Resources

For peer-reviewed, scientific publications on research conducted in the Lake Champlain basin region, search our Zotero Library.

Lake Champlain Videos is a series of recently-released videos to help people understand the lake and its processes and the actions people can take to protect and improve water quality and keep themselves and their pets safe. Visit our YouTube Channel to see the full playlist.

For Lake Champlain Sea Grant publications that include scientific journal articles, reports, brochures, fact sheets, videos, public service announcements, and other materials about our research, outreach, and education related to the Lake Champlain basin, search below.

Analysis of Reach-scale Sediment Process Domains in Glacially-Conditioned Catchments Using Self-Organizing Maps

Published 2021
This Lake Champlain Sea Grant-funded research classified reach-scale sediment process domains using a Self-Organizing Map (SOM), identified 15 variables that explained 7 classes for 193 reaches in the Northeast US, and improved previous classifications by including degree of floodplain disconnection. SOM visualization tools provided insight into channel evolution processes and sediment regime classification framework supports adaptive river management.

Balancing Hydraulic Control and Phosphorus Removal in Bioretention Media Amended with Drinking Water Treatment Residuals

Published 2021
This scientific journal article by researcher Michael Ament and others describes their investigation of the potential trade-off between phosphorus removal by drinking water treatment residuals and hydraulic conductivity to inform the design of bioretention media. The researchers recommend drinking water treatment residuals be mixed with sand in bioretention media to achieve stormwater drainage and phosphorus reduction. This research was funded by Lake Champlain Sea Grant.

History of Lake Champlain Sea Grant

Published 2021
This two-pager describes the detailed history of Lake Champlain Sea Grant and how it has evolved from a project of New York Sea Grant in 1990 to earning Institute status in 2018.

Hydrodynamic Modeling in Lake Champlain: Current Resources, Major Gaps

Published 2021
In Lake Champlain, hydrodynamic models have been developed and utilized for a variety of purposes. Hydrodynamic models are computer-based programs designed to simulate processes and movements in water bodies. This document, published by the Lake Champlain Basin Program and supported by Lake Champlain Sea Grant, summarizes early modeling efforts focused on Lake Champlain and describes five hydrodynamic models used to describe the hydrodynamics of the lake.

Plant Material Sourcing Needs for Riparian Forest and Wetland Restoration in Vermont

Published 2021
This 7-page report plus appendices summarizes the results of a survey of Vermont restoration practitioners exploring the existing and projected demand for locally-sourced native seedlings over the next 5-10 years. It represents the first step in a project led by the Watershed Forestry Partnership and the US Fish & Wildlife Service to address native tree and shrub stock shortfalls in Vermont.

Rain Garden Manual for Vermont and the Lake Champlain Basin

Published 2021
This 2021 Rain Garden Manual is developed for homeowners, landscape architects, city planners, or anyone else interested in installing a rain garden to protect local rivers and lakes in Vermont or the Lake Champlain basin of New York. The 28-page illustrated manual was produced by Lake Champlain Sea Grant.

Research seminar: Drivers of Change in Denitrification Capacity of Riparian Soils During Spring Snowmelt

Published 2021
Presentation by Brittany Lancelloti, UVM, on an investigation into how riparian soil denitrification and its controls vary during snowmelt. The project was designed to study physical/chemical and biological (i.e. microbial community) controls on denitrification. To achieve this, an existing riparian soil monitoring network was leveraged to measure physical controls on denitrification, like soil moisture and oxygen content. Additionally, denitrification rates were measured in conjunction with the abundance of denitrifying bacteria to study how the microbial community is impacted by spring snowmelt.

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