Dr. Martha Sutula

Principal Scientist
Biogeochemistry

Martha Sutula is the head of SCCWRP's Biogeochemistry Department, where she oversees projects related to the effects of climate change and anthropogenic pollution on acidification, hypoxia, harmful algal blooms, and eutrophication. Her research group combines the use of observations, experiments and numerical models to understand drivers and ecological impacts of these phenomena in streams, lakes, estuaries and coastal waters.

Beyond her research activities, she focuses on linking science to management. Examples of this include her work as lead scientist to the California State Water Resources Control Board, providing technical support to develop eutrophication water quality objectives for waters of the State. She received her B.S. in chemistry from Purdue University in 1987, M.S. in public health from Tulane University in 1994, and Ph.D. in coastal oceanography from Louisiana State University in 1999. Dr. Sutula joined SCCWRP in March 2001.

Education

Ph.D., Coastal Oceanography, Louisiana State University, 1999

M.S., Public Health, Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, 1994

B.S., Chemistry, Purdue University, 1987

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Sutula is head of the Biogeochemistry Department at SCCWRP, a research institute formed by the leading water quality agencies in California to ensure a solid scientific foundation for their management activities. Dr. Sutula oversees research related to the effects of climate change and anthropogenic pollution on acidification, hypoxia, harmful algal blooms, and eutrophication. Her research group combines the use of observations, experiments and numerical models to understand drivers and ecological impacts of these phenomena in streams, lakes, estuaries and coastal waters.

Beyond her research activities, she focuses on linking science to management. Examples of this include her work as lead scientist to the California State Water Resources Control Board providing technical support to develop eutrophication water quality objectives for streams, lakes, and estuaries. She received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Purdue University, her Master’s of Public Health from Tulane University, and her Ph.D. from the Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Louisiana State University.

Professional Experience

Principal Scientist, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA. 2010-Present
Senior Scientist, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA. 2001-2010
Post-doctoral Research Associate, Tulane University Institute of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences. New Orleans, LA. 1999-2001
Research Assistant, Louisiana State University Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences. Baton Rouge, LA. 1995-1999
Research Assistant, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. New Orleans, LA. 1993-1994
Project Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Risk Management Division. Washington, D.C. 1991-1993
Aquaculture Extension Agent, US Peace Corps. Bandundu, Zaire. 1987-1991

Honors and Awards

Sigma Xi Scientific Honor Society (1999)
Gulf Estuarine Research Society Conference-Best Student Paper Award (1998)
Vice-President, Marine Environmental Researchers, Louisiana State University (1996-1997)
Chancellor's Fellowship for Doctoral Studies, Louisiana State University (1995)
Phi Beta Kappa (1986)
Chemical Industrial Society of Illinois Scholarship (1986)
Chemical Industrial Society of Illinois Scholarship for Outstanding Junior In Chemistry (1986)
Dean’s List, Purdue University (1983-1987)

Professional Appointments

Secretary, California Estuarine Research Society

Tijuana Estuary Restoration Expert Panel

Science Advisory Panel, Southern California Wetland Recovery Project

Professional Societies and Certifications

American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation
California Estuarine Research Society
Society of Wetland Scientists
American Geophysical Union

Publications


Journal Articles

Sutula, M., R. Kudela, J.D. Hagy III, L.W. Harding Jr, D. Senn, J.E. Cloern, S. Bricker, G.M. Berg, M. Beck. 2017. Novel analyses of long-term data provide a scientific basis for chlorophyll-a thresholds in San Francisco Bay. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 197:107-118.

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

Weisberg, S.B., N. Bednarsek, R.A. Feely, F. Chan, A.B. Boehm, M. Sutula, J.L. Ruesink, B. Hales, J.L. Largier, J.A. Newton. 2016. Water quality criteria for an acidifying ocean: Challenges and opportunities for improvement. Ocean and Coastal Management 126:31-41.

Magrann, T., M.D.A. Howard, M. Sutula, D.S. Boskovic, W.K. Hayes, S.G. Dunbar. 2015. Screening Assessment of Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins in Southern California Lentic Habitats. Macrothink Institute Environmental Management and Sustainable Development 4:91-111.

