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Alexander, S.C., and Saar, M.O., 2012, Improved characterization of small “u” for Jacob pumping test analysis methods: Ground Water, v. 50, no. 2, p. 256-265, doi:10.1111/j.1745-6584.2011.00839.x.

Amos, R.T., Bekins, B.A., Cozzarelli, I.M., Voytek, M.A., Kirshtein, J.D., Jones, E.J.P., and Blowes, D.W., 2012, Evidence for iron-mediated anaerobic methane oxidation in a crude oil-contaminated aquifer: Geobiology, v. 10, no. 6, p. 506-517, doi:10.1111/j.1472-4669.2012.00341.x.

Andrews, W.J., Masoner, J.R., and Cozzarelli, I.M., 2012, Emerging contaminants at a closed and an operating landfill in Oklahoma: Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, v. 32, no. 1, p. 120-130, doi:10.1111/j.1745-6592.2011.01373.x.

Antweiler, R.C., Taylor, H.E., and Alpers, C.N., 2012, Distribution and geochemistry of selected trace elements in the Sacramento River near Keswick Reservoir: Chemical Geology, v. 298-299, p. 70-78, doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2011.12.025.

Arai, Y., and Fuller, C.C., 2012, Effects of sulfate ligand on uranyl carbonato surface species on ferrihydrite surfaces: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, v. 365, no. 1, p. 268-274, doi:10.1016/j.jcis.2011.09.026.

Arthur, J.M., Johnson, M.J., Mayers, C.J., and Andraski, B.J., 2012, Micrometeorological, evapotranspiration, and soil-moisture data at the Amargosa Desert Research Site in Nye County near Beatty, Nevada, 2006-11: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 725, 12 p.

Asta, M.P., Kirk Nordstrom, D., and Blaine McCleskey, R., 2012, Simultaneous oxidation of arsenic and Antimony at low and circumneutral pH, with and without microbial catalysis: Applied Geochemistry, v. 27, no. 1, p. 281-291, doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2011.09.002.


Baker, R.J., Andraski, B.J., Stonestrom, D.A., and Luo, W., 2012, Volatile organic compounds in the unsaturated zone from radioactive wastes: Journal of Environmental Quality, v. 41, no. 4, p. 1324-1336, doi:10.2134/jeq2011.0480.

Balistrieri, L.S., Nimick, D.A., and Mebane, C.A., 2012, Assessing time-integrated dissolved concentrations and predicting toxicity of metals during diel cycling in streams: Science of the Total Environment, v. 425, p. 155-168, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.03.008.

Banks, W.S.L., Masterson, J.P., and Johnson, C.D., 2012, Well network installation and hydrogeologic data collection, Assateague Island National Seashore, Worcester County, Maryland, 2010: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5079, 20 p.

Barber, L.B., Vajda, A.M., Douville, C., Norris, D.O., and Writer, J.H., 2012, Fish endocrine disruption responses to a major wastewater treatment facility upgrade: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 46, no. 4, p. 2121-2131, doi:10.1021/es202880e.

Barber, L.B., Writer, J.H., Keefe, S.K., Brown, G.K., Ferrey, M.L., Jahns, N.D., Kiesling, R.L., Lundy, J.R., Poganski, B.H., Rosenberry, D.O., Taylor, H.E., Woodruff, O.P., and Schoenfuss, H.L., 2012, Endocrine disrupting chemicals in Minnesota lakes--Water-quality and hydrological data from 2008 and 2010: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1124, 53 p.

Barnes, R.T., Smith, R.L., and Aiken, G.R., 2012, Linkages between denitrification and dissolved organic matter quality, Boulder Creek watershed, Colorado: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 117, no. G1, p. G01014, doi:10.1029/2011jg001749.

Battaglin, W.A., Hay, L.E., and Markstrom, S.L., 2012, Watershed scale response to climate change--East River Basin, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011-3126, 6 p.

Beaulieu, K.M., Button, D.T., Eikenberry, B.C.S., Riva-Murray, K., Chasar, L.C., Bradley, P.M., and Burns, D.A., 2012, Mercury bioaccumulation studies in the National Water-Quality Assessment Program--biological data from New York and South Carolina, 2005-2009: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 705, vi, 13 p.; maps (col.); XLS Downloads of Appendices 1-13 p.

Benedict, S.T., Conrads, P.A., Feaster, T.D., Journey, C.A., Golden, H.E., Knightes, C.D., Davis, G.M., and Bradley, P.M., 2012, Data visualization, time-series analysis, and mass-balance modeling of hydrologic and water-quality data for McTier Creek watershed, South Carolina, 2007-2009: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1209, 32 p.

Bergamaschi, B.A., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Aiken, G.R., Patino, E., Rumbold, D.G., and Orem, W.H., 2012, Tidally driven export of dissolved organic carbon, total mercury, and methylmercury from a mangrove-dominated estuary: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 46, no. 3, p. 1371-1378, doi:10.1021/es2029137.

Blazer, V., Iwanowicz, L., Henderson, H., Mazik, P., Jenkins, J., Alvarez, D., and Young, J., 2012, Reproductive endocrine disruption in smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) in the Potomac River Basin--Spatial and temporal comparisons of biological effects: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, v. 184, no. 7, p. 4309-4334, doi:10.1007/s10661-011-2266-5.

