Natural Sciences Department
University of Alaska Southeast
11120 Glacier Highway
Juneau, AK 99801
Stekoll, M.S. (2019). "The seaweed resources of Alaska". Botanica Marina.
Duncan, D.L., M.G. Carls, S.D. Rice, and M.S. Stekoll. (2017). "The toxicity of creosote-treated
wood to Pacific herring embryos and characterization of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
near creosoted pilings in Juneau, Alaska". Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 36(5):1261–1269.
Rothman, M.D., J.J. Bolton, M.S. Stekoll, C.J.T. Boothroyd, F.A. Kemp, and R.J. Anderson.
(2017). "Geographical variation in morphology of the two dominant kelp species, Ecklonia
maxima and Laminaria pallida (Phaeophyceae, Laminariales), on the west coast of Southern
Africa". Journal of Applied Phycology. 29(5):2627–2639.
Conitz, J.M., R. Fagen, and M.S. Stekoll. (2013)." Effects of density and substrate
type on recruitment and growth of Pyropia torta (Rhodophyta) gametophytes". Botanica Marina. 56(5-6):525–533.
Okamoto, D.K., M.S. Stekoll, and G.L. Eckert. (2013). "Coexistence despite recruitment
inhibition of kelps by subtidal algal crusts". Marine Ecology Progress Series. 493:103–112.
- Algal aquaculture
- Algal ecology
- Algal physiology
- Pollution biology
My research has concentrated in both basic and applied aspects of the biology and ecology of marine benthic plants and on the effects of disturbances on this community. My associates and I have investigated the mariculture of kelps and other seaweeds and the effects of harvest and pollution on marine plants. We have also developed techniques for using remote sensing using satellite imagery and drones to map floating kelp beds in Southeast Alaska.
Current Research Projects
- Applied research on kelp mariculture in Alaska
- Development of scalable coastal and offshore macroalgal farming in New England and Alaska
- Morphometrics of Alaria
- Controlling development of gametophytes and sporelings of Saccharina latissima.
- Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Alaska Southeast