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Our Global Research Efforts

The establishment of Maritza Biological Station marked the beginning of increasingly far-flung travels for Stroud™ Water Research Center researchers and educators, which over the next 30 years would take them literally around the world: to conduct research on the Amazon and Congo rivers and the streams of Papua New Guinea; to lead education workshops in Peru and organize a Leaf Pack group in Kenya in collaboration with Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai’s Green Belt Movement; and most recently, to journey to the bucolic country of Bhutan, high in the Himalayas, to assess water-quality conditions and help set up monitoring and citizen-science programs to enable local communities to protect their freshwater sources, which are at once an enormous economic asset and a fragile natural ecosystem.

International Research and Education News

Photo of a rainbow near Maritza Biological Station, Costa Rica
Field Notes From Our Work in Costa Rica
A team of five Stroud Center scientists worked under the rainbows of the Orosí Volcano in Costa Rica to survey ... Read More
Video still of a tapir enjoying the rain
“Caught” at Maritza: Tapir Enjoying the Rain
Rafa Morales Cueto, field station manager at Maritza Biological Station, filmed this tapir enjoying the rain while swimming in Río ... Read More
Scott Ensign in the lowland dry forest near Maritza
Meet Scott Ensign, New Assistant Director
Ensign comes to the Stroud Center at a unique point in its history. “Many of the legendary scientists who made ... Read More
Re-Wilding Tropical Ecosystems Starts With Clean Fresh Water
Re-Wilding Tropical Ecosystems Starts With Clean Fresh Water
Bern Sweeney, Ph.D., traveled to Costa Rica in late January to discuss innovative practices in re-wilding tropical ecosystems including rainforests, ... Read More
Los biólogos realizan experimentos para evaluar la salud de los arroyos del Perú
Los biólogos realizan experimentos para evaluar la salud de los arroyos del Perú
El Centro Amazónico de Educación Ambiental e Investigación (ACEER) y el Centro de Investigación del Agua Stroud presentarán seminarios para ... Read More
Talking About Rafa: Maritza’s Manager In Words and Pictures
Talking About Rafa: Maritza’s Manager In Words and Pictures
By Jamie Blaine When Bern Sweeney describes Rafa Morales, the job he does and the responsibilities he has for the ... Read More
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