R M Burgess

Summary

Affiliation: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Distribution, magnitude and characterization of the toxicity of Ukrainian estuarine sediments
    Robert M Burgess
    US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory Atlantic Ecology Division, 27 Tarzwell Drive, Narragansett, RI 02882, USA
    Mar Pollut Bull 62:2442-62. 2011
  2. doi request reprint Mechanistic sediment quality guidelines based on contaminant bioavailability: equilibrium partitioning sediment benchmarks
    Robert M Burgess
    U S Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Atlantic Ecology Division, Narragansett, RI, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 32:102-14. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Assessment of supercritical fluid extraction use in whole sediment toxicity identification evaluations
    Robert M Burgess
    U S Environmental Protection Agency, Narragansett, Rhode Island
    Environ Toxicol Chem 30:819-27. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Sorption of 2,4'-dichlorobiphenyl and fluoranthene to a marine sediment amended with different types of black carbon
    Robert M Burgess
    US Environmental Protection Agency, ORD NHEERL Atlantic Ecology Division, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 23:2534-44. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Use of zeolite for removing ammonia and ammonia-caused toxicity in marine toxicity identification evaluations
    R M Burgess
    United States Environmental Protection Agency, ORD NHEERL Atlantic Ecology Division, 27 Tarzwell Dr, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882, USA
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 47:440-7. 2004
  6. pmc Evaluation of the effects of coal fly ash amendments on the toxicity of a contaminated marine sediment
    Robert M Burgess
    U S Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, 27 Tarzwell Drive, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 28:26-35. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Effects of different forms of organic carbon on the partitioning and bioavailability of nonylphenol
    Robert M Burgess
    US Environmental Protection Agency, ORD, NHEERL Atlantic Ecology Division, 27 Tarzwell Drive, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 24:1609-17. 2005
  8. doi request reprint Concentration and distribution of hydrophobic organic contaminants and metals in the estuaries of Ukraine
    Robert M Burgess
    US Environmental Protection Agency, ORD NHEERL Atlantic Ecology Division, 27 Tarzwell Drive, Narragansett, RI 02882, USA
    Mar Pollut Bull 58:1103-15. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Removal of ammonia toxicity in marine sediment TIEs: a comparison of Ulva lactuca, zeolite and aeration methods
    R M Burgess
    U S Environmental Protection Agency, ORD NHEERL Atlantic Ecology Division, 27 Tarzwell Drive, Narragansett, RI 02882, USA
    Mar Pollut Bull 46:607-18. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Interaction of planar and nonplanar organic contaminants with coal fly ash: effects of polar and nonpolar solvent solutions
    Robert M Burgess
    US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory Atlantic Ecology Division, 27 Tarzwell Drive, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 25:2028-37. 2006

Detail Information

Publications36

  1. doi request reprint Distribution, magnitude and characterization of the toxicity of Ukrainian estuarine sediments
    Robert M Burgess
    US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory Atlantic Ecology Division, 27 Tarzwell Drive, Narragansett, RI 02882, USA
    Mar Pollut Bull 62:2442-62. 2011
    ..This information can guide environmental managers to prioritize portions of the estuaries requiring remediation...
  2. doi request reprint Mechanistic sediment quality guidelines based on contaminant bioavailability: equilibrium partitioning sediment benchmarks
    Robert M Burgess
    U S Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Atlantic Ecology Division, Narragansett, RI, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 32:102-14. 2013
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  3. doi request reprint Assessment of supercritical fluid extraction use in whole sediment toxicity identification evaluations
    Robert M Burgess
    U S Environmental Protection Agency, Narragansett, Rhode Island
    Environ Toxicol Chem 30:819-27. 2011
    ..However, these studies suggest that SFE treatment may enhance toxicity with some sediments, indicating that care must be taken when applying SFE and interpreting the results...
  4. ncbi request reprint Sorption of 2,4'-dichlorobiphenyl and fluoranthene to a marine sediment amended with different types of black carbon
    Robert M Burgess
    US Environmental Protection Agency, ORD NHEERL Atlantic Ecology Division, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 23:2534-44. 2004
    ..33. These results demonstrate that PAH sorption and most likely bioavailability are influenced strongly by the presence of BC of different types, while sorption of a nonplanar PCB was affected to a lesser degree...
