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Environmental Sciences Publications 2004

Annually the federal Environmental Science researchers at EPA Las Vegas publish between 20-35 refereed journal articles and 5-10 peer-reviewed book chapters. Through its extramural programs, EPA funds research undertaken in the private sector. As a result, the scientific community, at-large, is provided with extensive, current research information. A bibliography of EPA's most recent Environmental Sciences publications is listed below.


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Alvarez, D. A., J. D. Petty, J. N. Huckins, T. L. Jones-Lepp, D. T. Getting, and S. E. Manahan. Development of a Passive, In Situ, Integrative Sampler for Hydrophillic Organic Contaminants in Aquatic Environments, EPA/600/J-04/176. (TIP # 03-025, Journal Article.) T. Jones-Lepp, PO. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 23(7):1640-1648.

Atekwana, Es., El. Atekwana, D. Werkema, J. Allen, L. Smart, J. Duris, D. Cassidy, W. Sauck, and S. Rossbach. Evidence for microbial enhanced electrical conductivity in hyrocarbon-contaminated sediments, (TIP # 03-118, Journal Article) D. Werkema, PO. Geophysical Research Letters 31: 1-4.

Atekwana, E., D. Werkema, J. Duris, S. Rossbach, E. Atckwana, W. Sauck, D. Cassidy, J. Means, and F. Legall. In situ Apparent Conductivity Measurements and Microbial Population Distribution at a Hydrocarbon Contaminated Site, (TIP # 03-101, Journal Article.) D. Werkema, PO. Geophysics, 69(1):56-63.

Atekwana, E., R. Rebecca, E. Atekwana, D. Werkema, and F. Legall. The relationship of total dissolved solids measurements to bulk electrical conductivity in an aquifer contaminated with hydrocarbon, (TIP # 03-087, Journal Article) D. Werkema, PO. 56:281-294.

Autry, L. P. National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference: Constitution, Bylaws, and Standards, EPA/600/R-04/003. (TIP # 04-009, Published Report.) L. Autry, PO.

Billets, S. and A. Dindal. Demonstration and Quality Assurance Project Plan "Technologies for the Monitoring and Measurement of Dioxin and Dioxin-like Compounds in soil and sediment," EPA/600/R-04/036. (TIP # 04-072, Published Report.) S. Billets, PO. Las Vegas, NV.

Billets, S. J. Nicklas and J. Evans, Field Measurement Technology for Mercury in Soil and Sediment Metorex's X-Met 2000 X-ray Fluoresence Technology, (03-168. Published Report) Las Vegas, NV: S. Billets, PO.

Billets, S. J. Nicklas and J. Evans, Field Measurement Technology for Mercury in Soil and Sediment Milestone Inc.'s Direct Mercury Analyzer (DMA)-80, EPA/600/R-04/012 (04-030. Published Report) Las Vegas, NV: S. Billets, PO.

Billets, S. J. Nicklas and J. Evans, Field Measurement Technology for Mercury in Soil and Sediment MTI Inc's PDV 6000 Anodic Stripping Voltammetry, EPA/600/R-04/028 (04-055. Published Report) Las Vegas, NV: S. Billets, PO.

Billets, S. J. Nicklas and J. Evans, Field Measurement Technology for Mercury in Soil and Sediment NITON's Xli/XLt 700 Series X-Ray Fluorescence Analyzers, (03-167. Published Report) Las Vegas, NV, S. Billets, PO.

Billets, S. J. Nicklas and J. Evans, Field Measurement Technology of Mercury in Soil and Sediment Ohio Lumex's RA-915+RP-91C Mercury Analyzer, EPA/600/R-03/147 (03-166. Published Report) Las Vegas,NV, S. Billets, PO.

Bradford, D. F., J. R. Jaeger, R. D. Jennings. Population status and distribution of a decimated amphibian, the relict leopard frog (Rana onca), EPA/600/J-04/222. (TIP # 02-015, Journal Article.) D. Heggem, PO. Southwestern Naturalist, 49(2):218-228.

Bradley, M.P., and E. R. Smith. Using Science to Assess Environmental Vulnerabilities (Journal Article) Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 94: 1-7, 2004.

Brilis, G. M. and J.G. Lyon. Standard Operating Procedure for Quality Assurance in Analytical Chemistry Methods Development, EPA/600/R-04/189. (TIP # 04-193, Published Report.) G. Brilis, PO. Las Vegas, NV.

Brilis, G. M. J. G. Lyon, R. S. Lunetta and J. C. Worthington, ODC. Managing Electronic Data Transfer in Environmental Cleanups, EPA/600/J-04/270. (04-046. Journal Article). The Pratical Litigator/Lawyer, The American Law Institute-American Bar Association; (15(5)): 37-44.