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

Boehm, A.B., M.Z. Jacobson, M.J. O'Donnell, M. Sutula, W.W. Wakefield, S.B. Weisberg, E. Whiteman. 2015. Ocean acidification science needs for natural resource managers of the North American west coast. Oceanography 28:170-181.

Booth, J.A.T., C.B. Woodson, M. Sutula, F. Micheli, S.B. Weisberg, S.J. Bograd, A. Steele, J. Schoen, L.B. Crowder. 2014. Patterns and potential drivers of declining oxygen content along the Southern California coast. Limnology and Oceanography 59:1127-1138.

Sutula, M., L. Green, G. Cicchetti, N. Detenbeck, P. Fong. 2014. Thresholds of Adverse Effects of Macroalgal Abundance and Sediment Organic Matter on Benthic Habitat Quality in Estuarine Intertidal Flats. Estuaries and Coasts 37:1532-1548.

Howard, M.D.A., M. Sutula, D.A. Caron, Y. Chao, J.D. Farrara, H. Frenzel, B. Jones, G. Robertson, K. McLaughlin, A. Sengupta. 2014. Anthropogenic nutrient sources rival natural sources on small scales in the coastal waters of the Southern California Bight. Limnology and Oceanography 59:285-297.

McLaughlin, K., M. Sutula, L. Busse, S. Anderson, J. Crooks, R. Dagit, D. Gibson, K. Johnston, L. Stratton. 2014. A regional survey of the extent and magnitude of eutrophication in Mediterranean estuaries of Southern California, USA. Estuaries and Coasts 37:259-278.

Green, L., P. Fong, M. Sutula. 2014. How much is too much? Identifying benchmarks of adverse effects of macroalgae on the macrofauna in intertidal flats. Ecological Applications 24:300-314.

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

Nezlin, N.P., M. Sutula, R.P. Stumpf, A. Sengupta. 2012. Phytoplankton blooms detected by SeaWiFS along the central and southern California coast. Journal of Geophysical Research 117:C07004.

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

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

Fetscher, A.E., M. Sutula, J.C. Callaway, V.T. Parker, M.C. Vasey, J.N. Collins, W.G. Nelson. 2010. Patterns in estuarine vegetation communities in two regions of California: Insights from a probabilistic survey. Wetlands 30:833-846.

Stein, E.D., A.E. Fetscher, R.P. Clark, A. Wiskind, J.L. Grenier, M. Sutula, J.N. Collins, 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.

Sutula, M., E.D. Stein, J.N. Collins, A.E. Fetscher, 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.

Sanders, B.F., F. Arega, M. Sutula. 2005. Modeling the dry-weather tidal cycling of fecal indicator bacteria in surface waters of an intertidal wetland. Water Research 39:3394-3408.

Book Chapters

Cloern, J.E., P.J. Barnard, E. Beller, J.C. Callaway, L. Grenier, E.D. Grosholz, R. Grossinger, K. Hieb, J.T. Hollibaugh, N. Knowles, M. Sutula, S. Veloz, K. Wasson, A. Whipple. 2016. Estuaries: Life on the edge. in: H. Mooney, E. Zavaleta (eds.), Ecosystems of California pp. 133-137. University of California Press. Berkeley, CA.

Day, J., F. Sklar, J. Cable, D. Childers, C. Coronado-Molina, S. Davis, S. Kelly, C. Madden, B. Perez, E. Reyez, D. Rudnick, M. Sutula. 2013. The salinity transition zone between the Southern Everglades and Florida Bay. in: J.W. Day, A. Yanez-Arancibia (eds.), Gulf of Mexico: Origin, Waters, and Biota - Volume 4: Ecosystem-Based Management pp. 1-24. Texas A&M University Press. College Station, TX.

Technical Reports

Lowe, J., E.D. Stein, E. Beller, J. Collins, M. Cooper, J. Crooks, H. Dennis, C. Doughty, G. Gauthier, J. Gonzalez, K. Kalchmayr, S. Kelly, K. McKnight, A. Richey, A. Robinson, E. Sloane, M. Sutula, C. Whitcraft. 2018. Wetlands on the Edge: The Future of Southern California’s Wetlands: Regional Strategy 2018. Technical Report 1055. California State Coastal Conservancy. Oakland, CA.

