Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

Year Title Altmetric
2020-04-01 The hidden impacts of phosphorus pollution to streams and rivers.BioScience.  70:315-329. 2020-04-01
2019-01-01 Downstream effects of upstream causesJournal of the American Statistical Association2019-01-01
2018-06-01 Processing watershed-derived nitrogen in a southeastern, USA tidal creek: An ecosystem-scale 15N tracer studyLimnology and Oceanography.  63:2110-2125. 2018-06-01
2018-03-01 Season matters when sampling streams for swine CAFO waste disposal impactsJournal of Water and Health.  16:78-86. 2018-03-01
2017-05-01 Micro-zooplankton grazing as a means of fecal bacteria removal in stormwater BMPsWater Science & Technology.  75:2702-2715. 2017-05-01
2016-06-01 Significant reduction of fecal bacteria and suspended solids loading by coastal Best Management PracticesJournal of Coastal Research2016-06-01
2016-03-01 Algal blooms, circulators, waterfowl and eutrophic Greenfield Lake, N.C.Lake and Reservoir Management.  32:168-181. 2016-03-01
2016-01-01 Surface water quality and landscape gradients in the North Carolina Cape Fear basin: the key role of fecal coliform bacteriaSoutheastern Geographer.  56:428-453. 2016-01-01
2015-12-01 Industrial swine and poultry production causes chronic nutrient and fecal microbial stream pollution.Water, Air and Soil Pollution.  226:407. 2015-12-01
2014-01-01 Microcystins and two new micropeptin cyanopeptides produced by unprecedented Microcystis aeruginosa blooms in North Carolina’s Cape Fear RiverHarmful Algae.  31:82-86. 2014-01-01
2013-08-01 Stimulation of fecal bacteria in ambient waters by experimental inputs of organic and inorganic phosphorus.Water Research.  47:3455-3466. 2013-08-01
2012-01-01 Pollutant impacts to Cape Hatteras National Seashore from urban runoff and septic leachateMarine Pollution Bulletin.  64:1356-1366. 2012-01-01
2011-01-01 Elevated metals and organic pollutants in fish and clams in the Cape Fear River watershedArchives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology..  61:461-471. 2011-01-01
2010-01-01 Bacterial source tracking guides management of boat head waste in a coastal resort areaJournal of Environmental Management.  91:2748-2753. 2010-01-01
2010-01-01 Interannual variation in photosynthetically significant optical properties and water quality in a coastal blackwater river plumeEstuaries and Coasta.  33:1430-1441. 2010-01-01
2009-12-01 Comparative impacts of stormwater runoff on water quality of an urban, a suburban, and a rural streamEnvironmental Monitoring and Assessment.  159:475-491. 2009-12-01
2009-01-01 Phosphorus and carbohydrate limitation of fecal coliform and fecal enterococcus within tidal creek sedimentsHydrobiologia.  636:401-412. 2009-01-01
2008-01-01 Fertilizing the tropical or subtropical oceans with urea will not reduce greenhouse gases and should not be conducted to gain carbon offsets.Marine Pollution Bulletin.  56:1049-1056. 2008-01-01
2008-01-01 Testing for optical brighteners and fecal bacteria to detect sewage leaks in tidal creeksJournal of the North Carolina Academy of Science.  124:91-97. 2008-01-01
2008-01-01 Water Quality Responses to Simulated Flow and Nutrient Reductions in the Cape Fear River Estuary and its Adjacent Coastal Region, North CarolinaEcological Modeling.  212:200-217. 2008-01-01
2007-01-01 Biochemical and sediment oxygen demand: patterns of oxygen depletion in tidal creeksHydrobiologia.  586:235-248. 2007-01-01
2007-01-01 Impacts of a raw sewage spill on water and sediment quality in an urbanized estuaryMarine Pollution Bulletin.  54:81-88. 2007-01-01
2007-01-01 Nitrogen and phosphorus species in the coastal and shelf waters of southeastern North Carolina, Mid-Atlantic U.S. coastMarine Chemistry.  103:189-203. 2007-01-01
2007-01-01 Phytoplankton and bacterial assemblages in ballast water of U.S. military ships as a function of point of origin, voyage time, and ocean exchange practicesHarmful Algae.  6:486-518. 2007-01-01
2006-01-01 Factors contributing to hypoxia in rivers, lakes and streamsLimnology and Oceanography.  51:690-701. 2006-01-01
2006-01-01 Multiple hurricanes and different coastal systems: How hurricane attributes determine the extent of environmental impactsEstuaries and Coasts.  29:1046-1061. 2006-01-01
2005-01-01 Contrasting food-web support bases for adjoining river-influenced and non-river influenced continental shelf ecosystemsEstuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science.  62:55-62. 2005-01-01
