Freshwater Research

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.

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Recent Publications

Agricultural practices influence soil microbiome assembly and interactions at different depths identified by machine learning

Mo, Y., R. Bier, X. Li, M. Daniels, A. Smith, and J. Kan2024. Microbiome, early online access.

Delaware River Watershed Initiative Pollution Assessment: Stage 2 Project Report

Aufdenkampe, A.K., D.B. Arscott, B. Evans, L. Perez. 2024. Stroud Water Research Center Report #2024-001.

Achieving success with RISE: A widely implementable, iterative, structured process for mastering interdisciplinary team science collaborations

Mather, M.E., G. Granco, J.S. Bergtold, M.M. Caldas, J.L. Heier Stamm, A.Y. Sheshukov, M.R. Sanderson, and M.D. Daniels. 2023. BioScience, biad097.

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Freshwater Research News

Spanish Leaf Pack Workshop participants identifying stream insects.
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.
Spanish Leaf Pack Workshop participants collecting stream insects.
Spanish-Language Leaf Pack Experiment Kit: Fall Workshop Will Kick Off Pilot Program
Being able to reach out to 500 million Spanish speakers around the world will do a lot to promote a freshwater stewardship movement across many borders.
A stream cascade in Lofty Creek, Pennsylvania.
Fish Ecologist and Geneticist Joins the Stroud Center
Eldridge’s research is concerned with understanding and conserving the genetic diversity that is necessary for fish to adapt to changing environments.
Taking Stock of New York City’s Drinking Water
Taking Stock of New York City’s Drinking Water
On May 15th 2008, the New York Academy of Sciences will host an event to address the impact of the 1997 NYC Watershed Memorandum of Agreement.
A stream cascade in Lofty Creek, Pennsylvania.
Probe: Pharmaceuticals In Drinking Water
The Stroud Water Research Center, in Avondale, Pa., has measured water samples from New York City's upstate watershed for caffeine, a common contaminant that scientists often look for as a