Jennifer Jay, Ph.D.


Journal Publications

Jay, J.A., D’Auria, R., Nordby, C., Rice, A.D., Friscia, A., Kissinger, S. Levis, M., Rajagopal, D., Reynolds, J., Slusser, W., Wang, M., and Wesel, E. Reduction of the carbon footprint of college freshman diets after a food-based environmental science course.  Submitted to Climate Change 2017.

Hung, W.-C., Hernandez-Cira, M., Jimenez, K., Elston, I., and Jay, J.A. Assessment of Lead Contamination in Soil of Urban Parks in Los Angeles, California.  Submitted to Chemosphere 2017.

Echeverria-Palencia, C., Thulsiraj, V., Tran, N., Ericksen, C., Melendez, I., Sanchez, M., Walpert, D., Yuan, T., Ficara, E., Senthilkumar, N., Sun, F., Li, R., Hernandez-Cira, M., Gamboa, D., Haro, H., Paulson, S., Zhu, Y., and J.A. Jay (2017). Disparate antibiotic resistance gene quantities revealed across four major cities in California:  a survey in drinking water, air, and soil at 24 public parks. ACS Omega 2:2255-2263.

Zimmer-Faust, A.G., Thulsiraj, V., Marambio-Jones, C., Griffith, J.F., Holden, J.A., and Jay, J.A. (2017)  Effect of freshwater sediment characteristics on the persistence of fecal indicator bacteria and genetic markers within a Southern California watershed. Water Research 119:1-11.

Mika, K.B., Chavarria, K.A., Imamura, G., Tang, C., Torres, R., Jay, J.A. (2017) Sources and persistence of fecal indicator bacteria and Bacteroidales in sand as measured by culture-based and culture-independent methods: A case study at Santa Monica Pier, California. Water Air and Soil Pollution. 228: 124 DOI 10.1007/s11270-017-3291-y

Hafeznezami, S., Zimmer-Faust A.G., Jun, D., Rugh, M.B., Haro, H.L., Park, A., Suh, J., Najm, T., Lam, J.R., Reynolds, M.D., Davis, J.A., Parhizkar, T., & Jay, J.A. (2017) Remediation of Groundwater Contaminated with Arsenic Through Enhanced Natural Attenuation: Batch and Column Studies. Water Research. 122:545-556.

Thulsiraj, V., Zimmer-Faust, A.G., Jay, J.A. (2017) Use of viability-based methods for improved detection of recent fecal contamination in a microbial source tracking study near Tijuana, Mexico. Water Air and Soil Pollution. 228:63. DOI 10.1007/s11270-016-3204-5

Lin, T., Hafeznezami, S., Rice, L., Stahl, M., Neuman, R., Harvey, C., Suffet, I.H., & Jay, J. A. (2017) Arsenic oxyanion binding to NOM from dung and aquaculture pond sediments in Bangladesh: importance of site-specific binding constants. Applied Geochemistry. 78:234-240.

Hafeznezami, S., Lam, J. R., Xiang, Y., Reynolds, M. D., Davis, J. A., Lin, T., & Jay, J. A. (2016). Arsenic mobilization in an oxidizing alkaline groundwater: Experimental studies, comparison and optimization of geochemical modeling parameters. Applied Geochemistry, 72, 97-112.

Hafeznezami, S., Zimmer-Faust, A.G., Dunne, A., Tran, T., Yang, C., Lam, J.R., Reynolds, M.D., Davis, J.A. & Jay, J.A. (2016). Adsorption and desorption of arsenate on sandy sediments from contaminated and uncontaminated saturated zones: Kinetic and equilibrium modeling. Environmental Pollution, 215, 290-301.

Sanchez, H., Echeverria, C., Flores, A., Thulsiraj, V., Zimmer-Faust, A., Laitz, M., Healy, G., Mahendra, S., Paulson, S. E., Zhu, Y., Jay, J.A. (2016) Comparison of antibiotic resistance in airborne bacteria near conventional and organic beef production facilities in California, USA. Water Air and Soil Pollution, 227:280 DOI 10.1007/s11270-016-2979-8

Timothy E. Riedel, Vanessa Thulsiraj, Amity G. Zimmer-Faust, Rosi Dagit, Jenna Krug, Kaitlyn T. Hanley, Krista Adamek, Darcy L. Ebentier, Robert Torres, Uriel Cobian, Sophie Peterson, Jennifer A. Jay (2015) Long-term monitoring of molecular markers can distinguish different seasonal patterns of fecal indicating bacteria sources. Water Research, 71:227-243.