Aminzadeh, S., M. Armsby, N. Bednarsek, J. Bishop, A. Boehm, C. Braby, F. Chan, R. Dunbar, R. Feely, B. Gaylord, L. Jewett, C. Krembs, K. Kroeker, R. Labiosa, T. Maloney, J. Phillips, B. Rappoli, M. Sakashita, D. Sivas, G. Somero, M. Sutula, D. Thomas, G. Waldbusser, S.B. Weisberg. 2016. Ocean Acidification: Setting Water Quality Goals. Technical Report 961. Stanford University. Stanford, CA.

Sutula, M., D.J. Gillett, A. Jones. 2016. Status of Eutrophication in San Elijo Lagoon and its Relevance for Restoration. Technical Report 938. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Boehm, A., F. Chan, J. Barth, E. Chornesky, A. Dickson, R. Feely, B. Hales, T. Hill, G. Hofmann, D. Ianson, T. Klinger, J. Largier, J. Newton, T. Pedersen, G. Somero, M. Sutula, W. Wakefield, G. Waldbusser, S.B. Weisberg, E. Whiteman. 2016. The West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel: Major Findings, Recommendations, and Actions. Technical Report 926. California Ocean Science Trust. Oakland, CA.

Sutula, M., J. Butcher, C. Boschen, M. Molina. 2016. Application of Watershed Loading and Estuary Water Quality Models to Inform Nutrient Management in the Santa Margarita River Watershed. Technical Report 933. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority. Costa Mesa, CA.

Tiefenthaler, L.L., M. Sutula, J.F. Griffith, M.R. Raith. 2016. Microbiological Water Quality at Reference Beaches and an Adjoining Estuary in Southern California during a Prolonged Drought. Technical Report 936. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority. Costa Mesa, CA.

Moore, S.L., M. Sutula, T.V. Bitner, G. Lattin, K.C. Schiff. 2016. Southern California Bight 2013 Regional Monitoring Program: Volume III. Trash and Marine Debris. Technical Report 928. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority. Costa Mesa, CA.

Tiefenthaler, L.L., M. Sutula, Y. Cao, J.F. Griffith, M.R. Raith, C. Beck, R. Christoph, J. Shrake. 2015. Wet and Dry Weather Natural Background Concentrations of Fecal Indicator Bacteria in San Diego, Orange, and Ventura County, California Streams. Technical Report 862. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Tiefenthaler, L.L., M. Sutula, Y. Cao, J.F. Griffith, M.R. Raith, C. Beck, R. Christoph, J. Shrake. 2015. Wet and Dry Weather Natural Background Concentrations of Fecal Indicator Bacteria in San Diego, Orange, and Ventura County, California Streams (Appendix A). Technical Report 862.A. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Tiefenthaler, L.L., M. Sutula, Y. Cao, J.F. Griffith, M.R. Raith, C. Beck, R. Christoph, J. Shrake. 2015. Wet and Dry Weather Natural Background Concentrations of Fecal Indicator Bacteria in San Diego, Orange, and Ventura County, California Streams (Appendix B). Technical Report 862.B. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Tiefenthaler, L.L., M. Sutula, Y. Cao, J.F. Griffith, M.R. Raith, C. Beck, R. Christoph, J. Shrake. 2015. Wet and Dry Weather Natural Background Concentrations of Fecal Indicator Bacteria in San Diego, Orange, and Ventura County, California Streams (Appendix C). Technical Report 862.C. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Tiefenthaler, L.L., M. Sutula, Y. Cao, J.F. Griffith, M.R. Raith, C. Beck, R. Christoph, J. Shrake. 2015. Wet and Dry Weather Natural Background Concentrations of Fecal Indicator Bacteria in San Diego, Orange, and Ventura County, California Streams (Appendix D). Technical Report 862.D. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Boyer, K., M. Sutula. 2015. Factors Controlling Submersed and Floating Macrophytes in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Technical Report 870. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority. Costa Mesa, CA.