Carey, C., D. F. Bradford, J. L. Brunner, J. P. Collins, E. W. Davidson, J. E. Longcore, A. P. Pessier, and D. M. Schock. Biotic Factors in Amphibian Population Declines. In: Amphibian Decline: An Integrated Analysis of Multiple Stressor Effects. Greg Linder (Ed.); SETAC Publications: Pensacola, FL, 2004, 1st, Chapter 6, 153-208.

Daughton, C. G. Groundwater Recharge and Chemical Contaminants: Challenges in Communicating the Connections and Collisions of Two Disparate Worlds, (TIP # 03-075, Journal Article.) C. Daughton, PO. Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, 24(2):127-138.

Daughton, C. G., Non-Regulated Water Contaminants: Emerging Research, (04-006 Journal Article). Environmental Impact Assessment Review; 01/12/04; 6980. 24(7-8) 711-732.

Daughton, C.G. PPCPs in the Environment: Future Research - Beginning with the End Always in Mind, EPA/600/A-04/058. (TIP # 03-068, Book Chapter) C. Daughton, P.O. Springer Publishers, Pharmaceuticals in the Environment: Sources, Fate, Effects and Risks, Chapter 33, 463-495.

Edmonds, C. M., R. D. Lopez, D. T. Heggem, D. W. Williams, and K. L. Short. 15-Meter Landsat Analyses of the Mississippi River - Map Series from Headwaters in the Gulf of Mexico, EPA/600/R-03/084. (TIP # 03-119, Published Report.) R. Lopez, PO.

Ellefsen, K. J., J. D. Abraham, D. L. Wright and A. T. Mazzella. Numerical Study of Electromagnetic Waves Generated by a Prototype Dielectric Logging Tool, (TIP # 03-144, Journal Article.) A. Mazzella, PO. Geophysics, 69(1):64-77.

Fields-Capri, J. and B. Schumacher. Literature Review and Report: Surface-Sediment Sampler Database, EPA/600/R-03/115. (TIP # 03-128, Published Report.) B. Schumacher, PO. Las Vegas, NV.

Garofalo, D. Remote Sensing Program for EPA, FY 2003 Program Summary, EPA/600/R-04/007. (TIP # 04-007, Internal Report.) D. Garofalo, PO. Las Vegas, NV.

Gundon, B. and C. M. Edmonds. Using Classification Consistency in Inter-Scene Overlap Areas to Model Spatial Variations in Land-Cover Accuracy over Large Geographic Regions, (TIP # 02-058, Book Chapter.) C. Edmonds, PO. Geospatial Data Accuracy Assessment.

Hiatt, M. H. and S. Pia, Screening Processed Milk for Volatile Organic Compounds Using Vacuum Distillation/Gas Chromatography/Mass spectrometry, (03-070. Journal Article) Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology; 46:189-196.

Holland, D. M., P. Caragea, and R. L. Smith. Trends in Rural Sulfur Concentrations, EPA/600/J-04/045. (TIP # 03-001, Journal Article.) D. Holland, PO. Atmospheric Environment, 38:1673-1684.

Holland, D. M., P. Caragea, and R. L. Smith. Trends in Rural Sulfur Concentrations, EPA/600/A-03/206. (TIP # 03-088, Symposium Paper.) International Conference on Environmental Statistics and Health, 07/16/03, in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. D. Holland, PO.

Iiames, J. S., A. N. Pilant and T. E. Lewis. In Situ Estimates of Forest LAI for MODIS Data Validation, (TIP # 04-143, Book Chapter.) R. Lunetta, PO. Las Vegas, NV: Geospatial Data Accuracy Assessment.

Iiames, J. S. A. N. Pilant, T. Lewis and R. Congalton. Leaf Area Index (LAI) change detection on loblolly pine forest stands with complete understory removal, EPA/600/A-04/109, (TIP # 04-045, Symposium Paper.) ASPRS 2004 Annual Conference, 05/23/04, in Denver, CO. R. Lunetta, PO.

Jarnagin, S. T. Regional and Global Patterns of Population, Land Use, and Land Cover Change: An Overview of Stressors and Impacts, EPA/600/J-04/301, (TIP # 04-149, Journal Article.) T. Jarnagin, PO. GIScience & Remote Sensing, 41(3):207-227.

Jarnagin, T., D. B. Jennings, D. W. Ebert, R. S. Lunetta, and J. G. Lyon. A Technique for Assessing the Accuracy of Sub-Pixel Impervious Surface Estimates Derived from Landsat TM Imagery, (TIP # 02-069, Book Chapter.) T. Jarnagin, PO. Geospatial Data Accuracy Assessment.