Kampalath, R. and J.A. Jay, “Source of mercury exposure to children in low- and middle-income countries”, Journal of Health and Pollution, 5(8):33 – 51 (2015)

Zimmer-Faust, A.G., V. Thulsiraj, D. Ferguson, J.A. Jay (2014) Performance and specificity of the covalently linked immunomagnetic-ATP method for rapid detection and enumeration of enterococci in coastal environments. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 80(9):2705-2714.

Riedel, T.E., A.G. Zimmer-Faust, V. Thulsiraj, T. Madi, K.T. Hanley, D.L. Ebentier, M. Byappanahalli, B. Layton, M. Raith, A.B. Boehm, J.F. Griffith, P.A. Holden, O.C. Shanks, S.B. Weisberg, J.A. Jay (2014) Detection limits and cost comparisons of human- and gull-associated conventional and quantitative PCR assays in artificial and environmental waters. Journal of Environmental Management. 136:112-120.

Mika, K.B., D.W. Ginsburg, C.M. Lee, V. Thulsiraj, J.A. Jay (2014) Fecal indicator bacteria levels do not correspond with incidence of human-associated HF183 Bacteroides 16S rRNA genetic marker in two urban southern California watersheds. Water Air and Soil Pollution. 225:1960-1970.

Lin, T.Y., R.A. Kampalath, C.-C. Lin, M. Zhang, K. Chavarria, J. Lacson, J.A. Jay (2013) Investigation of mercury methylation pathways in biofilm versus planktonic cultures of Desulfovibrio desulfuricans. Environmental Science and Technology, 47:5695-5702.

Kampalath, R., C.-C. Lin, J.A. Jay (2013) Influences of Zero-Valent Sulfur on Mercury Methylation in Bacterial Cocultures.  Water Air and Soil Pollution. 224(2):1399-1412.

Boehm, A.B., L. Van De Werfhorst, J. Griffith, P. Holden, J.A. Jay, O. Shanks, D. Wang, S. Weisberg. (2013) Performance of forty-three microbial source tracking methods: A twenty-seven lab evaluation study.  Water Research.  47(18):6812-6828.

Ebentier, D.L., K.T. Hanley, Y. Cao, B.D. Badgley, A.B. Boehm, J.S. Ervin, K.D. Goodwin, M. Gourmelon, J.F. Grffith, P.A. Holden, C.A. Kelty, S. Lozach, C. McGee, L.A. Peed, M. Raith, H. Ryu, M.J. Sadowsky, E.A. Scott, J. Santo Domingo, C.D. Sinigalliano, O.C. Shanks, L.C. Van De Werfhorst, D. Wang, S. Wuertz, J.A. Jay  (2013) Evaluation of the repeatability and reproducibility of a suite of qPCR-based microbial source tracking methods.  Water Research.  47(18):6839-6848.

Schriewer, A., Goodwin, K.D., Sinigalliano, C.D., Cox, A.M., Wanless, D., Bartkowiak, J. Ebentier, D.L., Hanley, K.T., Ervin, J., Deering, L.A., Shanks, O.C., Peed, L.A., Meijer, W.G., Griffith, J.F., SantoDomingo, J., Jay, J.A., Holden, P.A. Wuertz,S., 2013. Performance evaluation of canine-associated Bacteroidales assays in a multi-laboratory comparison study. Water Research 47, 6909-6920.

Sinigalliano, C.D., Ervin, J., Van De Werfhorst, L.C., Wang, D., Wanless, D., Bartkowiak, J., Layton, B., Raith, M., Schriewer, A., Badgley, B., Lee, C., Goodwin, K.D., Lee, J., Boehm, A.B., Noble, R., Holden, P.A., Jay, J.A., Wuertz, S., Byappanahalli, M., Whitman, R., Sadowsky, M.J., Meijer, W.G., Ballesté, E., Gourmelon, M., Griffith, J.F., Ryu, H. and Domingo, J.W.S. (2013) Multi-laboratory assessment on the performance of PCR assays targeting Catellicoccus marimammalium for microbial source tracking of coastal birds. Water Research. 47(18):6883-6896.

Raith, M.R., Kelty, C.A., Griffith, J.F., Schriewer, A., Wuertz, S., Mieszkin, S., Gourmelon, M., Reischer, G., Farnleitner, A.H., Ervin, J., Holden, P.A., Jay, J.A., Boehm, A.B., Rose, J.B.,  W.G., M., Sivaganesan, M. and Shanks, O.C. (2013) Comparison of PCR and  quantitative real-time PCR methods for the characterization of ruminant and cattle fecal pollution sources. Water Research. 47(18):6921-6928.

