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  • Martin A. Buzas
  • Curator of Benthic Foraminifera, (Emeritus)
  • Phone:   202-633-1313
  • Fax:   202-786-2832
  • E-mail Address:   buzasm
  • Mailing Address:
    Smithsonian Institution
    PO Box 37012, MRC 121
    Washington, DC 20013-7012
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Education

Ph.D. Yale University, 1963
M.S. Brown University, 1960
B.A. University of Connecticut, 1958

Research Interests

Quantitative understanding of the distribution of organisms in small and large amounts of space and time. Benthic Foraminifera. Statistics.

Professional Experience:

  • Associate Curator, Smithsonian Institution, 1963-1969
  • Curator, Smithsonian Institution, 1969-present
  • Supervisor, Division of Invertebrate Paleontology, 1968-1970
  • Chairman, Department of Paleobiology, 1977-1982
  • Senior Geologist, Smithsonian Institution, 1992-present
  • Associate Professorial Lecturer, George Washington University, 1965-1978
  • Adjunct Professor, George Washington University, 1978-1992
  • Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins University, 1978-1984
  • Adjunct Professor, Clemson University, 1981-1982
  • Adjunct Professor, Old Dominion University, 1983-present
  • Adjunct Professor East Carolina University, 2004-present
  • Visiting Investigator, Systematics Ecology Program, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, 1966-1971

Member in Societies

  • Paleontological Society
  • Paleontological Society of Washington, Secretary 1965-66, Vice President 1968-69, President 1974-75
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow
  • Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, Fellow, Vice President 1978-79, President 1981-82
  • North American Micropaleontology Section of the Society of Economic
    Paleontologists and Mineralogists, President elect 1987-88, President 1988-89

Synergistic Activities:

  • Board of Directors, 1971-2013, Vice-President, 1978-79, 2001-02, President, 1981-82, 2002-03, Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research.
  • President-elect, 1987-88, President 1988-89, North American Micropaleontology Section of the Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists.
  • Secretary, 1965-66, Vice President, 1968-69, President, 1974-75, Paleontological Society of Washington.
  • Associate Editor, Paleobiology, 1975-82.
  • Editorial Board, Alan Hancock Foundation, 1977-present
  • Chairman, North American Paleontological Convention, Washington, D. C. 1996.

Honors and Awards:

  • D. N Clarke Fellow, Yale 1960-61
  • Pan American Petroleum Foundation Fellow, Yale 1961-63
  • Prize best dissertation defense, Yale 1963
  • Letter of commendation for contributions to the Marine Sciences Council from Hubert H. Humphrey, Vice President 1968
  • Certificate of Award and Appreciation of exceptional services rendered, Smithsonian Institution, 1971
  • Letter of commendation from Robert Brooks, Under Secretary Smithsonian Institution, 1980
  • Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, Fellow, 1973
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow, 1980
  • Paleontological Society, Fellow, 2005
  • “Surveying Natural Populations” listed as a Classic in Biology, 2001
  • Sigma Xi Helms Award for Large Impact Paper, 2002
  • Joseph A. Cushman Award for Outstanding Achievement in Foraminiferal Research, 2004
  • Paleontological Society Medal, 2004
  • Science Achievement Award, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History for publication of paper On richness and evenness within and between communities@, 2005
  • Symposium on Micro to Macro-scale foraminiferal distributions dedicated in honor of the research contributions of Martin A. Buzas, International Symposium on Foraminifera, Natal, Brazil, 2006
  • Science Achievement Award, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History for publication of book, Surveying Natural Populations: Quantitative Tools for Assessing Biodiversity, 2010
  • Brady Medal of The Micropalaeontological Society, awarded 2015 in Liverpool, England.

