Academic Journal Articles

Zhu Z, Schmidt PJ, Parker WJ, Emelko MB, 2024. A Framework to Quantify Uncertainty in Microplastics Concentrations in Wastewaters and Sludges Incorporating Analytical Recovery Information into Data Analysis. Accepted, Journal of Analytical Chemistry, March.

Bourgeois AK, Tank SE, Floyd WC, Emelko MB, Amiri F, 2024. Hydrology Predominates Over Harvest History and Landscape Variation to Control Water Quality and Disinfection By-Product Formation Potentials in Forested Pacific Coast Watersheds. ACS ES&T Water, In Press.

Chowdhury OS, Schmidt PJ, Anderson WB, Emelko MB, 2024. Advancing Evaluation of Microplastics Thresholds to Inform Water Treatment Needs and RisksEnvironment & Health, In Press.

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 MBE, 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 Treatment. ACS ES&T Water, 3(3):639-649.

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.

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 Sequencing. Frontiers 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 CommunitiesScientific Reports, 11:22302.

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.

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. 

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 WatershedsWater, 13(17):2319.

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 EstimationViruses, 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 ScalesWater 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 StatisticWater 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.

Wang D, Kundert KL, Emelko MB, 2020. Optimization and Improvement of In-line Filtration Performance in Water Treatment for a Typical Low Turbidity Source WaterEnvironmental Technology, 41(2):1-22.

Williams CHS, Silins U, Spencer SA, Wagner MJ, Stone M, Emelko MB, 2019. Net Precipitation in Burned and Unburned Subalpine Forest Stands after Wildfire in the Northern Rocky MountainsInternational Journal of Wildland Fire, 28(10):750-760.

Martens AM, Silins U, Proctor HC, Williams CHS, Wagner MJ, Emelko MB, Stone M, 2019. Long-term Impact of Severe Wildfire and Post-wildfire Salvage on Macroinvertebrate Assemblage Structure in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 28(10):738-749.

Kirisits MJ, Emelko MB, Pinto AJ, 2019. Applying Biotechnology for Drinking Water Biofiltration: Advancing Science and Practice. Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 57:197-204. Invited.

Robinne FN, Bladon KD, Silins U, Emelko MB, Flannigan MD, Parisien M-A, Wang X, Kienzle SW, Dupont DP, 2019. A Regional-scale Index for Assessing the Exposure of Drinking-water Sources to Wildfires. Forests, 10(5):384, 12pp. Cover article. 

Emelko MB, Schmidt PJ, Borchardt MA, 2019. Confirming the Need for Virus Disinfection in Municipal Subsurface Drinking Water Supplies. Water Research, 157:356-364.

Chik AHS, Schmidt PJ, Emelko MB, 2018. Learning Something from Nothing: The Critical Importance of Rethinking Microbial Non-DetectsFrontiers in Microbiology, 9(2304):1-9.

Jin C, Mesquita MMF, Deglint JL, Emelko MB, Wong A, 2018. Quantification of Cyanobacteria Cells via a Novel Imaging-driven Technique with an Integrated Fluorescence Signature. (Nature Publishing Group) Scientific Reports, 8(9055):1-12.

Nunes JP, Doerr SH, Sheridan G, Neris J, Santín C, Emelko MB, Silins U, Robichaud PR, Elliot WJ, Keizer J, 2018. Assessing Water Contamination Risk following Vegetation Fires: Challenges, Opportunities and a Framework for ProgressHydrological Processes, 32(5):687-694. Invited.  

Jin C, Zhao W, Normani S, Zhao P, Emelko MB, 2017. Synergies of Media Surface Roughness and Ionic Strength on Particle Deposition during FiltrationWater Research, 114:286-295.

Price JI, Renzetti S, Dupont D, Adamowicz W, Emelko MB, 2017. Production Costs, Inefficiency, and Source Water Quality: A Stochastic Cost Frontier Analysis of Canadian Water UtilitiesLand Economics, 93(1):1-11.

Balkos KD, Dow B, Shams S, Al-Hammoud R, Emelko MB, Walbridge S, Bachmann C, 2017. Pedagogical Skill Development through the Horizontal Integration of a Second Year Engineering CurriculumAmerican Society for Engineering Education, Paper ID #19146.

Jin C, Mesquita M, Emelko MB, Wong A, 2016. Computerized Enumeration and Bio-volume Estimation of the Cyanobacteria Anabaena flos-aquaeJournal of Computational Vision and Imaging Systems, 2:(1).

Jin C, Mesquita M, Emelko MB, Wong A, 2016. Automated Enumeration and Size Distribution Analysis of Microcystis aeruginosa via Fluorescence ImagingJournal of Computational Vision and Imaging Systems, 2:(1).

Jin C, Ren CL, Emelko MB, 2016. Concurrent Modeling of Hydrodynamics and Interaction Forces Improves Particle Deposition PredictionsEnvironmental Science and Technology, 50(8):4401-4412.

Robinne F-N, Miller C, Parisien M-A, Emelko MB, Bladon KD, Silins U, Flannigan M, 2016. A Global Index for Mapping the Exposure of Water Resources to WildfireForests, 7(1):22.