Berg, M., M. Sutula. 2015. Factors Affecting Growth of Cyanobacteria With Special Emphasis on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Technical Report 869. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority. Costa Mesa, CA.

Fetscher, E., M. Sutula, A. Sengupta, N. Detenbeck. 2014. Linking Nutrients to Alterations in Aquatic Life in California Wadeable Streams. Technical Report 834. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority. Costa Mesa, CA.

Sutula, M., M.D.A. Howard, L. Crowder, S. McAfee. 2014. Modeling in Support of Management of Coastal Hypoxia and Acidification in the California Current Ecosystem. Technical Report 829. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority. Costa Mesa, CA.

Bailey, H., C. Curran, S. Poucher, M. Sutula. 2014. Science Supporting Dissolved Oxygen Objectives for Suisun Marsh. Technical Report 830. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority. Costa Mesa, CA.

McLaughlin, K., M. Sutula. 2014. Estimating Wet and Dry Deposition of Nitrogen to Southern California Streams. Technical Report 837. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority. Costa Mesa, CA.

Wang, P.F., M. Sutula, B. Chadwick, W. Choi. 2013. Watershed Loading, Hydrodynamic, and Water Quality Modeling in Support of the Loma Alta Slough Bacteria and Nutrient TMDL. Technical Report 666. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

McLaughlin, K., M. Sutula, J. Cable, P. Fong. 2013. Eutrophication and Nutrient Cycling in Santa Margarita River Estuary: A Summary of Baseline Studies for Monitoring Order R9-2006-0076. Technical Report 635. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Sutula, M., H. Bailey, S. Poucher. 2013. Science Supporting Dissolved Oxygen Objectives in California Estuaries. Technical Report 684. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Howard, M.D.A., G. Robertson, M. Sutula, B.H. Jones, N.P. Nezlin, Y. Chao, H. Frenzel, M.J. Mengel, D.A. Caron, B. Seegers, A. Sengupta, E. Seubert, D.W. Diehl, S.B. Weisberg. 2013. Southern California Bight 2008 Regional Monitoring Program: VII. Water Quality. Technical Report 710. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Howard, M.D.A., G. Robertson, M. Sutula, B.H. Jones, N.P. Nezlin, Y. Chao, H. Frenzel, M.J. Mengel, D.A. Caron, B. Seegers, A. Sengupta, E. Seubert, D.W. Diehl, S.B. Weisberg. 2013. Southern California Bight 2008 Regional Monitoring Program: VII. Water Quality (Appendix A). Technical Report 710.A. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Howard, M.D.A., G. Robertson, M. Sutula, B.H. Jones, N.P. Nezlin, Y. Chao, H. Frenzel, M.J. Mengel, D.A. Caron, B. Seegers, A. Sengupta, E. Seubert, D.W. Diehl, S.B. Weisberg. 2013. Southern California Bight 2008 Regional Monitoring Program: VII. Water Quality (Appendix B). Technical Report 710.B. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Howard, M.D.A., G. Robertson, M. Sutula, B.H. Jones, N.P. Nezlin, Y. Chao, H. Frenzel, M.J. Mengel, D.A. Caron, B. Seegers, A. Sengupta, E. Seubert, D.W. Diehl, S.B. Weisberg. 2013. Southern California Bight 2008 Regional Monitoring Program: VII. Water Quality (Appendix C). Technical Report 710.C. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Howard, M.D.A., G. Robertson, M. Sutula, B.H. Jones, N.P. Nezlin, Y. Chao, H. Frenzel, M.J. Mengel, D.A. Caron, B. Seegers, A. Sengupta, E. Seubert, D.W. Diehl, S.B. Weisberg. 2013. Southern California Bight 2008 Regional Monitoring Program: VII. Water Quality (Appendix D). Technical Report 710.D. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Howard, M.D.A., G. Robertson, M. Sutula, B.H. Jones, N.P. Nezlin, Y. Chao, H. Frenzel, M.J. Mengel, D.A. Caron, B. Seegers, A. Sengupta, E. Seubert, D.W. Diehl, S.B. Weisberg. 2013. Southern California Bight 2008 Regional Monitoring Program: VII. Water Quality (Appendix E). Technical Report 710.E. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Fetscher, A.E., M. Sutula, L.B. Busse, E.D. Stein. 2013. Condition of California perennial wadeable streams based on algal indicators. Technical Report 781. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

