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.

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.

Research Seminar: Fisheries Research in Lake Champlain

Published 2021
In this video, Professor Ellen Marsden, of the University of Vermont Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, explains findings of UVM researchers and state biologists that lake trout numbers in Lake Champlain are rising due to successful recruitment of young. Her research was funded, in part, by Lake Champlain Sea Grant.

Research Seminar: Upwelling in Lake Champlain's South Main Lake: Identifying Events and Assessing Impacts

Published 2021
In this video recording, Eric Leibensperger, of Ithaca College, presents his research on upwelling in Lake Champlain’s South Main Lake, a project funded by Lake Champlain Sea Grant and administered by SUNY-Plattsburgh. The research helps managers better understand consequences of policy decisions, while also shedding light on physical processes (upwelling) that are not controllable and may be modified by a changing climate.

Research Seminar: Visualization Tools to Communicate Riverine Erosion Hazards and Improve Flood Resiliency in Headwater Communities of the Lake Champlain Basin

Published 2021
In this video, Research Assistant Professor Kristen Underwood and PhD candidate Lindsay Worley, both of the University of Vermont, present their research to develop a science-based tool to identify and prioritize river reaches for conservation and restoration to mitigate erosion and flooding hazards. This project is funded by Lake Champlain Sea Grant.

Review of Reduced Salt, Snow, and Ice Management Practices for Commercial Businesses

Published 2021
With road salt application in the northeast expected to rise throughout the 21st century, there are potential risks to aquatic life and human health concerns. Government bodies have begun to respond to these potential risks with Best Management Practices (BPMs) designed to reduce salt application for de-icing. Kris Stepenuck and others reviewed the BPMs designed for government use of chlorides during winter maintenance to adapt for private and commercial contractors' use in this peer-reviewed journal article.

Soaking Up Stormwater Runoff curriculum

Published 2021
This curriculum is designed for upper elementary through high school students to understand the concepts of stormwater runoff, watersheds, and green infrastructure and nature-based solutions to cleaning and treating stormwater runoff on-site. It includes a variety of hands-on activities to engage students in learning, and describes multiple stewardship projects in which students can participate to help minimize stormwater runoff from school or other properties.

Thanks Shelburne Selectboard for Raising the Blade

Published 2021
This local story in Shelburne News by Linda Patterson announces that the town of Shelburne, Vermont has endorsed the Raise the Blade campaign for town lawns to help reduce stormwater runoff.

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