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Long-Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB): Dynamics of Stream Ecosystem Responses Across Gradients of Reforestation and Changing Climate in a Tropical Dry Forest

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

Stroud Water Research Center has expanded on 20 years of research on tropical streams near the Maritza Biological Station in northwest Costa Rica, which provides the framework of this study, to include sites near Santa Rosa and Rincón de la Vieja in an effort to study a wider range of environmental conditions. Scientists are examining stream responses to the large-scale reforestation of tropical dry forests as well as to the natural moisture gradients (i.e., wet versus dry seasons and rainy versus dry forest sites) that define much of the character of the Guanacaste Conservation Area.

(Project details may change over the lifespan of a project. The project description listed here is from the annual report of the most recent project year.)

Funded by: National Science Foundation DEB 0516516

Principal Investigators:

  • 2010: John K. Jackson, Louis A. Kaplan, J. Denis Newbold, Thomas L. Bott, and Anthony K. Aufdenkampe
  • 2005-2009: John K. Jackson

Collaborators:

  • 2010: Julio Calvo (Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica Escuela de Ingeniería Forestal, Costa Rica)
  • 2008-2009: Louis A. Kaplan, J. Denis Newbold, Thomas L. Bott, and Anthony K. Aufdenkampe, Julio Calvo (Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica Escuela de Ingeniería Forestal, Costa Rica)
  • 2005-2007: Louis A. Kaplan, J. Denis Newbold, Thomas L. Bott, and Anthony K. Aufdenkampe

Project Years: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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