2005-01-01 Reversal of eutrophication following sewage treatment upgrades in the New River Estuary, North CarolinaEstuaries.  28:750-760. 2005-01-01
2004-01-01 Application of digital bathymetry data in an analysis of flushing times of two North Carolina estuariesComputers and Geosciences.  30:501-511. 2004-01-01
2004-01-01 Nutrient limitation and algal blooms in urbanizing tidal creeksJournal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.  298:211-231. 2004-01-01
2004-01-01 Photosynthetic and heterotrophic impacts of nutrient loading to blackwater streamsEcological Applications.  14:823-838. 2004-01-01
2004-01-01 The importance of tidal creek ecosystemsJournal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.  298:145-149. 2004-01-01
2004-01-01 Transplanted oyster (Crassostrea virginica) beds as self-sustaining mechanisms for water quality improvement in small tidal creeksJournal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.  298:347-368. 2004-01-01
2003-01-01 Effects of oyster reefs on water quality in a tidal creek estuaryJournal of Shellfish Research.  22:753-762. 2003-01-01
2003-01-01 Industrialized animal production – a major source of nutrient and microbial pollution to aquatic ecosystemsPopulation and Environment.  24:369-385. 2003-01-01
2002-01-01 Impacts and recovery from multiple hurricanes in a Piedmont-Coastal Plain river systemBioScience.  52:999-1010. 2002-01-01
2002-01-01 Pollutant removal efficacy of three wet detention pondsJournal of Environmental Quality.  31:654-660. 2002-01-01
2001-01-01 Demographic, landscape, and meteorological factors controlling the microbial pollution of coastal watersHydrobiologia.  460:185-193. 2001-01-01
2001-01-01 Effect of nitrogen and phosphorus loading on plankton in Coastal Plain blackwater streamsJournal of Freshwater Ecology.  16:455-466. 2001-01-01
2001-01-01 Field ecology of toxic Pfiesteria complex species, and a conservative analysis of their role in estuarine fish killsEnvironmental Health Perspectives.  109:715-730. 2001-01-01
2001-01-01 Stream water quality following timber harvest in a Coastal Plain swamp forest.Water Research.  35:3381-3390. 2001-01-01
2000-01-01 Effect of human development on bacteriological water quality in coastal watershedsEcological Applications.  10:1047-1056. 2000-01-01
2000-01-01 Estuaries of the south Atlantic coast of North America: Their geographical signaturesEstuaries.  23:793-819. 2000-01-01
2000-01-01 Evaluating the use of ergosterol as a bioindicator for assessing water qualityEnvironmental Monitoring and Assessment.  65:547-558. 2000-01-01
2000-01-01 Impacts of industrial-scale swine and poultry production on rivers and estuariesAmerican Scientist.  88:26-37. 2000-01-01
2000-01-01 Nutrient and fecal coliform discharge from coastal North Carolina golf courses.Journal of Environmental Quality.  29:979-986. 2000-01-01
2000-01-01 Restoration of shellfishing waters in a tidal creek following limited dredgingJournal of Coastal Research.  16:40-47. 2000-01-01
2000-01-01 The North and South Carolina coastsMarine Pollution Bulletin.  41:56-75. 2000-01-01
1999-01-01 Alternation of factors limiting phytoplankton production in the Cape Fear EstuaryEstuaries.  22:985-996. 1999-01-01
1999-01-01 Fish kills, bottom-water hypoxia, and the toxic Pfiesteria complex in the Neuse River and EstuaryEcology Progress Series.  179:301-310. 1999-01-01
1999-01-01 Human health and environmental impacts from Pfiesteria: A science-based rebuttal to GriffithHuman Organization.  58:455-458. 1999-01-01
1999-01-01 Hurricane effects on water quality and benthos in the Cape Fear Watershed: Natural and anthropogenic impactsEcological Applications.  9:350-362. 1999-01-01
1999-01-01 Nutrient imports to the Cape Fear and Neuse River basins to support animal productionEnvironmental Science and Technology.  33:410-415. 1999-01-01
1999-01-01 Tidal stage variability of fecal coliform and chlorophyll a concentrations in coastal creeksMarine Pollution Bulletin.  38:414-422. 1999-01-01
1997-01-01 Comparative effects of poultry and swine waste lagoon spills on the quality of receiving streamwatersJournal of Environmental Quality.  26:1622-1631. 1997-01-01
1997-01-01 Impacts to a coastal river and estuary from rupture of a swine waste holding lagoonJournal of Environmental Quality.  26:1451-1466. 1997-01-01
Hydrodynamic behavior of the Cape Fear River and Estuarine system: An observational synthesisEstuarine and Coastal Shelf Science

