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The USGS New Jersey Water Science Center publishes water-information reports on many topics and in many formats. From this Web page, you can locate, view, download, or order scientific and technical articles and reports as well as general interest publications such as booklets, fact sheets, pamphlets, and posters resulting from the research performed by our scientists and partners.

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2016

Smalling, Kelly L., Deshpande, Ashok D., Galbraith, Heather S., Sharack, Beth L., Timmons, DeMond, Baker, Ronald J., 2016.  Regional assessment of persistent organic pollutants in resident mussels from New Jersey and New York estuaries following Hurricane Sandy. Marine Pollution Bulletin    (Bulletin 2016.02.077)

Smalling KL, Deshpande AD, Blazer VS, Dockum BW, Timmons D, Sharack BL, Baker RJ, Samson J, Reilly TJ.  Young of the year bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) as a bioindicator of estuarine health: Establishing a new baseline for persistent organic pollutants after Hurricane Sandy for selected estuaries in New Jersey and New York.  Marine Pollution Bulletin    (Bulletin 2016.03.019)

Smalling, K.L., Hladik, M.L., and Vandever, M.W., 2016, Exposure of native bees to current-use pesticides: Science of the Total Environment, v. 542, part A, pp. 469-477, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.10.077.

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2015

Buxton, H.; Reilly, T.J.; Kuivila, K.M.; Kolpin, D.W., Bradley, P.M., Villeneuve, D.L., Mills, M.A. 2015, Chemical Mixtures and environmental effects:  a pilot study to assess ecological exposure and effects in streams. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1113.    (OFR 2015-1113)

Caldwell P. V., Kennen J. G., Sun G., Kiang J. E., Butcher J. B., Eddy M. C., Hay L. E., LaFontaine J. H., Hain E. F., Nelson S. A. C., and McNulty S. G. (2015) A comparison of hydrologic models for ecological flows and water availability, Ecohydrol., (Journal Article)

Smalling, K.L., Deshpande, A.D., Blazer, V.S., Galbraith, H., Dockum, B.W., Romanok, K.M., Colella, K., Deetz, A.C., Fisher, I.J., Imbrigiotta, T.E., Sharack, B., Sumner, L, Timmons, D., Trainor, J., Wieczorek, D, Samson, J., Reilly, T.J., and Focazio, M.J., 2015, Chemical and ancillary data associated with bed sediment, young of year bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) tissue, and mussel (Mytilus edulis and Geukensia demissa) tissue collected after Hurricane Sandy in bays and estuaries of New Jersey and New York, 2013–14: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 956, 18 p. (Data Series 2015-956)

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2014

Imbrigiotta, T.E., Révész, K.M., Sherwood Lollar, B., Kirshtein, J.D., Tiedeman, C.R., Goode, D.J., Shapiro, A.M., Voytek, M.A., Lacombe, P.J., and Busenberg, E., 2014, Integration of stable carbon isotope, microbial community, dissolved hydrogen gas, and 2HH2O tracer data to assess bioaugmentation for chlorinated ethene degradation in fractured rocks: Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, v. 156, p. 62-77,       (Journal Article)

Cuffney T.F., Kennen J.G., and Waite I.R. 2014. Aquatic Ecosystems as Indicators of Status and Trends in Water Quality. In: Ahuja S. (ed.) Comprehensive Water Quality and Purification, vol. 1, pp. 122-156. USA, Elsevier.    (Journal Article)

Kennen, J.G., Riskin, M.L., and Charles, E.G. 2014. Effects of streamflow reductions on aquatic macroinvertebrates: linking groundwater withdrawals and assemblage response in southern New Jersey streams, USA, Hydrological Sciences Journal , v. 59, p. 545-561.    (Journal Article)

Kennen J.G., Waite I.R., May J.T., Brown L.R., Cuffney T.F., et al.,2014. Stream Macroinvertebrate Response Models for Bioassessment Metrics: Addressing the Issue of Spatial Scale.       (Journal Article)

Smalling, K.L., Reeves, R., Muths, E., Vandever, M., Battaglin, W.A., Hladik, M.H., Pierce, C.L. 2015. Pesticide concentrations in frog tissue and wetland habitats in a landscape dominated by agriculture. Sci Total Environ 502: 80-90.

