Chowdhury O, Schmidt PJ, Anderson WB, Emelko MB, 2024. Advancing Evaluation of Microplastics Thresholds to Inform Water Treatment Needs and Risks. Accepted, Environment & Health, January.

Cameron ES, Krishna A, Emelko MB, Müller KM, 2024. Sporadic Diurnal Fluctuations of Cyanobacterial Populations in Oligotrophic Temperate Systems can Prevent Accurate Characterization of Change and Risk in Aquatic Systems. Water Research, 121199.

Fines RW, Stone M, Webster KL, Leach JA, Buttle JM, Emelko MB, Collins AL, 2023. Evaluation of Legacy Forest Harvesting Impacts on Dominant Stream Water Sources and Implications for Water Quality Using End Member Mixing AnalysisWater, 15(15):2825.

de Brito Cruz D, Brown TJ, Jin C, Kundert KL, Ruecker NJ, Ballantyne L, Schmidt PJ, Anderson WB, Emelko MB, 2023. Filter Operation Effects on Plant-Scale Microbial Risk: Opportunities for Enhanced Treatment Performance. AWWA Water Science, 5(5):e1357.

Schmidt PJ, Acosta N, Chik AHS, D’Aoust P, Delatolla R, Dhiyebi H, Glier M, Hubert CRJ, Kopetzky J, Mangat C, Pang X-L, Peterson S, Prystajecky N, Qiu Y, Servos M, Emelko MB, 2023. Realizing the Value in “Non-standard” Parts of the qPCR Standard Curve by Integrating Fundamentals of Quantitative MicrobiologyFrontiers in Microbiology – Systems Microbiology, 14:1048661.

Blackburn EAJ, Dickson-Anderson SE, Anderson WB, Emelko MB, 2023. Biological Filtration is Resilient to Wildfire Ash-associated Organic Carbon Threats to Drinking Water TreatmentACS ES&T Water, 3(3):639-649.


Rahman MF, Anderson WB, Peldszus S, Huck PM, 2022. Ion-Exchange Treatment of Perfluorinated Carboxylic Acids in Water: Comparison of Polystyrenic and Polyacrylic Resin Structures and Impact of Sulfate on their PerformanceACS ES&T Water, 2(7):1195-1205.

Pan Z, Brouwer R, Emelko MB, 2022. Correlating Forested Green Infrastructure to Water Rates and Adverse Water Quality Incidents: A Spatial Instrumental Variable Regression ModelForest Policy & Economics, 140:102756.

Derx J, Linke R, Savio D, Emelko MB, Schmidt P, Schijven J, Pang L, Sommer R, Stevenson M, van den Berg H, Rutjes S, Farnleitner AH, Blaschke AP, 2022. From Groundwater to Drinking Water – Current Approaches for Microbial Monitoring and Risk Assessment in Porous AquifersEarth Systems and Environmental Sciences Reference Module, In: Encyclopedia of Inland Waters, 2nd ed., 3:580-594.

Schmidt PJ, Cameron ES, Müller KM, Emelko MB, 2022. Ensuring that Fundamentals of Quantitative Microbiology are Reflected in Microbial Diversity Analyses based on Next-generation SequencingFrontiers in Microbiology, 13:728146.


Cameron ES, Schmidt PJ, Tremblay BJ-M, Emelko MB, Müller KM. 2021. Enhancing diversity analysis by repeatedly rarefying next generation sequencing data describing microbial communities. Scientific Reports, 11:22302.

Blackburn EAJ, Emelko MB, Dickson-Anderson S, Stone M, 2021. Advancing on the promises of techno-ecological nature-based solutions: A framework for green technology in water supply and treatment. Blue-Green Systems, 3(1):81-94.

Watt C, Emelko MB, Silins U, Collins AL, Stone M. 2021. Anthropogenic and climate-exacerbated landscape disturbances converge to alter phosphorus bioavailability in an oligotrophic river. Water, 13(22):3151.

Stone M, Krishnappan BG, Silins U, Emelko MB, Williams CHS, Collins AL, Spencer SA, 2021. A new framework for modelling fine sediment transport in rivers includes flocculation to inform reservoir management in wildfire impacted watersheds. Water, 13(17):2319.

Scott DB, Van Dyke MI, Anderson WB, King PW, Huck PM, 2021. Batch Test to Evaluate Microbial Disinfectant Decay and the Onset of Nitrification. AQUA Water Infrastructure, Ecosystems and Society, 70(7):1012-1023.

Rahman MF, Mahmud MJ, Sadmani AHMA, Chowdhury AI, Anderson WB, Bodruzzaman ABM, Huq S, 2021. Previously Unrecognized Potential Threat to Children from Manganese in Groundwater in Rohingya Refugee Camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Chemosphere, 266:129128.

Aly SA, Anderson WB, Huck PM, 2021. In-line Coagulation Assessment for Ultrafiltration Fouling Reduction to Treat Secondary Effluent for Water Reuse. Water Science & Technology, 83(2):284-296.


Collins AL, Blackwell M, Boeckx P, Chivers C-A, Emelko MB, Evrard O, Foster I, Gellis A, Gholami H, Granger S, Harris P, Horowitz AJ, Laceby JP, Martinez-Carreras N, Minella J, Mol L, Nosrati K, Pulley S, Silins U, da Silva YJ, Stone M, Tiecher T, Upadhayay HR, Zhang Y, 2020. Sediment Source Fingerprinting: Benchmarking Recent Outputs, Remaining Challenges and Emerging Themes. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 20:4160-4193.

Ramesh AK, Parreño V, Schmidt PJ, Lei S, Zhong W, Jiang X, Emelko MB, Yuan L, 2020. Evaluation of the 50% Infectious Dose of Human Norovirus Cin-2 in Gnotobiotic Pigs: A Comparison of Classical and Contemporary Methods for Endpoint Estimation. Viruses, 12(9):955.

Chik AHS, Emelko MB, Anderson WB, O’Sullivan KE, Savio D, Farnleitner AH, Blaschke AP, Schijven JF, 2020. Evaluation of Groundwater Bacterial Community Composition to Inform Waterborne Pathogen Vulnerability Assessments. Science of the Total Environment, 743:140472.

Emmerton CA, Cooke CA, Hustins S, Silins U, Emelko MB, Lewis T, Kruk MK, Taube N, Zhu D, Jackson B, Stone M, Kerr JG, Orwin JF, 2020. Severe Western Canadian Wildfire Affects Water Quality even at Large Basin Scales. Water Research, 183:116071.

Chik AHS, Emelko MB, Blaschke AP, Schijven JF, 2020. Illuminating Subsurface Microbial Water Quality Patterns using Adenosine Triphosphate and Dynamic Time Warping Approaches. Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation, 40(3):55-66.

Schmidt PJ, Anderson WB, Emelko MB, 2020. Describing Water Treatment Process Performance: Why Average Log-reduction can be a Misleading Statistic. Water Research, 176:115702.  [Reply to Comment: Water Research, 185:116266]

Schmidt PJ, Emelko MB, Thompson ME, 2020. Recognizing Structural Non-Identifiability: When Experiments Don’t Provide Information about Important Parameters and Misleading Models Can Still Have Great Fit. Risk Analysis, 40(2):352-369. DOI: 10.1111/risa.13386.

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