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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

Spatial and temporal variations of bacterioplankton in the Chesapeake Bay: a re‐examination with high‐throughput sequencing analysis

Wang, H., C. Zhang, F. Chen, and J. Kan. 2020. Limnology and Oceanography, early online access.

Stream restoration for legacy sediments at Gramies Run, Maryland: early lessons from implementation, water quality monitoring, and soil health

Mattern, K., A. Lutgen, N. Sienkiewicz, G. Jiang , J. Kan, M. Peipoch, and S. Inamdar. 2020. Water 12(8):2164.

Streambank legacy sediment contributions to suspended sediment‐bound nutrient yields from a Mid‐Atlantic, Piedmont watershed

Jiang, G., A. Lutgen, K. Mattern, N. Sienkiewicz, J. Kan, and S. Inamdar. 2020. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, early online access.

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Freshwater Research News

Schuylkill River Community Scientist Monitoring Project to Kick Off on World Habitat Day
Schuylkill River Community Scientist Monitoring Project to Kick Off on World Habitat Day
The project aims to document the current ecological status and health of the river and seeks to engage and educate ... Read More
Photo of rolled bales of hemp in a foggy field.
What Do Hemp Fiber, Soil Health, and Water Quality Have in Common?
Stroud Water Research Center has launched a collaborative project to study the cultivation, soil health and environmental impact, and manufacturing ... Read More
Aerial photographs of a recovering forest along White Clay Creek in Pennsylvania.
Patience is the Mother of Science: Long-Term Responses of a Stream to Reforestation
We're studying how White Clay Creek can recover from deforestation and agricultural expansion and to what extent restoration practices can ... Read More
Video still from the Hidden World of Stream Insects webinar.
The Hidden World of Stream Insects
Entomologist David Funk presents an hour-long dive into the natural histories of some of the most fascinating stream insects he ... Read More
Spotlight on Stephanie Bernasconi
Spotlight on Stephanie Bernasconi
Bernasconi originally wanted to be a marine biologist but a semester on a sailing ship convinced her to stick to ... Read More
Stream Reach: Building Communities from White Clay Creek to the Yangtze Basin
Stream Reach: Building Communities from White Clay Creek to the Yangtze Basin
To truly make a difference requires, not only understanding freshwater systems, but working with all kinds of communities to protect ... Read More