McLaughlin, K., M. Sutula, L. Busse, S. Anderson, J. Crooks, R. Dagit, D. Gibson, K. Johnston, N.P. Nezlin, L. Stratton. 2012. Southern California Bight 2008 Regional Monitoring Program: VIII. Estuarine Eutrophication. Technical Report 711. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

McLaughlin, K., M. Sutula, L. Busse, S. Anderson, J. Crooks, R. Dagit, D. Gibson, K. Johnston, N.P. Nezlin, L. Stratton. 2012. Southern California Bight 2008 Regional Monitoring Program: VIII. Estuarine Eutrophication (Appendix A). Technical Report 711.A. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

McLaughlin, K., M. Sutula, L. Busse, S. Anderson, J. Crooks, R. Dagit, D. Gibson, K. Johnston, N.P. Nezlin, L. Stratton. 2012. Southern California Bight 2008 Regional Monitoring Program: VIII. Estuarine Eutrophication (Appendix B). Technical Report 711.B. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

McLaughlin, K., M. Sutula, L. Busse, S. Anderson, J. Crooks, R. Dagit, D. Gibson, K. Johnston, N.P. Nezlin, L. Stratton. 2012. Southern California Bight 2008 Regional Monitoring Program: VIII. Estuarine Eutrophication (Appendix C). Technical Report 711.C. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

McLaughlin, K., M. Sutula, L. Busse, S. Anderson, J. Crooks, R. Dagit, D. Gibson, K. Johnston, N.P. Nezlin, L. Stratton. 2012. Southern California Bight 2008 Regional Monitoring Program: VIII. Estuarine Eutrophication (Appendix D). Technical Report 711.D. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

McLaughlin, K., M. Sutula, J. Cable, P. Fong. 2011. Eutrophication and Nutrient Cycling in Buena Vista Lagoon, Carlsbad, California. Technical Report 638. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

McLaughlin, K., M. Sutula, J. Cable, P. Fong. 2011. Eutrophication and Nutrient Cycling in Loma Alta Slough, Oceanside, California. Technical Report 630. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

McLaughlin, K., M. Sutula, J. Cable, P. Fong. 2011. Eutrophication and Nutrient Cycling in San Elijo Lagoon, Encinitas, California. Technical Report 636. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

McKee, L., M. Sutula, A. Gilbreath, J. Beagle, D. Gluchowski, J. Hunt. 2011. Numeric Nutrient Endpoint Development for San Francisco Bay Estuary: Literature Review and Data Gaps Analysis. Technical Report 644. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Bernstein, B., K. Merkel, B. Chesney, M. Sutula. 2011. Recommendations for a Southern California Regional Eelgrass Monitoring Program. Technical Report 632. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Sutula, M. 2011. Review of Indicators for Development of Nutrient Numeric Endpoints in California Estuaries. Technical Report 646. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

McLaughlin, K., M. Sutula, J. Cable, P. Fong. 2010. Eutrophication and Nutrient Cycling in Famosa Slough: A Summary of Baseline Data for Monitoring Order R9-2006-0076. Technical Report 629. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Sutula, M., J.N. Collins, A. Wiskind, C. Roberts, C. Solek, S. Pearce, R. Clark, A.E. Fetscher, C. Grosso, K. O'Connor, A. Robinson, C. Clark, K. Rey, S. Morrissette, A. Eicher, R. Pasquinelli, M. May, K. Ritter. 2008. Status of perennial estuarine wetlands in the state of California: Final Report to the Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program and State Water Resources Control Board. Technical Report 571. 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, E. Fetscher, J.L. Grenier, S. Pearce, A. Robinson, C. Clark, K. Rey, S. Morrissette, A. Eicher, R. Pasquinelli, K. Ritter. 2008. California's Wetland Demonstration Program Pilot - A Final Project Report to the California Resources Agency. Technical Report 572. 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, E. Fetscher, J.L. Grenier, S. Pearce, A. Robinson, C. Clark, K. Rey, S. Morrissette, A. Eicher, R. Pasquinelli, K. Ritter. 2008. California's Wetland Demonstration Program Pilot - A Final Project Report to the California Resources Agency (Appendix 1). Technical Report 572.1. 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, E. Fetscher, J.L. Grenier, S. Pearce, A. Robinson, C. Clark, K. Rey, S. Morrissette, A. Eicher, R. Pasquinelli, K. Ritter. 2008. California's Wetland Demonstration Program Pilot - A Final Project Report to the California Resources Agency (Appendix 2). Technical Report 572.2. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

