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Steven Foster

Steve Foster


Following graduation from Marshall University I worked as a contractor for the U.S. EPA in Cincinnati, OH as a fisheries biologist. In 2001 I took a full time position as a Limnologist with the Huntington District Army Corps of Engineers Water Quality Section. As a limnologist I am responsible for monitoring the water quality of waterways that are impacted or impact Corps of Engineers projects. I am also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Marshall University where I teach ichthyology every other year.

Research Interests

I am interested in anything water and have worked mostly with fish and benthic macroinvertebrates. I am currently studying the impacts to native mussel populations below maintenance dredging activities on the Ohio River. I am researching the benefits of using dam operations to steer currents away from mussel beds and reduce the impacts of dredge spoils.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 3

Phd Students: 11

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 14

Scientific Publications: 60

Presentations: 116


Contact Information

Tel: (304) 576 - 3033


West Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  2. U.S. Geological Survey
  3. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
  4. West Virginia University
  5. Wildlife Management Institute