PublicationsEnvironmental Microbiology Laboratory

Kirs, M., and Seruge, J. 2020. Microbiological Water Quality of Ko Olina Lagoons. Special Report SR-2020-04. Final Report to Clean Water Branch, Hawaiʻi State Department of Health. Honolulu: University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Water Resources Research Center

Kirs, M., Kisand, V., Nelson, C.E., Dudoit, T., and Moravcik, P.S. 2020. Distinct bacterial communities in tropical island aquifers. PLoS One. 2020 Apr 30;15(4):e0232265,

Lin, S., Rong, K., Lamichhane, K.M., Babcock, R.W., Kirs, M., and Cooney, M.J. 2020. Anaerobic-aerobic biofilm-based digestion of chemical contaminants of emerging concern (CEC) and pathogen indicator organisms in synthetic wastewater. Bioresour Technol. 2020 Mar; 299:122554,

Seruge, J., Wong, M., Noble, R.T., Blackwood, A.D., Moravcik, P.S, and Kirs, M. 2019. Application of a rapid qPCR method for enterococci for beach water quality monitoring purposes in Hawaii: Loss of DNA during the extraction protocol due to coral sands. Marine Pollution Bulletin 149, 110631,

Shuler, C.K., Dulai, H., DeWees, R., Kirs, M., Glenn, C.R., and El-Kadi, A. 2019. Isotopes, microbes, and turbidity: A multi-tracer approach to understanding recharge dynamics and groundwater contamination in a Basaltic Island aquifer. Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation 39(1)20-35,

Kirs, M., Kisand, V., Wong, M., Caffaro-Filho, R.A., Harwood, V.J., Moravcik, P., Yoneyama, B., and Fujioka, R.S. 2017. Multiple lines of evidence to identify sewage as the cause of water quality impairment in an urbanized tropical watershed. Water Res 116:23-33,

Kirs, M. Moravcik, P., Gyawaili, P., Hamilton, K., Kisand, V., Gurr, I., Schuler, C., and Ahmed, W. 2017. Rainwater harvesting in American Samoa: Current practices and health risks. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 24:12384–12392,

Kirs, M., Caffaro-Filho R.A., Wong, M., Harwood, V.J., Moravcik, P., and Fujioka, R.S. 2016. Evaluation of human-associated Bacteroides and human polyomaviruses as microbial source tracking markers in Hawaii. Appl Env Microbiol 72(12):7567-7574,

Fujioka R.S., Solo-Gabriele H.M., Byappanahalli M.N., and Kirs, M. 2015. U.S. recreational water quality criteria: A vision for the future. Int J Environ Res Public Health 12(7):7752-7776,

DʼAlessio, M., Yoneyama, B., Kirs, M., Kisand, V., and Chittaranjan, R. 2015. Pharmaceutically active compounds: There removal during slow sand filtration and their impact on slow sand fitration bacterial removal. Sci Total Environ 524-525:124-135,

Updyke, E.A., Wang, Z., Sun, S., Connell, C., Kirs, M., Wong, M., and Lu, Y. 2015. Human enteric viruses-potential indicators for enhanced monitoring of recreational water quality. Virol Sin 30(5): 344-353,

Kirs, M., Kearns, E.A., Maga a, S., Lim, D.V., and Fujioka, R.S. 2014. Detection and quantification of microorganisms using a high-volume ultrafiltration concentration method in Hawaii. WQTC Proceedings. New Orleans, Nov 16-19, 2014.