ERIC D. STEIN – Principal Scientist


EDUCATION:

D.Env., Environmental Science and Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 1995

M.Ed., Science Education, University of California, Los Angeles, 1988

B.S., Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1987

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Dr. Stein is a Principal Scientist at the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP), where he is the head of the Biology Department. Dr. Stein oversees a variety of projects related to in-stream and coastal water quality, hydromodification, ecohydrology, development of biological indices, and assessment of wetlands and other aquatic resources. His research focuses on effects of human activities on the condition of aquatic ecosystems, and on developing tools to better assess and manage those effects. Dr. Stein serves on numerous technical workgroups, committees, and scientific advisory panels at the Federal, State, and local levels related to water quality and wetland assessment and management.

Dr. Stein has research experience in a variety of disciplines related to environmental assessment, including multimedia distribution of environmental contaminants, stormwater monitoring and assessment, wetland functional assessment, and hydrologic and fluvial analysis. Before joining SCCWRP, Dr. Stein worked both for a private consultant and the Regulatory Branch of the Los Angeles District Corps of Engineers on issues related to wetlands and water quality management and regulation. Dr. Stein’s experience includes wetland delineation, design of mitigation and restoration projects, development of monitoring programs, establishment of mitigation banks, and landscape-scale assessment.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Principal Scientist, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA. 2002-Present

Adjunct Associate Professor, California State University, Los Angeles, Department of Geography and Urban Analysis. Los Angeles, CA. 1998-2001

Principal Ecologist, Associate Principal, PCR Services Corporation. Pasadena, CA. 1998-2002

Biologist, Senior Project Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, Regulatory Branch. Los Angeles, CA. 1993-1998

Graduate Researcher, UCLA Environmental Science and Engineering Program. Los Angeles, CA. 1991-1993

Biology Teacher, Alhambra High School, Alhambra City School District. Alhambra, CA. 1988-1991

Educational Technology Consultant, IBM Educational Instruction Division. 1990-1995

Research Associate, UCLA Department of Physiology. Los Angeles, CA. 1984-1991

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS:

Wetland Recovery Project, Science Advisory Panel member (2014-present) )

California Healthy Streams Partnership (2011 – present)

Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission Technical Advisory Committee (2013-present)

USEPA, Environmental Law Institute (ELI), Nature Conservancy (TNC) - applying a watershed approach to wetlands mitigation decisions – technical advisory committee (2012 – present).

Associate Editor, Wetlands (Journal of the Society of Wetland Scientists) (2010 – 2015)

California Wetland Monitoring Workgroup, Co-chair (2008 – 2014)

USDA-NRCS National Easement Assessment Project – technical team (2011-2013

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Workgroup: Quantifying Significance of Aquatic Ecosystems (2010)

Southern California Wetlands Recovery Program Science Advisory Panel, Chair (2004 – 2010)

Ormond Beach Restoration Science Advisory Committee (2010)

Ballona Wetland Restoration Scientific Advisory Committee, Co-chair (2007-2010)

NOAA National Estuary Eutrophication Workgroup, S. Pacific Coast Coordinator (2007)

Society of Wetland Scientists, Western Chapter President (2008-2010)

Society of Wetland Scientists, Wetland Concerns Committee (2006- present)

National Wetlands Awards, Selection Committee (2007, 2008, 2012)

California State Stream and Wetland Protection Policy Science Advisory Team (2009 – 2012)

NOAA Water Quality Synthesis, Assessment, and Data Management (SAM) Technical Advisory Committee (2007-2009)

San Francisco Estuary Institute Sources Pathways and Loading Work Group (2006 – 2011)

Malibu Legacy Park Technical Advisory Committee (2008 – 2010)

US Army Corps of Engineers – National Workgroup on Arid Stream Assessment (2008)

Bay Area Wetlands Regional Monitoring Program – Science Advisory Group (2008 – 2012)

Technical Advisory Committee member for Assessment of Ecosystem Values of Watersheds in Southern California (2009 – 2011)

Science Advisory Panel for the National Evaluation of the Ecological Performance of Compensatory Mitigation (2009-2010)

HONORS AND AWARDS:

Doug Wilcox Award for Outstanding Associate Editor for Wetlands (2012)
Paul Douglas State Teaching Fellowship
U.S. Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:

Society for Freshwater Science
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Society for Wetland Scientists
American Water Resources Association
American Geophysical Union
Pi Lambda Theta Educational Honor Society

PUBLICATIONS:

Stein, E.D., A. Sengupta, R.D. Mazor, K. McCune, B.P. Bledsoe, S. Adams. 2017. Application of Regional Flow-ecology Relationships to Inform Watershed Management Decisions: Application of the ELOHA Framework in the San Diego River Watershed, California, USA. Ecohydrology doi:10.1002/eco.1869

Sengupta, A., R.J. Hawley, E.D. Stein (in press). Predicting Hydromodification in Streams using Non-Linear Memory Based Algorithms: A Southern California Case Study. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management.

Howard, M., C. Nagoda, R. Kudela, K. Hayashi, A. Tatters, D.A. Caron, L. Busse, J. Brown, M. Sutula, E.D. Stein. 2017. Microcystin Prevalence Throughout Lentic Waterbodies in Southern California. Toxins 9:231-252.

Stein, E.D., J.S. Brown, R.D. Mazor. 2017. Transferability of Bioassesment Indices among Water Body Types and Ecoregions: A California Experiment in Wetland Assessment. Ecological Indicators 81:65-73.

