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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Sam Testa (Sam)

Biologist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Diazinon and permethrin mitigation across a grass-wetland buffer - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moore, M.T., Kroger, R., Locke, M.A., Lizotte Jr, R.E., Testa Iii, S., Cooper, C.M. 2014. Diazinon and permethrin mitigation across a grass-wetland buffer. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 93(5):574-579.
Influence of varying nutrient and pesticide mixtures on abatement efficiency using a vegetated free water surface constructed wetland mesocosm Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lizotte Jr, R.E., Locke, M.A., Testa III, S. 2014. Influence of varying nutrient and pesticide mixtures on abatement efficiency using a vegetated free water surface constructed wetland mesocosm. Chemistry and Ecology. 30(3):280-294.
Responses of phytoplankton and Hyalella azteca to agrichemical mixtures in a constructed wetland mesocosms - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lizotte Jr, R.E., Testa III, S., Locke, M.A., Steinriede Jr, R.W. 2013. Responses of phytoplankton and Hyalella azteca to agrichemical mixtures in a constructed wetland mesocosms. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 65:474-485.
Conservation management in cotton production: long-term soil biological, chemical, and physical changes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Locke, M.A., Zablotowicz, R.M., Steinriede Jr., R.W., Testa III, S., Reddy, K.N. 2013. Conservation management in cotton production: long-term soil biological, chemical, and physical changes. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 77:974-984.
Effects of a simulated agricultural runoff event on sediment toxicity in a managed backwater wetland Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lizotte Jr, R.E., Shields Jr, F.D., Testa III, S. 2012. Effects of a simulated agricultural runoff event on sediment toxicity in a managed backwater wetland. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution. 223:5375-5389.
Interactions of tillage and cover crop on runoff water quality from glyphosate-resistant cotton systems - (Abstract Only) - (27-Jun-11)
Water quality monitoring of an agricultural watershed lake: the effectiveness of agricultural best management practices Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Lizotte Jr, R.E., Knight, S.S., Locke, M.A., Steinriede Jr, R.W., Testa III, S., Bryant, C.T. 2012. Water quality monitoring of an agricultural watershed lake: the effectiveness of agricultural best management practices. pp. 283-294. In: Hernandez, S., and Brebbia, C.A. (eds.), Design and Nature IV: Comparing Design in Nature with Science and Engineering. WIT Transactions in Ecology and the Environment Series, Volume 160, 332 pp. WIT Press, UK.
Effects of artificial flooding on water quality of a floodplain backwater - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lizotte Jr, R.E., Shields Jr, F.D., Knight, S.S., Cooper, C.M., Testa III, S., Bryant, C.T. 2012. Effects of artificial flooding on water quality of a floodplain backwater. River Research and Applications. 28:1644-1657. DOI: 10.1002/44a.1553.
Water quality and ecology research in the Mississippi Delta - (Abstract Only) - (13-Aug-10)
Macroinvertebrate response to stream restoration by large wood addition Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Testa III, S., Shields Jr., F.D., Cooper, C.M. 2011. Macroinvertebrate response to stream restoration by large wood addition. Ecohydrology. 4:631-643. DOI:10.1002/eco.146.
Management of an Abandoned River Channel Wetland for Mitigation of Nonpoint Source Pollution - (Proceedings)
Shields Jr, F.D., Wilson, C.N., Bryant, C.T., and Testa III, S. 2010. Management of an Abandoned River Channel Wetland for Mitigation of Nonpoint Source Pollution. Proceedings, 2009 Mississippi Water Resources Research Conference, Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute, Mississippi State, Mississippi, pp. 103-113.
Nutrient mitigation capacity in Mississippi Delta, USA drainage ditches - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moore, M.T., Kroger, R., Locke, M.A., Cullum, R.F., Steinriede Jr., R.W., Testa III, S., Lizotte Jr., R.E., Bryant, C.T., Cooper, C.M. 2010. Nutrient mitigation capacity in Mississippi Delta, USA drainage ditches. Environmental Pollution. 158(1):175-184. DOI 10.1016/j.envpol.2009.07.024.
Evaluating the influence of wetland vegetation on chemical residence time in Mississippi Delta drainage ditches - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kroger, R., Moore, M.T., Locke, M.A., Cullum, R.F., Steinriede Jr, R.W., Testa III, S., Bryant, C.T., Cooper, C.M. 2009. Evaluating the influence of wetland vegetation on chemical residence time in Mississippi Delta drainage ditches. Agricultural Water Management, 96: 1175-1179.
Nitrogen and Phosphorus Levels in the Yazoo River Basin, Mississippi - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shields Jr., F.D., Testa III, S., Cooper, C.M. 2009. Nitrogen and Phosphorus Levels in the Yazoo River Basin, Mississippi. Journal of Ecohydrology. 2(3): 270-278. DOI: 10.1002/eco.49 [online].
Nutrient levels in the Yazoo River Basin - (Proceedings)
Shields Jr, F.D., Testa III, S., Cooper, C.M. 2011. Nutrient levels in the Yazoo River Basin. In: Proceedings of the conference "Fifty Years of Soil & Water Research in a Changing Agricultural Environment". National Sedimentation Laboratory, September 2-5, 2008. Oxford, Mississippi. CD-ROM.
Plants of the Coldwater River, Mississippi, Usa: Community Records Along the Hydrologic Gradient in the Loess Hills - (Abstract Only)
Cooper, C.M., Huneycutt, M.B., Testa III, S. 2005. Plants of the Coldwater River, Mississippi, USA: Community records along the hydrologic gradient in the loess hills. 35th Annual Mississippi Water Resources Research Conference. p. 7.
