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

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.

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.

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.

Research Seminar: Environmental Health Disparities in Vermont

Published 2021
This is a recording of a seminar given on January 27, 2021 by Bindu Panikkar, Assistant Professor, Rubenstein School of the Environment and Natural Resources, UVM, about her research examining environmental justice issues in Vermont.

Climate Buoys on Lake Champlain

Published 2020
This rack card describes data buoys that are deployed seasonally on Lake Champlain and collect data of value to scientists, anglers, and mariners. The buoys store and relay real-time information on weather and water temperature from the surface to the lake’s bottom. These data help researchers to understand the potential impacts of climate change.