FST Published Papers

A selection of publications about faecal source tracking.

Review Articles

Gilpin B, Sinton L, Devane D.
Where is it coming from? Faecal source tracking - the current state of play
NZWWA Journal, March 2008, pages 48-52.

Santo Domingo JW, Bambic DG, Edge, TA, Wuertz S. (external link)
Quo vadis source tracking? Towards astrategic framework for environmental monitoring of fecal pollution.
Water Research. 2007. 41, 3539-3552.

Field KG, Samadpour M. (external link)
Fecal source tracking, the indicator paradigm, and managing water quality.
Water Research. 2007. 41, 3517-3538.

Sinton LW, Finlay RK, Hannah DJ (external link) .
Distinguishing human from animal faecal contamination in water: a review.
New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 1998. 32, 323-348.

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Chemical Methods

Gilpin B, Devane M, Wood D, Chappel A. (external link)
Distinguishing human and possum faeces using faecal sterol analysis. In The Significance of Faecal Indicators in Water.
A Global Perspective. 2012. Edited by Kay D and Fricker C. Royal Society of Chemistry Cambridge.

Derrien M, Jarde E, Gruau G, Pourcher AM, Gourmelon M, Jadas-Hecart A, Pierson Wickmann AC. (external link)
Origin of fecal contamination in waters from contrasted area: Stanols as Microbial Source Tracking markers.
Water Research. 2012. 46, 4009-4016.

Shah VG, Dunstan RH, Geary PM, Coombes P, Roberts TK, Von Nagy-Felsobuki E. (external link)
Evaluating potential applications of faecal sterols in distinguishing sources of faecal contamination from mixed faecal samples.
Water Research. 2007. 41, 3691-3700. 

Shah VG, Dunsta, RH, Geary PM, Coombes P, Roberts TK, Rothkirch T. (external link)
Comparisons of water quality parameters from diverse catchments during dry periods and following rain events.
Water Research. 2007. 41, 3655-3666.

Devane M, Saunders D, Gilpin JB. (external link)
Faecal Sterols and Fluorescent Whiteners as indicator of the source of faecal contamination.
Chemistry in New Zealand. 2006. 70, 74-77.

Managaki S, Takada H, Kim D-M, Horiguchi T, Shiraishi H. (external link)
Three-dimensional distributions of sewage markers in Tokyo Bay water--fluorescent whitening agents (FWAs).
Marine Pollution Bulletin. 2006. 52, 281.

Nash D, Leeming R, Clemow L, Hannah M, Halliwell D, Allen D. (external link)
Quantitative determination of sterols and other alcohols in overland flow from grazing land and possible source materials.
Water Research. 2005. 39, 2964-2978.

Gilpin B, James T, Nourozi F, Saunders D, Scholes P, Savill M. (external link)
The use of chemical and molecular microbial indicators for faecal source identification.
Water Science and Technology. 2003. 47, 39-43.

Gilpin BJ, Gregor JE, Savill MG. (external link)
Identification of the source of faecal pollution in contaminated rivers.
Water Science and Technology. 2002. 46, 9-15.

Gregor J, Garrett N, Gilpin B, Randall C, Saunders D (external link) .
Use of classification and regression tree (CART) analysis with chemical faecal indicators to determine sources of contamination.
New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 2002. 36, 387-398.

Isobe KO, Tarao M, Zakaria MP, Chiem NH, Minh le Y, Takada H. (external link)
Quantitative application of fecal sterols using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry to investigate fecal pollution in tropical waters: western Malaysia and Mekong Delta, Vietnam.
Enviromental Science and Technology. 2002. 36, 4497-4507.

Reeves AD, Patton D. (external link)
Measuring change in sterol input to estuarine sediments.
Physics and Chemistry of the Earth,Part B: Hydrology, Oceans and Atmosphere. 2001. 26, 753.

Leeming R, Bate N, Hewlett R, Nichols PD. (external link)
Discriminating faecal pollution: A case study of stormwater entering Port Phillip Bay, Australia.
Water Science and Technology. 1998. 38, 15-22.

Leeming R, Ball A, Ashbolt N, Nichols P. (external link)
Using faecal sterols from humans and animals to distinguish faecal pollution in receiving waters.
Water Research. 1996. 30, 2893-2900.

Grimault JO, Fernandez P, Bayona JM, Albaiges J. (external link)
Assessment of faecal sterols and ketones as indicators of urban sewage inputs to coastal waters.
Enviromental Science and Technology. 1990. 24, 357-363.

Nishimura M. (external link)
5β-isomers of stanols and stanones as potential markers of sedimentary organic quality and depositional paleoenvironments.
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 1982. 46, 423-432.

McCalley DV, Cooke M, Nickless G. (external link)
Effect of sewage treatment on faecal sterols.
Water Research. 1981. 15, 1019-1025.

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PCR Methods

Devane M, Robson B, Nourozi F, Wood D, Gilpin BJ. (external link)
Distinguishing human and possum faeces using PCR markers.
Journal of Water and Health. 2013. 11, 397-409.

Green HC, Dick LK, Gilpin B, Samadpour M, Field KG. (external link)  
Genetic markers for rapid PCR-based idetification of gull, Canada goose, duck and chicken fecal contamination in water.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 2012. 78, 503-510.

Siefring S, Varma M, Atikovic E, Wymer L, Haugland RA. (external link)
Improved real-time PCR assaysfor the detection of fecal indicator bacteria in surface waters with different instrument and reagent systems.
Journal of Water and Health. 2008. 6, 225-237.