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

Stein, E.D., M. Sutula, R. Clark, A. Wiskind, 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.

Stein, E.D., S. Dark, T. Longcore, N. Hall, M. Beland, R. Grossinger, J. Casanova, 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.

Stein, E.D., S. Dark, T. Longcore, N. Hall, M. Beland, R. Grossinger, J. Casanova, M. Sutula. 2007. Historical ecology and landscape change of the San Gabriel River and floodplain (Appendices A-C). Technical Report 499.A. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

McLaughlin, K., M. Sutula. 2007. Developing nutrient numeric endpoints and TMDL tools for California estuaries: An implementation plan. Technical Report 540. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Sutula, M., C. Creager, G. Wortham. 2007. Technical approach to develop nutrient numeric endpoints for California estuaries. Technical Report 516. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Dark, S., D.L. Bram, M. Quinones, L.D. Duong, J. Patananan, J. Dooley, M. Antos, F. Bashir, J. Mejia, M. Sutula, E. Blok. 2006. Wetland and riparian mapping within the rivers and mountains conservancy territory: a landscape profile. Technical Report 519. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Sutula, M., E.D. Stein, 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.

Collins, J.N., M. Sutula, E.D. Stein, M. Odaya, E. Zhang, K. Larned. 2006. Comparison of methods to map California riparian areas. Technical Report 502. San Francisco Estuary Institute. Oakland, CA.

Sutula, M., K. Kamer, J. Cable, H. Colis, W. Berelson, J. Mendez. 2006. Sediments as an internal source of nutrients to Upper Newport Bay, California. Technical Report 482. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Westminster, CA.

Sutula, M., S.M. Bay, G. Santolo, R. Zembal. 2005. Organochlorine and trace metal contaminants in the food web of the light-footed clapper rail, Upper Newport Bay, California. Technical Report 467. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Westminster, CA.

Sutula, M., K. Kamer, J. Cable. 2004. Sediments as a non-point source of nutrients to Malibu Lagoon, California. Technical Report 441. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Westminster, CA.

Sutula, M., E.D. Stein. 2003. Habitat value of natural and constucted wetlands used to treat urban runoff: A literature review. Technical Report 388. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Westminster, CA.

Schiff, K.C., M. Sutula. 2001. Organophosphorous pesticides in stormwater runoff from Southern California. Technical Report 356. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Westminster, CA.

Annual Report Articles

Sengupta, A., M. Sutula, K. McLaughlin, M.D.A. Howard, L.L. Tiefenthaler, T. Von Bitner. 2013. Terrestrial nutrient loads and fluxes to the Southern California Bight, USA. in: K.C. Schiff, K. Miller (eds.), Southern California Coastal Water Research Project 2013 Annual Report pp. 245-258. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

