The Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP) is an aquatic sciences research institute that works to improve management of aquatic systems in Southern California and beyond. Since its founding as an intergovernmental public agency in 1969, SCCWRP has been developing strategies, tools and technologies that the region’s water-quality management community relies on to more effectively protect and enhance the ecological health of Southern California’s coastal ocean and watersheds that drain to it. As an R&D agency, SCCWRP’s reputation is built on conducting research and translating this science into actionable guidance and recommendations that inform management decision-making and policy development.

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Mazor, R.D., J.S. Brown, R. Darling. 2023. Ecological conditions of dry streams in the Los Angeles region. Technical Report 1333. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Stein, E.D., C.L. Jerde, E. Andruszkiewicz Allan, A.J. Sepulveda, C.L. Abbott, M.R. Baerwald, J. Darling, K.D. Goodwin, R.S. Meyer, M.A. Timmers, P.M. Thielen. 2023. Critical considerations for communicating environmental DNA science. Environmental DNA DOI:10.1002/edn3.472.

Gillett, D.J., A. Holt. 2023. Options, Impediments, and Supports for the Development of an Eelgrass (Zostera marina) Habitat Occupancy Model in the Embayments of Southern California. Technical Report 1334. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Mehinto, A.C., B. Du, E. Wenger, Z. Tian, E.P. Kolodziej, D. Apeti, K.A. Maruya. 2023. Bioanalytical and non-targeted mass spectrometric screening for contaminants of emerging concern in Southern California bight sediments. Chemosphere DOI:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2023.138789.

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