Publications

Books and Book Chapters

  1. 1. MacDonald Gibson, J., A. Brammer, and C. Davidson (eds). 2010. The State of Environmental Health in the United Arab Emirates—2010. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi. 340 pages.
  2. 2. MacDonald Gibson, J., and A. Brammer (eds.). 2009. National Strategy and Action Plan for Environmental Health, United Arab Emirates—2010. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi. 104 pages.
  3. 3. MacDonald, J. A., and C. M. Mendez.  2005. UXO Cleanup Costs:  Implications of Alternative Clearance Protocols.  MG-244-RC.  Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corp.  82 pages.
  4. 4. MacDonald, J. A., D. Knopman, N. Clancy, J. McEver, and H. Willis. 2004. Transferring Army BRAC Lands Containing Unexploded Ordnance: Lessons Learned and Future Options. MG-199-A. Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corp.  161 pages.
  5. 5. MacDonald, J. A., D. K. Knopman, J. R. Lockwood, and G. Cecchine.  2003. Unexploded Ordnance: A Critical Review of Risk Assessment Methods. MR-1674-A. Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corp. 151 pages.
  6. 6. MacDonald, J. A., J. R. Lockwood, and J. McFee.  2003. Research plan for a multi-sensor landmine detector.  Pp. 625-632 in Proceedings, International Conference on Requirements and Technologies for the Detection, Removal and Neutralization of Landmines and UXO, September 15-18, 2003, Brussels, Belgium.  Piscataway, N.J.:  IEEE.  
  7. 7. MacDonald, J. A., J. R. Lockwood, J. McFee, T. Althsuler, T. Broach, L. Carin, R. Harmon, C. Rappaport, W. Scott, and W. Weaver. 2002. Alternatives for Landmine Detection. MR 1608.0-OSTP.  Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corp.  336 pages.
  8. 8. Rittmann, B. E., and J. A. MacDonald.  2000. National Research Council guidance on natural attenuation. Pp. 1-8 in Natural Attenuation Considerations and Case Studies: Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, G. B. Wickramanayake, A. R. Gavaskar, and M. E. Kelley, eds. Columbus, Ohio:  Battelle Press.
  9. 9. MacDonald, J. A. 2000.  Survival Guide for Study Directors. The National Academies, Washington, D.C.  56 pages.
  10. 10. Brown, R. A., J. A. MacDonald, R. G. Luthy, and R. Allen-King.  1998. Technology innovation for sites contaminated with chlorinated solvents, pesticides, and polychlorinated biphenyls. Pp. 39-43 in Designing and Applying Treatment Technologies: Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, G. B. Wickramanayake and R. E. Hinchee, eds. Columbus, Ohio:  Battelle Press.
  11. 11. MacDonald, J. A.           1995.  Spreading the Word: A Guide for Disseminating the Work of the National Academies. Washington, D.C.:  National Academies Press.  27 pages.
  12. 12. MacDonald, J. A., and B. E. Rittmann. 1994.  In situ bioremediation: when does it work? Pp. 209-219 in Innovative Solutions for Contaminated Site Management.  Alexandria, Va.: Water Environment Federation.

