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. SCCWRP staff held 154 such leadership roles in 2021.

Advisory Committees

National and International

Genome Canada
Dr. Alvina Mehinto, Member, College of Reviewers, Genomic Solutions for Natural Resources and the Environment
Global Water Research Coalition
Dr. Alvina Mehinto, Technical Advisory Committee Member, Effect-Based Monitoring in Water Safety Planning
Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council
Dr. Jayme Smith, Member, Harmful Cyanobacterial Blooms Team
National Academy of Sciences
Dr. Martha Sutula, Member, Committee on Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress
National Harmful Algal Bloom Committee
Dr. Jayme Smith, Voting Member
Dr. Jayme Smith, Organizing Committee Member, US HAB Symposium
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Dr. Stephen Weisberg, Member, Science Advisory Board
National Stormwater Research Council
Kenneth Schiff, Member
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. Elizabeth Fassman-Beck, Member, Board of Scientific Counselors, Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Committee
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. Stephen Weisberg, Vice Chair, Board of Scientific Counselors, Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Committee
Water Research Foundation
Dr. Alvina Mehinto, Member, CEC Issue Area Team
Dr. Stephen Weisberg, Advisory Committee Member, Microplastics in Water

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 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
National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration
Dr. Stephen Weisberg, Science Review Panel Member, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
Pacific Northwest Consortium on Plastics
Dr. Leah Thornton Hampton, Member
Public Policy Institute of California
Dr. Eric Stein, Member, Water Policy Center Research Network
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 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

