Ph.D. 1999 University of Toledo; B.S. 1992 Baldwin-Wallace College.  Microbial Ecology with an emphasis on the biogeochemistry of dissolved organiv matter (DOM) in aquatic ecosystems.  Research focus on hydrocarbon degradation in Antarctic lake ice, the effects of UV light on the bioavailablity of DOM, exoenzyme activity in Antarctic lakes, and biotic and abiotic particles in polar ice cores.

Recent Publications

  • C. M. Foreman, M. Dieser, R. M. Cory, C. Jaros, M. Greenwood, J. Laybourn-Parry, J. T. Lisle, P. L. Miller, Y.-P. Chin and D. M. McKnight (2011). When a habitat freezes solid: microbes overwinter within the ice column of a coastal Antarctic lake. FEMS Microbial Ecology, 1-12. DOI:10.1111/j.1574-6941.2011.01061.x.
  • Anesio, M. A., B. Sattler, C. Foreman, J. Telling, A. Hodson, M. Tranter and R. Psenner. (2010). Carbon fluxes through bacterial communities on glacier surfaces. Annals of Glaciology, 51 (56), 32-40.
  • B. Sattler, M. C. Storrie-Loombardi, C. M. Foreman, M. Tilg, and R. Psenner (2010). Laser Induced Fluorescence Emission (L.I.F.E.) from Lake Fryxell Cryoconites. Annals of Glaciology 51 (56), 145-152.
  • M. Dieser, A. Nocker, J. Priscu and C. M. Foreman (2010). Viable microbes in ice: Application of molecular assays to McMurdo Dry Valley lake ice communities. Antarctic Science, 22 (5) 470-476.
  • Tranter, M., L. Bagshaw, A. Fountain and C. M. Foreman (2010). Glaciers. Astrobiological Analogues: Life in Antarctic Deserts and other Cold Dry Environments. P. Doran, B. Lyons and D. McKnight (eds.), pp. 195-220.
  • M. Dieser, M. Greenwood and C. M. Foreman (2010). Carotenoid pigmentation in Antarctic heterotrophic bacteria as a strategy to withstand environmental stresses. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, 42 (4), 396-405.
  • National Academy of Science Panel (2010). Revitalizing NASA’s Suborbital Program: Advancing Science, Driving Innovation, and Developing Workforce. Released to Congress and NASA 16 February 2010, 87pp.
  • M. Dieser, D. M. McKnight, C. Jaros, J. T. Lisle, M. Greenwood, J. Laybourn-Parry, P. L. Miller, Y.-P. Chin and C. M. Foreman (2011). Physicochemical and biological transitions in Pony Lake, Antarctica. In revision FEMS Microbial Ecology.
  • J. Priscu and C. M. Foreman (2009). Lakes of Antarctica. In Encyclopedia of Inland Waters. G. Likens (ed.) pp. 555-566.
  • Christner, B. C., C. E. Morris, C. M. Foreman, R. Cai, and D. C. Sands (2008), Ubiquity of Biological Ice Nucleators in Snowfall, Science, 319, 1214.
  • Christner, B.C., Cai, R., Morris, C.E., McCarter, K.S., Foreman, C.M., Skidmore, M.L., Montross, S.N., Sands, D.C. (2008), Geographic, seasonal, and precipitation chemistry influence on the abundance and activity of biological ice nucleators in rain and snow, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 2008, 105(48):18854-18859.
  • Christner, B. C., M.L. Skidmore, J. C. Priscu, M. Tranter and C. Foreman (2008). Bacteria in Subglacial Environments. In Psychrophiles: From Biodiversity to Biotechnology. R. Margesin, F. Schinner, J-C Marx and C. Gerday (eds.). Springer-Verlag. pp. 51-71.
  • Priscu, J. C., S. Tulaczyk, M. Studinger, M. C. Kennicutt II, B. C. Christner, and C. Foreman (2008). Antarctic Subglacial Water: Origin, Evolution and Ecology. In Polar Lakes and Rivers, W. Vincent and J. Laybourn-Parry (eds.), Oxford Press. pp. 119-136.
  • Foreman, C. M., B. Sattler, J. A. Mikucki, D. L. Porazinska and J. C. Priscu (2007). Metabolic Activity and Diversity of Cryoconites in the Taylor Valley, Antarctica. J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosciences, 112, G04S32, doi:10.1029/2006JG000358.

Recent Grants

  • Molecular level characterization of dissolved organic carbon and microbial diversity in the WAIS Divide replicate core. C. Foreman. 2012 NSF Antarctic Glaciology. $162,266.
  • Multidimensional "omics" characterization of microbial metabolism and dissolved organic matter in Antarctica. C. Foreman and B. Bothner. 2012 NSF Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems $268,913.
  • Clues to the Cryosphere: Symposium for the National Science Teachers Association Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana 2012. C. Foreman. 2012 NSF Antarctic Education Program. $76,667.
  • The role of microbial synthesis and transformation of dissolved organic matter in a glacial environment. 2010-2012. NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship to H. J. Smith. $90,000.
  • Clues to the Cryosphere: Symposium for the National Science Teachers Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. C. Foreman. 2011 NSF Antarctic Education Program. $29,943.
  • Collaborative Research: The Biogeochemical Evolution of Dissolved Organic Matter in a Fluvial System on the Cotton Glacier, Antarctica. C. Foreman, Y. Chin and D. McKnight. 2009 NSF Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems. $314,000. Total collaborative award $884,762.
  • Collaborative Research: High Resolution Chemical and Biological Analysis of the WAIS Divide Core. J. Priscu, C. Foreman, J. McConnell and E. Saltzmann. National Science Foundation Antarctic Glaciology, $630,000. Total collaborative award $2,100,000. 

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