Refereed Papers/Articles

  1. 1. Davidson, C., L. H. Krometis, and J. MacDonald Gibson.  In review. Foodborne exposure to pesticides and methylmercury in the United Arab Emirates.  Risk Analysis.
  2. 2. Harder, E., L. Chinery, R. Andrews, J. J. West, and J. MacDonald Gibson.  In review.  Human health effects of climate change in the United Arab Emirates.  Climatic Change.
  3. 3. Johnston, J., and J. MacDonald Gibson. In review. Probabilistic approach to estimating indoor air concentrations of chlorinated volatile organic compounds from contaminated groundwater: a case study in San Antonio, Texas. Environmental Science & Technology.  Approx. 20 manuscript pages.
  4. 4. Harder, E., and J. MacDonald Gibson. In press. The costs and benefits of large-scale solar photovoltaic power production in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Renewable Energy. 10.1016/j.renene.2010.08.006.  8 pages.
  5. 5. Li, Y., J. MacDonald Gibson (corresponding author), P. Jat, G. Puggioni, M. Hasan, J. West, W. Vizuete, K. Sexton, and M. Serre. In press. Burden of disease attributed to anthropogenic air pollution in the United Arab Emirates: estimates based on observed air quality data. Science of the Total Environment. DOI10.1016/j.scitotenv.2010.08.017.  10 pages.
  6. 6. Willis, H., J. MacDonald Gibson (senior author), A. Curtright, J. Hu, S. Olmstead, G. Cecchine, S. Geschwind, and M. Moore. In press. Prioritizing environmental health risks in the UAE. Risk Analysis. DOI: 10.1111/j.1539-6924.2010.01463.x.  15 pages.
  7. 7. MacDonald, J. A., M. J. Small, and M. G. Morgan.  2009.  Quantifying the risks of unexploded ordnance at closed military bases.  Environmental Science & Technology.  43(2):259-265.
  8. 8. MacDonald, J. A., and M. J. Small.  2009.  Statistical analysis of metallic anomaly patterns at former Air Force bombing ranges.  Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment 23(2):203-214.
  9. 9. MacDonald, J. A., M. J. Small, and M. G. Morgan.  2008.  Explosion probability of unexploded ordnance:  expert beliefs.  Risk Analysis 28(4):825-841.
  10. 10. MacDonald, J. A., and M. J. Small.  2006.  Assessing sites contaminated with unexploded ordnance:  Statistical modeling of ordnance spatial distribution.  Environmental Science & Technology 40(3):931-938.
  11. 11. MacDonald, J. A.  2001.  Cleaning up unexploded ordnance.  Environmental Science & Technology 35(17):372A-376A.
  12. 12. MacDonald, J. A.  2000.  Evaluating natural attenuation for groundwater cleanup.  Environmental Science & Technology 34(15):346A-353A.
  13. 13. MacDonald, J. A.  1999.  Cleaning up the nuclear weapons complex.  Environmental Science & Technology 33(15):314A-319A.
  14. 14. Crook, J. C., J. A. MacDonald, and R. R. Trussell.  1999.  Potable reuse of reclaimed wastewater:  new recommendations for quality assurance.  Journal of the American Water Works Association 91(8):40-49.
  15. 15. MacDonald, J. A.  1997.  Hard times for innovative cleanup technology.  Environmental Science & Technology 31(12):560A-563A.
  16. 16. MacDonald, J. A., A. K. Zander, and V. L. Snoeyink.  1997.  Improving service to small communities.  Journal of the American Water Works Association 89(1):58-64.
  17. 17. MacDonald, J. A.  1996.  Freshwater science in need of a boost.  Environmental Science & Technology 30(10):444A-446A.
  18. 18. Rittmann, B. E., B. F. Smets, J. A. MacDonald, and D. A. Stahl.  1995.  Plasmid transfer for enhancing degradation capabilities.  Environmental Health Perspectives 103(5):113-115.
  19. 19. MacDonald, J. A., and M. C. Kavanaugh.  1994.  Restoring contaminated groundwater:  an achievable goal?  Environmental Science & Technology 28(8):362A-368A.
  20. 20. MacDonald, J. A., and B. E. Rittmann.  1993.  Performance standards for in situ bioremediation.  Environ­mental Science & Technology 27(1):1974-1979.
  21. 21. MacDonald, J. A., B. F. Smets, and B. E. Rittmann.  1992.  The effects of energy availability on the conjugative-transfer kinetics of plasmid RP4.  Water Research 26(4):461-468.

Refereed Unpublished Papers Presented Orally

  1. 1. MacDonald, J. A. 2009. Applying tools of risk analysis to the development of a national environmental strategy for the United Arab Emirates. Presented at Risk Analysis: The Evolution of a Science, 2009 Annual Meeting, Society for Risk Analysis, Baltimore, Md.
  2. 2. MacDonald, J. A. 2007. New model for quantitative risk assessment at UXO sites. Presented at UXO/Countermine Forum, August, Orlando, Fla.
  3. 3. MacDonald, J. A. 2007. Expert prediction of UXO explosion probability. Presented at UXO/Countermine Forum, August, Orlando, Fla.
  4. 4. MacDonald, J. A. 2007. Statistical models for UXO pattern recognition. Presented at UXO/Countermine Forum, August, Orlando, Fla.
  5. 5. MacDonald, J. A. 2006. Assessing risks of land contaminated with unexploded ordnance. Presented at Society for Risk Analysis Annual Conference, December, Baltimore, Md.
  6. 6. MacDonald, J. A. 2003. How much risk is too much? Assessing risks of unexploded ordnance. Presented at Annual Meeting of the Society for Risk Analysis, Baltimore, Md., December.
  7. 7. MacDonald, J. A. 2002. UXO and explosives contamination at domestic military installations:  overview of the problem and issues of concern. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, November 16-20, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  8. 8. MacDonald, J. A., D. K. Knopman, J. R. Lockwood, and G. Cecchine. 2002. Improving methods for UXO risk assessment. In Proceedings, UXO/Countermine Forum, September 3-6, 2002, Orlando, FL.  Washington, D.C.: Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board.
  9. 9. MacDonald, J. A. 2000. When is natural attenuation the right choice? Presented at Tenth Annual West Coast Conference on Contaminated Soils and Groundwater, Association for the Environmental Health of Soils, March 20-23, San Diego, California.
  10. 10. MacDonald, J. A. 1999. Natural attenuation for groundwater remediation: key questions raised in the National Research Council study. Presented at Remediation of Subsurface Contaminants: The Meaning and Measures of Success, National Ground Water Association 1999 Theis Conference, November 12-15, Amelia Island, Florida
  11. 11. MacDonald, J. A. 1999. Keynote address: deploying subsurface barrier technologies – examining the market. Presented at IBC Subsurface Barrier Technologies Conference, February 1, Scottsdale, Arizona.
  12. 12. MacDonald, J. A., and D. M. Syrrist. 1997. Technology transfer for site remediation – National Research Council report. Presented at Technology Transfer Conference VI, EPA Hazardous Substances Research Centers, October 5-7, Mt. Hood, Oregon.
  13. 13. MacDonald, J. A., D. M. Syrrist, R. L. Luthy, A. Rappaport, P. S. C. Rao, R. A. Brown, and J. Kingscott. 1997. Expanding market potential for innovative remediation technologies. Workshop held in conjunction with IBC’s Second Annual Conference on Innovative Remediation Technologies, July 21-23, Boston.
  14. 14. MacDonald, J. A., and V. L. Snoeyink. 1997. Safe water from every tap: recommendations from the National Research Council. Presented at American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exhibition, June 15-19, Atlanta.
  15. 15. Snoeyink, V. L., and J. A. MacDonald. 1996. Recommendations of the National Research Council’s Committee on Small Water Supply Systems. Presented at New Directions for the Drinking Water Program: Association of State Drinking Water Administrators Eleventh Annual Conference, October 14-17, La Jolla, California.

