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Environmental Sciences Publications 1997

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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Book Chapter about Characterization and Monitoring

Donnelly, J. R. "A review of chemical warfare agents targeted for some Superfund site investigations." Accepted by Encyclopedia of Environmental Analysis and Remediation. R.A. Meyers, Ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (K. Brown, PO). 

Schumacher, B. A.; van Ee, J. J.; Englund, E. J. "Soil sampling for characterizing hazardous waste." In: Encyclopedia of Environmental Analysis and Remediation, J. Wiley & Sons, New York, NY, In press, 1998.


Book Chapters about Analytical Environmental Chemistry

Betowski, L. D.; Reife, A.; Freeman, H. S. "Environmental chemistry of dyes and pigments." In Encyclopedia of Environmental Analysis and Remediation by R.A. Meyers, Ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc, New York, NY; 1997, In press 1998. 

Donnelly, J. R.; BetOwski, L. D. "PAH determination in environmental samples." Accepted by Encyclopedia of Environmental Analysis and Remediation. R.A. Meyers, Ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 

Pace, C. M.; Betowski, L. D.; Donnelly, J. R. "Particle beam lc/ms to characterize high-molecular-weight PAHs in soil samples." In Encyclopedia of Environmental Analysis and Remediation. In Press, September 1997.


Book Chapters about Human Exposure Research

Rogers, K.R. "Biosensor technology for environmental monitoring." In Encyclopedia of Environmental Analysis and Remediation. In press 1998.

Sadik, O.A.; Van Emon, J.M. "A status report on electroanalytical techniques for immunological detection." Submitted to American Chemical Society Symposium Series.

Van Emon, J.M.; Lopez-Avila, V. "Immunoaffinity extraction with on-line liquid chromatography." Submitted to American Chemical Society Symposium Series.


Journal Articles about Characterization and Monitoring

Crockett, A. B.; Craig, H. D.; Jenkins, T. F. Selecting on-site analytical methods for explosives in soils. American Environmental Laboratory, 4:27-29, May 1997. (K. Brown, PO).

Kao, C-M; Borden, R. C. Site-specific variability in BTEX biodegradation under denitrifying conditions. Ground Water 35(2):305-311, April 1997. (C. Rosal, PO).

Koglin, E. N. Advancing the use of field analytical technologies through communication. Field Analytical Chemistry and Technology. 1(2):65-66, December 1996.

Mimmich, M.M.; Zimmerman, J.H.; Schumacher, B.A. Long-term study of volatile organic compound recovery from ampulated, dry, fortified soils. J. Environmental Quality, 26:108-114, 1997.

Minnich, M. M.; Zimmerman, J. H.; Schumacher, B. A. Extraction methods for recovery of VOCs from fortified, dry soils. Journal of AOAC International, 79(5):1198-1204, 1996.

Minnich, M. M.; Schumacher, B. A.; Zimmerman, J. H. Comparison of soil VOCs measured by soil gas, heated headspace, and methanol extraction techniques. Journal of Soil Contamination, 6(2):187-203, 1997.

Schumacher, B.A.; Ward, S.E. Quantitation reference compounds and VOC recoveries from soils by purge-and-trap GC/MS. Environmental Science & Technology 31(8):2287-2297, 1997.

Singh, A.; Nocerino, J. Robust intervals for some environmental applications. Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, 37(1):55-69, May 1997.

Singh, A.; Singh, A. K.; Englehardt, M. Computation of the upper confidence limit of the mean for lognormally distributed contaminant concentration data. International Envirometrics Society Journal. (K. Brown, PO).


Journal Articles about Analytical Environmental Chemistry

Betowski, L. D.; Winnik, W.; Marcus, A. B.; Pyle, S. M. Nature of C10 H2+ in mass spectra of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons. Submitted to International Journal of Mass Spectrometry and Ion Processes.

Brumley, W. C.; Ferguson, P. L.; Grange, A. H.; Donnelly, J. R.; Farley, J. W. Applications of capillary electrophoresis/laser-induced fluorescence detection to ground water migration studies. Submitted to J. Capillary Electrophoresis.

Brumley, W. C.; Latorre, E.; Kelliher, V.; Marcus, A.; Knowles, D. E. Determination of chlordane in soil by LC/GC/ECD and GC/EC NIMS with comparison of ASE, SFE and Soxhlet Extraction. Submitted to J. Liq. Chromatogr.

Brumley, W. C.; Kelliher, V. Determination of aliphatic amines in water using derivatization with fluorescein isothiocyanate and capillary electrophoresis/laser-induced fluorescence detection. Journal of Liquid Chromatography and Related Technology, 20(14):2193-2205, 1997.

