Publications by Year

Publications by Year

From advancing pioneering restoration techniques to shaping global policy ESA is a leading environmental science, planning, and engineering firm committed to technical excellence and scientific rigor.

Our team includes both emerging experts, adventurous enough to arrive at innovative solutions to familiar challenges, and experienced experts deeply engaged in their respective fields. The scientific and technical publications below provide a sampling of the creativity, ingenuity, and dedication embodied by our team of professionals throughout our California, Florida, Oregon, and Washington offices.


Smallwood, K. Shawn, Douglas A. Bell, Erika L. Walther, Elizabeth Layvas, Sky Standish, Joanne Mount, Brian Karas (2018). Estimating Wind Turbine Fatalities Using Integrated Detection Trials. The Journal of Wildlife Management 82(6):1169-1184; DOI: 10.1002/hwmg.21468


White, J., Fulton, A., Blomberg. J., and Borgonovo, A. 2017. Perennial Secondary Channel Design on Dry Creek near Healdsburg, California. Pp. 304-317. Proceedings, World Environmental and Water Resources Congress. 21-25 May 2017. American Society of Civil Engineers Library.

Tomasko, D., Keenan, E., Hudson, J., Propst, C., Logan, M. and J. Vernon. 2017. Finding sources of fecal coliform bacteria in stormwater runoff: The importance of non-fecal origins. Florida Water Resources Journal. July 2017: 34-37.

Tomasko D., Keenan E., Hudson J., Logan M., Ouimet S., and Vernon, J. 2017. Quantification of Nutrient Assimilative Capacity of Chara (sp.) in a Previously Hypereutrophic Lake in Southwest Florida (USA): Implications for Lake Management. Pp. 111-119. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering A 6.


Robison, D., Sheehan, L., Quinton, B., Tomasko, D., and S. Crooks. 2016. Management of Tampa Bay blue carbon habitats in response to sea level rise. Pp. 242-258. In: M. Burke (ed). Proceedings, Tampa Bay Area Scientific Information Symposium, BASIS 6. 28-30 September 2015. St. Petersburg, FL. 337 pp.

Tomasko, D., Crooks, S., and D. Robison. 2016. Refining carbon sequestration estimates of seagrass meadows in Tampa Bay. Pp. 259-269. In: M. Burke (ed). Proceedings, Tampa Bay Area Scientific Information Symposium, BASIS 6. 28-30 September 2015. St. Petersburg, FL. 337 pp.

Yates, K., Moyer, R., Moore, C., Tomasko, D., Smiley, N., Torres-Garcia, L., Powell, C., Chappel, A., and I. Bociu. 2016. Ocean acidification buffering effects of seagrass in Tampa Bay. Pp. 273-284. In: M. Burke (ed). Proceedings, Tampa Bay Area Scientific Information Symposium, BASIS 6. 28-30 September 2015. St. Petersburg, FL. 337 pp.

Tomasko, D.A., Britt, M., and M.J. Carnevale. The ability of barley straw, cypress leaves and L-lysine to inhibit cyanobacteria in Lake Hancock, a hypereutrophic lake in Florida. Florida Scientist 79 (2016): 147–158.

Michael A. Strom, Gregory B. Pasternack, and Joshua R. Wyrick. Reenvisioning velocity reversal as a diversity of hydraulic patch behaviors. Hydrological Processes (2016): 1099-1085. doi: 10.1002/hyp.10797

Erika L. Walther, Gediminas Valkiūnas, Elizabeth A. Wommack, Rauri C. K. Bowie, Tatjana A. Iezhova, Ravinder N. M. Sehgal. Description and molecular characterization of a new Leucocytozoon parasite (Haemosporida: Leucocytozoidae), Leucocytozoon californicus sp. nov., found in American kestrels (Falco sparverius sparverius). Parasitology Research 115 (2016): 1853–1862. doi: 10.​1007/​s00436-016-4925-5

Mary L. Maniery, Rebecca Allen, and Sarah Christine Heffner. Finding Hidden Voices of the Chinese Railroad Workers: An Archaeological and Historical Journey. Society for Historical Archaeology Special Publication Series 13, 2016.

