Research Programs

WATER QUALITY, PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Pollution Monitoring and Assessment Program

Journal Articles

  • Denton, G.R.W., Emborski, C.A., Hachero, A.A.B, Masga, R.S. and Starmer, J.A. (2016). Impact of WWII Dumpsites on Saipan: Heavy Metal Status of Soils and Sediments, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 23 (11): 11339-11348. Download PDF Download PDF
  • Denton, G.R.W., Emborski, C.A., Habana, N., and Starmer, J.A. (2014). Influence of Urban Runoff, Inappropriate Waste Disposal Practices and World War II on the Heavy Metal Status of Sediments in the Southern Half of Saipan Lagoon, Saipan, CNMI. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 81: 276-281. Download PDF Appendix
  • Denton, G.R.W. and S. Namazi (2013). Indoor Radon Levels and Lung Cancer Incidence on Guam. In: Proceedings of the 2013 International Symposium on Environmental Science and Technology (ISEST), Dalian, China, June 4-7, 2013. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 18: 157-166. Download PDF
  • Morrison, R.J., Denton, G.R.W., Tamata, U. B., and Grignon, J. (2013). Anthropogenic Biogeochemical Impacts on Coral Reefs in the Pacific Islands - An Overview. Deep-Sea Research II, 96: 5-12. Download PDF
  • Denton, G.R.W., Trianni, M.S., Bearden, B.G., Houk, P.C. and Starmer, J.A. (2011). Impact of a Medical Waste Incinerator on Mercury Levels in Lagoon Fish from a Small Tropical Island in the Western Pacific. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Part A, 74: 823–827.Download PDF
  • Denton, G.R.W., Trianni, M.S., Bearden, B.G., Houk, P.C. and Starmer, J.A. (2011). Tracking Down an Unusual Source of Mercury Enrichment in Fish from Saipan Lagoon, Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Progress in Environmental Sciences and Technology, Vol. III: 983-997. Download PDF
  • Denton, G.R.W. (2011). Good Fish Bad Fish: The Mercury Dilemma. Journal of Micronesian Fishing. Spring 2011 Issue. Download PDF
  • Denton, G.R.W. and Sian-Denton C.M. Groundwater Monitoring on Guam (2010): Management Responses to Recent Water Quality Violations, Journal of Groundwater Monitoring and Remediation (Spring 2010: 127-133). Download PDF
  • Wilson, R., Pyatt, B. and Denton G.R.W. Denton (2009). An Evaluation of the Bioavailability and Bioaccumulation of Selected Metals Occurring in a Wetland Area on the Volcanic Island of Guam, Western Pacific Ocean 21: 1-5. Download PDF
  • Denton, G.R.W., Siegrist, H.G., and J.P. Jano-Edwards (2009). Metal Deficiencies and Imbalances in Wetland Plants from a Manganese-Enriched Wetland in Southern Guam: A Preliminary Investigation. Progress in Environmental Sciences and Technology, Vol. II Part B (1853-1858). Download PDF
  • Denton, G.R.W., Siegrist, H.G., and J.P. Jano-Edwards (2009). Trace Elements in Pandanus (Pandanus tectorius) from a Manganese-Enriched Wetland in Southern Guam: A Possible Lytico-Bodig Connection? Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, 72: 1-3. Download PDF
  • Denton, G.R.W., Morrison, R.J., Bearden, B.G., Houk, P., Starmer, J.A. and Wood H.R (2009) Impact of a Coastal Dump in a Tropical Lagoon on Trace Metal Levels in Surrounding Marine Biota: A Case Study from Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Marine Pollution Bulletin, 58: 424-455. Download PDF
  • Denton, G.R.W. and Morrison, R.J. (2009). Impact of a Rudimentary Landfill on the Trace Metal Status of Pago Bay, Guam. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 58: 150-162. Download PDF
  • Denton, G.R.W., Golabi, M. Wood, H.R., Iyekar, C., Concepcion, L.P and Wen, Y. (2008). Impact of Ordot Dump on Water Quality of the Lonfit River Basin in Central Guam. II. Aqueous Chemical and Biological Contaminants. Micronesica, 40 (1/2): 149-167. Download PDF
  • Denton, G.R.W., M.C. Olsen and Y. Wen (2007). Solid Waste Disposal on Guam: Impact of an Unsanitary Landfill on the Heavy Metal Status of Adjacent Community Representatives. In: Wang, Y. et al. (Eds.). Progress in Environmental Science and Technology, Volume 1. Science Press, Beijing, pp.1169-1176. Download PDF
  • G.R.W and Sian-Denton, C.M. (2007). Unsightly Algal Blooms in Tumon Bay, Guam’s Premier Tourist Location: Possible Connection to Hotel Landscaping Activities. Journal Interdisciplinary Environmental Review, , IX (1): 94-106. Download PDF
  • Denton, G.R.W., Concepcion, L.P., Wood, H.R. and Morrison R.J. (2006). Trace Metals in Marine Organisms from Four Harbours in Guam. Marine Pollution Bulletin, , 52: 1786-1804. Download PDF
  • Denton, G.R.W., Bearden, B. Concepcion, L.P., Wood, H.R. and Morrison R.J. (2006). Contaminant Assessment of Surface Sediments from Tanapag Lagoon, Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Marine Pollution Bulletin,, 52: 696-710. Download PDF
  • Denton, G.R.W., Concepcion, L.P., Wood, H.R. and Morrison R.J (2006). Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in Sediments from Four Harbours in Guam. Marine Pollution Bulletin, , 52: 710-718.
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  • Denton, G.R.W., Concepcion, L.P., Wood, H.R. and Morrison R.J (2006). Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Small Island Coastal Environments: A Case Study from Harbours in Guam, Micronesia. Marine Pollution Bulletin, , 52: 1090-1117. Download PDF
  • Denton, G.R.W., Concepcion, L.P., Wood, H.R. and Morrison R.J. (2006). Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in Marine Organisms from Four Harbours in Guam. Marine Pollution Bulletin 5 52: 214-225. Download PDF
  • Denton, G.R.W., Concepcion, L.P., Wood, H.R. and Morrison R.J. (2005). Trace Metals in Sediments of Four Harbours in Guam. Marine Pollution Bulletin, , 50: 1133-1141. Download PDF

