Learn about research findings from Vermont Water Resources and Lake Studies Center funded projects.

The Vermont Water Center provides an ongoing bibliography of publications, including peer-reviewed journal articles and graduate theses and dissertations, and products from supported research.

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Vermont Water Center Project Publications















  • Besaw, L.E., D.M. Rizzo, M. Kline, K.L. Underwood, J.J. Doris, L.A. Morrissey. and K. Pelletier. 2009. Stream classification using hierarchical artificial neural networks: A fluvial hazard management tool. Journal of Hydrology 373:34-43.
  • Kominami, H. 2009. Synthesizing summer water quality monitoring data from Shelburne Farms (2004-2008). Shelburne Farm Technical Report. University of Vermont Plant and Soil Science Department, 35pp.
  • Shanley, J. B. and B. Wemple. 2009. Water quality and quantity in the mountain environment, in J. E. Milne, J. LeMense, and R.A. Virginia (eds.), Mountain Resorts: Ecology and the Law, Surrey, U.K., Ashgate Publishing Ltd.


  • Ambers, R.K.R., and B.C. Wemple. 2008. Reservoir sedimentation dynamics: Interplay and implications of human and geologic processes. Northeastern Geology and Environmental Science 30(1):49-60.



  • Wheeler, S. M. 2006. An evaluation of the utility of remote sensing for monitoring cyanobacteria in Lake Champlain. M.S. Thesis. University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. 89pp.



  • Sargent, D.H. 2001.  Spatial and temporal distribution of Escherichia coli in the Mad River Watershed, Vermont. M.S. Thesis. School of Natural Resources, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, 68pp.


  • Papadopoulou, M.P., G.F. Pinder, and G.P. Karatzas. 2000. Optimal management of a coastal aquifer using least-cost technology. Proceedings of the XIII International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources, Vol. I, pp. 561-566, Calgary Alberta, Canada.



  • Borchardt, M.A. 1994. Effects of flowing water on nitrogen- and phosphorus-limited photosynthesis and optimum N:P rations by Spirogyra fluviatilis (Charophyceae). Journal of Phycology 30(30):418-430.
  • Borchardt, M.A., J.P. Hoffman, and P.W. Cook. 1994. Phosphorus uptake kinetics of Spirogyra fluviatilis Charophyceae in flowing water. Journal of Phycology 30(3):403-417.


  • Douglas, W.C., A. McIntosh, J.C. Clausen. 1993. Toxicity of sediments containing atrazine and carbofuran to larvae of the midge Chironomus tentans. Enviromental Toxicology and Chemistry 12(5):847-853.


  • Duchovnay, A., J.W. Reid, and A. McIntosh. 1992. Thermocyclops crassus (Crustacea: Copepoda) present in North America: A new record from Lake Champlain. Journal of Great Lakes Research 18:415-419.
  • Shellinger, G.R. and J.C. Clausen. 1992. Vegetative filter treatment of dairy barnyard runoff in cold regions. Journal of Environmental Quality 21(1):40-45.
  • Watzin, M.C. 1992. A research and monitoring agenda for Lake Champlain : Proceedings of a workshop, December 17-19, 1991, Burlington, Vermont. Lake Champlain Basin Program technical report 1.


  • Brynn, D.J. and J.C. Clausen. 1991. Postharvest assessment of Vermont's acceptable silvicultural management practices and water quality impacts. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 8(4):140-144.
  • Kirn, R.A. and G.W. LaBar. 1991. Stepped-oblique midwater trawling as an assessment technique for rainbow smelt. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 11:167-176.


  • Clausen, J.C. and G.D. Johnson. 1990. Lake level Influences on sediment and nutrient retention in a lakeside wetland. Journal of Environmental Quality 19(1):83-88.
  • Davis, L.S., J.P. Hoffman, and P.W. Cook. 1990. Production and nutrient accumulation by periphyton in a wastewater tretment facility. Journal of Phycology 26(4):617-623.
  • Davis, L.S., J.P. Hoffman, and P.W. Cook. 1990. Seasonal succession of algal periphyton from a wastewater treatment facility. Journal of Phycology 26(4):611-617.
  • Ross, D.S. and R.J. Bartlett. 1990. Effects of extraction methods and sample storage on properties of solutions obtained from forested spodosols. Journal of Environmental Quality 19(1):108-113.


  • Clausen, J.C. and D.W. Meals. 1989. Water quality achievable with agricultural best management practices. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 44(6):593-596.
  • Schwer, C.B. and J.C. Clausen. 1989. Vegetative filter treatment of dairy milkhouse wastewater. Journal of Environmental Quality 18(4):446-451.


  • Ratsep, A.I. and R.E. Sjogren. 1984. Assay for biologicaly available phosphorus using proteolytic Aeromonas hydrophila. Freshwater Biology14:423-429.


  • Hopkins, R.B. and J.C. Clausen. 1983. Land use monitoring and assessment for nonpoint source pollution control. Pp. 25-29 in Perspectives on Nonpoint Source Pollution, Proceedings of a National Conference, May 19-22, 1985, Kansas City, MO, Environmental Protection Agency.


  • Ciali, C.P. and R.E. Manning. 1981. Recreation and river type: Social-environmental relationships. Environmental Management 5(2):109-120.
  • Sjogren, R.E. and M.J. Gibson. 1981. Bacterial survival in a dilute environment. Applied Environmental Microbiology 41(6):1331-1336.
  • Sjogren, R.E. and J. Port. 1981. Heavy metal-antibiotic resistant bacteria in a lake recreational area. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 15:29-44.