The Application of Scaling Rules to Energy Flow in Stream Ecosystems

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

Scientists have grown young deciduous trees in an atmosphere enriched with the stable isotope of carbon so as to follow the fate of those organic molecules in small laboratory reactors, microcosms, and through whole stream releases of these molecules in first- through fifth-order streams. Investigations have involved working in the forested Neversink River watershed of New York.

(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, DEB 0516449

Principal Investigator: Louis A. Kaplan


  • 2011: Peter Miller and Paul Hebert (University of Guelph), Eric Stein (SCCWRP), and Erik Pilgrim (USEPA)
  • 2007-2010: J. Denis Newbold and Anthony K. Aufdenkampe, Robert H. Findlay (University of Alabama), and Peggy H. Ostrom (Michigan State University)

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