This series includes publications of the US Environmental Protection Agency and its staff relating especially to Nebraska and the Great Plains region.

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2008

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2008 EPA’s Report on the Environment

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2008 EPA’s Report on the Environment: Indicators Presenting Data for EPA Region 7, United States Environmental Protection Agency

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Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur – Ecological Criteria, United States Environmental Protection Agency

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Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms: Chapter 26: Human Health Effects Workgroup Report, Sandra Azevedo, Neil Chernoff, Ian Falconer, Michael Gage, Elizabeth Hilborn, Michelle Hooth, Karl Jensen, Robert MacPhail, Ellen Rogers, Glen Shaw, and Ian Stewart

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Temporal and Spatial Variation in Solar Radiation and Photo-Enhanced Toxicity Risks of Spilled Oil in Prince William Sound, Alaska, USA, Mace G. Barron, Deborah Vivian, Susan H. Yee, and Steve A. Diamond

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Did State Regulation of Power Plants Cause an Increase in Pollution Exportation?, Allen S. Bellas and Ian Large

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Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms: Chapter 9: Causes, Prevention, and Mitigation Workgroup Report, Paul Berger, Justin Brooks, Terence Evens, Christopher Gobler, Jennifer Graham, James Hyde, Dawn Karner, Dennis (Kevin) O'Shea, Valerie Paul, Hans Paerl, Michael Piehler, Barry Rosen, Mary Santelmann, Pat Tester, and Judy Westrick

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Complexity and Uncertainty: Rethinking The Modelling Activity, M. Brugnach, C. Pahl-Wostl, K. E. Lindenschmidt, J. A.E.B. Janssen, T. Filatova, A. Mouton, G. Holtz, P. van der Keur, and N. N. Gaber

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Reactions of thiocarbamate, triazine and urea herbicides, RDX and benzenes on EPA Contaminant Candidate List with ozone and with hydroxyl radicals, Wei R. Chen, Changlong Wu, Michael S. Elovitz, Karl G. Linden, and I. H. Suffet

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Good Modelling Practice, N. Crout, T. Kokkonen, A.J. Jakeman, J.P. Norton, L.T.H. Newham, R. Anderson, H. Assaf, B.F.W. Croke, N. Gaber, J. Gibbons, D. Holzworth, J. Mysiak, J. Reichl, R. Seppelt, T. Wagener, and P. Whitfield

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Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms: Chapter 20: Analytical Methods Workgroup Report, Armah de la Cruz, Parke Rublee, James Hungerford, Paul Zimba, Steven Wilhelm, Jussi Meriluoto, Kathy Echols, Michael Meyer, Gerard Stelma, Rosemonde Mandeville, Linda Lawton, Kaarina Sivonen, and Ambrose Furey

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Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms: Chapter 35: Risk Assessment Workgroup Report, Joyce Donohue, Jennifer Orme–Zavaleta, Michael Burch, Daniel Dietrich, Belinda Hawkins, Tony Lloyd, Wayne Munns, Jeffery Steevens, Dennis Steffensen, Dave Stone, and Peter Tango

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Introduction to the ILSI Research Foundation/Risk Science Institute reports from the expert working group on neurodevelopmental endpoints, Julie Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth Mendez, and Isabel Walls

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Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms: Chapter 31: Ecosystem Effects Workgroup Report, John Fournie, Elizabeth Hilborn, Geoffrey Codd, Michael Coveney, Juli Dyble, Karl Havens, Bas Ibelings, Jan Landsberg, and Wayne Litaker

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Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms: Chapter 3: Occurrence of Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms Workgroup Report, Anthony Fristachi, James Sinclair, Sherwood Hall, Julie Hambrook Berkman, Greg Boyer, JoAnn Burkholder, John Burns, Wayne Carmichael, Al DuFour, William Frazier, Steve Morton, Eric O’Brien, and Steven Walker

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In Focus: Award Symposium for Dr Gerry Brooks at the ACS 233rd National Meeting, Chicago, March 24–29, 2007, Derek W. Gammon

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Automated determination of precursor ion, product ion, and neutral loss compositions and deconvolution of composite mass spectra using ion correlation based on exact masses and relative isotopic abundances, Andrew H. Grange and G. Wayne Sovocool

