Kathy E Lee

Biography

In my 27 year tenure as a scientist and Program manager with the USGS, I have successfully directed and have actively participated as a team member on numerous large multidisciplinary and multi-agency teams as part of the Toxic Substances Hydrology Program, National Water Quality Assessment Program, and the Cooperative Water Program. The emphasis of my science and Program management has been the integration of chemical and physical stressors with associated biological responses in aquatic systems to solve critical water issues facing the Nation.  I am currently serving as the Deputy Program Coordinator for the integrated Toxic Substances-Contaminant Biology Programs in the Environmental Health Mission Area.

 

Deputy Program Coordinator, Toxics Substances Hydrology and Contaminant Biology Programs, May 2014-Current.

During my tenure as the Deputy Program Coordinator for the integrated Programs, I have successfully served the Program Coordinator by assuming programmatic activities to benefit the Agency including:

Science Communication

  • Developing and managing outreach activities to highlight Mission Area science
  • Preparing concise feature articles and the GeoHealth Newsletter to highlight Mission Area science
  • Managing website content and maintenance to highlight Mission Area science
  • Distilling and summarizing science for congressional, agency, and external requests
  • Participating in National-level external panels to convey and advance USGS science
  • Review of science products for clarity, scientific content, and policy issues

Accountability and Management

  • Encouraging and fostering integrated science team interactions
  • Development of, and participation in, accountability measures such as internal team reviews and external stakeholder Program reviews
  • Assisting with planning and coordination of funding and allocations
  • Assiting with oversight and review of workplans and products

Hydrologist/Aquatic Ecologist Cooperative Water Program, 1998 – April 2014 

As a senior scientist in the USGS Minnesota Water Science Center, I developed and advanced a long-term (1997-2014) contaminants of emerging concern (CEC) program in collaboration with State, Federal, and University partners to address chemical and biological indicators of resource quality, which resulted in over 25 publications for the following science topics:

  • Effects of endocrine active chemicals on fish along a gradient of estrogenicity
  • Occurrence, fate, and effects of contaminants of concern in the Great Lakes
  • Occurrence of contaminants of concern in St. Croix River
  • Fate and effects of alkylphenols in tributary streams in Minnesota
  • Occurrence of endocrine disrupting compounds in the Mississippi River
  • Influence of wastewater effluent on fathead minnow endocrine systems
  • Occurrence of endocrine disruption in common carp in Minnesota streams
  • Occurrence of pharmaceuticals and endocrine active chemicals in Minnesota wastewaters, drinking waters, and water resources
  • Influence of riparian cover on aquatic communities in Minnesota

Hydrologist/Aquatic Ecologist National Water Quality Assessment Program, 1992 – April 2014  

  • Lead scientist, advising 6 scientists and technicians, for the Nutrient Effects Enrichment
  • Led a multidisciplinary team of technicians, hydrologists, biologists and other scientists to determine stressors affecting stream biota (fish, invertebrates, and algae)
  • Designed and led complex, interdisciplinary studies, completed data analyses, and prepared publications to accomplish science goals
  • Managed a 600K annual budget for implementation of ecological studies
  • Supervised 4-6 employees to accomplish the Data collection and paper preparation.

Hydrologic Technician/Student, 1992-1995

  • Assisted project ecologists and hydrologists with implementation of the Central Nebraska Basins National Water Quality Assessment Program Studies
  • Completed graduate research on the influence of wetland hydrophyte community structure on herbicide degradation rates

Research Assistant University of Kansas, 1989-1992 

  • Examined light penetration in forest canopies at Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Reviewed industrial compliance regulations as a component of a study to develop an expert system for decision making related to state ‘Right-to-Know’ regulations

 

Education   

Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science 1991; University of Kansas,  Lawrence, KS       

Master of Science, Aquatic Ecology 1995; University of Kansas,  Lawrence, KS       

Professional Memberships

Society of Environmental Toxicologists and Chemists, Society for Freshwater Science

 

Publications

Munn, M.D., Frey, J.W., Tesoriero, A.J., Black, R.W., Duff, J.H., Lee,  K.E., Maret, T.R., Mebane, C.A., Waite, I.R., and Zelt, R.B., 2018, Understanding the influence of nutrients on stream ecosystems in agricultural landscapes: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1437, 80 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/cir1437.