Jarnagin, T., W. C. Kerfoot and B. K. Swan. Zooplankton life cycles: Direct documentation of pelagic births and deaths relative to diapausing egg production, EPA/600/J-04/184. (TIP # 03-039, Journal Article.) T. Jarnagin, PO. Limnology and Oceanography, 49(4, part 2):1317-1332.

Jennings, D. B., S. T. Jarnagin, and D. W. Ebert. A Modeling Approach for Estimating Watershed Impervious Surface Area from National Land Cover Data 92, EPA/600/J-04/300, (TIP # 02-096, Journal Article.) D. Jennings, PO. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 70(11):1295-1307.

Jones-Lepp, T.L. D. A. Alvarez, J. D. Petty, and J. N. Huckins. Polar Organic Chemical Integrative Sampling and Liquid Chromatography-Electrospray/Ion-Trap Mass Spectrometry for Assessing Selected Prescription and Illicit Drugs in Treated Sewage Effluents, EPA/600/J-04/289, (TIP # 03-100, Journal Article.) T. Jones-Lepp, PO. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 47(4):427-439.

Jones-Lepp, T. L., K. E. Varner, and D. Heggem. Monitoring dibutyltin and triphenbyltin in fresh waters and fish in the United States using micro-liquid chromatography-electrospray/ion trap mass spectrometry, EPA/600/J-03/481. (TIP # 02-075, Journal Article.) T. Jones-Lepp, PO. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 46(1):90-95.

Kepner, W. G., D. J. Semmens, S. D. Bassett, D. A. Mouat, and D. C. Goodrich. Scenario Analysis for the San Pedro River, Analyzing Hydrological Consequences of a Future Environment, (TIP # 03-104, Journal Article.) W. Kepner, PO. Journal of Monitoring and Assessment, 94:115-127.

Locantore, N. W., L. T. Tran, R. V. O'Neill, P. W. McKinnis, E. R. Smith, and M. O'Connell. An Overview of Data Integration Methods for Regional Assessment, EPA/600/J-04/151. (TIP # 03-096, Journal Article.) E. Smith, PO. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 94:249-261.

Lopez, R. D. C. M. Edmonds, A. C. Neale, T. Slonecker, K. B. Jones, D. T. Heggem, J. G. Lyon, E. Jaworski, D. Garofalo and D. Williams. Accuracy Assessments of Airborne Hyperspectral Data for Mapping Opportunistic Plant Species in Freshwater Coastal Wetlands, EPA/600/R-03/064, (TIP # 02-063, Book Chapter.) R. Lopez, PO. Las Vegas, NV: Book Title: Geospatial Data Accuracy Assessment, Chapter 18, pages 253-267, edited by R.S. Lunetta & J.G. Lyon.

Lunetta, R.S., D. M. Johnson, J. G. Lyon, and J. Crotwell. Impacts of Imagery Temporal Frequency on Land-Cover Change Detection Monitoring, EPA/600/J-04/029. (TIP # 03-099, Journal Article.) R. Lunetta, PO. Remote Sensing Environmental (In Review) , 89(4):444-454.

Lunetta, R. S. and J. G. Lyon. Geospatial Data Accuracy Assessment, EPA/600/R-03/064. (TIP # 03-035, Published Report.) R. Lunetta, PO. Remote Sensing and GIS Accuracy Assessment.

Mottaleb, M.A., W. C. Brumley, S. M. Pyle, and G. W. Sovocool. Determination of a bound musk xylene metabolite in carp hemoglobin as a biomarker of exposure by gas chromatography mass spectrometry using selected ion monitoring, (TIP # 03-102, Journal Article.) W. Sovocool, PO. Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 28:581-586.

Mottaleb, M. A., X. Zhao, L. R. Curtis, and G. W. Sovocool. Formation of nitro musk adducts of rainbow trout hemoglobin for potential use as biomarkers of exposure, EPA/600/J-04/156. (TIP # 03-066, Journal Article.) G. Sovocool, PO. Aquatic Toxicology, 67:315-324.

Nash, M. S., D. Chaloud and S. Franson. Association of Landscape Metrics to Surface Water Biology in the Savannah River Basin, (TIP # 04-160, Journal Article) M. Nash, PO. Journal of Mathematics and Statistics Science Publications 1(1): 29-34.

Nash, M. S., D. F. Bradford, S. E. Franson, A. C. Neale, W. G. Whitford, and D. T. Heggem. Livestock Grazing Effects on Ant Communities in the Eastern Mojave Desert, USA, EPA/600/J-04/223. (TIP # 03-134, Journal Article.) M. Nash, PO. Ecological Indicator, 4:199-213.