Accelerate Resilience Los Angeles
Dr. Elizabeth Fassman-Beck, Advisory Group Member, Building Consensus Around Balanced Watershed Projects
Alabama Center of Excellence
Dr. David Gillett, Panelist, RESTORE Act Proposal Review Panel
Buccaneer Beach and Loma Alta Creek Microbial Source Identification Study
Dr. Joshua Steele, Member, Technical Advisory Committee
CALeDNA Protecting Our River
Dr. Susanna Theroux, 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
City of Imperial Beach
Dr. Kristine Taniguchi-Quan, Technical Advisory Committee Member, Tijuana River Sediment Management Work Plan and Monitoring Program
City of Los Angeles
Dr. Raphael D. Mazor, Technical Advisory Committee Member, City of Los Angeles Biodiversity Index Team
Dr. Eric Stein, Technical Advisory Committee Member, City of Los Angeles Biodiversity Index Team
Colorado Lagoon Mitigation Banking
Dr. Eric Stein, Member, Technical Advisory Committee
County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works
Dr. Elizabeth Fassman-Beck, Member, Technical Advisory Committee and Monitoring Subcommittee, Groundwater/Low Impact Development Strategic Planning Group
Ken Schiff, Technical Advisory Committee Member, Dominguez Channel Emergency Response
County of San Diego Watershed Protection Program
Dr. Eric Stein, Member, Technical Advisory Committee, Regional Water Quality Equivalency Guidance Document
Elkhorn Slough Tidal Wetland Project
Dr. Martha Sutula, Member, Water Quality Working Group
Integral Corporation
Dr. Faycal Kessouri, Technical Advisory Committee Member, Effects of Offshore Wind Farms on the California Upwelling Ecosystem
James River Proposed Chlorophyll-a Criteria Development
Dr. Martha Sutula, Member, Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee
King County, Washington
Ken Schiff, Member, Water Quality Benefits Evaluation Advisory Committee
Laguna Oceans Foundation
Dr. Eric Stein, Chair, Science Advisory Team, Aliso Creek Estuary Restoration
Los Angeles River Watershed Monitoring Group
Dr. Raphael Mazor, Member, Technical Advisory Group
Los Angeles Freshwater Mussel Restoration Project
Dr. Raphael Mazor, Member, Technical Advisory Group
Los Cerritos Wetland Conservation Authority
Dr. Eric Stein, Member, Los Cerritos Wetland Restoration Technical Advisory Committee
Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
Dr. Martha Sutula, Member, Advisory Panel on Diversions for the Mississippi River and Atchafalaya Basins
Loyola Marymount University
Dr. Eric Stein, Academic Science Advisory Committee Member, Center for Urban Resilience
Malibu Lagoon Restoration
Dr. Martha Sutula, Member, Technical Advisory Committee
National Parks Service
Dr. Raphael Mazor, Member, Technical Advisory Group, Mediterranean Coast Network Inventory and Monitoring Program
The Nature Conservancy
Dr. Eric Stein, Member, Coastal Conservation Assessment Science Panel
Dr. Eric Stein, Member, Southern California Greenprint Advisory Committee
Newport Bay Naturalists and Friends
Dr. Martha Sutula, Member, Research Committee
Oregon Sea Grant
Dr Alvina Mehinto, Scientific Advisory Panel, Microplastics in Oregon’s Waters Project
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 Francisco Bay Nutrient Management Strategy
Dr. Martha Sutula, Member, Technical Advisory Team
San Francisco Estuary Institute
Dr. Elizabeth Fassman-Beck, Technical Advisory Committee Member, Next Generation Urban Greening Project
Dr. Alvina Mehinto, Member, Emerging Contaminants Workgroup
Dr. Raphael Mazor, Technical Advisory Team, Bay Area Modified Channels Project
Dr. Martha Sutula, Chair, Nutrient Numerical Modeling Expert Review Committee
Dr. Martha Sutula, Science Advisor, San Francisco Nutrient Management Strategy Assessment Framework Development
San Gabriel River Regional Monitoring Program
Dr. Raphael Mazor, Member, Technical Guidance Committee
Santa Monica Mountains Resources Conservation District
Dr. Eric Stein, Member, Topanga Lagoon Restoration Technical Advisory Committee
Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission
Dr. Eric Stein, 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
University of Delaware
Dr. Stephen Weisberg, Member, Dean’s Advisory Council, College of Earth, Ocean and Environment
University of Newcastle and University of Sheffield, U.K.
Dr. Elizabeth Fassman-Beck, Expert Advisory Board, Urban Green DaMS Project
U.S. Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command
Ken Schiff, Member, Pulsed Stormwater Toxicity Advisory Committee
Dr. Eric Stein, Member, Hydrology Technical Advisory Committee
Vanguard University
Dr. Jayme Smith, Member, Science and Pre-Engineering Advisory Council
Water Research Foundation
Dr. Alvina Mehinto, Project Advisory Committee Member, Development of Standard Operating Procedures for the Collection, Storage, and Extraction of Aqueous Samples for In Vitro Bioanalytical Screening (4828)

Journal Editorships

Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Dr. John Griffith, Editorial Board Member
Chemosphere
Dr. Alvina Mehinto, Editor, Toxicology and Risk Assessment Section
Dr. Charles Wong, Managing Guest Editor, Methods for Detection and Quantification of Microplastics
Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology
Dr. Charles Wong, Associate Editor
Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene
Dr. Martha Sutula, Associate Editor
Environmental Pollution
Dr. Charles Wong, Associate Editor
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Dr. Alvina Mehinto, Editorial Board Member
Environmental Science & Technology Letters
Dr. Alvina Mehinto, Associate Editor
Dr. Charles Wong, Editorial Board Member
Freshwater Biology
Dr. Eric Stein, Co-Editor, Special Issue on Environmental Flows
Freshwater Science
Dr. Raphael Mazor, Associate Editor
Frontiers in Environmental Science
Dr. Eric Stein, Topic Editor, Environmental Flows in an Uncertain Future Research
Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment
Dr. Elizabeth Fassman-Beck, Lead Guest Editor, Pathogens and Fecal Indicators in Stormwater
Dr. Joshua Steele, Guest Editor, Pathogens and Fecal Indicators in Stormwater
Macroplastics and Nanoplastics
Dr. Stephen Weisberg, Guest Editor, Microplastics Health Effects
Marine Pollution Bulletin
Ken Schiff, Associate Editor
Toxics
Dr. Alvina Mehinto, Guest Editor, Agrochemical Impacts on Aquatic Ecosystems
Water
Dr. Eric Stein, Editorial Board Member
Dr. Eric Stein, Associate Editor, Hydrology and Hydroecology Section
Dr. Eric Stein, Special Issue Editor, New Perspectives and Directions in Wetland Bioassessment and Monitoring