Blum, J., Kulp, T., Han, S., Lanoil, B., Saltikov, C., Stolz, J., Miller, L., and Oremland, R., 2012, Desulfohalophilus alkaliarsenatis gen. nov., sp. nov., an extremely halophilic sulfate- and arsenate-respiring bacterium from Searles Lake, California: Extremophiles, v. 16, no. 5, p. 727-742, doi:10.1007/s00792-012-0468-6.

Bradley, P., and Journey, C., 2012, Hydrology and methylmercury availability in coastal plain streams (Chapter 8), in Nayak, P., ed., Water Resources Management and Modeling: Rijeka, Croatia, InTech, p. 169-190, ISBN:9789535102465.

Bradley, P.M., 2012, Microbial mineralization of cis-dichloroethene and vinyl chloride as a component of natural attenuation of chloroethene contaminants under conditions identified in the field as anoxic: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5032, 30 p.

Bradley, P.M., 2012, Perils of categorical thinking--“Oxic/anoxic” conceptual model in environmental remediation: Remediation Journal, v. 22, no. 3, p. 9-18, doi:10.1002/rem.21317.

Bradley, P.M., Journey, C.A., Kirshtein, J.D., Voytek, M.A., Lacombe, P.J., Imbrigiotta, T.E., Chapelle, F.H., Tiedeman, C.J., and Goode, D.J., 2012, Enhanced dichloroethene biodegradation in fractured rock under biostimulated and bioaugmented conditions: Remediation, v. 22, no. 2, p. 21-32, doi:10.1002/rem.21308.

Bradley, P.M., Journey, C.A., Lowery, M.A., Brigham, M.E., Burns, D.A., Button, D.T., Chapelle, F.H., Lutz, M.A., Marvin-Dipasquale, M.C., and Riva-Murray, K., 2012, Shallow groundwater mercury supply in a coastal plain stream: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 46, no. 14, p. 7503-7511, doi:10.1021/es301540g.

Bright, P.R., Buxton, H.T., Balistrieri, L.S., Barber, L.B., Chapelle, F.H., Cross, P.C., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Plumlee, G.S., Sleeman, J.M., Tillitt, D.E., Toccalino, P.L., and Winton, J.R., 2012, USGS environmental health science strategy--Providing environmental health science for a changing world--Public review release: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1069, 37 p.

Burns, D.A., Riva-Murray, K., Bradley, P.M., Aiken, G.R., and Brigham, M.E., 2012, Landscape controls on total and methyl Hg in the upper Hudson River basin, New York, USA: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 117, no. G1, p. G01034, doi:10.1029/2011jg001812.

Byrne, M.J., Sr., Smith, R.L., and Repert, D.A., 2012, Potential for denitrification near reclaimed water application sites in Orange County, Florida, 2009: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1123, 54 p.


Caldwell, A.W., Falls, W.F., Guimaraes, W.B., Ratliff, W.H., Wellborn, J.B., and Landmeyer, J.E., 2012, Assessment of soil-gas contamination at three former fuel-dispensing sites, Fort Gordon, Georgia, 2010--2011: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1082, 7 p.

Campbell, K.M., Nordstrom, D.K., and Hay, M.B., 2012, Kinetic modelling of microbial iron (II) oxidation, iron (III) hydrolysis, and arsenic (III) oxidation in acid waters, in Ng, J.C., and others, eds., Understanding the Geological and Medical Interface of Arsenic, As 2012 --Proceedings of the 4th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, Cairns, Australia, July 22-27, 2012: CRC Press, p. 461-462, ISBN:9780415637633.

Chapelle, F.H., Bradley, P.M., McMahon, P.B., Kaiser, K., and Benner, R., 2012, Dissolved oxygen as an indicator of bioavailable dissolved organic carbon in groundwater: Ground Water, v. 50, no. 2, p. 230-241, doi:10.1111/j.1745-6584.2011.00835.x.

Chapelle, F.H., Lacombe, P.J., and Bradley, P.M., 2012, Estimated trichloroethene transformation rates due to naturally occurring biodegradation in a fractured rock aquifer: Remediation, v. 22, no. 2, p. 7-20, doi:10.1002/rem.21307.

Chapelle, F.H., Thomas, L.K., Bradley, P.M., Rectanus, H.V., and Widdowson, M.A., 2012, Threshold amounts of organic carbon needed to initiate reductive dechlorination in groundwater systems: Remediation Journal, v. 22, no. 3, p. 19-28, doi:10.1002/rem.21318.

Charlton, S.R., and Parkhurst, D.W., 2012, PHAST4 Windows--A 3D graphical user interface for the reactive-transport simulator PHAST: Ground Water, v. 51, no. 4, p. 623-628, doi:10.1111/j.1745-6584.2012.00993.x.

Cloern, J.E., and Jassby, A.D., 2012, Drivers of change in estuarine-coastal ecosystems--Discoveries from four decades of study in San Francisco Bay: Reviews of Geophysics, v. 50, no. 4, doi:10.1029/2012RG000397.

Cloern, J.E., Jassby, A.D., Carstensen, J., Bennett, W.A., Kimmerer, W., Nally, R.M., Schoellhamer, D.H., and Winder, M., 2012, Perils of correlating CUSUM-transformed variables to infer ecological relationships (Breton et al. 2006, Glibert 2010): Limnology and Oceangraophy, v. 57, no. 2, p. 665-668, doi:10.4319/lo.2012.57.2.0665.

Clor, L.E., McCleskey, R.B., Huebner, M.A., Lowenstern, J.B., Heasler, H.P., Mahony, D.L., Maloney, T., and Evans, W.C., 2012, Water chemistry and electrical conductivity database for rivers in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 632, 6 p.

