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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

Advancing freshwater science with sensor data collected by community scientists

Oviedo-Vargas, D., M. Peipoch, S.H. Ensign, D. Bressler, D.B. Arscott, and J.K. Jackson. 2024. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, early online access.

Porewater microbiomes in buried wetland soils: Synergic effects of water chemistry and redox gradients associated with hydrological processes

Kan, J., O. Lazareva, D. Oviedo-Vargas, S.M. McAllister, and C.S. Chan. 2024. Freshwater Biology, early online access.

Planktonic eukaryotes in the Chesapeake Bay: Contrasting responses of abundant and rare taxa to estuarine gradients

Hualong, W., F. Liu, M. Wang, Y. Bettarel, Y. Eissler, F. Chen, and J. Kan. 2024. Microbiology Spectrum, early online access.

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Freshwater Research News

White Clay Creek flooding across a roadway near the Stroud Center.
Scientists to Collect Water Quality and Climate Change Data From Hurricane Irene
Hurricane data could reveal much about how soil erosion into rivers might bury carbon and sequester it from acting as a greenhouse gas in the atmosphere.
Fly River in Papua New Guinea.
UpStream Newsletter, Summer 2011
The difference between the organic materials that enter and leave a river system tells us how the river affects greenhouse gases.
Fly River in Papua New Guinea.
Rivers Are Not Pipes
Third article in a series about an international team of scientists following the transformation of river-borne carbon from the sources of the Fly River in Papua New Guinea to its
Rio Sierpe, Costa Rica.
Stroud Center Awarded Grant to Study Agricultural Contaminants
Pesticides and other contaminants from agriculture pose an unknown threat to the Rio Sierpe ecosystem and to humans who eat contaminated fish and shellfish.
Fly River in Papua New Guinea.
Unearthing Buried Treasure in Papua New Guinea
Second article in a series about an international team of scientists following the transformation of river-borne carbon from the sources of the Fly River in Papua New Guinea to its
NSF Funds Study of Landscape Restoration Effects on Stream
NSF Funds Study of Landscape Restoration Effects on Stream
A study of the long-term impacts on streams after landscape restoration has never been done before. The grant will provide the needed funding to do so.