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  • Stroud Water Research Center: Our Focus is Fresh Water
    s New News Releases Media Coverage SAFE Water Award Newsletters Annual Reports Search Hover over slideshow to pause click on a slide to learn more Our Focus Is Fresh Water Explore Our Research Learn About Our Education Programs Support Our Work Attend an Event Join the Leaf Pack Network Read Our Newsletter Who We Are Since 1967 Stroud Water Research Center has been focused on one thing fresh water We are dedicated to understanding the ecology of streams rivers and their watersheds both pristine and polluted What We Do The health of freshwater ecosystems is our first line of defense in preserving clean water and clean water is essential to all life Our freshwater research education and watershed restoration programs enable businesses policymakers landowners and individuals to make informed decisions that affect water quality and availability around the world How You Can Help Show your commitment to research and education programs that are helping to ensure clean and available water here and around the world become a Friend of Stroud Water Research Center today Have an urgent freshwater concern Find contacts for fish kills pollution erosion sedimentation well water and septic issues and nuisance algae Quick Links What s New

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  • About Stroud Water Research Center
    prescriptive measures that we recommend for water conservation and watershed stewardship Businesses government policy makers landowners and community volunteers alike use the Center s research findings to make informed decisions about issues that affect water quality and availability from land use planning and storm water management to water treatment and conservation Groundbreaking Research Stroud has been at the forefront of the most groundbreaking and critical stream research over the past four decades and many of these discoveries now provide the basic assumptions of stream research ROBERT F KENNEDY JR CHAIRMAN WATERKEEPER ALLIANCE At the heart of the organization is an interdisciplinary team of scientists whose research efforts are dedicated to understanding the ecology of streams rivers and their watersheds both pristine and polluted Driven by the philosophy that understanding the science of fresh water is fundamental to our ability to protect this finite and vital resource Stroud scientists apply their unique interdisciplinary approach to the critical questions that affect water quality and availability around the world While the Center s research is done in streams rivers and watersheds across the globe our sites near White Clay Creek in Chester County Pennsylvania and the Maritza Biological Station in the Guanacaste Conservation Area of Costa Rica are ideal natural laboratories for studying temperate and tropical freshwater ecosystems in areas protected from manmade disturbances This unique advantage and our time tested approach to the science of fresh water set us apart and enable the pioneering research for which we are known To the Center s credit are a host of internationally recognized concepts and paradigms describing fresh water ecosystems that are being leveraged today and which provide the foundation on which innovative and collaborative research begins anew Leaf packs supply most of the energy for the aquatic organisms that serve as our first

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  • About Stroud Water Research Center: Our History
    Us News What s New News Releases Media Coverage SAFE Water Award Newsletters Annual Reports Search About the Center Our History This timeline chronicles the Center s highlights since its founding in the 1960s You may use the slider bar to navigate our history by year or allow the animation to scroll automatically For a more in depth look at our history visit our portrait pages Find Out More Mission

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  • Contact Us
    well water and septic issues and nuisance algae Quick Links All Staff Scientists Educators Restoration Development Board Stroud Water Research Center 970 Spencer Road Avondale PA 19311 USA Directions Phone 610 268 2153 Extensions below Fax 610 268 0490 MEDIA CONTACT Beverly M Payton Payton Communications 215 512 7739 bpayton at stroudcenter dot org Administration and Finance Bernard Sweeney Ph D Director President Senior Research Scientist ext 222 Email David Arscott Ph D Vice President Assistant Director ext 278 Email John D Pepe Controller ext 293 Email Rebecca Duczkowski Administrative Assistant ext 296 Email Jane Sowden Grants and Contracts Administrator ext 295 Email Biogeochemistry Louis Kaplan Ph D Senior Research Scientist ext 228 Email Communications Beverly Payton Communications Consultant 215 512 7739 Email Development Kristine Lisi Director of Development ext 304 Email Kay Dixon Associate Director of Donor Relations ext 303 Email Jessica Provinski Associate Director of Special Events and Corporate Relations ext 288 Email Education and Public Programs Steven C Kerlin Ph D Director of Education ext 297 Email Tara Muenz Assistant Director of Education Leaf Pack Network Administrator ext 301 Email Libby Gregg Education Programs Assistant Information Systems Administrator ext 229 Email Entomology John Jackson Ph D Senior Research Scientist ext 226 Email Fish Molecular Ecology David Arscott Ph D Vice President Assistant Director Research Scientist ext 278 Email Fluvial Geomorphology Melinda D Daniels Ph D Associate Research Scientist ext 268 Email Information Services Charles L Dow Ph D Director of Information Services ext 259 Email Libby Gregg Information Systems Administrator Education Programs Assistant ext 229 Email Heather Brooks Web Developer ext 257 Email Microbiology Jinjun Kan Ph D Assistant Research Scientist ext 280 Email Organic and Isotope Geochemistry Anthony Aufdenkampe Ph D Associate Research Scientist ext 263 Email Watershed Restoration Matthew Ehrhart Director of Watershed Restoration ext

