Kimberley N. Irvine
Hello. My research interests principally are in the areas of hydrology and water resource management, with specific emphasis on evaluating water quality in urban-impacted water bodies. In particular, I'm interested in source trackdown of indicator bacteria, various organic (PCBs and PAHs), and inorganic (metals) contaminants; evaluation of the impacts that combined sewer overflows have on receiving water bodies; and demonstration and assessment of combined sewer overflow abatement and stormwater management options (including natural and constructed wetlands). This research involves both extensive field work and use of mathematical models such as the Stormwater Management Model and BASINS (Better Assessment Science Integrating Point and Nonpoint Sources). Projects have been completed in western New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ontario, and Manitoba but increasingly, my geographic focus has turned to Southeast Asia (see http://www.buffalostate.edu/geography/seasia.xml).
Murphy, T.P., K.N. Irvine, M. Sampson, J. Guo, and T. Parr. 2009. Mercury contamination along the Mekong River, Cambodia. Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution, 6(1):1-9.
Irvine, K.N. and T.P. Murphy. 2009. Assessment of eutrophication and phytoplankton community impairment in the Buffalo River Area of Concern. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 35:83-93.
Irvine, K.N., M.F. Perrelli, R. Ngoen-klan, and I.G. Droppo. 2009. Metal levels in street sediment from an industrial city: Spatial trends, chemical fractionation, and management implications. J. Soils Sediments, 9:328-341.
Murphy, T, D.G. Slotten, K. Irvine, K Sukontason and C.R. Goldman. 2009. Mercury contamination of skin whiteners in Cambodia. Hum. Ecol. Risk Assess.15: 1286-1303.
Irvine, K.N., M. Perelli, N. Brown, and M.C. Rossi. 2006. Septic system pollution prevention BMPs: Development of public outreach approaches and decision-making tools for local government. Clearwaters, 36(3): 51-55.
Ngern-klun, R., K.L. Sukontason, S. Tesana, D. Sripakdee, K.N. Irvine, and K. Sukontason. 2006. Field investigation of Bithynia Funiculata, intermediate host of Opisthorchis Viverrini in Northern Thailand. Southeast Asian J. Trop. Med. Public Health, 37(4): 662-672.
Irvine, K.N., G. McCorkhill, and J. Caruso, 2005. Continuous monitoring of conventional parameters to assess receiving water quality in support of CSO abatement plans. Water Environment Research, 77(5): 543-552.
Irvine, K.N., M.F. Perrelli, G. McCorkhill, and J. Caruso, 2005. Sampling and modeling approaches to assess water quality impacts of combined sewer overflows – the importance of a watershed perspective. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 31: 105-115.
Irvine, K.N., J. Caruso, and G. McCorkhill, 2005. Consideration of metals levels in identifying CSO abatement options. Urban WaterJournal. 2(3): 193-200.
Krueger, A.M. K.N. Irvine, C. Prangkio, K. Chaokasad, K. Sukontason, K.L. Sukontason, and R. Ngern-klun, 2004. Visualizing water quality trends in Chiang Mai rice paddies: Possible links between environment and health risks. Middle States Geographer, 37:1-8.
Murphy, T.P., K. Irvine, J. Guo, J. Davies, H. Murkin, M. Charlton, and S.B. Watson. 2003. New microcystin concerns in the lower Great Lakes. Water Quality Research Journal of Canada 38(1): 127-140.
Irvine, K.N., K.M. Frothingham, M.C. Rossi, S. Pickard, J. Atkinson, and T. Bajak. 2003. Contaminated sediment in the Buffalo River area of concern-historical trends and current conditions. Sediment Quality Assessment and Management: Insight and Progress, M. Munwar (ed.), Ecovision World Monograph Series, Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society, pp. 81-112.
Irvine, K.N., T.P. Murphy, T. Tang, L.M. Romano, and D. Walters. 2003. Spatial and temporal trends in chlorophyll a, nutrients, and sediment in relation to avian mortality, Whitewater Lake, Manitoba, Canada. Sediment Quality Assessment and Management: Insight and Progress, M. Munwar (ed.), Ecovision World Monograph Series, Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society, pp. 271-286.
Irvine, K.N., E.L. Somogye, and G.W. Pettibone. 2002. Turbidity, suspended solids, and bacteria relationships in the Buffalo River Watershed. Middle States Geographer 35: 43-52.
Curran, K.J., I.G. Droppo, and K.N. Irvine. 2002. Hydrology of stockpiled industrial coal exposed to rainfall. Hydrological Processes 16: 2781-2790.
Irvine, K.N. 2002. Buffalo River floatables control and continuous water quality monitoring demonstration project. Best Modeling Practices for Urban Water Systems - Monograph 10, W. James (ed.), Computational Hydraulics International, Guelph, Ontario, ch.10.
