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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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Arsenic and mercury distribution in an aquatic food chain: importance of femtoplankton and picoplankton filtration fractions

Alowaifeer, A.M., S. Clingenpeel, J. Kan, P.E. Bigelow, M. Yoshinaga, B. Bothner, and T.R. McDermott. 2023. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 42(1): 225–241.

Saturated, suffocated, and salty: human legacies produce hot spots of nitrogen in riparian zones

Inamdar, S.P., E.K. Peck, M. Peipoch, A.J. Gold, et.al. 2022. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 127 (12): e2022JG007138.

Deciphering the diversity and distribution of chromophytic phytoplankton in the Bohai Sea and the Yellow Sea via RuBisCO genes (rbcL)

Pujariabe, L., J. Kan, Y. Xin, G. Zhang, M.A. Noman, S. Nilajkar, and J. Sun. 2022. Marine Pollution Bulletin 184: 114193.

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Freshwater Research News

UpStream Newsletter, Fall 2011
UpStream Newsletter, Fall 2011
Gone Fishin’ -- Evaluating the Threat of Agricultural Contaminants in the Río Sierpe: Stroud Center scientists worked in Costa Rican watersheds to identify contaminants as well as contaminated species that
Map of sampling sites in the Rio Sierpe and Grande de Terraba watersheds in Costa Rica.
Gone Fishin’: Evaluating the Threat of Agricultural Contaminants in the Río Sierpe
Stroud Center scientists sampled the Río Sierpe and Grande de Terraba watersheds to identify contaminants as well as contaminated species that threaten humans who consume them.
Screenshot of the Model My Watershed web app.
Stroud Center Projects Featured at National STEM Event
The hands-on interactive nature of the Model My Watershed® and Critical Zone Observatory projects received considerable attention from both speakers and educators.
Photo of microbes by Jinjun Kan.
Stroud Center Awarded Grant to Study Meta-Ecosystems
Scientists are using new knowledge to provide an update of the River Continuum Concept and develop a broad model of carbon cycling.
White Clay Creek flooding across a roadway near the Stroud Center.
Scientists to Collect Water Quality and Climate Change Data From Hurricane Irene
Hurricane data could reveal much about how soil erosion into rivers might bury carbon and sequester it from acting as a greenhouse gas in the atmosphere.
Fly River in Papua New Guinea.
UpStream Newsletter, Summer 2011
The difference between the organic materials that enter and leave a river system tells us how the river affects greenhouse gases.