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Chauncey Anderson

Team Lead-Hydrologist

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Water Quality Specialist, USGS Oregon Water Science Center (ORWSC)
Conducting water quality studies at ORWSC since 1991


B.S. Chemistry, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon (1982)

M.S.E. Environmental Engineering/Limnology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (1991)


Anderson, C.W., and Rounds, S.A., 2010, Use of continuous monitors and autosamplers to predict unmeasured water-quality constituents in tributaries of the Tualatin River, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5008, 76 p. [Link]

Kraus, T., Anderson, C.W., Bergamaschi, B.A., Downing, B.D., and Morgenstern, K.A., 2010, Sources of Dissolved Organic Carbon and Disinfection By-Products to the McKenzie River: Use of Absorbance and Fluorescence Spectroscopy: Journal of Environmental Quality, v. 39, 10.2134/jeq2010.0030, p. 2100-2112. [Link]

Anderson, C.W., Fisk, G.G., Gartner, J.W., Glysson, G.D., Gooding, D.J., Gray, J.R., Hornewer, N.J., Larsen, M.C., Macy, J.P., Rasmussen, P.P., Wright, S.A., and Ziegler, A.C., 2010, Turbidity (Bulk Optics), in Gray, J.R., and Gartner, J.W., eds., Surrogate technologies for monitoring suspended-sediment transport in rivers, in Poleto, C., and Charlesworth, S., chap. Chapter 1, Surrogate technologies for monitoring suspended-sediment transport in rivers, 1 (editors), Sedimentology of Aqueous Systems:Wiley-Blackwell, London, p. 3-45. [Link]

Adams, M.J., Pearl, C.A., McCreary, B., Galvan, S.K., Wessell, S.J., Wente, W.H., Anderson, C.W., and Kuehl, A.B., 2009, The short-term effect of cattle exclosures on Columbia spotted frog (Rana luteiventris) populations and habitat in northeastern Oregon: Journal of Herpetology, v. 43, no. 1, p. 132-138.

McCarthy, K.A., Alvarez, D., Anderson, C.W., Cranor, W.L., Perkins, S.D., and Schroeder, V., 2009, Evaluation of Passive Samplers for Long-Term Monitoring of Organic Compounds in the Untreated Drinking Water Supply for the City of Eugene, Oregon, September–October 2007: U. S. Geological Survey Scientific-Investigations Report 2009-5178, 20 p., [Link]

Major, J.J., O'Connor, J.E., Grant, G.E., Spicer, K.R., Bragg, H.M., Rhode, A., Tanner, D.Q., Anderson, C.W., and Wallick, J.R., 2008, Initial Fluvial Response to the Removal of Oregon's Marmot Dam: Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union v. 89, no. 27, doi: 10.1029/2008EO270001. [Link]

Anderson, C.W., 2007, Influence of Cougar Reservoir drawdown on sediment and DDT transport and deposition in the McKenzie River basin, Oregon, 2002-04: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5164, 42 p. [Link]

Kirshtein, J., Anderson, C.W., Wood, J.S., Longcore, J.E., and Voytek, M.A., 2007, Quantitative PCR detection of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis from sediments and water: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, v. 71, no. 1, pp. 11-15. [Link]

Hossack, B.R., Diamond, S.A., and Corn, P.S., 2006, Distribution of boreal toad populations in relation to estimated UV-B dose in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA: Canadian Journal of Zoology, v. 84, p. 98–107

Anderson, C.W., 2004, Turbidity (Version 2.0, 8/2004): U. S. Geological Survey Techniques of Water Resources Investigations Book 9, Chapter A6, Section 6.7, 64 p. [Link]

Anderson, C. W., and Rounds, S. A., 2003, Phosphorus and E. Coli and their relation to selected constituents during storm runoff conditions in Fanno Creek, Oregon, 1998-99: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4232, 35 p. [Link]

Anderson, C.W., 2001, Ecological effects on streams from forest fertilization—Literature review and conceptual framework for future study in the western Cascades: U. S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 01-4047, 49 p. [Link]

Anderson, C. W., 2000, Framework for regional, coordinated monitoring in the upper Deschutes River Basin: U. S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 00-358, 81 p. [Link]

Anderson, C.W. (Ed.), 1999, Interagency long-term monitoring plan to assess water quality, sediment quality, aquatic health, and biological integrity in the lower Columbia River—A report to the Lower Columbia River Estuary Program, Prepared by the lower Columbia River Estuary Program, Long Term Monitoring Subcommittee: Portland

Qian, S.S., and Anderson, C.W., 1999, Factors controlling the variability of pesticide concentrations in the Willamette River Basin: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 33, p. 3332-3340 [Link]

Anderson, C.W., and Carpenter, K.D., 1998, Water-quality and algal conditions in the North Umpqua River Basin, Oregon, 1992-95, and implications for resource management: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigation Report 98-4125 [Link]

Jacoby, J., Anderson, C. W., and Welch, E.B., 1998, Response of Pine Lake to diversion of wetland inflow: Lake and Reservoir Management, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 302-314

Anderson, C. W., Wood, T. M., and Morace, J.L., 1997, Distribution of dissolved pesticides and other water quality constituents in small streams, and their relation to land use, in the Willamette River Basin, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigation Report 97-4268, 87 p. [plus CD-ROM] [Link]

Anderson, C.W., Rinella, F.A., and Rounds, S.A., (1996), Occurrence and distribution of organic pesticides and trace elements in the Willamette River Basin, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigation Report 96-4234, 68 p. [Link]

Tanner, D. Q., and Anderson, C. W., 1996, Water-quality, nutrients, and algal metabolism during low flow conditions in the South Umpqua River Basin, Oregon: U. S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 96-4082, 71 p. [Link]

Pogue, T.R., and Anderson, C.W., 1995, Factors controlling dissolved oxygen and pH in the upper Willamette River and major tributaries, Oregon: U. S. Geological Survey Water Resources Investigations Report 95-4205, 71 p. [Link]


My Science Topics

Science Topic
Ecology and Environmentaquatic ecosystems
Ecology and Environmentbenthic ecosystems
Ecology and Environmentecosystem functions
Ecology and Environmentecosystems
Ecology and Environmentenvironmental assessment
Ecology and Environmentfreshwater ecosystems
Ecology and Environmenthabitat alteration
Hydrologic Processessediment transport
Plants and Animalsaquatic vegetation
Techniques and Methodsfield methods
Water Resourceslakes
Water Resourceswater quality

My USGS Science Strategy Areas

Understanding Ecosystems & Predicting Ecosystems Change

The Role of Environment and Wildlife in Human Health

A Water Census of the United States

Water Quality: Interface of Water Chemistry & Ecology, Role of Disturbance, Nonpoint Sources

Contact Information

Chauncey Anderson
2130 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
503-251-3470 - Fax
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