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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

Streambank legacy sediments in surface waters: phosphorus sources or sinks?

Inamdar, S., N. Sienkiewicz, A. Lutgen, G. Jiang, and J. Kan. 2020. Soil Systems 4(2):30.

Nutrients and heavy metals in legacy sediments: concentrations, comparisons with upland soils, and implications for water quality

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

Bacterial communities and nitrogen transformation genes in streambank legacy sediments and implications for biogeochemical processing

Sienkiewicz, N., R.L. Bier, J. Wang, L. Zgleszewski, A. Lutgen, G. Jiang, K. Mattern, S. Inamdar, and J. Kan. 2020. Biogeochemistry.

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Freshwater Research News

Float and Flow in the Brandywine
Float and Flow in the Brandywine
To measure how fast algae grow while they are floating downstream, Stroud Center scientists floated, along with the algae, for ... Read More
Mitigating the Effects of Extreme Rain Events
Mitigating the Effects of Extreme Rain Events
Fluvial Geomorphologist Melinda Daniels, Ph.D., was interviewed by NBC10 Philadelphia about how climate change is impacting flooding in our region ... Read More
Visiting Scientist Goes with the Flow
Visiting Scientist Goes with the Flow
Clara Mendoza-Lera's research will investigate the burden that heavy storms and flooding, worsened by climate change, place on stream ecosystem ... Read More
Scientists setting a net for electrofishing
Stroud Center Scientists Monitor Fish for National Park Service
Stroud Center has contracted with the National Capital Region Network to monitor fish populations at 37 sites, mainly in Maryland, ... Read More
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Stories From the Streams: Straight From the Source
Learn how scientists are using advanced tools to track down the source of potentially harmful contaminants. Episode 6 in the ... Read More
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Sharing Our Science in Salt Lake City
Stroud Center scientists shared their work at the weeklong annual meeting of this premier international organization of aquatic scientists ... Read More