ST. ALBANS – The St. Albans Area Watershed Association (SAAWA) annual meeting featured updates from several environment- and water-related projects in their namesake watershed. The headlining presentation was from University of Vermont Associate Professor Andrew Schroth, a geologist studying algal blooms in St. Albans and Missisquoi Bays with a small array of VT EPSCoR research buoys.
EPSCoR, or Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, is a division established by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to promote sciences in states traditionally overlooked by federal funding. In Vermont, EPSCoR research includes Basin Resilience to Extreme Events (BREE), which explores “resilience in the social ecological system” of the Lake Champlain Basin through means that include the buoys Schroth uses in St. Albans and Missiquoi bays.
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