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Technical Reports

  • Denton, G.R.W., Cruz, J.O., Dueñas, M.N.C., Gawel, M.J., Mills, J.S. and Brookins, K.G. (2018). Heavy Metal Assessment of Sediments and Selected Biota from American Memorial Park Nearshore Waters, Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). WERI Technical Report No. 162, 95 pp. Read more
  • Nadeau, M.T. and Denton, G.R.W. (2016). Nutrient Assessment of Togcha River, Estuary & Bay: Use of Dominant Sedimentary Phosphorus (P) Fractions to Identify Anthropogenic P Contributions & Potential Impacts. WERI Technical Report No. 160: 69 pp. plus appendices.Read more
  • Welch, P.M., Schupp, P. and Denton, G.R.W. (2015). Utility of the Soft Coral, Sinularia polydactyla, as a Biomonitor of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in Tropical Marine Waters: A Preliminary Assessment. WERI Technical Report No. 151: 49 pp. plus appendices.Read more
  • Schaible, B.C. and Denton, G.R.W. (2013). Utility of the Brown Alga, Padina boryana as a Biomonitor of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in Tropical Marine Waters: A Preliminary Investigation. WERI Technical Report No. 144: 34 pp. Read more
  • Denton, G.R.W., Trianni, M.S. and Tenorio, M. (2010). Impact of Land-Based Sources of Pollution on Coastal Water Quality of Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI): Arsenic, Mercury and PCBs in Popular Table Fish from Saipan Lagoon. WERI Technical Report No. 130: 98 pp. Read more
  • Denton, G.R.W., Bearden, B.G., Houk, P., Starmer, J.A. and Wood, H.R. (2008). Heavy Metals in Biotic Representatives from the Intertidal Zone and Nearshore Waters of Tanapag Lagoon, Saipan Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). WERI Technical Report, No. 123, 50p.
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  • Denton, G.R.W., W.C. Kelly, H.R. Wood and Y. Wen (2006). Impact of Metal Enriched Leachate from Ordot Dump on the Metal Status of Biotic and Abiotic Components in Pago Bay. WERI Technical Report No. 113, , 63 pp. Read more
  • Denton, G.R.W., Sian-Denton, C.M., Concepcion, L.P., and Wood, H.R. (2005). Nutrient Status of Tumon Bay in Relation to Intertidal Blooms of the Filamentous Green Alga, Enteromorpha clathrata. WERI Technical Report No. 110, 53 pp. Read more
  • Denton, G.R.W., Golabi, M., Iyekar, C., Wood, H.R. and Wen Y. (2005). Mobilization of Aqueous Contaminants Leached from Ordot Landfill in Surface and Subsurface Flows. WERI Technical Report No. 108, 83 pp. Read more
  • Denton, G.R.W., Bearden, B., Concepcion, L.P., Siegrist, H.G., Vann, D.T. and Wood, H.R. (2001). Contaminant Assessment of Surface Sediment from Tanapag Lagoon, Saipan. WERI Technical Report No. 93, 110 pp. Read more
  • Denton, G.R.W., Concepcion, L.P., Wood, H.R., Eflin V.S., and Pangelinan G.T. (1999). Heavy Metals, PCBs and PAHs in Marine Organisms from Four Harbor Locations on Guam. A Pilot Study. WERI Technical Report No. 87, 154 pp. Read more
  • Denton, G.R.W., Wood, H.R., Concepcion, L.P., Siegrist, H.G., Eflin, V.S., Narcis, D.K. and Pangelinan, G.T. (1997). Analysis of In-Place Contaminants in Marine Sediments from Four Harbor Locations on Guam. A Pilot Study. WERI Technical Report No. 81, 120 pp. Read more

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