Pacific Estuarine Ecosystem Indicator Research (PEEIR) Consortium: Biological Responses to Contaminants Component: Biomarkers of Exposure, Effect, and Reproductive Impairment

EPA Grant Number: R828676C002
Subproject: this is subproject number 002 , established and managed by the Center Director under grant R828676
(EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).

Center: Pacific Estuarine Ecosystem Indicator Research (PEEIR) Consortium
Center Director: Anderson, Susan L.
Title: Pacific Estuarine Ecosystem Indicator Research (PEEIR) Consortium: Biological Responses to Contaminants Component: Biomarkers of Exposure, Effect, and Reproductive Impairment
Investigators: Cherr, Gary N. , Anderson, Susan L. , Denison, Michael , Griffin, Frederick J. , Nisbet, Roger M. , Snyder, Mark J. , Wilson, Barry W.
Current Investigators: Cherr, Gary N. , Anderson, Susan L. , Baston, David , Bennett, Bill , Brooks, Andrew , Denison, Michael , Green, Peter , Hwang, Hyun-Min , Jackson, Susan , Lewis, Levi S. , Morgan, Steven , Nisbet, Roger M. , Rashbrook, Vanessa , Rose, Wendy , Teh, Swee J. , Vines, Carol , Wilson, Barry W.
Institution: University of California - Davis , University of California - Santa Barbara
EPA Project Officer: Hiscock, Michael
Project Period: March 1, 2001 through February 28, 2005
RFA: Environmental Indicators in the Estuarine Environment Research Program (2000) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Ecological Indicators/Assessment/Restoration , Water , Ecosystems

Objective:

The objective of this research project is to determine the efficacy of a suite of molecular-, biochemical-, cellular-, and tissue-level indicators to collectively predict ecosystem responses to contaminant stress. Biomarkers of reproductive impairment are important early-warning indicators of ecosystem impacts, but they need complete characterization and validation in an ecosystem context as proposed in Pacific Estuarine Ecosystem Indicator Research (PEEIR). This section's particular emphasis is on the assessment of reproductive parameters. Because rapid and accurate techniques are not readily available, biomarkers associated with reproductive impairment can be early-warning indicators of stress and reproductive impairment can be directly linked to effects on populations through modeling efforts. The research proposed here is integral to the overall objectives of PEEIR, which are to establish indicators that environmental managers can use to: (1) develop an approach for synthesizing indicators into technically defensible assessments of wetland health and integrity; (2) determine biotic integrity for fish and invertebrate populations within wetland communities; and (3) determine toxicant-induced stress and bioavailability for wetland biota.

Publications and Presentations:

Publications have been submitted on this subproject: View all 21 publications for this subprojectView all 139 publications for this center

Journal Articles:

Journal Articles have been submitted on this subproject: View all 3 journal articles for this subprojectView all 40 journal articles for this center

Supplemental Keywords:

aquatic, ecosystem indicators, biomarkers, wetlands, reproduction, cellular, molecular, biochemical, bioavailability, ecosystem, ecological impacts, estuary, watersheds, ecological effects, ecosystem integrated assessment., RFA, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, Water, ECOSYSTEMS, Ecosystem Protection/Environmental Exposure & Risk, estuarine research, exploratory research environmental biology, Ecosystem/Assessment/Indicators, Ecosystem Protection, Aquatic Ecosystems, Terrestrial Ecosystems, Ecological Monitoring, Ecological Indicators, Risk Assessment, anthropogenic stresses, ecological risk assessment, wetlands, aquatic ecosystem, bioindicator, anthropogenic stress, biomarkers, ecosystem assessment, estuaries, wetland ecosystem, bioavailability, nutrients, trophic effects, ecosystem indicators, environmental indicators, coastal ecosystems, ecosystem restoration, aquatic ecology

Progress and Final Reports:

  • 2001
  • 2002 Progress Report
  • 2003 Progress Report
  • Final Report

  • Main Center Abstract and Reports:

    R828676    Pacific Estuarine Ecosystem Indicator Research (PEEIR) Consortium

    Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
    R828676C000 Pacific Estuarine Ecosystem Indicator Research (PEEIR) Consortium: Administration and Integration Component
    R828676C001 Pacific Estuarine Ecosystem Indicator Research (PEEIR) Consortium: Ecosystem Indicators Component
    R828676C002 Pacific Estuarine Ecosystem Indicator Research (PEEIR) Consortium: Biological Responses to Contaminants Component: Biomarkers of Exposure, Effect, and Reproductive Impairment
    R828676C003 Pacific Estuarine Ecosystem Indicator Research (PEEIR) Consortium: Biogeochemistry and Bioavailability Component