*A. Refereed Publications (*denotes publication with graduate student, **denotes publication with undergraduate student, TBD = to be determined)
*Gabara SS, Hamilton SL, Edwards MS, Steller DL (2018) Rhodolith structural loss decreases abundance, diversity, and stability of benthic communities at Santa Catalina Island, CA. Marine Ecology Progress Series 595:71-88. pdf.
*Shukla, P. & Edwards, M. (2017) Elevated pCO2 is less detrimental than increased temperature to early development of the giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera (Phaeophyceae, Laminariales). Phycologia Volume 56 (6), 638–648. pdf.
Krumhansl, K. A., Okamoto, D. K., Rassweiler, A., Novak, M., Bolton, J. J., Cavanaugh, K. C., Edwards, M.S. ....& Micheli, F. (2016). Global patterns of kelp forest change over the past half-century. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(48), 13785-13790. pdf.
Drobnitch, S. T., Nickols, K., & Edwards, M. (2016). Abiotic influences on bicarbonate use in the giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera, in the Monterey Bay. Journal of Phycology.
Kim, J. H., Kang, E. J., Edwards, M. S., Lee, K., Jeong, H. J., & Kim, K. Y. (2016). Species-specific responses of temperate macroalgae with different photosynthetic strategies to ocean acidification: a mesocosm study. Algae, 31(3), 243-256. pdf.
Morris MM, Haggerty JM, Papudeshi BN, Vega AA, Edwards MS, Dinsdale EA. Nearshore Pelagic Microbial Community Abundance Affects Recruitment Success of Giant Kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera. Frontiers in Microbiology. 2016. pdf.
*Borras-Chavez, R., Edwards, M. S., Arvizu-Higuera, D. L., Rodríguez-Montesinos, Y. E., Hernández-Carmona, G., & Briceño-Domínguez, D. (2016). Repetitive harvesting of Macrocystis pyrifera (Phaeophyceae) and its effects on chemical constituents of economic value. Botanica Marina, 59(1), 63-71. pdf.
*Kim, JH, E.J. Kang, K. Kim, H.J. Jeong, L. Kitack, M.S. Edwards, M.G. Park, BG. Lee, and K.Y. Kim (2015). Evaluation of carbon flux in vegetative bay based on ecosystem production and CO2 exchange driven by coastal autotrophs. Algae 30: 121-137. pdf.
*Konar, B.K., M.S. Edwards and T. Efird (2015). Local habitat and regional oceanographic influence on fish distribution patterns in the diminishing kelp forests across the Aleutian Archipelago. Environmental Biology of Fishes. 98: 1935-1951. pdf.
Forrest, M.J., M.S. Edwards, R. Rivera and J.R. Jaeger (2015). High prevalence and seasonal persistence of amphibian chytrid fungus infections in the desert-dwelling Amargosa toad, Anaxyrus nelson. Herpetological Conservation and Biology pdf.
*Brown, M.B., M.S. Edwards and K.Y. Kim (2014). Effects of climate change on the physiology of giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera, and grazing by purple urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus. Algae 29: 203-215. pdf.
Konar, B.K., M.S. Edwards and J.A. Estes (2014). Biological interactions maintain the boundaries between kelp forests and urchin barrens in the Aleutian Archipelago. Hydrobiologia 724: 91-107 pdf.
**VanMeter, K. and M.S. Edwards (2013). The effects of grazing on kelp zoospore dispersal potential. Journal of Phycology 49: 896-901. pdf.
*Torres-Moye, G., M.S. Edwards and GC Montaño –Moctezuma (2013). Benthic community studies in kelp forest habitats from the Southern California Bight. Ciencias Marinas 39: 239-252. pdf.
*Jones, C.L., T.W. Anderson and M.S. Edwards (2013). Evaluating eelgrass site quality by the settlement, performance, and survival of a marine fish. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 445: 61-68. pdf.
*Forrest, M.J., J.T. Kulongoski, M.S. Edwards, C.D. Farra and K. Belitz, (2013) Investigation of potential contamination of public water supply wells by hydrothermal waters in Napa and Sonoma Valleys, California. Applied Geochemistry 33: 25-40. pdf.
*Carney, L.T., A.J. Bohonak, M.S. Edwards and F. Alberto (2013). Genetic and experimental evidence for a mixed age, mixed origin bank of kelp microscopic stages in southern California. Ecology 94: 1955-1965. pdf.
Wilmers, C.C., J.A. Estes, M.S. Edwards, K.L. Laidre and B. Konar (2012). Do trophic cascades affect the storage and flux of atmospheric carbon? An analysis of sea otters and kelp forests. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10: 409-415. pdf.
Edwards, M.S. and B.K. Konar (2012). A comparison of dragon kelp, Eualaria fistulosa, (Phaeophyceae) fecundity in urchin barrens and nearby kelp beds throughout the Aleutian Archipelago. Journal of Phycology 48: 897-901. pdf.
*Borras-Chavez, R., M.S. Edwards and J. Vasquez (2012). Testing sustainable management in Northern Chile: harvesting Macrocystis pyrifera (Phaeophyceae, Laminariales). A case study. Journal of Applied Phycology 24: 1655-1665. pdf.
*Dodge, C.A. and M. S. Edwards (2012). Seasonal variation in the effects of food availability on gametogenesis in the purple urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus). Marine Biology 159: 427-433. pdf.
