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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

Agricultural policy and practice in the Chesapeake and Delaware Watersheds

Ehrhart, M. and J. Jackson. 2018. Water Resources Impact 20(5):22-23.

Data and models help define effective strategies in the Delaware River Watershed Initiative

Freedman, P., D.B. Arscott, S. Haag, and K. Hall. 2018. Water Resources Impact 20(5):19-21.

Topographic variation in soil erosion and accumulation determined with meteoric 10Be

Marquard, J., R.E. Aalto, T.T. Barrows, B.A. Fisher, A.A. Aufdenkampe, and J.O. Stone. 2018. Earth Surfaces Processes and Landforms. Early online access.

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Freshwater Research News

$1 Million Challenge Grant to Benefit the Bernard W. Sweeney, Ph.D., Executive Director's Fund
$1 Million Challenge Grant to Benefit the Bernard W. Sweeney, Ph.D., Executive Director’s Fund
Honoring Bern’s long career at the Stroud Center while ensuring the legacy of his dedication to global research, education, and ... Read More
Photo of Lou Kaplan seated on a rock in a stream
Science Never Retires
Tom Bott, Bern Sweeney, Lou Kaplan and Denis Newbold are using their retirement in order to continue to pursue their ... Read More
Sharing Our Science: From Data Analysts to Fly Fishermen
Sharing Our Science: From Data Analysts to Fly Fishermen
Charlie Dow talks about long-term datasets and Scott Ensign explains how fly fishermen can protect and restore the streams upon ... Read More
Pennsylvania Master Watershed Stewards
Meet the Master Watershed Stewards Who Are Saving Streams
To help citizen scientists become better volunteer stream monitors, we've partnered with Penn State Extension’s Master Watershed Steward program ... Read More
New Entomologist Cuts Her Own Path
New Entomologist Cuts Her Own Path
A year spent backpacking on the West Coast ignited a passion for fresh water in Maria Scarborough, the newest addition ... Read More
Photo of a rainbow near Maritza Biological Station, Costa Rica
Field Notes From Our Work in Costa Rica
A team of five Stroud Center scientists worked under the rainbows of the Orosí Volcano in Costa Rica to survey ... Read More
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