Chapter

Year Title Altmetric
2013-02-01 Septic systems in the coastal environment: Multiple water quality problems in multiple areas.  Elsevier. 2013-02-01
2013-02-01 Water quality monitoring and environmental risk assessment in a developing coastal region, southeastern North Carolina..  Elsevier. 2013-02-01
2012-07-01 Water quality monitoring and environmental risk assessment in a developing coastal region, southeastern North Carolina.  Monitoring Water Quality - Pollution Assessment, Analysis and Remediation. 2012-07-01
2009-08-01 Effect of human land development on water quality.  Elsevier. 64-94. 2009-08-01
2000-01-01 North and South Carolina coasts -- Seas of the Millennium.  Elsevier Science, Ltd.. 341-361. 2000-01-01

Newspaper

Year Title Altmetric
2011-08-01 Algae blooms would doom possible reservoir on Cape Fear River” in Wilmington Star-NewsWilmington Star News. 2011-08-01
2010-02-01 Cement Plant’s Threat to NC FishRaleigh News and Observer. 2010-02-01
2010-02-01 Wildlife at RiskWilmington Star News. 2010-02-01

Report

Year Title Altmetric
2018-02-01 Environmental Quality of Wilmington and New Hanover County Watersheds, 2017.UNC Wilmington. 2018-02-01
2016-05-01 Environmental Quality of Wilmington and New Hanover County Watersheds, 2015.UNC Wilmington. 2016-05-01
2015-08-01 Environmental Assessment of the Lower Cape Fear River System, 2014. CMS Report No. 15-02UNC Wilmington. 2015-08-01
2015-03-01 Environmental Quality of Wilmington and New Hanover County Watersheds, 2014.University of North Carolina Wilmington. 92. 2015-03-01
2014-08-01 Environmental Assessment of the Lower Cape Fear River System, 2013UNC Wilmington. 2014-08-01
2014-04-01 Stocking Head Creek 2013 Water Quality Investigation Final ReportUniversity of North Carolina Wilmington. 29. 2014-04-01
2013-12-01 Monitoring swine fecal contamination in the Cape Fear River Watershed based on the detection and quantification of hog-specific Bacteroides-Prevotella 16S rRNA genesWater Resources Research Institute of the University of North Carolina. 2013-12-01
2013-11-01 Environmental Assessment of the Lower Cape Fear River System, 2012.UNC Wilmington. 2013-11-01
2013-05-01 Environmental Quality of Wilmington and New Hanover County Watersheds, 2012UNC Wilmington. 84. 2013-05-01
2012-01-01 Environmental Quality of Wilmington and New Hanover County Watersheds, 2011.UNC Wilmington. 2012-01-01
2012-01-01 Fecal Microbial Contamination of Tiny Piney Creek, North Carolina, 2012UNCW. 2012-01-01
2012-01-01 Tracing nitrogen transformations through the food chain in an urbanized tidal creekWater Resources research Institute of the University of North Carolina. 2012-01-01
2011-01-01 Environmental Quality of Wilmington and New Hanover County Watersheds, 2010.University of North Carolina Wilmington. 2011-01-01
2010-02-01 Environmental Quality of Wilmington and New Hanover County Watersheds, 2009.University of North Carolina Wilmington. 2010-02-01
2010-01-01 Assessment of Water Resources and Watershed Conditions in Congaree National Park, South CarolinaNational Park Service. 2010-01-01
2010-01-01 Environmental Assessment of the Lower Cape Fear River System, 2009University of North Carolina Wilmington. 2010-01-01
2010-01-01 Pollutant Removal Efficacy of a Constructed Wetland: The Clean Water Management Trust Fund 2004B-707 Wilmington Bethel Road Wetlands ProjectUniversity of North Carolina Wilmington. 2010-01-01
2010-01-01 Pollution Levels and Sources to Tiny Piney Creek, North Carolina.University of North Carolina Wilmington. 2010-01-01
2009-12-01 Environmental Assessment of the Lower Cape Fear River System, 2008.University of North Carolina Wilmington. 2009-12-01
2009-09-01 Eagle Point Golf Course Stormwater Assessment. UNCW-CMS Report 09-05University of North Carolina Wilmington. 2009-09-01
2009-01-01 Assessing Fecal Bacteria Sources in the Wrightsville Beach, N.C. AreaUNC Wilmington. 15. 2009-01-01
2009-01-01 New River Estuary Water Quality 2007, Report to: Environmental Management Division, US Marine Corps, Camp LejeuneUNC Wilmington. 2009-01-01
2008-01-01 Environmental Assessment of the Lower Cape Fear River System, 2007UNC Wilmington. 2008-01-01
2008-01-01 Environmental Quality of Wilmington and New Hanover County Watersheds, 2006-2007UNC Wilmington. 2008-01-01
2008-01-01 Restoring the Burnt Mill Creek Watershed through Stormwater Management and Community Development, FY04 EPA 319 Grant Final Report. 2008-01-01
2008-01-01 Water Quality Assessment for the Town of Caswell Beach, 2008UNC Wilmington. 2008-01-01
2007-01-01 Is there a relationship between phosphorus and fecal microbes in aquatic sediments?Water Resources Research Institute of the University of North Carolina. 2007-01-01
2002-01-01 Seeking science-based nutrient standards for coastal blackwater stream systemsWater Resources Research Institute of the University of North Carolina. 2002-01-01
1998-01-01 Effect of organic and inorganic nutrient loading on photosynthetic and heterotrophic plankton communities in blackwater riversWater Resources Research Institute of the University of North Carolina. 1998-01-01
1997-01-01 Nutrient limitation and eutrophication potential in the Cape Fear and New River EstuariesWater Resources Research Institute of the University of North Carolina. 1997-01-01
Applied Science Report: Performance analysis of the Wrightsville Beach and Oak Bluff Lane Stormwater BMPsreport to the North Carolina Coastal Federation.

