2014 Lamprey River Symposium


Seventh Annual Lamprey River Symposium

Friday, January 10, 2014


Memorial Union Building - University of New Hampshire

Presentations - Theater II (3rd Floor); Posters - Room 338/340


8:00 – Registration and light refreshments – Please sign in at MUB Theater II (3rd Floor near ticket office)

8:30 – Welcome and opening remarks – Michelle Daley, Research Scientist, UNH Dept. Nat. Resources & the Environ.

8:45 – 10:05 Session I – Collecting water quality data with in situ sensors and mapping streams with LiDAR

8:45 – Novel sensors and sensor networks: Taking river biogeochemistry into the fourth dimension - Bill McDowell, UNH Dept. Natural Resources & the Environment

9:05 – Water quality in the Oyster River Watershed: Interactions of storm events and land use in headwater and main stem river – Wil Wolllheim, UNH Complex Systems Research Cntr & Dept. Natural Resources & the Environment

9:25 – Comparison of Oyster and Lamprey River watershed N concentration patterns – Gopal Mulukutla, Research Scientist, UNH Complex Systems Research Center

9:45 – Mapping headwater streams using LiDAR: Finding streams beyond the blue lines – Neil Olson, NHGS

10:05 – 10:25 Break 

10:25 – 12:15 Session II – Modeling nitrogen export and nitrogen cycling in riparian wetlands

10:25 – How the distribution of development affects nitrogen export in the Lamprey watershed – Madeleine Mineau, Research Scientist, UNH Complex Systems Research Center

10:45 – Nitrogen load modeling of nonpoint sources in the Oyster River watershed – Theresa McGovern, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc

11:05 – Water and nitrogen export from the UNH Organic Dairy Research Farm, Lee, New Hampshire – Shan Zuidema, Ph.D. Candidate, UNH

11:25 – Spatial and temporal variability of nitrogen cycling in riparian wetlands – David Rosengarten, MS student, UNH

11:45 – Significance of Lamprey River research findings – Discussion moderated by Steve Miller, Great Bay NERR and Chris Keeley, NH Sea Grant

12:15 – 1:45 Lunch, Poster Displays and Breakout Groups *Bring your own lunch or purchase at Food Court* 

1:45 – 3:25 Session III – Lamprey River protection, habitat restoration, instream flow and stormwater

1:45 – Reflections on a River: 30 Years of Protecting the Lamprey River – Dawn Genes, LRWA

2:05 – Wetland and wildlife habitat restoration along the Lamprey River in Epping – Phil      Auger, NH Southeast Land Trust

2:25 – How do you spell relief?:  Release pulses for Lamprey River flow protection – Wayne Ives, NH DES

2:45 – Comparison of BMP maintenance cost, labor demands, and system performance – Tim Puls, UNH Stormwater Center

3:05 – Break

3:20 – 4:00 Research Priorities Discussion moderated by Steve Miller, Great Bay NERR and Chris Keeley, NH Sea Grant


Can we build efficiency and increase utility of our monitoring efforts? – Paul Stacey, Great Bay NERR

A distributed sensor network to monitor soil responses to climate change – Brian Godbois, Senior Lab Technician and MS student, UNH

NH EPSCoR Intensive Aquatic Sensor Network: The Data are Flowing Fast – Jody Potter, Michelle Daley and Lisle Snyder, UNH 


NH Association of Natural Resource Scientists (NHANRS) Display – Chris Albert, Jones and Beach Engineers, Inc.

Lamprey River Watershed Association Display – Dawn Genes, LRWA

Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership Display – Rachel Rouillard, PREP