Fong, L.S., E.D. Stein, R.F. Ambrose. 2017. Development of Restoration Performance Curves for Streams in Southern California Using an Integrative Condition Index. Wetlands 37:289-299.

Pyne, M.I., D.M., Carlisle, C.P. Konrad, E.D. Stein. 2017. Classification of California streams using deductive and inductive approaches: Setting the foundation for analysis of hydrologic alteration. Ecohydrology 10:3.

Stein, E.D. L.G. Lackey, and J. Brown. 2016. How accurate are probability-based estimates of wetland extent? Results of a California validation study. Wetlands Ecology and Management. 24:347–356. DOI 10.1007/s11273-015-9460-0.

Saintilan, N., K. Rogers, C. Toms, E.D. Stein, and D. Jacobs. 2016. Intermittent Estuaries: Linking Hydro-geomorphic Context to Climate Change Resilience. Journal of Coastal Research. Special Issue 75(1):133-137. DOI: 10.2112/SI75-027.1

Brooks, R.P., D. Faber-Langendoen, G. Serenbetz, J. Rocchio, E.D. Stein, and K. Walz. 2016. Towards Creating a National Reference Wetlands Registry. National Wetlands Newsletter. 38(3):7-11.

Ode P.R., A.C. Rehn, R.D. Mazor, K.C. Schiff, E.D. Stein, J.T. May, L.R. Brown, D.B. Herbst, D.Gillett, K. Lunde, and C.P. Hawkins. 2016. Evaluating the adequacy of a reference site pool for ecological assessments in environmentally complex regions. Freshwater Science. 35(1):237–248.

Mazor, R.D., A.C. Rehn, P.R. Ode, M. Engeln, K.C. Schiff, E.D. Stein, D.J. Gillett, D.B. Herbst, and C.P. Hawkins. 2016. Bioassessment in complex environments: designing an index for consistent meaning in different settings. Freshwater Science. 35(1): DOI: 10.1086/684130

Fetscher, A.E. M.D.A. Howard, R. Stancheva, R.M. Kudela, E.D. Stein, M.A. Sutula, L.B. Busse, and R.G. Sheath. 2015. Wadeable streams as widespread sources of benthic cyanotoxin production in California, USA. Harmful Algae. 49:105-116

Gibson J.F., E.D. Stein, D.J. Baird, C.M. Finlayson, X. Zhang, and M. Hajibabaei. 2015. Wetland Ecogenomics – The Next Generation of Wetland Biodiversity and Functional Assessment. Wetland Science and Practice. 32(1):27-32

Feldman, D.L., A. Sengupta, L. Stuvick, E.D. Stein, V. Pettigrove and M. Arora. 2015. Governance issues in developing and implementing offsets for water management benefits: Can preliminary evaluation guide implementation effectiveness? WIREs Water:doi: 10.1002/wat2.1061

Lackey, L.G., and E.D. Stein. 2015. Evaluating alternative temporal survey designs for monitoring wetland area and detecting changes over time in California. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 51(2):388-399. DOI: 10.1111/jawr.12254

Stein, E.D. 2015. State of the Bay Report. “Habitat Highlights: Regional Stream Monitoring in Southern California.” Urban Coast 5(1): 128-129.

Cox, H., E.D. Stein, L. Protopapadakis, and M. Dojiri 2015. State of the Bay Report. “Water Resources: Water Supply and Use from a Water Quality Perspective.” Urban Coast 5(1): 3-10.

Von Bitner, T., E.D. Stein, L. Protopapadakis, and K. Thorsen 2015. State of the Bay Report. “Water Resources: Trash and Debris.” Urban Coast 5(1): 29-34.

Dagit, R., F. Federico, L. Kats, and E.D. Stein. 2015. State of the Bay Report. “Habitat Conditions: Freshwater Aquatic and Riparian Habitats.” Urban Coast 5(1): 48-58.

Ambrose, R.F., J.H. Dorsey, K.K. Johnston, and E.D. Stein. 2015. State of the Bay Report. “Habitat Conditions: Coastal Wetlands.” Urban Coast 5(1): 59-68.

Fetscher, A.E., E.D. Stein, and M.D.A. Howard 2015. State of the Bay Report. “Looking Ahead: Preliminary Examination of Stream Cyanotoxins in Santa Monica Bay and California Watersheds.” Urban Coast 5(1): 198-200.

Stein, E.D., M.C. Martinez, S. Stiles, P.E. Miller, and E.V. Zakharov. 2014. Is DNA Barcoding Actually Cheaper and Faster Than Traditional Morphological Methods: Results from a Survey of Freshwater Bioassessment Efforts in the United States? PLoS ONE. 9(4): e95525. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0095525

Mazor, R.D., E.D. Stein, P.R, Ode, and K Schiff. 2014. Integrating intermittent streams into watershed assessments: Applicability of an index of biotic integrity. Freshwater Science. 33(2):459-474. DOI: 10.1086/675683

Stein, E.D., B.P. White, R.D. Mazor, J.K. Jackson, J.M. Battle, P.E. Miller, E.M. Pilgrim, B.W. Sweeney. 2014. Does DNA Barcoding Improve Performance of Traditional Stream Bioassessment Metrics? Freshwater Science. 33(1):302–311. DOI: 10.1086/674782

Jackson, J.K, J.M. Battle, B.P. White, E.M. Pilgrim, E.D. Stein, P.E. Miller, and B.W. Sweeney. 2014. Cryptic biodiversity in streams - a comparison of macroinvertebrate communities based on morphological and DNA barcode identifications. Freshwater Science. 33(1):312–324. DOI: 10.1086/675225.

