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LCRC Research Priorities - updated following January 2008 conference

·  Identify critical source regions for nutrient inputs, and most cost-effective ways
to reduce inputs - so that management actions can be targeted more
effectively and with greater cost efficiency.

·  Improve understanding of biodiversity, including food web dynamics, the impact
of non-native species, and potential impacts of climate change.

·  Improve understanding of toxins, including “new-generation” contaminants and
their potential impacts.

·  Improve understanding of water circulation patterns within and among sub-basins –
especially in areas with high nutrient levels.  This includes continuation, and
possible expansion, of meteorological stations needed to monitor wind and
weather conditions.

·  Improve understanding of social, cultural, and economic value of Lake Champlain
to the region.


PRIME - 2005
Basin Research Priorities 2004 - Priority areas discussed at the 2004 meeting: Data Management, Atmospherics, Toxics, Land Use, Cultural, Hydrodynamics & Sediment Resuspension, Nutrients and Lower Food Web, Middle Food Web & Exotics, Fisheries, Wildlife & Biodiversity, Ecosystem Health
[following the 2004 Priorities meeting, LCRC determined that Missisquoi Bay would be a high priority for research for the next several years - see PRIME (above)]