*Evans, L. and M.S. Edwards (2011). Bioaccumulation of Copper and Zinc by the giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera. Algae 26: 265-275. pdf.
*Cie, D and M. Edwards (2011). Vertical distribution of kelp zoospores. Phycologia 50:340-350. pdf.
*Fejtek, S.M., M.S. Edwards, K.Y. Kim (2011). Elk kelp, Pelagophycus porra, distribution limited due to susceptibility of microscopic stages to high light. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 396: 194-201. pdf.
*Carney, L.T. and M.S. Edwards (2010). Role of nutrient fluctuations and delayed development in gametophyte reproduction by Macrocystis pyrifera (Phaeophyceae) in southern California. Journal of Phycology 46:987-996. pdf.
Konar, B., K. Iken, J.J. Cruz-Motta, L. Beneditti-Cicchi, A. Knowlton, G. Pohle, P. Milosavich, M.S. Edwards, T. Trott, E. Kimani, R. Riosmena-Rodriguez, M. Wong, S. Jenkins. A. Silva, I.S. Pinto and Y. Shirayama (2010). Current patterns of macroalgal diversity and biomass in Northern Hemisphere rocky shores. PLOS One 5: e13195. pdf.
Edwards, M.S. and K.Y. Kim (2010). Diurnal variation in photosynthetic performance in giant kelp Macrocystis pyrifera (Phaeophyceae, Laminariales) at different depths as estimated using PAM fluorometry. Aquatic Botany 92: 119-128. pdf.
Konar, B.K., K. Iken and M.S. Edwards (2009) Depth-stratified community zonation patterns on Gulf of Alaska rocky shores. Marine Ecology 30: 63-73. pdf.
Edwards, M.S. and M. Tinker (2009). Monitoring benthic algal communities: a comparison of targeted and coefficient sampling methods. Algae 24:1-10. pdf.
*Cie, D.K. and M.S. Edwards (2008). The effects of high irradiance on the settlement competency and viability of kelp zoospores. Journal of Phycology 44:495-500. pdf.
*Chenolet, H. K. Iken, B. Konar and M. Edwards (2007). Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Echinoderms in Rocky Nearshore Areas of Alaska. The NaGISA World Congress 11:11-28. pdf.
*Matson, P.G. and M.S. Edwards (2007). Effects of ocean temperature on the southern range limits of two understory kelps, Pterygophora californica and Eisenia arborea, at multiple life-stages. Marine Biology 151: 1941-1949. pdf.
Foster, M.S., M.S Edwards, D.C Reed, D.R. Schiel and R.C. Zimmerman (2006). Top-down vs. bottom-up effects in kelp forests. Science 313: 1737-1738. pdf.
Edwards, M.S. and J.A. Estes (2006). Catastrophe, recovery, and range limitation in NE Pacific kelp forests: a large-scale perspective. Marine Ecology Progress Series 320:79-87. pdf.
*Carney, L.C. and M.S. Edwards (2006). Cryptic processes in the sea: a review of delayed development in the microscopic stages of marine macroalgae. Algae 21:161-168. pdf.
*Matson, P.G. and M.S. Edwards (2006). Stipe hollowing in Eisenia arborea: variation across a latitudinal gradient. Phycologia 45:343-348. pdf.
Edwards, M.S. and G. Hernández-Carmona (2005). Delayed recovery of giant kelp near its southern range limit in the North Pacific following El Niño. Marine Biology 147:273-279. pdf.
Edwards, M.S. (2004). Estimating scale dependency in disturbance impacts: El Niños and giant kelp forests in the Northeast Pacific. Oecologia 138: 436-447. pdf.
Clark, R.P., M.S. Edwards and M.S. Foster. (2004). Effects of shade from multiple kelp canopies on an understory algal assemblage. Marine Ecology Progress Series 267: 107-119. pdf.
Graham, M.H. and M.S. Edwards (2001). Statistical significance versus factor fit: estimating the importance of individual factor in ecological analysis of variance. Oikos 93: 505-513. pdf.
Edwards, M.S. (2001). Scale-dependent patterns of community regulation in giant kelp forests. Ph.D. dissertation, University of California Santa Cruz.
Edwards, M. S. (2000). The role of microscopic life-history stages in the persistence of marine macroalgae in seasonally variable environments. Ecology 81(9): 2404-2415. pdf.
Edwards, M.S. (1999). Using in situ substrate sterilization and fluorescence microscopy in studies of microscopic stages of marine macroalgae. Proceedings form the 16th Annual International Seaweeds Symposium. Hydrobiologia 398/399: 253-259. pdf.
Edwards, M.S. (1998). Effects of long-term kelp canopy exclusion on the abundance of the annual alga Desmarestia ligulata. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 228:309-326. pdf.
Edwards, M.S. (1996). Factors affecting the recruitment of the annual alga Desmarestia ligulata along the central California coast. Masters thesis, San Francisco State University. pdf.
Edwards, M.S. and S.D. Connell (2012). “Competition” In: Seaweed Ecophysiology and Ecology. Pgs 135-156. Edited by C. Wiencke and K. Bischof. Published by Springer. pdf
Edwards, M. S. (in press) “Kelp forests” In: Ocean and Coastal Management Special Edition - Blue Carbon. Edited by Terri Young. Published by UNEP-WCMC
Edwards, M.S “Kelp forests”. Book chapter in the Encyclopedia of Oceanography and Marine Science. Published by the Moschovitis Group.