White, B.P., E.M. Pilgrim, L.M. Boykin, E.D. Stein, R.D. Mazor. 2014. Comparison of four species-delimitation methods applied to a DNA barcode data set of insect larvae for use in routine bioassessment. Freshwater Science. 33(1):338–348. DOI: 10.1086/674982

Lackey, L.G., and E.D. Stein. 2014. Selecting the optimum plot size for a California design-based stream and wetland mapping program. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 186:2599–2608. DOI 10.1007/s10661-013-3563-y

Fetscher, A.E., R. Stancheva, J.P. Kociolek, R.G. Sheath, E.D. Stein, R.D. Mazor, P.R. Ode, and L.B. Busse. 2014. Development and comparison of stream indices of biotic integrity using diatoms vs. non-diatom algae vs. a combination. Journal of Applied Phycology. 26(1):433-450. DOI 10.1007/s10811-013-0088-2

Burke, M.P., T.S. Hogue, A. Kinoshita, J. Barco, C. Wessel, and E.D. Stein. 2013. Pre- and Post-fire Pollutant Loads in an Urban Fringe Watershed in Southern California. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 185:10131–10145. DOI 10.1007/s10661-013-3318-9

Stein, E.D. 2013. Using regional stormwater monitoring programs to provide reference data for wetland mitigation performance evaluation. National Wetlands Newsletter 35:13-14.

Stein, E.D., M.R. Cover, A.E. Fetscher, C. O’Reilly, R. Guardado, and C.W. Solek. 2013. Reach-scale geomorphic and biological effects of localized stream bank armoring. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 49(4):780-792. DOI: 10.1111/jawr.12035

Lackey, L.G. and E.D. Stein. 2013. Evaluation of design-based sampling options for monitoring stream and wetland extent and distribution in California. Wetlands. 33:717–725. DOI 10.1007/s13157-013-0429-6

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., B.P. White, R.D. Mazor, P.E. Miller, and E.M. Pilgrim. 2013. Evaluating ethanol-based sample preservation to facilitate use of DNA barcoding in routine freshwater biomonitoring programs using benthic macroinvertebrates. PLoS ONE 8: e51273.

Lopez, S.R., T.S. Hogue, and E.D. Stein. 2012. A framework for evaluating regional hydrologic sensitivity to climate change using archetypal watershed modeling. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions 9:13729-13771.

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

Bledsoe, B.P., E.D. Stein, R.J. Hawley, and D.B. Booth. 2012. Framework and tool for rapid assessment of stream susceptibility to hydromodification. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 48:788-808.

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.

Dark, S., E.D. Stein, D. Bram, and J. Osuna. 2012. Historical ecology as a living resource for informing urban wetland restoration. Urban Coast 3:54-60.

Hawley, R.J., B.P. Bledsoe, E.D. Stein, and B.E. Haines. 2012. Channel evolution model of response to urbanization in southern California. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 48:722-744.

Ranasinghe, J.A., E.D. Stein, P.E. Miller, and S.B. Weisberg. 2012. Performance of two southern California benthic community condition indices using species abundance and presence-only data: Relevance to DNA barcoding. PLoS ONE 7: e40875.

Solek, C.W., M.A. Sutula, E.D. Stein, C. Roberts, R. Clark, K. O’Connor, and K.J. Ritter. 2012. Determining the health of California’s coastal salt marshes using rapid assessment. Wetland Science and Practice 29:8-28.

Solek, C.W., E.D. Stein, and M.A. Sutula. 2011. Demonstration of an integrated watershed assessment using a three-tiered assessment framework. Wetlands Ecology and Management 19:459-474.

Tiefenthaler, L.L, E.D. Stein, and K. Schiff. 2011. Levels and Patterns of Fecal Indicator Bacteria in Stormwater Runoff From Homogenous Land Use Sites And Urban Watersheds. Journal of Water and Health 9:279-290.

Ackerman, D. E.D. Stein, and K.J. Ritter. 2011. Evaluating Stormwater Sampling Approaches Using a Dynamic Watershed Model. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment180:283-302.

Stein, E.D, S. Dark, T. Longcore, R. Grossinger, N. Hall, and M. Beland. 2010. Historical Ecology as a Tool for Assessing Landscape Change and Informing Wetland Restoration Priorities. Wetlands 30:589-601.

Stein, E.D, M. Brinson, M.C. Rains, W. Kleindl, and F.R. Hauer. 2009. Wetland Assessment Alphabet Soup: How to Choose (or not Choose) the Right Assessment Method. Wetland Science and Practice 26:20-24.

Stein, E.D. and D.B. Cadien. 2009. Ecosystem Response to Regulatory and Management Actions: the Southern California Experience in Long-term Monitoring. Marine Pollution Bulletin 59:91-100.

Tiefenthaler, L.L, E.D. Stein, and G.S. Lyon. 2009. Fecal Indicator Bacteria (FIB) Levels During Dry Weather from Southern California Reference Streams. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 155:477-492.

Lyon, G.S. and E.D. Stein. 2009. How Effective Has the Clean Water Act Been at Reducing Pollutant Mass Emissions to the Southern California Bight over the Past 35 Years? Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 154:413-426.

Stein, E.D., A.E. Fetscher, R.P. Clark, A. Wiskind, J.L. Grenier, M. Sutula, J.N. Collins, and C. Grosso. 2009. Validation of a Wetland Rapid Assessment Method: Use of EPA’s Level 1-2-3 Framework for Method Testing and Refinement. Wetlands 29:648-665.