Wilson, E. R.; Smalling, K. L.; Reilly, T. J.; Gray, E.; Bond, L.; Steele, L.; Kandel, P.; Chamberlin, A.; Gause, J.; Reynolds, N.; Robertson, I.; Novak, S.; Feris, K.; White, M. M., Assessing the potential effects of fungicides on nontarget gut fungi (trichomycetes) and their associated larval black fly hosts: Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA), 50: 420 - 433    (Journal Article)

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2012

Kennen, J.G., Sullivan, D.J., May, J.T., Bell, A.H., Beaulieu, K.M., and Rice, D.E, 2012, Temporal changes in aquatic-invertebrate and fish communities in streams of the north central and northeastern US: Ecological Indicators v. 18, p. 312329    (Journal Article)

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2011

Miller, M.P., Kennen, J.G., Mabe, J.A., and Mize, S.V, 2011, Temporal trends in algae, benthic invertebrate, and fish assemblages in streams and rivers of the south-central United States, 1993-2007: Hydrobiologia,   (Journal Article)

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2010

Kennen, J.G., Murray, K.R., and Beaulieu, K.M., 2010, Determining hydrologic factors that influence stream macroinvertebrate assemblages in the northeastern U.S.: Ecohydrology, v. 3, p. 88106    (Journal Article)

Kennen, J.G., Riskin, M.L., 2010, Evaluating effects of potential changes in streamflow regime on fish and aquatic-invertebrate assemblages in the New Jersey Pinelands: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5079, 34 p.    (SIR 2010-5079)

Poff, N.L., Richter, B.D., Arthington, A.H., Bunn, S.E., Naiman, R.J., Kendy, E., Acreman, M., Apse, C., Bledsoe, B.P., Freeman, M.C., Henriksen, J.A., Jacobson, R.B., Kennen, J.G., 2010, The Ecological Limits of Hydrologic Alteration (ELOHA): A new framework for developing regional environmental flow standards: Freshwater Biology: v. 55, p. 147-170    (Journal Article)

Waite, I.R., Brown, L.J., Kennen, J.G., May, J.T., Cuffney, T.F., Orlando, J.F., and Jones, K.A., 2010, Comparison of watershed disturbance predictive models for stream benthic macroinvertebrates for three distinct western ecoregions: Ecological Indicators, v. 10, p. 11251136    (Journal Article)

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2009

Kennen, J.G., Henriksen, J.A., Heasley, J., Cade, B.S., and Terrell, J.W., 2009, Application of the Hydroecological Integrity Assessment Process for Missouri Streams: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 2009-1138, 57 p.    (OFR 2009-1138)

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2008

Kennen, J.G., Kauffman, L.J., Ayers, M.A., and Wolock, D.M., 2008, Use of an Integrated Flow Model to Estimate Ecologically Relevant Hydrologic Characteristics at Stream Biomonitoring Sites: Ecological Modelling v. 211, p. 57-76    (Journal Article)

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2007

Kennen, J.G., Henriksen, J.A., and Nieswand, S.P., 2007, Development of the hydroecological integrity assessment process for determining environmental flows for New Jersey streams: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5206, 55 p.    (SIR 2007-5206)

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2006

Henriksen, J.A., Heasley, John, Kennen, J.G., and Nieswand, Steven, 2006, Users' manual for the Hydroecological Integrity Assessment Process software (including the New Jersey Assessment Tools): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1093, 72 p.    (OFR 2006-1093)

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2005

Kennen, J.G., Chang, M., and Tracy, B.H., 2005, Effects of landscape change on fish assemblage structure in a rapidly growing metropolitan area in North Carolina, USA , in Brown, L.R., Gray, R.H., Hughes, R.M. and Meador, M.R., eds., Effects of urbanization on stream ecosystems: American Fisheries Society, Proceedings of Symposium 47, Bethesda, Maryland:, p. 3952    (Proceedings)

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2003

Rashleigh, B., and Kennen, J.G., 2003, Beyond the indices: relations of habitat and fish characteristics in the Georgia Piedmont , in Kathryn J. Hatcher, ed., Proceedings of the 2003 Georgia Water Resources Conference, April  23-24, 2003, at the University of Georgia    (Proceedings)

Riva-Murray, Karen, Kauffman, L.J., Perkins, Kimberlie, and Nolan, B.T., 2003, Trends in concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls in fish tissue from selected sites in the Delaware River basin in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, 1969-98: U.S. Geological Survey Water -Resources Investigations Report 2001-4066, 19 p.    (WRI 2001-4066)

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2002

Kennen, J.G., and Ayers, M.A., 2002, Relation of environmental characteristics to the composition of aquatic assemblages along a gradient of urban land use in New Jersey, 1996-98: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4069, 77 p.    (WRI 2002-4069)

Moulton, S.R., II, Kennen, J.G., Goldstein, R.M., and Hambrook, J.A., 2002, Revised Protocols for sampling algal, invertebrate, and fish communities as part of the National Water-Quality Assessment Program: Open-File Report 02-150, 87 p.    (OFR 2002-150)

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2000

Chang, Ming, Kennen, J.G., and Del Corso, E.J., 2000, Evaluating temporal changes in stream condition in three New Jersey basins using an index of biotic integrity: Bulletin of the New Jersey Academy of Sciences, vol. 45, p. 1-12    (Journal Article)

