JEFFREY S. BROWN – Senior Research Technician


EDUCATION:

M.S., Biology, California State University, Long Beach, 1995

B.S., Marine Biology, California State University, Long Beach, 1988

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Brown is a biologist specializing in the fate and effect of contaminants in storm water runoff and wetlands. His previous work has included examining the effectiveness of structural Best Management Practices (BMPs) in reducing contaminants and toxicity in stormwater, and investigating the risks and tradeoffs with using wetlands as both habitat for wildlife and for treatment of contaminants in urban runoff. His most recent work has included examining pollutant-particle dynamics in stormwater, investigating the effects of wildfire on water quality, investigating the contributions of natural sources of bacteria in the exceedance of shellfish harvesting water quality standards, and studying the condition and major stressors affecting depressional wetlands in southern California.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Senior Research Technician, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority. Costa Mesa, CA. 1990-Present

HONORS AND AWARDS:

Richard B. Loomis Research Award, Department of Biological Sciences, California State University, Long Beach (1990, 1992)

PUBLICATIONS:

Schiff, K., J. Brown, S. Trump, and D. Hardin. 2016. Near-coastal water quality at reference sites following storm events. Marine Pollution Bulletin 103:294-300.

Stein, E.D., L.G. Lackey and J. Brown. 2015. How accurate are probability-based estimates of wetland extent? Results of a California validation study. Wetlands Ecology and Management 24:347-356.

Brown, J.S., E.D. Stein, D. Ackerman, J.H. Dorsey, J. Lyon, and P.M. Carter. 2013. Metals and bacteria partitioning to various size particles in Ballona Creek stormwater runoff. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 32:320-328.

Stein, E.D., J.S. Brown, T.S. Hogue, M.P. Burke, and A. Kinoshita. 2012. Stormwater contaminant loading following southern California wildfire. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 31:2625-2638.

Brown, J.S., D. Ackerman, and E.D. Stein. 2012. Continuous in situ characterization of particulate sizes in urban stormwater: Method testing and refinement. Journal of Environmental Engineering 138:673-679.

Brown, J.S., M. Sutula, C. Stransky, J. Rudolph, and E. Byron. 2010. Sediment contaminant chemistry and toxicity of freshwater urban wetlands in southern California. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 46:367-384.

Sapozhnikova, Y., E. Wirth, K. Schiff, J. Brown, and M. Fulton. 2007. Antifouling pesticides in the coastal waters of southern California. Marine Pollution Bulletin 54:1964-1989.

Schiff, K., J. Brown, D. Diehl, and D. Greenstein. 2007. Extent and magnitude of copper contamination in marinas of the San Diego Region, California, USA. Marine Pollution Bulletin 54:322-328.

Brown, J.S., and S.A. Steinert. 2003. DNA damage and biliary PAH metabolites in flatfish from southern California bays and harbors, and the Channel Islands. Ecological Indicators 3:263-274.

Greenstein, D., S. Bay, A. Jirik, J. Brown, and C. Alexander. 2003. Toxicity assessment of sediment cores from Santa Monica Bay, California. Marine Environmental Research 56:277-297.

Brown, J.S., S.M. Bay, and D.J. Greenstein. 2001. Concentrations of methyl-tert-butyl ether (MTBE) in inputs and receiving waters of Southern California. Marine Pollution Bulletin 42:957-966.

Brown, J.S. 1995. Hemocyanin synthesis by the pore cells of the marine prosobranch gastropod Littorina littorea. Thesis, California State University, Long Beach. Long Beach, CA.

TECHNICAL REPORTS:

Brown, J.S., E.D. Stein, C. Solek and A.E. Fetscher. 2016. Assessment of the condition of southern California depressional wetlands. SCCWRP Technical Report 921. SWRCB-MR-SB-2016-0004. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

K. Schiff and J. Brown. 2015. Proposition 84 Grant Evaluation Report: Assessing pollutant reductions to Areas of Biological Significance. Technical Report 858. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority. Costa Mesa, CA.

K. Schiff and J. Brown. 2015. North coast Areas of Special Biological Significance regional monitoring program: first year results. Technical Report 856. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority. Costa Mesa, CA.

K. Schiff, J. Brown, S. Trump, and D. Hardin. 2015. Near-coastal water quality at reference sites following storm events. Technical Report 853. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority. Costa Mesa, CA.

K. Schiff and J. Brown. 2015. South coast Areas of Special Biological Significance regional monitoring program year 2 results. Technical Report 852. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority. Costa Mesa, CA.

Fetscher, A.E., K. Lunde, E.D. Stein, and J.S. Brown. 2015. Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for collection of macroinvertebrates, benthic algae, and associated physical habitat data in California depressional wetlands. Technical Report 832. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority. Costa Mesa, CA.

Stein, E.D., J. Brown, K. Cayce, M. Klatt, M. Salomon, P. Pendleton, S. Dark, K. O’Connor, and C. Endris. 2014. California aquatic resources status and trends program: mapping methodology. Technical Report 833. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority. Costa Mesa, CA.

Stein, E.D., J. Brown, K. Cayce, M. Klatt, M. Salomon, P. Pendleton, S. Dark, K. O’Connor, and C. Endris. 2014. California Aquatic Resources Status and Trends Program: Mapping Methodology. Technical Report 833. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority. Costa Mesa, CA.

Brown, J. and S. Bay. 2011. Temporal assessment of chemistry, toxicity and benthic communities in sediments at the mouths of Chollas Creek and Paleta Creek, San Diego Bay. Technical Report 668. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Brown, J.S., E.D. Stein, D. Ackerman, J.H. Dorsey, J. Lyon, and P.M. Carter. 2011. Metals and bacteria partitioning to various size particles in Ballona Creek stormwater runoff. pp 49-60 in: K. Schiff and K. Miller (eds.), Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Annual Report. Costa Mesa, CA.

