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Stories From the Streams: Salty Streams

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How salty is too salty? Road salt keeps travelers safe in winter but can pose a serious threat to nearby streams. Episode 5 in the “Stories from the Streams” series from WHYY TV12.

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Why some mayfly adults are older and larger: photoperiodic induction of larval quiescence

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Funk, D.H., B.W. Sweeney, and J.K. Jackson. 2019. Freshwater Science, early online access.

Online Atlas of Aquatic Insects Aids Water-Quality Monitoring

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A new online field guide promises to be an important tool for monitoring water quality and learning how to correctly identify freshwater insects.

Courtland Hess

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Former Intern Deirdre Flemming Is Farming Like a Scientist

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“I feel like the farm is our living laboratory, and I look at farming like an entomologist. It’s an integrated system, and I’m never bored.”

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Stories From the Streams: Stream Fever

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Discover why streams that are too warm endanger the habitats of mayflies and other life sustaining insects. Episode 3 in the “Stories from the Streams” series from WHYY TV12.

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Salting for Safety is Taking a Toll

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In some areas, salt is necessary for safe winter driving and walking. But we have to decide how much is too much and what price we are paying for it.

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Temperature affects acute mayfly responses to elevated salinity: implications for toxicity of road de-icing salts

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Jackson, J.K., and D.H. Funk. 2018. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 374(1764).