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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.


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Recent Publications

Planktonic eukaryotes in the Chesapeake Bay: Contrasting responses of abundant and rare taxa to estuarine gradients

Hualong, W., F. Liu, M. Wang, Y. Bettarel, Y. Eissler, F. Chen, and J. Kan. 2024. Microbiology Spectrum, early online access.

Agricultural soil microbiomes differentiate in soil profiles with fertility source, tillage, and cover crops

Bier, R.L., M. Daniels, D. Oviedo-Vargas, M. Peipoch, J.R. Price, E. Omondi, A. Smith, and J. Kan. 2024. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, early online access.

Variation in freshwater insect osmoregulatory traits: A comparative approach

Cochran, J.K., S.E. Orr, D.H. Funk, A.C. Figurskey, M.H. Reiskind, and D.B. Buchwalter. 2024. Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology, early online access.

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Freshwater Research News

Three scientists stand next to a rooftop rainwater monitoring station in Georgia.
Revolutionizing Environmental Data Collection
Open source technology is helping federal agencies collect high-quality environmental data without the hassle and high costs of proprietary options.
A man walks through a Costa Rican landscape of grass and shrubs with a brilliant rainbow above.
Tropical Freshwater Research Unlocks One of Nature’s Secrets
Scientist Lou Kaplan, Ph.D., describes how tropical research like his deepens our understanding of stream ecosystems both locally and abroad.
Stroud Center and Silk Grass Farms staff pose on a bridge over a stream in Belize.
Informing Sustainable Agriculture in Belize
With the Stroud Center's help, Silk Grass Farms is protecting water resources as they deploy new farming techniques to benefit local communities.
Road Salt in Streams
Road Salt in Streams
Senior Research Scientist John Jackson recently spoke with WHYY's Studio 2 hosts about how road salt is contaminating waterways.
An endangered Atlantic sturgeon stranded on a beach.
Scientist Weighs in on New Federal Rule to Protect Delaware River’s Endangered Fish
Stroud Water Research Center’s John Jackson, Ph.D., offers insights into the Delaware River’s history and possibilities for the future.
Four members of the AGU Open Science Circle gathered at the annual meeting.
Stroud Center Presents New Research to World’s Largest Group of Earth and Space Scientists
We shared our work with the broader scientific community, were inspired by the work of others, and mentored the next generation of freshwater scientists.