2130 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
Currently my work focusses on water-quality issues in the Willamette and Columbia River Basins. I work closely with NOAA Fisheries, EPA, the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership, Columbia Riverkeeper, and others in evaluating water-quality conditions in these basins and working towards a healthier environment for us all.
Oregon Graduate Institute, Hillsboro, OR 97291
MS Envionmental Science & Engineering
graduated January 1996
Linfield College, McMinnville, OR 97128
BS Chemistry, Math minor
graduated May 1993
I started working at the Oregon Water Science Center in 1991 for both the Willamette and Yakima NAWQA projects. I work on water-quality issues, with a special focus on "toxics" issues. This has included pesticides in the past and more recently has focussed on emerging contaminants - pharmaceuticals, personal care products, wastewater indicators, flame retardants, etc. Currently my work focusses on the Columbia River Basin, but I have worked in the Yakima, Willamette, and Klamath basins in the past. As often as possible, I work closely with NOAA Fisheries because I feel it strengthens our results by adding relevance to the water-column data we collect.
Hapke, W.B., Morace, J.L., Nilsen, E.B., Alvarez, D.A., and Masterson, K., 2016, Year-round monitoring of contaminants in Neal and Rogers Creeks, Hood River Basin, Oregon, 2011-12, and assessment of risks to salmonids: PLoS ONE, vol. 11, no. 6, e0158175, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0158175, available at http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0158175.
VanMetre, P.C., Morace, J.L., and Sheibley, R.W., 2015, The Pacific northwest stream quality assessment: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2015–3020, 2 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20153020.
Nilsen, E., and Morace, J., 2014, Foodweb transfer, sediment transport, and biological impacts of emerging and legacy organic contaminants in the lower Columbia River, Oregon and Washington, USA—USGS Contaminants and Habitat (ConHab) Project: Science of the Total Environment, v. 484, p. 319‑321, available at http://or.water.usgs.gov/projs_dir/Conhab/.
Alvarez, D.A., Perkins, S., Nilsen, E., and Morace, J., 2014, Spatial and temporal trends in occurrence of emerging and legacy contaminants in the Lower Columbia River 2008–2010: Science of the Total Environment, v. 484, p. 322–330, available at http://or.water.usgs.gov/projs_dir/Conhab/.
Nilsen, E., Zaugg, S., Alvarez, D., Morace, J., Waite, I., Counihan, T., and others, 2014, Contaminants of legacy and emerging concern in largescale sucker (Catostomus macrocheilus) and the foodweb in the lower Columbia River, Oregon and Washington, USA: Science of the Total Environment, v. 484, p. 344‑352, available at http://or.water.usgs.gov/projs_dir/Conhab/.
Morace, J.L., 2012, Reconnaissance of contaminants in selected wastewater-treatment-plant effluent and stormwater runoff entering the Columbia River, Columbia River Basin, Washington and Oregon, 2008–10: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012–5068, 68 p, http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2012/5068/.
Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership, 2007, Lower Columbia River Estuary and Ecosystem Monitoring: Water Quality and Salmon Sampling Report, http://www.estuarypartnership.org/resource/lower-columbia-river-and-estuary-ecosystem-monitoring-water-quality-and-salmon-sampling.
Morace, J.L., 2007, Relation between selected water-quality variables, climatic factors, and lake levels in Upper Klamath and Agency Lakes, Oregon, 1990–2006: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5117, 54 p,http://pubs.water.usgs.gov/sir20075117.
Morace, J.L., 2006, Water-quality data, Columbia River Estuary, 2004-05: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 213, 18+ p, http://pubs.water.usgs.gov/ds213.
Fuhrer, G.J., Morace, J.L., Johnson, H.M., Rinella, J.F., Ebbert, J.C., Embrey, S.S., Waite, I.R., Carpenter, K.D., Wise, D.R., and Hughes, C.A., 2004, Water quality in the Yakima River Basin, Washington—1999–2000: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1237, 34 p, http://pubs.water.usgs.gov/cir1237.
Morace, J.L., and McKenzie, S.W., 2002, Fecal-indicator bacteria in the Yakima River basin, Washington—An examination of 1999 and 2000 synoptic-sampling data and their relation to historical data: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02–4054, 32 p, https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/wri024054.
U.S. Geological Survey, 1999, The quality of our Nation’s waters—Nutrients and pesticides: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1225, 82 p., http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/circ1225/.
Rinella, J.F., McKenzie, S.W., Crawford, J.K., Foreman, W.T., Fuhrer, G.J., and Morace, J.L., 1999, Surface-water-quality assessment of the Yakima River Basin in Washington—Distribution of pesticides and other organic compounds in water, sediment, and aquatic biota, 1987–91: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 2354B, 180p., https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/wsp2354B.
Morace, J.L., Fuhrer, G.J., Rinella, J.F., McKenzie, S.W., and others, 1999, Surface-water-quality assessment of the Yakima River Basin in Washington—Overview of major findings, 1987–91: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 98–4113, 119 p, http://or.water.usgs.gov/pubs_dir/Pdf/98-4113.pdf.
Anderson, C.W., Wood, T.M., and Morace, J.L., 1997, Distribution of dissolved pesticides and other water quality constituents in small streams, and their relation to land use, in the Willamette River Basin, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 97–4268, 87 p., https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/wri984113.
Snyder, D.T., and Morace, J.L., 1997, Nutrient loading from drained wetlands adjacent to Upper Klamath and Agency Lakes, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 97–4059, 67 p.,https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/wri974059.
Wood, T.M., Fuhrer, G.J., and Morace, J.L., 1996, Relation between selected water-quality variables and lake level in Upper Klamath and Agency Lakes, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 96–4079, 57 p., https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/wri964079.
Fuhrer, G.J., Tanner, D.Q., Morace, J.L., McKenzie, S.W., and Skach, K.A., 1995, Analysis of current and historical water-quality data from the lower Columbia River Basin—Available data through 1994: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 95–4294, 157 p., https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/wri954294.
Fuhrer, G.J., Fluter, S.L., McKenzie, S.W., Rinella, J.R., Crawford, J.K., Cain, D.J., Hornberger, M.I., Bridges, J.L., and Skach, K.A., 1994, Surface-water-quality assessment of the Yakima River Basin in Washington—Major- and minor-element data for sediment, water, and aquatic biota, 1987–91: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94–308, 223 p., https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr94308.
Bridges, Jennifer, 1993, An investigation of AIDS therapies based on the anatomy and effects of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus: Linfield College Honors Thesis, 147 p.