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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.


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Recent Publications

Biophysical heterogeneity, hydrologic connectivity, and productivity of a montane floodplain forest

Peipoch, M., P.B. Davis, and H.M. Valett. 2022. Ecosystems, early online access.

A global synthesis of human impacts on the multifunctionality of streams and rivers

Brauns, M., D.C. Allen, I.G. Boëchat, W.F. Cross, V. Ferreira, D. Graeber, C.J. Patrick, M. Peipoch, D. von Schiller, and B. Gücker. 2022. Global Change Biology, early online access.

Metabolism and soil water viscosity control diel patterns of nitrate and DOC in a low order temperate stream

Oviedo-Vargas, D., M. Peipoch, and C. Dow. 2022. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 127(5), e2021JG006640.

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Freshwater Research News

A close view of green-dyed road salt on a walking path in Fairfax County, Virginia.
Who Can You Trust? Stroud Center Scientist Testifies on Threats of Road Salt to Fresh Water
The invitation came on the heels of the Stroud Center sharing data with the Philadelphia Inquirer underlining the gravity of the road salt crisis as it affects clean fresh water.
Myriah Wadley taking a stream sample.
Where Passion Meets Purpose: Myriah Wadley on Environmental Science and Education
Wadley is excited to share her passion for the environment with her community through boots-in-the-water educational experiences. “I want learners to feel more connected to the world around them.”
A metal scoop full of road salt being sprinkled on pavement.
Over-Seasoned: Our Taste for Salt is Killing Our Freshwater Ecosystems
The intense use of salt is now threatening our streams and rivers, marshes and ponds, and even groundwater — freshwater resources that were never meant to be so salty.
A purple martin with a large dragonfly in its beak.
Follow the Martin! Migration Sensor Network Tracks Bird From Our Backyard to Central America
When wildlife-tracking telemetry towers were installed in Pennsylvania and Costa Rica, a purple martin reminded us of the connections between the temperate and tropical watersheds we study.
Graduate Research Leading to a Degree from University of Delaware
Graduate Research Leading to a Degree from University of Delaware
A graduate research assistantship position is available to investigate nutrient processing and microbial response of precolonial or pre-legacy soils following stream/riparian restoration.
A deicer truck spreading brine on an Oregon highway.
The Trouble With Road Salt
Take a look at the effects of road salt on our streams and rivers and learn how volunteers and organizations are working to monitor what’s happening to their freshwater resources.