Vermont Water Resources and Lake Studies Center Annual Report

Friday, July 20, 2018

Results from the research projects funded during FY2017 are now available. The research projects funded during this period were:

  1. Trails to remediation: the effects of seasonal variations on the acid mine drainage microbiome at Ely Copper Mine in Vershire, VT. Lesley-Anne Giddings (Middlebury College). Faculty project
  2. Pharm-free surface waters: Identifying barriers and motivators that influence Vermonters’ participation in pharmaceutical take-back programs. Alexandra Millar (M.S. student, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources), Christine Vatovec (Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources). Graduate student project.
  3. Phosphorus export from forested watersheds in the Missisquoi Basin. Vanesa Perillo (PhD student, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences), Don Ross (Department of plant and Soil Sciences), Beverley Wemple (Department of Geography). Graduate student project.
  4. Global to local assessment of cyanotoxins in fish. Jason Stockwell (Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources). Faculty project.
  5. Application of neural networks to classify erosional and depositional stream reaches in glacially-conditioned Vermont catchments. Kristen Underwood (PhD student, School of Engineering), Donna Rizzo (School of Engineering), and Mandar Dewoolkar (School of Engineering). Graduate student project.

Additionally, a two-year project previously funded was completed and the final report is included: 

System-wide rapid quantification of streambank erosion, Year 2. Mandar Dewoolkar (School of Engineering, University of Vermont), Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne (Spatial Analysis Laboratory, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Vermont), Donna Rizzo (School of Engineering, University of Vermont), Jeff Frolik (School of Engineering, University of Vermont). 

The full report can be found at: FY2017_VT_Annual_Report