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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

Phenological modeling of the parthenogenetic mayfly Neocloeon triangulifer (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae) in White Clay Creek

Kolpas, A., D.H. Funk, J.K. Jackson, and B.W. Sweeney. 2019. Ecological Modeling 416, 108892

Widespread cryptic viral infections in lotic biofilms

Payne, A.T., A.J. Davidson, J. Kan, M. Peipoch, R. Bier, and K. Williamson. 2019. Biofilm 2, 100016.

Spatial heterogeneity in water velocity drives leaf litter dynamics in streams

Bastias, E., M. Bolivar, M. Ribot, M. Peipoch, S.S.A. Thomas, F. Sabater, and E. Martí. 2019. Freshwater Biology, early online access.

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Freshwater Research News

Former Intern Deirdre Flemming Is Farming Like a Scientist
Former Intern Deirdre Flemming Is Farming Like a Scientist
“I feel like the farm is our living laboratory, and I look at farming like an entomologist. It’s an integrated ... Read More
A Digital Mayfly Swarm Is Emerging
A Digital Mayfly Swarm Is Emerging
Low-cost, open-source data collectors and a suite of collaborative online tools are making big leaps in the field of watershed ... Read More
Going to Extremes
Going to Extremes
The Stroud Center is engaged in research aimed at creating and testing new land-management practices to address issues raised by ... Read More
An Introduction to Tropical Stream Research
An Introduction to Tropical Stream Research
Stroud Center scientists introduced six board members to Maritza Biological Station and the importance of our water research in the ... Read More
Algae That Is Beneficial … Until It Isn’t
Algae That Is Beneficial … Until It Isn’t
When a stream’s normal ecosystem is disturbed, the growth of a normally beneficial species can explode and cause problems ... Read More
Most-Used Pesticides Pose Unknown Threat to Waterways, Subject of New Study
Most-Used Pesticides Pose Unknown Threat to Waterways, Subject of New Study
Approximately 95 percent of a neonicotinoid application washes into soil, streams, lakes, and elsewhere into the surrounding environment ... Read More