Coplen, T.B., and Qi, H., 2012, USGS42 and USGS43--Human-hair stable hydrogen and oxygen isotopic reference materials and analytical methods for forensic science and implications for published measurement results: Forensic Science International, v. 214, no. 1–3, p. 135-141, doi:10.1016/j.forsciint.2011.07.035.

Craven, A.M., Aiken, G.R., and Ryan, J.N., 2012, Copper(II) binding by dissolved organic matter--Importance of the copper-to-dissolved organic matter ratio and implications for the biotic ligand model: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 46, no. 18, p. 9948-9954, doi:10.1021/es301015p.


Davis, J.A., Looker, R.E., Yee, D., Marvin-Di Pasquale, M., Grenier, J.L., Austin, C.M., McKee, L.J., Greenfield, B.K., Brodberg, R., and Blum, J.D., 2012, Reducing methylmercury accumulation in the food webs of San Francisco Bay and its local watersheds: Environmental Research, v. 119, p. 3-26, doi:10.1016/j.envres.2012.10.002.

Dyke, J.L., Thompson, J.K., Cain, D.J., Kleckner, A.E., Parchaso, F., Luoma, S.N., and Hornberger, M.I., 2012, Near-field receiving water monitoring of trace metals and a benthic community near the Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant in South San Francisco Bay, California--2011: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1165, 108 p.


Eberts, S., Böhlke, J., Kauffman, L., and Jurgens, B., 2012, Comparison of particle-tracking and lumped-parameter age-distribution models for evaluating vulnerability of production wells to contamination: Hydrogeology Journal, v. 20, no. 2, p. 263-282, doi:10.1007/s10040-011-0810-6.

Ellefsen, K.J., Burton, W.C., and Lacombe, P.J., 2012, Integrated characterization of the geologic framework of a contaminated site in West Trenton, New Jersey: Journal of Applied Geophysics, v. 79, p. 71-81, doi:10.1016/j.jappgeo.2011.12.008.

Elskus, A.A., 2012, Toxicity, sublethal effects, and potential modes of action of select fungicides on freshwater fish and invertebrates: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1213, 42 p.


Falls, W.F., Caldwell, A.W., Guimaraes, W.G., Ratliff, W.H., Wellborn, J.B., and Landmeyer, J.E., 2012, Assessment of soil-gas and groundwater contamination at the Gibson Road landfill, Fort Gordon, Georgia, 2011: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1128, 27 p.

Falls, W.F., Caldwell, A.W., Guimaraes, W.G., Ratliff, W.H., Wellborn, J.B., and Landmeyer, J.E., 2012, Assessment of soil-gas contamination at the 17th Street landfill, Fort Gordon, Georgia, 2011: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1127, 41 p.

Foreman, W.T., Gray, J.L., ReVello, R.C., Lindley, C.E., Losche, S.A., and Barber, L.B., 2012, Determination of steroid hormones and related compounds in filtered and unfiltered water by solid-phase extraction, derivatization, and gas chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods book 5, sec. B, chap. 9, 131 p.

Franco, J.N., Ceia, F.R., Patrício, J., Modesto, V., Thompson, J., Marques, J.C., and Neto, J.M., 2012, Population dynamics of Corbicula fluminea (Müller, 1774) in mesohaline and oligohaline habitats--Invasion success in a southern Europe estuary: Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, v. 112, p. 31-39, doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2011.07.014.


Golden, H.E., Knightes, C.D., Conrads, P.A., Davis, G.M., Feaster, T.D., Journey, C.A., Benedict, S.T., Brigham, M.E., and Bradley, P.M., 2012, Characterizing mercury concentrations and fluxes in a coastal plain watershed--Insights from dynamic modeling and data: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 117, no. G1, p. G01006, doi:10.1029/2011jg001806.

Graham, A.M., Aiken, G.R., and Gilmour, C.C., 2012, Dissolved organic matter enhances microbial mercury methylation under sulfidic conditions: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 46, no. 5, p. 2715-2723, doi:10.1021/es203658f.

Gray, J.E., Hines, M.E., Krabbenhoft, D.P., and Thoms, B., 2012, Methylation of Hg downstream from the Bonanza Hg mine, Oregon: Applied Geochemistry, v. 27, no. 1, p. 106-114, doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2011.09.019.

Graydon, J.A., St Louis, V.L., Lindberg, S.E., Sandilands, K.A., Rudd, J.W.M., Kelly, C.A., Harris, R., Tate, M.T., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Emmerton, C.A., Asmath, H., and Richardson, M., 2012, The role of terrestrial vegetation in atmospheric Hg deposition--Pools and fluxes of spike and ambient Hg from the METAALICUS experiment: Global Biogeochemical Cycles, v. 26, p. 14, doi:10.1029/2011gb004031.

Guimaraes, W.B., Falls, F.W., Caldwell, A.W., Ratliff, W.H., Wellborn, J.B., and Landmeyer, J.E., 2012, Assessment of soil-gas contamination at Building 310 underground storage tank area, Fort Gordon, Georgia, 2010-2011: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1136, 30 p.

Guimaraes, W.B., Falls, F.W., Caldwell, A.W., Ratliff, W.H., Wellborn, J.B., and Landmeyer, J.E., 2012, Assessment of soil-gas contamination at the Vietnam Armor Training Facility, Fort Gordon, Georgia, 2009-2010: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1160, 56 p (Supercedes Open-File Report 2011–1200).


