Marc Peipoch, Ph.D.

500 500 Stroud Water Research Center

Assistant Research Scientist

tel. 610–268–2153, ext. 269
970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA 19311

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.

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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.

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.


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.

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