Z.G. Jorgenson, L.M. Thomas, S.M. Elliott, J.E. Cavallin, E. Randolph, C.S.J. Choy, D.A. Alvarez, J.A.Banda, D.J. Gefell, K.E. Lee, E.T. Furlong, H.L. Schoenfuss, 2018, Contaminants of emerging concern presence and adverse effects in fish: A case study in the Laurentian Great Lakes,  Environmental Pollution, v. 236, pp.  718-733, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2018.01.070

Elliott S.M., Brigham ME, Lee, K.E., Banda J.A., Choy S.J., Gefell D.J., 2017, Contaminants of emerging concern in tributaries to the Laurentian Great Lakes: I. Patterns of occurrence, PLoS ONE, v. 12, . https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0182868

Elliott, S.M., Lee, K.E., Brigham, M.E., Langer, S.K., McCool, M.M., Menheer, M.A., Furlong, E.T., Foreman, W.T., Jorgenson, Z.G., Choy, S.J., Moore, J.N., Banda, J.A., Gefell, D.J., and Schoenfuss, H.L., 2016, Chemicals of Emerging Concern in Water and Bottom Sediment in the Great Lakes Basin, 2014 - Analytical Methods, Collection Methods, Quality-Assurance Analyses, and Data: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7TH8JS6.

Stoker, J.M., Brock, J.C., Soulard, C.E., Ries, K.G., Sugarbaker, L.J., Newton, W.E., Haggerty, P.K., Lee, K.E., and Young, J.A., 2016, USGS lidar science strategy—Mapping the technology to the science: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1209, 33 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151209.

Elliott, S.M., Lee, K.E., Brigham, M.E., Langer, S.K., Trombley, M.M., Menheer, M.A., Furlong, E.T., Foreman, W.T., Jorgenson, Z.G., Choy, S.J., Moore, J.N., Banda, J.B., and Gefell, D.J., 2015, Chemicals of Emerging Concern in Water and Bottom Sediment in Great Lakes Areas of Concern, 2013—Analytical Methods, Collection Methods, Environmental Data, and Quality Assurance: U.S. Geological Survey Data Release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7DF6P9D.

Schroeder, A.L., Martinović Weigelt, D., Ankley, G.T, Lee, K.E. , Garcia-Reyero, N., Perkins, E.J., 2017, Prior knowledge-based approach for associating contaminants with biological effects: a case study in the St. Croix River basin, MN, WI, USA, Environmental Pollution, v. 221, pp. 427-436.

Cavallin, J. E.; Jensen, K. M.; Kahl, M. D.; Villeneuve, D. L.; Lee, K. E.; Schroeder, A. L.; Mayasich, J.;Eid, E. P.; Nelson, K. R.; Milsk, R. Y.; Blackwell, B. R.; Berninger, J. P.; LaLone, C. A.; Blanksma, C.;Jicha, T.; Elonen, C.; Johnson, R.; Ankley, G. T. , 2016, Pathway-based approaches for assessment of real-time exposure to an estrogenic wastewater treatment plant effluent on fathead minnow reproduction. Environ. Toxicol. Chemistry,, v. 35, pp. 702– 16, https://doi.org/10.1002/etc.3228.

Davis, J. M.; Ekman, D. R.; Teng, Q.; Ankley, G. T.; Berninger, J. P.; Cavallin, J. E.; Jensen, K. M.; Kahl, M. D.; Schroeder, A. L.; Villeneuve, D. L.; Jorgenson, Z. G.; Lee, K.E.; Collette, T. W., 2016, Linking field-based metabolomics and chemical analyses to prioritize contaminants of emerging concern in the Great Lakes basin, Environ Toxicol Chem 2016;35:2493–2502. https://doi.org/
10.1002/etc.3409.

