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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.

Research Seminar: Efficacy of a Woodchip Bioreactor for Denitrification of Tertiary Effluent from the Bolton Wastewater Treatment Plant (Lake George, Warren Country, New York)

Published 2022
In this video, researchers from the Lake George Association and the Town of Bolton, NY presented results from their completed Lake Champlain Sea Grant-funded project to test a woodchip bioreactor to treat effluent from the Town of Bolton wastewater treatment plant. The bioreactor successfully reduced effluent nitrates by 38 percent.

Restoring Riparian Buffers with Birds in Mind

Published 2022
Conservation Research Fellow Cassie Wolfanger with Audubon Vermont and Lake Champlain Sea Grant wrote this news story that describes what some of the scientific literature suggests for best native plants, strategic site locations, and ideal buffer structure and scale that are important for enhancing bird habitat in riparian areas.

Tile Drainage Flow Partitioning and Phosphorus Export in Vermont USA

Published 2022
This scientific journal article in Agriculture describes Lake Champlain Sea Grant-funded research by University of Vermont scientists who tested water flow and phosphorus export from tile drains on farm lands in Vermont, USA. This study highlights the impacts of current manure management and potential for climate change to increase phosphorus export from tile drainage.

Tracking Lake Trout

Published 2022
This rack card describes Lake Champlain Sea Grant-funded research at the University of Vermont to track tagged lake trout in Lake Champlain to help guide trout restoration. An email is provided for anglers to contact if they find tagged fish.

An Analysis of Resilience Planning at the Nexus of Food, Energy, Water, and Transportation in Coastal US Cities

Published 2021
In this peer-reviewed article by Kris Stepenuck and others, resilience plans of coastal US cities were analyzed based on the Food, Energy, Water, and Transportation (FEWT) nexus approach. The FEWT nexus approach recognizes the interconnectedness of these systems and the importance of using an integrated model in coastal resilience planning to mitigate hazards. They found little evidence the FEWT nexus approach was explicitly used in any of these resilience plans and they found inconsistencies amongst the resilience plans themselves.

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.

Exploring the food–energy–water nexus approach to enhance coastal community resilience research and planning

Published 2021
In this peer reviewed article by Kris Stepenuck and others, 20 peer-reviewed articles were identified that focused on food-energy-water systems and coastal resilience. The researchers found that there are strong interdependencies in these systems. Applying this nexus approach to the study of coastal community resilience in the future can help stabilize critical infrastructure in coastal areas during acute hazards.