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    • Cyanobacterial Toxins in the Red Cedar Basin 

      Worthington, Courtney (University of Wisconsin--Stout, 2014)
      A research summary is not available.
    • Understanding Trends in Farmer BMP Adoption 

      L'Esperance, Lauren (University of Wisconsin--Stout, 2014)
      Agriculture makes up the largest piece of the economic pie here in the Red Cedar Watershed. As part of a research program with the goal of addressing water quality issues in the watershed, I surveyed Wisconsin farmers to ...
    • The Social Network to Improve Water Quality in the Red Cedar Basin: Challenges and Opportunities 

      Anson, Alison (University of Wisconsin--Stout, 2014)
      The way we perceive our social environment and the way we connect with our community matters. More specifically, social capital (the amount of empowerment, efficacy, participation, and trust one has within a community) ...
    • Understanding Environmental Policy Constraints in the Red Cedar Watershed 

      Elliot, Zakia (University of Wisconsin--Stout, 2014)
      This research project aims to understand policy actors—practitioners, policy makers, officials and organization members—who influence the creation, implementation, enforcement and public perception of environmental regulations ...
    • The Farmer-Led Initiative 

      Frana, Rachel (University of Wisconsin--Stout, 2014)
      Within the past two years, the counties of Dunn, Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix have created farmer-councils with the aim of improving soil health and water quality within the agricultural community. The ultimate goal is to ...
    • Estimating Willingness to Pay for a Cleaner Lake Menomin: A Contingent Valuation Study 

      Flyr, Matthew (University of Wisconsin--Stout, 2014)
      The purpose of this project was to understand how much people in and around Menomonie, WI value a cleaner Lake Menomin and to discover which variables significantly influence that value. Determining an individual’s value ...
    • Temporal and Spatial Variations in Phosphorous Concentration within the Red Cedar River Watershed 

      Lea, Blake; Corcoran, Kyle (University of Wisconsin--Stout, 2014)
      Phosphorus is one of the key nutrients in sustaining healthy plant growth; however, if too much phosphorus is present within the a water system, it can lead to massive algal blooms. Excessive algae growth can release toxins ...
    • What Do We Know about Farmers' Social Networks? 

      Beckworth, Cassandra (University of Wisconsin--Stout, 2014)
      For this particular project, we surveyed and interviewed farmers asking about which best management practices (BMPs) they are currently using (if any), their environmental views, and who they would list as their five most ...
    • Phosphorus and Chlorophyll Dynamics in a Nutrient Impacted Watershed 

      Vang, Peng (University of Wisconsin--Stout, 2014)
      A research summary is not available.
    • A Summer's Worth of Research, and More Work to Do 

      Twiss, Andi (University of Wisconsin--Stout, 2015)
      Phosphorus (P) is a labile naturally occurring element. It is one of a few essential elements required for the health and growth of many plants and animals; both terrestrial and aquatic. P comes in many forms, and is ...
    • This Land Was Made for You and Me: On Property Rights Discourse and Lake Clean-Up Efforts 

      Afolayan, Eniola (University of Wisconsin--Stout, 2015)
      When I was deciding the title of my research project, the song "This Land is Your Land" by Woody Guthrie immediately came to mind. I remember singing the feel-good lyrics in elementary school, mindlessly and aimlessly ...
    • Phosphorous and its Missing Slice of Pie 

      Gentel, Austin (University of Wisconsin--Stout, 2015)
      The distribution of phosphorous pollution has been usually represented in a pie chart where it has had no place for the natural occurring phosphorous, hence the reason phosphorous is missing a slice of pie. It turns ...
    • We Are the Solution: Phosphorous 

      Anderson, Lanna (University of Wisconsin--Stout, 2015)
      Phosphorus is one of the key elements necessary for the growth of plants and animals and in lake ecosystems, it tends to be the growth-limiting nutrient. In plants, phosphorus is essential for photosynthesis, respiration, ...
    • Best Management Practices: Farmers and their Social Networks 

      Herron, Joshua (University of Wisconsin--Stout, 2015)
      Best Management Practices are farming practices that help increase soil health, decrease soil erosion, and stop excessive amounts of agricultural runoff. This means less phosphorous and solids enter the streams, rivers, ...
    • Fair Enough: Farmer-Led Councils and Adopting BMPs 

      Campos, Yanira (University of Wisconsin--Stout, 2015)
      How fair is fair? Is fair being able to only order McNuggets from 11 am to 4 am? Why can’t I have chicken nuggets at 9 in the morning? Maybe it’s because those are the policies and regulations that are in place for ...
    • Two Lakes Worth Cleaning? How cleaner Lakes Menomin and Tainter would benefit the community 

      Isaacs, Megan (University of Wisconsin--Stout, 2015)
      For a town built around a lake, I was surprised at the lack of people on the water when I saw Lake Menomin for the first time. Two boats, one person fishing, and no one swimming. It wasn’t until I heard more about the ...
    • Business and Tourism Impacts of Lakes Menomin and Tainter 

      Ford, Melanie (University of Wisconsin--Stout, 2015)
      I remember how Lake Menomin complimented Menomonie as we first drove pass it on our way to the dorms. Being in the center of the town, I had originally thought the lake would be filled with swimmers, boaters, and more. But ...
    • We Have What it Lakes to Make a Difference 

      Loeven, Nicole (University of Wisconsin-Stout, 2015)
      Cyanobacterial blooms of blue-green algae plague the lakes near Menomonie each summer. I was awarded the opportunity to come to Wisconsin to participate in research to combat this problem as part of the LAKES REU program. My ...
    • Be a Good Neighbor, Put in a Buffer Strip: Why putting in a buffer strip is worth your time even if no one is checking 

      Solis, Lisette (University of Wisconsin--Stout, 2015)
      For the past two months I researched shoreline regulations which require homeowners and farm owners to put in buffer strips along the lakes and rivers. These buffer strips act as barriers which can help trap sediment and ...
    • Numerical Modeling, Simulation, and Parameter Estimation with Water Quality Data 

      Frideres, Allison (University of Wisconsin--Stout, 2016)
      In some areas of Wisconsin, the lakes tend to get a lot of phosphorus runoff from farms resulting in severe algal blooms due to a cycle of burgeoning cyanobacterial populations during the summer months. We examined two ...