Scientific Leadership Roles

SCCWRP scientific staff serve in leadership capacities for a wide variety of professional societies, advisory committees and peer-reviewed journals. These leadership roles provide an opportunity for SCCWRP to work toward building broad scientific consensus on emerging research, and to effectively incorporate scientific findings into decision-making and policy development. As of 2017, SCCWRP staff held 107 such leadership roles.

Advisory Committees

National and International

Fulbright Scholar Program
Dr. Steve Steinberg, Member, Computer Science Discipline Review Committee
GIS Certification Institute
Dr. Steve Steinberg, Member, Certification Committee
Global Aquatic Passive Sampling Network
Dr. Keith Maruya, Member
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Dr. Meredith Howard, Member, Technical Advisory Committee, Alliance for Coastal Technologies Program on Technology Evaluation of Algal Toxin Detection Field Sensors and Kits
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Dr. Eric Stein, Member, National Advisory Committee on Compensatory Mitigation Evaluation and Monitoring
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Dr. Eric Stein, Member, Watershed Assessment Committee
Dr. Eric Stein, Member, Committee on Advanced Training in Compensatory Mitigation
Dr. Martha Sutula, Member, National Estuarine Bioassessment Workgroup
Dr. Martha Sutula, Judge, Nutrient Sensor Challenge
Dr. Stephen Weisberg, Member, Board of Scientific Counselors, Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Committee
U.S. Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command
Steve Bay, Member, Pulsed Exposure Scientific Advisory Panel, Systems Center Pacific
Water Environment & Reuse Foundation
Steve Bay, Member, Trace Organics Eco-Risk Steering Committee

State and Regional

Bay Area Stormwater Management Agencies Association
Dr. Raphael Mazor, Technical Advisor, Bay Area Regional Monitoring Coalition
Dr. Eric Stein, Member, Statewide Trash Assessment Technical Advisory Committee
California Clean Beach Task Force
Dr. Stephen Weisberg, Member
California Cyanobacteria Harmful Algal Blooms Network
Dr. Meredith Howard, Member, Steering Committee
California Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring and Alert Program
Dr. Meredith Howard, Member, Steering Committee
California Ocean Protection Council
Dr. Stephen Weisberg, Member, Science Advisory Team
California State Lands Commission
Dr. John Griffith, Member, Technical Advisory Group, Marine Invasive Species Program
California Water Quality Monitoring Council
Ken Schiff, Alternate Member
Dr. Eric Stein, Member, California Healthy Streams Partnership Workgroup
Dr. Eric Stein, Co-Chair, Environmental Flows Workgroup
Dr. Eric Stein, Member, Wetland Monitoring Workgroup
Dr. Steve Steinberg, Member, Data Management Workgroup
Dr. Stephen Weisberg, Member
Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System
Dr. Stephen Weisberg, Governing Board Member
Southern California Stormwater Monitoring Coalition
Ken Schiff, Co-Chair, Executive Committee
Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project
Dr. Eric Stein, Member, Science Advisory Panel
Dr. Martha Sutula, Member, Science Advisory Panel
Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program
Dr. Raphael Mazor, Member, Bioassessment Workgroup
Dr. Raphael Mazor, Member, Round Table
Dr. Eric Stein, Member, Round Table
Dr. Susanna Theroux, Member, Bioassessment Workgroup
University of California Marine Managed Areas
Ken Schiff, Member, Interagency Coordinating Committee
University of California Sea Grant
Dr. Stephen Weisberg, Member, Advisory Council
University of Southern California Sea Grant
Dr. Stephen Weisberg, Member, Advisory Board
West Coast Ocean Partnership/West Coast Regional Planning Body
Dr. Steve Steinberg, Co-Chair, West Coast Ocean Data Portal

