Gregory D. Foster

Senior Fellow, PERECFoster

Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Aquatic chemistry and geochemistry; Environmental analytical chemistry

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  • Source apportionment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in aquatic sediments
  • Organic matter geochemistry and geospatial analysis of pollutant emissions in air and water
  • Bioaccumulation risk and environmental health of pharma chemicals and xenoestrogens in Chesapeake Bay fisheries

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Email: gfoster@gmu.edu
Website: http://osf1.gmu.edu/~gfoster/

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Foster, G, Walls C, McEachern, PR, Huff, TB, McBride, R (2019) Sedimentary profiles of pollution marker chemicals along a large tributary of Chesapeake Bay (mid-Atlantic USA). J Soils Sediments 19(3), 1511-1526. DOI: 10.1007/s11368-018-2157-2

Barboza LG, João F, Booth AM, Vieira LR, Masura J, Baker J, Foster G, Guilhermino L (2018) Marine Pollution by Microplastics: Environmental Contamination, Biological Effects, and Research Challenges, In Charles Sheppard (Ed.) World Seas: An Environmental Evaluation, 2nd Edition, Volume III: Ecological Issues and Environmental Impacts, Elsevier Publishers. DOI. 10.1016/B978-0-12-805052-1.00020-6

Arya, G., S. Tadayon, J. Sadighian, J. Jones, K. de Mutsert, T. Huff and G. Foster (2017) Pharmaceutical chemicals, steroids and xenoestrogens in water, sediments and fish from the tidal freshwater Potomac River (Virginia, USA). J. Environ. Sci. Health. A 52, 686-696.

Huff, T. and G.D. Foster (2011)  Parts-per-trillion LC-MS(Q) analysis of herbicides and transformation products in water.  J. Environ. Sci. Health. B46, 1-12

Foster, G.D., and V. Cui. 2008. PAHs and PCBs deposited in surficial sediments along a rural to urban transect in a Mid-Atlantic coastal river basin (USA). Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A: Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering 43:1333. doi:10.1080/10934520802231941.

Shala, L. and G.D. Foster (2010) Surface Water Concentrations and Loading Budgets of Pharmaceuticals and Other Domestic-Use Chemicals in an Urban Watershed (Washington, DC, USA).  Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 58, 551-561

Hwang, H., and G.D. Foster. 2006. Characterization of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in urban stormwater runoff flowing into the tidal Anacostia River, Washington, DC, USA. Environmental Pollution 140:416-426. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2005.08.003.

Crimmins, B.S., P.D. Brown, D.P. Kelso, and G.D. Foster. 2002. Bioaccumulation of PCBs in Aquatic Biota from a Tidal Freshwater Marsh Ecosystem. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 42:396-404. doi: 10.1007/s00244-001-0047-9.

Foster, G.D., E.C. Roberts, B. Gruessner, and D.J. Velinsky. 2000. Hydrogeochemistry and transport of organic contaminants in an urban watershed of Chesapeake Bay (USA). Applied Geochemistry 15:901-915. doi: 10.1016/S0883-2927(99)00107-9.

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Jones, R.C., K. de Mutsert, G.D. Foster. 2014. An Ecological Study of Hunting Creek 2013, Final Report. 123 pp.

Huff, T. and G.D. Foster (2011) Parts-per-trillion LC-MS(Q) analysis of herbicides and transformation products in water. J. Environ. Sci. Health. B46, 1-12.

Shala, L. and G.D. Foster (2010) Surface Water Concentrations and Loading Budgets of Pharmaceuticals and Other Domestic-Use Chemicals in an Urban Watershed (Washington, DC, USA).Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 58, 551-561.

Huang, X., G.D. Foster, R.V. Honeychuck and J.A. Schreifels (2009) The maximum of phosphate adsorption at pH 4.0: Why it appears on aluminum oxides by not iron oxides. Langmuir 25, 4450-4461.

Hwang, H., and G.D. Foster. 2008. Polychlorinated biphenyls in stormwater runoff entering the tidal Anacostia River, Washington, DC, through small urban catchments and combined sewer outfalls. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A: Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering 43:567. doi: 10.1080/10934520801893527.

Foster, G.D., and V. Cui. 2008. PAHs and PCBs deposited in surficial sediments along a rural to urban transect in a Mid-Atlantic coastal river basin (USA). Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A: Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering 43:1333. doi:10.1080/10934520802231941.

Hartzell, J., F. Aunon, L. Buchman, and G.D. Foster. 2008. Determination of inorganic phosphate sorption to iron as a function of mineral crystallinity, salinity, and depth in estuarine sediments based on and HCl extraction method. Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research 7:35-39.