Haack, S.K., Metge, D.W., Fogarty, L.R., Meyer, M.T., Barber, L.B., Harvey, R.W., LeBlanc, D.R., and Kolpin, D.W., 2012, Effects on groundwater microbial communities of an engineered 30-day in situ exposure to the antibiotic sulfamethoxazole: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 46, no. 14, p. 7478-7486, doi:10.1021/es3009776.

Hale, S.E., Lehmann, J., Rutherford, D., Zimmerman, A.R., Bachmann, R.T., Shitumbanuma, V., O'Toole, A., Sundqvist, K.L., Arp, H.P.H., and Cornelissen, G., 2012, Quantifying the total and bioavailable polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and dioxins in biochars: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 46, no. 5, p. 2830-2838, doi:10.1021/es203984k.

Han, L.-F., Plummer, L.N., and Aggarwal, P., 2012, A graphical method to evaluate predominant geochemical processes occurring in groundwater systems for radiocarbon dating: Chemical Geology, v. 318–319, p. 88-112, doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2012.05.004.

Harte, P.T., Ayotte, J.D., Hoffman, A., Révész, K.M., Belaval, M., Lamb, S., and Böhlke, J.K., 2012, Heterogeneous redox conditions, arsenic mobility, and groundwater flow in a fractured-rock aquifer near a waste repository site in New Hampshire, USA: Hydrogeology Journal, v. 20, no. 6, p. 1189-1201, doi:10.1007/s10040-012-0844-4.

Hay, W.A., and Battaglin, W.A., 2012, Watershed scale response to climate change--Yampa River Basin, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011-3117, 6 p.

Hladik, M.L., and Calhoun, D.L., 2012, Analysis of the herbicide diuron, three diuron degradates, and six neonicotinoid insecticides in water-method details and application to two Georgia streams: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5206, 10 p.

Hladik, M.L., and Kuivila, K.M., 2012, Pyrethroid insecticides in bed sediments from urban and agricultural streams across the United States: Journal of Environmental Monitoring, v. 14, no. 7, p. 1838-1845.

Hladik, M.L., and McWayne, M.M., 2012, Methods of analysis--determination of pesticides in sediment using Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods 5-C3, 18 p.

Huffman, R.L., Wagner, R.J., Toft, J., Cordell, J., DeWild, J.F., Dinicola, R.S., Aiken, G.R., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Marvin-DiPasquale, M., Stewart, A.R., Moran, P.W., and Paulson, A.J., 2012, Mercury species and other selected constituent concentrations in water, sediment, and biota of Sinclair Inlet, Kitsap County, Washington, 2007-10: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 658, 50 p.


Johnson, C.D., White, E.A., and Joesten, P.K., 2012, Use of electromagnetic induction methods to monitor remediation at the University of Connecticut landfill–2004-2011, in 25th Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems 2012 (SAGEEP 2012)--Proceedings, Tucson, Arizona, March 25-29, 2012: Red Hook, N.Y., Curran Associates, Inc., ISBN:9781622760435 (Conference sponsored by Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS)).

Johnson, T.C., Slater, L.D., Ntarlagiannis, D., Day-Lewis, F.D., and Elwaseif, M., 2012, Monitoring groundwater-surface water interaction using time-series and time-frequency analysis of transient three-dimensional electrical resistivity changes: Water Resources Research, v. 48, no. 7, W07506, doi:10.1029/2012wr011893.

Journey, C.A., Burns, D.A., Riva-Murray, K., Brigham, M.E., Button, D.T., Feaster, T.D., Petkewich, M.D., and Bradley, P.M., 2012, Fluvial transport of mercury, organic carbon, suspended sediment, and selected major ions in contrasting stream basins in South Carolina and New York--October 2004-September 2009: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5173, 140 p.


Kalkhoff, S.J., Vecchia, A.V., Capel, P.D., and Meyer, M.T., 2012, Eleven-year trend in acetanilide pesticide degradates in the Iowa River, Iowa: Journal of Environmental Quality, v. 41, no. 5, p. 1566-1579, doi:10.2134/jeq2011.0426.

Kinney, C.A., Campbell, B.R., Thompson, R., Furlong, E.T., Kolpin, D.W., Burkardt, M.R., Zaugg, S.D., Werner, S.L., and Hay, A.G., 2012, Earthworm bioassays and seedling emergence for monitoring toxicity, aging and bioaccumulation of anthropogenic waste indicator compounds in biosolids–amended soil: Science of the Total Environment, v. 433, p. 507-515, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.06.097.

Koontz, H., 2012, Denver meeting focuses on contaminants in water: U.S. Geological Survey Media Advisory, 06/22/2012.

Kuivila, K., and Demas, A., 2012, Insecticide contamination increases with urbanization: U.S. Geological Survey News Release, 04/25/2012.

Kuivila, K.M., Hladik, M.L., Ingersoll, C.G., Kemble, N.E., Moran, P.W., Calhoun, D.L., Nowell, L.H., and Gilliom, R.J., 2012, Occurrence and potential sources of pyrethroid insecticides in stream sediments from seven U.S. metropolitan areas: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 46, no. 8, p. 4297-4303, doi:10.1021/es2044882.

Kumar, A., Williams, M., Woods, M., Kookana, R., Barber, L., Vajda, A., Doan, H., Gregg, A., Gonzago, D., and Bain, P., 2012, Treated effluent in the aquatic environment--Impact assessment of endocrine disrupting chemicals: CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country National Research Flagship Report Series ISSN:1835-095X, 286 p.