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Eutrophication and harmful algal blooms: A scientific consensus, J. Heisler, P. M. Glibert, J. M. Burkholder, D. M. Anderson, W. Cochlan, W. C. Dennison, Q. Dortch, C. J. Gobler, C. A. Heil, E. Humphries, A. Lewitus, R. Magnien, H. G. Marshall, K. Sellner, D. A. Stockwell, D. K. Stoecker, and M. Suddleson

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Fifteen Years after ‘‘Wingspread’’—Environmental Endocrine Disrupters and Human and Wildlife Health: Where We are Today and Where We Need to Go, Andrew K. Hotchkiss, Cynthia V. Rider, Chad R. Blystone, Vickie S. Wilson, Phillip C. Hartig, Gerald T. Ankley, Paul M. Foster, Clark L. Gray, and L. Earl Gray

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Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms: Chapter 2: A Synopsis of Research Needs Identified at the Interagency, International Symposium on Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms (ISOC-HAB), H. Kenneth Hudnell and Quay Dortch

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Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms: Chapter 1: An Overview of the Interagency, International Symposium on Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms (ISOC-HAB): Advancing the Scientific Understanding of Freshwater Harmful Algal Blooms, H. Kenneth Hudnell, Quay Dortch, and Harold Zenick

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Nitrogen in the Environment: Chapter 10. Nitrogen Effects on Coastal Marine Ecosystems, J.R. Kelly

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Bifidobacteria in Feces and Environmental Waters, Regina Lamendella, Jorge W. Santo Domingo, Catherine Kelty, and Daniel B. Oerther

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Formal Scenario Development For Environmental Impact Assessment Studies., Y. Liu, M. Mahmoud, H. Hartmann, S. Stewart, T. Wagener, D. Semmens, R. Stewart, H. Gupta, D. Dominguez, D. Hulse, R. Letcher, B. Rashleigh, C. Smith, R. Street, J. Ticehurst, M. Twer, H. van Delden, and D. White

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Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms: Chapter 18: Determining Important Parameters Related to Cyanobacterial Alkaloid Toxin Exposure, Adam Love

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Nitrogen in the Environment: Chapter 22. New Policy Directions, A.P. Manale

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Bridging the Gaps between Design and Use: Developing Tools to Support Environmental Management and Policy, B. S. Mcintosh, C. Giupponi, A. A. Voinov, C. Smith, K. B. Matthews, M. Monticino, M. J. Kolkman, N. Crossman, M. van Ittersum, D. Haase, A. Haase, J. Mysiak, J. Groot, S. Sieber, P. Verweij, N. Quinn, P. Waeger, N. Gaber, D. Hepting, H. Scholten, A. Sulis, H. van Delden, E. Gaddis, and H. Assaf

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Human health risk assessment database, “the NHSRC toxicity value database”: Supporting the risk assessment process at US EPA's National Homeland Security Research Center, Chandrika J. Moudgal, Kevin Garrahan, Eletha Brady-Roberts, Naida Gavrelis, Michelle Arbogast, and Sarah Dun

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Acute respiratory health effects of air pollution on children with asthma in US inner cities, George T. O'Connor; Lucas Neas; Benjamin Vaughn; Meyer Kattan; Herman Mitchell; Ellen F. Crain; Richard Evans, III; Rebecca Gruchalla; Wayne Morgan; James Stout; G. Kenneth Adams; and Morton Lippmann

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Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms: Chapter 38: Integrating Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: Application to the Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Bloom Problem, Jennifer Orme-Zavaleta and Wayne Munns, Jr.

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Linkage of the US National Health Interview Survey to air monitoring data: An evaluation of different strategies, Jennifer D. Parker, Tracey Woodruff, Lara J. Akinbami, and Natalyia Kravets

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Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms: Chapter 15: Cyanotoxins Workgroup Report, Rex Pegram, Andrew Humpage, Brett Neilan, Maria Runnegar, Tonya Nichols, Robert Thacker, Stephan Pflugmacher, Stacey Etheridge, and Adam Love

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Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen — Health Criteria, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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Microsatellite loci for the invasive colonial hydrozoan Cordylophora caspia, Nancy A. Schable, Ashley M. Kuenzi, Carrie A. Drake, Nadine C. Folino-Rorem, and John A. Darlings

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Preservation and analytical procedures for the analysis of chloro-s-triazines and their chlorodegradate products in drinking waters using direct injection liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry, Glynda A. Smith, Barry V. Pepich, and David J. Munch

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Effects of Climate Change on Aquatic Invasive Species and Implications for Management and Research, Roxanne Thomas, Austin Kane, Environmental Law Institute, and Britta G. Bierwagen

