Clean Water
Matters!

The diverse ecosystems, working
landscapes, and vibrant communities
that inspire and sustain us depend on
clean water. Learn about pollution
reduction strategies.

Healthy Habitats
Connect Us All

Lakeshores, stream banks, and wetlands are critical to clean
water and biodiversity. Learn about efforts to improve
habitat connectivity in the Basin ecosystem.

We Care for
What We Know

Recreation fosters stewardship of the Basin’s rich
natural and cultural heritage by connecting people
to the landscape while supporting local economies.
Learn about ways to explore the Basin.

Informed Citizens
Make Wiser Choices

Citizens who have an understanding and
appreciation of water resources make informed
choices about actions that might contribute to
pollution. Learn about education programs.

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    Meet the Scientists

    The LCBP’s work is informed and guided by scientists across a broad range of disciplines. The expertise of these partners is critical to informing sound management decisions for the Basin’s resources. These people bring extensive experience in academia and government to the LCBP’s Committees and partnerships. While LCBP staff often are able to answer technical questions and are happy to speak to media, the scientists and resource managers who are working on their specific lake issues day-to-day often can provide the most recent objective, science-based information.

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    Andrew Schroth

    • Office Location: Burlington, VT
    • Affiliation: University of Vermont
    • Fields of Interest:

      Low temperature biogeochemistry; nutrient and pollutant mobility and cycling in watersheds, lakes, estuaries, and oceans; impacts of global or regional environmental change on biogeochemical systems; nutrient and algal bloom dynamics within the Lake Champlain Basin

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    Angela Shambaugh

    • Office Location: Montpelier, VT
    • Affiliation: Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
    • Fields of Interest:

      Lake Champlain water quality monitoring; zebra mussel, algae, and cyanobacteria monitoring on Lake Champlain and selected inland waters

    • Scientist Details

    Ann Bove

    • Office Location: Montpelier, VT
    • Affiliation: Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
    • Fields of Interest:

      Aquatic invasive species management, aquatic nuisance species grant program, and aquatic plant monitoring and identification

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    Beth Gilles

    • Office Location: Lake George, NY
    • Affiliation: Lake Champlain – Lake George Regional Planning Board
    • Fields of Interest:

      watershed planning; municipal infrastructure planning and implementation for stormwater, wastewater and erosion reduction projects; grant writing and management assistance for municipalities and counties

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    Beverley Wemple

    • Office Location: Burlington, VT
    • Affiliation: University of Vermont
    • Fields of Interest:

      dynamics of hydrologic and geomorphic processes in upland, forested watersheds; studies of land use practices on geophysical processes using basic theoretical tools, simulation modeling, and empirical field studies; how management of the mountain landscape alters the processes of runoff generation and sediment production in steep, headwater catchments.

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    Bradley Young

    • Office Location: Essex Junction, VT
    • Affiliation: United States Fish and Wildlife Service
    • Fields of Interest:

      LCFWCO Sea lamprey Control Program, sea lamprey barriers, river ecology, fish physiology

    • Scientist Details

    Brian Voigt

    • Office Location: Burlington, VT
    • Affiliation: University of Vermont
    • Fields of Interest:

      Modeling, analyzing and quantifying land use change; ecosystem service assessment and valuation; quantitative spatial analysis; simulation modeling; natural hazards planning, policy, and risk assessment; modeling freshwater ecosystem services and the spread of infectious disease in Tanzania; modeling environmental trade-offs resulting from alternative development patterns in Chittenden County.

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    Chris Smith

    • Office Location: Essex Junction, VT
    • Affiliation: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    • Fields of Interest:

      habitat restoration, riparian restoration, wetland restoration, and aquatic connectivity

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    Curt Gervich

    • Office Location: Plattsburgh, NY
    • Affiliation: State University of New York Plattsburgh
    • Fields of Interest:

      decision making for sustainability and environmental leadership; how to use and protect natural resources; structured decision making, conflict management, negotiation, collaboration and participatory process; methodologies applied to: organic farms and cooperatives, municipal electric utilities and governments, lake management and funding networks, university administration, and international federal credit rating agencies

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    Curt Stager

    • Office Location: Paul Smith’s, NY
    • Affiliation: Paul Smith’s College
    • Fields of Interest:

      Modern climate change in the northeastern U.S. and globally; paleoecological perspectives on modern environmental changes, particularly in lakes; natural sciences, ranging from limnology and coral reef ecology to glacial geology and bee behavior;  geology, biology, and evolution in upstate New York; science communication.

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