Kuwabara, J.S., Topping, B.R., Carter, J.L., Wood, T.M., Cameron, J.M., Asbill-Case, J.R., and Carlson, R.A., 2012, Changes in benthic nutrient sources within a wetland after hydrologic reconnection: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, v. 31, no. 9, p. 1995-2013, doi:10.1002/etc.1914.

Kuwabara, J.S., Topping, B.R., Carter, J.L., Wood, T.M., Parchaso, F., Cameron, J.M., Asbill, J.R., Carlson, R.A., and Fend, S.V., 2012, Time scales of change in chemical and biological parameters after engineered levee breaches adjacent to Upper Klamath and Agency Lakes, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1057, 26 p.


Liao, L., Green, C.T., Bekins, B.A., and Böhlke, J.K., 2012, Factors controlling nitrate fluxes in groundwater in agricultural areas: Water Resources Research, v. 48, no. 6, p. 18, W00L09, doi:10.1029/2011WR011008.

Lozano, N., Rice, C.P., Pagano, J., Zintek, L., Barber, L.B., Murphy, E.W., Nettesheim, T., Minarik, T., and Schoenfuss, H.L., 2012, Concentration of organic contaminants in fish and their biological effects in a wastewater-dominated urban stream: Science of the Total Environment, v. 420, p. 191-201, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2011.12.059.

Lu, J., Kharaka, Y.K., Thordsen, J.J., Horita, J., Karamalidis, A., Griffith, C., Hakala, J.A., Ambats, G., Cole, D.R., Phelps, T.J., Manning, M.A., Cook, P.J., and Hovorka, S.D., 2012, CO2–rock–brine interactions in Lower Tuscaloosa Formation at Cranfield CO2 sequestration site, Mississippi, U.S.A: Chemical Geology, v. 291, p. 269-277, doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2011.10.020.

Lu, Z., He, Z., Parisi, V.A., Kang, S., Deng, Y., Van Nostrand, J.D., Masoner, J.R., Cozzarelli, I.M., Suflita, J.M., and Zhou, J., 2012, Geochip-based analysis of microbial functional gene diversity in a landfill leachate-contaminated aquifer: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 46, no. 11, p. 5824-5833, doi:10.1021/es300478j.

Lucas, L.V., and Thompson, J.K., 2012, Changing restoration rules--Exotic bivalves interact with residence time and depth to control phytoplankton productivity: Ecosphere, v. 3, no. 12, p. art117, doi:10.1890/es12-00251.1.


Madenjian, C.P., David, S.R., and Krabbenhoft, D.P., 2012, Trophic transfer efficiency of methylmercury and inorganic mercury to lake trout Salvelinus namaycush from its prey: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, v. 63, no. 2, p. 262-269, doi:10.1007/s00244-012-9767-2.

Maples, S.R., 2012, Tritium plume dynamics in the shallow unsaturated zone adjacent to an arid waste-disposal facility, Amargosa Desert Research Site: Nevada: Reno, University of Nevada, M.S. Thesis, 112 p.

Markstrom, S.L., Hay, L.E., Ward-Garrison, D.C., Risley, J.C., Battaglin, W.A., Bjerklie, D.M., Chase, K.J., Christiansen, D.E., Dudley, R.W., Hunt, R.J., Koczot, K.M., Mastin, M.C., Regan, R.S., Viger, R.J., Vining, K.C., and Walker, J.F., 2012, Integrated watershed-scale response to climate change for selected basins across the United States: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5077, 134 p.

McCleskey, R.B., Clor, L.E., Lowenstern, J.B., Evans, W.C., Nordstrom, D.K., Heasler, H., and Huebner, M.A., 2012, Solute and geothermal flux monitoring using electrical conductivity in the Madison, firehole, and Gibbon Rivers, Yellowstone National Park: Applied Geochemistry, v. 27, no. 12, p. 2370-2381, doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2012.07.019.

McCleskey, R.B., Nordstrom, D.K., and Ryan, J.N., 2012, Comparison of electrical conductivity calculation methods for natural waters: Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, v. 10, no. NOVEMBER, p. 952-967, doi:10.4319/lom.2012.10.952.

McCleskey, R.B., Nordstrom, D.K., Ryan, J.N., and Ball, J.W., 2012, A new method of calculating electrical conductivity with applications to natural waters: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 77, p. 369-382, doi:10.1016/j.gca.2011.10.031.

McCleskey, R.B., Writer, J.H., and Murphy, S.F., 2012, Water chemistry of surface waters affected by the Fourmile Canyon wildfire, Colorado, 2010-2011: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1104, 11 p.

Mohanram, A., Ray, C., Metge, D.W., Barber, L.B., Ryan, J.N., and Harvey, R.W., 2012, Effect of dissolved organic carbon on the transport and attachment behaviors of Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts and carboxylate-modified microspheres advected through temperate humic and tropical volcanic agricultural soil: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 46, no. 4, p. 2088-2094, doi:10.1021/es2003342.

Moran, P.W., Calhoun, D.L., Nowell, L.H., Kemble, N.E., Ingersoll, C.G., Hladik, M.L., Kuivila, K.M., Falcone, J.A., and Gilliom, R.J., 2012, Contaminants in stream sediments from seven U.S. metropolitan areas--Data summary of a national pilot study: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5092, 66 p.

