Publications of FreshWater Watch Research in International Journal Science of The Total Environment (STOTEN)


Shupe, S. M. (2017). High resolution stream water quality assessment in the Vancouver, British Columbia region: a citizen science study. Science of The Total Environment. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.02.195

Loiselle, S. A., Frost, P. C., Turak, E., & Thornhill, I. (2017). Citizen scientists supporting environmental research priorities. Science of The Total Environment,598, 937. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.03.142

Mcgoff, E., Dunn, F., Cachazo, L. M., Williams, P., Biggs, J., Nicolet, P., & Ewald, N. C. (2017). Finding clean water habitats in urban landscapes: professional researcher vs citizen science approaches. Science of The Total Environment,581-582, 105-116. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.11.215

Scott, A. B., & Frost, P. C. (2017). Monitoring water quality in Toronto’s urban stormwater ponds: Assessing participation rates and data quality of water sampling by citizen scientists in the FreshWater Watch. Science of The Total Environment,592, 738-744. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.01.201

Zhang, Y., Ma, R., Hu, M., Luo, J., Li, J., & Liang, Q. (2017). Combining citizen science and land use data to identify drivers of eutrophication in the Huangpu River system. Science of The Total Environment,584-585, 651-664. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.01.093

Thornhill, I., Ho, J. G., Zhang, Y., Li, H., Ho, K. C., Miguel-Chinchilla, L., & Loiselle, S. A. (2017). Prioritising local action for water quality improvement using citizen science; a study across three major metropolitan areas of China. Science of The Total Environment,584-585, 1268-1281.

Cunha, D. G., Casali, S. P., Falco, P. B., Thornhill, I., & Loiselle, S. A. (2017). The contribution of volunteer-based monitoring data to the assessment of harmful phytoplankton blooms in Brazilian urban streamsScience of The Total Environment,584-585, 586-594. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.01.080

Xu, Y., Li, A. J., Qin, J., Li, Q., Ho, J. G., & Li, H. (2017). Seasonal patterns of water quality and phytoplankton dynamics in surface waters in Guangzhou and Foshan, ChinaScience of The Total Environment,590-591, 361-369. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.02.032

Vincent, A., Drag, N., Lyandres, O., Neville, S., & Hoellein, T. (2017). Citizen science datasets reveal drivers of spatial and temporal variation for anthropogenic litter on Great Lakes beaches. Science of The Total Environment,577, 105-112. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.10.113

Lévesque, D., Cattaneo, A., Deschamps, G., & Hudon, C. (2017). In the eye of the beholder: Assessing the water quality of shoreline parks around the Island of Montreal through citizen scienceScience of The Total Environment,579, 978-988. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.10.175

Farnham, D. J., Gibson, R. A., Hsueh, D. Y., Mcgillis, W. R., Culligan, P. J., Zain, N., & Buchanan, R. (2017). Citizen science-based water quality monitoring: Constructing a large database to characterize the impacts of combined sewer overflow in New York City. Science of The Total Environment,580, 168-177. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.11.116

Micro and Macroscale Drivers of Nutrient Concentrations in Urban Streams in South, Central and North America

Loiselle, S.A., Cunha, D.G.F., Shupe, S., Valiente, E., Rocha, L., Heasley, E., Belmont, P.P. and Baruch, A., 2016. Micro andMacroscale Drivers of Nutrient Concentrations in Urban Streams in South, Central and North America. PloS one, 11(9), p.e0162684


The Citizen Science Opportunity for Researchers and Agencies

Thornhill, I., Loiselle, S.A., Lind, K., Ophof, D. 2016. The Citizen Science Opportunity for Researchers and Agencies BioScience 2016; doi:10.1093/biosci/


An Informatics Approach for Smart Evaluation of Water Quality Related Ecosystem Services

Yan, W., Hutchins, M., Loiselle, S. A. and Hall, C (2016). An informatics approach for  smart evaluation of water quality-related ecosystem services. Annals of Data Science, 9208 DOI: 10.1007/s40745-015-0067-3


Quantification of phytoplankton bloom dynamics by citizen scientists in urban and periurban environments

Castilla, E. P., Cunha, D. G. F., Lee, F. W. F., Loiselle, S., Ho, K. C., & Hall, C. (2015). Quantification of phytoplankton bloom dynamics by citizen scientists in urban and peri-urban environments. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 187(11). DOI: 10.1007/s10661-015-4912-9


Supporting the business response to the SDGs (UN Sustainable Development Goals) 2016


Research Expeditions Guide 2014


Annual Review 2012 – 13


Annual Review 2011 – 12


Annual Review 2010 – 11


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