Foster Marine

Michael Foster

Specific Analysis Interests:

The population and neighborhood ecology of marine macroalgae. Present tasks: (1) Ecology of rhodolith bedrooms inside Gulf of Ca; (2) Macrophyte population characteristics in Elkhorn Slough; (3) Long-term characteristics of huge kelp woodlands in Ca; (4) The effects of power plant once-through cooling systems regarding marine enviroment; (5) The interactions among seaweed populace dynamics, demographics and life histories.

Selected Publications:

Schiel, D.R., Steinbeck, J. and Foster, M.S. 2004. Changes in marine communities over ten years after an induced boost in seawater heat. Ecology 85:1833-1839

Clark, R.P., Edwards, M.S. and Foster, M.S. 2004. Ramifications of shade from multiple kelp canopies on an understory algal assemblage. Aquatic Ecology Progress Series 267:107-119

Spalding, H., Foster, M.S. and Heine, J. 2003. Composition, circulation, and abundance of deep water (>30 m) macroalgae in main California. Journal of Phycology 39:273-284

Foster, M.S., Nigg, E.W., Kiguchi, L.M., Hardin, D.D. and Pearse, J.S. 2003. Temporal difference and succession in an algal-dominated high-intertidal assemblage. Journal of Experimental aquatic Biology and Ecology 289:15-39

Foster, M.S. 2001. Rhodoliths: between stones and soft locations. Journal of Phycology 37:1-9

Frantz, B. Kashgarian, M., Coale, K.H. and Foster, M.S. 2000. Development rate and potential environment record from a rhodolith utilizing 14C accelerator size spectrometry. Limnology and Oceanography 45:1773-1777

Foster, M., Riosmena-Rodriguez, R., Steller, D., and Woelkerling, Wm.J. 1997. Residing rhodolith bedrooms inside Gulf of California and their value for paleoenvironmental explanation, P. 127-139. In: Johnson, M. and Ledesma-Vazquez, J (eds.), Pliocene carbonates and associated facies flanking the Gulf of Ca, Baja California, Mexico. Geological Community of The United States Specialized Paper #318, Boulder.

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