Lee, K.E., Langer, S.K., Menheer, M.A., Foreman, W.T., Furlong, E.T., and Jorgenson, Zach, 2014, Chemicals of emerging concern in water and bottom sediment in the Great Lakes Basin 2012—Collection methods, analytical methods, quality assurance, and study data: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series,  in press.

 

Martinovic-Weigelt, D., Mehinto, A., King, R., Villeneuve, D.L., Ankley, G.T., Denslow, N., Schoenfuss, H.L., Lee, K.E, Barber L.B., 2014, Transcriptomic Effects-Based Monitoring for Endocrine Active Chemicals: Assessing Relative Contribution of Treated Wastewater to Downstream Pollution, Environmental Science and Technology, v. 48, pp 2385 2394, DOI: 10.1021/es404027n. [Link]

Ekman, D.R.; Ankley, G.T.; Blazer, V.S.; Collette, T.W.; Garcia-Reyero, N.; Iwanowicz, L.R.; Jorgensen, Z.G.; Lee, K.E.; Mazik, P.M.; Miller, D.H.; Perkins, E.J.; Smith, E.T.; Tietge, J.E.; Villeneuve, D.L., 2013, Biological effects-based tools for monitoring impacted surface waters in the Great Lakes: a multiagency program in support of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Environmental Practice, 15: 409 - 426 [Link]

Lee, K.E.; , Barber, L.B., and Schoenfuss, H.L., 2014, Spatial and temporal patterns of endocrine active chemicals in small streams indicate differential exposure to aquatic organisms: Journal of the American Water Resources Association, v. 50, no. 2, p. 401-419, doi:10.1111/jawr.12162. [Link]

 

Lee, K.E.; , Langer, S.K., Menheer, M.A., Foreman, W.T., Furlong, E.T., and Smith, S., 2012, Characterization of chemicals of emerging concern in Great Lakes Areas of Concern 20102011 collection methods, analyses methods, quality assurance, and data, U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 575, 86 p., with appendixes.

Lee, K.E.; , Lorenz, D.L., Petersen, J.C., and Green, J.B., 2012, Seasonal patterns in nutrients, carbon, and algal responses in wadeable streams within three geographically distinct areas of the United States, 2007–08: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012–5086, 55 p.

Christensen, V.G., Lee, K.E.; , Kieta, K.A., and Elliott, S.M., 2012, Presence of selected chemicals of emerging concern in water and bottom sediment from the St. Louis River, St. Louis Bay, and Superior Bay, Minnesota and Wisconsin, 2010: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012–5184, 23 p. with appendixes.

Christensen, V.G., Lee, K.E.; , McLees, J.M., Niemela, S.L., 2012, Relations between retired agricultural land, water quality, and aquatic community health, Minnesota River Basin: Journal of Environmental Quality, v. 41, pp. 1459-1472.

Barber, L.B., Writer, J.H., Lee, K.E.; , Ferrey, M., Martinović-Weigelt, D., Thurman, E.M., Ferrer, I., and Schoenfuss, H.L., 2012, Wastewater  treatment plant and landscape sources of biologically active chemicals and effects on surface water ecosystems, Environmental Science and Technology, in review.

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.

Tomasek, A.A., Lee, K.E.; , and Hansen, D.S., 2012, Wastewater indicator compounds in wastewater effluent, surface water, and bed sediment in the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway and implications for water resources and aquatic biota, Minnesota and Wisconsin, 2007–08: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011–5208, 40 p. with appendixes.

Lee, K.E.; , Langer, S.K., Barber, L.B., Writer, J.H., Ferrey, M.L., Schoenfuss, H.L., Furlong, E.T., Foreman, W.T., Gray, J.L., ReVello, R.C., Martinovic, D., Woodruff, O.P., Keefe, S.H., Brown, G.K., Taylor, H.E., Ferrer, I., and Thurman, E.M., 2011, Endocrine active chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and other chemicals of concern in surface water, wastewater-treatment plant effluent, and bed sediment, and biological characteristics in selected streams, Minnesota—design, methods, and data, 2009: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 575, 54 p., with appendixes.

