Updated April 2019

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Submitted manuscripts

  • E. Fuhrmeister, A. Ercumen, A. Pickering, K. Jeanis, M. Ahmed, S. Brown, B. Arnold, A. Hubbard, M. Alam, D. Sen, S. Islam, M. H. Kabir, L. Kwong, M. Islam, L. Unicomb, M. Rahman, A. B. Boehm, S. Luby, J. Colford, K. Nelson. Predictions of enteric pathogens in the domestic environment from human and animal sources in rural Bangladesh. Submitted.
  • A. B. Boehm, A. Silverman, A. Schriewer, K. Goodwin. Systematic review and meta-analysis of decay rates of waterborne mammalian viruses and coliphage in surface waters.
  • C. Weiskerger, J. Brandao, W. Ahmed, A. Aslan, L. Avolio, B. Bradgley, A. Boehm, T. Edge, J. Fleisher, C. Heaney, Luisa Jordao, J. kinzelman, J. Klaus, G. Kleinheinz, P. Merilainen, J. P. Nshimyimana, M. Phanikumar, A. Piggot, T. Pitkanen, C. Robinson, M. Sadowsky, C. Staley, Z. Staley, E. Symonds, L. Vogel, K. Yamahara, R. Whitman, H. Solo-Gabriele, V. Harwood. Impacts of a changing Earth on microbial dynamics and human health risks in the continuum between beach water and sand. Submitted.
  • Collin J. Closek, Jarrod A. Santora, Hilary A. Starks, Isaac D. Schroeder, Elizabeth A. Andruszkiewicz, Keith M. Sakuma, Steven J. Bograd, Elliott L. Hazen, John C. Field, Alexandria B. Boehm. Marine vertebrate biodiversity and distribution within the central California Current using environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding and ecosystem surveys. Submitted.
  • A. Djurhuus, C. J. Closek, R. P. Kelly, K. J. Pitz, R. P. Michisaki, H. A. Starks, K. R. Walz, E. A. Andruszkiewicz, E. Olesin, K. Hubbard, E. Montes, D. Otis, F. E. Muller-Karger,F. P. Chavez, A. B. Boehm, M. Breitbart. Microbes to Mammals: Detecting Community Shifts Through Environmental DNA. Submitted.
In press
  • A. Harris, A. J. Pickering, A. B. Boehm, M. Mrisho, J. Davis. 2019. Comparison of analytical techniques to explain variability in stored drinking water quality and microbial hand contamination of female caregivers in Tanzania. In press at Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts.
  • J. McClary, N. Ramos, A. B. Boehm. 2019. Photoinactivation of uncultured, indigenous enterococci. Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts 21, 104 - 112. Link.
  • A. R. M. N. Afrooz, A. K. Pitol, D. Kitt, A. B. Boehm. 2018. Role of microbial cell properties on bacterial pathogen and coliphage removal in biochar-modified biofilters. Environmental Science: Water Reearch & Technology, 4, 2160-2169. Link.
  • A. Pitol, H. Bischel, A. B. Boehm, T. Kohn, T. R. Julian. 2018. Transfer of enteric viruses (adenovirus and coxsackievirus) and bacteriophage (MS2) from liquid to human skin. Applied and Environmental Microbiology., 84, e01809-18. Link.
  • A. B. Boehm, K. E. Graham, W. C. Jennings. 2018. Can we swim yet? Systematic review, meta-analysis, and risk assessment of aging sewage in surface waters. Environmental Science & Technology, 52(17), 9634-9645. Link.
  • Nelson, K. L., Boehm, A. B., Davies-Colley, R.J., Dodd, M. C., Kohn, T., Linden, K. G., Liu, Y., Maraccini, P. A., McNeill, K., Mitch, W. A., Nguyen, T. H., Parker, K. M., Rodriguez, R. A., Sassoubre, L. M., Silverman, A. I., Wigginton, K. R., Zepp, R. G. 2018. Sunlight-mediated inactivation of health-relevant microorganisms in water: A review of mechanisms and modeling approaches. Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts, 20, 1089-1122. Link. This article is open access.
  • S. L. McLellan, E. P. Sauer, M. J. Bootsma, S. R. Corsi, A. B. Boehm, S. K. Spenser, M. A. Borchardt. 2018. Sewage loading and microbial risk in urban waters of the Great Lakes. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 6(1):46. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1525/elementa.301 Link.
  • R. Searcy, M. Taggart, M. Gold, A. B. Boehm. 2018. Implementation of an automated beach water quality Nowcast system at ten California oceanic beaches. Journal of Environmental Management, 223, 633-632. Link.
  • J. Wolfand, C. D. Bell, A. B. Boehm, T. Hogue, R. G. Luthy. 2018. Multiple pathways to bacterial load reduction by stormwater best management practices: tradeoffs in performance, volume, and treated area. Environmental Science & Technology, 52(11), 6370-6379. Link. A correction was published for this article and is available at this Link.
  • K. E. Graham, A. J. Prussin, L. C. Marr, L. M. Sassoubre, A. B. Boehm. 2018. Microbial Community Structure of Sea Spray Aerosols at Three California Beaches. FEMS Microbial Ecology, 94(3), fiy005. Link.
  • W. C. Jennings, E. C. Chern, D. O'Donahue, M. G. Kellogg, A. B. Boehm. 2018. Frequency detection of a human fecal indicator in the urban ocean: environmental drivers and covariation with enterococci. Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts, 20, 480-492. doi: 10.1039/c7em00594f. Link.
  • J. McClary, A. B. Boehm. Transcriptional response of Staphylococcus aureus to sunlight in oxic and anoxic conditions. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9, article 249, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00249. Link.
  • A. Harris, M. Islam, L. Unicomb, A. Boehm, S. Luby, J. Davis, A. J. Pickering. 2018. Fecal contamination on produce from wholesale and retail food markets in Dhaka, Bangladesh. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 98, 287-294. Link.
