Stream Evenings Featuring the Scientists of Stroud
This lecture series was presented in 2006 to introduce a general audience to the science being done at the Center. The lecture pages contain slide presentations linked with video content.
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“The Freshwater Crisis: A Global Problem With Backyard Solutions”
Dr. Sweeney is president, director, and senior research scientist at the Center. His research interests include the role of water quality monitoring in conservation, population, and community ecology of temperate and tropical aquatic macroinvertebrates. Read more about Bern Sweeney »
“Aquatic Bugs: Assessing the impact of the Clean Water Act since 1972”
Dr. Jackson is senior research scientist and principal investigator of the entomology group at the Center. His research interests span a variety of applied and basic subjects, including population and evolutionary ecology of stream insects, the role of abiotic and biotic processes in determining the structure and function of stream assemblages, energy and nutrient exchange within streams and between streams and their surrounding watersheds, and benthic monitoring and water quality assessment. Read more about John Jackson »
“Watershed Tea: Why Watersheds Are the First Stage of Drinking Water Treatment” (See additional resources below).
Dr. Kaplan is senior research scientist and principal investigator of the biogeochemistry group at the Center. His research interest and area of expertise is dissolved organic matter biogeochemistry, aquatic microbial ecology, and nutrient cycling. Read more about Lou Kaplan »
“Missing Carbon: The Amazon River and Global Warming”
Dr. Aufdenkampe is assistant research scientist and principal investigator of the organic and isotope geochemistry group at the Center. His research interests include investigating the processes of organic matter cycling throughout watersheds — from soils to rivers to estuaries. Read more about Anthony Aufdenkampe »
“Algae in Ponds, Reservoirs and Rivers: Too Much of a Good Thing” (See additional resources below).
Dr. Bott is vice president and senior research scientist at the Center. His research interests include microbial ecology of aquatic ecosystems, particularly streams and rivers, with focus on primary productivity and energy flow, microbes in food webs and trophic interactions, nutrient cycling, population dynamics and ecology of introduced bacteria, effects of perturbations on function. Read more about Tom Bott »
If you would like to explore the topics raised in Dr. Bott’s talk, the links below should provide you with additional information.
- Advantages and Disadvantages of Aquatic Plant Management Techniques
- West Chester University Pond Management
- Ecologically Based Small Pond Management, Volume 2: The Limnology of Small Ponds
- Barley Straw for Algae Control, Purdue University
- Management of Fish Ponds in Pennsylvania, Penn State University
- Aquatic Plant Management, Purdue University
- Lake and Pond Aeration
- Aquatic Plant Management & Methods, State of Washington
If you would like to explore the topics raised in Dr. Kaplan’s talk, the links below should provide you with additional information.