McLaughlin, K., M. Sutula, L. Busse, S. Anderson, J. Crooks, R. Dagit, D. Gibson, K. Johnston, L. Stratton. 2013. A regional survey of the extent and magnitude of eutrophication in Mediterranean estuaries of southern California, USA. in: K.C. Schiff, K. Miller (eds.), Southern California Coastal Water Research Project 2013 Annual Report pp. 223-244. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Green, L., M. Sutula, P. Fong. 2012. How much is too much? Identifying benchmarks of adverse effects of macroalgae on the macrobenthic community in estuarine intertidal flats. in: S.B. Weisberg, K. Miller (eds.), Southern California Coastal Water Research Project 2012 Annual Report pp. 171-188. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Sutula, M., L. Green, G. Cicchetti, N. Detenbeck, P. Fong. 2012. Thresholds of adverse effects of macroalgal abundance and sediment organic matter on benthic habitat quality in estuarine intertidal flats. in: S.B. Weisberg, K. Miller (eds.), Southern California Coastal Water Research Project 2012 Annual Report pp. 189-210. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Howard, M.D.A., M. Sutula, D. Caron, Y. Chao, J.D. Farrara, H. Frenzel, B. Jones, G. Robertson, K. McLaughlin, A. Sengupta. 2012. Comparison of natural and anthropogenic nutrient sources in the Southern California Bight. in: S.B. Weisberg, K. Miller (eds.), Southern California Coastal Water Research Project 2012 Annual Report pp. 29-48. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Solek, C.W., M. Sutula, E.D. Stein, C. Roberts, R. Clark, K. O'Connor, K.J. Ritter. 2011. Determining the health of California's coastal salt marshes using rapid assessment. in: K.C. Schiff, K. Miller (eds.), Southern California Coastal Water Research Project 2011 Annual Report pp. 83-97. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Nezlin, N.P., M. Sutula, R.P. Stumpf, A. Sengupta. 2011. Phytoplankton blooms detected by SeaWiFS along the central and southern California coast. in: K.C. Schiff, K. Miller (eds.), Southern California Coastal Water Research Project 2011 Annual Report pp. 305-322. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Lyon, G.S., M. Sutula. 2011. Effluent discharges to the Southern California Bight from large municipal wastewater treatment facilities from 2005 to 2009. in: K.C. Schiff, K. Miller (eds.), Southern California Coastal Water Research Project 2011 Annual Report pp. 223-236. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Sutula, M., K. Kamer, J. Cable. 2009. The importance of benthic nutrient flux in supporting eutrophication in an intermittently tidal coastal lagoon. in: K.C. Schiff, K. Miller (eds.), Southern California Coastal Water Research Project 2009 Annual Report pp. 75-95. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Fetscher, A.E., M. Sutula, J.C. Callaway, V.T. Parker, M. Vasey, J.N. Collins, W.G. Nelson. 2009. Patterns in vegetation communities of estuarine wetlands in two California regions: Insights from a probabilistic survey. in: K.C. Schiff, K. Miller (eds.), Southern California Coastal Water Research Project 2009 Annual Report pp. 127-144. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Solek, C.W., E.D. Stein, M. Sutula. 2009. Demonstration of an integrated watershed assessment using a three-tiered assessment framework. in: K.C. Schiff, K. Miller (eds.), Southern California Coastal Water Research Project 2009 Annual Report pp. 109-126. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Stein, E.D., A.E. Fetscher, R.P. Clark, A. Wiskind, J.L. Grenier, M. Sutula, J.N. Collins, C. Grosso. 2008. Validation of a Wetlands Rapid Assessment Method: Application of the EPA's Level 1-2-3 Framework for method testing and refinement. in: S.B. Weisberg, K. Miller (eds.), Southern California Coastal Water Research Project 2008 Annual Report pp. 247-269. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Brown, J.S., M. Sutula, C. Stransky, J. Rudolph. 2008. Sediment contaminant chemistry and toxicity of freshwater urban wetlands. in: S.B. Weisberg, K. Miller (eds.), Southern California Coastal Water Research Project 2008 Annual Report pp. 271-287. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Sanders, B.F., F. Arega, M. Sutula. 2006. Modeling the dry-weather tidal cycling of fecal indicator bacteria in surface waters of an intertidal wetland. in: S.B. Weisberg, K. Miller (eds.), Southern California Coastal Water Research Project 2005-06 Biennial Report pp. 51-66. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Westminster, CA.

Schiff, K.C., M. Sutula. 2003. Organophosphorous pesticides in stormwater runoff from southern California. in: S.B. Weisberg, D. Elmore (eds.), Southern California Coastal Water Research Project 2001-02 Biennial Report pp. 92-100. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Westminster, CA.