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Ice-Out Days and Climate Change

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 15:00

  1. Ice-Out Days and Climate Change  Adirondack Almanack (press release) (blog)
  2. Full coverage

Ice-Out Days and Climate Change

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 15:00

  1. Ice-Out Days and Climate Change  Adirondack Almanack (press release) (blog)
  2. Full coverage

VT EPSCoR Magazine, Winter 2018

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 17:12
The Winter 2018 VT EPSCoR Magazine is now available.
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Ice-out days and climate change

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 17:12
While driving down from Isle La Motte in early December, my son and I noticed a fine skim of ice floating down the Alburg Passage. As it collided with the Route 2 bridge supports, it broke into rectangular fragments. I wondered if what I was seeing was typical, or a symptom of changing climate? But a single observation tells you only about the current weather, and says nothing about climate trends.
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In the path of the Hurricane: impact of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee on watershed hydrology and biogeochemistry

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 18:22
Although many climate predictions suggest
that the frequency and intensity of large storm
events might increase in the coming decades, few
studies document the full impact of such events along
their path.
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Merit Fund

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 18:22
Please join me in making a gift to the newly created Merit Award Fund for special recognition of graduate students and postdocs who embody the multi-disciplinary commitment to research and mentoring excellence that the VT EPSCoR program has built upon since its inception in Vermont in 1985. Judith Van Houten will match up to the first $2,500 in gifts to help kick off this important fund.
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Research Finding Ways to Inject Manure, Preserve Environment

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 18:22
Carol Adair and her colleagues have been studying the potential of tillage and manure application methods to reduce nitrous oxide emissions. They are comparing conventional tilling versus no-till systems, and broadcast versus manure injection.
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VT EPSCoR Presents at American Geophysical Union

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 14:22
Post-doctoral Associates Erin Seybold and Jory Hecht and Graduate Research Assistant Brittany Lancellotti joined more than 20,000 other earth and space scientists in new Orleans, Louisiana for the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting, which ran from December 11th through December 15th.
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January 25, 2018 - Doctoral Dissertation Defense by Sarah Coleman

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 14:22
Sarah Coleman, a PhD candidate with Vermont EPSCoR, presented her doctoral dissertation defense on Thursday, January 25, 2018. The defense, "Bottom-Up Adaptive Management and Stakeholder Participation for Clean Water and Healthy Soils in a Complex Social-Ecological System," examined social and ecological factors in mitigating water runoff in the Lake Champlain Basin area.

Sarah was a Graduate Research Associate during the Adaptation to Climate Change in the Lake Champlain Basin (RACC) award NSF EPS 1101317.
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Mississquoi Bay Under Ice Sampling

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 14:22
BREE Ecological Systems Team researchers took advantage of the recent cold weather to venture out onto the frozen bay and gather samples under ice. The team drilled holes in the ice and drew water samples which will serve a part in BREE research moving forward.
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Curbing climate change

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 13:56
  1. Curbing climate change  environmentalresearchweb
  2. Full coverage

Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Identification Workshop

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 19:36
Vermont EPSCoR hosted an aquatic macroinvertebrate identification workshop on December 17, 2017 at St. Michael’s College with high school students from Essex, Winooski, Rice Memorial, Oxbow, and Champlain Valley Union. The workshop trained current high school teams how to pick through and identify macroinvertebrate samples found in their local streams.

The workshop was part of a series of similar opportunities that the Center for Workforce Development and Diversity (CWDD) program offers each year to Vermont high school students led by Dr. Declan McCabe, Professor of Biology at Saint Michael’s College. Several teams will return to St. Michael’s campus to use dissecting microscopes, allowing them a further opportunity to learn about the organisms found in their streams.
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Vermont High School Team Attends American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 19:36
Streams project high school team from Bellows Free Academy, which included Fairfax science teacher Tom Lane, junior Lillith Sweet, and senior Malachi Witt attended the American Geophysical Union (AGU) fall meeting in New Orleans, LA.

The week-long conference ran from December 11-15, 2017 and represented the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world. The BFA Fairfax team presented their Vermont EPSCoR research poster, “A View of Water Quality Characteristics Pertinent to Phosphorous Movement in a 2nd Level Tributary to Lake Champlain” at the poster session on December 14th, giving the students a chance to explain and present their findings to interested participants from all over the world. The students also attended a Bright Stars luncheon, which honored middle school and high school students who participated in the conference.
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