Freshwater Research

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

Spatial and temporal variations of bacterioplankton in the Chesapeake Bay: a re‐examination with high‐throughput sequencing analysis

Wang, H., C. Zhang, F. Chen, and J. Kan. 2020. Limnology and Oceanography, early online access.

Stream restoration for legacy sediments at Gramies Run, Maryland: early lessons from implementation, water quality monitoring, and soil health

Mattern, K., A. Lutgen, N. Sienkiewicz, G. Jiang , J. Kan, M. Peipoch, and S. Inamdar. 2020. Water 12(8):2164.

Streambank legacy sediment contributions to suspended sediment‐bound nutrient yields from a Mid‐Atlantic, Piedmont watershed

Jiang, G., A. Lutgen, K. Mattern, N. Sienkiewicz, J. Kan, and S. Inamdar. 2020. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, early online access.

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Freshwater Research News

A Watershed of Curiosity
A Watershed of Curiosity
Not everyone has the opportunity to become a professional scientist, but a great scientist can come from anywhere. Anyone can ... Read More
Meet Courtland Hess and Adam Gochnauer, Entomologists
Meet Courtland Hess and Adam Gochnauer, Entomologists
Hess and Gochnauer tell us what brought them to Stroud Water Research Center and what they hope to achieve here ... Read More
Stream Monitoring in the Delaware River Basin: More Than Just Numbers
Stream Monitoring in the Delaware River Basin: More Than Just Numbers
Master Watershed Stewards help develop science capacity to support stream and river protection and restoration by citizen science programs ... Read More
Photo of the mayfly, Neocloeon triangulifer, by DH Funk
Modeling Mayflies to Understand the Challenges of a Warming Planet
There are some questions too complicated for lab experiments to answer ... Read More
Mimicking Mother Nature to Protect Clean Water
Mimicking Mother Nature to Protect Clean Water
Stroud Center scientists are pioneering a scientifically valid way to simulate rain to study the links between farming practices and ... Read More
Video still from Episode 5 of the WHYY "Stories From the Streams" video series
Stories From the Streams: Salty Streams
How salty is too salty? Road salt keeps travelers safe in winter but can pose a serious threat to nearby ... Read More