Irvine, K.N., G.W. Pettibone, S. Bako, J.Caruso, R. Frandina, G. Aures, J. Ork and D. Bentivogli. 2002. Effects of lowering chlorine dosage on final effluent qaulity from the Buffalo, NY, WWTP. Clearwaters 32(1): 30-33.
Murphy, T.P., M. Kumagai, and K.N. Irvine. 2002. The seasonal change in phosphorus dissolution in Lake Biwa sediments. Verh. Internat. Verin. Limnol. 28: 1-3.
Droppo, I.G., K.N. Irvine, and C. Jaskot. 2002. Flocculation/aggregation of cohesive sediments in the urban continuum: implications for stormwater management. Environmental Technology 23: 27-41.
Greer, M.J., K.N. Irvine, and T. Tang. 2002. Evaluating ecosystem integrity in Great Lakes tributaries. Clearwaters 32(2): 16-19.
Irvine, K.N., T.R. Hersey, M.C. Rossi, J.Caruso, and J.E. Jordan. 2001. Pollution prevention applies to wasterwater treatment, lessons learned from Erie County. Clearwaters 31(3): 21-26.
Pickard, S.W., S.M. Yacksich, K.N. Irvine and V.A. McFarland. 2001. Bioaccumulation potential of sediment-associated Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in Ashtabula Harbor, Ohio. Journal of Great Lakes Research 27(1): 44-59.
Curran, K.J., K.N. Irvine, I.G. Droppo, and T.P. Murphy, 2000. Suspended solids, trace metal and PAH concentrations and loadings from coal pile runoff to Hamilton Harbour, Ontario. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 26(1):18-30.
Irvine, K.N., K.M. Frothingham, I.G. Droppo, and G.W. Pettibone, 1999. Non-destructive image analysis to determine suspended sediment size distribution characteristics under varying flow conditions, Cazenovia Creek, NY. Middle States Geographer, 32:99-109.
Irvine, K.N. and B.G. Loganathan, 1998. Localized enrichment of PCB levels in street dust due to redistribution by wind. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 105: 603-615.
Loganathan, B.G., K.N. Irvine, K. Kannan, V. Pragatheeswarn, and K.S. Sajwan, 1997. Distribution of selected PCB congeners in the Babcock Street Sewer District: A multimedia approach to identify PCB sources in combined sewer overflows (CSOs) discharging to the Buffalo River, New York. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 33:130-140.
Irvine, K.N., I.G. Droppo, T.P. Murphy, and A. Lawson. 1997. Sediment resuspension and dissolved oxygen levels associated with ship traffic: Implications for habitat remediation. Water Quality Research Journal of Canada, 32(2):421-437.
Irvine, K.N., S.W. Taylor, and M. Leonard, 1996. Impacts of alternative Great Lakes regulation plans on hydropower production. Energy Studies Review, 8(1):1-15.
Pettibone, G.W., K.N. Irvine and K.M. Monahan, 1996. Impact of a ship passage on bacteria levels and suspended sediment characteristics in the Buffalo River, New York. Water Research, 30(10): 2517-2521.
Irvine, K.N. and G.W. Pettibone, 1996. Planning level evaluation of indicator bacteria densities and sources in a mixed land use watershed. Environmental Technology, 17: 1-12.
Loganathan, B., K. Kannan, I. Watanabe, M. Kawano, K. Irvine, and H. Sikka, 1995. Isomer-specific evaluation of polychlorinated biphenyls, polychlorinated/brominated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans, polybrominated biphenyl ethers, and extractable organic halogen in carp from the Buffalo River. Environmental Science and Technology, 29(7): 1832-1838.
Irvine, K.N., S.W. Taylor, M. Leonard, K. McFarland and E.J. Pratt, 1995. Impacts of fluctuating water levels and flows to hydropower production on the Great Lakes: Planning for the extremes. The Great Lakes Geographer, 2(1): 67-85.
Irvine, K.N. and G.W. Pettibone, 1993. Dynamics of indicator bacteria populations in sediment and river water near a combined sewer outfall, Buffalo River, New York. Environmental Technology, 14: 531-542.
Irvine, K.N. and A.J. Eberhardt, 1992. Multiplicative, seasonal ARIMA models for Lake Erie and Lake Ontario water levels. Water Resources Bulletin, 28(2): 385-396.
Irvine, K.N., J.J. Drake and W. James, 1992. Particulate trace element concentrations and loadings associated with erosion of pervious urban land. Environmental Technology Letters, 13: 221-237.
Irvine, K.N. I.G. Droppo, M. Sampson, and J. Sarkkula, 2007. Water quality monitoring and non-destructive suspended sediment size analysis in the Chaktomuk Junction-Tonle Sap Lake corridor, Cambodia. Proceedings, The Fifth International Symposium on Southeast Asian Water Environment, Oral Presentations, Chiang Mai, Thailand, pp. 32-39.
Irvine, K.N., M. Sampson, T. Visoth, M. Yim, K. Veasna, T. Koottatep, and J. Rupp. 2008. Spatial patterns of E. coli and detergents in the Boeng Cheung Ek treatment wetland, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The 6th International Symposium on Southeast Asia Water Environment, Bandung, Indonesia, pp. 78-81.
