Long-Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB): Stream Ecosystem Structure and Function in a Maturing Deciduous Forest

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

This project addresses long-term changes in a stream ecosystem in southeastern Pennsylvania to evaluate best management practices for riparian or streamside lands and provide a time frame for ecosystem recovery during reforestation. Educational and outreach programs will transmit these findings to farmers and landowners for implementation, to public officials and community groups for policy considerations, and to teachers and students.

Funded by: National Science Foundation DEB 0424681

Principal Investigator: Louis A. Kaplan

Collaborators: J. Denis Newbold, Anthony K. Aufdenkampe, Thomas L. Bott, John K. Jackson, Bernard W. Sweeney, Charles L. Dow

Project Years: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009