2017 Lamprey River Symposium

Tenth Annual Lamprey River Symposium 

Monday, January 9, 2017


Memorial Union Building - University of New Hampshire

Presentations - Theater II (3rd Floor); Posters - Room 334/336


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 –

Lamprey River Hydrologic Observatory Past and Present:  What have we learned, where are we headed? – Bill McDowell, Professor of Environmental Science, UNH

9:15 –

Dissolved organic matter composition in the Lamprey Watershed: headwaters to mouth – Ashley Coble, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, UNH

9:35 –

Regional coherence in solute interactions during stormflow in a statewide aquatic sensor network – Michelle Shattuck, Research Scientist and Lauren Koenig, PhD Candidate, UNH

9:55 –


10:25 –

Examining the role of dissolved organic nitrogen in stream ecosystems across biomes and Critical Zone gradients – Jody Potter, Water Quality Analysis Laboratory Manager, UNH

10:45 –

A longer vernal window: the role of winter coldness and snowpack in driving spring transitions and lags – Alexandra Contosta, Research Scientist, UNH

11:05 –

Thirsty trees: How the 2016 drought impacted NH forests – Heidi Asbjornsen, Associate Professor of Ecosystem Ecology, UNH

11:25 –

Water resources from a legislative perspective: Progress and opportunities – Judith Spang, State Representative

11:30 –

Significance of research findings - Discussion

12:00 –

Lunch and poster session *Lunch will be provided*

12:45 –

Breakout groups

1:30 –

Long-term volunteerism in the Lamprey River watershed – Suzanne Petersen and Emily Schmalzer, Lamprey Rivers Advisory Committee

1:50 –

Projections of paired water temperature and chloride as stressors to aquatic species in New Hampshire – Shan Zuidema, Research Scientist, Water Systems Analysis Group, UNH

2:10 –

Quantifying fecal bacteria removal in New England watersheds for ecosystem service management – Tao Huang, Graduate Student, UNH

2:30 –

Spruce Hole Groundwater Source & Artificial Recharge Facility – Adding Diversity to the UNH/Durham Water System – Mike Metcalf, Senior Project Manager, Underwood Engineers, Inc.

2:50 –

Regulations: Where effective stormwater management starts – Jamie Houle, Program Director, UNH Stormwater Center

3:10 –

Reintroducing large wood into headwater streams for habitat development and nutrient retention – Joel DeStasio, NH Field Manager, Trout Unlimited

3:30 –

4:00 – Significance of research findings - Discussion and wrap-up



Posters and Displays 


Heavy Metal Mobilization from Historic Apple Orchards – Scott Greenwood, Research Scientist, UNH

Lamprey River Eco-Trail – Abigail Lyon, Technical Assistance Program Manager, PREP

Lamprey River Advisory Committee exhibit – Sharon Meeker, LRAC

Lamprey River Watershed Association – Samuel Demeritt, LRWA