Silins U, Anderson A, Bladon KD, Emelko MB, Stone M, Spencer SA, Williams CHS, Wagner MJ, Martens AM, Hawthorn K, 2016. Southern Rockies Watershed ProjectThe Forestry Chronicle, 92(1):39-42.

Emelko MB, Stone M, Silins U, Allin D, Collins AL, Williams CHS, Martens AM, Bladon KD, 2016. Sediment-phosphorus Dynamics Can Shift Aquatic Ecology and Cause Downstream Legacy Effects after Wildfire in Large River SystemsGlobal Change Biology, 22(3):1168-1184. Cover article.

Jin C, Glawdel T, Ren CL, Emelko MB, 2015. Non-linear, Non-monotonic Effect of Nano-scale Roughness on Particle Deposition in Absence of an Energy Barrier: Experiments and Modeling. (Nature Publishing Group) Scientific Reports, 5(17747):1-14.

Kazemzadeh F, Jin C, Molladavoodi S, Mei Y, Emelko MB, Gorbet MB, Wong A, 2015. Lensfree Spectral Light-field Fusion Microscopy for Contrast- and Resolution-enhanced Imaging of Biological SpecimensOptics Letters, 40(16):3862-3865.

Jin C, Normani S, Emelko MB, 2015. Surface Roughness Impacts on Granular Media Filtration at Favorable Deposition Conditions: Experiments and Modeling. Environmental Science and Technology, 49(13):7879-7888.

Bladon KD, Emelko MB, Silins U, Stone M, 2014. Wildfire and the Future of Water SupplyEnvironmental Science and Technology, 48(16):8936-8943. Feature and Cover article.

Wagner MJ, Bladon KD, Silins U, Williams CHS, Martens AM, Boon S, MacDonald RJ, Stone M, Emelko MB, Anderson A, 2014. Catchment-scale Stream Temperature Response to Land Disturbance by Wildfire Governed by Surface-Subsurface Energy Exchange and Atmospheric ControlsJournal of Hydrology, 517:328-338.

Schmidt PJ, Emelko MB, Thompson ME, 2014. Variance Decomposition: A Tool Enabling Strategic Improvement of the Precision of Analytical Recovery and Concentration Estimates Associated with Microorganism Enumeration MethodsWater Research, 55:203-214.

Silins U, Bladon KD, Kelly EN, Esch E, Spence JR, Stone M, Emelko MB, Boon S, Wagner MJ, Williams CHS, Tichkowsky I, 2014. Five-year Legacy of Wildfire and Salvage Logging Impacts on Nutrient Runoff and Aquatic Plant, Invertebrate, and Fish ProductivityEcohydrology, 7(6):1508-1523.

Stone M, Collins AL, Silins U, Emelko MB, Zhang YS, 2014. The Use of Composite Fingerprints to Quantify Sediment Sources in a Wildfire Impacted Landscape, Alberta, CanadaScience of the Total Environment, 473-474:642-650.

Schmidt PJ, Emelko MB, Thompson ME, 2013. Analytical Recovery of Protozoan Enumeration Methods: Have Drinking Water QMRA Models Corrected or Created Bias? Water Research, 47(7):2399-2408.

Stone M, Emelko MB, Droppo IG, Silins U, 2011. Biostabilization and Erodibility of Cohesive Sediment Deposits in Wildfire-affected StreamsWater Research, 45(2):521-534.

Emelko MB, Silins U, Bladon KD, Stone M, 2011. Implications of Land Disturbance on Drinking Water Treatability in a Changing Climate: Demonstrating the Need for “Source Water Supply and Protection” StrategiesWater Research, 45(2):461-472. One of the first cited works by the International Panel on Climate Change (2015) when describing climate change threats to drinking water.

Schmidt PJ, Emelko MB, 2011. QMRA and Decision-Making: Are We Handling Measurement Errors Associated with Pathogen Concentration Data Correctly? Water Research, 45(2):427-438.

Emelko MB, Schmidt PJ, Reilly PM, 2010. Particle and Microorganism Enumeration Data: Enabling Quantitative Rigor and Judicious InterpretationEnvironmental Science and Technology, 44(5):1720-1727.

Schmidt PJ, Emelko MB, Reilly PM, 2010. Quantification of Analytical Recovery in Particle and Microorganism Enumeration MethodsEnvironmental Science and Technology, 44(5):1705-1712.

Passmore JM, Rudolph DL, Mesquita MM, Cey EE, Emelko MB, 2010. The Utility of Microspheres as Surrogates for the Transport of E. coli RS2g in Agricultural Soil. Water Research, 44(4):1235-1245.

Stimson J, Chae G, Ptacek CJ, Emelko MB, Mesquita MM, Hirata R, Blowes DW, 2010. Basic Oxygen Furnace Slag as a Treatment Material for Pathogens: Contribution of Inactivation and Attachment in Virus AttenuationWater Research, 44(4):1150-1157.

Mesquita MMF, Stimson J, Chae G-T, Tufenkji N, Ptacek CJ, Blowes DW, Emelko MB, 2010. Optimal Preparation and Purification of PRD1-like Bacteriophages for Use in Environmental Fate and Transport StudiesWater Research, 44(4):1114-1125.