Professional Societies

American Society for Microbiology
Dr. John Griffith, Chair, 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
Dr. Stephen Weisberg, Member, Biological Examination Standard Methods Committee
California Estuarine Research Society
Dr. David Gillett, President-Elect
Dr. Karen McLaughlin, Board Member-at-Large
Dr. Martha Sutula, Past President
Center for Watershed Protection
Ken Schiff, Planning Committee Member, National Stormwater Conference
Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation
Scott Martindale, Chair, Science Translation and Communications Committee
Scott Martindale, Editorial Board Member, Coastal and Estuarine Science News
Dr. Martha Sutula, Co-Chair, 2021 Conference Scientific Program
Dr. Martha Sutula, Co-Chair, 2023 Conference
Dr. Stephen Weisberg, Member, Finance and Investment Committee
Joint Committee on Urban Drainage
Dr. Elizabeth Fassman-Beck, Chair, International Conference on Urban Drainage Modeling
National Association of Marine Laboratories
Dr. Stephen Weisberg, Board Member
North American Lake Management Society
Dr. Karen McLaughlin, Planning Committee Member, National Monitoring Conference
Dr. Karen McLaughlin, Program Committee Member, National Monitoring Conference
Society for Freshwater Science
Dr. Raphael Mazor, Secretary, California Chapter
Dr. Raphael Mazor, Member, Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Task Force
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Darrin Greenstein, Steering Committee Member, North America Aquatic Toxicity Testing Interest Group
Dr. Alvina Mehinto, Co-Secretary, Southern California Chapter
Ken Schiff, Member, Whole Effluent Testing Advisory Technical Committee and Interest Group
Dr. Leah Thornton Hampton, Member, Microplastics Interest Group
Society of Wetland Scientists
Dr. Eric Stein, Past President, Western Chapter
Dr. Eric Stein, Member, Ways and Means Committee
U.S. Coastal Research Program
Dr. Stephen Weisberg, Steering Committee Member, 2021 Meeting

Student Thesis/Dissertation Committees

California State University, Bakersfield
Dr. Charles Wong, Master’s Committee of Amy Fetters
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 Andrew Caudillo
Dr. Raphael Mazor, Master’s Committee of Emma Debasitis
Dr. Susanna Theroux, Master’s Committee of Shawn Melendy
California State University, San Diego
Dr. Eric Stein, Master’s Committee of Kelly FIint
Colorado State University
Dr. Eric Stein, Ph.D. Committee of Stephen Adams
Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica
Dr. Charles Wong, Supervisor, Ph.D. Committee of Aura Ledezma Espinoza
Jinan University, China
Dr. Charles Wong, Supervisor, Ph.D. Committee of He Zixuan
Lincoln University, New Zealand
Dr. Elizabeth Fassman-Beck, Master’s Examination Committee of Mohamad Odeh
Stevens Institute of Technology
Dr. Elizabeth Fassman-Beck, Ph.D. Committee of Yang Cheng
Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Mexico
Dr. David Gillett, Ph.D. Committee of Osmar Roberto Araujo-Leyva
University of Barcelona, Spain
Dr. Raphael Mazor, Ph.D. Committee of Maria Soria Extremera
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
University of Manitoba, Canada
Dr. Charles Wong, Supervisor, Ph.D. Committee of Luis Chaves Barquero
Dr. Charles Wong, Master’s Committee of Sarah Warrack
Dr. Charles Wong, Master’s Committee of Carlie Lau
University of Sheffield
Dr. Elizabeth Fassman-Beck, External Examiner, Ph.D. Dissertation Defense of Zhangjie Peng