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.
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.