  • Y. Cao; M. Sivaganesan, C. A Kelty, D. Wang, A.B. Boehm, J. F. Griffith, S. B. Weisberg, O. C. Shanks. 2018. A human fecal contamination score for ranking recreational sites using the HF183/BacR287 quantitative real-time PCR method. Water Research, 128, 148-156. Link.
  • K. I. Brown, K. Graham, J. Soller, A. B. Boehm. 2017. Estimating probability of illness due to swimming in recreational water with a mixture of human- and gull-associated microbial source tracking markers. Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts, 19, 1528 - 1541. DOI: 10.1039/C7EM00316A
  • A. Djurhuus, J. Port, C. J. Closek, K. M. Yamahara, O. Romero-Maraccini, K.R. Walz, D. B. Goldsmith, R. Michisaki, M. Breitbart, A. B. Boehm, F. P. Chavez. 2017. Evaluation of filtration and DNA extraction methods for environmental DNA biodiversity assessments across multiple trophic levels. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4, 314. Link.
  • E. A. Andruszkiewicz, L. M. Sassoubre, A. B. Boehm. 2017. Persistence of marine fish environmental DNA and the influence of sunlight. PLoS ONE, 2(9): e0185043. Link.
  • J. McClary, L. M. Sassoubre, A. B. Boehm. 2017. Staphylococcus aureus Strain Newman photoinactivation and cellular response to sunlight exposure. Applied & Environmental Microbiology, 83(17), e01052-17.Link.
  • M. A. Islam, M. M. Islam, R. Hasan, M. I. Hossain, A. Nabi, M. Rahman, W. H. F. Goessens, H. P. Endtz, A. B, Boehm, S. M. Faruque. 2017. Environmental spread of metallo-β-lactamase-1-producing multi-drug resistant bacteria in Dhaka, Bangladesh Occurrence.Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 83 (15), e00793-17. Link.
  • L. Steinbaum, L. H. Kwong, A. Ercumen, M. S. Negash, A. J. Lovely, S. M. Njenga, A. B. Boehm, A. J. Pickering, K. L. Nelson. 2017. Detecting and Enumerating Soil-Transmitted Helminth Eggs in Soil: New Method Development and Results from Field Testing in Kenya and Bangladesh. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 11(4): e0005522. Link.
  • E. A. Andruszkiewicz, H. A. Starks, F. P. Chavez, L. M. Sassoubre, B. A. Block, A. B. Boehm. 2017. Biomonitoring of marine vertebrates in Monterey Bay using eDNA metabarcoding. PLOS ONE, 12(4): e0176343. Link.
  • A.R.M.N. Afrooz, A. B. Boehm. 2017. Effects of submerged zone, media aging, and antecedent dry period on the performance of biochar-amended biofilters in removing fecal indicators and nutrients from natural stormwater. Ecological Engineering, 102, 320-330. Link.
  • K. I. Brown, K. Graham, A. B. Boehm. 2017. Risk-based threshold of gull-associated fecal marker concentrations for recreational water. Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 4, 44-48. Link.
  • S.E. Eftim,T. Hong, J. A. Soller, A.B. Boehm, I. Warren, A. Ichida, S. P. Nappier. 2017. Occurrence of norovirus in raw Sewage - a systematic literature review and meta-analysis. Water Research, 111, 366-374. Link.
  • A. B. Boehm, N. Ismail, L. M. Sassoubre, E. A. Andruszkiewicz. 2017. Oceans in peril: Grand challenges in applied water quality research for the 21st century. Environmental Engineering Science, 34(1), 3-15. Link.
  • M.C. Mattioli, L. M. Sassoubre, T. L. Russell, A. B. Boehm. 2017. Decay of sewage-sourced microbial source tracking markers and fecal indicator bacteria in marine waters. Water Research, 108, 106-114. Link.
  • C. Liu, D. Kong, P.-C. Hsu, H. Yuan, H.-W. Lee, Y. Liu, H. Wang, S. Wang, K. Yan, D. Lin, P. Maraccini, K. Parker, A. Boehm, Y. Cui. 2016. Rapid Water Disinfection Using Vertically Aligned MoS2 Nanofilms and Visible Light. Nature Nanotechnology, 11, 1098-1104. Link.
  • A.R.M.N. Afrooz, A. B. Boehm. 2016. Escherichia coli Removal in Biochar-modified Biofilters: Effects of Biofilm. PLOS One 11(12): e0167489. Link.
  • K. E. Brown and A. B. Boehm. 2016. Transport of fecal indicators from beach sand to the surf zone by recirculating seawater: laboratory experiments and numerical modeling. Environmental Science & Technology, 50(23), 12840-12847. Link.
  • A. B. Boehm, D. Wang, A. Ercumen, M. Shea, A. R. Harris, O. C. Shanks, C. Kelty, A. Ahmed, Z. H. Mahmud, B. F. Arnold, C. Chase, C. Kullmann, R. Ahmed, J. M. Colford, Jr., S. P. Luby, A. J. Pickering. 2016. Occurrence of host-associated fecal markers on child hands, household soil, and drinking water in rural Bangladeshi households. Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 3(11), 393-398. Link.
  • N. Ismail, J. Tommerdahl, A. B. Boehm, R. G. Luthy. 2016. Escherichia coli reduction by bivalves in an impaired river impacted by agricultural land use. Environmental Science & Technology, 50, 11025-11033. Link.
  • L. M. Sassoubre, K. M. Yamahara, L. Gardner, B. Block, A. B. Boehm. 2016. Environmental DNA (eDNA) shedding and decay rates of three marine fish. Environmental Science & Technology, 50(19), 10456-10464 Link.
  • L. Steinbaum, S. M. Njenga, J. Kihara, A. B. Boehm, J. Davis, C. Null, A. J. Pickering. 2016. Soil-Transmitted Helminth Eggs are Present in Soil at Multiple Locations within Households in Rural Kenya. PLOS One, 11(6): e0157780. Link.
