2015 Lamprey River Symposium

Eighth Annual Lamprey River Symposium 

Friday, January 9, 2015


Memorial Union Building - University of New Hampshire

Presentations - Theater II (3rd Floor); Posters - Room 302 


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

 8:30 – Welcome and opening remarks - Bill McDowell, Professor of Environmental Science, UNH 

 8:45 - 10:05 Session I – Public perceptions and understanding water quality using sensors, models and other analyses 

 8:45 – Granite State perceptions of environment and science - Larry Hamilton, Professor of Sociology, UNH

 9:05 – Do sensors matter?  Improved precision in flux estimates with continuous data - Bill McDowell, Professor of Environmental Science, UNH

 9:20 – Patterns and drivers of diel solute cycles in headwater streams - Alison Appling, PostDoc, UNH

 9:35 – Projected land use change in the Lamprey watershed following current trends and associated effects on nitrogen export - Madeleine Mineau, Research Assistant Professor, UNH

 9:50 – Understanding nitrogen sources during storms in the Lamprey and Oyster River watersheds using dual nitrate isotopes and microbial DNA analysis - Richard Carey, Research Scientist, UNH. For more information on this topic contact Richard Cary.

10:05 - 10:35 Break and Posters 

10:35 - 12:05 Session II – Eelgrass, nitrogen sources and transport, habitat restoration and discussion 

10:35 – The status of eelgrass in the lower Lamprey River and the Great Bay Estuary - Fred Short, Research Professor of Marine/Natural Resources, UNH

10:50 – Non-point nitrogen sources and transport in the Great Bay watershed - Michelle Daley, Research Scientist, UNH

11:05 – Interactions of climate and land use in controlling nitrogen fluxes through the Oyster River watershed in 2013 and 2014 - Wil Wollheim, Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Resources & the Environment, UNH

11:20 – Oyster River Forest and Environs: Protecting water quality, restoring habitat, enhancing recreation - Ellen Snyder, UNH Cooperative Extension

11:35 – Significance of research findings - Discussion 

12:05 - 1:05 Lunch and Informal Breakout Groups *Bring your own lunch or purchase at Food Court*

  1:05 - 1:45 Poster Displays 

  1:45 – 3:00 Session III – Nitrogen retention in wetlands, hydrology of headwater streams and water quality solutions 

  1:45 – Contribution of fluvial wetlands to nitrogen retention in urbanizing coastal watersheds - Anne Lightbody, Assistant Professor of Earth Science, UNH

  2:00 – Flow monitoring in small intermittent headwater streams - Neil Olson, Hydrogeologist, NHGS

  2:15 – Strafford/Rockingham permeable reactive barrier demonstration project - Danna Truslow, Truslow Resource Consulting LLC and Mark Kelley, Haley & Aldrich

  2:30 – Integrated planning in the Exeter/Squamscott watershed – New Flexibility brings New Opportunities - Alison Watts, Research Assistant Professor, UNH

  2:45 – Modeling the effect of local stormwater regulations on future pollutant loads - Jamie Houle, Stormwater Center Program Manager, UNH and Bill Arcieri, Senior Water Resources Specialist, VHB 

  3:00 – Break 

  3:30 - 4:00 – Significance of research findings and future research priorities – Discussion



Using field survey and high-resolution topography data to analyze bathymetric change in the Suncook River - Meghan Arpino, M.S. Candidate, UNH

The effect of soil moisture dynamics on stream discharge - Brian Godbois, Senior Laboratory Technician, UNH

DOC and NO3- dynamics in suburban streams of NH - Bianca Rodríguez-Cardona, M.S. Candidate, UNH

Enhanced protocols for managing a network of modern water quality sensors - Lisle Snyder, Research Technician, UNH

Transient storage parameterization of wetland-dominated stream reaches - Sophie Wilderotter, M.S. Candidate, UNH

Identifying sources of dissolved organic matter (DOM) in streams using EA-IRMS and Py-GC/MS across a land-use gradient - Adam Wymore, PostDoc, UNH 


Lamprey River Advisory Committee exhibit - Sharon Meeker, LRAC