Unrefereed Articles

  1. 1. MacDonald, J. A., and P. S. Rao. 1998. Cleanup technologies: strengthening the soil and groundwater markets. Water Environment & Technology 10(1):44-49.
  2. 2. MacDonald, J. A., and P. S. Rao. 1997. Shift needed to allow market for innovative technologies. Soil & Groundwater Cleanup (August/September):19-25.
  3. 3. MacDonald, J. A. 1997. When doors are closed at the NRC. Science 277.
  4. 4. MacDonald, J. A., and M. C. Kavanaugh. 1995. Superfund: the cleanup standard debate. Water Environment & Technology.
  5. 5. MacDonald, J. A. 1994. Germ warfare: Are the microbial marvels of in-place bioremediation just another marketing scam, or an untapped cure-all for industrial cleanup in the 21st century?  Garbage: The Practical Journal for the Environment (Fall):52-57.
  6. 6. MacDonald, J. A. 1994. In situ bioremediation. Industrial Wastewater (November/December):32-38.
  7. 7. Rittmann, B. E., and J. A. MacDonald. 1993. Improving the image of bioremediation. Water Quality International 1993(4):27-29.
  8. 8. MacDonald, J. A. 1991. Home water purifiers: how to make a rational purchase. Garbage: The Practical Journal for the Environment March/April:31-35.
  9. 9. MacDonald, J. A. 1990. Mining recyclables from our garbage. Garbage: The Practical Journal for the Environment September/October:16-18.
  10. 10. MacDonald, J. A. 1990. Bioengineering clean water. Illinois Technograph 105(3):8-10.
  11. 11. MacDonald, J. A. 1985. Urbana renewal. The Old-House Journal XIII(5):137-140.