Peter D. Schulz, Rebecca Allen, Bill Lindsey, and Jeanette K. Schulz, editors. Baffle Marks and Pontil Scars: A Reader on Historic Bottle Identification. Society for Historical Archaeology Special Publication Series 12, 2016.

Erika L. Walther, Jenny S. Carlson, Anthony Cornel, Brett K. Morris and Ravinder N.M. Sehgal. First molecular study of prevalence and diversity of avian haemosporidia in a Central California songbird community. Journal of Ornithology 157 (2016): 549–564. doi: 10.1007/s10336-015-1301-7


Dane Behrens, PhD, PE, Matt Brennan, PhD, PE, and Bob Battalio, PE. A quantified conceptual model of inlet morphology and associated lagoon hydrology. Shore & Beach 83 (2015): 33–42.

Rocko A. Brown, Gregory B. Pasternack, and Tin Lin. The Topographic Design of River Channels for Form-Process Linkages. Journal of Environmental Management (2015): 1–14. doi: 10.1007/s00267-015-0648-0

Alan Lawrie with Rebecca Allen and Don Brincka (2015). Sacramento’s Moon Rockets. Arcadia Publishing, Images of Modern America. California: Arcadia Publishing.

Shannon C. Stewart. ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEWS AND CASE STUDIES: NEPA as a Tool for Strategic Analysis and Decision Making. Environmental Practice 16 (2014): 316–322. doi:10.1017/S1466046614000337.

Rebecca Allen, Julia E. Huddleson, Kimberly J. Wooten, and Glenn J. Farris, editors. Ceramic Identification in Historical Archaeology: The View from California, 1822-1940. Germantown: Society for Historical Archaeology Special Publication Series 11, 2014.

Bob Battalio. Littoral processes along the Pacific and Bay Shorelines of San Francisco, California, USA. Shore & Beach 82 (2014): 3–21.

Beakes, M. P., Moore, J. W., Retford, N., Brown, R., Merz, J. E. and Sogard, S. M. Evaluating Statistical Approaches to Quantifying Juvenile Chinook Salmon Habitat in a Regulated California River. River Research and Applications 30 (2014): 180–191. doi: 10.1002/rra.2632.

Rocko A. Brown and Gregory B. Pasternack. Hydrologic and topographic variability modulate channel change in mountain rivers. Journal of Hydrology 510 (2014): 551–564. doi:

R.A. Brown, G.B. Pasternack, and W.W. Wallender. Synthetic river valleys: Creating prescribed topography for form–process inquiry and river rehabilitation design. Geomorphology 214 (2014): 40–55. doi:

Brian Kim, Kazumi Nakada, John Trendowski, Mary Vigilante, Virginia Raps, Adrian Jones, and David Stonefield, Guidance for Estimating Airport Construction Emissions. Washington, D.C.: Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Airport Cooperative Research Program Report 102: 2014.

Jason Romine, Russell Perry, Samuel Johnston, Christopher Fitzer, Stephen Pagliughi, and Aaron Blake. Identifying when tagged fishes have been consumed by piscivorous predators: Application of multivariate mixture models to movement parameters of telemetered fishes. Animal Biotelemetry 2:3 (2014): 1–13. doi: 10.1186/2050-3385-2-3.

Tomasko, D.A., Keenan, E.H., Paynter, S. and M. Arasteh. 2014. Reassessing the efficiency of stormwater detention ponds in light of the ability to convert inorganic nitrogen into organic forms. Journal of the Florida Engineering Society September 2014.


Dane K. Behrens, Fabian A. Bombardelli, John L. Largier, and Elinor Twohy. Episodic closure of the tidal inlet at the mouth of the Russian River — A small bar-built estuary in California. Geomorphology 189 (2013): 66–80. doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2013.01.017.

Lauren M. Hallett, Sibyl Diver, Melissa V. Eitzel, Jessica J. Olson, Benjamin S. Ramage, Hillary Sardinas, Zoe Statman-Weil, and Katharine N. Suding. Do we practice what we preach? Goal setting for ecological restoration. Restoration Ecology, the Journal of the Society for Ecological Restoration 21 (May 2013): 312-319. doi: 10.1111/rec.12007.

Minta M. Schaefer, Laura A. Doyle, William E. Fleenor, and Michael L. Johnson. Fate and transport of three pharmaceuticals in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science 11 (2013): 1-13.

