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Research Projects

List is in reverse chronological order and represents the most recent completed project year. See also: Featured Research Projects

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Source Tracking and Spatial/Temporal Dynamics of Bacterial Contaminants in the Red Clay Creek

Scientists monitored fecal indicator bacteria on a monthly basis at the east and west branches of the Red Clay Creek ... Read More
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Restoring Flood Attenuation and Ecological Resiliency in the Mid-Atlantic Piedmont

For this project, scientists and watershed restoration professionals restore one headwater basin to reduce flooding downstream, improve water quality, and ... Read More
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Parthenogenesis (Virgin Reproduction), Hybridization, and Life History Plasticity in Mayflies

Scientists are studying a number of mayfly species in White Clay Creek as well as in streams throughout eastern North ... Read More
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Collaborative Research: Sediment Stabilization by Animals in Stream Ecosystems: Consequences for Erosion, Ecosystem Processes, and Biodiversity

Caddisflies and other net-spinning macroinvertebrates attach gravels to one another within the streambed. These attachments result in more force required ... Read More
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CNH: Coupled Climate, Cultivation, and Culture in the Great Plains: Understanding Water Supply and Water Quality in a Fragile Landscape

This collaborative project develops a model to predict the potential impact of climate variability, climate change, land use, and human ... Read More
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Macroinvertebrate Monitoring

(Note: the formal project title changes from year to year depending on which rivers are monitored.) These projects use aquatic ... Read More
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