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2012 Level II Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) Awarded Nominations

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The 2012 STAA awards are non-monetary.

Level II awards - are for those who have accomplished a notably excellent research or technological effort that has qualities and values similar to, but to a lesser degree, than those described under Level I. Awarded research has timely consequences and contributes as an important scientific/technological achievement within its discipline or field of study. The 2012 STAA awards are non-monetary.

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Nominations Recommended for a Level II Award -- Total of Ten
Nom. ID Publication Title & Full Citation Eligible/Ineligible Authors Lab/Office/Institution Citation
S12ER0012 (1) Physiological Responses to Fertilization Recorded in Tree Rings: Isotopic Lessons From a Long-Term Fertilization Trial

Ecological Applications, 19(4):1044-1060 (2009)

(2) Interpreting Tree Responses to Thinning and Fertilization Using Tree-Ring Stable Isotopes

New Phytologist, 190(3):770-782 (2011)

J. Renée Brooks

Rob Coulombe (Non-EPA)

Alan K. Mitchell (Non-EPA)

NHEERL, Corvallis, OR Understanding Carbon Sequestration Responses for Forests to Management and Climate Change Using Stable Isotopes
S12ER0029 (1) Effort and Potential Efficiencies for Aquatic Non-Native Species Early Detection

Journal - Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 68:2064-2079 (2011)

(2) Exploiting Habitat and Gear Patterns for Efficient Detection of Rare and Non-Native Benthos and Fish in Great Lakes Coastal Ecosystems

Journal - Aquatic Invasions, 4:651-667 (2009)

Anett S. Trebitz

Joel C. Hoffman

John R. Kelly

Corlis W. West

Gregory S. Peterson

NHEERL, Duluth, MN Developing Recommendations for Comprehensive Non-Indigenous Species Monitoring Designs for the Great Lakes
S12ER0030 A Transcriptomics-based Biological Framework for Studying Mechanisms of Endocrine Disruption in Small Fish Species

Aquatic Toxicity, 98(3):230-244 (2010)

Rong-Lin Wang

David Bencic

Dan Villeneuve

Gerald Ankley

Jim Lazorchak

Stephen Edwards

NERL, Cincinnati, OH A Biological Framework for Studying the Toxicity of Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals
S12HE0035 Peat Bog Wildfire Smoke Exposure in Rural North Carolina Is Associated with Cardio-Pulmonary Emergency Department Visits Assessed through Syndromic Surveillance

Environmental Health Perspectives, 119(10):1415-1420 (2011)

Ana G. Rappold

Susan L. Stone

Wayne E. Cascio

Robert B. Devlin

Lucas M. Neas

Vasu J. Kilaru

James J. Szykman

Martha Sue Carraway

Amy Ising (Non-EPA)

William E. Cleve (Non-EPA)

Lana Deyneka (Non-EPA)

Heather Vaughan-Batten (Non-EPA)

John T. Meredith (Non-EPA)

NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Demonstrating the Impact of Wildfires on Human Health
S12HE0042 (1) Gender and Species Differences in Triadimefon Metabolism by Rodent Hepatic Microsomes

Toxicology Letters, 193:101-107 (2010)

(2) Development and Application of a Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic Model for Triadimefon and Its Metabolite Triadimenol in Rats and Humans

Toxicology Letters, 205:154-162 (2011)

John F. Kenneke

Matthew W. Henderson

Susan R. Crowell (Non-EPA)

Jeffrey W. Fisher (Non-EPA)

NERL, Athens, GA Developing an Integrated-Data Collection and Modeling Approach for Improving Chemical Risk Assessment
S12IR0059 (1) Probabilistic Modeling of Dietary Arsenic Exposure and Dose and Evaluation with 2003-2004 NHANES Data

Environmental Health Perspectives, 118(3):345-350 (2010)

(2) Methyl Mercury Exposure from Fish Consumption in Vulnerable Racial/Ethnic Populations: Probabilistic SHEDS-Dietary Model Analyses using 1999-2006 NHANES and 1990-2002 TDS data

Science of the Total Environment, : (2011)

Jianping Xue

Valerie Zartarian

Shi Liu

Andrew Geller

Sheng-Wei Wang (Non-EPA)

Panos Georgopolous (Non-EPA)

NERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Probabilistic Exposure Modeling for Arsenic and Methyl Mercury to Inform Regulatory and Community Decision Making
S12MM0064 (1) Development and Validation of Rapid Assessment Indices of Condition for Coastal Tidal Wetlands in Southern New England, USA.

Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 182:31-46 (2011)

(2) Development of a Reference Coastal Wetland set in Southern New England (USA)

Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 161:583-598 (2010)

(3) Soil Respiration Rates in Coastal Marshes Subject to Increasing Watershed Nitrogen Loads in Southern New England, USA

Wetlands, 29(3):952-963 (2009)

Cathleen Wigand

Rick McKinney

Marty Chintala

Suzanne Lussier

Roxanne L. Johnson

Stephen Ryba

Patricia Brennan (Non-EPA)

Bruce Carlisle (Non-EPA)

Jan Smith (Non-EPA)

Marc Carullo (Non-EPA)

Debra Fillis Ryba (Non-EPA)

Mark H. Stolt (Non-EPA)

James Heltshe (Non-EPA)

Matthew Holt (Non-EPA)

Mike Charpentier (Non-EPA)

NHEERL, Narragansett, IR Development, Advancement and Implementation of Methods for Assessment of Coastal Wetland Conditions
S12OR0075 (1) Characterization and Application of a Chlorine Microelectrode for Measuring Monochloramine Within a Biofilm

Sensors and Actuators B:  Chemical, 145(2):734-743 (2010)

(2) Free Chlorine and Monochloramine Application to Nitrifying Biofilm: Comparison of Biofilm Penetration, Activity, and Viability

Environmental Science & Technology, 45(4):1412-1419 (2011)

(3) Effect of Free Ammonia Concentration on Monochloramine Penetration within a Nitrifying Biofilm and Its Effect on Activity, Viability and Recovery

Water Research, 46(3):882-894 (2011)

Jonathan G. Pressman

David G. Wahman

Woo Hyoung Lee (Non-EPA)

Paul L. Bishop (Non-EPA)

NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH Development and Application of a Monochloramine Microelectrode for Biofilm Monotoring in Chloranminated Water System
S12TF0098 Environmental Footprint of Pharmaceuticals: the Significance of Factors Beyond Direct Excretion to Sewers

Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry, 28(12):2495-2521 (2009)

Christian Daughton

Ilene S. Ruhoy (Non-EPA)

NERL, Las Vegas, NV Factors Determining the Environmental Footprint of Pharmaceuticals and Sustainable Approaches for Medication Waste
S12TF0106 (1) Concentrations, Distrbution and Persistence of Perfluoroalkylates in Sludge-Applied Soils Near Decatur, Alabama, USA

Environmental Science & Technology, 44:8390-8396 (2010)

(2) Concentrations, Distrbution and Persistence of Fluorotelomer Alcohols in Sludge-Applied Soils Near Decatur, Alabama, USA

Environmental Science & Technology, 44:8397-8402 (2010)

(3) Quantitative Determination of Perfluorochemicals and Fluorotelomer Alcohols in Plants from Biosolid-Amended Fields using LC/MS/MS and GC/MS

Environmental Science & Technology, 45:7985-7990 (2011)

John W. Washington

Jackson J. Ellington

Laurence E. Libelo

Michael P. Neill

Hoon Yoo (Non-EPA)

Thomas M. Jenkins (Non-EPA)

NERL, Athens, GA Documenting the Occurrence of Polyfluoro-Compounds in Biosolids-Applied Agricultural Soils and Their Accumulations in Plants
Key to Acronyms used in the above Table
OA Office of the Administrator
NERL National Exposure Research Laboratory
NHEERL National Health and Environmental Effects Laboratory
NRMRL National Risk Management Research Laboratory
OAQPS Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards
OPP Office of Pesticide Programs
ORIA Office of Radiation and Indoor Air
ORCR Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery
OSCP Office of Science Coordination and Policy
*Note: The percentages given after name represent the current percent of the total level of effort as documented in the EPA nomination.

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