Cherry Point Collaborative Project Resources Links
Cherry Point Reach Regional Risk Assessments
Since 2001 the Insitute has has conducted several research programs related to the Cherry Point area. The method used for regional risk assessment was developed at the Institute and a manual is available at the link below.
In 2005 we completed our research managed by the Washington Department of Natural Resources. The report is available below.
Risk Assessment Papers for the Cherry Point Reach
These are our two peer-reviewed publications that cover the risk assessment research and each can be downloaded.
Landis, W. G, P. B. Duncan, E. Hart Hayes, A. J. Markiewicz, J. F. Thomas. 2004 . A regional assessment of the potential stressors causing the decline of the Cherry Point Pacific herring run and alternative management endpoints for the Cherry Point Reserve (Washington, USA). Human and Ecological Risk Assessment 10: 271-297
The latest presentation on the Cherry Point Pacific herring (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 2007) can also be downloaded.
Landis, WG, Bryant PF and Hershberger PK. Analysis of the Decline of Puget Sound Pacific Herring Stocks: Toxics, Urbanization, Climate Change or Disease? Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting November 11-15 2007, Milwaukee WI.
There are several book chapters that are not availble as .pdf files that cover aspects of the Cherry Point risk assessment story. The WWU library has a copy of the book, and if requested we can supply paper copies of the chapters.
Markiewicz, A. J. 2005. Chapter 11. Introduction to the use of Regional Risk Assessment in the Management of the Marine Resources. In W. G. Landis editor Regional Scale Ecological Risk Assessment Using the Relative Risk Model. CRC Press Boca Raton pp 227-239
Landis W. G., Hart Hayes, E., Markiewicz, A. J. 2005. Chapter 12. Retrospective Regional Risk Assessment Predictions and the Application of a Monte Carlo Analysis for the Decline of the Cherry Point Herring Stock. In W. G. Landis editor Regional Scale Ecological Risk Assessment Using the Relative Risk Model. CRC Press Boca Raton pp 245-256.
Hart Hayes, E., Landis W. G. 2005. Chapter 13. The Ecological Risk Assessment Using the Relative Risk Model and Incorporating a Monte Carlo Uncertainty Analysis. In W. G. Landis editor Regional Scale Ecological Risk Assessment Using the Relative Risk Model. CRC Press Boca Raton pp 257-290
Older Puget Sound-Georgia Basin Research Conference Papers that can be downloaded
Landis, W. G., E. Hart Hayes and A. M. Markiewicz. 2003. Weight of Evidence and Path Analysis Applied to the Identification of Causes of the Cherry Point Pacific Herring Decline.. Droscher, Toni and David A. Fraser (eds.) 2003 Georgia Basin/Puget Sound Research Conference, March 31-April 3, 2003, Vancouver, British Columbia -Proceedings (December 2003). http://www.psat.wa.gov/Publications/03_proceedings/PAPERS/ORAL/10f_landis.pdf
Landis WG, Markiewicz, AJ, Thomas JF, Hart Hayes E. 2002. Regional risk assessment predictions for the decline and future management of the Cherry Point Herring Stock and region. Proceedings of the 2001 Puget Sound Research Conference. T. Droscher, editor. Puget Sound Water Quality Action Team. Olympia, Washington. http://www.psat.wa.gov/Publications/01_proceedings/sessions/sess_5b.htm
Risk Assesssment for European Green Crab at Cherry Point
Our risk assessment framework for invasives was tested using the European Green Crab and Sargassum as test invasives at Cherry Point, WA. After this initial testing the risk assessment framework was applied to the Asian Oyster within the Chesapeake Bay and the Nunn Moth in the Mid-Atlantic States. The results of the risk assessment on the European Green Crab have been published. and the full EPA project report is available below for downloading.
Colnar, AM and Landis WG.2007.Conceptual model development for invasive species and a regional risk assessment case study: the European Green Crab , Carcinus maenas, at Cherry Point, Washington USA, Human and Ecological Risk Assessment. 13:120-155
Wayne G. Landis, Audrey M. Colnar, Valerie C. Chen, Laurel Kaminski, Goro Kushima and Ananda Seebach. 2005. Development of a Conceptual Model for Non-Indigenous Species for the Mid-Atlantic States. USEPA Grant Number 1-54068 Project Report
September 30, 2005
For more information contact Wayne G. Landis email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Information: Institute of Environmental Toxicology, Huxley College of the Environment, MS 9180, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 98225-9180. Phone: 360-650-6136