Brown, J., D. Ackerman, and E.D. Stein. 2009. Continuous in situ characterization of particulate sizes in urban stormwater: Method testing and refinement. pp. 183-193 in: K. Schiff and K. Miller (eds.), Southern California Coastal Water Research Project 2009 Annual Report. Costa Mesa, CA.

Stein, E.D. and J. Brown. 2009. Effects of post-fire runoff on surface water quality: Development of a southern California regional monitoring program with management questions and implementation recommendations. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Technical Report 598. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Sutula, M., J. Brown, E. Fetscher, M. Mattson, S. Madon, G. Santolo, E. Byron, and C. Stransky. 2008. Habitat value and treatment effectiveness of freshwater urban wetlands. California. Technical Report 559. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Schiff, K., J. Brown, and D. Diehl. 2006. Extent and magnitude of copper contamination in marinas of the San Diego Region, California. Technical Report 483. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Westminster, CA.

Brown, J. and S. Bay. 2005. Evaluation of Best Management Practice (BMP) effectiveness. Technical Report 461. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Westminster, CA.

Brown, J. and S. Bay. 2005. Temporal assessment of chemistry, toxicity and benthic communities in sediments at the mouths of Chollas Creek and Paleta Creek, San Diego Bay. Prepared for the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board. San Diego, CA.

Bay, Steven M., D.J. Greenstein, and J.S. Brown. 2004. Newport Bay sediment toxicity studies. Technical Report 433. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Westminster, CA.

Brown, J. and S. Bay. 2003. Organophosphorus pesticides in the Malibu Creek watershed. Technical Report 403. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Westminster, CA.

Bay, S. and J. Brown. 2003. Chemistry and toxicity in Rhine Channel sediments. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Technical Report 391. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project, Westminster, CA.

Bay, S. and J. Brown. 2003. Toxicity and benthic community response in Chollas and Paleta Creek Toxic Hot Spot sediments, San Diego Bay. Prepared for the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board. San Diego, CA.

Brown, J.S. and S.A. Steinert. 2003. PAH exposure and DNA damage in flatfish from southern California bays and harbors, and Channel Islands. pp. 408-416 in: S. B. Weisberg and D. Hallock (eds.), Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Annual Report 2001-2002. Westminster, CA.

Allen, M.J., A.K. Groce, D. Diener, J. Brown, S.A. Steinert, G. Deets, J.A. Noblet, S. Moore, D. Diehl, E.T. Jarvis, V. Raco-Rands, C. Thomas, Y. Ralph, R. Gartman, D. Cadien, S.B. Weisberg, and T. Mikel. 2002. Southern California Bight 1998 Regional Monitoring Program: V. Demersal fishes and megabenthic invertebrates. Technical Report 380. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Westminster, CA.

Schiff, K.C., J.S. Brown, and S.B. Weisberg. 2002. Model monitoring program for large ocean discharges in southern California. Technical Report 357. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Westminster, CA.

Brown, J.S., S.M. Bay, and D.J. Greenstein. 2001. Concentrations of methyl-tert-butyl ether (MTBE) in inputs and receiving waters of Southern California. pp. 125-134 in: S. B. Weisberg and D. Hallock (eds.), Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Annual Report 1998-2000. Westminster, CA.

Bay, S.M., J.S. Brown, and D.J. Greenstein. 2001. Toxicity of methyl-tert-butyl ether (MTBE) to California marine life. pp. 136-142 in: S. B. Weisberg and D. Hallock (eds.), Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Annual Report 1998-2000. Westminster, CA.

Greenstein, D.J., S.M. Bay, A.W. Jirik, J.S. Brown, and C. Alexander. 2001. Toxicity assessment of sediment cores from Santa Monica Bay. pp. 143-153 in: S.B. Weisberg and D. Hallock (eds.), Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Annual Report 1998-2000. Westminster, CA.

Bay, S.M. and J.S. Brown. 2000. Assessment of MTBE discharge impacts on California marine water quality. Prepared for the California State Water Resources Control Board. Sacramento, CA.

Brown, J. and S. Bay. 1999. Biomarkers of contaminant exposure and effect in flatfish from southern California. pp. 62-67 in: S.B. Weisberg and D. Hallock (eds.), Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Annual Report 1997-1998. Westminster, CA.

Schiff, K., J. Brown, M. Leecaster, and S. Weisberg. 1999. Model Monitoring Program: Evaluation of existing monitoring designs. Technical Report 316. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Westminster, CA.

Bay, S.M., D.J. Greenstein, A.W. Jirik, and J.S. Brown. 1998. Southern California Bight 1994 Pilot Project: VI. Sediment Toxicity. Technical Report 309. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Westminster, CA.

Bay, S., J. Brown, and A. Jirik. 1995. Growth of brittlestars exposed to sediments from a municipal wastewater outfall gradient off San Diego. pp. 96-100 in: J.N. Cross, C. Francisco and D. Hallock (eds.), Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Annual Report 1993-1994. Westminster, CA.

Bay, S. and J. Brown. 1994. Preliminary toxicity identification evaluation (TIE) of dry-weather urban discharge. pp. 142-148 in: J.N. Cross, C. Francisco and D. Hallock (eds.), Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Annual Report 1992-1993. Westminster, CA.

Bay, S.M., D.J. Greenstein, J. Brown and A. Jirik. 1994. Investigation of toxicity in Palos Verdes sediments. Prepared for the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Project. Monterey Park, CA.