Lee K.E., Schoenfuss H.L., Barber L.B., Writer J.H., Blazer V.S., Kiesling R.L., and Ferrey, M.L., 2010, Endocrine active chemicals and endocrine disruption in Minnesota streams and lakes—implications for aquatic resources, 1994–2008: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5107, 47 p. with appendixes.

Christensen, V.G., Lee, K.E.; , Sanocki, C.A., Mohring, E.H., and Kiesling, R.L., 2009, Water-quality and biological characteristics and responses to agricultural land retirement in three streams of the Minnesota River Basin, water years 2006–08: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009–5215, 52 p., 3 appendixes.

Barber, L.B., Lee, K.E.; , Swackhamer, D.L., Schoenfuss, H.L., 2007, Reproductive responses of male fathead minnows exposed to wastewater treatment plant effluent, effluent treated with XAD8 resin, and an environmentally relevant mixture of alkylphenol compounds: Aquatic Toxicology, v. 82, no. 1, p. 36-46, doi: doi:10.1016/j.aquatox.2007.01.003.

Bistodeau, T.J., Barber, L.B., Bartell, S.E., Roberto, A.C., Grove, K.J., Klaustermeier, J., Woodard, J.C., Lee, K.E.; , and Schoenfuss, H.L., 2006, Larval exposure to environmentally relevant mixtures of alkylphenolethoxylates reduces reproductive competence in male fathead minnows, Aquatic Toxicology, v 79, I 3, 268-277.

Fitzpatrick, F.A.; Peppler, M.C.; DePhilip, M.M.; Lee, K.E., 2006, Geomorphic characteristics and classification of Duluth-area streams, Minnesota, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5029, 54p.

Lee, K.E.; Sanocki, C.A.; Montz, G.R., 2005, Physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of Sturgeon Lake, Goodhue County, Minnesota, 2003-04; U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations report, 2005-5182, 31p.

Lee, K.E.; Barber, L.B.; Furlong, E.T.; Cahill, J.D.; Kolpin, D.W.; Meyer, M.T.; Zaugg, S.D., 2004, Presence and distribution of organic wastewater compounds in wastewater, surface, ground, and drinking waters, Minnesota, 2000-02, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report, 2004-5138, 47p.

Zumberge, J. R., Perry, J. A., Lee, K.E., 2003, Influence of riparian cover and soil runoff potential on invertebrate communities in agricultural streams in the Minnesota River Basin, U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report, 2003-4068, 13p.

Zumberge, J.R., Lee, K.E.; , and Goldstein, R.M., 2003, Relation of periphyton and benthic invertebrate communities to environmental factors and land use at selected sites in the upper Mississippi River Basin, 1996-98, U.S. Geological Survey--Water-Resources Investigations Report 2003-4121 41p. 

Kalkhoff, S.J., Lee, K.E.; , Porter, S.D., Terio,P.J., and Thurman, E.M., 2003, Herbicides and herbicide degradation products in Upper Midwest agricultural streams during August base-flow conditions. J. Environ. Qual. 32:1025–1035.

Paine, G.A., Lee, K.E.; , Montz, G.R., Talmage, P.J., Hirsch, J.K., and Larom, J.D., 2002, Water-quality and aquatic community characteristics of selected reaches of the St. Croix River Minnesota and Wisconsin, 2000: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4147, 43 p.

Lee, K.E. , 2002, Water-Quality parameters and benthic algal communities at selected steams in Minnesota, August, 2000---study design, methods, and data. U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 02-43, 54 p.

Lee, K.E.;  and Goldstein, R.M., 2001, Influence of riparian characteristics on fish communities at two spatial scales, Journal of American Water Resources, 37(6),p. 1465-1473.

McNellis, R.P., Lee, K.E.; , Fallon, J.D., 2001, Water quality assessment of part of the Mississippi River basin, Minnesota and Wisconsin—organochlorine compounds in streambed sediment and fish tissue, 1995-97, U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 2000-4213, p. 10.