Mwakanyamale, K., Slater, L., Day-Lewis, F., Elwaseif, M., and Johnson, C., 2012, Spatially variable stage-driven groundwater-surface water interaction inferred from time-frequency analysis of distributed temperature sensing data: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 39, no. 6, L06401, doi:10.1029/2011gl050824.


Nordstrom, D.K., 2012, Arsenic in the geosphere meets the anthroposphere, in Ng, J.C., and others, eds., Understanding the Geological and Medical Interface of Arsenic, As 2012 --Proceedings of the 4th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, Cairns, Australia, July 22-27, 2012: CRC Press, p. 15-19, ISBN:9780415637633 (ISBN), doi:Export Date 31 May 2013.

Nordstrom, D.K., 2012, Models, validation, and applied geochemistry--Issues in science, communication, and philosophy: Applied Geochemistry, v. 27, no. 10, p. 1899-1919, doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2012.07.007.

Nordstrom, D.K., McCleskey, R.B., and Campbell, K.M., 2012, Arsenic in Yellowstone's thermal waters--Trends and anomalies, in Ng, J.C., and others, eds., Understanding the Geological and Medical Interface of Arsenic, As 2012 --Proceedings of the 4th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, Cairns, Australia, July 22-27, 2012: CRC Press, p. 479-480, ISBN:9780415637633 (ISBN), doi:Export Date 31 May 2013.

Norman, J.E., Kuivila, K.M., and Nowell, L.H., 2012, Prioritizing pesticide compounds for analytical methods development: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5045, 74 p.


Oremland, R.S., 2012, Arsenic and life--Bacterial redox reactions associated with arsenic oxyanions, in Drelich, R., ed., Water in Mineral Processing--Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium, Seattle, Wash., February 19-22, 2012: Englewood, Colo., Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, p. 17-27, ISBN:9780873353496.

Oremland, R.S., Stolz, J.F., and Saltikov, C.W., 2012, Anaerobic oxidation of arsenite by autotrophic bacteria--The view from Mono Lake, California, in Santini, J.M., and Ward, S.A., eds., The metabolism of arsenite--Arsenic in the environment (1st ed.): Leiden, CRC Press/Balkema, v. 5, p. 73-80, ISBN:9780415697194.


Payn, R.A., Gooseff, M.N., McGlynn, B.L., Bencala, K.E., and Wondzell, S.M., 2012, Exploring changes in the spatial distribution of stream baseflow generation during a seasonal recession: Water Resources Research, v. 48, no. 4, W04519, doi:10.1029/2011WR011552.

Pellerin, B.A., Saraceno, J.F., Shanley, J.B., Sebestyen, S.D., Aiken, G.R., Wollheim, W.M., and Bergamaschi, B.A., 2012, Taking the pulse of snowmelt: In situ sensors reveal seasonal, event and diurnal patterns of nitrate and dissolved organic matter variability in an upland forest stream: Biogeochemistry, v. 108, no. 1-3, p. 183-198, doi:10.1007/s10533-011-9589-8.

Phillips, P.J., Chalmers, A.T., Gray, J.L., Kolpin, D.W., Foreman, W.T., and Wall, G.R., 2012, Combined sewer overflows--An environmental source of hormones and wastewater micropollutants: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 46, no. 10, p. 5336-5343, doi:10.1021/es3001294.

Plummer, L., Eggleston, J., Andreasen, D., Raffensperger, J., Hunt, A., and Casile, G., 2012, Old groundwater in parts of the upper Patapsco aquifer, Atlantic Coastal Plain, Maryland, USA--Evidence from radiocarbon, chlorine-36 and helium-4: Hydrogeology Journal, v. 20, no. 7, p. 1269-1294, doi:10.1007/s10040-012-0871-1.


Reddy, M., and Hoch, A., 2012, Calcium carbonate nucleation in an alkaline lake surface water, Pyramid Lake, Nevada, USA: Aquatic Geochemistry, v. 18, no. 2, p. 95-113, doi:10.1007/s10498-011-9150-3.

Reddy, M.M., 2012, Calcite growth-rate inhibition by fulvic acid and magnesium ion-possible influence on biogenic calcite formation: Journal of Crystal Growth, doi:10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2011.12.069.

Reddy, M.M., and Gunther, C.D., 2012, Summary of chemical data from onsite and laboratory analyses of groundwater samples from the surficial aquifer, Las Vegas, Nevada, April and August 1993 and September 1994: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1029, 3 p.

Reddy, M.M., and Gunther, C.D., 2012, Summary of data from onsite and laboratory analyses of surface water and marsh porewater from south Florida water management district water conservation areas, the Everglades, south Florida, March 1995: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1063, 14 p.

Reilly, T.J., Smalling, K.L., Orlando, J.L., and Kuivila, K.M., 2012, Occurrence of boscalid and other selected fungicides in surface water and groundwater in three targeted use areas in the United States: Chemosphere, v. 89, no. 3, p. 228-234, doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2012.04.023.

Reilly, T.J., Smalling, K.L., Wilson, E.R., and Battaglin, W.A., 2012, Dissolved pesticides, dissolved organic carbon, and water-quality characteristics in selected Idaho streams, April-December 2010: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 667, 17 p.

Risch, M.R., DeWild, J.F., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Kolka, R.K., and Zhang, L., 2012, Litterfall mercury dry deposition in the Eastern USA: Environmental Pollution, v. 161, p. 284-290, doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2011.06.005.