Nezlin, N.P., K.K. Kamer, J. Hyde, and E.D. Stein. 2009. Dissolved Oxygen Dynamics in a Eutrophic Estuary, Upper Newport Bay, California. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 82:139-151.

Yoon, V.K. and E.D. Stein. 2008. Natural Catchments as Sources of Background Levels of Storm Water Metals, Nutrients, and Solids. Journal of Environmental Engineering 134:961-973.

Stein, E.D. and B. Bernstein. 2008. Integrating Probabilistic and Targeted Compliance Monitoring for Comprehensive Watershed Assessment. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 144:117-129.

Ackerman, D. and E.D. Stein. 2008. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Best Management Practices Using Dynamic Modeling. Journal of Environmental Engineering 134:628-639.

Stein, E.D. and V.K. Yoon. 2008. Dry Weather Flow Contribution of Metals, Nutrients, and Solids from Natural Catchments. Water Air and Soil Pollution 190:183-195.

Ackerman, D. and E.D. Stein. 2008. Estimating the variability and confidence of land use and imperviousness relationships at a regional scale. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 44:996-1008.

Tiefenthaler, L.L., E.D. Stein, and K.C. Schiff. 2008. Watershed and Land Use-Based Sources of Trace Metals in Urban Storm Water. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 27:277-287.

Nezlin, N.P., K. Kamer, and E.D. Stein. 2007. Application of Color Infrared Aerial Photography to Assess Macroalgal Extent in an Eutrophic Estuary, Upper Newport Bay, California. Estuaries and Coasts 30:855-868.

Stein, E.D. and D. Ackerman. 2007. Dry Weather Water Quality Loadings In Arid, Urban Watersheds of the Los Angeles Basin, California, USA. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 43:398-413.

Stein, E.D. L.L. Tiefenthaler, and K. Schiff. 2006. Watershed-Based Sources Of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) In Urban Storm Water. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 25:373-385.

Sutula, M.A., E.D. Stein, J.N. Collins, A.E. Fetscher, and R. Clark. 2006. A practical guide for the development of a wetland assessment method: The California experience. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 42:157-175.

Ackerman, D., E.D. Stein, and K. Schiff. 2005. Dry-season Water Quality in the San Gabriel River Watershed. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 104:125-145.

Nezlin N.P, P.M. DiGiacomo, E.D. Stein, and D. Ackerman. 2005. Stormwater Runoff Plumes Observed by SeaWiFS Radiometer in Southern California Bight. Remote Sensing of Environment 98:494-510.

Stein, E.D., and L.L. Tiefenthaler. 2005. Dry-Weather Metals and Bacteria Loading in an Arid, Urban Watershed: Ballona Creek, California. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 165:367-382.

Nezlin, N.P. and E.D. Stein. 2005. Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Remote-sensed and Field-measured Rainfall in Southern California. Remote Sensing of the Environment 96:228-245.

Stein, E.D., M. Mattson, A.E. Fetscher, and K.J. Halama. 2004. Influence of Geologic Setting on Slope Wetland Classification and Hydrodynamics. Wetlands 24:244-260.

Stein, E.D. and R.F. Ambrose. 2001. Landscape Scale Analysis and Management of Cumulative Impacts to Riparian Ecosystems: Past, Present, and Future. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 37:1597-1614.

Stein, E.D., F.T. Tabatabai, and R.F. Ambrose. 2000. Wetland Mitigation Banking: A Framework for Crediting and Debiting. Environmental Management 26:233-250.

Stein, E.D. 1999. Mitigation Banking: Challenges and Lessons Learned. Society of Wetland Scientists Bulletin 16.

Stein, E.D. and R.F. Ambrose. 1998. A Rapid Impact Assessment Method for Use in a Regulatory Context. Wetlands 18:379-392.

Stein, E.D. and R.F. Ambrose. 1998. Cumulative Impacts of Section 404 Clean Water Act Permitting on the Riparian Habitat of the Santa Margarita, CA Watershed. Wetlands 18:393-408.

Stein, E.D. and V. Vartanian. 1997. Killing the Beast: A Cooperative Approach for Control of Arundo donax in the Santa Ana River Watershed. California Exotic Pest Plant Council News 5. Reprinted in Engineer Update 21.

Stein, E.D., Y. Cohen, and A.M. Winer. 1996. Environmental Distribution and Transformation of Mercury Compounds. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology 26:1-43.

Secor, S.M., E.D. Stein, and J.M. Diamond. 1994. Rapid Up-Regulation of Snake Intestine in Response to Feeding: A New Model of Intestinal Adaptation. American Journal of Physiology 266:G695-G705.

Hammond, K.A., E.D. Stein, and J.M. Diamond. 1990. Capacities for Energy Uptake in Intestines of Lactating Mice. American Zoologist 30:A67-A67.

Stein, E.D. and J.M. Diamond. 1989. Do Dietary Levels of Pantothenic Acid Regulate its Intestinal Uptake in Mice? Journal of Nutrition 119:1973-1983.

Stein, E.D., S.D. Chang, and J.M. Diamond. 1987. Comparison of Different Dietary Amino Acids as Inducers of Intestinal Amino Acid Transport. American Journal of Physiology 252:626-635.

Karasov, W.H., D.H. Solberg, S.D. Chang, M. Hughes, E.D. Stein, and J.M. Diamond. 1985. Is Intestinal Transport of Sugars and Amino Acids Subject to Critical Period Programming? American Journal of Physiology 249:770-785.