Presentations

Research Overview

  • Nutrients and phytoplankton, zooplankton, fecal bacterial contamination issues, land use impacts on water quality, impacts of storms, protection of water resources
  • Principal Investigator On

  • Quantification of Fecal Bacterial Removal by Micro-zooplankton Grazing in Stormwater BMPs 2014-05-01 - 2016-02-01
  • Quantification of Fecal Bacteria Removal by Micro-zooplankton 2014-05-01 - 2015-11-01
  • Water Quality and Illicit Discharge Investigations in Wilmington Watersheds 2012-04-01 - 2013-03-01
  • Pollutant Source Tracking for the Town of Caswell Beach 2012 2012-02-01 - 2012-06-01
  • Water Quality and Illicit Discharge Investigations in Wilmington Watersheds 2010-01-01 - 2011-03-01
  • Pollutant Source Tracking for the Town of Caswell Beach 2010-01-01 - 2011-02-01
  • Pollutant Source Tracking for the Town of Oak Island 2010-01-01 - 2011-02-01
  • Water Quality Analysis of Motts and Barnards Creeks 2010-01-01 - 2010-06-01
  • Testing the efficacy of a constructed stormwater wetland 2008-02-01 - 2010-06-01
  • Eagle Point Golf Course stormwater assessment 2009-01-01 - 2010-01-01
  • Water Quality Analysis of Motts and Barnards Creeks 2009-08-01 - 2009-12-01
  • Stormwater runoff and water quality of Wilmington watersheds 2008-12-01 - 2009-12-01
  • New River monitoring and blue crab study 2008-04-01 - 2009-08-01
  • Water Quality Analysis of Motts and Barnards Creeks 2008-01-01 - 2009-08-01
  • Assessing fecal bacterial sources in the Wrightsville Beach area 2008-08-01 - 2009-07-01
  • Fecal bacteria source tracking in Pages Creek 2008-09-01 - 2009-01-01
  • Water quality assessment for the Town of Caswel Beach 2007-12-01 - 2008-12-01
  • Stormwater runoff and water quality of Wilmington watersheds 2007-04-01 - 2008-12-01
  • Restoring Burnt Mill Creek watershed 2008-01-01 - 2008-09-01
  • Quantification of Fecal Bacteria Removal by Micro-zooplankton 2014-04-01 -
  • Teaching Overview

  • River Ecology, Estuarine Ecology
  • Full Name

  • Michael A Mallin