Silins U, Stone M, Emelko MB, Bladon KD, 2009. Sediment Production Following Severe Wildfire and Post-Fire Salvage Logging in the Rocky Mountain Headwaters of the Oldman River Basin, AlbertaCatena, 79(3):189-197.

Silins U, Bladon KD, Anderson A, Diiwu J, Emelko MB, Stone M, Boon S, 2009. Alberta’s Southern Rockies Watershed Project – How Wildfire and Salvage Logging Affect Water Quality and Aquatic Ecology. Streamline, 12(2):1-7.

Brown TJ, Emelko MB, 2009. Chitosan and Metal Salt Coagulant Impacts on Cryptosporidium and Surrogate Removal by FiltrationWater Research, 43(2):331-338.

Knappett PSK, Emelko MB, Zhuang J, McKay LD, 2008. Transport and Retention of MS-2 Bacteriophage and Microspheres in Saturated Porous Media: Impact of Ionic Strength and Grain SizeWater Research, 42(16):4368-4378.

Stone M, Krishnappan BG, Emelko MB, 2008. The Effect of Bed Age and Shear Stress on the Size Distribution and Particle Morphology of Eroded Cohesive Sediment Deposits in an Annular FlumeWater Research, 42(15):4179-4187.

Bladon KD, Silins U, Wagner MJ, Stone M, Emelko MB, Mendoza CA, Devito K, Boon S, 2008. Wildfire Impacts on Nitrogen Concentration and Production from Headwater Streams in Southern Alberta’s Rocky MountainsCanadian Journal of Forest Research, 38(9):2359-2371.

Lee LH, Arnold AJ, Santillan CA, Emelko MB, Dickson SE, Chang J-S, 2008. Bench-Scale Disinfection of Bacteria and Viruses with Pulsed Arc Electrohydraulic DischargeWater Quality Research Journal of Canada, 43(1):77-84.

Emelko MB, Schmidt PJ, Roberson JA, 2008. Quantification of Uncertainty in Microbial Data – Reporting and Regulatory ImplicationsJournal of the American Water Works Association, 100(3):94-104.

Chae G-T, Stimson J, Emelko MB, Blowes DW, Ptacek CJ, Mesquita MM, 2008. Statistical Assessment of the Accuracy and Precision of Bacteria- and Virus-sized Microsphere Enumerations by Epifluorescence MicroscopyWater Research, 42(6-7):1431-1440.

Chang J-S, Dickson S, Guo YP, Urashima K, Emelko MB, 2008. Electrohydraulic Discharge Direct Plasma Water Treatment Processes. Advanced Plasma Technology, Chapter 24. R. d’Agostino, P. Favia, Y. Kawai, H. Ikegami, N. Sato, and F. Arefi-Khonsari Eds. Wiley-VCH Publishing Inc.

Angeloni DM, Dickson SE, Emelko MB, Chang J-S, 2006. Removal of Methyl-tert-butyl Ether from Water by a Pulsed Arc Electrohydraulic Discharge SystemJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, 45(1,10B):8290-8293.

Yamatake A, Angeloni DM, Dickson SE, Emelko MB, Yasuoka K, Chang J-S, 2006. Characteristics of Pulsed Arc Electrohydraulic Discharge for Eccentric Electrode Cylindrical Reactor Using Phosphate-Buffered Saline WaterJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, 45(10B):8298-8301.

Emelko MB, Huck PM, Smith EF, 2006. Effects of Media, Backwash, and Temperature on Full-scale Biological FiltrationJournal of the American Water Works Association, 98(12):61-73.

Emelko MB, Huck PM, Coffey BM, 2005. A Review of Cryptosporidium Removal by Granular Media FiltrationJournal of the American Water Works Association, 97(12):101-115. 

Emelko MB, Huck PM, 2004. Microspheres as Surrogates for Filtration of CryptosporidiumJournal of the American Water Works Association, 96(3):94-105.

Emelko MB, Brown T, 2003. Granular Media Provide Effective Pathogen RemovalWater Serv., 106:2:11-13.

Emelko MB, Huck PM, Douglas IP, 2003. Cryptosporidium and Microsphere Removal During Late In-Cycle FiltrationJournal of the American Water Works Association, 95(5):173-182.

Emelko MB, 2003. Removal of Viable and Inactivated Cryptosporidium Oocysts by Dual- and Tri-Media FiltrationWater Research, 37(12):2998-3008.

Huck PM, Coffey BM, Anderson WB, Emelko MB, Maurizio DD, Slawson RM, Douglas IP, Jasim SY, O’Melia CR, 2002. Using Turbidity and Particle Counts to Monitor Cryptosporidium Removals by FiltersWater Science and Technology: Water Supply, 2(3):65-71.

Huck PM, Coffey BM, Emelko MB, Maurizio DD, Slawson RM, Anderson WB, Van Den Oever J, Douglas IP, O’Melia CR, 2002. Effects of Filter Operation on Cryptosporidium RemovalJournal of the American Water Works Association, 94(6):97-111.