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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

Urbanization pressures alter tree rhizosphere microbiomes

Rosier, C.L., S.W. Polson, V. D’Amico, J. Kan, and T.L.E. Trammell. 2021. Science Reports 11, 9447.

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Freshwater Research News

Employment Opportunity: Postdoctoral Associate in Microbial Ecology
Employment Opportunity: Postdoctoral Associate in Microbial Ecology
Stroud Water Research Center is searching for a postdoctoral associate to study molecular microbial ecology in aquatic and terrestrial environments.
Four scientists collect simulated rainfall from soil in a cornfield in White Clay Creek watershed.
Saving Streams With Good Science
Building trust in the scientific process starts with communicating our research to non-scientists. To that end, our scientists share snapshots of three long-term experiments.
A woman kneeling in a stream collects a rock scraping sample for microbial analysis.
We’ve Missed This! Stroud Center Resumes Fish Monitoring
It feels like a breath of fresh air for our research staff to resume our fish monitoring project in 37 streams of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
PFAS movement from points of use to farms and water.
Use Of Biosolids as Soil Amendments May Be a Pathway for PFAS Contamination of Soil, Water, and Ultimately, Our Food
To help understand the extent of this problem in Pennsylvania, scientists are looking at the occurrence and migration of biosolid-derived PFASs into soil and water on agricultural fields.
The Lehigh River in South Bethlehem with the SteelStacks in the background.
Why Is New York City Studying Pennsylvania’s Lehigh River?
Melinda Daniels, Ph.D., was interviewed as part of an NPR story about a study that’s causing concern among Pennsylvanians who depend on the river for their livelihoods.
Restoring and Protecting Water Quality and Mitigating Flooding in Rural Landscapes
Restoring and Protecting Water Quality and Mitigating Flooding in Rural Landscapes
Executive Director Dave Arscott, Ph.D., shared how Stroud Water Research Center is working to mitigate threats to water quality.