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Science Never Retires

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Tom Bott, Bern Sweeney, Lou Kaplan and Denis Newbold are using their retirement in order to continue to pursue their passions in freshwater science.

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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Impacts of hydrous manganese oxide on the retention and lability of dissolved organic matter

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Stuckey, J.W., C. Goodwin, J. Wang, L.A. Kaplan, P. Vidal-Esquivel, T.P. Beebe Jr., and D.L. Sparks. 2018. Geochemical Transactions 19:6.

Evaluating Potential Impacts on Groundwater of Passive Composting of Spent Mushroom Substrate According to Best Practices Guidelines

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Researchers are testing whether Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection guidelines for passive composting of spent mushroom substrate are protecting groundwater.

Collaborative Research: Coupled Geochemical and Geobiological Characterization of Dissolved Organic Matter Oxidation to Carbon

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Scientists are studying stream networks from two different climatic regions to identify which molecules release high rates of CO2 into the atmosphere from streams and rivers.

Metaecosystems and the Upstream Legacy: Influence of Dissolved Organic Matter on the Structure and Function of Streambed Bacterial Communities

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Investigators explore how the quality of organic molecules changes with distance downstream and how those changes influence the composition of the communities of streambed microbes using that food resource.

Your Livable Landscape: Cultivating an Ecosystem Esthetic

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An educational project showing how a shift to an ecosystem esthetic can reduce the carbon footprint of a landowner’s landscape while its maintaining beauty.

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Variation of organic matter quantity and quality in streams at Critical Zone Observatory watersheds

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Miller, M.P., E.W. Boyer, D.M. McKnight, M.G. Brown, R.S. Gabor, C.T. Hunsaker, L. Iavorivska, S. Inamdar, D.W. Johnson, L.A. Kaplan, H. Lin, W.H. McDowell, and J.N. Perdrial. 2016. Water Resources Research 52(10):8202–8216.

The Peru Project

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A scientific research and environmental education project in the headwaters of the Amazon in Peru funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

Map of the Área de Conservación Guanacaste in Costa Rica

Long-Term Research in Environmental Biology: Costa Rica

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A study of small to intermediate size streams in the Área de Conservación Guanacaste in Costa Rica, with the backdrop of a natural and successional mosaic.