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2019 Annual Meeting


La Jolla, California

Select presentations from the 2019 annual meeting are available for download.
Click on the presentation title from the list below to download the file.

Presentations: Monday May 6th

Toxicity Testing for California’s Waterways

Facilitated by Chris Stransky, SoCal SETAC President


State Water Board toxicity provisions

Karen L. Mogus, California Water Resources Control Board


Challenges with aquatic toxicity testing: problem resolution in regulatory settings

Stephen L. Clark, Pacific EcoRisk


Site-specific water quality objectives: applications of water-effect ratios

Ashley N. Parks and Steven M. Bay, Southern California Coastal Water Research Program

An environmentally relevant approach for stormwater toxicity testing compliance monitoring

Molly Colvin, Gunther Rosen and Nick Hayman, NIWC Pacific; Chris Stransky, Wood Environment and Infrastructure Solutions; Katie Kowal, SDSU Research Foundation


Evolution of a NPDES permit- Novel implementation strategies for stormwater compliance monitoring at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego, CA

Rolf Schottle and Chris Stransky, Wood Environment and Infrastructure Solutions; Kimberly. O’Connell, University of California San Diego


Strategies for increasing success rates of toxicity identification evaluation studies (TIEs)

Peter Arth,  Enthalpy Analytica

General Session #1

Facilitated by Wendy Hovel, SoCal SETAC Board Member


Overabundance of microRNA 133b induces oil-like cardiotoxicity in zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos

Justin B. Greer, S. Dasgupta, D.C. Volz, and D. Schlenk, University of California, Riverside

Transcriptomic analysis of juvenile mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) epidermal mucus as a noninvasive monitoring tool for effects of Deepwater Horizon oil exposure

Nicolette Andrzejczyk*, J.B. Greer and D. Schlenk; University of California, Riverside, CA; E.M. Mager, University of North Texas, Denton; J.D. Stieglitz, D.D. Benetti and M. Grosell, University of Miami

*graduate student presenter; 2018 Student Research Grant Awardee

Evaluating the impact of wastewater effluent discharge into the Santa Ana River

Gary T. Harraka*, Jason Magnuson and Daniel Schlenk, University of California, Riverside; Bowen Du, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project

*graduate student presenter


The sea anemone Anthropleura sola: A potential indicator of coastal waters health

Kelly E. Govenar*, Maddison J. Laeber and Dimitri D. Deheyn, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

*graduate student presenter


Detection, characterization, and classification of bacteria using surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy coupled with machine learning approaches

Robert George, Patrick Sims, Maurice Ayache and Kara Sorensen, Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC); Pamela Mosier-Boss, GEC Annandale; Anna O'braztsova, SDSU Research Foundation

General Session #2

Facilitated by Nick Hayman, SoCal SETAC Board Member


Urban recreational fisheries: Implications for public health in metro-Phoenix

Daniel A. Lucas* and Beth A. Polidoro, Arizona State University

*undergraduate student presenter


Patterns of mercury cycling in the profundal zone of Hodges Reservoir, California

Marc Beutel and Byran Fuhrmann, University of California, Merced; Sarah Brower,  City of San Diego


Are microplastic measurements comparable and do they reflect reality?

Win C. Cowger*, James J. Guilinger and Andrew B. Gray, University of California, Riverside

*graduate student presenter


Microfibers pollution: Global monitoring initiative

Dimitri D. Deheyn, Jessica Sandoval and Sarah-Jeanne Royer; Scripps Institute of Oceanography

Presentations: Tuesday May 7th

Screening for Emerging Contaminants

Facilitated by Keith Maruya, SoCal SETAC Past President

Novel screening methods to assess environmental contaminants in aquatic environments

Alvine C. Mehinto, Keith A. Maruya and Stephen B. Weisberg, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project; Nancy D. Denslow, University of Florida


Multi- and transgenerational effects of environmental stressors: responses in a euryhaline model and implications for risk assessment

S. Brander, and B. DeCourten, K. Major and W. White, Oregon State University; J. Forbes, H. Roark and N. Burns, University of North Carolina, Wilmington; J. Li, and R. Connon, University of California, Davis; Alvine Mehinto, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project


Non-targeted analysis in environmental contaminant monitoring

Eunha Hoh, San Diego State University

General Session #3

Facilitated by Scott Coffin, State Water Board


Update from SETAC North America

Leah M. Thornton Hampton, Graduate Student Representative, SETAC N/A Board of Directors

Leveraging zebrafish to identify chemicals disrupting early development

Sara M. Vliet*, Subham Dasgupta, Trina C. Ho, and David C. Volz, University of California, Riverside

*graduate student presenter


Assessing marine disrupting compounds in the critically endangered California condor and marine mammals

M.E. Stack*, N.G. Dodder, J. Johnson and E. Hoh, San Diego State University; C.W. Tubbs, I. Vilchis and R. Felton, Institute for Conservation Research – San Diego Zoo; J.M. Cossaboon, University of California, Davis

*graduate student presenter


Detection of microcystins in water samples from Los Angeles area waterbodies

Bowen Du, Lindsay Darjany, Wenjian Lao, Ellie Wenger, Dario Diehl and Keith Maruya, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project; Jun Zhu; California Water Resources Control Board, Los Angeles Region

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