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Altered gene expression in the brain and liver of female fathead minnows Pimephales promelas Rafinesque exposed to fadrozole, D. L. Villeneuve, I. Knoebl, P. Larkin, A. L. Miracle, B. J. Carter, N. D. Denslow, and G. T. Ankley

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Catfish consumption as a contributor to elevated PCB levels in a non-Hispanic black subpopulation, Max Weintraub and Linda S. Birnbaum

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Past and projected rural land conversion in the US at state, regional, and national levels, Eric M. White, Anita T. Morzilla, and Ralph J. Alig

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Perfluorinated compounds in whole fish homogenates from the Ohio, Missouri, and Upper Mississippi Rivers, USA, Xibiao Ye, Mark J. Strynar, Shoji F. Nakayama, Jerry Varns, Larry Helfant, James Lazorchak, and Andrew B. Lindstrom

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A new framework for urban sustainability assessments: Linking complexity, information and policy, Moira L. Zellner, Thomas L. Theis, Arunprakash T. Karunanithi, Ahjond S. Garmestani, and Heriberto Cabezas

2007

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Analysis of Fat Intake Based on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 1994–96, 1998 Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals (CSFII), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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Effects of Climate Change on Aquatic Invasive Species and Implications for Management and Research (PowerPoint presentation), Britta Bierwagen, Roxanne Thomas, Kathryn Mengerink, and Austin Kane

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Fundulus as the premier teleost model in environmental biology: Opportunities for new insights using genomics, Karen G. Burnett, Lisa J. Bain, William S. Baldwin, Gloria V. Callard, Sarah Cohen, Richard T. Di Giulio, David H. Evans, Marta Gómez-Chiarri, Mark E. Hahn, Cindi A. Hoover, Sibel I. Karchner, Fumi Katoh, Deborah L. MacLatchy, William S. Marshall, Joel N. Meyer, Diane E. Nacci, Marjorie F. Oleksiak, Bernard B. Rees, Thomas D. Singer, John J. Stegeman, David W. Towle, Peter A. Van Veld, Wolfgang K. Vogelbein, Andrew Whitehead, Richard N. Winn, and Douglas L. Crawford

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Effect of ambient particulate matter exposure on hemostasis, Emily Cozzi, Christopher J. Wingard, Wayne E. Cascio, Robert B. Devlin, Jeremy J. Miles, April R. Bofferding, Robert M. Lust, Michael R. Van Scott, and Ruth Ann Henriksen

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PBPK models in risk assessment—A focus on chloroprene, Robert S. DeWoskin

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High-Throughput Identification of Catalytic Redox-Active Cysteine Residues, Dmitri E. Fomenko, Weibing Xing, Blakely M. Adair, David J. Thomas, and Vadim Gladyshev

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Using Adaptive Management to Meet Conservation Goals, Thomas M. Franklin Franklin, Ronald Helinski Helinski, and Andrew Manale Manale

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CCA-Treated wood disposed in landfills and life-cycle trade-offs with waste-to-energy and MSW landfill disposal, Jenna Jambeck, Keith Weitz, Helena Solo-Gabriele, Timothy Townsend, and Susan Thorneloe

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Science, Scientists, and Policy Advocacy, Robert T. Lackey

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Sound Survey Designs can Facilitate Integrating Stream Monitoring Data Across Multiple Programs, David P. Larsen, Anthony R. Olsen, Steven H. Lanigan, Chris Moyer, Kim K. Jones, and Thomas M. Kincaid

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Florida seagrass habitat evaluation: A comparative survey for chemical quality, Michael A. Lewis, Darrin D. Dantin, Cynthia A. Chancy, Kathryn Abel, and Christopher G. Lewis

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Assessment of Sediment Toxicity During Anaerobic Biodegradation of Vegetable Oil Using Microtox® and Hyalella azteca Bioassays, Zhengkai Li, Kenneth Lee, Susan E. Cobanli, Thomas King, Brian A. Wrenn, Kenneth G. Doe, Paula M. Jackman, and Albert D. Venosa

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Identification of chicken-specific fecal microbial sequences using a metagenomic approach, Jingrang Lu, Jorge Santo Domingo, and Orin Shanks

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An improved colorimetric method for chlorine dioxide and chlorite ion in drinking water using lissamine green B and horseradish peroxidase, Barry V. Pepich, Teri A. Dattilio, Patricia S. Fair, David J. Munch, Gilbert Gordon, and Zsolt Körtvélyesi

