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Transforming Water Quality in the White Clay Creek Headwaters of Christina River Basin

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This Watershed Renaissance Initiative grant will enable Stroud Water Research Center to implement extensive watershed restoration projects designed to capture and control excess water and sediment production from agricultural hillslopes.…

Long-Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB): Trajectory for the Recovery of Stream Ecosystem Structure and Function During Reforestation

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Stream restoration in the United States is a multibillion-dollar industry. Yet long-term monitoring of its effectiveness is virtually nonexistent. Stroud Center scientists are studying restoration within White Clay Creek that…

Evaluating How Conventional, Conservation, and Organic Farming Management Practices Enhance Soil Health and Improve Water Quality

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This project investigates how different agricultural management practices influence water quality and soil health. Using Rodale Institute’s 37-year-old Farming Systems Trial and a newly established transition to organic farming at…

Land Use Effects on Stream Thermal Regime

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In this project, we measure stream temperatures throughout a series of small watersheds with land use ranging from very urbanized to completely forested to develop a predictive model of stream temperature changes.

Water Science Careers: Fluvial Geomorphology

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Melinda Daniels, Ph.D., describes her work as a fluvial geomorphologist at Stroud Water Research Center.

Award-Winning Web Toolkit Helps Protect Fresh Water

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The WikiWatershed toolkit was awarded the 2017 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

Supporting Citizen Science Within the Delaware River Watershed Initiative Cluster Team

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The Stroud Center is working to expand and encourage higher-quality citizen-science monitoring and volunteer participation in the Delaware River Initiative cluster of streams. One- and two-day traveling workshops focus on…

Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Thermal Refugia in Streams: Consequences for Brook and Brown Trout Interactions

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All species of trout are highly sensitive to stream temperature. Native brook trout at the most sensitive, needing colder temperatures than brown and other non-native species, making them most vulnerable…

Threats and Opportunities in the Conservation of Native Pelagic Spawning Fishes in Kansas

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This project documents how small dams have fragmented stream networks in the Central Great Plains region. Many fishes native to this region lay buoyant eggs that float downstream while developing.…