2009 Annual Report

Table of Contents


Director’s Message – Tumultuous Times



Ecosystem response to regulatory and management actions: The southern California experience in long-term monitoring          ABSTRACT
Eric D. Stein and Donald B. Cadien

Effluent discharges to the Southern California Bight from industrial facilities in 2005         ABSTRACT
Greg S. Lyon and Eric D. Stein

Benthic macrofaunal community condition in the Southern California Bight, 1994-2003         ABSTRACT
J. Ananda Ranasinghe, Kenneth C. Schiff, David E. Montagne, Tim K. Mikel, Donald B. Cadien, Ronald G. Velarde and Cheryl A. Brantley

Assessing coastal benthic macrofauna community condition using best professional judgement: Developing consensus across North America and Europe         ABSTRACT
Heliana Teixeira, Ángel Borja, Stephen B. Weisberg, J. Ananda Ranasinghe, Donald B. Cadien, Daniel M. Dauer, Jean-Claude Dauvin, Steven Degraer, Robert J. Diaz, Antoine Grémare, Ioannis Karakassis, Roberto J. Llansó, Lawrence L. Lovell, João C. Marques, David E. Montagne, Anna Occhipinti-Ambrogi, Rutger Rosenberg, Rafael Sardá, Linda C. Schaffner and Ronald G. Velarde

Bioassessment tools in novel habitats: An evaluation of indices and sampling methods in low-gradient streams in California         ABSTRACT
Raphael D. Mazor, Kenneth C. Schiff, Kerry J. Ritter, Andy Rehn and Peter Ode



The importance of benthic nutrient flux in supporting eutrophication in an intermittently tidal coastal lagoon         ABSTRACT
Martha Sutula, Krista Kamer and Jaye Cable

Suspended particle dynamics in a southern California urban estuary during the dry season        ABSTRACT
Drew Ackerman and Nikolay P. Nezlin

Demonstration of an integrated watershed assessment using a three-tiered assessment framework         ABSTRACT
Christopher W. Solek, Eric D. Stein and Martha A. Sutula

Patterns in vegetation communities of estuarine wetlands in two California regions: Insights from a probabilistic survey         ABSTRACT
A. Elizabeth Fetscher, Martha A. Sutula, John C. Callaway, V. Thomas Parker, Michael Vasey, Joshua N. Collins and Walter G. Nelson

Historical ecology as a tool for assessing landscape change and wetland restoration priorities         ABSTRACT
Eric D. Stein, Shawna Dark, Travis Longcore, Robin Grossinger, Nicholas Hall and Michael Beland



Impacts of stormwater runoff in the Southern California Bight: Relationships among plume constituents          ABSTRACT
Kristen M. Reifel, Scott C. Johnson, Paul M. DiGiacomo, Michael J. Mengel, Nikolay P. Nezlin, Jonathan A. Warrick and Burton H. Jones

Continuous in situ characterization of particulate sizes in urban stormwater: Method testing and refinement          ABSTRACT
Jeff Brown, Drew Ackerman and Eric D. Stein

Evaluating stormwater sampling approaches using a dynamic watershed model          ABSTRACT
Drew Ackerman, Eric D. Stein and Kerry J. Ritter



Comparison of rapid QPCR-based and culture-based methods for enumeration of Enterococcus sp. and Escherichia coli in recreational waters          ABSTRACT
Rachel T. Noble, A. Denene Blackwood, John F. Griffith, Charles D. McGee and Stephen B. Weisberg

Evaluation of rapid methods and novel indicators for assessing microbiological beach water quality         ABSTRACT
John F. Griffith, Yiping Cao, Charles D. McGee and Stephen B. Weisberg

Rapid QPCR-based assay for fecal Bacteroides spp. as a tool for assessing fecal contamination in recreational waters          ABSTRACT
Reagan R. Converse, A. Denene Blackwood, Marek Kirs, Rachel T. Noble and John F. Griffith

Fecal indicator bacteria (FIB) enumeration in beach sand: A comparison study of FIB extraction methods in medium to coarse sands          ABSTRACT
Alexandria B. Boehm, John Griffith, Charles McGee, Thomas A. Edge, Helena M. Solo-Gabriele, Richard Whitman, Yiping Cao, Martin Getrich, Jennifer A. Jay, Donna Ferguson, Kelly D. Goodwin, Christine M. Lee, Melissa Madison and Stephen B. Weisberg



Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in pinnipeds stranded along the southern California coast          ABSTRACT
Xiang-Zhou Meng, Mary Ellen Blasius, Richard W. Gossett and Keith A. Maruya

Analysis, occurrence, and toxic potential of pyrethroids and fipronil in sediments from the Ballona Creek estuary          ABSTRACT
Wenjian Lao, David Tsukada, Darrin J. Greenstein, Steven M. Bay and Keith A. Maruya

Determination of 17α-ethynylestradiol, carbamazepine, diazepam, simvastatin, and oxybenzone in fish livers          ABSTRACT
Jeong-Wook Kwon, Kevin L. Armbrust, Doris E. Vidal-Dorsch, Steven M. Bay and Kang Xia


Commissioners and CTAG Members


Advisory Committees and Special Appointments