International Research Projects

Featured Projects

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.

Map of the Área de Conservación Guanacaste in Costa Rica
Long-Term Research in Environmental Biology: Costa Rica
A study of small to intermediate size streams in the Área de Conservación Guanacaste in Costa Rica, with the backdrop of a natural and successional mosaic.
Peter Kjellerup and Bern Sweeney sorting aquatic macroinvertebrates as Bhutanese children watch.
Physical, Chemical, and Biological Assessment of Streams and Rivers in Bhutan and Bangladesh
Scientists evaluated water quality using macroinvertebrate studies and real-time data from monitoring stations equipped with open source technology.
Two women and a man identifying aquatic insects at a workshop in Peru.
The Peru Project
Stroud Water Research Center applied its decades of experience to an integrated research and education project in headwaters of the Amazon.