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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

Streambank legacy sediments in surface waters: phosphorus sources or sinks?

Inamdar, S., N. Sienkiewicz, A. Lutgen, G. Jiang, and J. Kan. 2020. Soil Systems 4(2):30.

Nutrients and heavy metals in legacy sediments: concentrations, comparisons with upland soils, and implications for water quality

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

Bacterial communities and nitrogen transformation genes in streambank legacy sediments and implications for biogeochemical processing

Sienkiewicz, N., R.L. Bier, J. Wang, L. Zgleszewski, A. Lutgen, G. Jiang, K. Mattern, S. Inamdar, and J. Kan. 2020. Biogeochemistry.

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Freshwater Research News

Farmer showing health soil in a field
Postdoctoral Associate in Microbial Soil Health and Water Quality
The Stroud Center is searching for a postdoctoral associate to study the impacts of agricultural cropping and conservation practices on ... Read More
Graduate Research Leading to a Degree from University of Delaware
Graduate Research Leading to a Degree from University of Delaware
Two graduate research assistantships related to legacy sediment and nutrient interactions in stream ecosystems are available starting fall 2020 or ... Read More
Marking the Passing of a Colleague and Mentor
Marking the Passing of a Colleague and Mentor
Wayne Minshall was an expert in the ecology of flowing waters and fire ecology and an important contributor and co-author ... Read More
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A Watershed of Curiosity
Not everyone has the opportunity to become a professional scientist, but a great scientist can come from anywhere. Anyone can ... Read More
Meet Courtland Hess and Adam Gochnauer, Entomologists
Meet Courtland Hess and Adam Gochnauer, Entomologists
Hess and Gochnauer tell us what brought them to Stroud Water Research Center and what they hope to achieve here ... Read More
Stream Monitoring in the Delaware River Basin: More Than Just Numbers
Stream Monitoring in the Delaware River Basin: More Than Just Numbers
Master Watershed Stewards help develop science capacity to support stream and river protection and restoration by citizen science programs ... Read More