MICHAEL S. FOSTER
Specific Research Interests:
The population and community ecology of marine macroalgae. Current Projects: (1) Ecology of rhodolith beds in the Gulf of California; (2) Macrophyte population dynamics in Elkhorn Slough; (3) Long-term dynamics of giant kelp forests in California; (4) The effects of power plant once-through cooling systems on the marine enviroment; (5) The relationships among seaweed population dynamics, demographics and life histories.
Schiel, D.R., Steinbeck, J. and Foster, M.S. 2004. Changes in marine communities over 10 years after an induced rise in seawater temperature. Ecology 85:1833-1839
Clark, R.P., Edwards, M.S. and Foster, M.S. 2004. Effects of shade from multiple kelp canopies on an understory algal assemblage. Marine Ecology Progress Series 267:107-119
Spalding, H., Foster, M.S. and Heine, J. 2003. Composition, distribution, and abundance of deep water (>30 m) macroalgae in central 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 variation and succession in an algal-dominated high-intertidal assemblage. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 289:15-39
Foster, M.S. 2001. Rhodoliths: between rocks and soft places. Journal of Phycology 37:1-9
Frantz, B. Kashgarian, M., Coale, K.H. and Foster, M.S. 2000. Growth rate and potential climate record from a rhodolith using 14C accelerator mass spectrometry. Limnology and Oceanography 45:1773-1777
Foster, M., Riosmena-Rodriguez, R., Steller, D., and Woelkerling, Wm.J. 1997. Living rhodolith beds in the Gulf of California and their significance for paleoenvironmental interpretation, P. 127-139. In: Johnson, M. and Ledesma-Vazquez, J (eds.), Pliocene carbonates and related facies flanking the Gulf of California, Baja California, Mexico. Geological Society of America Special Paper #318, Boulder.