Assistants, Current, and Former Post-doctoral Fellows and Students

Graduate Student Advisor:

  • J. McCain, Ph.D. GWU, 1967
  • B. Akpati, Ph.D., U.Pitt., 1969
  • J. Jackson, Ph.D., Yale, 1971
  • R. Rye, M.S., GWU, 1971
  • B. Blackwelder, Ph.D., GWU, 1972
  • C. Koch, Ph.D., GWU, 1976
  • J. Bates, M.S., ODU, 1976
  • C. Soukup, M. S., JHU, 1980
  • P. Painter, M. S., ODU, 1982
  • K. Carle, M. S. Clemson, 1982
  • M. Williamson, Ph.D., Dalhousie, 1983
  • P. Gore, Ph.D., GWU, 1983
  • A. Miller, M.S., Dalhousie, 1983
  • A. Gary, M.S., ODU, 1984
  • G. Strickland, M.S., GWU, 1984
  • F. Thomas, Ph.D., Dalhousie, 1985
  • S. Goda, M.S., GWU, 1985
  • V. Kulyk, M.S., GWU, 1987
  • K. Wetmore, Ph.D., JHU, 1988
  • L. Collins, Ph.D., Yale, 1988
  • G. Wingard, Ph.D., GWU, 1990
  • H. J. Woo, Ph.D., ODU, 1992
  • R. Collins, Ph.D., Dalhousie, 1996
  • S. Richardson, Ph.D., Yale, 2000
  • D. J. Vance, M.S., ECU, 2004
  • I. Abbene, M.S., ECU, 2004
  • R. J. Pruitt, M.S., ECU,2007
  • P. van Hengstum, Ph.D. Dalhousie, 2010
  • K. A. Rabien, M.S. ECU, 2012

Postdoctoral Advisor:

  • B. Hayward, 1977
  • S. Culver, 1979
  • M. Erskian, 1980
  • L. Osterman, 1986
  • S. Ishman, 1985
  • L. Collins, 1988; R. Aronson, 1989
  • S. Richardson, 2001
  • Charu Sharma, 2002

Publications


Papers

1964    McAlester, A. L., Speden, I. G. and Buzas, M. A., Ecology of Pleistocene mollusks from Martha's Vineyard-a reconstruction. J. Paleontology, v.38,p.985-991.

1965    Buzas, M. A., Foraminifera from late Pleistocene clay near Waterville, Maine. Smithsonian Misc. Coll., v.145, no. 9,p.1-30

1966    Buzas, M. A., The discrimination of morphological groups of Elphidium (foraminifer) in Long Island Sound through canonical analysis and invariant characters. J. Paleontology, v.40,p.585-594.

1967    Buzas, M. A., An application of canonical analysis as a method of comparing faunal areas. J. Animal Ecology,v.36, p.563-577.

1968    Buzas, M. A., Foraminifera from the Hadley Harbor complex, Massachusetts. Smithsonian Misc. Coll., v.152, no.8, p.1-26.

1968    Buzas, M. A., On the spatial distribution of Foraminifera. Contrib.. Cushman Found. Foram. Res., v.19,p.1-11.

1968    Mello, J. F.,and Buzas, M. A. An application of cluster analysis as a method of determining biofacies. J. Paleontology, v.42,p.747-758.

1969    Buzas, M. A., and Gibson, T. G., Species diversity: benthonic Foraminifera in Western North Atlantic. Science, v.163,p.72-75.

1969    Buzas, M. A., Foraminiferal species densities and environmental variables in an estuary. Limnol. & Oceanog., v.14,p.411-422.

1970    Buzas, M. A., On the quantification of biofacies. Computers in Paleontology, Allen Press, Lawrence, Kansas, p.101-116.

1970    Buzas, M. A., Spatial homogeneity: statistical analyses of unispecies and multispecies populations of Foraminifera. Ecology, v.51, p.874-879.

1971    Buzas, M. A., Analyses of species densities by the multivariate general linear model. Limnol. & Oceanog., v.16,p.667-670.

1972    Buzas, M. A., Biofacies analysis of presence or absence datathrough canonical variate analysis. J. Paleontology, v.46,p.55-57.

1972    Buzas, M. A., Patterns of species diversity and their explanation.Taxon, v.21, p.275-286.

1972    Buzas, M. A., Foraminifera of the Chesapeake Bay. ChesapeakeScience, v.114, Supplement, p.97-98.

1973    Gibson, T. G., and Buzas, M. A., Species diversity: patterns in modern and Miocene Foraminifera of the Eastern Margin of North America. Geol. Soc. America Bull., v.84, p.217-238.

