Scientific publications




Lykkebo Petersen, K., Heck, N., Reguero, B. G., Potts, D., Hovagimian, A., Paytan, A. Biological and physical effects of brine discharge from Carlsbad Desalination Plant and implications to future desalination plant constructions. Water (11). 2019.



Lykkebo Petersen, K., Paytan, A, Rahav, E., Levy, O. Silverman, J., Barzel, O., Potts, D., and Bar-Zeev, E. Impact of brine and antiscalant on reef-building corals at the Gulf of Aqaba - Potential effects of desalination plants. Water Research (144), 183-191, 2018.


Heck, N Paytan, A., Potts, D.C., Haddad, B., and Lykkebo Petersen, K. Management preferences and attitudes regarding environmental impacts from seawater desalination: perspectives from a small coastal community. Ocean and Coastal Management (163), 22-29, 2018.


Heck, N., Lykkebo Petersen, K., Haddad, B., Potts, D.C. and Paytan. A. Predictors of coastal stakeholders' knowledge about seawater desalination impacts on marine ecosystems. Science of the Total Environment (639), 785-792, 2018.


Lykkebo Petersen+, K., Frank+, H., Bar-Zeev, E. and Paytan, A. Impacts of seawater desalination on coastal environments. Sustainable Desalination Handbook, 437-463, 2018. Editor: Gnaneswar Gude. Elsevier.



Heck, N., Paytan, A., Potts, D.C., Haddad, B., and Lykkebo Petersen, K. Management priorities for seawater desalination plants in a marine protected area: a multi-criteria analysis. Marine Policy (86), 64-71, 2017.

Master thesis from UC Santa Cruz:

Impacts of Seawater Desalination Brine on Coastal Environments