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An Introduction to Tropical Stream Research

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Stroud Center scientists introduced six board members to Maritza Biological Station and the importance of our water research in the tropics.

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Regeneration and utilization of nutrients during the collapse of red tide of ciliate Mesodinium rubrum: influence on phytoplankton species composition

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Zhang, Y., X. Song, P. J. Harrison, S. Liu, Z. Yu, J. Kan, P. Qian, H. Liu, and K. Yin. 2018. Science China: Earth Sciences 61(10):1384–1396.

Photo of a rainbow near Maritza Biological Station, Costa Rica

Field Notes From Our Work in Costa Rica

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A team of five Stroud Center scientists worked under the rainbows of the Orosí Volcano in Costa Rica to survey a dozen streams.

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“Caught” at Maritza: Tapir Enjoying the Rain

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Rafa Morales Cueto, field station manager at Maritza Biological Station, filmed this tapir enjoying the rain while swimming in Río Tempisquito.

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Diversity and distribution of anammox bacteria in water column and sediments of the Eastern Indian Ocean

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Gang Q., J. Wanga, J. Kan, X. Zhanga, Z. Xiaa, X. Zhanga, Y. Miaoa, and J. Sun. 2018. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 133:52–62.

Scott Ensign in the lowland dry forest near Maritza

Meet Scott Ensign, New Assistant Director

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Ensign comes to the Stroud Center at a unique point in its history. “Many of the legendary scientists who made the Stroud Center famous are retired, and the next generation of scientists is leading us forward.”

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Regional groundwater and storms are hydrologic controls on the quality and export of dissolved organic matter in two tropical rainforest streams, Costa Rica

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Osburn, C.L., D. Oviedo‐Vargas, E. Barnett, D. Dierick, S.F. Oberbauer, and D.P. Genereux. 2018.  Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 123:850–866.

Global Impact: Preserving and Conserving Fresh Water Around the World

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Our scientists are advancing knowledge of freshwater systems on five continents and our educators are using the Leaf Pack Network® materials to teach freshwater stewardship throughout North, Central and South America, with plans to expand to Africa and China.

Fish of the Río Rincón, Costa Rica

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Researchers from the Stroud Center visited the Río Rincón on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica to scope out potential sites for an upcoming survey of the physical, chemical, and biological status of streams and rivers of the Osa Peninsula.

Wildlife Camera: Costa Rican Tapir

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A wildlife camera recorded footage of a tapir walking near Maritza Biological Station in Costa Rica.