1974    Buzas, M. A., Vertical distribution of Ammobaculities in the Rhode River, Maryland. J. Foram. Res., v.4, p.144-147.

1976    Feyling-Hanssen, R. W., and Buzas, M. A., Emendation of Cassidulina and Islandiella helenae new species. J. Foram.Res., v.6, p.154-158.

1976    Young, D. K., Buzas, M. A. and Young, M. W., Species densities of macrobenthos associated with seagrass: a field experimental study of predation. J. Mar. Res., v.34, p.577-592.

1977    Buzas, M. A., Vertical distribution of Foraminifera in the Indian River, Florida. J. Foram. Res., v.7, p.234-237.

1978    Buzas, M. A., Foraminifera as prey for benthic deposit feeders:results of predator exclusion experiments. J. Mar. Res., v.36, p.617-625.

1978    Buzas, M. A., Community unity? patterns in molluscs and foraminifera. In: Wiley, M. L. (ed.), Estuarine interactions. Academic Press, Inc., New York, p.173-190.

1979    Buzas, M. A., The measurement of species diversity. In: Lipps, J.H.,Berger, W. H., Buzas, M. A., Douglas, R. G. and Ross, C. A., Foraminiferal ecology and paleoecology. Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Houston, Short Course no.6, p.3-10.

 1979    Buzas, M. A., Quantitative biofacies analysis. Ibid, p.11-20.

 1979    Buzas, M. A., and Carle, K., Predators of Foraminifera in the Indian River, Florida. J. Foram. Res., v.9, p.336-340.

 1980    Buzas, M. A., and Culver, S. J., Foraminifera: distribution of provinces in the Western North Atlantic. Science, v.209, p.687-689.

 1981    Culver, S. J., and Buzas, M. A., Recent benthic Foraminiferal provinces on the Atlantic Continental Margin of North America.J. Foram. Res., v.11, p.217-240.

1981    Culver, S. J., and Buzas, M. A., Foraminifera: distribution of provinces in the Gulf of Mexico. Nature, v.290, p.328-329. (cover)

1981    Culver, S. J., and Buzas, M. A., Distribution of selected Recent benthic Foraminiferal genera in the Western North Atlantic. In:Neale, J. W., and Brasier, M. D., (eds.), Microfossils from Recent Shelf Seas. Ellis Horwood, Chichester, England, p.336-349.

1982    Culver, S. J., and Buzas, M. A., Recent benthic Foraminiferal provinces between Newfoundland and Yucatan. Geol. Soc. America Bull., v.93, p.269-277.

1982    Buzas, M. A., Regulation of Foraminiferal densities by predationin the Indian River, Florida. J. Foram. Res., v.12, p.66-71.

1982    Buzas, M. A., Koch, C. F., Culver, S. J. and Sohl, N. F., On the distribution of species occurrence. Paleobiology, v.8p.143-150.

1982    Buzas, M. A., and Culver, S. J., Biogeography of modern benthic Foraminifera. In: Foraminifera notes for a short course organized by Buzas, M. A., and Sen Gupta, B. K. T. W. Broadhead, (ed.),U. Tennessee Studies in Geology, no.6, p.90-106.

1982    Culver, S. J., and Buzas, M. A., Recent benthic Foraminiferal provinces between Newfoundland and Yucatan: Reply. Geol. Soc. America Bull., v.93, p.1061-1062.

1983    Culver, S. J., and Buzas, M. A., Recent benthic Foraminiferal provinces in the Gulf of Mexico. J. Foram. Res., v.13, p.21-31.

1983    Culver, S. J., and Buzas, M. A., Benthic Foraminifera at the shelf break: North American Atlantic and Gulf margins. SEPM Spl. Pub. no.33, p.359-371.

1984    Buzas, M. A., and Culver, S. J., Species duration and evolution:benthic Foraminifera on the Atlantic continental margin of North America. Science, v.225, p.829-830. 

1985    Buzas, M. A., Culver, S. J. and Isham, L. B., A comparison of fourteen elphidiid (Foraminiferida) taxa. J. Paleontology,v,59, p.1075-1090.