Pablo D. Quiroga and Kwok Fai Cheung. Laboratory study of solitary-wave transformation over bed-form roughness on fringing reefs. Coastal Engineering 80 (2013): 35–48. doi: 10.1016/j.coastaleng.2013.05.002.

Pasternack, G. B. and Brown, R. A. Ecohydraulic Design of Riffle-Pool Relief and Morphological Unit Geometry in Support of Regulated Gravel-Bed River Rehabilitation. In Ecohydraulics: An Integrated Approach, edited by I. Maddock, A. Harby, P. Kemp and P. Wood. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK 2013. doi: 10.1002/9781118526576.ch20.

Michael Ratte, Paul Sanford, Adrian Jones, Michael Arnold, Mary Vigilante, and David Stonefield, Guidebook for Preparing Airport Emissions Inventories for State Implementation Plans. Washington, D.C.: Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Airport Cooperative Research Program Report 84: 2013.


R. Scott Baxter and Kimberly J. Wooten (2012). Breweries of the Gold Country. California: Arcadia Publishing.

Ramona O. Swenson, Richard J. Reiner, Mark Reynolds, and Jaymee Marty (2012). River Floodplain Restoration Experiments Offer A Window Into The Past. In John A. Weins, Gregory D. Hayward, Hugh D. Safford, and Catherine M. Giffen (Eds.), Historical Environmental Variation in Conservation and Natural Resource Management (pp. 218-231). Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley.

Robert J. Hawley, Brian P. Bledsoe, Eric D. Stein, and Brian E. Haines. Channel Evolution Model of Semiarid Stream Response to Urban-Induced Hydromodification. Journal of the American Water Resources Association (2012): 1-23. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.2012.00645.x

Environmental Science Associates, AERO Systems Engineering, Inc., Synergy Consultants, Inc., and Wyle, Inc., Handbook for Evaluating Emissions and Costs of APUs and Alternative Systems. Washington, D.C.: Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Airport Cooperative Research Program Report 64: 2012.


David S. Brew, Robert T. Battalio, Edward B. Thornton, Clifton Davenport, and B. Damitz. Coastal regional sediment management planning in Southern Monterey Bay, California. Littoral 2010 – Adapting to Global Change at the Coast: Leadership, Innovation, and Investment. Article 05009 (2011). doi:10.1051/litt/201105009.

Diana Stralberg, Matthew Brennan, John C. Callaway, Julian K. Wood, Lisa M. Schile, Dennis Jongsomjit, Maggi Kelly, V. Thomas Parker, and Stephen Crooks. Evaluating tidal marsh sustainability in the face of sea-level rise: A hybrid modeling approach applied to San Francisco Bay. PLoS One 11 (2011). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0027388.

Stephen Crooks, Dorothee Herr, Jerker Tamelander, Dan Laffoley, and Justin Vandever. Mitigating Climate Change through Restoration and Management of Coastal Wetlands and Near-shore Marine Ecosystems: Challenges and Opportunities. Environment Department Paper 121 (2011), World Bank, Washington, DC.

Eryn Brennan and Margaret Maliszewski (2011). Charlottesville. Virginia: Arcadia Publishing.


Jason Q. White, Gregory B. Pasternack, and Hamish J. Moir. Valley width variation influences riffle–pool location and persistence on a rapidly incising gravel-bed river. Geomorphology 121 (2010): 206–221. doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2010.04.012.

Pasternack, G. B., Fulton, A. A., and Morford, S. L. Yuba River analysis aims to aid spring-run Chinook salmon habitat rehabilitation. California Agriculture 64(2)(2010): 69-77. doi: 10.3733/ca.v064n02p69


Philip B. Williams, Elizabeth Andrews, Jeff J. Opperman, Setenay Bozkurt, and Peter B. Moyle. Quantifying activated floodplains on a lowland regulated river: Its application to floodplain restoration in the Sacramento Valley. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science 7 (2009): 1-25.

Rocko A. Brown and Gregory B. Pasternack. Comparison of methods for analysing salmon habitat rehabilitation designs for regulated rivers. River Research and Applications 25 (2009): 745–772. doi: 10.1002/rra.1189.

