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Sutula, M., J. Butcher, S. Sarkar, S. Roy. 2022. Science Supporting Decisions on Management of Eutrophication in Elkhorn Slough Estuary. Technical Report 1259. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA.

Biggs, T., A. Zeigler, K.T. Taniguchi-Quan. 2022. Runoff and sediment loads in the Tijuana River: Dam effects, extreme events, and change during urbanization. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies DOI:10.1016/j.ejrh.2022.101162.

Ollison, G.A., S.K. Hu, J.V. Hopper, B.P. Stewart, J. Smith, J.L. Beatty, L.K. Rink, D.A. Caron. 2022. Daily dynamics of contrasting spring algal blooms in Santa Monica Bay (central Southern California Bight). Environmental Microbiology DOI:10.1111/1462-2920.16137.

Thornton Hampton, L.M., H. Bouwmeester, S.M. Brander, S. Coffin, M. Cole, L. Hermabessiere, A.C. Mehinto, E. Miller, C.M. Rochman, S.B. Weisberg. 2022. Research recommendations to better understand the potential health impacts of microplastics to humans and aquatic ecosystems. Microplastics and Nanoplastics DOI:

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