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Three researchers seated on the ground and one standing collect samples from a rainfall simulator.
After the Harvest, the Rain Must Come
Researchers at Stroud Water Research Center are using a rainfall simulator to assess how farming practices affect water quality in our streams and rivers ... Read More
Restoring and Protecting Water Quality and Mitigating Flooding in Rural Landscapes
Restoring and Protecting Water Quality and Mitigating Flooding in Rural Landscapes
Executive Director Dave Arscott, Ph.D., shared how Stroud Water Research Center is working to mitigate threats to water quality ... Read More
Stream Degradation and Restoration With Aquatic Insects as Our Guide
Stream Degradation and Restoration With Aquatic Insects as Our Guide
This webinar aimed to help agricultural conservation and ecosystem restoration practitioners reorient efforts toward watershed-scale approaches to achieve local restoration goals ... Read More
Video still from the Hidden World of Stream Insects webinar.
The Hidden World of Stream Insects
Entomologist David Funk presents an hour-long dive into the natural histories of some of the most fascinating stream insects he has photographed ... Read More
Salt in the Water: Action on the Ground
Salt in the Water: Action on the Ground
This webinar introduces viewers to how excessive salt affects life in freshwater streams and how a local group is raising awareness and changing behavior ... Read More
Video still from Episode 5 of the WHYY "Stories From the Streams" video series
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
Video still from Episode 6 of the WHYY "Stories From the Streams" video series
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
Video still from Episode 7 of the WHYY "Stories From the Streams" video series
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
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 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
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
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
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