Menu

Long-Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB): Trajectory for the Recovery of Stream Ecosystem Structure and Function During Reforestation

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

Stream restoration in the United States is a multibillion-dollar industry. Yet long-term monitoring of its effectiveness is virtually nonexistent. Stroud Center scientists are studying restoration within White Clay Creek that involves the reforestation of meadows or pastures with native deciduous trees and the removal of invasive plant species. As the planted forest matures, researchers characterize the changes in the aquatic biological communities and their associated activity. Teachers are trained in the use of long-term environmental data as a means to enhance math skills, analytical abilities, and environmental knowledge of both students and teachers.

Funded by: National Science Foundation

Principal Investigators

Collaborators

  • 2018: J. Denis Newbold, David B. Arscott, Charles L. Dow, Steven C. Kerlin, Tara K. Muenz, Louis A. Kaplan, and Bernard W. Sweeney
  • 2016–2017: J. Denis Newbold, David B. Arscott, Charles L. Dow, Steven C. Kerlin, Tara K. Muenz, and Louis A. Kaplan
  • 2015: J. Denis Newbold, David B. Arscott, Charles L. Dow, Susan E. Gill, Tara K. Muenz, Louis A. Kaplan, and William H. Eldridge
  • 2014: J. Denis Newbold, David B. Arscott, Charles L. Dow, Susan E. Gill, and Bernard W. Sweeney
  • 2011–2013: Anthony K. Aufdenkampe, John K. Jackson, Jinjun Kan, J. Denis Newbold, William H. Eldridge, David B. Arscott, Charles L. Dow, Susan E. Gill, and Bernard W. Sweeney

Project Years: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018