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The exterior of the Moorhead Environmental Complex at dusk.

UpStream Newsletter, Summer 2012

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The Moorhead Environmental Complex — Sharing Stroud Science Starts Here: The board of directors cut the ribbon on a new building for environmental education and public outreach that models sustainable practices for managing water.

Dynamics of Organic Particles in River Ecosystems

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Suspended organic particles are important to river food webs and in the transfer of organic carbon from land to ocean. In an experiment conducted in Stroud Water Research Center’s streamside…

Hydrologic Regulation of Dissolved Organic Matter Biogeochemistry From Forests Through River Networks

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This collaborative proposal will generate the mathematical models that simulate stream flow in White Clay Creek and the movement of water carrying dissolved organic carbon from soils to the stream.…

The Application of Scaling Rules to Energy Flow in Stream Ecosystems

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Scientists have grown young deciduous trees in an atmosphere enriched with the stable isotope of carbon so as to follow the fate of those organic molecules in small laboratory reactors,…

Integrating the Carbon and Water Cycles Within an Ecosystem Esthetic Approach to Landscapes

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Stroud educators and scientists developed and implemented Your Livable Landscape: Cultivating an Ecosystem Esthetic, a collaborative education program that builds on the landscape practices of Longwood Gardens and the science…

J. Denis Newbold, Ph.D., at his desk

UpStream Newsletter, Spring 2012

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A Seeker of the Truth: Denis Newbold, Ph.D., holds both strong political beliefs and an absolute commitment to scientific rigor, not an easy place to be when science is under fire.

UpStream Newsletter, Fall 2011

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Gone Fishin’ — Evaluating the Threat of Agricultural Contaminants in the Río Sierpe: Stroud Center scientists worked in Costa Rican watersheds to identify contaminants as well as contaminated species that threaten humans who consume them.

Photo of microbes by Jinjun Kan.

Stroud Center Awarded Grant to Study Meta-Ecosystems

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Scientists are using new knowledge to provide an update of the River Continuum Concept and develop a broad model of carbon cycling.

Fly River in Papua New Guinea.

UpStream Newsletter, Summer 2011

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The difference between the organic materials that enter and leave a river system tells us how the river affects greenhouse gases.

Review of a Proposed Pipeline Construction Project in Pennsylvania

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Stroud Water Research Center researchers reviewed a proposed pipeline project in central Pennsylvania and determined that natural gas exploration, extraction, and transport will impact aquatic habitats. However, additional baseline and…