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Concentrations of legacy organic contaminants in Lake Champlain lake trout
Project Summary: From 2012-2018, researchers measured the concentrations of six types of organic contaminants in lake trout collected from Lake Champlain.  Legacy organic contaminants and dioxin-like compounds are compounds that ... Read More →
Measuring phosphorus contributions from agricultural tile drains in the Jewett Brook watershed
Project Summary: Over two years from 2016 to 2017, water flow and phosphorus concentrations were measured in 12 tile drain systems in the Jewett Brook watershed, which drains to St. ... Read More →
Lake Champlain Atlantic salmon have potential to naturally adapt in response to invasive species impacts
Project summary: A 2019 study by Avril M. Harder et al. explored whether genetic variation in Lake Champlain Atlantic salmon was sufficient for a rapid “evolutionary rescue” adaptation to low-thiamine ... Read More →
Determining the efficacy of field practices and manure management to reduce phosphorus losses from tile-drained agricultural fields
Project Summary This project, conducted in partnership with Stone Environmental and Newtrient, LLC, developed a robust model to represent edge-of-field phosphorus losses from tile-drained fields. The model was used to ... Read More →
Survey of cyanotoxins and mercury contamination in Lake Champlain fish
Project summary From 2016-2017, the Lake Champlain Basin Program supported a study to measure cyanotoxins and mercury in the tissue of lake trout, walleye, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, and white ... Read More →
City of Plattsburgh study used microbial source DNA tracking to determine source of bacterial contamination during storm events
Project summary In 2017, the City of Plattsburgh conducted a study to determine the relationship between precipitation events and the concentration of fecal indicating bacteria (FIB), as well as the ... Read More →
LCBP Science Blog Launch
Key points: Welcome to the LCBP Science Blog! The Lake Champlain Basin Program funds research to close knowledge gaps and inform management to improve water and habitat quality. This blog ... Read More →

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