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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

Phenological modeling of the parthenogenetic mayfly Neocloeon triangulifer (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae) in White Clay Creek

Kolpas, A., D.H. Funk, J.K. Jackson, and B.W. Sweeney. 2019. Ecological Modeling 416, 108892

Widespread cryptic viral infections in lotic biofilms

Payne, A.T., A.J. Davidson, J. Kan, M. Peipoch, R. Bier, and K. Williamson. 2019. Biofilm 2, 100016.

Spatial heterogeneity in water velocity drives leaf litter dynamics in streams

Bastias, E., M. Bolivar, M. Ribot, M. Peipoch, S.S.A. Thomas, F. Sabater, and E. Martí. 2019. Freshwater Biology, early online access.

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Freshwater Research News

Visiting Scientist Goes with the Flow
Visiting Scientist Goes with the Flow
Clara Mendoza-Lera's research will investigate the burden that heavy storms and flooding, worsened by climate change, place on stream ecosystem ... Read More
Scientists setting a net for electrofishing
Stroud Center Scientists Monitor Fish for National Park Service
Stroud Center has contracted with the National Capital Region Network to monitor fish populations at 37 sites, mainly in Maryland, ... Read More
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Stories From the Streams: Straight From the Source
Learn how scientists are using advanced tools to track down the source of potentially harmful contaminants. Episode 6 in the ... Read More
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Sharing Our Science in Salt Lake City
Stroud Center scientists shared their work at the weeklong annual meeting of this premier international organization of aquatic scientists ... Read More
Video still from Episode 7 of the WHYY "Stories From the Streams" video series
Stories From the Streams: Wonders of the Watershed
Nature has a perfect way of insuring that rainwater sustains the planet. Episode 7 in the “Stories from the Streams” ... Read More
Wading Into Citizen Science
Wading Into Citizen Science
Environmental Monitor profiled the environmental education program at The Hill School in the Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area ... Read More