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.

Raise the Blade, Protect Lake

Published 2020
A South Burlington, Vermont local newspaper opinion piece by Linda Patterson on healthy lawns and a healthy lake that promotes the Raise the Blade campaign.

Research Seminar: Storm Impacts on Phytoplankton Community Dynamics in Lakes

Published 2020
In this video, Professor Jason Stockwell, Director of the Wildlife & Fisheries Biology Program and Director of the Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory at the University of Vermont, provides an update on an international research project that uses long-term data sets to examine how storms impact phytoplankton in lakes. This seminar is part of the Lake Champlain Sea Grant Research Seminar Series.

Research webinar: Salt of the Earth - Vermont's Hidden Pollution Problem

Published 2020
In this video of a 2020 research webinar, Rebecca Tharp (Founder/ Scientist, Just Water Consulting, LLC) and Dana Allen (Principal, Fluid State Consulting, LLC) discuss results from monitoring the movement of salts from the Vermont Railway’s Shelburne Transload Facility in the river, wetland, soils, and vegetation at two discharge points from the site. They found that the facility is routinely exporting salt at levels that exceed Vermont Water Quality Standards.

Research Webinar: Stormwater Subsurface Gravel Wetlands in Vermont

Published 2020
In this video, as part of the Lake Champlain Sea Grant Research Webinar Series, Andres Torizzo, Principal Hydrologist at Watershed Consulting, and Eric Roy, professor at the University of Vermont, give a presentation on ongoing research on the effectiveness of subsurface gravel wetlands on flow attenuation and phosphorus capture, and how chloride impacts performance.

Road Salt: Minimizing Its Use 2

Published 2020
A public service announcement about road salt and how and why to minimize its use to protect our waterways.

Spatial and temporal variation in sedimentary phosphorus species in Lake Champlain (Vermont, New York, Québec)

Published 2020
This scientific journal article by Suzanne Levine analyzed the distribution and accumulation of P in varying parts of the Lake Champlain Basin. 11 core sites were determined around the lake and the cores were analyzed in a lab for stable isotopes, pigments, diatoms, nutrients, 210Pb dating, etc. The sediment accumulation rates between the different cores varied dramatically. Concentrations of P varied both spatially and temporally in the analyses. The analysis split the historic accumulation of P into four intervals of development in the Lake Champlain Basin, pre-settlement, early-settlement, mid-settlement, and modern.

Watershed Alliance STEM Science Fair - February 2020

Published 2020
Lake Champlain Sea Grant's Watershed Alliance hosted an educational STEM Watershed Science Fair in partnership with CFES Brilliant Pathways at their facility in Essex, New York in February 2020. Students learned about the watershed and its impact on the community in which they live.

Zoom a Scientist Webinar Series

Published 2020
With school closings in spring 2020 due to COVID-19, we remained committed to our mission to develop and share science-based knowledge to benefit the environment and economies of the Lake Champlain basin. Our Education Team responded with a webinar series featuring scientists and their research related to Lake Champlain and its watershed twice weekly.