Grange, A. H.; Brumley, W. C. Determining elemental composition from exact masses and relative abundances of ions. Accepted by Trends in Analytical Chemistry, In Press, 1997.

Grange, A.H.; Brumley, W.C. Determining elemental compositions from exact masses and relative abundances of ions. Submitted to Trends in Analytical Chemistry.

Grange, A.H.; Sovocool, G.W.; Donnelly, J.R. Identification of pollutants in a municipal well using mass peak profiling of the molecular and fragment ions. Submitted to Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry.

Hiatt, M. H. Analyses of fish tissue by vacuum distillation/gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. Analytical Chemistry, 69:1127-1134, March 1997.

Jones, T. L.; Riddick, L. A. 1997. Separation and detection of three aryltins by capillary electrophoresis-UV/Vis diode array. Journal of Capillary Electrophoresis 4(1):33-37, 1997.

Lazar, J. M.; Boamin, X.; Lee, M. L. Design of a time-of-flight mass spectrometer as a detector for capillary electrophoresis. Submitted to Analytical Chemistry. (T. Jones, PO).

Matchett, W. H.; Winnik W.; Brumley, W. C. 1997. A kinetic study of a methanolysis of the sulfonylureas bensulfuron and sulfometruon using capillary electrophoresis. Electrophoresis 18:205-213, 1997.

Matchett, W. H.; Brumley, W. C. 1997. Preconcentration of aliphatic amines from water determined by capillary electrophoresis with indirect UV detection. J. Liquid Chromatography, 20:79-100, 1997.

Matchett, W. H.; Winnik, W.; Brumley, W. C. Capillary electrophoretic behavior of seven sulfonylureas. J. of Capillary Electrophoresis, 3:199-204, 1996.

Pace, C. M.; Donnelly, J. R.; Brumley, W. C.; Sovocool, G. W. Determination of aromatic amines in soils. Journal of AOAC International, 79:777-783, 1996.

Pergantis, S.; Heithmar, E.; Hinners, T. Speciation of arsenic animal-feed additives by using microbore high-performance liquid chromatographny with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. The Analyst, In press 1997.

Pergantis, S. A.; Winnik, W.; Betowski, L. D. Determination of ten organoarsenic compounds using micro high-performance liquid-chromatography coupled with electrospray MS/MS. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 12:531-536, May 1997.

Pyle, S. M.; Marcus, A. B. Environmental samples by accelerated solvent extraction and GC/MS/MS: a rapid and sensitive analysis. Submitted to Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry.

Pyle, S. M.; Betowski, L. D.; Marcus, A.; Winnik, W.; Brittain, R. D. Analysis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by ion trap tandem mass spectrometry. J. of Am. Soc. for Mass Spec. 8:183-190, 1997.


Journal Articles about Human Exposure Research

Gerlach, C.L.; Van Emon, J.M. International Meeting Focuses on Environmental Immunochemistry. Submitted to Analytical Laboratory.

Johnson, J.C.; Van Emon, J.M.; Pullman, D.; Keeper, K.R. Class specific detection of organophosphorus pesticides by immunoassay. Submitted to J. Ag. Food Chem.

Rogers, K.R.; Kohl, S.D.; Riddick, L.A.; Glass, T.R. Detection of 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid using a fluorescence immunoanalyzer. Analyst 122:1107-1111, October 1997.

Sharma, A.; Quantrill, N.S.M.; Rogers, K.R. Novel assay for substrates of NADH-linked enzymes on fluorescence quenching by NADH. Submitted to The Analyst.


Journal Articles about Landscape Characterization

Lunetta, R. S.; Cosention, B. L.; Montgomery, D. R.; Beamer, E. M.; Beechie, T. J. GIS-based evaluation of salmon stream habitat for prioritizing restoration opportunities in the Pacific Northwest. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 61(10):1219-1229, October 1997.

Lunetta, R.S.; Lyon, J.G.; Guindon, B.; Elvidge, C.D. North American landscape characterization two decades of land cover change. Submitted to Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing.


Journal Articles about Landscape Ecology

Bradford, D. F.; Franson, S. E.; Miller, G. E.; Neale, A. C.; Cantebury, G. E.; Heggem, D. T. Bird species assemblages as indicators of biological integrity in Great Basin Rangeland. Accepted by Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, In Press 1997.

Bradford, D.F.; Jennings, R.D. Population status of the relict frog (Rana onca). Submitted to Southwestern Naturalist.

McElroy, J.L. Diffusion from low-level urban sources: reexamination using recently available experimental data. J. Applied Meteorology, Vol. 36, pp. 1027-1030, August 1997.