Kroening, S.K., Fallon, J.D., and Lee, K.E.; , 2000, Water quality assessment of part of the Mississippi River basin, Minnesota and Wisconsin—Nutrients, suspended sediment, chlorophyll a, and phytoplankton in streams, 1995-96, U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 2002—4287, 34p.

Talmage, P.J., Lee, K.E.; , Goldstein, R.M., Anderson, J.P., and Fallon, J.D., 2000, Water quality, physical habitat, and fish-community composition in streams in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, 1997-98: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4247, 18 p.

Lee, K.E.; , Blazer, V., Denslow, N., Goldstein, R.M., Talmage, P.J., 2000, Biological characteristics of common carp (Cyprinus carpio) as indicators of hormonally active agents in select Minnesota Streams, 1999, U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 00-4202.

Kroening, S.K., Fallon, J.D., and Lee, K.E.; , 2000, Water quality assessment of part of the Mississippi River basin, Minnesota and Wisconsin—trace elements in streambed sediment and fish Livers, 1995-96, U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 2000-4031, 26 p.

Goldstein, R.M., Lee, K.E.; , Talmage, P.J., Stauffer, J.C., and Anderson, J.P., 1999, Relation of fish community composition to environmental factors and land use in part of the Upper Mississippi River Basin, 1995-97, U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4034, 32 p.

Stark, J.R., Fallon, J.D., Fong, A.F., Goldstein, R.M., Hanson, P.E., Kroening, S.E., and Lee, K.E.; , 1999, Water-Quality Assessment of Part of the Upper Mississippi River Basin, Minnesota and Wisconsin—Design and Implementation of Water-Quality Studies, 1995-98, U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4135, 85 p.

Lee, K.E.; , and Anderson, J.P., 1998, Water quality assessment of the Upper Mississippi River Basin, Minnesota and Wisconsin--polychlorinated biphenlyls in common carp and walleye fillets, 1975-95: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 98-4126, 27 p.

Stark, J.R., Andrews, W.J., Fallon, J.D., Fong, A.L., Goldstein, R.M., Hanson, P.E., Kroening, S.E., and Lee, K.E.; , 1996, Water-Quality Assessment of Part of the Upper Mississippi River Basin, Minnesota and Wisconsin—Environmental Setting and Study Design: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 96-4098 , 62 p.

Conference Presentations and Abstracts

Lee, K.E., Jorgenson, Z.G., Choy, S.J., Moore, J.N., Banda, J.A., and Gefell, D.J., 2014, Occurrence of Endocrine‐active Chemicals in Water and Bottom Sediments in Great Lakes Areas of Concern [abs], Proceedings of the Midwest Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Chicago, Il, March 24-25, 2014. (Oral) [Link]

Elliott, S., Lee, K.E., Furlong, E.T., Karns, B., 2014, Pharmaceuticals in water and aquatic biota of St. Croix River tributaries: 4th International conference on Occurrence, fate, effects, and analysis of emerging contaminants in the environment. Iowa City, IA, August 19-22, 2014. (Oral)

Jorgenson, Z.G., Schoenfuss, H.L., Choy, S.J., Moore, J.N., Banda, J.A., Gefell, D.J., Thomas, L.M., Lee, K.E.;  2014. Detection and identification of contaminants of emerging concern and their effects to fish and wildlife: 4th International conference on Occurrence, fate, effects, and analysis of emerging contaminants in the environment. Iowa City, IA, August 19-22, 2014. (Poster)

Lee, K.E., Jorgenson, Z., Choy, S., Moore, J., Banda, J., Gefell, D. 2014. Endocrine-active chemicals in water and bottom sediment in Great Lakes Areas of Concern: 4th International conference on Occurrence, fate, effects, and analysis of emerging contaminants in the environment. Iowa City, IA, August 19-22, 2014. (Oral)

