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Moving Freshwater Science Forward

Our efforts at Stroud™ Water Research Center require intellectual curiosity, a systematic and rigorous approach to scientific research, and the drive to answer a series of challenging questions about freshwater ecosystems. The answers to these questions may take decades to fully understand, but it is critical that we persist, as they have the power to influence others in ways that positively affect the world’s finite supply of clean fresh water.

Recent Publications

Impacts of conventional and organic management practices on soil health and water quality

Mukherjee, A., R. Bier, E. Omondi, J. Kan, and M. Daniels. 2020. Rodale Institute website.

Space colonization by branching trachea explains the morphospace of a simple respiratory organ

Ruiz-Sobrino, A., C.A. Martín-Blanco, T. Navarro, I. Almudi, G. Masiero, M. Jimenez-Caballero, D.B. Buchwalter, D.H. Funk, J.L. Gattolliat, M.C. Lemos, F. Jiménez, and F. Casares. 2020. Developmental Biology, early online access.

Evaluating water quality for Amazonian streams along the Interoceanic Highway in Peru using macroinvertebrates collected by hand and with leaf packs

Sweeney, B.W., J.M. Battle, D.H. Funk, R.W. Flowers, T. Gonzales Ojeda, A. Huamantinco, J.K. Jackson, and M. Arnold. 2020. Limnologica, early online access.

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Freshwater Research News

Internship Opportunity: NSF REU in Watershed Biogeochemistry
Internship Opportunity: NSF REU in Watershed Biogeochemistry
This internship is part of a long-term research project focusing on how biogeochemical and ecological processes change over time after ... Read More
Photo of the mayfly, Neocloeon triangulifer, by DH Funk
Modeling Mayflies to Understand the Challenges of a Warming Planet
There are some questions too complicated for lab experiments to answer ... Read More
Mimicking Mother Nature to Protect Clean Water
Mimicking Mother Nature to Protect Clean Water
Stroud Center scientists are pioneering a scientifically valid way to simulate rain to study the links between farming practices and ... Read More
Video still from Episode 5 of the WHYY "Stories From the Streams" video series
Stories From the Streams: Salty Streams
How salty is too salty? Road salt keeps travelers safe in winter but can pose a serious threat to nearby ... Read More
Video still from Episode 2 of the WHYY "Stories From the Streams" video series
Stories From the Streams: Saving Soil, Saving Streams
Learn how farmers and scientists can work together to maintain the health of soil and streams. Episode 2 in the ... Read More
The Power of Citizen Science
The Power of Citizen Science
Citizen science engages people from all backgrounds in the scientific process, empowering them to help solve environmental problems in their ... Read More
Stroud Center Takes Mayfly to Michigan
Stroud Center Takes Mayfly to Michigan
Stroud Center staff took a road trip to Michigan to train citizens and volunteers to use lower-cost, do-it-yourself technologies to ... Read More