Layton, B., Cao, Y., Ebentier, D., Hanley, K.T., Van De Werfhorst, L.C., Wang, D., Madi, T., Whitman, R., Byappanahalli, M., Ballesté, E., Meijer, W.G., Schriewer, A., Wuertz, S., Converse, R., Noble, R., Srinivasan, S., Rose, J., Soo Lee, C., Lee, J., Sheilds, J., Stewart,  J., Reischer, G., Farnleitner, A., Sinigalliano, C.D., Rodrigues, R., Lozach, S., Gourmelon,  M., Peed, L., Shanks, O., Jay, J.A., Holden, P.A., Boehm, A.B. and Griffith, J.F. (2013) Performance of human fecal-associated PCR based assays: An international source identification method evaluation. Water Research. 47(18):6897-6908.

Mika, KB, TY Lin, M Ferreria, J Lacson, CM Lee, C-C Lin, K O’Byrne, W Sandoval, V Thulsiraj, JA Jay (2012). Incorporating service-learning in traditionally lecture-based environmental engineering courses through researching bacterial contamination at a local beach.  Global Journal of Engineering Education 14(2):155-162

Jay, J.A., and K.B. Mika (2012) Collaborative research with K-12 students on impacts of climate change on ecosystems in an environmental engineering service-learning course. World Transactions in Engineering and Technology Education. 10(2):105-109.

Imamura, G., R. Strickfaden, A.B. Boehm, J.A. Jay (2011) Kelp promotes the growth and persistence of faecal indicator bacteria in marine sands and seawater. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 77(1):40-49.

Lee, C.M., J. Griffith, W. Kaiser, J.A. Jay (2010) Covalently linked immunomagnetic separation/adenosine triphosphate technique (Cov-IMS/ATP) enables rapid, in-field detection and quantification of Escherichia coli and Enterococcus spp. in freshwater and marine environments.  Journal of Applied Microbiology.  Vol 109(1), pp. 324-333.

Burke, M.P., T.S. Hogue, M. Ferreira, C.B. Mendez, B. Navarro, S. Lopez, J.A. Jay (2010) The effects of wildfire on soil mercury concentrations in Southern California watersheds. Water Air Soil Poll. 212:369-385.

Mika, K., G. Imamura, C. Chang, V. Conway, G. Fernandez, J. Griffith, R.A. Kampalath, C. Lee, C.-C. Lin, R. Moreno, S. Thompson, R. Whitman, J.A. Jay (2009) Pilot- and bench-scale testing of feacal indicator bacteria survival in marine beach sand near point sources. Journal of Applied Microbiology, Vol. 107, pp. 72-84.

Rothenberg, S.E., M.E. Kirby, M.B. DeRose, B,W. Bird, C.-C. Lin, R.F. Ambrose, J.A. Jay (2009) The impact of over 100 years of wildfires on mercury levels and accumulation rates in two lakes in Southern California, USA.  Environ. Earth Sci. 10.1007/s12665-009-0238-7.

Boehm, A.B., J. Griffith, C. MeGee, T.A. Edge, H.M. Solo-Gabriele, R. Whitman, Y. Cao, M. Getrich, J.A. Jay, D. Ferguson, K.D. Goodwin, C.M. Lee, M. Madison, S.B. Weisberg (2009) Fecal indicator bacteria enumeration in beach sand: a comparison study of extraction methods in medium to coarse sands.  Journal of Applied Microbiology, Vol. 107, pp. 1740-1750.

Rothenberg, S.E., R. Ambrose, J.A. Jay (2008) Mercury cycling in surface water, pore water, and sediments of Mugu Lagoon, CA. Environmental Pollution. 154(1):32-45.

Rothenberg, S.E., R. Ambrose, J.A. Jay (2008) Evaluating the potential efficacy of mercury total maximum daily loads on aqueous methylmercury levels in coastal watersheds.  Environmental Science and Technology. 42(15):5400-5406.

Blute, N.K., J.A. Jay, C.H. Swartz, D.J. Brabander, and H.F. Hemond (2008) Aqueous and solid phase arsenic speciation in the sediments of a contaminated wetland and riverbed.  Applied Geochemistry.  24(2):346-358.

Berberoglu H., Pilon L., Jay J. (2008) Effect of nutrient media on photobiological hydrogen production of Anabaena variabilis ATCC 29413, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 33, pp. 1172-1184.

Berberoglu H., Barra N., Jay J., Pilon L. (2008) Growth, CO2 consumption and H2 production of Anabaena variabilis ATCC 29413-U under different irradiances and CO2 concentrations, Journal of Applied Microbiology, Vol. 104, pp. 105-121.

Lin, C.C. and J.A. Jay. (2007)  Mercury methylation by Desulfovibio desulfuricans in both biofilm and planktonic cultures. Environmental Science and Technology. 41:6691-6697.

Senn, D.B., J.E. Gawel, J.A. Jay, H.F. Hemond, J.L. Durant. (2007) Long-term fate of a pulse arsenic input to a eutrophic lake. Environmental Science and Technology. 41:3062-3068.