1986    Buzas, M. A., and Culver, S. J., Geographic origin of benthic Foraminiferal species. Science, v.232, p.775-776. (cover)

1986    Smith, R. K., and Buzas, M. A., Microdistribution of Foraminiferain a single bed of the Monterey Formation, Monterey, California. Smithsonian Contrib.. Paleo., no.60, p.1-33.

1987    Buzas, M. A., and Behrensmeyer, A. K., Ecology-Paleoecology. In: Boardman, R. S., Cheetham, A. H. and Rowell, A. J. (eds.).Fossil Invertebrates. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford, England, Palo Alto, California, p.19-28.

1987    Buzas, M. A., Kingdom Protista. Ibid, p.67-72.

1987    Buzas, M. A. Smaller Foraminifera. Ibid, p.72-81.

1987    Culver, S. J., Buzas, M. A. and Collins, L. S., On the value of taxonomic standardization in evolutionary studies. Paleobiology. v.13, p.169-176.

1989    Buzas, M. A., Collins, L. S., Richardson, S. L. and Severin,K. P., Experiments on predation, substrate preference, and colonization of benthic Foraminifera at the shelf break off the Ft. Pierce Inlet, Florida. J. Foram. Res., v.19, p.146-152.

1989    Buzas, M. A., and Culver, S. J., Biogeographic and evolutionary patterns of continental margin benthic Foraminifera. Paleobiology, v. 15, p. 11-19.

1989   Buzas, M. A., The effect of quartz versus calcareous sand on the density of living Foraminifera. Micropaleo., v. 35,p. 135-141.

1990   Buzas, M. A., and Gibson, T. G., Spatial distribution of Miocene Foraminifera at Calvert Cliffs, Maryland. Smithsonian Contrib..Paleo., no. 68, p. 1-35.

1990   Buzas, M. A., and Culver, S. J., Recent benthic Foraminifera Provinces on the Pacific continental margin of North America. J. Foram. Res., v, 20, p. 326-335.

1990   Buzas, M. A., Another look at confidence limits for species proportions. J. Paleontology, v. 64, p. 842-843.

1991   Buzas, M. A., and Culver, S. J., Species diversity and dispersal of benthic Foraminifera. BioScience, v. 41, p. 483-489.

1993   Buzas, M. A., Culver, S. J., and Jorissen, F. J., A statistical evaluation of the microhabitats of living (stained) infaunal benthic Foraminifera. Marine Micropaleontology, v. 20, p. 311-320.

1993   Buzas, M. A., and Severin, K. P., Foraminiferal densities and pore water chemistry in the Indian River, Florida. Smithsonian Contrib. Marine Sci., no. 36, p. 1-38.

1993   Buzas, M. A., Colonization rate of Foraminifera in the Indian River, Florida. J. Foram. Res., v. 23, p. 156-161.

1994   Jorissen, F. J., Buzas, M. A., Culver, S. J., and Kuehl S. A., Vertical distribution of living benthic Foraminifera in submarine canyons off New Jersey. J. Foram. Res., v. 24, p. 28-36.

1994   Buzas, M. A., and Culver, S. J., Species pool and dynamics of marine paleocommunities. Science, v. 264, p. 1439-1441.

1995   Culver, S. J., and Buzas, M. A., The effects of anthropogenic habitat disturbance, habitat destruction, and global warming on shallow marine benthic Foraminifera. J. Foram. Res. v. 25, p. 204-211.

1996   Schafer, C. T., Cole, F. E., Frobel, D., Rice, N., and Buzas, M. A., An in situ experiment on temperature sensitivity of nearshore temperate benthic Foraminifera. J. Foram. Res. v. 26, p. 53-63.

1996   Buzas, M. A., and Hayek, L. C. Biodiversity resolution: an Integrated approach. Biodiversity Letters, v. 3, p. 40-43.

1996   Culver, S. J., Woo, H. J., Oertel, G. F., and Buzas, M. A., Foraminifera of coastal depositional environments, Virginia, U.S.A.: distribution and taphonomy. Palaios, v. 11, p. 459-486.

1998   Buzas, M. A., and Hayek, L. C. SHE analysis for biofacies identification. J. Foram. Res. V. 28, p. 233-239.

1998   Buzas, M. A., and Culver, S. J. Assembly, disassembly, and balance in Marine paleocommunities. Palaios, v. 13, p. 263-275.

