Phytoplankton Dynamics at the Brandywine River

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

High-frequency temperature, oxygen, and chlorophyll sensors, canoe float trips, and nutrient monitoring are the tools being used to study how much and how fast algae grow while they travel down the Brandywine River. By understanding how suspended algae respond to storms and how dams affect patterns in algae, this project will improve predictions of future changes in the river if dams are removed.

Funded by: Stroud Water Research Center

Principal Investigators: Marc Peipoch, Scott Ensign, and Diana Oviedo Vargas

Project Years: 2019, 2020, 2021