Columbia Environmental Research Center

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Since 1966, CERC scientists have published over 2000 peer reviewed articles and reports. Browse our publications below or search CERC's publications by author or title through the USGS Publications Warehouse.

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Year Published: 2018

A diverse suite of pharmaceuticals contaminates stream and riparian food webs

A multitude of biologically active pharmaceuticals contaminate surface waters globally, yet their presence in aquatic food webs remain largely unknown. Here, we show that over 60 pharmaceutical compounds can be detected in aquatic invertebrates and riparian spiders in six streams near Melbourne, Australia. Similar concentrations in aquatic...

Richmond, Erinn K.; Rosi, Emma J.; Walters, David M.; Fikk, Jerker; Hamilton, Stephen K.; Brodin, Tomas; Sundelin, Anna; Grace, Michael R.

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Ontogenetic changes in swimming speed of silver carp, bighead carp, and grass carp larvae: implications for larval dispersal

Bighead, silver, and grass carps are invasive in the waterways of central North America, and grass carp reproduction in tributaries of the Great Lakes has now been documented. Questions about recruitment potential motivate a need for accurate models of egg and larval dispersal. Quantitative data on swimming behaviors and capabilities during early...

George, Amy E.; Garcia, Tatiana; Stahlschmidt, Benjamin H.; Chapman, Duane C.

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Tag retention and survival of juvenile bighead carp implanted with a dummy acoustic tag at three temperatures

Bighead carp Hypophthalmichthys nobilis and silver carp Hypophthalmichthys molitrix(together, the bigheaded carps) are invasive fishes in North America that have resulted in substantial negative effects on native fish communities and aquatic ecosystems. Movement and behavior of adult bigheaded carps has been studied previously using...

Byrd, Curtis G.; Chapman, Duane C.; Pherigo, Emily K.; Jolley, Jeffrey C.

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Overview and progress of the pallid sturgeon assessment framework redesign process

The Pallid Sturgeon Population Assessment Program (PSPAP) was initiated in 2003, and full implementation began in 2006, to monitor the trend of Scaphirhynchus albus (pallid sturgeon) and native fish communities in the Upper and Lower Missouri River Basins. The original PSPAP (v. 1.0) was a catch-effort based monitoring program where population...

Colvin, Michael E.; Reynolds, Sara; Jacobson, Robert B.; Pierce, Landon L.; Steffensen, Kirk D.; Welker, Timothy L.
Colvin, M.E., Reynolds, S., Jacobson, R.B., Pierce, L.L., Steffensen, K.D., and Welker, T.L., 2018, Overview and progress of the pallid sturgeon assessment framework redesign process: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1166, 87 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181166.

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Evaluation of chronic toxicity of sodium chloride or potassium chloride to a unionid mussel (Lampsilis siliquoidea) in water exposures using standard and refined toxicity testing methods

Freshwater mussels are generally underrepresented in toxicity databases used to derive water quality criteria, especially for long‐term exposures. Multiple tests were conducted to determine the chronic toxicity of sodium chloride (NaCl) or potassium chloride (KCl) to a unionid mussel (fatmucket, Lampsilis siliquoidea). Initially, a 4‐wk NaCl...

Wang, Ning; Kunz, James L.; Dorman, Rebecca A.; Ingersoll, Christopher G.; Steevens, Jeffery; Hammer, Edward J.; Bauer, Candice R.

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Evaluating flow management as a strategy to recover an endangered sturgeon species in the Upper Missouri River, USA

In the Upper Missouri River, Fort Peck and Garrison Dams limit the length of free‐flowing river available to the endangered pallid sturgeon. These barriers restrict the upstream migration of adults and downstream larval dispersal. A one‐dimensional (1D) modelling framework is currently in use to evaluate reservoir operation alternatives and to...

Erwin, Susannah O.; Bulliner, Edward A.; Fischenich, Craig J; Jacobson, Robert B.; Braaten, Patrick; Delonay, Aaron J.

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Thiamine deficiency in fishes: Causes, consequences, and potential solutions

Thiamine deficiency complex (TDC) is a disorder resulting from the inability to acquire or retain thiamine (vitamin B1) and has been documented in organisms in aquatic ecosystems ranging from the Baltic Sea to the Laurentian Great Lakes. The biological mechanisms leading to TDC emergence may vary among systems, but in fishes, one common outcome is...