Robinson, J., Johnson, T., Slater, L., Ntarlagiannis, D., Lacombe, P., Day-Lewis, F., Lane, J.W., Johnson, C., Shaprio, A., Tiedeman, C., and Goode, D., 2012, Advancing electrical geophysical characterization of DNAPL-contaminated fractured rock aquifers, in Eighth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Monterey, California, May 21-24, 2012: Columbus, Ohio, Battelle Memorial Institut, (compressed zip file).

Rodriguez Alcocer, D.J., 2012, Assessment of thermal heating for the removal of chlorinated solvents from fractured bedrock: Kingston, Ontario, Canada, Queen’s University, Ph.D. thesis, 410 p.

Runkel, R.L., Kimball, B.A., Walton-Day, K., Verplanck, P.L., and Broshears, R.E., 2012, Evaluating remedial alternatives for an acid mine drainage stream--A model post audit: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 46, no. 1, p. 340-347, doi:10.1021/es2038504.

Rutherford, D.W., Wershaw, R.L., Rostad, C.E., and Kelly, C.N., 2012, Effect of formation conditions on biochars--Compositional and structural properties of cellulose, lignin, and pine biochars: Biomass and Bioenergy, v. 46, p. 693-701, doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2012.06.026.


Sanford, W.E., Nelms, D.L., Pope, J.P., and Selnick, D.L., 2012, Quantifying components of the hydrologic cycle in Virginia using chemical hydrograph separation and multiple regression analysis: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5198, 78 p.

Savoie, J.G., and LeBlanc, D.R., 2012, Comparison of no-purge and pumped sampling methods for monitoring concentrations of ordnance-related compounds in groundwater, Camp Edwards, Massachusetts Military Reservation, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 2009-2010: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5084, 23 p.

Savoie, J.G., LeBlanc, D.R., Fairchild, G.M., Smith, R.L., Kent, D.B., Barber, L.B., Repert, D.A., Hart, C.P., Keefe, S.H., and Parsons, L.A., 2012, Groundwater-quality data for a treated-wastewater plume near the Massachusetts Military Reservation, Ashumet Valley, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 2006-08: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 648, 11 p.

Schaefer, C.E., Towne, R.M., Lazouskaya, V., Bishop, M.E., and Dong, H., 2012, Diffusive flux and pore anisotropy in sedimentary rocks: Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, v. 131, no. 1-4, p. 1-8, doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2012.01.005.

Sihota, N.J., and Mayer, K.U., 2012, Characterizing vadose zone hydrocarbon biodegradation using carbon dioxide effluxes, isotopes, and reactive transport modeling: Vadose Zone Journal, v. 11, no. 4, doi:10.2136/vzj2011.0204.

Slowey, A., and Marvin-DiPasquale, M., 2012, How to overcome inter-electrode variability and instability to quantify dissolved oxygen, Fe(ii), Mn(ii), and S(ii) in undisturbed soils and sediments using voltammetry: Geochemical Transactions, v. 13, no. 1, p. 6, doi:10.1186/1467-4866-13-6.

Smalling, K.L., Orlando, J.L., Calhoun, D., Battaglin, W.A., and Kuivila, K.M., 2012, Occurrence of pesticides in water and sediment collected from amphibian habitats located throughout the United States, 2009-10: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 707, 36 p.

Smith, K.S., Walton-Day, K., Hoal, K.O., Driscoll, R.L., and Pietersen, K., 2012, Pre- and post-remediation characterization of acid-generating fluvial tailings material, in 9th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage (ICARD), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, May 20-26, 2012.

Stavreva, D.A., George, A.A., Klausmeyer, P., Varticovski, L., Sack, D., Voss, T.C., Schiltz, R.L., Blazer, V.S., Iwanowicz, L.R., and Hager, G.L., 2012, Prevalent glucocorticoid and androgen activity in US water sources: Science Reports, v. 2, 937, doi:10.1038/srep00937 (Supplementary information).

Swanson, R.D., Singha, K., Day-Lewis, F.D., Binley, A., Keating, K., and Haggerty, R., 2012, Direct geoelectrical evidence of mass transfer at the laboratory scale: Water Resources Research, v. 48, no. 10, W10543, doi:10.1029/2012wr012431.


Taylor, H., Antweiler, R., Roth, D., Alpers, C., and Dileanis, P., 2012, Selected trace elements in the Sacramento River, California--Occurrence and distribution: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, v. 62, no. 4, p. 557-569, doi:10.1007/s00244-011-9738-z.

Taylor, J.B., 2012, Assessing the role of anammox in a nitrogen contaminated aquifer: University of North Carolina Wilmington, Deptartment of Biology and Marine Biology, unpublished M.S. thesis, 76 p.

Thomas, L.K., Widdowson, M.A., Novak, J.T., Chapelle, F.H., Benner, R., and Kaiser, K., 2012, Potentially bioavailable natural organic carbon and hydrolyzable amino acids in aquifer sediments: Groundwater Monitoring and Remediation, v. 32, no. 4, p. 92-95, doi:10.1111/j.1745-6592.2012.01406.x.

Thompson, J.K., and Parchaso, F., 2012, Conceptual model for Potamocorbula amurensis, in Delta Regional Ecosystem Restoration Implementation Plan (DRERIP) Conceptual Models: Sacramento, Calif., California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Ecosystem Restoration Program.

Thorn, K.A., and Cox, L.G., 2012, Ultraviolet irradiation effects incorporation of nitrate and nitrite nitrogen into aquatic natural organic matter: Journal of Environmental Quality, v. 41, no. 3, p. 865-881, doi:10.2134/jeq2011.0335.