Jorgenson, Z., Berninger, J., Iwanowicz L., Lee, K.E.., Choy, S., Moore, J.,  Banda, J., Gefell, D., Thomas, L., Durhan, E.,  Kahl, M., Mazik, P., Blazer,V.,  Villeneuve, D., Ankley, G., 2012, Early warning program to detect and identify contaminants of emerging concern and their effects to fish and wildlife,  [abs], SETAC, 2012, Advancing Science Though Innovation and Collaboration, Long Beach, California, USA, 11-15 November 2012.(Poster)

Ekman, D.,  Villeneuve, D., Jorgenson, Z.,   Lee, K.E.; , Skelton, D., Teng,  Q., Durhan, E., Jensen, K., Kahl, M., Cavallin, J.,  Ankley, G., Collette, T., 2012, Taking metabolomics to the field:  A pilot study in a Great Lakes Area of Concern (AOC),  [abs],  SETAC, 2012, Advancing Science Though Innovation and Collaboration, Long Beach, California, USA, 11-15 November 2012.

Choy,S..,  Banda,J., Gefell, D.,  Jorgenson, Z.,  Lee, K.E., Moore, J., 2012, Contaminants of emerging concern in the Great Lakes Basin: A spatial interpretation of sediment and water chemistry data,  [abs], SETAC, 2012, Advancing Science Though Innovation and Collaboration, Long Beach, California, USA, 11-15 November 2012.

Lee, K.E.; , Barber, L.B., Ferrey, M., Martinovic, D., Schoenfuss, H., and Writer, 2012, Endocrine Active Chemicals in Wastewater, Surface Water, and Bottom Sediment in Minnesota – Implications for Aquatic Ecosystems American Water Resources Association, June 2012 Specialty conference on Emerging contaminants, Denver, Colorado

Lee, K.E.; , Christensen, V.G., and Elliot, S., 2012, Pharmaceuticals and endocrine active chemicals in the St. Louis Bay of Lake Superior, St. Louis River Summit, Duluth Minnesota, March 2012.

Lee, K.E.; , Barber, L.B., and Schoenfuss ,H.L., 2012, Endocrine Active Chemicals in Minnesota wastewaters, and receiving streams-- novel approaches to data analyses, Science Center Seminary, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN, January 2012.

Lee, K.E.; , Barber, L.B., Schoenfuss, H.L., and Kiesling, R.K., 2010, Endocrine Active Chemicals in Surface Waters: Developing a Consistent Approach to Evaluate Fate and Effects on Aquatic Organisms, National Monitoring Conference, April 25-29, 2010, Denver Colorado.

Lee, K.E.; , and Blazer, V.S., 2005, Endocrine disruption in Minnesota fish - A comparison of fish species: Cyprinus carpio and Micropterus dolomieu. Midwest SETAC thirteenth annual meeting on Stressor Impacts to population of the Great Lakes Region, Madison WI, April 5-6, 2005.

Lee, K.E.;  2003, Endocrine disruption in wild fish—the challenges of study design, sampling, and data interpretation, National Ground Water Association third annual conference on pharmaceuticals and endocrine disruptors, Minneapolis, MN, March, 2003.

Lee, K.E.; , Kolpin, D., Zaugg, S., and Furlong, E., 2002, Occurrence of Pharmaceuticals, Industrial and household use compounds, and hormones in Minnesota waste waters, drinking waters, and surface waters, and ground water resources, National Ground Water Association, second annual conference on Pharmaceuticals and Endocrine Disruptors.

Lee, K.E.; , 2002, Industrial and household use chemicals and pharmaceuticals in water resources and wastewaters in Minnesota. Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Conference, St. Cloud MN, April 17-20, 2002.

Lee, K.E.; , 2001, Influence of urbanization on benthic invertebrates in thirteen streams in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan area, 1997[abs.]: 50th annual North American Benthological Society Meeting, June 1-7, Lacrosse, WI, 2000.

Lee, K.E.; , Zaugg, S.D., Cahill, J., and Furlong, E., 2001, Reconnaissance of industrial and household use products and pharmaceuticals in selected Minnesota surface and ground water resources, 2000 [abs.]: National Ground Water Associations special conference on Pharmaceuticals, October 2001, Bloomington, MN.

