2016 Lamprey River Symposium

Ninth Annual Lamprey River Symposium 

Friday, January 8, 2016


Memorial Union Building - University of New Hampshire

Presentations - Theater II (3rd Floor); Posters - Room 330/332


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

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

 8:45 – 10:15 Session I – Nutrients and sediment 

 8:45 – Concentration discharge relationships and long-term trends of solute fluxes vary among flood periods – Ashley Coble, PostDoc, UNH

 9:00 – Hydrologic controls on nitrate and specific conductivity in NH streams: New insights using sensor     data – Michelle Shattuck, Research Scientist, UNH

 9:15 – Sediment production in a tributary to Woodman Brook – Jacob Poirier, Undergraduate Student, UNH

 9:30 – Getting the P out of Pawtuckaway Lake – Wayne Ives, NHDES Watershed Management Bureau

 9:45 – Break and Poster Displays

10:15 – 11:45 Session II – Dissolved organic matter, watershed characterization, groundwater heat pump applications and discussion

10:15 – Direct response of dissolved organic nitrogen to nitrate (NO3-) availability in headwater streams – Adam Wymore, PostDoc, UNH

10:30 – Improving watershed delineation with lidar terrain data and stormwater infrastructure – Neil Olson, Hydrogeologist, NHDES

10:45 – Mapping Lamprey River watershed health indicators: Using Landsat imagery to assess changes in urban sprawl, impervious surfaces, and lake water temperature – Megan Corbiere, Research Scientist, Applied Geosolutions

11:00 – Geothermal heat pump applications in New Hampshire and the Northeast US – Matt Davis, Associate Professor, UNH

11:15 – Significance of research findings - Discussion

11:45 – Lunch and informal breakout groups *Bring your own lunch or purchase at Food Court*

12:45 – Poster displays

 1:45 – 3:30 Session III – Monitoring, planning, tracking and discussion

 1:45 – Sentinel monitoring in the Northeast Region – Paul Stacey, Research Coordinator, GBNERR

 2:00 – Piscataqua Region Environmental Planning Assessment – Abigail Gronberg, Technical Assistance Program Manager, PREP

 2:15 – Great Bay pollution tracking and accounting pilot project: Update and next steps – Sally Soule, Watershed Assistance Section, NHDES and James Houle, Program Director, UNH Stormwater Center

 2:30 – Tracking fecal contamination in the New Hampshire Seacoast Region – Laura Diemer, Project Manager, and Lauren Bizzari, Project Scientist, FB Environmental Associates

 2:45 – Genomic methods for identifying water quality indicators in streams – An engineer’s misadventures in biology – Alison Watts, Research Assistant Professor, UNH

3:00 – 3:30 Discussion and wrap-up

Posters and Displays – MUB Room 330/332

Using high resolution topography and tracer studies to understand fluvial transport processes during low to moderate flows – Meghan Arpino, Graduate Student, Department of Earth Sciences, UNH

Automotive distribution of platinum group elements to NH Soils – Scott Greenwood, Research Scientist, UNH

Modeling the fate and transport of fecal coliform in Lamprey River Watershed – Tao Huang, Graduate Student, UNH

The contribution of aquatic metabolism to CO2 emissions from New Hampshire streams – Lauren Koenig, PhD Candidate, UNH

Summertime dissolved oxygen analysis of the Lamprey River watershed – Mark T Kotowski, Undergraduate Student, and Anne Lightbody, Assistant Professor of Hydrology, UNH

Soak up the Rain NH – Barbara McMillan, Watershed Outreach Coordinator, NHDES

Lamprey River Advisory Committee exhibit - Sharon Meeker, LRAC

“Take a Hike” – Determining the feasibility of a regional walking trail along the Lamprey River – Kyle Pimental, Strafford Regional Planning

Strafford/Rockingham permeable reactive barrier demonstration project to reduce septic system nitrate - An update – Danna Truslow, Truslow Resource Consulting LLC

Understanding potential futures of riverine chloride impairment in New England USA due to climate change, groundwater storage, and human activities – Shan Zuidema, Research Scientist, UNH