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 2018, SCCWRP staff held 110 such leadership roles.

 

Advisory Committees

National and International

Global Aquatic Passive Sampling Network
    Dr. Keith Maruya, Member

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    Dr. Marcus Beck, Member, Workshop Advisory Group for Ecological Comparisons Across Estuaries

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 

Water Research Foundation 
    Steve Bay, Member, CEC Issue Area Team
    Dr. Alvina Mehinto, Member, CEC Issue Area Team 

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 Council for Science and Technology 
    Dr. Stephen Weisberg, Member, Water Produced During Oil & Gas Activities Steering Committee 

California Ocean Protection Council
    Dr. Stephen Weisberg, Member, Science Advisory Team
    Dr. Stephen Weisberg, Chair, California Ocean Acidification Task Force

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, Environmental Flows Workgroup
    Dr. Eric Stein, Member, Healthy Watersheds Partnership 
    Dr. Susanna Theroux, Co-Chair, DNA Barcoding and eDNA 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. Stephen Weisberg, 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

Industrial Environmental Association of Southern California
    Ken Schiff, Member, Technical Advisory Committee on Stormwater Monitoring

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 Freshwater Mussel Restoration Project
    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. Marcus Beck, Member, South Bay Trends Analysis Workgroup
    Dr. Keith Maruya, Member, Emerging Contaminants Workgroup
    Dr. Alvina Mehinto, Member, Emerging Contaminants Workgroup
    Dr. Stephen Weisberg, Member, Exposure and Effects Workgroup
    Steven Bay, Member, Exposure and Effect 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
    Dr. Stephen Weisberg, Member, Board of Scientific Counselors Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Committee

U.S. Geological Survey
    Dr. Alvina Mehinto, Scientific Advisor, Columbia Environmental Research Center Sturgeon Gene Expression Project

U.S. Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command
    Steve Bay, Member, Pulsed Exposure Scientific Advisory Panel, Systems Center Pacific
    Ken Schiff, Member, Pulsed Stormwater Toxicity Advisory Committee, 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, Associate Editor

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. Kris Taniguchi-Quan, Board Member, Pacific Southwest Region

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

Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation 
    Scott Martindale, Co-Chair, Communications Task Force
    Scott Martindale, Editorial Board Member, Coastal and Estuarine Science News 
    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, Past President, Southern California Chapter
    Dr. Alvina Mehinto Co-Secretary, 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 

Western Association of Marine Laboratories 
    Dr. Stephen Weisberg, President
Student Thesis/Dissertation Committees 

California State University, Long Beach
    Dr. David Gillett, Master’s Committee of Kenny McCune

California State University, Monterey Bay
    Dr. Raphael Mazor, Master’s Committee of Matt Robinson

California State University, San Diego
    Dr. Eric Stein, Master’s Committee of Kelly Flint

Cornell University
    Dr. Nina Bednarsek, Master’s Committee of Sage Mitchell

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