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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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Arsenic and mercury distribution in an aquatic food chain: importance of femtoplankton and picoplankton filtration fractions

Alowaifeer, A.M., S. Clingenpeel, J. Kan, P.E. Bigelow, M. Yoshinaga, B. Bothner, and T.R. McDermott. 2022. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, early online access.

Stream nitrogen uptake associated with suspended sediments: a microcosm study

Bacmeister, E., E. Peck, S. Bernasconi, S. Inamdar, J. Kan, and M. Peipoch. 2022. Frontiers in Environmental Science 20.

Deciphering the diversity and distribution of chromophytic phytoplankton in the Bohai Sea and the Yellow Sea via RuBisCO genes (rbcL)

Pujariabe, L., J. Kan, Y. Xin, G. Zhang, M.A. Noman, S. Nilajkar, and J. Sun. 2022. Marine Pollution Bulletin 184, early online access.

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Freshwater Research News

UpStream Newsletter, Summer 2010
UpStream Newsletter, Summer 2010
The Stroud Center has been recording daily, monthly, seasonal, annual — and even multiyear data — in Costa Rica to gain insights on climate change.
Studying Tropical Waters To Understand the Impacts of Climate Change
Studying Tropical Waters To Understand the Impacts of Climate Change
Naturally occurring differences in temperature, rainfall, and hydrological characteristics of tropical landscapes will yield useful information about how climate variation and change may impact the diverse species that populate our
Monitors Find Healthy Signs in Hay Creek Near Birdsboro
Monitors Find Healthy Signs in Hay Creek Near Birdsboro
April 21, 2010. bctv.org: Stroud Water Research Center employees were interviewed while monitoring Hay Creek during their annual Schuylkill River Watershed monitoring.
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.