  • P. A. Maraccini, J. H. Wenk, A. B. Boehm. 2016. Exogenous Indirect Photoinactivation of Bacterial Pathogens and Indicators in Water with Natural and Synthetic Photosensitizers in Simulated Sunlight With Reduced UVB. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 121, 587-597 Link.
  • P. A. Maraccini, M. C. Mattioli, L. M. Sassoubre, Y. Cao, J. Griffith, J. Ervin, L. Van de Werfhorst, A. B. Boehm. 2016. Solar Inactivation of Enterococci and Escherichia coli in Natural Waters: Effects of Water Absorbance and Depth. Environmental Science & Technology, 50(10), 5068-5076. Link.
  • P. A. Maraccini, J. H. Wenk, A. B. Boehm. 2016. Photoinactivation of Eight Health-Relevant Bacterial Species: Determining the Importance of the Exogenous Indirect Mechanism. Environmental Science & Technology, 50(10), 5050-5059. Link.
  • A. Harris, A. J. Pickering, M. Harris, S. Doza, M. S. Islam, L. Unicomb, S. Luby, J. Davis, A. B. Boehm. 2016. Ruminants contribute fecal contamination to the household environment in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Environmental Science & Technology, 50(9), 4642-4649. Link.
  • S. B. Weisberg, N. Bednarsek, R. A. Feely, F. Chan, A. B. Boehm, M. Sutula, J. L. Ruesink, B. Hales, J. L. Largier, J. A. Newton. 2016. Water quality criteria for an acidifying ocean: Challenges and opportunities. Ocean & Coastal Management, 126, 31-41. Link.
  • D. Wang, K. M. Yamahara, Y. Cao, A. B. Boehm. 2016. Absolute Quantification of Enterococcal 23S rRNA Gene Using Digital PCR. Environmental Science & Technology, 50(7), 3399-3408. Link.
  • N. R. De Sieyes, T. L. Russell, K. I Brown, S. Mohanty, A. B. Boehm. 2016. Transport of enterococci and F+ coliphage through the saturated zone of the beach aquifer. Journal of Water and Health, 14, 26-38. Link to uncorrected proof.
  • A. B. Boehm, J. A. Soller, O. C. Shanks. 2015. Human-associated fecal qPCR measurements and simulated risk of gastrointestinal illness in recreational waters contaminated with raw sewage. Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 2, 270-275. Link .
  • S. Mohanty and A. B. Boehm. 2015. Effect of weathering on mobilization of biochar particles and bacterial removal in a stormwater biofilter. Water Research, 85, 208-215. Link.
  • M. C. Mattioli, J. Davis, M. Mrisho, A. B. Boehm 2015. Quantification of human Norovirus GII on hands of mothers with children under the age of five in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 93, 478-484. Link.
  • K. M. Yamahara, E. Demir-Hilton, C. Preston, R. Marin, D. Pargett, B. Roman, S. Jensen, J Birch, A. B. Boehm, C. Scholin. 2015. Simultaneous monitoring of fecal indicators and harmful algae using an in situ autonomous sensor. Letters in Applied Microbiology, 61, 107-207. Link.
  • M. T. Nguyen, J. T. Jasper, A. B. Boehm, K. L. Nelson. 2015. Sunlight inactivation of fecal indicator bacteria in open-water unit process treatment wetlands: Modeling endogenous and exogenous inactivation rates. Water Research, 83, 282-292. Link.
  • K. I. Brown and A. B. Boehm. 2015. Comparative decay of Catellicoccus marimmalium and enterococci in beach sand and seawater. Water Research , 83, 377-384. Link.
  • A. B. Boehm, M. Z. Jacobson, M. J. Donnell, M. Sutula, W. Wakefield, S. B. Weisberg, E. Whiteman. 2015. Ocean acidification science needs for natural resource managers of the North American west coast. Oceanography, 28(2), 170-181. Link.
  • P. A. Maraccini, D. Wang, J. McClary, A. B. Boehm. 2015. Growth-dependent photoinactivation kinetics of Enterococcus faecalis. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 118, 1226-1237. Link.
  • L. M. Sassoubre, K. M. Yamahara, A. B. Boehm. Temporal stability of the microbial community in sewage-polluted seawater exposed to natural sunlight cycles and marine microbiota. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 81, 2107-2116. Link.
  • W. Thoe, M. Gold, A. Griesbach, M. Grimmer, M. L. Taggart, A. B. Boehm. 2015. Sunny with a chance of gastroenteritis: predicting swimmer risk at California beaches. Environmental Science & Technology, 49, 423-431, Link.
  • N. S. Ismail, H. Dodd, L. M. Sassoubre, A. J. Horne, A. B. Boehm, R. G. Luthy. 2015. Improvement of urban lake water quality by removal of Escherichia coli through the action of the bivalve Anodonta Californiensis. Environmental Science & Technology, 49, 1664-1672.
  • M. C. Mattioli, J. Davis, A. B. Boehm, 2015. Hand-to-mouth contacts result in greater ingestion of feces than dietary water consumption in Tanzania: A quantitative fecal exposure assessment model. Environmental Science & Technology, 49, 1912-1920. Link.
  • S. K. Mohanty, M. C. D. Bulicek, D. W. Metge, R. W. Harvey, J. N. Ryan and A. B. Boehm. 2015. Mobilization of microspheres from a fractured soil during intermittent infiltration events. Vadose Zone Journal, 14 (1), doi: 10.2136/vzj2014.05.0058. The article is featured on the cover here . Link to paper.
  • C. Liu, X. Xie, W. Zhao, J. Yao, D. Kong, A. B. Boehm, Y. Cui. 2014. Static electricity powered copper oxide nanowire microbicidal electroporation for water disinfection. Nano Letters, 14(10), 5603-5608. Link.
  • J. A. Soller, M. E. Schoen, A. Varghese, A. M. Ichida, A. B. Boehm, N. J. Ashbolt, J. E. Ravenscroft. 2014. Human health risk implications of multiple sources of faecal indicator bacteria in a recreational waterbody. Water Research, 66, 254-264. Link.