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Discovering Price in All the Wrong Places: The Work of Commodity Definition and Price under Neoliberal Environmental Policy, Morgan Robertson

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Evaluating Discontinuities in Complex Systems: Toward Quantitative Measures of Resilience, Craig Stow, Craig R. Allen, and Ahjond S. Garmestani

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Enhanced Mutagenesis of Salmonella Tester Strains Due to Deletion of Genes Other Than uvrB, Carol D. Swartz, Nick Parks, David M. Umbach, William O. Ward, Roel M. Schaaper, and David M. DeMarini

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Application of the US decision support tool for materials and waste management, Susan A. Thorneloe, Keith Weitz, and Jenna Jambeck

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Valuing water quality improvements in the United States using meta-analysis: Is the glass half-full or half-empty for national policy analysis?, George Van Houtven, John Powers, and Subhrendu K. Pattanayak

2006

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Inter-Habitat Variation in the Benthos of the Upper Missouri River (North Dakota, USA): Implications for Great River Bioassessment, Ted Angradi, E. William Schweiger, and David Bolgrien

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The fathead minnow in aquatic toxicology: Past, present and future, Gerald T. Ankley and Daniel L. Villeneuve

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Changes in manganese and lead in the environment and young children associated with the introduction of methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl in gasoline—preliminary results, Brian Gulson, Karen Mizon, Alan Taylor, Michael Korsch, Jennifer Stauber, J. Michael Davis, Honway Louis, Michael Wu, and Hilton Swan

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Research Needs in Water Resources and Environment: A Panel Discussion, Otto J. Helweg, Joseph Orlins, Dale Bucks, Regan Murray, David Trueman, and Raymond Walton

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Mode of Action in Relevance of Rodent Liver Tumors to Human Cancer Risk, Michael P. Holsapple, Henri C. Pitot, Samuel H. Cohen, Alan R. Boobis, James E. Klaunig, Timothy Pastoor, Vicki L. Dellarco, and Yvonne P. Dragan

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Waterfowl–habitat associations during winter in an urban North Atlantic estuary, Richard A. McKinney, Scott R. McWilliams, and Michael A. Charpentier

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Assessing effects of alternative agricultural practices on wildlife habitat in Iowa, USA, Mary Santelmann, Kathryn Freemark, Jean Sifneos, and Denis White

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Competitive Metagenomic DNA Hybridization Identifies Host-Specific Microbial Genetic Markers in Cow Fecal Samples, Orin C. Shanks, Jorge W. Santo Domingo, Regina Lamendella, Catherine A. Kelty, and James E. Graham

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Development of a reference dose for the persistent congeners of weathered toxaphene based on in vivo and in vitro effects related to tumor promotion, Ted Simon and Randall Manning

2005

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Relationship of stream flow regime in the western Lake Superior basin to watershed type characteristics, N. E. Detenbeck, V. J. Brady, D. L. Taylor, V. M. Snarski, and S. L. Batterman

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U.S. EPA’s IRIS assessment of 2-butoxyethanol: the relationship of noncancer to cancer effects, J. S. Gift

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Implications of Invasion by Juniperus Virginiana on Small Mammals in the Southern Great Plains, Valerie J. Horncastle; Eric C. Hellgren; Paul M. Mayer; Amy C. Ganguli; David M. Engle; and David M. Leslie, Jr.

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Regional scale evidence for improvements in surface water chemistry 1990-2001, B. L. Skjelkvåle; J. L. Stoddard; D. S. Jeffries; K. Tørseth; T. Høgåsen; J. Bowman; J. Mannio; D.T. Monteith; R. Mosello; M. Rogora; D, Rzychon; J. Vesely; J. Wieting; A. Wilander; and A. Worsztynowicz

2004

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Heterotrophic plate count bacteria—what is their significance in drinking water?, Martin J. Allen, Stephen C. Edberg, and Donald J. Reasoner

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Microbial Responses to In Situ Chemical Oxidation, Six-Phase Heating, and Steam Injection Remediation Technologies in Groundwater, Ann Azadpour-Keeley, Lynn A. Wood, Tony R. Lee, and Susan C. Mravik

