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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

Elucidating stream bacteria utilizing terrestrial dissolved organic matter

Akinwole, P., L. Kaplan, and R. Findlay. 2021. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 37, article 32.

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Freshwater Research News

Photo of rolled bales of hemp in a foggy field.
What Do Hemp Fiber, Soil Health, and Water Quality Have in Common?
Stroud Water Research Center has launched a collaborative project to study the cultivation, soil health and environmental impact, and manufacturing of industrial hemp fiber.
Aerial photographs of a recovering forest along White Clay Creek in Pennsylvania.
Patience is the Mother of Science: Long-Term Responses of a Stream to Reforestation
We're studying how White Clay Creek can recover from deforestation and agricultural expansion and to what extent restoration practices can acclerate that recovery.
Video still from the Hidden World of Stream Insects webinar.
The Hidden World of Stream Insects
Entomologist David Funk presents an hour-long dive into the natural histories of some of the most fascinating stream insects he has photographed.
Spotlight on Stephanie Bernasconi
Spotlight on Stephanie Bernasconi
Bernasconi originally wanted to be a marine biologist but a semester on a sailing ship convinced her to stick to studying fresh water.
Stream Reach: Building Communities from White Clay Creek to the Yangtze Basin
Stream Reach: Building Communities from White Clay Creek to the Yangtze Basin
To truly make a difference requires, not only understanding freshwater systems, but working with all kinds of communities to protect them.
47 Years and Counting: Crew Completes Susquehanna River Sampling
47 Years and Counting: Crew Completes Susquehanna River Sampling
Stroud Center entomologists have been sampling macroinvertebrates in the Susquehanna River near Procter & Gamble’s Mehoopany plant since 1974.