Lee K.E. 2001, Pharmaceuticals, hormones, and industrial/household use products: new contaminants of concern in surface and ground water resources. Minnesota Lakes Association, May 3rd, 2001.

Lee, K.E.; , and Zumberge, J.R., 2000, The influence of urbanization on invertebrate community composition in small streams draining Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, Minnesota, 1997 [abs.]: 55th Annual Meeting of the North Central Branch of the Entomological Society of America, March 26-29, 2000, Minneapolis, Minnesota, p. 33.

 Lee, K.E.; , and Zumberge, J.R., and Porter, S.D., 2000, Phytoplankton community composition in streams in part of the Upper Mississippi River Basin,  April-September 1996 [abs.]: Minnesota Water 2000, April 25-26, 2000, Minneapolis, Minnesota, p. 46.

Lee, K.E.; , and Goldstein, R.M., 2000. Biological Indicators of Endocrine Disruption in Minnesota Streams, Society Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Meeting:  April 14th, 2000.

Lee, K.E.; , 2000, Endocrine disruption in Minnesota—past and present. EPA- Federal State Risk Assessment Meeting:  Bloomington, MN: May 22nd, 2000.

Lee, K.E.; , Goldstein, R.M., 2000. Biological characteristics of Common carp as indicators of endocrine disruption in Minnesota. National Ground Water Association, Emerging Issues Conference, June 8th, 2000.

Lee, K.E.; , Zumberge, J.R., and Talmage, P.J., 2000, The influence of riparian cover and soil runoff potential on invertebrate and fish communities in select Minnesota streams, 1997. American Water Resources Association, Conference on Riparian Management, August 27th, 2000, Portland, Oregon.

Lee, K.E.; , Talmage, P.J., and  Zumberge, J.R., 1999, Lee, K.E.; The influence of urban and agricultural land use on biological communities in part of the Upper Mississippi River Basin, 1997 [abs.]: North American Benthological Society, 47th Annual Meeting,  April 23-24, 1998, Duluth, Minnesota, p. 20.

Lee, K.E.; , Talmage, P.J., Stauffer, J.C., and Anderson, J.P., 1998, Water quality and fish community characteristics in urban and agricultural streams in part of  the Upper Mississippi River Basin, 1997 [abs.]: Proceedings of the Mississippi River Research Consortium, April 23-24, 1998, LaCrosse, Wisconsin, p. 20.

 Lee, K.E.; , Talmage, P.J., Fallon, J.D., and Anderson, J.P., 1998, concentrations and yields of nutrients, suspended sediment, dissolved organic carbon, & herbicides during low flow within streams in agricultural and urban areas in part of the Upper Mississippi River Basin, 1997 [abs.]: Minnesota Water `98. May 5-6, 1998, Minneapolis, Minnesota, p. 135.

 Lee, K.E.; , Fallon, J.D., and Hanson, P.E., 1998, Effects of wooded riparian zones and soil runoff potential on metolachlor, acetochlor, and alachlor herbicides and their ethane-sulfonic metabolites [abs.]: North American Lake Management Society 18th International Symposium, November 10-13, 1998, Banff, Alberta, Canada, p. 114.

Lee, K.E, Talmage, P.J., Fallon, J.D., and Anderson, J.P., 1998, Concentrations and Yields and Nutrients, Suspended Sediment, Dissolved Organic Carbon, and Herbicides During Low Flow Within Streams in Agricultural and Urban Areas in Part of the Upper Mississippi River Basin, 1997 [Abstract] in Minnesota Water'98--Protecting Minnesota's Water Supplies, Sixth Biennial Conference on Minnesota's Critical Water Issues, University of Minnesota, Water Resources Research Center, May 5-6, 1998. 

 Lee, K.E.; , Stauffer, J.C., Hanson, P.E., and Goldstein, R.M., 1997, Expected effects of wooded riparian cover and soil conditions on water quality in Southeastern Minnesota [abs.]: 59th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, December 7-10, 1997, p.420.