Reischer GH, Kasper DC, Steinborn R, Farnleitner AH, Mach RL. (external link)
A quantitative real-time PCR assay for the highly sensitive and specific detection of human faecal influence in spring water from alarge alpine catchment area.
Letter in Applied Microbiology. 2007. 44, 351-356.

Devane ML, Robson B, Nourozi F, Scholes P, Gilpin BJ. (external link)
A PCR marker for detection in surface waters of faecal pollution derived from ducks.
Water Research. 2007. 41, 3553-3560.

Kildare BJ, Leutenegger CM, McSwain BS, Bambic DG, Rajal VB, Wuertz S. (external link)
16S rRNA-based assays for quantitative detection of universal, human-, cow-, and dog-specific fecal Bacteroidales: a Bayesian approach.
Water Research. 2007. 41, 3701-3715.

Dick LK, Bernhard AE, Brodeur TJ, Santo Domingo JW, Simpson JM, Walters SP, Field KG. (external link)
Host distributions of uncultivated fecal bacteroidales bacteria reveal genetic markers for fecal source identification.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 2005. 71, 3184-3191.

Dick LK, Simonich MT, Field KG. (external link)
Microplate Subtractive Hybridization To Enrich for Bacteroidales Genetic Markers for Fecal Source Identification.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 2005. 71, 3179-3183.

Dick LK, Field KG. (external link)
Rapid Estimation of Numbers of Fecal Bacteroidetes by Use of a Quantitative PCR Assay for 16S rRNA Genes.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 2004. 70, 5695-5697.

Field KG, Bernhard AE, Brodeur TJ. (external link)
Molecular approaches to microbiological monitoring: fecal source detection.
Environmenral Monitoring Assessment. 2003. 81, 313-326.

Field KG, Chern EC, Dick LK, Fuhrman J, Griffith J, Holden PA, LaMontagne MG, Olson B, Simonich MT. (external link)
A comparative study of culture-independent, library-independent genotypic methods of fecal source tracking.
Journal of Water and Health. 2003. 1, 181-194.

Griffith JF, Weisberg SB, McGee CD. (external link)
Evaluation of microbial source tracking methods using mixed fecal sources in aqueous test samples.
Journal of Water and Health. 2003. 1, 141-151.

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Library Methods

Moriarty E, Nourozi F, Robson B, Wood D, Gilpin B. (external link)
Evidence for Growth of Enterococci in Municipal Oxidation Ponds, Obtained Using Antibiotic Resistance Analysis.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 2008. 74, 7204-7210.

Kaneene JB, Miller R, Sayah R, Johnson YJ, Gilliland D, Gardiner JC. (external link)
Considerations when using discriminant function analysis of antimicrobial resistance profiles to identify sources of fecal contamination of surface water in Michigan.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 2007. 73, 2878-2890.

Robinson BJ, Ritter KJ, Ellender RD. (external link)
A statistical appraisal of disproportional versus proportional microbial source tracking libraries.
Journal of Water and Health. 2007. 5, 503-509.

Moore DF, Harwood VJ, Ferguson DM, Lukasik J, Hannah P, Getrich M, Brownell M. (external link)
Evaluation of antibiotic resistance analysis and ribotyping for identification of faecal pollution sources in an urban watershed.
Journal of Applied Microbiology. 2005. 99, 618-628.

Johnson LK, Brown MB, Carruthers EA, Ferguson JA, Dombek PE, Sadowsky MJ. (external link)
Sample Size, Library Composition, and Genotypic Diversity among Natural Populations of Escherichia coli from Different Animals Influence Accuracy of Determining Sources of Fecal Pollution.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 2004. 70, 4478-4485.

Hagedorn C, Crozier JB, Mentz KA, Booth AM, Graves AK, Nelson NJ, Reneau RB. (external link)
Carbon source utilization profiles as a method to identify sources of faecal pollution in water.
Journal of Applied Microbiology. 2003. 94, 792-799.

Harwood VJ, Wiggins B, Hagedorn C, Ellender RD, Gooch J. Kern J, Samadpour M, Chapman ACH, Robinson BJ, Thompson BC. (external link)
Phenotypic library-based microbial source tracking methods: Efficacy in the California collaborative study.
Journal of Water and Health. 2003. 1, 153-166.

Wiggins BA, Cash PW, Creamer WS, Dart SE, Garcia PP, Gerecke TM, Han J, Henry BL, Hoover KB, Johnson EL, Jones KC, McCarthy JG, McDonough JA, Mercer SA, Noto MJ, Park H, Phillips MS, Purner SM, Smith BM, Stevens EN, Varner AK. (external link)
Use of antibiotic resistance analysis for representativeness testing of multiwatershed libraries.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 2003. 69, 3399-3405.

Whitlock JE, Jones DT, Harwood VJ. (external link)
Identification of the sources of fecal coliforms in an urban watershed using antibiotic resistance analysis.
Water Research. 2002. 36, 4273-4282. 

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Other Methods

Ebdon J, Muniesa M, Taylor H. (external link)
The application of a recently isolated strain of Bacteroides (GB-124) to identify human sources of faecal pollution in a temperate river catchment.
Water Research. 2007. 41, 3683-3690.

Payan A, Ebdon J, Taylor H, Gantzer C, Ottoson J, , Papageorgiou GT, Blanch AR, Lucena F, Jofre J, Muniesa M. (external link)
Method for isolation of Bacteroides bacteriophage host strains suitable for tracking sources of fecal pollution in water.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 2005. 71, 5659-5662.

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