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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

Ghosts of landuse past: legacy effects of milldams for riparian nitrogen (N) processing and water quality functions

Inamdar, S., M. Peipoch, A. Gold, E. Lewis, J. Hripto, M. Sherman, K. Addy, D. Merritts, J. Kan, et al. 2021. Environmental Research Letters, early online access.

Effect of decreasing biological lability on dissolved organic matter dynamics in streams

Li, A., J.D. Drummond, J.C. Bowen, R.M. Cory, L.A. Kaplan, and A.I. Packman. 2020. Water Resources Research, early online access.

Ecosystem-based management for military training, biodiversity, carbon storage, and climate resiliency on a complex coastal land/water-scape

Christensen, N.L., P.A. Cunningham, K. Matthews, I.C. Anderson, M.J. Brush, S. Cohen, C.A. Currin, S. Ensign et al. 2020. Journal of Environmental Management, early online access.

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Freshwater Research News

Probe: Pharmaceuticals In Drinking Water
Probe: Pharmaceuticals In Drinking Water
The Stroud Water Research Center, in Avondale, Pa., has measured water samples from New York City's upstate watershed for caffeine, a common contaminant that scientists often look for as a
Stroud Center Celebrates Milestone Anniversary
Stroud Center Celebrates Milestone Anniversary
For 40 years, Stroud Water Research Center has worked to discover ways to preserve, restore, and protect fresh water for the planet.
Journey to Peru
Journey to Peru
An account of three weeks in the Amazon headwaters, studying the Madre de Dios River and its tributaries under a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
Tioga County EPA Grant to Study Effects of Acid Mine Drainage
Tioga County EPA Grant to Study Effects of Acid Mine Drainage
Stroud Center scientists will investigate the relationship between acid mine drainage and the ability of streams to process nitrogen and other nutrients.
Amazon Source of 5-Year-Old River Breath
Amazon Source of 5-Year-Old River Breath
Most of the carbon being outgassed as carbon dioxide from Amazonian rivers and wetlands has spent a mere five years sequestered in the plants and soils of the surrounding landscape.
Stroud Center Receives Science Initiative Challenge Grant
Stroud Center Receives Science Initiative Challenge Grant
Thanks to the generosity the “Friends of the Stroud Center,” we have met the Kresge Challenge to raise $1 million to endow equipment and instruments.