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Fluvial Geomorphology

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Scientists Monitor New Wetland Designed for Flood Control and Improved Stream Habitat

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Because of flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation provided Stroud Water Research Center with a $3 million grant to reduce flooding across the 1,800-acre White Clay Creek watershed by 40 percent.

Penn State Water Insights Seminar

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Attend in person or online! Stroud Center associate scientist, Melinda Daniels, Ph.D., will showcase a demonstration watershed restoration effort funded following Hurricane Sandy.

Nature’s Engineers: Beavers Provide Benefits to Streams

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“Before European colonization, beavers would have been ubiquitous across the northern United States Great Lakes region,” explains Melinda Daniels, Associate Research Scientist and Principal Investigator of the Fluvial Geomorphology Group.

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

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This project tracked trout habitat use and stream water temperature in three headwater streams of the Loyalsock River, Pennsylvania, to evaluate how brook and brown trout compete for thermal refugia habitats.

Restoring Flood Attenuation and Ecological Resiliency in the Mid-Atlantic Piedmont

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For this project, scientists and watershed restoration professionals restore one headwater basin to reduce flooding downstream, improve water quality, and increase stream-ecosystem resilience so that it will once again support a breeding population of native brook trout and other coldwater fish.

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.

Collaborative Research: Sediment Stabilization by Animals in Stream Ecosystems: Consequences for Erosion, Ecosystem Processes, and Biodiversity

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Researchers are running laboratory experiments in experimental streams, conducting field experiments and surveys, and modeling the landscape-scale effects of caddisflies and other net-spinning macroinvertebrates on stream-ecosystem processes.

CNH: Coupled Climate, Cultivation, and Culture in the Great Plains: Understanding Water Supply and Water Quality in a Fragile Landscape

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This collaborative project develops a model to predict the potential impact of climate variability, climate change, land use, and human activity on water resources across decades and centuries in the Central Great Plains of North America.

Assessment of Environmental Conditions in Streams of the Runnymede Sanctuary Based on Physical, Chemical, and Macroinvertebrate Monitoring

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This study quantifies the condition of Doe Run and its tributaries as they enter and exit the sanctuary based on water chemistry and aquatic macroinvertebrates at the sanctuary and at other streams in the region.