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Evaluating the Human Relevance of Chemically Induced Animal Tumors, Samuel M. Cohen, James Klaunig, M. Elizabeth Meek, Richard N. Hill, Timothy Pastoor, Lois Lehman-McKeeman, John Bucher, David G. Longfellow, Jennifer Seed, Vicki Dellarco, Penelope Fenner-Crisp, and Dorothy Patton

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Developmental Disruption of Thyroid Hormone: Correlations with Hearing Dysfunction in Rats, K. M. Crofton

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The Maturing of the Triad Approach: Avoiding Misconceptions, Deana M. Crumbling, Joel S. Hayworth, Bradley A. Call, William M. Davis, Robert Howe, David S. Miller, and Robert Johnson

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The Triad Approach: A Catalyst for Maturing Remediation Practice, Deana M. Crumbling, Joel S. Hayworth, Robert L. Johnson, and Marlene Moore

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Ground Water Recharge and Chemical Contaminants: Challenges in Communicating the Connections and Collisions of Two Disparate Worlds, Christian G. Daughton

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Using Wind To Power a Groundwater Circulation Well—Preliminary Results, Andrew Curtis Elmore, Ron Gallagher, and K. David Drake

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Visual Plumes mixing zone modeling software, Walter E. Frick

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Analysis of functional effects of a mixture of five pesticides using a ray design, Chris Gennings, W. Hans Carter Jr., Michelle Casey, Virginia Moser, Richard Carchman, and Jane Ellen Simmons

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Selected Characteristics of Ground Water-Supplied Community Water Systems, Charles Job

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A Data Integration Framework to Support Triad Projects, Jim Mack, Deana M. Crumbling, and Fred Ellerbusch

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Modeling impacts on populations: fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) exposure to the endocrine disruptor 17β-trenbolone as a case study, David H. Miller and Gerald T. Ankley

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Monitored Natural Attenuation Forum: A Panel Discussion, Bob Norris, Lenny Siegel, Stephen Lester, and Hal White

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Endocrine-Disrupting Effects of Cattle Feedlot Effluent on an Aquatic Sentinel Species, the Fathead Minnow, Edward Orlando; Alan Kolok; Gerry Binzcick; Jennifer Gates; Megan Horton; Christy Lambright; L. Earl Gray, Jr.; Ana M. Soto; and Louis J. Guilette, Jr.

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Validating sample preservation techniques and holding times for the approved compliance monitoring methods for haloacetic acids under the US EPA’s stage 1 D/DBP rule, Barry V. Pepich, Mark M. Domino, Teri A. Dattilio, Patricia S. Fair, and David J. Munch

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Distribution of six virulence factors in Aeromonas species isolated from US drinking water utilities: a PCR identification, K. Sen and M. Rodgers

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Antioxidant supplementation and nasal inflammatory responses among young asthmatics exposed to high levels of ozone, J. J. Sienra-Monge, M. Ramirez-Aguilar, H. Moreno-Macias, N. I. Reyes-Ruiz, B. E. Del Río-Navarro, M. X. Ruiz-Navarro, G. Hatch, K. Crissman, R. Slade, R. B. Devlin, and I. Romieu

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Special issue of Atmospheric Environment on findings from EPA’s Particulate Matter Supersites Program, Constantinos Sioutas, Spyros N. Pandis, David T. Allen, and Paul A. Solomon

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EPA project-level research strategies for chemical mixtures: targeted research for meaningful results, Linda K. Teuschler, Richard C. Hertzberg, Glenn E. Rice, and Jane Ellen Simmons

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Mutagens in contaminated soil: a review, Paul A. White and Larry D. Claxton

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Sustainable Futures: Encouraging Risk Screening of Industrial Chemicals at the R&D Stage, Maggie Wilson

2003

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In Situ Abiotic Detoxification and Immobilization of Hexavalent Chromium, Faruque A. Khan and Robert W. Puls

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Quantitation of Aberrant Interlocus T-Cell Receptor Rearrangements in Mouse Thymocytes and the Effect of the Herbicide 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid, Geremy Knapp, R. Woodrow Setzer, and James Fuscoe

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Potential Uses of Riverbank Filtration for Regulatory Compliance, Stig Regli

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Quantitative Soil Descriptions for Ecoregions of the United States, Mostafa A. Shirazi, Colleen Burch Johnson, James M. Omernik, Denis White, Patricia K. Haggerty, and Glenn E. Griffith

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The distribution of chlorpyrifos following a crack and crevice type application in the US EPA Indoor Air Quality Research House, D. M. Stout II and M. A. Mason