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Ecosystem Ecology

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, Environmental Educator

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Getting Slimed: Scientists Investigate Biofilms in Streams Amidst Climate Change

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Slippery, shiny, and available in varying shades of green, slime is the latest research interest of two Stroud Water Research Center scientists.

Meet Marc Peipoch, New Principal Investigator

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Peipoch’s goal is to lead a productive, inclusive, and interdisciplinary research team: “In its very nature, the discipline of ecosystem ecology is a nexus for multiple perspectives and areas of expertise, which when put together can really tell us how ecosystems work and respond.”

Marc Peipoch, Ph.D.

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Assistant Research Scientist

Trajectories of Biofilm Succession and Recovery

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The recovery of biological communities after disturbance has always been at the core of ecology as a discipline. While much is known about how interactive effects of flow velocity and…

Long-Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB): River Ecosystem Responses to Floodplain Restoration

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After 25 years of litigation, ecological restoration is under way in the Upper Clark Fork River, Montana. The restoration includes removal of metal-laden floodplain soils, lowering of the floodplain to…

Sara Damiano

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Research Technician

Michael Gentile

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Research Technician