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Stories From the Streams: Salty Streams
How salty is too salty? Road salt keeps travelers safe in winter but can pose a serious threat to nearby streams. Episode 5 in the “Stories from the Streams” series from WHYY TV12 ... Read More
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Stories From the Streams: Saving Soil, Saving Streams
Learn how farmers and scientists can work together to maintain the health of soil and streams. Episode 2 in the “Stories from the Streams” series from WHYY TV12 ... Read More
Float and Flow in the Brandywine
Float and Flow in the Brandywine
To measure how fast algae grow while they are floating downstream, Stroud Center scientists floated, along with the algae, for an afternoon in canoes ... Read More
Mitigating the Effects of Extreme Rain Events
Mitigating the Effects of Extreme Rain Events
Fluvial Geomorphologist Melinda Daniels, Ph.D., was interviewed by NBC10 Philadelphia about how climate change is impacting flooding in our region and our research to combat it ... Read More
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Stories From the Streams: Straight From the Source
Learn how scientists are using advanced tools to track down the source of potentially harmful contaminants. Episode 6 in the “Stories from the Streams” series from WHYY TV12 ... Read More
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Stories From the Streams: Wonders of the Watershed
Nature has a perfect way of insuring that rainwater sustains the planet. Episode 7 in the “Stories from the Streams” series from WHYY TV12 ... Read More
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“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 Tempisquito ... Read More
Scott Ensign at Rodale Field Day
Sharing Our Science at Rodale Institute’s Field Day
Visitors learned the importance of integrating knowledge about farming practices and water quality and assessing the influence that farming decisions have on soils and streams ... Read More
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Research Reveals Caddisflies are Ecosystem Engineers
Hydropsychid caddisflies spin silk mesh nets that they use to filter feed. These nets are important ecosystem engineering structures in flowing waters ... Read More
Global Impact: Preserving and Conserving Fresh Water Around the World
Global Impact: Preserving and Conserving Fresh Water Around the World
Our scientists are advancing knowledge of freshwater systems on five continents and our educators are using the Leaf Pack Network® materials to teach freshwater stewardship throughout North, Central and South America, with plans to expand to Africa and China ... Read More
USDA Programs Put Stroud Center Science on the Ground
USDA Programs Put Stroud Center Science on the Ground
With the help of the USDA, a growing number of farmers are choosing to plant streamside forests to protect water quality for their downstream neighbors ... Read More
Mayfly Eggs Hatching a Minute After Being Laid
Mayfly Eggs Hatching a Minute After Being Laid
This ovoviviparous mayfly holds her eggs internally until embryonic development is complete after which she lays them in water and they hatch immediately ... Read More
Water Science Careers: Entomology Researcher
Water Science Careers: Entomology Researcher
John Jackson, Ph.D., talks about his work as principal investigator in the Entomology Group at Stroud Water Research Center ... Read More
Water Science Careers: Citizen Science Project Facilitator
Water Science Careers: Citizen Science Project Facilitator
David Bressler describes his work as a citizen science facilitator at Stroud Water Research Center ... Read More
Water Science Careers: Watershed Management
Water Science Careers: Watershed Management
Dave Montgomery talks about his work as watershed manager at Stroud Water Research Center ... Read More
Water Science Careers: Information Services
Water Science Careers: Information Services
Charles Dow, Ph.D., talks about his work as Director of Information Services at Stroud Water Research Center ... Read More
Water Science Careers: Fluvial Geomorphology
Water Science Careers: Fluvial Geomorphology
Melinda Daniels, Ph.D., describes her work as a fluvial geomorphologist at Stroud Water Research Center ... Read More
Water Science Careers: Fisheries and Microbiology
Water Science Careers: Fisheries and Microbiology
Laura Borecki Zgleszewski describes her work in the Fish Ecology and Microbiology groups at Stroud™ Water Research Center ... Read More
Water Science Careers: Administration and Research
Water Science Careers: Administration and Research
David Arscott, Ph.D., describes his education, research, and work at Stroud™ Water Research Center ... Read More
Water Science Careers: Biogeochemistry
Water Science Careers: Biogeochemistry
Michael Gentile describes his work as a biogeochemistry research technician at Stroud™ Water Research Center ... Read More
Water Science Careers: Aquatic Entomology
Water Science Careers: Aquatic Entomology
Kelly McIntyre describes her work as an aquatic entomology research technician at Stroud™ Water Research Center ... Read More
Microbial Fuel Cells
Microbial Fuel Cells
Stroud™ Water Research Center is exploring the possibility of generating clean and renewable energy by using microorganisms ... Read More
Mystery Midge with "Kite Tail" Eggs
Mystery Midge with “Kite Tail” Eggs
Stroud Center entomologist David Funk documented the unusual behavior of an orthoclad midge species at Lake Umbagog on the Maine/New Hampshire border: Adult females fly over the lake and extrude ... Read More
Streamside Forest Buffers Preserving Water Quality
Streamside Forest Buffers Preserving Water Quality
Research has shown that streamside forests minimize pollutants reaching the water and help streams cleanse themselves of pollutants that do reach the water ... Read More
Caddisflies
Caddisflies
Learn about the ecosystem benefits of net-spinning caddisflies, as well as how they interact with their environment ... Read More
Fish Electroshocking to Determine Stream Health
Fish Electroshocking to Determine Stream Health
Have you ever wondered what swims by your feet in your local creek? In this month’s episode of Science Education Feature, Dr. Valerie Ouellet uses electroshocking to identify the creatures ... Read More
Freshwater Science: Discovering What Keeps Streams and Rivers Healthy
Freshwater Science: Discovering What Keeps Streams and Rivers Healthy
By discovering what makes the world’s streams and rivers healthy, Stroud™ Water Research Center is ensuring we can all enjoy clean, fresh water ... Read More
Science Education Feature: Caddisflies
Science Education Feature: Caddisflies
Learn about the ecosystem benefits of net-spinning caddisflies, as well as how they interact with their environment, from Ben Tumolo, a visiting Ph.D. candidate from Montana State University. Caddisflies are ... Read More
Mystery Midge with "Kite Tail" Eggs
Mystery Midge with “Kite Tail” Eggs
Stroud Center entomologist David Funk documented the unusual behavior of an orthoclad midge species at Lake Umbagog on the Maine/New Hampshire border: Adult females fly over the lake and extrude long strings of eggs which they eventually drop into the water ... Read More