Mouat, D.; Lancaster, J.; Wade, T.; Wickham, J.; Fox, C.; Kepner, W. Desertification evaluated using an integrated environmental assessment model. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 48:139-156, 1997.

O'Neill, R. V.; Hunsaker, C. T.; Jones, K. B.; Riitters, K. H.; Wickham, J. D.; Goodman, I. A. Monitoring environmental quality at the landscape scale. Submitted to Bioscience.

Riitters, K. H.; O'Neill, R. V.; Wickham, J. D.; Jones, K. B. A note on contagion indices for landscape analysis. Landscape Ecology 11(4):197-202, 1996.

Riitters, K. H.; O'Neill, R. V.; Jones, K. B. Assessing habitat suitability at multiple scales: a landscape-level approach. Biological Conservation 81:191-202, 1997.

Slonecker, E. T. Emerging legal and ethical issues in advanced remote sensing technology. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, In Press 1998.

Slonecker, T. Privacy and remote sensing ethics. Privacy Forum Digest 6(5), April 15, 1997. (http://www.vortex.com/privacy/priv.06.05)

Wallace, L.; Slonecker, T. Ambient air concentrations of fine (PM 2.5) manganese in U.S. national parks and in California and Canadian cities: the possible impact of adding MMT to unleaded gasoline. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 47:642-652, June 1997.

Wickham, J. D.; Wu, J.; Bradford, D. F. A Conceptual Framework for Selecting and Analyzing Stressor Data to Study Species Richness at Large Spatial Scales. Journal Article. Environmental Management, 21(2):247-257, 1997.

Wickham, J. D.; O'Neill, R. V.; Riitters, K. H.; Wade, T. G.; Jones, K. B. Sensitivity of selected landscape pattern metrics to land cover misclassification and differences in land cover composition. International Journal of Remote Sensing. In Press 1997.


Journal Articles about Characterization of Ecosystem Exposure to Environmental Stressors and the Development of Landscape Indicators of Ecosystem Health

de Soyza, A. G.; Whitford, W. G.; Martinez-Meza, E.; Van Zee, J. W. Variation in Creosotebush (Larrea tridentata) canopy morphology in relation to habitat, soil fertility and associated annual plant communities. American Midland Naturalist, 137(1):13-26, 1997.

de Soyza, A. G.; Whitford, W. G.; Herrick, J. E. Sensitivity testing of indicators of ecosystem health. Journal of Ecosystem Health. In Press, 1997.

Eve, M. D.; Whitford, W. G.; Havstad, K. M. Applying satellite imagery to triage assessment of ecosystem health. Submitted to Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.

Kerley, G. I. H.; Whitford, W. G.; Kay, F. R. Mechanism for keystone status: kangaroo rats and grass. Submitted to Ecologia.

Mun, H. T.; Whitford, W. G. Changes in Mass and Chemistry of Plant Roots During Long-term Decomposition on a Chihuahuan Desert Watershed. Submitted to Biology and Fertility of Soils.

Nash, M. S.; Whitford, W. G.; Van Zee, J.; de Soyza, A. G. Annual plant vegetation boundaries on disturbance gradients in Chihuahuan Desert Rangelands. Submitted to J. of Applied Ecology.

Nash, M. S.; Whitford, W. G.; Van Zee, J.; Havstad, K. Spatial variability of ant communities following Mesquite removal in Winter grazed plots in a Chihuahuan Desert grassland. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (Special Edition).

Schowalter, T. D.; Lightfoot, D. C.; Whitford, W. G. Diversity of arthropod responses to manipulated precipitation. Submitted to Environmental Monitoring & Assessment.

Whitford, W.G. Desertification and animal biodiversity in the desert grasslands of North America. Journal of Arid Environments, 37:709-720, 1997.

Whitford, W.G. Professor John L. Cloudsley-Thompson: Desert Naturalist. Journal of Arid Environments, 37:579-580, 1997.

Whitford, W. G.; Anderson, J.; Rice, P. M. Stemflow contributions to the "fertile island" effect in Creosotebush, Larrea tridentata. Journal of Arid Environments, 35:451-457, 1997.


EPA Project Reports about Characterization and Monitoring

Borden, R. C.; Goin, R. T.; Kao, C. M.; Rosal, C. G. 1996. Enhanced Bioremediation of BTEX Using Immobilized Nutrients: Field Demonstration and Monitoring. EPA/600/R-96/145. Las Vegas, NV: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1996

Bujewski, G.; Rutherford, B. Site Characterization and Analysis Penetrometer System (SCAPS) Laser-induced Fluorescence (LIF) Sensor and Support System. (S. Billets, PO.) EPA/600/R-97/019. Las Vegas, NV: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1997.