Constructed Wetlands: An Edge-of-Field Management Practice for Reduction of Coliform - (Proceedings)
Cooper, C.M., Knight, S.S., Testa III, S. 2004. Constructed wetlands: An edge-of-field management practice for reduction of coliform. Mississippi Water Resources Research Conference Proceedings. p. 25-30.
Plants of the Coldwater River, Mississippi, Usa: Community Records Along the Hydrologic Gradient in the Loess Hills - (Proceedings)
Cooper, C.M., Huneycutt, M.B., Testa Iii, S. 2004. Plants of the coldwater river, mississippi, usa: community records along the hydrologic gradient in the loess hills. Mississippi Water Resources Research Conference Proceedings. April 20, 2004.
Agricultural Treatment Wetlands: Tons of Prevention, Cohorts of Cure - (Abstract Only)
Cooper, C.M., Moore, M.T., Testa III, S., Smith Jr., S. 2004. Agricultural treatment wetlands: Tons of prevention, cohorts of cure [abstract]. Society of Wetland Scientists. Charting the Future: A Quarter Century of Lessons Learned. p. 193.
Rehabilitation of a Severely Damaged Stream Channel with Large Woody Debris Structures: Macroinvertebrate Community Response - (Abstract Only)
Cooper, C.M., Testa III, S., Shields Jr., F.D. 2004. Rehabilitation of a severely damaged stream channel with large woody debris structures: Macroinvertebrate community response. North American Benthological Society Bulletin. 21(1):360.
Use of Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers to Describe Velocity Distributions at the Reach Scale - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shields Jr, F.D., Knight, S.S., Testa Iii, S., Cooper, C.M. 2003. USE OF ACOUSTIC DOPPLER CURRENT PROFILERS TO DESCRIBE VELOCITY DISTRIBUTIONS AT THE REACH SCALE. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 39(6):1397-1408.2003.
Fish Tissue Contamination in Regions of the Yalobusha River and Grenada Reservoir Watershed - (Proceedings)
Cooper, C.M., Testa III, S., Knight, S.S., Welch, T.D. 2003. Fish Tissue Contamination in Regions of the Yalobusha River and Grenada Reservoir Watershed. Mississippi Water Resources Research Conference Proceedings. Mississippi Water Resources Research - Geo Resources Institute, Mississippi State University, pp. 57-67. CD-ROM.
Distribution and Concentrations of Metals and Pcbs in Fish Tissue from a Large Mississippi Flood Control Reservoir and Its Watershed Streams - (Abstract Only)
COOPER, C.M., KNIGHT, S.S., TESTA III, S., WELCH, T.D. DISTRIBUTION AND CONCENTRATIONS OF METALS AND PCBS IN FISH TISSUE FROM A LARGE MISSISSIPPI FLOOD CONTROL RESERVOIR AND ITS WATERSHED STREAMS. NORTH AMERICAN BENTHOLOGICAL SOCIETY BULLETIN. 2003. v. 20(1). p. 346.
Reducing Agricultural Non-Point Source Contaminations: Evolving Concepts on Use of Wetland Vegetation from Ars/cooperator Research - (Abstract Only)
Cooper, C.M., Moore, M.T., Smith Jr, S., Testa III, S., Knight, S.S. 2003. Reducing agricultural non-point source contaminations: evolving concepts on use of wetland vegetation from ARS/cooperator research. Proceedings of the 5th Science And Sustainability Conference for the University of Mississippi Field Station and Center for Water Wetland Resources. Publication No. 19. no page numbers.
Contaminant Results from Agriculture and Drainage Changes on a Flood Control Reservoir in Mississippi, Usa - (Abstract Only) - (15-Sep-02)
Invertebrate Community Dynamics During a Stream Rehabilitation Exercise - (Abstract Only)
COOPER, C.M., TESTA III, S. INVERTEBRATE COMMUNITY DYNAMICS DURING A STREAM REHABILITATION EXERCISE. AMERICAN WATER RESOURCES ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS. 2002. ABSTRACT P. 252.
Sustainability of Reservoirs; Remedy Or Environemental Risk? a Case Study - (Abstract Only) - (01-Jun-01)
Grenada Reservoir, Mississippi: Flood Control, Sediment and Reservoir Dynamics - (Proceedings) - (15-Dec-00)
Examination of Revised Rapid Bioassessment Protocols (Rbp) in a Watershed Disturbed by Channel Incision - (Abstract Only) - (30-Sep-99)
Sediment Retention and Water Quality Enhancement in Disturbed Watersheds - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-Mar-99)
Stream Restoration: Response of Benthos to Engineered Stable Riffle/pool Habitat - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (03-Jan-99)
Preliminary Assessment of the Water Quality, Biological Habitat, and Bioticcommunities of the Yalobusha River Watershed - (Other) - (01-Aug-98)
A Constructed Bulrush Wetland for Treatment of Cattle Waste - (Proceedings) - (01-Jun-97)
A Constructed Wetland System for Treating Agricultural Waste - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-Jun-97)
Three Years of Invertebrate Response to Rehabilitation Efforts Creating Physical Habitat Changes in An Incised Unstable Stream - (Abstract Only) - (01-May-97)
Invertebrate Response to Physical Habtat Changes Resulting from Rehabilitation Efforts in An Incised Unstable Stream - (Proceedings) - (30-Mar-97)
Assessment of a Constructed Bulrush Wetland for Treatment of Cattle Waste: 1991-1994 - (Other) - (20-Jan-96)
Last Modified: 4/30/2013
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