  • W. Thoe, M. Gold, A. Griesbach, M. Grimmer, M. L. Taggart, A. B. Boehm. 2014. Predicting water quality at Santa Monica Beach: Evaluation of five different models for public notification of unsafe swimming conditions. Water Research, 67, 105-117. Link.
  • S. Mohanty, A. B. Boehm. 2014. Escherichia coli removal in biochar-augmented biofilter: effect of infiltration rate, initial bacterial concentration, biochar particle size and presence of compost. Environmental Science & Technology, 48(19), 11535-11542. Link.
  • D. Hospodsky, A.J. Pickering, T.R. Julian, D. Miller, S. Gorthala, A.B. Boehm, and J.Peccia. 2014. Hand bacterial communities vary across two different human populations. Microbiology, 160, 1144-1152. Link.
  • S.K. Mohanty, K. B. Cantrell, K. L. Nelson, A. B. Boehm. 2014. Efficacy of biochar to remove Escherichia coli from stormwater under steady and intermittent flow. Water Research, 61, 288-296.Link.
  • A. B. Boehm, K. M. Yamahara, L. M. Sassoubre. 2014. Diversity and transport of microorganisms in intertidal sands of the California Coast. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 80, 3943-3951. Link.
  • V. M. Yau, K. Schiff, B. Arnold, J. Griffith, J. Gruber, C. Wright, T. Wade, S. Burns, J. Hayes, C. McGee, M. Gold, Y. Cao, A. B. Boehm, S. B. Weisberg, J. M. Colford. 2014. Effect of submarine groundwater discharge on bacterial indicators and swimmer health at Avalon Beach, CA, USA. Water Research, 59, 23-36. Link.
  • T. L. Russell, L. M. Sassoubre, C. Zhou, D. French-Owen, A. Hassaballah, A. B. Boehm. 2014. Impacts of beach wrack removal on surf zone water quality at a marine beach. Environmental Science & Technology, 48, 2203-2211 Link.
  • T. Riedel, A. G. Zimmer-Faust, V. Thulsiraj, T. Madi, K. T. Hanley, D. L. Ebentier, M. Byappanahalli, B. Layton, M. Raith, A. B. Boehm, J. F. Griffith, P. A. Holden, O. C. Shanks, S. B. Weisberg, J. A. Jay. 2014. Detection limits and cost comparisons of human- and gull-associated conventional and quantitative PCR assays in artificial and environmental waters. Journal of Environmental Management, 136, 112-120. Link.
  • L. M. Sassoubre, M. M. Ramsey, M. S. Gilmore, A. B. Boehm. 2014. Transcriptional response of Enterococcus faecalis to sunlight. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology , 130, 349-356. Link.
  • D. Wang, H. Green, O. Shanks, A. B. Boehm. 2014. New performance metrics for quantitative PCR microbial source tracking methods. Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 1, 20-25 Link.
  • M. C. Mattioli, A. B. Boehm, J. Davis, A. R. Harris, M. Mrisho, A. J. Pickering. 2014. Enteric pathogens in stored drinking water and on caregiver's hands in Tanzanian households with and without reported cases of child diarrhea. PLoS One, 9, e84939. Link.
  • S. Aminzadeh, L. Pendleton, S. Bothwell, A. Pickle, A.B. Boehm. 2013. US Coastal and Estuarine Stormwater Management Approaches. Choices, 28 (3) 2013.
  • Layton, B., Cao, Y., Ebentier, D.L., Hanley, K.T., Van De Werfhorst, L., Wang, D., Madi, T., Whitman, R.L., Byappanahalli, M.N., Balleste, E., Meijier, W., Schriewer, A., Wuertz, S., Converse, R.R., Noble, R.T., Srinivasan, S., Rose, J.B., Lee, C.S., Lee, J., Shields, J., Stewart, J.R., Reischer, G., Farnleitner, A., Sinagalliano, C.D., Rodrigues, R., Lozach, S., Gourmelon, M., Peed, L., Shanks, O.C., Jay, J., Holden, P., Boehm, A.B. and Griffith, J.F. 2013. Performance of human fecal-associated PCR-based assays: an international source identificiaiton method evaluation. Water Research, 47, 6897-6908. Link.
  • V. J. Harwood, A. B. Boehm, L. M. Sassoubre, V. Kannappan, J. R. Stewart, T.-T. Fong, M.-P. Caprais , R. R. Converse, D. Diston, J. Ebdon, J. A. Fuhrman, M. Gourmelon, J. Gentry-Shields, J. F. Griffith, D. Kashian, R. T. Noble, H. Taylor, and M. Wicki. 2013. Performance of Viruses and Bacteriophages for Fecal Source Determination in a Multi-Laboratory, Comparative Study. Water Research, 47, 6929-6943. Link.
  • Raith, M., Kelty, C.A., Griffith, J.F., Schriewer, A., Wuertz, S., Mieszkin, S., Gourmelon, M., Reischer, G., Farnleitner, A., Ervin, J., Holden, P.,Ebentier, D.L., Jay, J., Wang, D., Boehm, A.B., Aw, T. G,, Rose, J.B., Balleste, E., Meijer, W. G., Sivaganesan, M. and Shanks, O.C. 2013. Comparison of PCR and quantitative real-time PCR methods for the characterization of ruminant and cattle fecal pollution sources. Water Research, 47, 6921-6928. Link.
  • C.D. Sinigalliano, J. Ervin, L.C. Van De Werfhorst, B. Badgley, E. Balleste, J. Bartkowiak, A.B. Boehm, M. Byappanahalli, K.D. Goodwin, M. Gourmelon, J. Griffith, P.A. Holden, J.A. Jay, B.A. Layton, C. Lee, J. Lee, W.G. Meijer, R.T. Noble, M. Raith, H. Ryu, M.J. Sadowsky, A. Schriewer, D. Wang, D. Wanless, R. Whitman, S. Wuertz, J.W. Santo Domingo. 2013. Multi-Laboratory Evaluations of the Performance of Catellicoccus marimamm\ alium PCR Assays Developed to Target Gull Fecal Sources Water Research, 47, 6883-6896. Link.