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  • About » Facilities
    post doctoral students who wanted to work at the Center In addition classrooms and a large lecture room were needed to teach courses the senior scientists offered through nearby universities to host scientific meetings and to reach the general public through a proposed lecture series When the additions were completed in late 1976 the Center had adequate space to offer courses to university students provide opportunities for professional groups to come and learn about new research findings and host a public lecture series which featured distinguished scientists discussing significant environmental issues The Center circa 1996 Growing With the Science Seventeen years later it became clear that the growing research and education programs had again outgrown their space Laboratories for invertebrate biology and toxicology studies were added storage areas for collections and office space for visiting scientists were enlarged a new teaching laboratory was designed for school groups the meeting room was expanded to hold 175 people comfortably and a lunch room was added When the new areas were opened in October 1996 the 24 820 square foot facility was four times the size of the original building The final project of this phase a new streamhouse for both research and education was dedicated in October 1999 The Cabin One of the most striking aspects of the Stroud Water Research Center is how well its design reflects the rural character and heritage of Chester County a direction encouraged by the Stroud family The building sits on the site of an 18th century barn whose original stone wall was incorporated into the first conference room The architecture of the education center was taken from that of two Quaker meeting houses nearby And what appeared to be a run down house across the courtyard from the laboratory turned out instead to be a

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  • Moorhead Environmental Complex
    directors co chair Rod Moorhead This new green building was built as a direct and proactive way to support the Center s environmental education and public outreach Even though the Moorhead Environmental Complex occupies only a small portion of our site the innovations associated with its construction have made all elements of the water cycle more sustainable for the entire campus The building utilizes and treats water in a way that more closely mimics nature leaving a smaller overall environmental footprint better protecting the White Clay Creek and acting as both a teaching vehicle and a replicable model for others to follow A role model A replicable model A sustainable building Understanding the science as we do it would have been counterintuitive to proceed with anything but a green building for our goal is to set an example for others and to ensure that we foster the kind of stewardship that will produce the sustainable future we envision for ourselves our children and our grandchildren Just as our findings have fundamentally contributed to the world s knowledge of freshwater biodiversity conservation practices and policy the Moorhead Environmental Complex will become a critical part of our ability to influence a broader public As we teach by doing we will influence every individual who experiences our programs The new environmental education and public outreach center will become a platform from which we can continue leading the way Incorporating Green Components Get the details of how we achieved LEED Platinum certification or follow the links below to learn about individual green components Stormwater Management Natural landscaping with porous surfaces a green roof and rain gardens with native vegetation Sustainable Water Use Treatment Rainwater capture wetland wastewater treatment composting toilets water reuse system Overall Energy Efficiency Geothermal system radiant heating natural ventilation solar power