  5. ncbi request reprint Use of zeolite for removing ammonia and ammonia-caused toxicity in marine toxicity identification evaluations
    R M Burgess
    United States Environmental Protection Agency, ORD NHEERL Atlantic Ecology Division, 27 Tarzwell Dr, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882, USA
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 47:440-7. 2004
    ..This study demonstrated that zeolite column chromatography is a useful tool for conducting marine water TIEs to decrease ammonia concentrations and characterize toxicity...
  6. pmc Evaluation of the effects of coal fly ash amendments on the toxicity of a contaminated marine sediment
    Robert M Burgess
    U S Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, 27 Tarzwell Drive, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 28:26-35. 2009
    ..These data show fly ashes with high carbon content could represent viable remedial materials for reducing the bioavailability of organic contaminants in sediments...
  7. ncbi request reprint Effects of different forms of organic carbon on the partitioning and bioavailability of nonylphenol
    Robert M Burgess
    US Environmental Protection Agency, ORD, NHEERL Atlantic Ecology Division, 27 Tarzwell Drive, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 24:1609-17. 2005
    ..The data also suggest that, with refinements, polarity may have some advantages in predicting nonylphenol bioavailability...
  8. doi request reprint Concentration and distribution of hydrophobic organic contaminants and metals in the estuaries of Ukraine
    Robert M Burgess
    US Environmental Protection Agency, ORD NHEERL Atlantic Ecology Division, 27 Tarzwell Drive, Narragansett, RI 02882, USA
    Mar Pollut Bull 58:1103-15. 2009
    ..This investigation represents the first extensive study of HOC and metal baseline concentrations and distributions in Ukrainian estuaries and seeks to characterize exposures to aquatic organisms living in these systems...
  9. ncbi request reprint Removal of ammonia toxicity in marine sediment TIEs: a comparison of Ulva lactuca, zeolite and aeration methods
    R M Burgess
    U S Environmental Protection Agency, ORD NHEERL Atlantic Ecology Division, 27 Tarzwell Drive, Narragansett, RI 02882, USA
    Mar Pollut Bull 46:607-18. 2003
    ..0). This comparison demonstrates both U. lactuca and zeolite addition methods are effective TIE tools for reducing the concentrations and toxicity of ammonia in whole sediment toxicity tests...
  10. ncbi request reprint Interaction of planar and nonplanar organic contaminants with coal fly ash: effects of polar and nonpolar solvent solutions
    Robert M Burgess
    US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory Atlantic Ecology Division, 27 Tarzwell Drive, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 25:2028-37. 2006
    ..Furthermore, as exemplified by the PCBs, these results show how this interaction is a function of a contaminant's ability to assume a planar conformation...
  11. ncbi request reprint Marine sediment toxicity identification evaluation methods for the anionic metals arsenic and chromium
    Robert M Burgess
    U S Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory Atlantic Ecology Division, 27 Tarzwell Drive, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 26:61-7. 2007
    ..The present results also indicate the importance of using TIE methods in a formal TIE structure to ensure that results are not misinterpreted. These methods should be useful in the performance of marine whole-sediment TIEs...
  12. ncbi request reprint Exploratory analysis of the effects of particulate characteristics on the variation in partitioning of nonpolar organic contaminants to marine sediments
    R M Burgess
    US EPA, NHEERL, Atlantic Ecology Division Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882, USA
    Water Res 35:4390-404. 2001
    ..This analysis indicates variability associated with the partitioning of some organic contaminants to marine sediments can be further reduced when normalization by sediment characteristics other than organic carbon are utilized...
  13. ncbi request reprint Use of Ulva lactuca to identify ammonia toxicity in marine and estuarine sediments
    M C Pelletier
    U S Environmental Protection Agency, National Health and Environmental Effects Laboratory, Atlantic Ecology Division, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 20:2852-9. 2001
    ..lactuca was not affected by the presence of metal or organic contaminants in the sediments. When used with other TIE manipulations, U. lactuca can be utilized in a whole-sediment, phase I TIE to remove toxicity due to ammonia...
  14. ncbi request reprint Metal-colloid partitioning in artificial interstitial waters of marine sediments: influences of salinity, pH, and colloidal organic carbon concentration
    M G Cantwell
    U S Environmental Protection Agency, NHEERL, Atlantic Ecology Division, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 20:2420-7. 2001
    ..These results provide insight into the behavior of metals associated with colloidal organic carbon in marine sediments under the conditions occurring in estuarine systems...