1998   Hayek, L. C., and Buzas, M. A. SHE analysis: an integrated approach to The analysis of forest biodiversity. In: Dallmeier, F., and Comiskey, J. eds. Forest biodiversity research, monitoring and modeling. UNESCO and Parthenon  Publishing Group, Paris, p. 311-321.

1998   Culver, S. J., and Buzas, M. A. Patterns of occurrence of benthic Foraminifera in time and space. In: Donovan, S. K., and  Paul, C. R. C. Eds. The Adequacy of the fossil record. John Wiley & Sons, New York, p. 207-226.

1999  Culver, S. J., and Buzas, M. A. Biogeography of Neritic benthic foraminifera. In: Sen Gupta, B. K. Ed., Modern Foraminifera. Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, p. 93-102.

1999  Buzas, M. A., and Culver, S. J. Understanding regional species diversity Through the log series distribution of occurrences. Diversity and Distributions V. 8, p. 187-195.

2000  Culver, S. J., and Buzas, M. A. Global latitudinal species diversity Gradient in deep-sea foraminifera. Deep-sea Research v. 147, p. 259-275.

2000    Culver, S. J., and Buzas, M. A. Response of shallow  water foraminiferal Palaeocommunities to global and regional environmental change. In: Culver, S. J., and Rawson, P. F., Eds., Biotic response to global change. Cambridge  U. Press, Cambridge, p. 122-134.

2000    Buzas, M. A., and Hayek, L. C. A case for long-term monitoring of the Indian River Lagoon, Florida: Foraminiferal densities, 1977-1996. Bull. Mar. Sci. v. 67, p. 805-814.

2001    Buzas, M. A., and Culver, S. J. On the relationship between species distribution-abundance-occurrence and species duration. Hist. Biol. v. 15, p. 251-259.

2002   Buzas, M. A., Hayek, L. C., Reed, S. A., and Jett, J. A. Foraminiferal Densities over five years in the Indian River, Lagoon, Florida: A model of pulsating patches. J. Foram. Res. v. 32, p. 68-92.

2002   Buzas, M. A., Collins, L. S., and Culver, S. J. Latitudinal difference in biodiversity caused by higher tropical rate of increase. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA. V. 99, p. 7841-7843.

2002 Osterman, L. E., Buzas, M. A., and Hayek, L. C. SHE analysis for biozonation of benthic foraminiferal assemblages from western Arctic Ocean. Palaios, v.17, p. 297-303.

2003 Hayward, B. W., Buzas, M. A., Buzas-Stephens, P., and Holzmann, M. The lost types of Rotalia beccarii var. tepida Cushman 1926. J. Foram. Res. v. 33, p. 252-254.

2004 Buzas, M. A., and Culver, S. J. Time components of communities. J. Foram. Res. v. 34, p. 1-8.

2004 Buzas, M. A. Community structure of foraminifera from two Miocene beds At Calvert Cliffs, Maryland. J. Foram. Res., v. 34, p. 208-213.

2005 Buzas, M. A., and Hayek, L. C. On richness and evenness within and between communities. Paleobiology, v. 31, p. 199-220.

2005 Buzas, M. A. Response by Martin A. Buzas for the Paleontological Society Medal, November 4, 2004. J. Paleontology, v. 79, p. 826-827.

2005 Buzas-Stephens, P., and Buzas, M. A. Population dynamics and dissolution of foraminifera in Nueces Bay, Texas. J. Foram. Res., v. 35, p. 248-258.

2006 Vance, D. J., Culver, S. J., Corbett, D. R., and Buzas, M. A. Foraminifera In the Albemarle estuarine system, North Carolina: Distribution and Recent Environmental change. J. Foram. Res., v. 36, p. 15-33.

2006 Abbene, I. J., Culver, S. J., Corbett, D. R., Buzas, M. A. and Tully, L. S. Distribution of foraminifera in Pamlico Sound, North Carolina, over the past Century. J. Foram. Res., v. 36, p. 135-151.

2006 Hayek, L. C., and Buzas, M. A. The martyrdom of St. Lucie: Decimation of a meiofauna. Bull. Marine Science, v. 79, p. 341-352.