Yim, M., S. Vathna, and K. Irvine. 2008. Storm and dry weather water quality characteristics in the Phnom Penh combined sewer system. The 6th International Symposium on Southeast Asia Water Environment, Bandung, Indonesia, pp. 369-377.
Rossi, M.C., T.R. Hersey, K. Irvine, and S. Vermette. 2009. Western New York Stormwater Coalition: Compliance through Collaboration. Conceptual Modeling of Urban Water Systems, Monograph 17. W. James, K.N. Irvine, E.A. McBean, R.E. Pitt, and S.J. Wright, eds., Computational Hydraulics International, Guelph, Ontario, Ch. 7.
Kummu, M., T. Sokvongsa, J. Sarkkula, J. Koponen, O. Kagna, L. Moniphea, U. Mengieng, M. Sampson, K.N. Irvine, S.J. Vermette, T. Tang, and M. Keskinen, 2007. A modeling framework and preliminary results in assessing Phnom Penh’s sewage discharges. Contemporary Modeling of Urban Water Systems, Mongraph 15, W. James, K.N. Irvine, E.A. McBean, and R.E. Pitt, eds., Computational Hydraulics International, Guelph, Ontario, Ch. 24.
Irvine, K.N., T. Murphy, M. Sampson, V. Dany, S.J. Vermette, and T. Tang. 2006. An overview of water quality issues in Cambodia. Effective Modeling of Urban Water Systems, Monograph 14, W. James, K.N. Irvine, E.A. McBean, and R.E. Pitt, eds., Computational Hydraulics International, Guelph, Ontario, ch. 2.
Droppo, I.G., K.N. Irvine, K.J. Curran, E. Carrigan, S. Mayo, C. Jaskot, and B. Trapp, 2006. Understanding the distribution, structure and behviour of urban sediments and associated metals towards improving water management strategies. In: Soil Erosion and Sediment Redistribution in River Catchments: Measurement, Modelling and Management, P.N. Owens and A.J. Collins, eds., CAB International, Wallingford, UK, Ch. 26.
Perrelli, M.F., K.N. Irvine, and T.S. Lee, 2005. Calibration of BASINS HSP-F in support of a watershed approach to CSO long term control planning. Effective Modeling of Urban Water Systems, Monograph 13, W. James, K.N. Irvine, E.A. McBean, and R.E. Pitt, eds., Computational Hydraulics International, Guelph, Ontario, ch. 20.
Irvine, K.N. and I.G. Droppo, 1999. Consideration of CSO floc characteristics for modeling the removal of solids in a detention basin. Advances in Modeling the Management of Stormwater Impacts - Monograph 7, W. James, ed., Computational Hydraulics International, Guelph, Ontario, ch. 10.
Irvine, K.N., I.G. Droppo, and T.P. Murphy. 1999. Contaminant levels and loading estimates: The first step in identifying restoration options for a Great Lakes Area of Concern. Aquatic Restoration in Canada, T.P. Murphy and M. Munawar, eds., Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands, pp. 51-68.
Irvine, K.N., I.G. Droppo, T.P. Murphy, and D.M. Stirrup. 1998. Annual loading estimates of selected metals and PAHs in CSOs, Hamilton, Ontario, using a continuous PCSWMM approach. Advances in Modeling the Management of Stormwater Impacts - Volume 6, W. James, ed., Computational Hydraulics International, Guelph, Ontario, ch. 20.
Droppo, I.G., K.N. Irvine, T.P. Murphy, and C. Jaskot. 1998. Fractionated metals in street dust of a mixed land use watershed, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Hydrology in a Changing Environment, Volume III, John Wiley and Sons, Ltd., New York, ch. 37.
Irvine, K.N., G.W. Pettibone and I.G. Droppo, 1995. Indicator bacteria-sediment relationships: Implications for water quality modeling and monitoring. Modern Methods for Modeling the Management of Stormwater Impacts, W. James, ed., Ann Arbor Science, Ann Arbor, MI, ch. 14.
Pratt, E.J., K.N. Irvine, S. Marshall, B.G. Loganathan, S. Kumar and H.C. Sikka, 1995. Planning level estimates of heavy metals (Pb and Cu), Total PCBs and HCB loadings to the Buffalo River, NY, from combined sewer overflows. Modern Methods for Modeling the Management of Stormwater Impacts, W. James, ed., Ann Arbor Science, Ann Arbor, MI, ch. 9.
Irvine, K.N., B.G. Loganathan, E.J. Pratt and H.C. Sikka, 1993. Calibration of PCSWMM to estimate metals, PCBs and HCB loadings in combined sewer overflows from an industrialized catchment, Buffalo, NY. New Techniques for Modelling the Management of Stormwater Quality Impacts, W. James, ed., Lewis Publishers, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, Ch. 10.