  15. ncbi request reprint Temporal trends of Aroclor 1268 in the Taunton River estuary: evidence of early production, use and release to the environment
    Mark G Cantwell
    United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Health Effects Environmental Research Laboratory, Atlantic Ecology Division, 27 Tarzwell Drive, Narragansett, RI 02882, USA
    Mar Pollut Bull 52:1105-11. 2006
  16. ncbi request reprint Precision of dialysis (peeper) sampling of cadmium in marine sediment interstitial water
    J R Serbst
    Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Atlantic Ecology Division, United States Environmental Protection Agency, 27 Tarzwell Drive, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882, USA
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 45:297-305. 2003
    ..If method artifacts, especially contamination, are avoided the dialysis procedure can be a more effective means for sampling IW metal...
  17. doi request reprint Resuspension of contaminated field and formulated reference sediments Part I: Evaluation of metal release under controlled laboratory conditions
    Mark G Cantwell
    Atlantic Ecology Division, Office of Research and Development, United States Environmental Protection Agency, National Health Effects Environmental Research Laboratory, Narragansett, RI 02882, USA
    Chemosphere 73:1824-31. 2008
    ..Overall, results indicate that for sulfidic sediments, low levels of the study metals are released to the dissolved phase during short-term resuspension...
  18. ncbi request reprint Do toxicity identification and evaluation laboratory-based methods reflect causes of field impairment?
    Kay T Ho
    Atlantic Ecology Division, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 43:6857-63. 2009
    ..The aggregation of these various lines of evidence supports the conclusion that PAHs were the likely cause of effects in laboratory- and field-exposed organisms, and that laboratory-based TIE findings reflect causes of field impairment..
  19. doi request reprint Temporal trends of triclosan contamination in dated sediment cores from four urbanized estuaries: evidence of preservation and accumulation
    Mark G Cantwell
    US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Health Effects Environmental Research Laboratory, Atlantic Ecology Division, 27 Tarzwell Drive, Narragansett, RI 02882, United States
    Chemosphere 78:347-52. 2010
    ..One location adjacent to a major combined sewer overflow had high sediment concentrations of triclosan, confirming their potential as a source of triclosan to estuaries...
  20. doi request reprint Can sediment total organic carbon and grain size be used to diagnose organic enrichment in estuaries?
    Marguerite C Pelletier
    U S Environmental Protection Agency, National Health and Environmental Effects Laboratory, Narragansett, Rhode Island, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 30:538-47. 2011
    ..This suggests that the relationship of OC to grain size can be used as a screening tool to diagnose eutrophication...
  21. ncbi request reprint Use of powdered coconut charcoal as a toxicity identification and evaluation manipulation for organic toxicants in marine sediments
    Kay T Ho
    US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory Atlantic Ecology Division, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 23:2124-31. 2004
    ..Powdered coconut charcoal is an effective, relatively specific method to sequester and remove toxicity from sediments contaminated with organic contaminants...
  22. ncbi request reprint Variability of parameters measured during the resuspension of sediments with a particle entrainment simulator
    Mark G Cantwell
    United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Health Effects Environmental Research Laboratory, Atlantic Ecology Division, 27 Tarzwell Drive, Narragansett, RI 02882, USA
    Chemosphere 56:51-8. 2004
    ..Overall, the PES provided reproducible conditions of resuspension effects among sediments varying in composition and contamination, demonstrating its value as a tool to evaluate contaminant mobility...
  23. ncbi request reprint Release and phase partitioning of metals from anoxic estuarine sediments during periods of simulated resuspension
    Mark G Cantwell
    United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Health Effects Environmental Research Laboratory, Atlantic Ecology Division, 27 Tarzwell Drive, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 36:5328-34. 2002
    ..These results provide insight into how physical and chemical processes interact during sediment resuspension to release sediment bound metals and control their phase distribution in the water column...
  24. ncbi request reprint An overview of toxicant identification in sediments and dredged materials
    Kay T Ho
    Atlantic Ecology Division, US Environmental Protection Agency, Narragansett, RI 02882, USA
    Mar Pollut Bull 44:286-93. 2002
    ..However, interpretation of these results may be skewed because only a small number of interstitial water (n = 13) and whole sediment (n = 5) TIEs have been completed. These trends may change as more data are collected...