Arikan, O.A., L.J. Sikora, W. Mulbry, S.U. Khan, and G.D. Foster. 2007. Composting rapidly reduces levels of extractable oxytetracycline in manure from therapeutically treated beef calves. Bioresource Technology 98:169-176. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2005.10.041.

Singh, S. B., G.D. Foster and S.U. Khan (2007) Determination of thiophanate methyl and carbendazim residues in vegetable samples using microwave-assisted extraction. J. Chromatogr. A 1148, 152-157.

Arikan, O.A., L.J. Sikora, W. Mulbry, S.U. Khan, C. Rice, and G.D. Foster. 2006. The fate and effect of oxytetracycline during the anaerobic digestion of manure from therapeutically treated calves. Process Biochemistry 41:1637-1643. doi: 10.1016/j.procbio.2006.03.010.

Hwang, H., and G.D. Foster. 2006. Characterization of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in urban stormwater runoff flowing into the tidal Anacostia River, Washington, DC, USA. Environmental Pollution 140:416-426. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2005.08.003.

Thomas, P.M., and G.D. Foster. 2005. Tracking acidic pharmaceuticals, caffeine, and triclosan through the wastewater treatment process. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 24:25-30. doi: 10.1897/04-144R.1.

Thomas, P.M., and G.D. Foster. 2004. Determination of Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs, Caffeine, and Triclosan in Wastewaterby Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A: Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering 39:1969-1978. doi: 10.1081/ESE-120039368.

Foster, G.D., C.V. Miller, T.B. Huff, and E. Roberts. 2003. Pesticides, Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, and Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Transport in Two Atlantic Coastal Plain Tributaries and Loadings to Chesapeake Bay. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A: Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering 38:1177-2000. doi: 10.1081/ESE-120021119.

Miller, C.V., G.D. Foster, and B.F. Majedi. 2003. Baseflow and stormflow metal fluxes from two small agricultural catchments in the Coastal Plain of the Chesapeake Bay Basin, United States. Applied Geochemistry 18:483-501. doi: 10.1016/S0883-2927(02)00103-8.

Crimmins, B.S., P.D. Brown, D.P. Kelso, and G.D. Foster. 2002. Bioaccumulation of PCBs in Aquatic Biota from a Tidal Freshwater Marsh Ecosystem. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 42:396-404. doi: 10.1007/s00244-001-0047-9.

Foster, G.D., and K. Lippa. 2000. Watershed fluxes of pesticides to Chesapeake Bay. Pages 115-125 inIn T. R. Steinheimer, L.J. Ross, and T.D. Spittler and (Eds.), Agrochemical Movement: Perspective and Scale of Study. American Chemical Society Symposium Series 751, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC.

Foster, G.D., K. Lippa, and C. Miller. 2000. Seasonal concentrations of organic contaminants at the fall line of the Susquehanna River basin and estimated fluxes to northern Chesapeake Bay. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 19:99-1001.

Foster, G.D., E.C. Roberts, B. Gruessner, and D.J. Velinsky. 2000. Hydrogeochemistry and transport of organic contaminants in an urban watershed of Chesapeake Bay (USA). Applied Geochemistry 15:901-915. doi: 10.1016/S0883-2927(99)00107-9.

Foster, G.D., and K.A. Lippa. 1996. Fluvial Loadings of Selected Organonitrogen and Organophosphorus Pesticides to Chesapeake Bay. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry44:2447-2454. doi: 10.1021/jf950122o.

Godfrey, J.T., and G.D. Foster. 1996. Kalman Filter Method for Estimating Organic Contaminant Concentrations in Major Chesapeake Bay Tributaries. Environmental Science & Technology 30:2312-2317. doi: 10.1021/es9506824.

Hopple, J.A., and G.D. Foster. 1996. Hydrophobic organochlorine compounds sequestered in submersed aquatic macrophytes (Hydrilla verticillata (L.F.) Royle) from the tidal Potomac River (USA). Environmental Pollution 94:39-46. doi: 10.1016/S0269-7491(96)00097-8.

Godfrey, J.T., and G.D. Foster. 1995. Prediction of organic concentrations using remote imaging and related parameters. Pages 346-353 in Proceedings of GIS/LIS ’95 Annual Conference and Exposition, Nashville, TN, Nov. 14-16, 1995.

Godfrey, J.T., G.D. Foster, and K.A. Lippa. 1995. Estimated Annual Loads of Selected Organic Contaminants to Chesapeake Bay via a Major Tributary. Environmental Science & Technology29:2059-2064. doi: 10.1021/es00008a027.

McEachern, P.R., and G.D. Foster. 1993. Supercritical fluid extraction of synthetic organochlorine compounds in submerged aquatic plants. Journal of Chromatography A 632:119-125. doi:10.1016/0021-9673(93)80034-6.

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