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  • About » Research & Education Laboratories
    naturally functioning stream ecosystem This laboratory is focused on determining the composition rates of function and food web interactions of the microbial community Learn more about our microbiology group Isotope Laboratory By monitoring the movement of isotopes biologists can better understand important food web interactions such as feeding preference and rates of nutrient uptake in a microbial community These interactions play an important role in the overall functioning of aquatic ecosystems Learn more about our organic and isotope geochemistry group Bioreactor Laboratory These patented plug flow bioreactors were designed by Dr Louis Kaplan to help water utility companies monitor the amounts of biodegradable dissolved organic matter in their water supplies This knowledge can help utilities prepare and distribute a higher quality drinking water to their customers The bioreactors also constitute an important research tool for Stroud Water Research Center scientists in their studies of stream ecosystems Learn more about our biogeochemistry group Experimental Stream Facility This facility enables the Center s staff to bring natural populations of aquatic macroinvertebrates insects crayfish snails etc into the laboratory for research purposes The various rearing containers can be supplied continuously with fresh White Clay Creek water Food temperature and light can be manipulated for experiments The facility has been used to rear both temperate and tropical species throughout their entire life cycle Learn more about our entomology group Microscopy Room Healthy streams often support 200 300 species of aquatic insects crustaceans and other invertebrates forming a rich and complex biological community A component of the entomology group the microscopy room assists in the studies of factors that affect the distribution and abundance of aquatic invertebrates the functional role of invertebrates in stream and river ecosystems and how these invertebrate communities respond to human activities in temperate and tropical watersheds Education Teaching Laboratory The

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  • People of Stroud Water Research Center
    2153 ext 301 Email Profile Elizabeth S Gregg Education Programs Assistant Systems Administrator 610 268 2153 ext 229 Email Profile Entomology Healthy streams often support 200 300 species of aquatic insects crustaceans and other invertebrates forming a rich and complex biological community This laboratory studies factors that affect the distribution and abundance of aquatic invertebrates the functional role of invertebrates in stream and river ecosystems and how these invertebrate communities respond to human activities in temperate and tropical watersheds John K Jackson Ph D Senior Research Scientist Principal Investigator of the Entomology group 610 268 2153 ext 226 Email Profile Juliann Jan Battle Research Technician Email Profile Michael Broomall Research Technician Email David H Funk Entomologist and Director of Facilities 610 268 2153 ext 237 Email Profile Kelly McIntyre Research Technician Email Sally Peirson Research Technician Email Matthew Wilson Research Technician Email Facilities Stroud Water Research Center s campus is a complex of laboratories offices meeting spaces and libraries Outside projects are spread over a 1 800 acre experimental watershed Building equipment maintaining laboratory systems planting trees in research plots and general maintenance of this facility are done by a dedicated and hard working group of people David H Funk Director of Facilities 610 268 2153 ext 237 Email Profile William Milliken Maintenance Tonya Prigg Janitorial Services Salomon Romero Woodlot Technician Javier Tinoco Woodlot Technician Fish Molecular Ecology The Fish Molecular Ecology Laboratory combines genetic and ecological techniques to study and protect freshwater fish and other aquatic organisms We use modern genetic technology to learn how genetic diversity is distributed within and among populations of fish and other aquatic organisms and we conduct field and laboratory studies to learn about natural and anthropogenic factors affecting their distribution and fitness Our aim is to learn about the role of population structure in the evolutionary adaptation of fish and aquatic organisms in order to promote their long term protection David B Arscott Ph D Vice President Assistant Director Research Scientist 610 268 2153 ext 278 Email Profile William H Eldridge Ph D Adjunct Research Scientist 610 268 2153 ext 272 Email Profile Laura K Borecki Research Technician Email Profile Fluvial Geomorphology Water and sediment interact to create river channel habitats floodplains and other elements of the physical riverscape that form the basis of river ecosystems Our lab studies the movement of water sediment organic matter nutrients and other molecules through watersheds to better understand watershed hydrology geomorphology and biogeochemistry We also investigate how watershed land use and river channel restoration practices influence hydrologically mediated processes such as surface groundwater interaction sediment transport and channel evolution Melinda Daniels Ph D Associate Research Scientist 610 268 2153 ext 268 Email Profile J Denis Newbold Ph D Research Scientist Emeritus 610 268 2153 ext 227 Email Profile Valérie Ouellet Ph D Postdoctoral Researcher 610 268 2153 ext 269 Email Profile Information Services The Information Services group at the Center is involved with computer services and support network administration and data management and analysis for the

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