Peer-Reviewed Publications

Goldstein, M.C., H.S. Carson, M. Eriksen. 2014. Relationship of diversity and habitat area in North Pacific plastic-associated rafting communities. Marine Biology, published online April 2013. doi:10.1007/s00227-014-2432-8. Open-access version. Blog post.

Goldstein, M.C., A.J. Titmus, M. Ford. 2013. Scales of spatial heterogeneity of plastic marine debris in the northeast Pacific ocean. PLOS ONE 8:e80020. Data. Blog post.

Goldstein, M.C. and D.S. Goodwin. 2013. Gooseneck barnacles (Lepas spp.) ingest microplastic debris in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. PeerJ 1:e184 doi:10.7717/peerj.184. Blog post.

Bik, H.M. and M.C. Goldstein. 2013. An Introduction to Social Media for Scientists. PLOS Biology 11(4): e1001535. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001535. Supplement.

Goldstein, M.C., M. Rosenberg, and L. Cheng. 2012. Increased oceanic microplastic debris enhances oviposition in an endemic pelagic insect. Biology Letters 8(5): 817-820. Published online 9 May 2012 and in print 23 October 2012. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2012.0298/. Paper webpage.

Wilson, N.G., D. Huang, M.C. Goldstein, H. Cha, G. Giribet & G.W. Rouse. 2009. Field collection of Laevipilina hyalina McLean, 1979 from southern California, the most accessible living monoplacophoran. Journal of Molluscan Studies 75:195-197. doi:10.1093/mollus/eyp013.

Book Chapters

Thaler A.D., Zelnio K.A., Freitag A, MacPherson R, Shiffman D, Bik H, Goldstein M.C., McClain C. 2012. Digital Environmentalism: Tools and strategies for the evolving online ecosystem. In Environmental Leadership: A Reference Handbook. D.R. Gallagher, ed. SAGE Publications, Inc., publ. ISBN: 9781452218601. Winner of CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2013.

Law, K.L. and M.C. Goldstein. 2011. The Ocean's “Garbage Patches”: What They Are and How They Impact the Ocean Ecosystem. Cengage Learning Enrichment Module. PDF.

Popular Science Publications

Davis, J. and M.C. Goldstein. 2013. Cleaning up plastic litter in remote, open ocean areas: Guidance for prospective inventors of plastic-capture systems. MarineDebris.Info.

Goldstein, Miriam. 2012. Don’t Panic: Sustainable seafood and the American outlaw., in The Best Science Writing Online 2012. J. Oullette & B. Zivkovic, eds. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, publ.

Goldstein, Miriam. (2009, March 13). Motion in the Ocean: The Six Secrets of Squid Sex. Slate Magazine.

Goldstein, Miriam. (2008, October 29). How a coccolithophore without its plates is like a grin without a cat. Open Laboratory 2008: The Best Science Writing on Blogs. Eds. J. Rohn and B. Zivkovic.


Goldstein, M.C. 2010. 2010 Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling Authors Commentary: The Marine Pollution Problem. The Journal of Undergraduate Mathematics and Its Applications, Summer 2010: 175-177.

Done as a class project:
C. Benham, A.M. Cawood, G.S. Cook, A. Darnell, P.C. Davison, M.C. Goldstein, A.E. Johnson, T. Konotchick, E.M. Maldonado, A.L. Pasulka, J.C. Prairie, S.M. Moseman, V. Tai, C.A. Tanner, T. Vardi, T.S. Whitty & L.A. Levin. 2008. Marine Metapopulations (Book Review). Marine Ecology 29:319-320.


Goldstein, M.C. 2012. Abundance and ecological implications of microplastic debris in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. Ph.D. dissertation. Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA.