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Screenshot of Caddisflies, Engineering an Ecosystem video

Research Reveals Caddisflies are Ecosystem Engineers

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Hydropsychid caddisflies spin silk mesh nets that they use to filter feed. These nets are important ecosystem engineering structures in flowing waters.

A stream cascade in Lofty Creek, Pennsylvania.

Resilience of aquatic net-spinning caddisfly silk structures to common global stressors

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Albertson, L.K., and M.D. Daniels. 2016. Freshwater Biology 61(5):670–679.

2015 Society for Freshwater Science conference logo.

Sharing Our Science: Summer 2015

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In May, Stroud Water Research Center scientists attended the weeklong annual meeting of the Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Lindsey Albertson working with flumes in the stream house.

Lindsey Albertson Takes Over Stream House

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Lindsey Albertson, who earned her Ph.D. in Ecology at the University of California in Santa Barbara last year, has been doing postdoctoral research at Stroud Center, investigating how animals influence sediment erosion in streams during storms.