2019 Lamprey Symposium

12th Annual Lamprey River Symposium

Thursday, January 17, 2019

James Hall, Room G46 - University of New Hampshire

8:00-8:30             Registration - James Hall G46; Light refreshments - James Hall G49                                                                                                              8:30-8:45             Introduction and Welcome - Bill McDowell


Session 1:

Characterizing New England water resources using new technology and new approaches

Moderator: Bill McDowell

8:45 - 9:00

Empirical approaches for comparing aquatic function over entire surface water networks across watersheds

Wil Wollheim, UNH

9:00 - 9:15

Spatiotemporal nitrate export from the Lamprey River, Merrimack River, and Saco River watersheds

Hannah Fazekas, UNH

9:15 - 9:30

Examining the influence of land use and flow variability on carbon emissions from headwater streams

Andrew Robison, UNH

9:30 - 9:45

Quantifying the impact of dams on floods and nitrogen flux in the Lamprey River watershed, NH

Anne Lightbody, UNH

9:45 - 10:00

Using reservoir size, watershed characteristics, and sediment transport proxies to estimate impounded sediment volume and dominant grain size at dams in New England

Christian Olsen, UNH

10:00 - 10:15

Biogeochemical impacts of dam removal in New England

Chris Whitney, UNH

10:15 - 10:30

Coffee Break


10:30 - 11:00

Discussion groups




Session 2:

Lamprey River flooding and municipal response

Moderator: Cameron Wake

11:00 - 11:12

How can we make science more relevant to municipalities? Lessons learned from mapping freshwater flooding in the Lamprey River watershed

Cameron Wake, UNH

11:12 - 11:24

Overview of floodplain modeling and economic loss estimation

David Roman, Geosyntec

11:24 - 11:36

Questions of legal authority, measures, and consequences

Julia Peterson, UNH Cooperative Extension/NH Sea Grant

11:36 - 11:48

Engaging communities with results from FEMA HAZUS analysis

Julie LaBranche, Rockingham Planning Commission

11:48 - 12:00

Updating floodplain ordinances in Lee, NH

Kyle Pimental, Strafford Regional Commission

12:00 - 12:30

Discussion - making research more relevant to local decisions makers



12:30 - 1:15        Lunch - James Hall G49

1:15 - 1:45        Poster session and continued discussion – James Hall ground floor lobby



Session 3:

Valuing ecosystem services and managing natural resources

Moderator: Michelle Shattuck

1:45 - 2:00

Numbers to get them talking: Piscataqua resident's group values of services from small streams

Shan Zuidema, UNH

2:00 - 2:15

Comparing individual with group deliberation: an example of ecosystem service valuation in Great Bay

Shannon Rogers, UNH

2:15 - 2:30

Resilient tidal crossings NH: Prioritizing tidal crossing replacement for community and ecosystem resilience

Kevin Lucey, NH DES

2:30 - 2:45

Genomics and water resources

Alison Watts, UNH

2:45 - 3:00

Connect the coast: A wildlife connectivity plan for NH's coastal watershed

Pete Steckler, TNC

3:00 - 3:30

Discussion groups


3:30 - 3:45

Report out from discussion groups


3:45 - 4:00

Wrap up


4:00 - 4:30

Informal strategizing for future research




Posters and Displays – James Hall ground floor lobby




Development of a Low-cost Wireless Sensor Network for Water Quality Monitoring

Gopal Mulukutla, UNH

Using reservoir size, watershed characteristics, and sediment transport proxies to estimate impounded sediment volume and dominant grain size at dams in New England

Christian Olsen, UNH

How do small dam removals affect reach-scale nitrogen exports?

Chris Whitney, UNH

Nitrate removal by small impoundments during storms: A case study in Mill Pond reservoir, NH, USA

Eliza Balch, UNH

Controls on greenhouse gas production in streams across a land use gradient

Allison Herreid, UNH

Nitrogen retention and greenhouse gas production by fluvial wetlands across flow conditions

Sarah Bower, UNH

Water Quality of Pleasant Lake, Deerfield

Julissa Freund, Jessie Gray, UNH

Lamprey Rivers Advisory Committee

Suzanne Petersen, LRAC

Exploring the drivers that affect nitrate in soil water in a tropical forest ecosystem

Qingtao Zhou, UNH


Parking for the Symposium

Parking is available in the Sage Way Visitor Lot at $1.25/hour with no limit.  This is the best place for visitors to park for the day. The Edgewood Road Visitor Lot is closer to James Hall, but there is a 4-hour parking limit. See the paystation in the lot for payment instructions and display your payment receipt on your vehicle’s dashboard. Please contact  Michelle.Shattuck@unh.edu if the parking fees prohibit you from attending the event. More parking information is available at: https://www.unh.edu/transportation/visitor-parking