2012 Annual Report
Table of Contents

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Antifouling biocides in water and sediments from California marinas     ABSTRACT

Yelena Sapozhnikova, Edward Wirth, Kenneth Schiff and Michael Fulton

Stormwater contaminant loading following wildfires     ABSTRACT
Eric D. Stein, Jeffrey S. Brown, Terri S. Hogue, Megan P. Burke and Alicia Kinoshita

Comparison of natural and anthropogenic nutrient sources in the Southern California Bight     ABSTRACT
Meredith D.A. Howard, Martha Sutula, David Caron, Yi Chao, John D. Farrara, Hartmut Frenzel, Burton Jones, George Robertson, Karen McLaughlin and Ashmita Sengupta

Passive sampling to measure background dissolved persistent organic pollutant concentrations in the water column of the Palos Verdes Shelf Superfund site     ABSTRACT
Loretta A. Fernandez, Wenjian Lao, Keith A. Maruya, Carmen White and Robert M. Burgess

The effect of co-occurring polychlorinated biphenyls on quantitation of toxaphene in fish tissue samples by gas chromatography negative ion mass spectrometry     ABSTRACT
Wenjian Lao, David Tsukada, and Keith A. Maruya

Nontargeted comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography/time-of-flight mass spectrometry method and software for inventorying persistent and bioaccumulative contaminants in marine environments     ABSTRACT
Eunha Hoh, Nathan G. Dodder, Steven J. Lehotay, Kristin C. Pangallo, Christopher M. Reddy and Keith A. Maruya

A two-component mass balance model for calibration of solid-phase microextraction fibers for pyrethroids in seawater     ABSTRACT
Wenjian Lao, Keith A. Maruya and David Tsukada



General regression neural networks to estimate hydromodification response in semi-arid southern California streams     ABSTRACT
Ashmita Sengupta, Eric D. Stein and Robert J. Hawley

Reach-scale geomorphic and biological effects of localized stream bank armoring     ABSTRACT
Eric D. Stein, Matthew R. Cover, A. Elizabeth Fetscher, Clare O’Reilly, Roxana Guardado1 and Christopher W. Solek



Descriptive trends in Southern California Bight demersal fish assemblages, 1994-2008     ABSTRACT
Eric F. Miller and Kenneth Schiff

Long-term population and community patterns of benthic macroinvertebrates and fishes in northern California Mediterranean-climate streams     ABSTRACT
Vincent H. Resh, Leah A. Bêche, Justin E. Lawrence, Raphael D. Mazor, Eric P. McElravy, Alison P. O’Dowd, Deborah Rudnick and Stephanie M. Carlson

How much is too much? Identifying benchmarks of adverse effects of macroalgae on the macrobenthic community in estuarine intertidal flats     ABSTRACT
Lauri Green, Martha Sutula and Peggy Fong

Thresholds of adverse effects of macroalgal abundance and sediment organic matter on benthic habitat quality in estuarine intertidal flats     ABSTRACT
Martha Sutula, Lauri Green, Giancarlo Cicchetti, Naomi Detenbeck and Peggy Fong

A novel quantification method for stream-inhabiting, non-diatom benthic algae, and its application in bioassessment     ABSTRACT
Rosalina Stancheva, A. Elizabeth Fetscher and Robert G. Sheath

Evaluation of reproductive endocrine status in hornyhead turbot sampled from southern California’s urbanized coastal environments     ABSTRACT
Jesus A. Reyes, Doris E. Vidal-Dorsch, Daniel Schlenk, Steven M. Bay, Jeffrey L. Armstrong, Joseph R. Gully, Curtis Cash, Michael Baker, Timothy D. Stebbins, Gary Hardiman and Kevin M. Kelley

Optimizing ethanol-based sample preservation to facilitate use of DNA barcoding in routine freshwater biomonitoring programs using benthic macroinvertebrates     ABSTRACT
Eric D. Stein, Bryan P. White, Raphael D. Mazor, Peter E. Miller and Erik M. Pilgrim



Factors affecting the relationship between qPCR and culture-based enumeration of Enterococcus     ABSTRACT
Darcy L. Ebentier, Meredith R. Raith, Yiping Cao, John F. Griffith and Stephen B. Weisberg

Effect of platform, reference material, and quantification model on enumeration of Enterococcus by quantitative PCR methods     ABSTRACT
Yiping Cao, Mano Sivaganesan, Julie Kinzelman, A. Denene Blackwood, Rachel T. Noble, Richard A. Haugland, John F. Griffith and Stephen B. Weisberg

Inter-laboratory comparison of real-time PCR protocols for quantification of general fecal indicator bacteria     ABSTRACT
Orin C. Shanks, Mano Sivaganesan, Lindsay Peed, Catherine A. Kelty, A. Denene Blackwood, Monica R. Greene, Rachel T. Noble, Rebecca N. Bushon, Erin A. Stelzer, Julie Kinzelman, Tamara Anan’eva, Christopher Sinigalliano, David Wanless, John Griffith, Yiping Cao, Steve Weisberg, Valarie J. Harwood, Christopher Staley, Kevin H. Oshima, Manju Varma and Richard A. Haugland

Effectiveness of qPCR permutations, internal controls and dilution as means for minimizing the impact of inhibition while measuring Enterococcus in environmental waters     ABSTRACT
Yiping Cao, John F. Griffith, Samuel Dorevitch and Stephen B. Weisberg

Application of an integrated community analysis approach for microbial source tracking in a coastal creek     ABSTRACT
Yiping Cao, Laurie C. Van De Werfhorst, Bram Sercu, Jill L.S. Murray and Patricia A. Holden

Comparison of gull feces-specific assays targeting the 16S rRNA gene of Catellicoccus marimammalium and Streptococcus spp.     ABSTRACT
Hodon Ryu, John F. Griffith, Izhar U.H. Khan, Stephen Hill, Thomas A. Edge, Carlos Toledo-Hernandez, Joel Gonzalez-Nieves and Jorge Santo Domingo

The association of fecal indicator bacteria with human viruses and microbial source tracking markers at coastal beaches impacted by nonpoint source pollution     ABSTRACT
Shannon McQuaig, John Griffith and Valerie J. Harwood

Development of quantitative PCR assays targeting 16S rRNA gene of Enterococcus spp. and their application to the identification of Enterococcus species in environmental samples     ABSTRACT
Hodon Ryu, Michael Henson, Michael Elk, Carlos Toledo-Hernandez, John Griffith, Denene Blackwood, Rachel Noble, Michèle Gourmelon, Susan Glassmeyer and Jorge Santo Domingo

A multi-beach study of Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, and enterococci in seawater and beach sand     ABSTRACT
Kelly D. Goodwin, Melody McNay, Yiping Cao, Darcy Ebentier, Melissa Madison and John F. Griffith



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