Local and Project-Level

Buccaneer Beach and Loma Alta Creek Microbial Source Identification Study
Dr. Joshua Steele, Member, Technical Advisory Committee
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Dr. Martha Sutula, Member, Science Advisory Panel, Experimental Fish Enhancement Program, Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program
Colorado Lagoon Mitigation Banking
Dr. Eric Stein, Member, Technical Advisory Committee
County of San Diego Watershed Protection Program
Dr. Eric Stein, Member, Technical Advisory Committee, Regional Water Quality Equivalency Guidance Document
Dr. Nabiul Afrooz, Member, Technical Advisory Committee, Regional Water Quality Equivalency Guidance Document
Elkhorn Slough Tidal Wetland Project
Dr. Martha Sutula, Member, Water Quality Working Group
James River Proposed Chlorophyll-a Criteria Development
Dr. Martha Sutula, Member, Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee
King County, Washington
Ken Schiff, Member, Water Quality Advisory Committee
Los Angeles River Watershed Monitoring Group
Dr. Raphael Mazor, Member, Technical Advisory Group
Los Angeles Freshwater Mussel Restoration Project
Dr. Raphael Mazor, Member, Technical Advisory Group
Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
Dr. Martha Sutula, Member, Advisory Panel on Diversions for the Mississippi River and Atchafalaya Basins
Malibu Lagoon Restoration
Dr. Martha Sutula, Member, Technical Advisory Committee
The Nature Conservancy
Dr. Eric Stein, Member, Coastal Conservation Assessment Science Panel
Newport Bay Naturalists and Friends
Dr. Martha Sutula, Member, Research Committee
Orange County Infrastructure Report Card
Ken Schiff, Member, Expert Advisory Group
Ormond Beach Wetland Restoration
Dr. Eric Stein, Member, Technical Advisory Committee
Dr. Martha Sutula, Member, Technical Advisory Committee
San Diego Association of Governments
Dr. Eric Stein, Coordinator, Scientific Advisory Committee, Resource Enhancement and Mitigation Program
San Diego Climate Science Alliance
Dr. Eric Stein, Member of the Fourth Climate Assessment Workgroup
San Diego Wet Weather Bacterial TMDL Compliance Cost-Benefit Analysis
Ken Schiff, Chair, Technical Advisory Committee
San Francisco Bay Nutrient Management Strategy
Dr. Martha Sutula, Member, Technical Advisory Team
San Francisco Estuary Institute
Dr. Keith Maruya, Member, Emerging Contaminants Workgroup
Dr. Stephen Weisberg, Member, Exposure and Effects Workgroup
San Gabriel River Regional Monitoring Program
Dr. Raphael Mazor, Member, Technical Guidance Committee
Santa Clara Estuary Environmental Flows Workgroup
Dr. Eric Stein, Member, Science Review Panel
Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission
Steve Bay, Chair, Technical Advisory Committee
Dr. Eric Stein, Member, Technical Advisory Committee
Tecolote Creek Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment
Dr. John Griffith, Member, Technical Advisory Committee
Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve
Dr. Eric Stein, Member, Science Advisory Team, Tidal Restoration Program
Dr. Martha Sutula, Member, Science Advisory Team, Tidal Restoration Program
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Dr. David Gillett, Member, Technical Advisory Committee, East San Pedro Bay Ecosystem Restoration
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Dr. David Gillett, Advisory Panel Member, National Coastal Condition Assessment Great Lakes Benthic Indicator Development Workshop
U.S. Geological Survey
Dr. Alvina Mehinto, Scientific Advisor, Columbia Environmental Research Center Sturgeon Gene Expression Project
Upper Santa Ana River Habitat Conservation Plan
Dr. Eric Stein, Member, Hydrology Technical Advisory Committee

Journal Editorships

Chemosphere
Dr. Keith Maruya, Associate Editor
Journal of Regional Studies in Marine Science
Ken Schiff, Guest Editor, Regional Monitoring Programs in the United States
Marine Pollution Bulletin
Ken Schiff, Editorial Board Member
Freshwater Biology
Dr. Eric Stein, Co-Editor, Special Issue on Environmental Flows
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Dr. Alvina Mehinto, Editorial Board Member

Professional Societies

American Society for Microbiology
Dr. John Griffith, Chair-Elect, General and Applied Microbiology Division
Dr. John Griffith, Councilor, Council on Microbial Sciences
American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Dr. Steve Steinberg, Board Member, Pacific Southwest Region
Dr. Steve Steinberg, Member, Committee for Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS) Mapping Accuracy Standards
American Water Works Association
Steve Bay, Chair, Echinoderm Fertilization and Development Standard Method Joint Task Group
Dr. Stephen Weisberg, Member, Biological Examination Standard Methods Committee
California Estuarine Research Society
Dr. David Gillett, Secretary/Treasurer
Dr. Karen McLaughlin, Board Member-at-Large
Dr. Martha Sutula, Past President
California Geographic Information Association
Dr. Steve Steinberg, Board Member
Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation
Dr. Martha Sutula, Secretary
Dr. Stephen Weisberg, Member, Finance and Investment Committee
National Association of Marine Laboratories
Dr. Stephen Weisberg, Board Member
Society for Freshwater Science
Dr. Raphael Mazor, Secretary, California Chapter
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Steve Bay, Member, Global Sediment Interest Group Steering Committee
Dr. Keith Maruya, President, Southern California Chapter
Dr. Alvina Mehinto, Board Member, Southern California Chapter
Dr. Ashley Parks, Co-Chair, Early Career Committee
Society of Wetland Scientists
Dr. Eric Stein, Past President, Western Chapter
Southern California Academy of Sciences
Shelly Moore, Board Member
Urban and Regional Information Systems Association
Dr. Steve Steinberg, President-Elect, Southern California Chapter
Dr. Steven Steinberg, Conference Co-Chair and Planning Committee Member, CalGIS & GIS-Pro Combined Conference
Western Association of Marine Laboratories
Dr. Stephen Weisberg, President

Student Thesis/Dissertation Committees

California State University, Monterey Bay
Dr. Raphael Mazor, Master’s Committee of Matt Robinson
Colorado State University
Dr. Eric Stein, Ph.D. Committee of Stephen Adams
University of California, Irvine
Dr. Martha Sutula, Ph.D. Committee of Kelly Ramin
University of California, Los Angeles
Dr. Eric Stein, Ph.D. Committee of Jennifer Taylor
Dr. Eric Stein, Ph.D. Committee of Steve Lee
University of Lisbon, Portugal
Dr. Stephen Weisberg, Ph.D. Committee of João Paulo Medeiros
University of Redlands
Dr. Steve Steinberg, Master’s Committee of Jack Hunt
Wright State University
Dr. Steve Steinberg, Master’s Committee of Daniel Gain