  • Ervin, J.S., Russell, T.L., Layton, B.A., Yamahara, K.M., Wang, D., Sassoubre, L.M., Cao, Y., Kelty, C.A., Sivaganesan, M., Boehm, A.B., Holden, P., Weisberg, S.B. and Shanks, O.C. 2013. Characterization of fecal concentrations in human and other animal sources by physical, cutlure, and quantitative real-time PCR methods. Water Research, 47, 6873-6882.Link.
  • Ebentier, D.L., Hanley, K.T., Cao, Y., Badgley, B.D., Boehm, A.B., Ervin, J.S., Goodwin, K.D., Gourmelon, M., Griffith, J.F., Holden, P.A., Kelty, C.A., Lozach, S., McGee, C., Peed, L.A., Raith, M., Ryu, H., Sadowsky, M.J., Scott, E.A., Santo Domingo, J., Schriewer, A., Sinigalliano, C.D., Shanks, O.C., Van De Werfhorst, L.C., Wang, D., Wuertz, S., Jay, J.A. Evaluation of the repeatability and reproducibility of a suite of qPCR-based microbial source tracking methods. Water Research, 47, 6839-6848. Link.
  • J. Stewart, A. B Boehm, E. A. Dubinsky, T.-T. Fong, K. D. Goodwin, J. F. Griffith, R. T Noble , O. C. Shanks, K. Vijayavel, S. B Weisberg. 2013. Recommendations following a multi-laboratory comparison of microbial source tracking methods. Water Research, 47, 6829-6838. Link.
  • A. B. Boehm, L. C. Van De Werfhorst, J. F. Griffith, P. A. Holden, J. A. Jay, O. C. Shanks, D. Wang, S. B. Weisberg. 2013. Performance of forty-one microbial source tracking methods: A twenty-seven lab evaluation study. Water Research, 47, 6812-6828. Link.
  • D. Wang, A. H. Farnleitner, K. G. Field, H. C. Green, O. C. Shanks, A. B. Boehm. 2013. Enterococcus and Escherichia coli fecal source apportionment with microbial source tracking genetic markers -- Is it feasible? Water Research, 47, 6849-6861. Link.
  • S. Mohanty, A. Torkelson, H. Dodd, K. L. Nelson, A. B. Boehm. 2013. Engineering solutions to improve the removal of bacteria by bioinfiltration systems during intermittent flow of stormwater. Environmental Science & Technology., 47, 10791-10798. Link.
  • C. Liu, X. Xie, W. Zhao, N. Liu. P. A. Maraccini, L. M. Sassoubre, A. B. Boehm, Y. Cui. 2013. Conducting nanosponge electroporation for affordable and high-efficiency disinfection of bacteria and viruses in water. Nano Letters, 13, 4288-4293. Link.
  • S. H. C. Wong, S. G. Monismith, A. B. Boehm. 2013. A simple estimate of entrainment rate of pollutants from a coastal discharge into the surf zone. Environmental Science & Technology, 47, 11554-11561.
  • A. R. Harris, J. Davis, A. B. Boehm. 2013. Mechanisms of post-supply contamination of drinking water in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. Journal Water and Health, 11, 543-554. Link.
  • T. L. Russell, L. M. Sassoubre, D. Wang, S. Masuda, H. Chen, C. Soetjipto, A. Hassaballah, A. B. Boehm. 2013. A coupled modeling and molecular biology approach to microbial source tracking at Cowell Beach, Santa Cruz, CA, USA. at Environmental Science & Technology, 47, 10231-10239.Link..
  • J. E. Grebel, S. K. Mohanty, A. A. Torkelson, A. B. Boehm, C. P. Higgins, R. M. Maxwell, K. L. Nelson, D. L. Sedlak. 2013. Engineered infiltration systems for urban stormwater reclamation. Environmental Engineering Science, 30(8), 437-454.
  • S. P. Walters, N. Gonzalez-Escalona, I. Son, D. C. Melka, L. M. Sassoubre, A. B. Boehm. 2013. Salmonella enterica diversity in central Californian coastal waterways. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 79, 4199-4209. Link.
  • T. R. Julian, A. J. Pickering, J. O. Leckie, A. B. Boehm. 2013. Fecal indicator bacteria on fomites and hands are associated with increased risk of respiratory illness in day care centers. American Journal of Infection Control, 41, 728-733.Link.
  • A. I. Silverman, B. M. Peterson, A. B. Boehm, K. McNeill, K. L. Nelson. 2013. Sunlight inactivation of human viruses and bacteriophages in coastal waters containing natural photosensitizers. Environmental Science & Technology. 47(4):1870-1878. Link.
  • M. C. Mattioli, A. J. Pickering, R, Gilsdorf, J. Davis, A. B. Boehm. 2013. Hands and water as vectors of diarrheal pathogens in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. Environmental Science & Technology, 47, 355-363. Link.
  • A. B. Boehm, C. Soetjipto, D. Wang. 2012. Solar inactivation of four Salmonella serovars in fresh and marine waters. Journal of Water and Health, 10, 504-509.
  • L. M. Sassoubre, K. L. Nelson, A. B. Boehm. 2012. Photoinactivation mechanisms of Enterococcus faecalis in seawater. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 78, 7776-7785. Link.
  • L. M. Sassoubre, D. C. Love, A. I. Silverman, K. L. Nelson, A. B. Boehm. 2012. Comparison of enterovirus and adenovirus concentration and enumeration methods in seawater from Southern California, USA and Baja Malibu, Mexico. Journal of Water and Health, 10, 419-430. Link.
  • A. J. Pickering, T. R. Julian, S. J. Marks, M. C. Mattioli, A. B. Boehm, K. J. Schwab, J. Davis. 2012. Fecal contamination and diarrheal pathogens on surfaces and soils among Tanzanian households with and without improved sanitation. Environmental Science & Technology, 46, 5736-5743. Link.