Jacobsen, Eric, 2000, Ground-water quality, water levels, and precipitation at the biosolids study site, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, New Jersey, 1995-97: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2000-197, 61 p.    (OFR 2000-197)

Long, G.R., Chang, Ming, Kennen, J.G., 2000, Trace elements and organochlorine compounds in bed sediment and fish tissue at selected sites in New Jersey streams--Sources and effects: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4235, 24 p.    (WRI 99-4235)

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1999

Kennen, J.G., 1999, Relation of macroinvertebrate community impairment to catchment characteristics in New Jersey streams: Journal of the American Water Resources Association vol. 35, p. 939-955    (Journal Article)

Mast, M.A., and Turk, J.T., 1999, Environmental characteristics and water quality of hydrologic benchmark network stations--McDonalds Branch in Lebanon State Forest, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1173-A, p. 63-71.    (Circular 1173)

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1998

Kennen, J.G., 1998, Relation of benthic macroinvertebrate community impairment to basin characteristics in New Jersey streams: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 057-98, 6 p.    (FS 092-98)

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1997

Jacobsen, Eric, 1997, Effects of land application of composted biosolids on ground water and native vegetation in the New Jersey Pinelands: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 035-97, 1 sheet.    (FS 035-97)

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1996

Hopple, J.A., and Foster, G.D., 1996, Accumulation of organochlorine compounds in Hydrilla verticillata relative to sediments in the tidal Potomac River, in Morganwalp, D.W., and Aronson, D.A., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program--Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, Colorado Springs, Colorado, September 20-24, 1993: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 94-4015, Vol 2, p. 831-834

Hopple, J.A., and Foster, G.D., 1996, Hydrophobic organochlorine compounds sequestered in submersed aquatic macrophytes (Hydrilla verticillata (L.F. Royle)) from the tidal Potomac River (USA): Environmental Pollution, v. 94, No. 1, p. 39-46

Hunchak-Kariouk, Kathryn, 1996, Relation of loads of ammonia, nitrate, and bacteria to land use during base flow and stormflow in three tributaries to the Toms River, New Jersey, 1994-95, in Flimlin, G.E., Jr. and Kennish, M.J., eds., Proceedings of the Barnegat Bay Ecosystem Workshop, November 14, 1996, Toms River, New Jersey, 49-61 p.

Kane, A.C., and Fischer, J.M., 1996, Microcosm study to determine optimum levels of oxygen and methane for cometabolic biodegradation of trichloroethylene in sediment and ground water from Picatinny Arsenal, Morris County, New Jersey, in Proceedings of the 1996 Spring Meeting, American Geophysical Union Estuarine Research Federation, Geochemical Society, Mineralogical Society of America, Baltimore, Maryland., May 20-24, 1996, p. S135.

Lahvis, M.A., and Baehr, A.L., 1996, Estimation of rates of aerobic hydrocarbon biodegradation by simulation of gas transport in the unsaturated zone: Water Resources Research, v. 32, no. 7, p. 2231-2249.

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1995

Gunderson, Linda C.S., and Szabo, Zoltan, 1995, Natural radionuclides in earth, air, and water, and the effect on human health, in Carter, L.M.H., ed., Energy and the environment--Application of geosciences to decision-making: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1108, p. 22.    (Circular 1108)

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1994

Shan, T.H., Hopple, J.A., and Foster, G.D., 1994, Alternative tissue analysis method developed for organochlorine contaminants in aquatic organisms: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, v. 53, p. 382-389     (Journal Article)

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1991

Baehr, A.L., Fischer, J.M., Lahvis, Matthew, Baker, R.J., and Smith, N.P., 1991, Methods for estimating rates of microbial degradation of hydrocarbons based on gas transport in the unsaturated zone at a gasoline-spill site in Galloway Twp., New Jersey, in Mallard, G.E., and Arsonson, D.E. , eds., U.S. Geological Survey toxic substances hydrology program -- Proceedings of the technical meeting, Monterey, California, March 11-15, 1991: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 91-4034, p. 250-255.    (WRI 91-4034)

Cozzarelli, I.M., Baedecker, M.J., and Hopple, J.A., 1991, Geochemical gradients in shallow ground water caused by the microbial degradation of hydrocarbons at Galloway Township, New Jersey, in Mallard, G.E., and Arsonson, D.E., eds., U.S. Geological Survey toxic substances hydrology program -- Proceedings of the technical meeting, Monterey, California, March 11-15, 1991: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 91-4034, p. 256-262.    (WRI 91-4034)

