Martha Sutula's profile

Dr. Martha Sutula

Principal Scientist, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project


Dr. Sutula is a Principal Scientist at the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP), where she is head of the Biogeochemistry Department. Dr. Sutula oversees a variety of projects related to eutrophication and harmful algal blooms in streams, estuaries and nearshore waters, monitoring of stormwater and NPDES mass emissions monitoring, watershed and water quality model development, and atmospheric deposition. Dr. Sutula has research experience in a variety of disciplines related to aquatic biogeochemistry and habitat assessment. Her most recent work includes providing technical support to the State Water Resources Control Board for the development of nutrient criteria for California waterbodies, a regional assessment of the extent of eutrophication in Southern California estuaries, studies to quantify the effects of nutrient overenrichment in streams and estuaries, and aquatic resource mapping and assessment. Dr. Sutula works with a variety of regional and statewide work groups on water quality and natural resources issues, such as wetland restoration, regional stormwater monitoring, and TMDL development.