TECHNICAL REPORTS:

Mazor, R.D., P. Ode, A. Rehn, E.D. Stein. 2017. Spatial Statistical Network Models to Estimate the Spatial Representativeness of Bioassessment Samples. Technical Report 979. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project, Costa Mesa, CA.

Stein, E.D., R.D. Mazor, A. Sengupta, K. McCune, B. Bledsoe, S. Adams, S. Eberhart, M. Pyne, P. Ode, A. Rehn. 2017. Development of Recommended Flow Targets to Support Biological Integrity Based on Regional Flow-ecology Relationships for Benthic Macroinvertebrates in Southern California Streams. Technical Report 974. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project, Costa Mesa, CA.

Safran, S.M., S.A. Baumgarten, E.E. Beller, J.A. Crooks, R.M. Grossinger, J. Lorda, T.R. Longcore, D.L. Bram, S.J. Dark, E.D. Stein. 2017. Tijuana River Valley Historical Ecology Investigation. Prepared for the State Coastal Conservancy. Technical Report 967. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project, Costa Mesa, CA.

Stein, E.D., A. Sengupta, R. Mazor, and K. McCune. 2016. Application of Regional Flow-ecology to Inform Management Decision in the San Diego River Watershed. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Technical Report #948.

Stein, E.D., J. Brown, and K. Lunde. 2016. Assessment of the Condition of San Francisco Bay Area Depressional Wetlands. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Technical Report #940.

Brown, J.S., E.D. Stein, C. Solek, and A.E. Fetscher. 2016. Assessment of the Condition of Southern California Depressional Wetlands: Application of Macroinvertebrate, Diatom and Overall Condition Indices for Assessing Southern California Depressional Wetlands. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Technical Report #921.

Johnston, K., I. Medel, S. Anderson, E. Stein, C. Whitcraft, and J. Crooks. 2015. California Estuarine Wetland Monitoring Manual (Level 3). Prepared by The Bay Foundation for the United States Environmental Protection Agency. 297 pages. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Technical Report #880

Stein, E.D., P. Pendleton, K. O’Connor, C. Endris, J. Adalaars, M. Salomon, K. Cayce, and A. Jong. 2015. Demonstrating the California Wetland Status and Trends Program: A Probabilistic Approach for Estimating Statewide Aquatic Resource Extent, Distribution and Change over Time – Pilot Study Results. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Technical Report #859.

Fetscher, A.E., K. Lunde, E.D. Stein, and J.S. Brown. 2014. Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Collection of Macroinvertebrates, Benthic Algae, and Associated Physical Habitat Data in California Depressional Wetlands. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Technical Report #832.

Beller, E., S. Baumgarten, R. Grossinger, T. Longcore, E. Stein, S. Dark, and S. Dusterhoff. 2014. Northern San Diego Lagoons Historical Ecology Investigation: Regional patterns, local diversity, and landscape trajectories. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Technical Report #831.

Stein, E.D., K. Cayce, M. Salomon, D.L. Bram, D. De Mello, R. Grossinger, and S. Dark. 2014. Wetlands of the Southern California Coast –Historical Extent and Change over Time. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Technical Report #826.

Schiff, K. E.D. Stein, S. Aminzadeh, A. Boehm, G. Hildebrand, L. Honeybourne, I. Nasseri, P. Ode, S. Taylor, D. Senn, J. Smith. C. Sommers, and E. Strecker. 2014. Southern California Stormwater

Monitoring Coalition 2014 Research Agenda. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Technical Report #828.

Fetscher, A.E., M.A. Sutula, L.B. Busse, and E.D. Stein. 2013. Condition of California Perennial, Wadeable Streams Based on Algal Indicators. Report prepared for the State Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP). Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Technical Report #781.

Ranasinghe, J.A., E.D. Stein, M.R. Frazier and D.J. Gillett. 2013. Development of Puget Sound Benthic Indicators: Report to the Washington State Department of Ecology. Technical Report 755. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Stein E.D. and B.P. Bledsoe. 2013. Modeling and Managing Hydromodification Effects: Summary of Available Tools and Decision-Making Approach. Technical Report 753. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Stein E.D. and B.P. Bledsoe. 2013. Framework for Developing Hydromodification Monitoring Programs. Technical Report 752. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Stein, E.D. and L.G. Lackey. 2012. Technical design for a status & trends monitoring program to evaluate extent and distribution of aquatic resources in California. Technical Report 706. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Mazor, R., K. Schiff, P. Ode, and E.D. Stein. 2012. Final Report on Bioassessment in Nonperennial Streams - Report to the State Water Resources Control Board. Technical Report 695. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Stein, E.D., F. Federico, D.B. Booth, B.P. Bledsoe, C. Bowles, Z. Rubin, G.M. Kondolf, and A. Sengupta. 2012. Hydromodification assessment and management in California. Technical Report 667. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Solek, C.W. and E.D. Stein. 2012. An evaluation of wetland restoration projects in southern California using the California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM). Technical Report 659. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Liu, S., T. Hogue, E.D. Stein and J. Barco. 2011. Contemporary and historical hydrologic analysis of the Ballona Creek watershed. Technical Report 683. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Dark, S., E.D. Stein, D. Bram, J. Osuna, J. Monteferante, T. Longcore, R. Grossinger and E. Beller. 2011. Historical ecology of the Ballona Creek watershed. Technical Report 671. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Beller, E.E., R.M. Grossinger, M.N. Salomon, S.J. Dark, E.D. Stein, B.K. Orr, P.W. Downs, T.R. Longcore, G.C. Coffman, A.A. Whipple, R.A. Askevold, B. Stanford, and J.R. Beagle. 2011. Historical ecology of the lower Santa Clara River, Ventura River, and Oxnard Plain: an analysis of terrestrial, riverine, and coastal habitats. Technical Report 662. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Hawley, R.J., B.P. Bledsoe, and E.D. Stein 2011. Hydromodification effects on flow peaks and durations in southern California urbanizing watersheds. Technical Report 654. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Stein, E.D., K. Vyverberg, G.M. Kondolf, and K. Janes. 2011. Episodic Stream Channels: Imperatives for Assessment and Environmental Planning in California: Proceedings of a Special Technical Workshop November 8-10, 2010. Technical Report 645. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Stein, E.D., M. Cover, C. O’Reilly, J.J. Hayes, A.E. Fetscher, R. Ambrose, L.S. Fong, R. Guardado, C. Solek, G.M. Kondolf, C. Alford, and C. Zuri. 2011. Evaluation of Stream Condition Indicators for Determining Effects of Direct Hydromodification via Stream Bank Armoring. Technical Report 643. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa,CA.

