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Algal bloom in Brandywine Creek where it flows under a railroad bridge.

Who’s Polluting Our Water? Scientists’ New Way to Trace Algae Origins Could Tell Us

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Not all algae are harmful but too much can be deadly. Why? Because when they die, the blooms feed bacteria that rob the water of oxygen. 

Myriah Wadley taking a stream sample.

Where Passion Meets Purpose: Myriah Wadley on Environmental Science and Education

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Wadley is excited to share her passion for the environment with her community through boots-in-the-water educational experiences. “I want learners to feel more connected to the world around them.”

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Deciphering the origin of riverine phytoplankton using in situ chlorophyll sensors

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Peipoch, M., and S. Ensign. 2022. Limnology and Oceanography LettersPeipoch, M., and S. Ensign. 2022. Limnology and Oceanography Letters 7(2): 159-166.

Myriah Wadley

Myriah Wadley

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Research Technician, Part-Time Environmental Educator

Three researchers seated on the ground and one standing collect samples from a rainfall simulator.

After the Harvest, the Rain Must Come

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Researchers at Stroud Water Research Center are using a rainfall simulator to assess how farming practices affect water quality in our streams and rivers.

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Beyond the light effect: how hydrologic and geomorphologic stream features control microbial distribution across pool sequences in a temperate headwater stream

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Ouellet V., M.D. Daniels, M. Peipoch, L. Zgleszewski, N. Watson, E. Gibson, S. Krause, and J. Kan. 2021. Ecohydrology, early online access.

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Draining the landscape: how do nitrogen concentrations in riparian groundwater and stream water change following milldam removal?

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Lewis, E., S. Inamdar, A.J. Gold, K. Addy, T.L.E. Trammell, D. Merritts, M. Peipoch, P.M. Groffman, J. Hripto, M. Sherman, J. Kan, R. Walter, and E. Peck. 2021. Journal of Geophysical Research Biogeosciences 126(8), e2021JG006444.

2021 entomology summer intern group photo.

Meet Our 2021 Summer Interns

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Our summer internship program, now in its 49th year, has ushered through hundreds of interns seeking meaningful learning experiences.

Water Quality Modeling to Support Source Water and Aquatic Life Protection, Octoraro Creek, Pennsylvania and Maryland

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This project supports water quality monitoring and development of a water quality model to guide an alternative restoration plan for the Octoraro Creek Watershed. The data, model, and plan will…

Restoration Project Impact Assessment in Support of Delaware River Watershed Initiative

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This project quantifies the positive impact of one or several restoration projects associated with the Delaware River Watershed Initiative, namely those funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Delaware…