2007 Hayek, L. C., Buzas, M. A., and Osterman, L. E., Community structure of foraminiferal communities within temporal biozones from the western Arctic ocean. J. Foram. Res., v. 37, p. 33-40.

2007 Buzas, M. A., Hayek, L. C., Hayward, B. W., Grenfell, H. R., and Sabaa, A. T. Biodiversity and community structure of deep-sea foraminifera around NewZealand. Deep-Sea Research Part I, v. 54, p. 1641-1654.

2007 Buzas, M. A., Hayek, L. C., and Culver, S. J. Community structure of benthic foraminifera in the Gulf of Mexico. Marine Micropaleo. v. 65, p. 43-53.

2009 Buzas, M. A. and Culver, S. J., Geographic Origin of Species: The Temperate-Tropical Interchange. Geology v. 37, p. 879-881.

2010 Pruitt, R. J., Culver, S. J., Buzas, M. A., Corbett, D. R., Horton, B. P. and Mallinson, D. J. Modern foraminiferal  distribution and Recent environmental change in Core Sound, North Carolina, USA. J. Foram. Res., v. 40, p. 344-365.

2011 Buzas-Stephens, P., Buzas, M. A., and Elliot, B. A. Foraminiferal population Response to fluctuating inflow into Nueces Bay, Texas, J. Foram. Res. V. 41, p. 14-21.

2011 Kemp, A. C., Buzas, M. A., Horton, B. P. and Culver, S. J., Influence of patchiness on modern salt-marsh foraminifera used in sea-level studies (North Carolina, USA). J. Foram Res. V. 41, p. 114-123.

2011 Buzas, M. A. and Hayek, L. C., Community structure: Global evaluation and the role of within community beta-diversity. J. Foram. Res. V. 41, p. 138-154.

2011 Grand Pre, C., Culver, S. J., Mallinson, D. J., Farell, K. M., Corbett, D. R., Horton, B. P., Hillier, C., Riggs, S. R., Snyder, S. W. and Buzas, M. A., Rapid Holocene Coastal change revealed by high-resolution micropaleontgological analysis, Pamlico Sound, North Carolina, USA. Quaternary Res. V. 76, p. 319-334.

2012 Culver, S. J., Mallinson, D. J., Corbett, D. R., Leorri, E., Rouf, A. A., Azhar, N., Shazili, M., Yaacob, R., Whittaker, J. E., Buzas, M. A., and Parham, P. R., Distribution of foraminifera in the Setiu Estuary and Lagoon, Terengganu, Malaysia. J. Foram. Res. V. 42, p. 109-133.

2013   Hayek, L. C., and Buzas, M. A., On the proper and efficient use of diversity Measures with individual samples. J. Foram. Res. V. 43, p.. 305-313.

2013 Huber, B. T., Buzas, M. A., Drew, A., and Jett, J. A., History of foraminiferal Collections at the Smithsonian. In Bowden, A. J., Gregory, F. J., and Henderson, A. S., eds. Landmarks in foraminiferal micropalaeontology: History and development. The Micropalaeontologial Society, Special Publications, Geological Society, London, p.71-83.

2014   Buzas, M. A., Hayek, L. C., Culver, S. J., Hayward, B. W., and Osterman, L. E., Ecological and evolutionary consequences of benthic community stasis in the Very deep sea (>1500 m). Paleobiology, v. 40, p. 102-112.

2014  Buzas-Stephens, P., Livsey, D. N., Simms, A. R., and Buzas M. A., Estuarine Foraminifera record of Holocene stratigraphic changes and Holocene climate Changes in ENSO and the North American monsoon: Baffin Bay, Texas. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 404, p. 44-56.

2014  Hayward, B. W., Figueira, B. O., Sabaa, A. T. and Buzas, M. A., Multi-year life spans of high salt marsh agglutinated foraminifera from New Zealand. Marine Micropaleontolgy, v. 109, p. 54-65.

2014  Thornberg, H. M., Culver, S. J., Corbett, D. R., Mallinson, D. J., Buzas, M. A. and Shazili, N. A. M., The influence of aquaculture on modern foraminifera and Sediments in the Setiu estuary and lagoon, Terengganu, Malaysia: a temporal Investigation. J. Foram. Res. V. 44, p. 365-389.