Tillitt, D.E., and Buxton, H.T., 2012, Agricultural sources of contaminants of emerging concern and adverse health effects on freshwater fish, in Ragaini, R., ed., International Seminar on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies--44th Session--The Role of Science in the Third Millennium, Erice, Sicily, August 19-24, 2011: Singapore, World Scientific Publishing Co., p. 337-348, ISBN:9789814415002

Toepfer, J.A., Ford, R.M., Metge, D., and Harvey, R.W., 2012, Impact of fluorochrome stains used to study bacterial transport in shallow aquifers on motility and chemotaxis of Pseudomonas species: FEMS Microbiology Ecology, v. 81, no. 1, p. 163-171, doi:10.1111/j.1574-6941.2012.01355.x.


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Geological Survey, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2012, Toxic contaminants in the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed--Extent and severity of occurrence and potential biological effects--Technical Report--December, 2012: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Chesapeake Bay Program Office, 175 p.

Ulrich, E.M., Morrison, C.N., Goldsmith, M.R., and Foreman, W.T., 2012, Chiral pesticides--Identification, description, and environmental implications, in Whitacre, D.M., ed., Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology: New York, Springer U.S., v. 217, p. 1-74, ISBN:978-1-4614-2329-4.


Venkatesan, A.K., Pycke, B.F.G., Barber, L.B., Lee, K.E., and Halden, R.U., 2012, Occurrence of triclosan, triclocarban, and its lesser chlorinated congeners in Minnesota freshwater sediments collected near wastewater treatment plants: Journal of Hazardous Materials, v. 229-230, p. 29-35, doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2012.05.049.


Walton-Day, K., Runkel, R.L., and Kimball, B.A., 2012, Using spatially detailed water-quality data and solute-transport modeling to support total maximum daily load development: Journal of the American Water Works Association, v. 48, no. 5, p. 949-969, doi:10.1111/j.1752-1688.2012.00662.x.

Wang, D., Bradford, S.A., Harvey, R.W., Gao, B., Cang, L., and Zhou, D., 2012, Humic acid facilitates the transport of ARS-labeled hydroxyapatite nanoparticles in iron oxyhydroxide-coated sand: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 46, no. 5, p. 2738-2745, doi:10.1021/es203784u.

Wang, D., Bradford, S.A., Harvey, R.W., Hao, X., and Zhou, D., 2012, Transport of ARS-labeled hydroxyapatite nanoparticles in saturated granular media is influenced by surface charge variability even in the presence of humic acid: Journal of Hazardous Materials, v. 229-230, p. 170-176, doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2012.05.089.

White, A.F., Schulz, M.S., Vivit, D.V., Bullen, T.D., and Fitzpatrick, J., 2012, The Impact of biotic/abiotic interfaces in mineral nutrient cycling--A study of soils of the Santa Cruz chronosequence, California: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 77, no. 0, p. 62-85, doi:10.1016/j.gca.2011.10.029.

Williams, B.K., Wingard, G.L., Brewer, G., Cloern, J., Gelfenbaum, G., Jacobson, R.B., Kershner, J.L., McGuire, A.D., Nichols, J.D., Shapiro, C.D., van Riper, C., III, and White, R.P., 2012, The U.S. Geological Survey Ecosystem Science Strategy, 2012-2022--Advancing discovery and application through collaboration: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1092, 25 p.

Writer, J.H., Ryan, J.N., Keefe, S.H., and Barber, L.B., 2012, Fate of 4-nonylphenol and 17β-estradiol in the Redwood River of Minnesota: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 46, no. 2, p. 860-868, doi:10.1021/es2031664.


Yang, Y.-Y., Gray, J.L., Furlong, E.T., Davis, J.G., ReVello, R.C., and Borch, T., 2012, Steroid hormone runoff from agricultural test plots applied with municipal biosolids: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 46, no. 5, p. 2746-2754, doi:10.1021/es203896t.


Zargar, K., Conrad, A., Bernick, D.L., Lowe, T.M., Stolc, V., Hoeft, S., Oremland, R.S., Stolz, J., and Saltikov, C.W., 2012, ArxA, a new clade of arsenite oxidase within the DMSO reductase family of molybdenum oxidoreductases: Environmental Microbiology, v. 14, no. 7, p. 1635-1645, doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2012.02722.x.

Zhang, C., Eganhouse, R.P., Pontolillo, J., Cozzarelli, I.M., and Wang, Y., 2012, Determination of nonylphenol isomers in landfill leachate and municipal wastewater using steam distillation extraction coupled with comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography/time-of-flight mass spectrometry: Journal of Chromatography A, v. 1230, p. 110-116, doi:10.1016/j.chroma.2011.12.109.

Zheng, L., Apps, J.A., Spycher, N., Birkholzer, J.T., Kharaka, Y.K., Thordsen, J., Beers, S.R., Herkelrath, W.N., Kakouros, E., and Trautz, R.C., 2012, Geochemical modeling of changes in shallow groundwater chemistry observed during the MSU-ZERT CO2 injection experiment: International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, v. 7, p. 202-217, doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2011.10.003.

Zhu, W., and Reinfelder, J.R., 2012, The microbial community of a black shale pyrite biofilm and its implications for pyrite weathering: Geomicrobiology Journal, v. 29, no. 2, p. 186-193, doi:10.1080/01490451.2010.539663.

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