in questions addressing basic and applied research, from fundamental ecological theory to ecological restoration and conservation. More recently, I have become increasingly interested in interdisciplinary collaboration and the study of socio-ecological systems.

Google Scholar | ResearchGate | Download CV

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

Small-scale heterogeneity of microbial N uptake in streams and its implications at the ecosystem level

Peipoch, M., E. Bastias, A. Serra, L. Proia, M. Ribot, S. N. Merbt, and E. Martí. 2016. Ecology 97:1329–1344.

Nighttime and daytime respiration in a headwater stream

González-Pinzón, R., M. Peipoch, R. Haggerty, E. Martí, and J.H. Fleckenstein. 2016. Ecohydrology 9(1):93–100.

Spatial patterns in biofilm diversity across hierarchical levels of river-floodplain landscapes

Peipoch, M., R. Jones, and H. M. Valett. 2015. PLoS ONE 10(12):e0144303.

Ecological simplification: human influences on riverscape complexity

Peipoch, M., M. Brauns, H. M. Valett, F. R. Hauer, and M. Weitere. 2015. BioScience 65(11):1057.

Macrophyte complexity controls nutrient uptake in lowland streams

Levi, P. S., T. Riis, A.J. Baisner, M. Peipoch, and A. Baattrup-Pedersen. 2015. Ecosystems 18(5):914–931.
Loading...

Related News

An Introduction to Tropical Stream Research

Stroud Center scientists introduced six board members to Maritza Biological Station and the importance of our water research in the tropics ... Read More

Algae That Is Beneficial … Until It Isn’t

When a stream’s normal ecosystem is disturbed, the growth of a normally beneficial species can explode and cause problems ... Read More

Getting Slimed: Scientists Investigate Biofilms in Streams Amidst Climate Change

Slippery, shiny, and available in varying shades of green, slime is the latest research interest of two Stroud Water Research Center scientists ... Read More

Meet Marc Peipoch, New Principal Investigator

Peipoch's goal is to lead a productive, inclusive, and interdisciplinary research team: “In its very nature, the discipline of ecosystem ecology is a nexus for multiple perspectives and areas of expertise, which when put together can really tell us how ecosystems work and respond.” ... Read More