2014  Ellis, A. M.,Culver, S. J., Mallinson, D. J., Corbett, D. R., Leorri, E., Buzas, M. A., and Shazili, N.A.M., The influence of aquaculture on modern foraminifera And sediments in the Setsiu estuary and lagoon, Terengganu, Malaysia: A spatial inestigation. J. Foram. Res. V. 44, p. 390-415.

2015   Rabien, K. A., Culver, S. J., Buzas, M. A., Corbett, D. R., Walsh, J. P., and Tichenor, H. R., The foraminiferal signature of Recent Gulf of Mexico hurricanes. J. Foram. Res. V. 45, p. 82-105.      

2016   Tichenor, H. R., Culver, S.J., Corbett, D. R., Walsh, J. P., and Buzas, M. A., Does the PEB index respond only to hypoxia in the Mississippi delta, Gulf of Mexico. J. Foram. Res, v. 46, p. 48-60.

2017   Buzas, M.A., Hayek, L.C., Buzas-Stephens, P., and Simms, A. R., The ecological balance of nature and the evolution of Baffin Bay, Texas. J. Foram. Res. V. 47, p. 219-227.   

Books

1965    Buzas, M. A., The distribution and abundance of foraminifera in Long Island Sound. Smithsonian Misc. Coll., v,149,  no.1, 89p.

1977    Buzas, M. A., Smith, R. K. and Beem, K. A., Ecology and systematics of Foraminifera in two Thalassia habitats,Jamaica, West Indies. Smithsonian Contrib. Paleo. no.31,139p.

1979    Hayward, B., and Buzas, M. A., Taxonomy and paleoecology of Early Miocene benthic Foraminifera of Northern New Zealand and the North Tasman sea. Smithsonian Contrib. Paleo. no.36, 154p.

1980    Culver, S. J., and Buzas, M. A., Distribution of Recent benthic Foraminifera off the North American Atlantic coast. Smithsonian Contrib.. Mar. Sci., no.6, 512p.

1981    Culver, S. J., and Buzas, M. A., Distribution of Recent Benthic Foraminifera in the Gulf of Mexico. Smithsonian Contrib.. Mar.Sci., no.8, 898p.

1982    Culver, S. J., and Buzas, M. A., Distribution of Recent benthic Foraminifera in the Caribbean area. Smithsonian Contrib.. Mar.Sci., no.14, 382p.

1982    Buzas, M. A., and Severin, K. P., Distribution and systematicsof Foraminifera in the Indian River, Florida. Smithsonian Contrib..Mar. Sci., no.16, 73p.

1985    Culver, S. J., and Buzas, M. A., Distribution of Recent Foraminifera off the North American Pacific coast from Oregon to Alaska. Smithsonian Contrib.. Mar. Sci. no.26,234p.

1986    Culver, S. J., and Buzas, M. A., Distribution of Recent Foraminifera off the North American Pacific coast from California to Baja. Smithsonian Contrib.. Mar. Sci., no.28,634p.

1987    Culver, S. J., and Buzas, M. A., Distribution of Recent benthicForaminifera off the Pacific coast of Mexico and Central America.Smithsonian Contrib.. Mar. Sci., no.30, 184p.

1997   Hayek, L. C., and Buzas, M. A., Surveying natural populations. Columbia U. Press, New York, 563p.

2010   Hayek, L. C., and Buzas, M. A. Surveying natural populations, quantitative tools for assessing biodiversity. Second edition, Columbia U. Press, New York, 590p.

2010   Hayward, B. W., Grenfell, H. R., Sabaa, A. T., Neil, H. L., and Buzas, M. A. Recent New Zealand deep-water benthic foraminifera: Taxonomy, ecologic distribution, biogeography, and use in paleoenvironmental assessment. GNS Science Monograph 26, New Zealand,  363p.

2015   Buzas, M. A., Hayek, L. C., Jett, J. A., and Reed, S. A., Pulsating Patches: History and analyses of spatial, seasonal and yearly distribution of living benthic foraminifera. Smithsonian Contrib. