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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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Recent Publications

Biophysical heterogeneity, hydrologic connectivity, and productivity of a montane floodplain forest

Peipoch, M., P.B. Davis, and H.M. Valett. 2022. Ecosystems, early online access.

A global synthesis of human impacts on the multifunctionality of streams and rivers

Brauns, M., D.C. Allen, I.G. Boëchat, W.F. Cross, V. Ferreira, D. Graeber, C.J. Patrick, M. Peipoch, D. von Schiller, and B. Gücker. 2022. Global Change Biology, early online access.

Metabolism and soil water viscosity control diel patterns of nitrate and DOC in a low order temperate stream

Oviedo-Vargas, D., M. Peipoch, and C. Dow. 2022. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 127(5), e2021JG006640.

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Freshwater Research News

Effects of Drilling For Natural Gas
Effects of Drilling For Natural Gas
November 8, 2009. Rodale News: Stroud Center scientist Louis Kaplan, Ph.D. was interviewed about the effects of drilling for natural gas on freshwater systems.
Critical Zone Observatory Seeks to Answer Climate Change Questions
Critical Zone Observatory Seeks to Answer Climate Change Questions
Project aims to determine how soil erosion and sediment transport through rivers impact carbon exchange between land and atmosphere, and affect climate.
Scientists Argue Climate Change Mitigation Strategies Fall Short, Ignoring Significant Carbon Cycling Processes of Inland Waters
Scientists Argue Climate Change Mitigation Strategies Fall Short, Ignoring Significant Carbon Cycling Processes of Inland Waters
Streams, rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and wetlands play an important role in the carbon cycle that is unaccounted for in conventional carbon cycling models.
Director Sweeney to Lead Freshwater Surveillance Group
Director Sweeney to Lead Freshwater Surveillance Group
The International Barcode of Life project has appointed Dr. Bernard W. Sweeney, Director of the Stroud Center, to head its Freshwater Surveillance group.
Five Days + Seventeen People = A World of Promise
Five Days + Seventeen People = A World of Promise
The Stroud Center gained invaluable insights into ways to improve and adapt our popular Leaf Pack Kit for use in Spanish-speaking countries and the tropics.
A River Runs Through Us
A River Runs Through Us
September 14, 2008. The Reading Eagle: Stroud Center scientist John Jackson, Ph.D., was interviewed about the health of the Schuylkill River.