  • T. L. Russell, K. M. Yamahara, A. B. Boehm. 2012. Mobilization and transport of naturally occurring enterococci in beach sands subject to transient infiltration of seawater. Environmental Science & Technology, 46, 5988-5996. Link.
  • K. M. Yamahara, L. M. Sassoubre, K. D. Goodwin, A. B. Boehm. 2012. Occurrence and persistence of human pathogens and indicator organisms in beach sands along the California coast. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 78, 1733-1745.
  • S. H. C. Wong, A. E. Santoro, N. J. Nidzieko, J. L. Hench, A. B. Boehm. 2012. Coupled physical, chemical, and microbiological measurements suggest a connection between internal waves and surf zone water quality in the Southern California Bight. Continental Shelf Research, 34, 64-78. Link.
  • P. A. Maraccini, D. M. Ferguson, A. B. Boehm. 2012. Diurnal variation in Enterococcus species composition in polluted ocean water: A potential role for enterococcal carotenoids in protection against photoinactivation. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 78, 305-310. Link.
  • E. J. Viau, A. B. Boehm. 2011. Quantitative PCR-based detection of pathogenic Leptospira in Hawaiian coastal streams. Journal of Water and Health , 9, 637-646.
  • H.-I. Tong, C. Connell, A. B. Boehm, Y. Lu. 2011. Effective detection of human noroviruses in Hawaiian waters using enhanced RT-PCR methods. Water Research, 45, 5837-5848. Link.
  • K. Knee, E. Garcia-Solsona, J. Garcia-Orellana, A. B. Boehm, A. Paytan. 2011. Using radium isotopes to characterize water ages and coastal mixing rates: A sensitivity analysis. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 9, 380-395. Link
  • T. R. Julian, F. J. Tamayo, J. O. Leckie, A. B. Boehm. 2011. A comparison of surface sampling methods for virus recovery from fomites. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 77, 6918-6925. Link.
  • E. J. Viau, D. Lee, A. B. Boehm. 2011. Swimmer risk of gastrointestinal illness from exposure to tropical coastal waters contaminated with terrestrial runoff. Environmental Science and Technology, , 45 (17), 7158- 7165. Link.
  • A. B. Boehm, K. M. Yamahara, S. P. Walters, B. A. Layton, D. P. Keymer, R. S. Thompson, K. L. Knee, and M. Rosener. 2011. Dissolved inorganic nitrogen, soluble reactive phosphorous, and microbial pollutant loading from tropical rural watersheds in Hawai'i to the coastal ocean during non-storm conditions. Estuaries and Coasts, 34 (5): 925-936. Link.
  • A. J. Pickering, J. Davis, A. B. Boehm. 2011. Efficacy of alcohol-based hand sanitizer on hands soiled with dirt and cooking oil. Journal of Water and Health, 9 (3), 429-433.
  • L. M. Sassoubre, S. P. Walters, T. Russell, A. B. Boehm. 2011. Sources and fate of Salmonella and fecal indicator bacteria in an urban stream. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 13 (8), 2206-2212. Link .
  • G. Imamura, R. M. Strickfaden, A. B. Boehm, J. A. Jay. 2011. Beach wrack is a reservoir for faecal indicator bacteria along the California coast, FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 77, 40-49. Link.
  • E. J. Viau, K. Goodwin, K. M. Yamahara, L. M. Sassoubre, B. A. Layton, S. Burns, H-I Tong, S. H. C. Wong, Y. Lu, A. B. Boehm. 2011. Bacterial pathogens in Hawaiian coastal stream - associations with fecal indicators, land cover, and water quality. Water Research, 45, 3279-3290. Link.
  • N. R. De Sieyes, K. M. Yamahara, A. Paytan, A. B. Boehm. 2011. Submarine groundwater discharge to a high-energy surf zone at Stinson Beach, California, estimated using radium isotopes. Estuaries and Coasts, 34, 256-266. Link.
  • S. P. Walters, A. L. Thebo, A. B. Boehm. 2011. Impact of urbanization and agriculture on the occurrence of bacterial pathogens and Stx genes in coastal waterbodies of Central California. Water Research, 45, 1752-1762. Link.
  • D. P. Keymer and A. B. Boehm. 2011. Recombination shapes the structure of an environmental Vibrio cholerae population. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 77, 537-544. Link.
  • A. J. Pickering, T. R. Julian, S. Mamuya, A. B. Boehm, J. Davis. 2011. Hand fecal contamination among Tanzanian mothers varies temporally and following household activities. Tropical Medicine and International Health, 16, 233-239. Link.
  • J. Davis, A. J. Pickering, K. Rogers, S. Mamuya, and A. B. Boehm. 2011. The effects of informational interventions on household water management, hygiene behaviors, stored drinking water quality, and hand contamination in peri-urban Tanzania. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 84, 184-191. Link.
  • M. Goebes, A. B. Boehm, L. Hildemann. 2011. Contributions of foot traffic and outdoor concentrations to indoor airborne Aspergillus. Aerosol Science & Technology, 45, 352-363. Link.
  • P. K. Bienfang, S. V. DeFelice, E. A. Laws, L. E. Brand, R. R. Bidigare, S. Christensen, H. Trapido-Rosenthal, T. K. Hernscheidt, D. J. McGillicuddy, D. M. Anderson, H. M. Solo-Gabriele, A. B. Boehm, L. C. Backer. 2011. Prominent human health impacts from several marine microbes: History, ecology, and public health implications. International Journal of Microbiology, 2011, doi:10.1155/2011/152815. Link.
  • T. R. Julian, J. O. Leckie, A. B. Boehm . 2010. Virus transfer between fingerpads and fomites. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 109, 1868-1874. Link.
  • K. L. Knee, R. Gossett, A. B. Boehm and A. Paytan. 2010. Caffeine and agricultural pesticide concentrations in surface water and groundwater on the north shore of Kaua`i (Hawai`i, USA). Marine Pollution Bulletin, 60, 1376-1382. Link.
