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John Clune, PhD

John Clune is a Research Hydrologist who has worked at the Pennsylvania Water Science Center since 2007. 

John Clune conducts studies on

  • environmental drivers and responses of nutrients and sediment in streams with an emphasis on the effectiveness of conservation practices, and
  • geochemistry of groundwater focusing on quality of drinking water for the protection of public health.


Professional Experience

  • Adjunct professor for stream ecology at York College, Pennsylvania.

  • Provided research for the National Park Service (Grand Teton), US Army Corps of Engineers, University of Pittsburgh, Queens University Belfast, UTC Pratt and Whitney, and Lackawanna Conservation District.


Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. Forest Resources, 2021, Penn State University
      Dissertation: Toward Development of Nutrient Criteria for Streams of Pennsylvania

  • M.S. Biology, 2008, East Stroudsburg University
      Thesis: Nutrient Supply Rates Relationships for Primary Production of Shallow Streams in the Mid-Atlantic States

  • B.S. Civil Engineering, 2000, University of Pittsburgh


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