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Ecosystem Ecology

Graduate Research Leading to a Degree from University of Delaware

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Two graduate research assistantships related to legacy sediment and nutrient interactions in stream ecosystems are available starting fall 2020 or spring 2021.

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Eastern oyster clearance and respiration rates in response to acute and chronic exposure to suspended sediment loads

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La Peyre, M.K., S. Bernasconi, R.Lavaud, S.M.Casas, and J.F. La Peyrec. 2020. Journal of Sea Research 157: Article 101831.

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Widespread cryptic viral infections in lotic biofilms

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Payne, A.T., A.J. Davidson, J. Kan, M. Peipoch, R. Bier, and K. Williamson. 2019. Biofilm 2, 100016.

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Spatial heterogeneity in water velocity drives leaf litter dynamics in streams

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Bastias, E., M. Bolivar, M. Ribot, M. Peipoch, S.S.A. Thomas, F. Sabater, and E. Martí. 2019. Freshwater Biology, early online access.

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Niche partitioning of microbial communities in riverine floodplains

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Peipoch, M., S.R. Miller, T.R. Antao, and H.M. Valett. 2019. Science Reports 9, 16384.

Float and Flow in the Brandywine

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To measure how fast algae grow while they are floating downstream, Stroud Center scientists floated, along with the algae, for an afternoon in canoes.

Visiting Scientist Goes with the Flow

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Clara Mendoza-Lera’s research will investigate the burden that heavy storms and flooding, worsened by climate change, place on stream ecosystem health.

Algae That Is Beneficial … Until It Isn’t

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When a stream’s normal ecosystem is disturbed, the growth of a normally beneficial species can explode and cause problems.

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Stephanie Bernasconi

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Research Technician, Part-Time Environmental Educator