Lake Champlain Research Consortium 2005 Spring Student Symposium

Vermont Room, Alliot Student Center - Saint Michael’s College

Saturday, April 23 2005


8:30      Coffee and pastries available; posters can be set up


9:00      An Investigation of the Role of Faults in Controlling Ground Water Composition in the Champlain Valley, Vermont,  Katharine P. North, Middlebury College; advisor - Peter C. Ryan


9:20      Investigating Alpine Pedogenesis on Mt. Mansfield, Vermont, Gianina Farrugia, Middlebury College; advisor - Jeff Munroe


9:40      Improving site characterization and classifying attenuation processes using microbiological profiles and  geochemistry from landfill-leachate contaminated groundwater in New York, Paula Mouser, University of Vermont; advisor - Donna M. Rizzo


10:00    Patterns and distribution of winter precipitation in two adjacent watersheds on Mount Mansfield near Stowe, VT, Dan Kabler, Johnson State College; advisor - Tania Bacchus


10:20    Brief summaries of Poster Presentations


Combining ANNs, Froude Number, and Geo-hydraulic Diversity Index To Assess Linkages Between Stream Geomorphic Condition and In-stream Habitat, Jennifer N. Gagnon, University of Vermont; advisors - W. Cully Hession and Dr. Donna Rizzo


Genetically Modified Corn:  The Likelihood of Finding it in Your Garden, Kimberly Hart and Sara Over, Castleton State College; advisor – Cynthia Moulton


Spatial Regeneration Patterns in Old Growth Hemlock Tsuga canadensis Forest Gaps in the Battell Research Forest, VT , Rebecca Hewitt, Middlebury College; advisor - Andrea Lloyd



10:30    Break


10:50    Predicting Mercury Concentrations from Total Suspended Solids, Sarah Sanders, Johnson State College; advisor - Tania Bacchus


11:10    Two-Dimensional Modeling to determine Aquatic Habitat relationship to Geomorphic Condition in Small Vermont Streams, Jessica S. Clark, University of Vermont; advisor - W. Cully Hession


11:30    Developing an Alternative Potential Source Contribution Function Analysis Method and Its Application for Lake Champlain Mercury Study, Prajjwal Kumar Panday, St. Lawrence University; advisor -  Ning Gao


11:50    Study of Fungal Ecology of Non-Problem Homes in the North Eastern United States, Dan Bernazzani, Castleton State College; advisor – Cynthia Moulton


12:10    Closing comments, followed by lunch