Mazor, R.D., D.J. Gillett, K. Schiff, K. Ritter, and E.D. Stein. 2011. Ecological Condition of Watersheds in Coastal Southern Califonia: Summary of the Stormwater Monitoring Coalition Stream Monitoring Program First Year (2009). Technical Report 639. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project, Costa Mesa, CA.

Grossinger, R., E.D. Stein, K. Cayce, R. Askevold, S. Dark, and A. Whipple. 2011. Historical Wetlands of the Southern California Coast: An Atlas of US Coast Survey T-sheets, 1851-1889. Technical Report 589. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Jacobs, D., E.D. Stein, and T. Longcore. 2010. Classification of California estuaries based on natural closure patterns: Templates for restoration and management. Technical Report 619. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Bledsoe B.P, R.J. Hawley, E.D. Stein, and D.B. Booth. 2010. Hydromodification Screening Tools: Technical basis for development of a field screening tool for assessing channel susceptibility to hydromodification. Technical Report 607. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Bledsoe B.P, R.J. Hawley, E.D. Stein, and D.B. Booth. 2010. Hydromodification Screening Tools: Field manual for assessing channel susceptibility. Technical Report 606. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Booth D.B., S.R. Dusterhoff, E.D. Stein, and B.P. Bledsoe. 2010. Hydromodification Screening Tools: GIS-based catchment analyses of potential changes in runoff and sediment discharge. Technical Report 605. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Sutula, M., J.N. Collins, R. Clark, C. Roberts, E.D. Stein, C. Grosso, A. Wiskind, C. Solek, M. May, K. O’Connor, A.E. Fetscher, J.L. Grenier, S. Pearce, A. Robinson, C. Clark, K. Rey, S. Morrissette, A. Eicher, R. Pasquinelli, and K. Ritter. 2008. California’s Wetland Demonstration Program Pilot. Technical Report 572. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Bledsoe, B. R. Hawley, and E.D. Stein. 2008. Stream Channel Classification and Mapping Systems: Implications for Assessing Susceptibility to Hydromodification Effects in Southern California. Technical Report 562. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Tiefenthaler, L.L., E.D. Stein, and G.S. Lyon. 2008. Fecal Indicator Bacteria (FIB) Levels During Dry Weather from Southern California Reference Streams. Technical Report 542. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Stein, E.D., M. Sutula, R. Clark, A. Wiskind, and J. Collins. 2007. Improving Monitoring and Assessment of Wetland and Riparian Areas in California through Implementation of a Level 1, 2, 3 Framework. Technical Report 555. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Ackerman, D. and E.D. Stein. 2007. Hydrodynamic Modeling of the San Gabriel River Estuary. Technical Report 511. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Stein E.D., L.L. Tiefenthaler, and K. Schiff. 2007. Understanding Sources, Patterns and Mechanisms of Pollutant Loading from Urban, Arid Watersheds and Land Uses of the Greater Los Angeles, California, USA. Technical Report 510. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Stein, E.D. and V.K. Yoon. 2007. Assessment Of Water Quality Concentrations And Loads From Natural Landscapes. Technical Report 500. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Stein, E.D., S. Dark, T. Longcore, N. Hall, M. Beland, R. Grossinger, J. Casanova, and M. Sutula. 2007. Historical Ecology And Landscape Change of the San Gabriel River and Floodplain. Technical Report 499. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Rosenberger, K.J., J. Xu, E.D. Stein, M.A. Noble, and A.L. Gartner. 2007. Circulation and Physical Processes Within the San Gabriel River Estuary During Summer 2005. Technical Report 501. U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 2007-1011. Prepared for the US Geological Survey. Reston, VA.

Collins, J.N., M. Sutula, E.D. Stein, M. Odaya, E. Zhang, and K. Larned. 2006. Comparison of Methods to Map California Riparian Areas. Final report prepared for the California Riparian Habitat Joint Venture (RHJV). San Francisco Estuary Institute Report 522. Technical Report 502. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Nezlin, N., K. Kamer, E.D. Stein, A. Carr, and J. Hyde. 2006. Relationships Between Dissolved Oxygen and Macroalgal Distribution in Upper Newport Bay. Technical Report 494. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Westminster, CA.

Sutula, M., E.D. Stein, and E. Inlander. 2006. Evaluation of a Method to Cost-Effectively Map Riparian Areas in Southern California Coastal Watersheds. Technical Report 480. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Westminster, CA.