Christie, Mark R.; Harder, Avril M.; Ardren, William R.; Evans, Allison N.; Futia, Matthew H.; Kraft, Clifford E.; Marsden, J. Ellen; Richter, Catherine A.; Rinchard, Jacques; Tillitt, Donald E.; Christie, Mark R.
Harder, A.M., Ardren, W.R., Evans, A.N., Futia, M.H., Kraft, C.E., Marsden, J.E., Richter, C.A., Rinchard, J., Tillitt, D.E., and Christie, M.R., 2018, Thiamine deficiency in fishes: causes, consequences, and potential solutions: Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries

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Embryonic effects of an environmentally relevant PCB mixture in the domestic chicken

Studies were conducted to develop methods to assess the effects of a complex mixture of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the domestic chicken (Gallus domesticus). Treatments were administered by egg injection to compare embryonic effects of an environmentally relevant PCB congener mixture in the domestic chicken over a range of doses. Chicken...

Ottinger, Mary Ann; Lavoie, Emma T.; Bohannon, Mary E. B.; Marcel, Allegra M.; Tschiffely, Anna E.; Duffy, Kara B.; McKernan, Moira A.; Thompson, Nichola; Whitehouse, H. Kasen; Davani, Kimya; Strauss, Marci; Tillitt, Donald E.; Lipton, Joshua; Dean, Karen M.
Ottinger, M.A., Lavoie, E.T., Bohannon, M.E.B., Marcel, A.M., Tschiffely, A.E., Duffy, K.B., McKernan, M., Thompson, N., Whitehouse, H.K., Davani, K., Strauss, M., Tillitt, D.E., Lipton, J., and Dean, K.M., 2018, Embryonic effects of an environmentally relevant PCB mixture in the domestic chicken: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, v. 37, no. 10, p. 2513-2522

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Chronic toxicity of 4-nonylphenol to two unionid mussels in water-only exposures

Limited studies indicate that mussels are generally insensitive to organic chemicals; however, these studies were conducted in acute or short-term exposures, and little is known about the chronic sensitivity of mussels to organic chemicals. We evaluated the chronic (28 days) toxicity of 4-nonylphenol (4-NP) to two commonly tested species of...

Ivey, Chris D.; Wang, Ning; Alvarez, David; Hammer, Edward J.; Bauer, Candice R.
Ivey, C.D., Wang, N., Alvarez, D.A., Hammer, E.J., and Bauer, C.R., 2018, Chronic Toxicity of 4-Nonylphenol to Two Unionid Mussels in Water-Only Exposures: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, v. 101, no. 4, p. 423-427

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2018 hurricane and wildfire supplemental funding: USGS recovery activities

The Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2018 (P.L. 115-123), was signed by the President on February 9, 2018. This funding provided $42.2 million to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for equipment repair and replacement, high-resolution elevation data collection in both hurricane- and wildfire-impacted...

Hinck, Jo Ellen; Stachyra, Joseph
Hinck, J.E., and Stachyra, J., 2018, 2018 hurricane and wildfire supplemental funding—USGS recovery activities: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2018–3063, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20183063.

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Evaluation of chronic toxicity of sodium chloride or potassium chloride to a unionid mussel (Lampsilis siliquoidea) in water exposures using standard and refined toxicity testing methods

Freshwater mussels are generally underrepresented in toxicity databases used to derive water quality criteria, especially for long‐term exposures. Multiple tests were conducted to determine the chronic toxicity of sodium chloride (NaCl) or potassium chloride (KCl) to a unionid mussel (fatmucket, Lampsilis siliquoidea). Initially, a 4‐wk NaCl test...

Wang, Ning; Kunz, James L.; Dorman, Rebecca A.; Ingersoll, Christopher G.; Steevens, Jeffery; Hammer, Edward J.; Bauer, Candice R.

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Field evaluation of carbon dioxide as a fish deterrent at a water management structure along the Illinois River

Construction of a water management structure (WMS) in the levee surrounding The Nature Conservancy’s Emiquon Preserve (Havana, Illinois, USA) created a new hydrological connection and potential aquatic invasive species pathway between the Illinois River and a large conservation wetland complex. Site managers need a control tool that deters the...

Cupp, Aaron R.; Smerud, Justin R.; Tix, John A.; Schleis, Susan M.; Fredricks, Kim T.; Erickson, Richard A.; Amberg, Jon J.; Morrow, William S.; Koebel, Carolyn M.; Murphy, Elizabeth A.; Vishy, Chad; Blodgett, K. Douglas
Cupp, A.R., Smerud, J.R., Tix, J.A., Schleis, S.M., Fredricks, K.T., Erickson, R.A., Amberg, J.J., Morrow, W.S., Koebel, C., Murphy, E.A., Vishy, C., Blodget, K.D. 2018. Field evaluation of carbon dioxide as a fish deterrent at a water management structure on the Illinois River. Management of Biological Invasions. 9(3):299-308. DOI: 10.3391/mbi.2018.9.3.12.