Ehlke, T.A., Imbrigiotta, T.E., Wilson, B.H., and Wilson, J.T., 1991, Biotransformation of cis-1,2-dichloroethylene in aquifer material from Picatinny Arsenal, Morris County, New Jersey, in Mallard, G.E., and Arsonson, D.E., eds., U.S. Geological Survey toxic substances hydrology program -- Proceedings of the technical meeting, Monterey, California, March 11-15, 1991: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 91-4034, p. 689-697.    (WRI 91-4034)

Fischer, J.M., Baehr, A.L., and Smith, N.P., 1991, An investigation of the transport and microbial degradation of hydrocarbons in the subsurface at a gasoline spill site in Galloway Township, New Jersey, in Mallard, G.E., and Arsonson, D.E., eds., U.S. Geological Survey toxic substances hydrology program -- Proceedings of the technical meeting, Monterey, California, March 11-15, 1991: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 91-4034, p. 243-249.    (WRI 91-4034)

Mills, A.L., and Randall, S.E., 1991, Abundance and distribution of microbial guilds in a subsurface plume of gasoline contamination at Galloway Township, New Jersey, in Mallard, G.E., and Arsonson, D.E., eds., U.S. Geological Survey toxic substances hydrology program -- Proceedings of the technical meeting, Monterey, California, March 11-15, 1991: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 91-4034, p. 263-267.    (WRI 91-4034)

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1988

Ehlke, T.A., 1988, Microbiological transformation of trichloroethylene in soil at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, in Mallard, G.E. and Ragone, S.E., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program--Proceedings of the technical meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, September 26-30, 1988: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 88-4220, p. 371-376.    (WRI 88-4220)

Wilson, B.A., 1988, Biotransformation of chlorinated hydrocarbons and alkylbenzenes in aquifer material from the Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, in Mallard, G.E. and Ragone, S.E., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program--Proceedings of the technical meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, September 26-30, 1988: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 88-4220, p. 389-396.    (WRI 88-4220)

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1987

Baehr, A.L., and Hult, M.F., 1987, Mathematical modeling of hydrocarbon and oxygen transport coupled with microbial degradation in the unsaturated zone, in Franks, B.J., ed., U.S. Geological Survey Program on Toxic Waste--Ground-water contamination: Proceedings of the third technical meeting, Pensacola, Florida, March 23-37, 1987: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-109, p. C25-C26.    (OFR 87-109)

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1979

Matthai, H.F., 1979, Hydrologic and human aspects of the 1976-77 drought: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1130, 84 p.    (PP 1130)

U.S. Geological Survey, 1979, Land use and land cover, 1973, Salisbury, Maryland; Delaware; New Jersey; Virginia: U.S.Geological Survey Land Use/Land Cover 65, unpaginated.    (L 65)

U.S. Geological Survey, 1979, Land use and land cover, 1974, Scranton, Pennsylvania; New York; New Jersey: U.S.Geological Survey Land Use/Land Cover 35, unpaginated.    (L 35)

U.S. Geological Survey, 1979, Land use and land cover, 1974, Newark, New Jersey; Pennsylvania; New York: U.S.Geological Survey Land Use/Land Cover 33, unpaginated.    (L 33)

U.S. Geological Survey, 1979, Land use and land cover, 1972-73, New York, New York; New Jersey, Connecticut: U.S.Geological Survey Land Use/Land Cover 82, unpaginated.    (L 82)

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1978

Embree W.N. and Wiltshire D.A., 1978, Estuarine research; an annotated bibliography of selected literature, with emphasis on the Hudson River estuary, New York and New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-782, 117 p.    (OFR 78-782)

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1976

Alexander, R.H., Fitzpatrick, K.A., Letke, K.S., Lins, H.F., Jr., and McGinty, H.K., III, 1976, Land use and land cover Central Atlantic Regional Ecological Test Site (CARETS), 1972: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 798, 5 sheets, scale 1:500,000.    (MF 798)

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1967

Laycock, W.A., 1967, Distribution of roots and rhizomes in different soil types in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 563-C, 29 p.    (PP 563-C)

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1963

Anderson, P.W., 1963, Water-quality and streamflow characteristics, Delaware River with reference to the tri-state fishery investigation, 1959-62: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report, 21 p.

Hely, A.G., and Olmsted, F.H., 1963, Some relations between streamflow characteristics and the environment in the Delaware River region: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 417-B, p.B1-B5.    (PP 417-B)

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1959

Little, Silas, Lull, H.W., and Remson, Irwin, 1959, Changes in woodland vegetation and soils after spraying large amounts of waste water: Forest Science, v. 5, no. 1, p. 18-27.

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1958

Remson, Irwin, and Randolph, J.R., 1958, Root growth near tensiometer cups as a cause of diurnal fluctuations of readings: Soil Science, v. 85, no. 3, p. 167-171.

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