  • B. A. Layton, S. P. Walters, L. Lam, A. B. Boehm. 2010. Enterococcus species distribution among human and animal hosts using multiplex PCR. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 109, 539-547. Link.
  • R. L. Whitman, Z. Ge, M. B. Nevers, A. B. Boehm, E. Chern, R. A. Haugland, A. M. Lukasik, M. Molina, K. Przybyla-Kelly, D. A. Shively, E. White, R. G. Zepp, M. N. Byappanahalli. 2010. Relationship and variation of qPCR and culturable enterococci estimates in ambient surface waters are predictable. Environmental Science & Technology, 44, 5049-5054. Link.
  • A. J. Pickering, J. Davis, S. P. Walters, H. M. Horak, D. P. Keymer, D. Mushi, R. Strickfaden, J. S. Chynoweth, J. Liu, A. Blum, K. Rogers, A. B. Boehm. 2010. Hands, water, and health: fecal contamination in Tanzanian communities with improved, non-networked water supplies. Environmental Science & Technology, 44,3267-3272. Link.
  • K. L. Knee, J. H. Street, E. G. Grossman, A. B. Boehm, and A. Paytan. 2010. Nutrient inputs to the coastal ocean from submarine groundwater discharge in a groundwater-dominated system: relation to land use (Kona coast, Hawai`i, USA). Limnology & Oceanography, 55, 1105-1122.
  • A. J. Pickering, A. B. Boehm, Mathew Mwanjali, J. Davis. 2010. Efficacy of waterless hand hygiene as compared to handwashing with soap: A field study in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 82, 270-278. Link.
  • H. M. Horak, J. S. Chynoweth, W. P. Myers, J. A. Davis, S. Fendorf, A. B. Boehm. 2010. Water quality of water in rain catchments compared to other drinking water sources in the East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. Journal of Water and Health, 8, 126-138.
  • A. E. Santoro, N. J. Nidzieko, G. L. van Dijken, K. R. Arrigo, A. B. Boehm. 2010. Contrasting spring and summer phytoplankton dynamics in the nearshore Southern California Bight. Limnology and Oceanography, 55, 264-278. Link.
  • S. P. Walters, K. M. Yamahara, A. B Boehm. 2009. Persistence of nucleic acid markers of health-relevant organisms in seawater microcosms: Implications for their use in assessing risk in recreational waters. Water Research. Special issue on microbial method comparisons, 43, 4929-4939. Link.
  • A. B. Boehm, J. Griffith, C. McGee, T. Edge, H. Solo-Gabriele, R. Whitman, Y. Cao, M. Getrich, J. A. Jay, D. Ferguson, K. Goodwin, C. Lee, M. Madison, S. Weisberg. 2009. Fecal indicator bacteria enumeration in beach sand: A comparison study of extraction methods in medium to coarse sands. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 107, 1740 - 1750. Link.
  • A. B. Boehm, K. M. Yamahara, D. C. Love, B. M. Peterson, K. McNeill, K. L. Nelson. 2009. Covariation and photoinactivation of traditional and novel indicator organisms and human viruses at a sewage-impacted marine beach. Environmental Science & Technology, 43, 8046-8052. Link.
  • T. R. Julian, R. A. Canales, J. O. Leckie, A. B. Boehm. 2009. A model of exposure to rotavirus from non-dietary ingestion iterated by simulated intermittent contacts. Risk Analysis, 25, 617-632. Link. This paper won best paper of the year in the journal. Link to announcement. This paper has an erratum.
  • B. A. Layton, S. P. Walters, and A. B. Boehm. 2009. Distribution and diversity of the enterococcal surface protein (esp) gene in animal hosts and the Pacific Coast Environment. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 106, 1521-1531. Link.
  • K. M. Yamahara, S. P. Walters, and A. B. Boehm. 2009. Growth of enterococci in unaltered, unseeded beach sands subjected to tidal wetting. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 75, 1517-1524. Link. In the original version of the paper, the color of the circles in Fig 1C are reversed from what they should be.
  • D. P. Keymer, L. Lam, and A. B. Boehm. 2009. Biogeographic patterns in genomic diversity among a large collection of Vibrio cholerae isolates.Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 75, 1658-1666. Link.
  • A. B. Boehm, N. J. Ashbolt, J. M. Colford, Jr., L. E. Dunbar, L. E. Fleming, M. A. Gold, J. A. Hansel, P. R. Hunter, A. M. Ichida, C. D. McGee, J. A. Soller, and S. B. Weisberg. 2009. A sea change ahead for recreational water quality criteria. Journal of Water and Health, 7, 9-20. Link.
  • G. G. Shellenbarger, N. D. Athearn, J. Y. Takekawa, A. B. Boehm. 2008. Fecal indicator bacteria and Salmonella in ponds managed as bird habitat, San Francisco Bay, CA. Water Research , 42, 2921-2930. Link.
  • K. L. Knee, B. A. Layton, J. Street, A. B. Boehm, A. Paytan. 2008. Sources of nutrients and fecal indicator bacteria to nearshore waters on the North Shore of Kaua`i. Estuaries and Coasts, 31, 607-622. Link to paper. This article was chosen as a feature for Coastal and Estuarine Science News October issue for its strong implication for management of coastal areas. Link
  • N. R. De Sieyes, K. M. Yamahara, B. A. Layton, E. H. Joyce, A. B. Boehm. 2008. Submarine discharge of nutrient enriched fresh groundwater at Stinson Beach, California is enhanced during neap tides. Limnology and Oceanography, 53, 1434-1445. Link to paper.
  • A. E. Santoro, C. A. Francis, N. DeSieyes, A. B. Boehm. 2008. Shifts in the relative abundance of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria and archaea across physicochemical gradients in a subterranean estuary. Environmental Microbiology, 10, 1069-1079. Link to paper.