Stein, E.D. and S. Zaleski. 2005. Managing Runoff to Protect Natural Streams: The Latest Developments on Investigation and Management of Hydromodification in California. Technical Report 475. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Westminster, CA.

Coleman, D., C. MacRae, and E.D. Stein. 2005. Effect Of Increases In Peak Flows And Imperviousness on the Morphology of Southern California Streams. Technical Report 450. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Westminster, CA.

Stein, E.D. and L.L Tiefenthaler. 2004. Characterization of Dry Weather Metals and Bacteria in Ballona Creek. Technical Report 427. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Westminster, CA.

Stein, E., D. Ackerman, and K. Schiff. 2003. Watershed-based Sources of Contaminants to San Pedro Bay and Marina del Rey: Patterns and Trends. Technical Report 413. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Westminster, CA.

Busse, L., J. Simpson, S. Cooper, K. Kamer, and E. Stein. 2003. A Survey of Algae and Nutrients in the Malibu Creek Watershed. Technical Report 412. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Westminster, CA.

Kamer, K. and E. Stein. 2003. Dissolved Oxygen Concentration as a Potential Indicator of Water Quality in Newport Bay: A Review of Scientific Research, Historical Data, and Criteria Development. Technical Report 411. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Westminster, CA.

Sutula M. and E. Stein. 2003. Habitat Value of Natural and Constructed Wetlands Used to Treat Urban Runoff: A Literature Review. Technical Report 388. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project.

Cohen, Y., A.M. Winer, and E.D. Stein. 1993. Development of Intermedia Transfer Factors for Mercury. Prepared for the California Air Resources Board, Contract No. A032-170.

Cohen, Y., A.M. Winer, and E.D. Stein. 1993. Development of Intermedia Transfer Factors for Methylene Chloride. Prepared for the California Air Resources Board, Contract No. A032-170.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS AND CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS:

Stein, E.D. Assessing Historic Change and Relative Vulnerability of Southern California Coastal Wetlands to Sea Level Rise. 2016. Restore America's Estuaries Summit. New Orleans, LA.

Stein, E.D. From Cobbles to Causation: Translating Flow Ecology Relationships to Management Actions. 2016. Annual Society for Freshwater Sciences Meeting. Sacramento, CA. 

Stein, E.D. Moving Genetic Biomonitoring from a Concept to a Tool. 2016. Annual Society for Freshwater Sciences Meeting. Sacramento, CA.

Brooks, R., D. Faber-Langendoen, G. Serenbetz, J. Rocchio, K. Walz and E. Stein. 2016. Establishing a National Reference Wetlands Registry for the USA. Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting. Corpus Christi, TX.

Stein, E.D. Setting Instream Flow Targets in California Using Biological Community Health Indices. 2016. 12th Annual Conference of the California Association of Stormwater Quality Agencies. San Diego, CA. 

Stein, E.D. Resiliency of Southern California Coastal Wetlands to Sea Level Rise. 2016. SoCal SETAC Annual Conference. San Diego, CA. 

Stein, E.D. El Nino impacts of estuaries: a window into the future. 2016. California Eustarine Research Society Meeting. Long Beach, CA. 

Stein, E.D. 2016. Setting Instream Flow Targets in California Using Biological Community Health Indices. Invited seminar presented at the University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.

Stein, E.D. 2016. Historical Wetland Loss along the Southern California Coast: A Tool to Inform Regional Restoration Planning. Invited lecture at the National Academy of Sciences – US- Iran symposium on Wetlands, Irvine, CA

Stein, E.D. 2016. Evaluating the Ecological Performance of Compensatory Mitigation. National webinar for the Association of State Wetland Managers webinar series on a National Evaluation of Compensatory Mitigation Sites.

Stein, E.D. and R. Sultana. 2016. Regression Techniques for Determining the Effective Impervious Area in Southern California Watersheds. Paper presented at the American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA

Stein, E.D. 2016. Resiliency of Southern California Coastal Wetlands to Sea Level Rise. Paper presented at the SoCal SETAC Annual Conference, San Diego, CA

Stein, E.D. 2016. El Nino Impacts on Estuaries: A Window into the Future. Invited plenary presentation at the California Estuarine Research Society Meeting, Long Beach, CA

Stein, E.D. 2016. From Cobbles to Causation: Translating Flow Ecology Relationships to Management Actions. Paper presented at the Annual Society for Freshwater Sciences meeting, Sacramento, CA

Stein, E.D. 2015. Ecogenomics and Biodiversity: Improving our Diagnostic Capacity Keynote presentation at the International Symposium on Chemical Pollution and Environmental Health (IS•CPEH), Nanjing University, Jiangsu, China.

Stein, E.D., D Bram, S Dark, R Grossinger, M Salomon. 2015. Historical Wetland Change along the Southern California Coast: A Tool to Inform Regional Restoration Planning. Annual Meeting of the Society of Wetland Scientists, Providence, Rhode Island.

Stein, E.D., R Mazor, B White. 2015. Application of eDNA and Metabarcoding to Routine Stream and Wetland Biomonitoring Programs in California. Paper presented at the Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN) Science Forum, Guelph, Ontario Canada.

Stein, E.D. J. Brown, K. Lunde, A.E. Fetscher, L. Busse. 2014. Integrative Assessment of Freshwater Depressional Wetland Condition in California. Paper presented at the Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR.