  25. ncbi request reprint Effects of sample preparation on the measurement of organic carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, sulfur, and oxygen concentrations in marine sediments
    Stephan A Ryba
    US EPA, NHEERL, Atlantic Ecology, Division, Narragansett, RI 02882, USA
    Chemosphere 48:139-47. 2002
    ..In general, combustion significantly reduced all elemental concentrations compared to the whole sample. Based on these results, we recommend analysis of the untreated whole sediment for determining N, H, O, and S...
  26. ncbi request reprint Reconstruction of contaminant trends in a salt wedge estuary with sediment cores dated using a multiple proxy approach
    Mark G Cantwell
    United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Health Effects Environmental Research Laboratory, Atlantic Ecology Division, 27 Tarzwell Drive, Narragansett, RI 02882, USA
    Mar Environ Res 64:225-46. 2007
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Ratio of the concentration of anthraquinone to anthracene in coastal marine sediments
    R A McKinney
    U S Environmental Protection Agency, NHEERL, Atlantic Ecology Division, Narragansett, RI 02882, USA
    Chemosphere 38:2415-30. 1999
    ..The relative stability of anthracene under normal conditions may help to validate the use of the anthraquinone to anthracene ratio in marine sediments as an environmental marker of contaminant source...
  28. ncbi request reprint Comparing polychaete and polyethylene uptake to assess sediment resuspension effects on PCB bioavailability
    Carey L Friedman
    U S Environmental Protection Agency, ORD NHEERL, Atlantic Ecology Division, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 43:2865-70. 2009
    ..This demonstrates that PE-measured porewater concentrations can provide a more reliable estimate of bioavailability than sediment geochemistry...
  29. ncbi request reprint Digestive bioavailability to a deposit feeder (Arenicola marina) of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons associated with anthropogenic particles
    Ian M Voparil
    Darling Marine Center, University of Maine, Walpole, Maine 04573, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 23:2618-26. 2004
    ..Difficulty in predicting the amount of change due to amendment may be due to interactions occurring among the mixture of compounds solubilized by gut fluid...
  30. ncbi request reprint Use of passive samplers to mimic uptake of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by benthic polychaetes
    Amy E Vinturella
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 38:1154-60. 2004
    ..94, p < 0.0001)...
  31. ncbi request reprint Role of black carbon in the partitioning and bioavailability of organic pollutants
    Robert M Burgess
    Environ Toxicol Chem 23:2531-3. 2004
  32. ncbi request reprint Dependency of polychlorinated biphenyl and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon bioaccumulation in Mya arenaria on both water column and sediment bed chemical activities
    Rainer Lohmann
    Ralph M Parsons Laboratory, 48 415, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 23:2551-62. 2004
    ..These results suggest that attempts to estimate bioaccumulation by benthic organisms should include interactions with both the bed sediment and the water column...
  33. ncbi request reprint Importance of black carbon in distribution and bioaccumulation models of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in contaminated marine sediments
    Amy E Vinturella
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 23:2578-86. 2004
    ..Together, these results suggest that, in certain situations, adding black carbon to distribution models may be necessary to predict accurately the bioavailability of PAHs...
  34. ncbi request reprint Relationship between metabolism and bioaccumulation of benzo[a]pyrene in benthic invertebrates
    Aaron J Rust
    Marine Sciences Research Center, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York 11790 5000, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 23:2587-93. 2004
    ..Other commonly used test species had relatively low levels of metabolism (Ampelisca abdita, Leptocheirus plumulosus, and Macoma balthica), supporting their use in evaluation of potential PAH impact on the environment...
  35. ncbi request reprint Role of source matrix in the bioavailability of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons to deposit-feeding benthic invertebrates
    Aaron J Rust
    Marine Sciences Research Center, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York 11790 5000, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 23:2604-10. 2004
    ..A significant finding of this work was the demonstration that PAHs associated with soot and tire rubber in their native state (rather than experimentally added) are available to some benthic biota...
  36. ncbi request reprint Influence of soot carbon on the bioaccumulation of sediment-bound polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by marine benthic invertebrates: an interspecies comparison
    Aaron J Rust
    Marine Sciences Research Center, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York 11790 5000, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 23:2594-603. 2004
    ..g., soot and organic carbon content) and contaminant characteristics when predicting ecological risk of PAH-contaminated sediments...