Lattanzi, P.R., D.B. Senn, J.A. Jay, V. Monastra, K.M. Regan, J.L. Durant. (2007) Persistence and remobilization of arsenic in Massachusetts (USA) lakes treated with arsenical herbicides. Lake & Reservoir Management. 23(1):59-68.

Rothenberg, S.E., X. Du, Y.-G. Zhu, J.A. Jay. (2007) The impact of sewage irrigation on the uptake of mercury in corn plants (Zea mays) from suburban Beijing. Environmental Pollution 149:246-251.

Lee, C.M., T. Lin, C.-C. Lin, G. A. Kohbodi, A. Bhatt, R. Lee, J.A. Jay. (2006) Persistence of fecal indicator bacteria in Santa Monica Bay beach sediments. Water Research. 40:2593-2602.

Kampalath, R., S. Gardner, C. Mendez, L., J.A. Jay. (2006) Total and methylmercury in three species of sea turtles of Baja California Sur. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 52(12):1816-1823.

Jay, J.A., N.K. Blute, K. Lin, D. Senn, H.F. Hemond, J.L. Durant. (2005) Controls on speciation and solid-phase partitioning in the sediments of a two-basin lake. Environ. Sci. Technol.  39(23):9174-9181.

Ford, T.E., J. Jay, A. Patel, M. Kile, P. Prommasith, T. Galloway, R. Sanger, K. Smith, M. Depledge.  (2005) Use of ecotoxicological tools to evaluate the health of New Bedford Harbor sediments: a microbial biomarker approach.  Environmental Health Perspectives.  113:186-191.

Harvey, C. F., Swartz, C.H., Badruzzman, B., Keon, N.E., Yu. W., Ali, A., , Jay, J., Beckie, R., Niedan, V., Brabander, D, Oates, P., Ahsfaque, K., Islam, S., Hemond, H.F., Ahmed, F. (2005) Groundwater Arsenic Contamination on the Ganges Delta: Biogeochemistry, Hydrology, Human Perturbations, and Human Suffering on a Large Scale, Comptes-Rendus: Geoscience 337(1-2):285-296.

Najera, I., C.C. Lin, G.A. Kohbodi, J.A. Jay. (2005) Effect of chemical speciation on toxicity of mercury to Escherichia coli biofilms and planktonic cells.  Environ. Sci. Technol. 39:3116-3120.

Jay, J.A., N. Blute, H.F. Hemond, and J.L. Durant. (2004) Arsenic-sulfides confound anionic exchange resin speciation of aqueous arsenic.  Wat. Res. 38(5):1155-1158.

Swartz, C.H., Keon, N.E., Badruzzman, B., Ali, A., Brabander, D, Jay, J., Islam, S., Hemond, H.F., Harvey, C.F., (2004) Subsurface geochemistry and arsenic mobility in Bangladesh, Geochemica Acta, 68(22):4539-4557.

Jay, J.A., K.J. Murray, A.L. Roberts, R.P. Mason, C.C. Gilmour,

F.M.M. Morel, and H.F. Hemond. (2002) Mercury methylation by Desulfovibrio desulfuricans ND132 in the presence of polysulfides. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 68(11):5741-5745.

Harvey, C.F., C.H. Swartz, A.B.M. Badruzzaman, N. Keon-Blute, W. Yu, M.Ashraf Ali, J. Jay, R. Beckie, V. Niedan, D. Brabander, P.M. Oates, K.N. Ashfaque, S. Islam, H.F. Hemond, M. Feroze Ahmed (2002) Arsenic mobility and groundwater extraction in Bangladesh. Science, 298(5598):1602-1606.

Liu, C., J.A. Jay, R. Ika, J. Shine, and T.E. Ford. (2001) Capping efficiency for metal-contaminated marine sediments under conditions of submarine groundwater discharge. Environ. Sci. Technol., 35(11): 2334-2340.

Liu, C., J.A. Jay, T.E. Ford. (2001) Evaluation of environmental effects on metal transport from capped contaminated sediment under conditions of submarine groundwater discharge. Environ. Sci. Technol. 35(22):4549-4555.

Ryan, R.L., K.L. Lachmayr, J.A. Jay, and T.E. Ford. (2001) Developmental effects of PCBs on the Hard Clam Mercenaria mercenaria. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, A36(9): 1571-1578.

Jay, J.A., F.M.M. Morel, and H.F. Hemond. (2000) Mercury speciation in the presence of polysulfides. Environmental Science and Technology, 34:2196-2200.

Durant, J., Jay, J.A. (p.k.a. J.J. Zemach), and H.F. Hemond. (1990) The history of leather industry waste contamination in the Aberjona Watershed: a mass balance approach. Civil Engineering Practice. 5(2):41-66.