Unrefereed Presentations

  1. 1. MacDonald Gibson, J. 2010. An environmental health assessment and strategic plan for North Carolina. Presented to the Health and Wellness Trust, February 10, Raleigh.
  2. 2. MacDonald Gibson, J. 2010. Reducing the environmental burden of disease in the United Arab Emirates and in North Carolina. Presented to the NC Department of
  3. 3. Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and NC Department of Health and Human Services, January 25, Raleigh, DENR.
  4. 4. MacDonald Gibson, J. 2010. Seeing the forest through the trees: how UNC prioritized environmental health risks in the United Arab Emirates. Presented to the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, January 20, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.
  5. 5. MacDonald Gibson, J. 2010. An environmental health assessment and strategic plan for North Carolina. Presented to the NC Public Health Partnership, January 14, Research Triangle Park.
  6. 6. MacDonald Gibson, J. 2009. UAE national strategy and action plan for environmental health. Presented to NC state representative Verla Insko and NC state senator William Purcell, October 28, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.
  7. 7. MacDonald Gibson, J. 2009. UAE national strategy and action plan for environmental health. Presented to His Excellency Mohammed Ahmed Al Bowardi, Secretary General, Abu Dhabi Executive Council, October 2, Abu Dhabi Executive Council.
  8. 8. MacDonald Gibson, J. 2009. UAE national strategy and action plan for environmental health. Presented to Steering Committee, UAE Environmental Health Strategy Project, October 1, Abu Dhabi.
  9. 9. MacDonald Gibson, J. 2009. Developing quantitative risk assessment methods to inform environmental decisions. Presented at monthly researchers’ lunch with the dean, July 8, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.
  10. 10. MacDonald, J. A.  2009. Applying EPP tools to the development of an environmental strategy for a nation:  the United Arab Emirates.  Presented to Carnegie Mellon University Department of Engineering and Public Policy, May, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  11. 11. MacDonald, J. A.  2009.  Developing a national environmental strategy for the United Arab Emirates.  Presented to Duke Environmental Alliance, Duke University, April, Durham, N.C.
  12. 12. MacDonald, J. A.  2009.  Keynote address:  developing a national strategy and action plan for environmental health in the United Arab Emirates.  Presented at International Conference on Environmental Health, March, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
  13. 13. MacDonald, J. A.  2009.  Development of a strategic plan for environmental health using UNC’s United Arab Emirates model.  Presented to North Carolina Institute of Medicine, Task Force on Prevention, January, Cary, N.C.
  14. 14. MacDonald, J. A. 2007. Statistical models for UXO pattern recognition. Presented to Advisory Board of the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, November, Arlington, Va.
  15. 15. MacDonald, J. A. 2007. Patterns of metallic anomalies at sites contaminated with unexploded military ordnance: analysis techniques and policy implications. Invited seminar, September, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
  16. 16. MacDonald, J. A. 2007. Assessing risks of land contaminated with unexploded ordnance. Invited seminar, March 27, Arizona State University, Tempe.
  17. 17. MacDonald, J. A. 2005. Explosion risks and costs of unexploded ordnance at closed military bases. Presented to the U.S. House of Representatives Caucus on Unexploded Ordnance, October 25, Washington, D.C.
  18. 18. MacDonald, J. A. 2005. RAND research on unexploded ordnance: key findings and recommendations. Presented to the U.S. House of Representatives Caucus on Unexploded Ordnance, September 27, Washington, D.C.
  19. 19. MacDonald, J. A. 2002. Removing war’s lethal legacy: technological solutions to the global landmine problem. Presented to the RAND Corp. Board of Directors, Arlington, Va.
  20. 20. MacDonald, J. A. 2001. UXO risk assessment methods: critical review. Presented to the Defense Science Board Task Force on Unexploded Ordnance, Arlington, Va.
  21. 21. MacDonald, J. A. 2000. Natural attenuation for groundwater remediation. Presented to the Site Technology Coordination Group, U.S. Department of Energy Savannah River Operations, July 31, Savannah River Site, Aiken, South Carolina.
  22. 22. MacDonald, J. A. 2000. When is natural attenuation the right choice? Presented at EPA Groundwater Forum Semi-Annual Meeting, April 25-28, Washington, D.C.
  23. 23. MacDonald, J. A. 1998. Markets for permeable reactive barriers and other innovative remediation technologies: National Research Council’s Findings. Presented at Remediation Technologies Development Forum Permeable Reactive Barriers Action Team Meeting, November 17, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
  24. 24. MacDonald, J. A. 1998. Innovations in ground water and soil cleanup: removing market barriers to new technologies. Presented at the Biotechnology Research Institute, National Research Council Canada, Montreal, March 27.
  25. 25. MacDonald, J. A. 1998. National Research Council’s Water Science and Technology Board: communicating technical advice to decisionmakers. Presented to the Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board Environmental Engineering Committee, July 23, Washington, D.C.
  26. 26. MacDonald, J. A. 1997. Innovations in Ground Water and Soil Cleanup: From Concept to Commercialization -- overview of the NRC report and discussion of specific recommendations. Presented at Meeting of the Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable Cost and Performance Work Group, November 19, Rosslyn, Virginia.
  27. 27. MacDonald, J. A. 1997. Status of innovative remediation technologies. Presented at 1997 Remediation Technologies Development Forum Meeting, October 15-17, Evanston, Illinois.
  28. 28. MacDonald, J. A. 1997. Constraints on ground water protection and cleanup. Presented at Resource Conservation and Recovery Act: How to Improve the Clean-up Process, organized by the Progressive Foundation, July 25, Washington, D. C.
  29. 29. MacDonald, J. A. 1996. National Research Council report on small systems. Presented to the National Drinking Water Advisory Council, November 14, Washington, D.C.
  30. 30. MacDonald, J. A. 1996. Presentation and discussion of the report “Safe Water From Every Tap: Improving Water Service to Small Communities.” Presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows Seminar, September 17, Washington, D.C.

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Gillings School of Public Health
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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