Nash, M. S., and W. G. Whitford. Understanding Ecological System: An Example of Temporal and Spatial Variability of Conomyma insana in a Stressed System, (TIP # 04-103, Journal Article.) M. Nash, PO. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, Grace Publications Network, 3(9):630-636.

Nicklas, J. and J. Evans. Field Demonstration and Quality Assurance Project Plan, EPA/600//R-03/053 (03-082. Published Report) S. Billets, PO.

Osemwengie, L. I. and S. L. Gerstenebergen. Levels of Synthetic Musks Compounds in Municipal Wastewater for Potential Estimation of Biota Exposure in receiving waters, EPA/600/J-04/161. (TIP # 03-127, Journal Article.) L. Osemwengie, PO. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 6:533-539.

Petty, J. D., J. N. Huckins, D. A. Alvarez, W. G. Brumbaugh, W. L. Cranor, R. W. Gale, A. C. Rastall, T. L. Jones-Lepp, T. J. Leiker, C. E. Rostad, and E. T. Furlong. Holistic Approach for assessing the presence and potential impacts of waterborne environmental contaminants, (TIP # 03-105, Journal Article.) T. Jones-Lepp, PO. Chemosphere, 54(6):695-705.

Sickles, J. E. Sample Size for seasonal mean concentration, deposition velocity and deposition: A resampling study, EPA/600/J-04/030. (TIP # 03-078, Journal Article.) J. Sickles, PO. Atmospheric Environment Pergamon Press, 38:477-489.

Slonecker, E. T. An evaluation of the individual components and accuracies associated with the determination of impervious area, EPA/600/J-04/230 (TIP # 04-106, Journal Article.) T. Slonecker, PO. 41(2):165-184.

Smith, E. R., L. T. Tran, R. V. O'Neill and N. Locantore. Regional Vulnerability Assessment of the Mid-Atlantic Region: Evaluation of Integration Methods and Assessment Results, EPA/600/R-03/082. (TIP # 03-122, Published Report.) E. Smith, PO.

Smith, E., R. V. O'Neill, J. D. Wickham and K. B. Jones. EPA's Regional Vulnerability Assessment Program: Using Monitoring Data and Model Results in Target Actions, (TIP # 03-084, Book Chapter) K. Johnson, PO. Environmental Monitoring: A Reference Text.

Tallent-Halsell, N. G., M. E. Hamilton, L. Bice, and R. D. Lopez. Assessing arid riparian landscapes using remote sensing: The first step, (TIP # 01-071, Symposium Paper.) Riparian Habitat and Floodplains Conference, 03/12/01, in Sacramento, CA. N. Tallent-Halsell, PO.

Tran, L. T., C. G. Knight, R. V. O'Neill, and E. R. Smith. Integrated Environmental Assessment of the Mid-Atlantic Region with Analytical Network Process, EPA/600/J-04/147. (TIP # 03-094, Journal Article.) E. Smith, PO. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 94:263-277.

Tran, L. T., S. T. Jarnagin, C. G. Knight and L. Baskaran. Mapping spatial accuracy and estimating landscape indicators from thematic land cover maps using fuzzy set theory, (TIP # 03-060, Book Chapter.) T. Jarnagin, PO. Geospatial Data Accuracy Assessment.

VanEe, J., T. Piechota, J. Batista, K. Stave, and D. James. Potential Environmental Impacts of Dust Suppressants: "Avoiding Another Times Beach," EPA/600/R-04/031. (TIP # 04-062, Published Report.) PB2005-101023, J. VanEe, PO. Las Vegas, NV.

Werkema, D. Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme, California EPA Characterization Test Cell Report on Electromagnetic Surveys in the Test Cell Area, EPA/600/S-04/073. (TIP # 04-139, Research Brief.) D. Werkema, PO. Las Vegas, NV.

Werkema, D., E. Atekwana, J. Duris, S. Rossbach, J. Allen, L. Smart, and W. A. Sauck. Laboratory and field results linking high conductivities to the microbial degradation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons, (TIP # 03-171, Symposium Paper.) Proceedings from the Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Environmental and Engineering Problems, 2004 meeting (SAGEEP 2004), 02/22/04, in Colorado Springs, CO. D. Werkema, PO.

Wickham, J., D. S. Stehman, J. Smith, T. Wade, and L. Yang. A prior evaluation of two-stage cluster sampling for accuracy assessment of large-area land-cover maps, EPA/600/J-04/092. (TIP # 02-087, Journal Article.) J. Wickham, PO. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 25(6):1235-1252.

Wickham, J. D., S. V. Stehman, J. H. Smith and L. Yang, Thematic accuracy of the 1992 National Land-Cover Data for the Western United States (02-088. Journal Article) Remote Sensing of Environment, Elsevier; (91): 452-468.





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