Anne Chin, Shannah Anderson, Andrew Collison, Barbara J. Ellis-Sugai, Jeffrey P. Haltiner, Johan B. Hogervorst, G. Mathias Kondolf, Linda S. O’Hirok, Alison H. Purcell, Ann L. Riley, and Ellen Wohl. Linking theory and practice for restoration of step-pool streams. Environmental Management 43 (2009): 645-661. doi: 10.1007/s00267-008-9171-x.


Rocko A. Brown and Gregory B. Pasternack. Engineered channel controls limiting spawning habitat rehabilitation success on regulated gravel-bed rivers. Geomorphology 97 (2008): 631–654. doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2007.09.012.

Kimberly Wooten and R. Scott Baxter (2011). Shenandoah Valley and Amador Wine Country. California: Arcadia Publishing.


Pablo Huq, Louis A. White, Alejandro Carrillo, Jose Redondo, Seshu Dharmavaram, and Steven R. Hanna. The shear layer above and in urban canopies. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 46 (2007): 368–376. doi: 10.1175/JAM2469.1.


Kimberly Wooten and R. Scott Baxter (2006). Sutter Creek. California: Arcadia Publishing.

Michelle Orr, Stephen Crooks, and Philip Williams. Will restored tidal marshes be sustainable? San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science 1 (2003): 1-33.


Stephen Crooks, Johan Schutten, Glenn D. Sheern, Kenneth Pye, and Anthony J. Davy. Drainage and elevation as factors in the restoration of salt marsh in Britain. Restoration Ecology 10 (2002): 591–602. doi: 10.1046/j.1526-100X.2002.t01-1-02036.x.

Philip B. Williams and Michelle K. Orr. “Physical evolution of restored breached levee salt marshes in the San Francisco Bay Estuary.” Restoration Ecology 10 (2002): 527–542. doi: 10.1046/j.1526-100X.2002.02031.x.

Philip B. Williams, Michelle K. Orr, and Nicholas J. Garrity. Hydraulic geometry: A geomorphic design tool for tidal marsh channel evolution in wetland restoration projects. Restoration Ecology 10 (2002): 577–590. doi: 10.1046/j.1526-100X.2002.t01-1-02035.x.

Kevin G. Coulton, Bob Battalio, Nick Garrity, Carmela Chandrasekera, and Paula Cooper. Coastal flood studies in Puget Sound, Washington State, U.S.A. Solutions to Coastal Disasters (2002): 267-281. doi: 10.1061/40605(258)24.


Stephen Crooks and Kenneth Pye. Sedimentological controls on the erosion and morphology of saltmarshes: Implications for flood defence and habitat recreation. Geological Society, London, Special Publications 175 (2000): 207-222. doi: 10.1144/GSL.SP.2000.175.01.16.

H. Kyotoh, S. Fujii, and D. V. To. Currents induced by long waves propagating towards a beach over a wavy bed. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 413 (2000): 317-343. doi: 10.1017/S0022112000008545.

Laure Ledoux, Stephen Crooks, Andrew Jordan, and R Kerry Turner. Implementing EU biodiversity policy: UK experiences. Land Use Policy 17 (2000): 257-268. doi: 10.1016/S0264-8377(00)00031-4.

John S. Pethick and Stephen Crooks. Development of a coastal vulnerability index: A geomorphological perspective. Environmental Conservation 4 (2000): 359-367. doi: 10.1017/S0376892900000412.

1999 and Earlier

Brendan T. DeTemple, Robert T. Battalio, and James R. Kulpa. Measuring key physical processes in a California lagoon. In Sand Rights ’99: Bringing Back the Beaches, edited by Lesley Ewing, Orville T. Magoon, and Sheila Robertson, 133–147. Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 1999.

Hitoshi Tanaka and Dang Van To. Initial motion of sediment under waves and wave-current combined motions. Coastal Engineering 25 (1995): 153-163. doi: 10.1016/0378-3839(94)00047-2.

Jeffrey Haltiner and Philip B. Williams. Hydraulic Design in Salt Marsh Restoration. In Proceedings of the National Wetland Symposium: Wetland Hydrology, edited by Jon A. Kusler and Gail Brooks, 293–299. Chicago, IL: September 16-18, 1987.

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