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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

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.

Spatial drivers of ecosystem structure and function in a floodplain riverscape: spring brook nutrient dynamics

Caldwell, S. K., M. Peipoch, and H. M. Valett. 2014. Freshwater Science. 34(2):233–244.

Intrinsic and extrinsic drivers of autotrophic N cycling in stream ecosystems: results from a translocation experiment

Peipoch, M., E. Gacia, A. Pastor, M. Ribot, J. LL. Riera, F. Sabater, and E. Martí. 2014. Limnology and Oceanography 59(6):1973–1986.
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