  • A. B. Boehm. 2007. Enterococci concentrations in diverse coastal environments exhibit extreme variability. Environmental Science & Technology, 41, 8227-8232. Link to paper.
  • A. E. Santoro and A. B. Boehm. 2007. Frequent occurrence of the human-specific Bacteroides fecal marker at an open coast marine beach: Relationship to waves, tides, and traditional indicators. Environmental Microbiology, 9, 2038-2049. Link to paper.
  • K. M. Yamahara, B. A. Layton, A. E. Santoro, A. B. Boehm. 2007. Beach sands along the California coast are diffuse sources of fecal bacteria to coastal waters. Environmental Science & Technology, 41, 4515-4521. Link to paper.
  • D. P. Keymer, M. C. Miller, G. K. Schoolnik, A. B. Boehm. 2007. Genomic and phenotypic diversity of coastal Vibrio cholerae is explained by environmental factors. 2007. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 73, 3705-3714. Link to paper.
  • M. C. Miller, D. P. Keymer, A. Avelar, A. B. Boehm, G. K. Schoolnik. 2007. Detection and transformation of genome segments variable within a coastal population of Vibrio cholerae. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 73, 3695-3704. Link to paper.
  • D. Hou, S. J. Rabinovici, A. B. Boehm. 2006. Enterococci predictions from a partial least squares regression model can improve the efficacy of beach management advisories. Environmental Science & Technology, 40, 1737 -1743 Link.
  • A. E. Santoro, A. B. Boehm, C. A. Francis. 2006. Denitrifier community composition along a nitrate and salinity gradient in a coastal aquifer. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 72, 2102-2109. Link to paper.
  • A. B. Boehm, A. Paytan, G. G. Shellenbarger, K. A. Davis. 2006. Composition and flux of groundwater from a California beach aquifer: Implications for nutrient supply to the surf zone. Continental Shelf Research, 26, 269-282. Link. Due to a typesetting error, equation 7 is not printed correctly. Please download the errata.
  • S. Given, L. H. Pendleton, A. B. Boehm. 2006. Regional public health cost estimates of contaminated coastal waters: A case study of gastroenteritis at Southern California beaches. Environmental Science & Technology, 40, 4851 - 4858 Link.
  • N. B. Handler, A. Paytan, C. P. Higgins, R. G. Luthy, and A. B. Boehm. 2006. Human development is linked to multiple water-body impairments along the California Coast. Estuaries and Coasts (formerly Estuaries), 29, 860-870. Link.
  • A. B. Boehm, D. P. Keymer, G. G. Shellenbarger. 2005. An analytical model of enterococci inactivation, grazing, and transport in the surf zone of a marine beach. Water Research, 39, 3565-3578. Link.
  • A. B. Boehm and S. B. Weisberg. 2005. Tidal forcing of enterococci at marine recreational beaches at fortnightly and semidiurnal frequencies. Environmental Science & Technology, 39, 5575-5583. Link.
  • A. B. Boehm, G. G. Shellenbarger, and A. Paytan. 2004. Groundwater Discharge: A potential association with fecal indicator bacteria in the surf zone. Environmental Science & Technology, 38, 3558-3566. Link.
  • A. B. Boehm, D. B. Lluch-Cota, K. A. Davis, C. D. Winant, and S. G. Monismith. 2004. Covariation of coastal water temperature and microbial pollution at interannual to tidal periods. Geophysical Research Letters, 31, L06309, doi:10.1029/2003GL019122. Link.
  • R. L. Reeves, S. B. Grant, R. D. Mrse, C. M. C. Oancea, B. F. Sanders, A. B. Boehm. 2004. Sources, management, and scaling of fecal indicator bacteria in runoff from a coastal urban watershed in Southern California. Environmental Science and Technology, 38, 2637-2648. Link.
  • A. B. Boehm. 2003. A model of microbial transport and inactivation in the surf zone and application to field measurements of total coliform in Northern Orange County, California. Environmental Science & Technology, 37, 5511-5517. Link.
  • A. B. Boehm, J. A. Fuhrman, R. D. Mrse, and S. B. Grant. 2003. A tiered approach for identification of a human fecal pollution source at a recreational beach: Case study at Avalon Bay, Catalina Island, California, USA. Environmental Science & Technology, 37, 673-680. Reprint.
  • A. B. Boehm, S. B. Grant, J.-H. Kim, S. L. Mowbray, C. D. McGee, C. D. Clark, D. M. Foley, and D. E. Wellman. 2002. Decadal and shorter period variability of surf zone water quality at Huntington Beach, California. Environmental Science & Technology, 36, 3885-3892. Click here for a view of the cover of the Sept. 15 2002 ES&T featuring this paper. Link.
  • A. B. Boehm, B. F. Sanders, and C. D. Winant. 2002. Cross-shelf transport at Huntington Beach -Implications for the fate of sewage discharged through an offshore ocean outfall. Environmental Science & Technology, 36, 1899-1906. Link.
  • A. B. Boehm. 2002. A Scaling theory for number-flux distributions generated during steady-state coagulation and settling and application to particles in Lake Zurich, Switzerland. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 254, 266-273. Link.
  • S. B. Grant, B. F. Sanders, A. B. Boehm, J. A. Redman, J. H. Kim, R. D. Mrse, and others. 2001. Generation of enterococci bacteria in a coastal saltwater marsh and its impact on surf zone water quality. Environmental Science & Technology, 35, 2407-2416. Link.
  • A. B. Boehm and S. B. Grant. 2001. A steady-state model of particulate organic carbon flux below the mixed layer and application to the Joint Global Ocean Flux Study. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 106, 31227-21237. Link.
  • A. B. Boehm and S. B. Grant. 1998. The influence of coagulation, sedimentation, and grazing by zooplankton on phytoplankton aggregate size distributions in aquatic systems. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 103, 15601-15612. Link to abstract available.
  • A. B. Boehm, C. Poor, and S. B. Grant. 1998. Particle coagulation and the memory of initial conditions, Journal of Physics A: Mathematics and General, 31, 9241-9254. Link.