Stein, E.D. 2014. Southern California Coastal Wetlands Change Assessment: What has Happened Between 1870 and 2005? Paper presented at the 12th Annual Headwaters to Ocean Conference, San Diego, CA.

Stein, E.D. and R. Grossinger. 2013. Designing Resilient Coastal Landscapes: Learning from the Past, Envisioning the Future. Invited plenary presentation at the Annual Headwaters to Ocean Conference, San Diego, CA.

Stein, E.D. and L.G. Lackey. 2013. Design of a State-level Probabilistic Wetland and Stream Status and Trends Program. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Wetland Scientists, Duluth, MN.

Stein, E.D., J. Brown, T.S. Hogue, and M.P. Burke. 2012. Effects of Southern California Wildfires on Storm Water Contaminant Runoff. Paper presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Ecological Toxicology and Chemistry, Long Beach, CA.

Stein, E.D. and J. Collins. 2012. Development of Interagency Partnerships for Wetland Monitoring and Assessment: Lessons Learned from Ten Years of Program Development and Implementation in California. Paper presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Ecological Toxicology and Chemistry, Long Beach, CA.

Stein, E.D. 2012. Probability Based Mapping Program for Assessing Status and Trends of Streams and Wetlands. Paper presented at the19th Annual Meeting of the California Aquatic Bioassessment Workgroup, Davis, CA.

Stein E.D., D.K. Jacobs, T. Longcore, and S. Dark. 2012. Historical Condition of Ballona Estuary. How Open Is Open? How Closed Is Closed? Southern California Academy of Sciences Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Stein, E.D., B. Sweeney, E. Pilgrim, and P. Miller. 2012. Moving DNA Barcoding Toward Routine Bioassessment Application: Roadmap of Challenges and Solutions. Paper presented at the Society for Freshwater Science Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY.

Stein, E.D., F. Federico, D. Booth, B. Bledsoe, C. Bowles, E. Berntsen, and G. Gearheart. 2012. Managing Hydromodification at the Watershed Scale to Protect Instream Communities. Paper presented at the Society for Freshwater Science Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY.

Stein, E.D. 2012. Urban River Restoration and Management. Invited plenary talk at the 9th Annual Sino-American Technology and Engineering Conference – Green City Conference, Beijing, China.

Stein, E.D., S. Dark, R. Grossinger, and T. Longcore. 2012. Historical Condition of Southern California Estuaries and Lagoons: Analysis of Mouth Closure Patterns. Paper presented at the Southern California Urban Wetlands Research Symposium (SCUWRS), Los Angeles, CA.

Stein, E.D. P. Miller, B. Sweeney, and E.Pilgrim. 2011. Application of DNA Barcoding to Marine and Freshwater Bioassessment. Paper presented at the 4th Annual International Barcode of Life Conference, Adelaide, Australia.

Stein, E.D. and M. Cover. 2011. Biological Effects of Hydromodification. Paper presented at the18th Annual Meeting of the California Aquatic Bioassessment Workgroup, Davis, CA.

Stein, E.D., F. Federico, G. Gearheart and E. Berntsen. 2011. Framework for Integrated Hydromodification Assessment and Management. Paper presented at the California Association of Stormwater Quality Agencies Annual Meeting, Monterey, CA.

Stein, E.D. B.P. Bledsoe, and R. J. Hawley. 2011. Screening, Modeling, and Restoring Urban Streams Affected by Hydromodification. Paper presented at the American Society of Civil Engineers' World Environmental & Water Resources Congress. Palm Springs, CA.

Stein, E.D. and T. Hogue. 2010. Effects of Southern California Wildfires on Storm Water Contaminant Runoff. Paper presented at the California Association of Stormwater Quality Agencies Annual Meeting. Rancho Mirage, CA.

Stein. E.D. and E. Berntsen. 2010. Hydromodification Assessment and Management – What Does the Future Hold? Paper presented at the California World Oceans Conference. San Francisco, CA.

Stein, E.D. 2009. Envisioning Healthy Watersheds: Water Quality Considerations. Invited presentation at the 21st Annual Envisioning California Conference. Los Angeles, CA.

Stein, E.D. and V.K. Yoon. 2007. Assessment of Water Quality Concentrations and Loads from Natural Landscapes. Paper presented at the American Water Resources Association Annual Conference. Albuquerque, NM.

Stein, E.D., L.L. Tiefenthaler, and K. Schiff. 2007. Land-Use-Based Sources of Pollutants in Urban Storm Water. Paper presented at the 80th Annual WEFTEC Technical Exhibition and Conference. San Diego, CA.

Stein, E.D. and G.S. Lyon. 2007. How Effective Has the Clean Water Act Been at Reducing Pollutant Mass Emissions to The Southern California Bight over the Past 30 Years? Paper presented at the Headwaters to Oceans Conference. Long Beach, CA.

Stein, E.D., S. Dark, T. Longcore, N. Hall, M, Beland, R. Grossinger, J. Casanova, and M. Sutula. 2007. Historical Ecology and Landscape Change of the San Gabriel River and Floodplain. Paper presented at the Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting. Sacramento, CA.

Stein, E.D. 2006. Southern California's Urban Watersheds: Baselines, Impacts, and Solutions. Invited Presentation at NOAA - Northwest Fisheries Science Center Seminar Series. Seattle, WA. .

Stein, E.D., D. Ackerman, and L.L. Tiefenthaler. 2006. Modeling and Managing Land-Based Sources of Runoff on Estuarine and Near-shore Resources. Symposium presented at the California World Oceans Conference. Long Beach, CA