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2016 Stroud Center interns.

Welcome Summer Interns!

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Stroud Center’s internship program, now in its 44th year, has ushered through hundreds of interns who have come in search of meaningful work.

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Seasonal dynamics of the soil microbial community structure within the proximal area of tree boles: possible influence of stemflow

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Rosier, C.L., D.F. Levia, J.T. Van Stan, A.K. Aufdenkampe, and J. Kan. 2016. European Journal of Soil Biology 73:108–118.

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2014 REU Participant to Research Climate Change Using Ice Cores

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Abigail Thayer, a Research Experience for Undergraduates participant at the Stroud Center, learned about researching Earth’s Critical Zone.

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Summer Research Program Boosts Confidence, Shapes Careers

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“Hydrosphere! Lithosphere! Atmosphere! Biosphere!” students and teachers shouted during orientation for this summer’s Critical Zone Observatory (CZO) Research Experience for Undergraduates and Teachers (REU/RET). As a means to understand each…

A stream cascade in Lofty Creek, Pennsylvania.

The Role of Critical Zone Observatories in Critical Zone Science

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White, T., S. Brantley, S. Banwart, J. Chorover, W. Dietrich, L. Derry, K. Lohse, S. Anderson, A. Aufdenkampe, R. Bales, P. Kumar, D. Richter, and B. McDowell. 2015. Pages 15–17 in J.R. Giardino and C. Houser (editors). Developments in earth surface processes, volume 19: principles and dynamics of the Critical Zone. Elsevier, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Collaborative CZO Research: The Role of Metals in Nitrogen Cycling of Soils and Streams

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A collaboration with researchers at Princeton University will leverage the exceptional sensor and geochemistry data from our Critical Zone Observatory project developed by Stroud Water Research Center scientists to explore…

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Parent material and vegetation influence bacterial community structure and nitrogen functional genes along deep tropical soil profiles at the Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory

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Stone, M.M., J. Kan, and A.F. Plante. 2015. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 80:273–282.

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Forest canopy structural controls over throughfall affect soil microbial community structure in an epiphyte-laden maritime oak stand

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Rosier, C., J. van Stan, L. Moore, J. Schrom, T. Wu, J. Reichard, and J. Kan. 2015. Ecohydrology 8:1459–1470.

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Sharing Our Science: Summer 2014

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Stroud Center Scientists Attend International Conferences; Leaf Pack Network Science Hits the Road; 24 Hours, 55 Volunteers, 807 Species; Walking the Walk at Spring Creek Farms Field Day; Cultivating the Next Generation of Scientists.

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Coupled geochemical and biogeochemical characterization of dissolved organic matter from a headwater stream

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Sleighter, R.L., R.M. Cory, L.A. Kaplan, H.A.N. Abdulla, and P.G. Hatcher. 2014. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeochemistry 119(8):1520–1537.