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- A Holistic Approach to Restoring Streams
- Staff Spotlight: Sally Peirson and Roberta Weber
- Teacher Testimonial: Why Terri James Brings Students to Stroud
- In the News
- Sroud Scientists & Educators Present
Center Welcomes Newest Member of Scientific Team
The Center welcomes Melinda Daniels, Ph.D., to its scientific team. Dr. Daniels comes to us from Kansas State University; her research interests include fluvial geomorphology, hydrology and stream ecosystem ecology of both “natural” and human-modified river systems from reach to watershed scales. She has been studying how beaver dams impact river ecosystem processes.
Watershed Restoration Team Joins the Center
Matthew Ehrhart and David Wise have joined the Center’s new Watershed Restoration group. They have been awarded grants to help farmers improve their farm stewardship and to develop low-cost methods for streamside buffer plantings.
Current funding also enables farmers to receive a voluntary assessment of their ability to generate tradable nutrient credits. Nutrient trading holds the potential to use market forces to secure cost-effective water quality improvements to meet society’s needs for clean water.
Center’s Costa Rican Work Featured on New ACG Website
The Área de Conservación Guanacaste (ACG) has unveiled their new website at http://www.acguanacaste.ac.cr/. Some of the Center’s work is featured on the Investigaciones de Largo Plazo page.
In 1989 the Stroud Water Research Center helped establish the Maritza Biological Station in the ACG of Costa Rica. Located at the base of the Orosí Volcano in the northwest corner of the country, the station is the Center’s headquarters for the study of tropical ecosystems. It also serves as an information source for Latin American scientists and land managers who are interested in implementing conservation strategies in tropical streams and watersheds. Read more about our work in Costa Rica »
Critical Zone Observatory Sensor Blog Launched
Steve Hicks, the Center’s research engineer, has launched a blog aimed at sharing wireless sensor network ideas, designs, and source code generated by the Christina River Basin Critical Zone Observatory work.
Hicks showcased some of his work at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, and invites interested researchers and hobbyists to visit the blog at czo.stroudcenter.org/sensors.
Read more about the Christina River Basin Critical Zone Observatory at criticalzone.org/christina