Bujewski, G.; Rutherford, B. Rapid Optical Screening Tool (TM) Laser-induced Fluorescence System for Screening of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Subsurface Soils. (S. Billets, PO). EPA/600/R-97/020. Las Vegas, NV: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1997.

Crockett, A. B.; Craig, H. D.; Jenkins, T. F.; Sisk, W. E. Field Sampling and Selecting On-site Analytical Methods for Explosives in Soil. (K. Brown, PO). EPA/540/R-97/501. Las Vegas, NV: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1997.

Kreamer, D. K.; James, D. E.; Varner, K. E. Determination of Pollutant Distribution and Movement by Controlled Laboratory Experiments. EPA/600/SR-97/004. Las Vegas, NV: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1997.

McGinnis, W. C.; Lieberman, S. H. Field Validation of a Penetrometer-based Fiber-optic Petroleum, Oil, and Lubricant (POL) Sensor. EPA/600/R-97/055. (C. Rosal, PO). Las Vegas, NV: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1997.


EPA Projects Reports about Landscape Ecology

Jones, K.B.; Riitters, K.H.; Wickham, J.D.; Tankersley, R.D.; O'Neill, R.V.; Chaloud, D.J.; Smith, E.R.; Neale, A.C. An Ecological Assessment of the United States Mid-Atlantic Region: An Atlas. EPA/600/R-97/130. Las Vegas, NV: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1997.


Symposium Papers about Characterization and Monitoring

Billets, S. N.; Koglin, E. N. "Overview of EPA's verification program for site characterization technologies." In Proceedings of the 20th World Engineering Congress Environmental Technology Expo, Atlanta, GA, November 19-21, 1997.

Smith, B. D.; Bisdorf, R.; Slack, L. J.; Mazzella, A. T. "Evaluation of Electromagnetic Methods to Delineate Subsurface Saline Waters in the Brookhaven Oil Field, Mississippi." In Proceedings from the Annual Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Environmental and Engineering Problems, Reno, NV, 1997.


Symposium Papers about Human Exposure Research

Robertson, G. L. "Field Portable GC/MS for Measuring Volatile Organics in Soil and Water." In Proceedings of the 20th World Engineering Congress Environmental Technology Expo, Atlanta, GA, November 19-21, 1997.

Rogers, K. R. "Biosensor Technology Within the Framework of Immunoassay for Environmental Applications." In Proceedings of Immunochemistry Summit V, Las Vegas, NV, August 1996.

Rogers, K.R.; Lu, F.; Wang, J. Liquid chromatography system with an enzyme biosensor measurement of phenolics. In Proceedings of the Field Analytical Methods for Hazardous Wastes and Toxic Chemicals, pp:861-869, Las Vegas, NV, 1997.

Van Emon, J.M.; Gerlach, C.L. "Immunochemical Summit V: Expanding Applications for Immunochemical Technologies." Paper presented at Immunochemical Summit V, Las Vegas, NV, 1997.


Symposium Papers about Landscape Ecology

Karadouzian, M.; Pitchford, A.; Leonard, M.; Johnson, B. "Determination of Soluble Mineral Content Using Electrical Conductivity Measurements." In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Engineering Geology and the Environment, Athens, Greece, 1997.


Symposium Papers about Ecosystem Exposure to Environmental Stressors

de Soyza, A. G.; Whitford, W. G.; Herrick, J. E.; Van Zee, J. W. "Early Warning Indicators of Desertification: Examples of tests in the Chihuahuan Desert." In Special Issue of Journal of Arid Environments (EMAP Conference Papers--International Symposium & Workshop: Combating Desertification: Connecting Science with Community Action: Tucson AZ; May 1997.)

Nash, M. S.; Whitford, W. G.; Van Zee, J.; de Soyza, A. G. "Annual Plant Vegetation Boundaries on Disturbance Gradients in Chihuahuan Desert Rangelands." In Proceedings of the International Symposium & Workshop: Combating Desertification: Connecting Science with Community Action: Tucson AZ, May 1997.

Whitford, W. G.; de Soyza, A. M.; Van Zee, J. W.; Herrick, J. E.; Havstad, K. "Vegetation, Soil, and Animal Indicators of Rangeland Health." In Proceedings; International Symposium & Workshop: Combating Desertification - Connecting Science with Community Action, Tucson, AZ; May 12-16, 1997, Albany, NY, April 4-8, 1997.

 

 

 




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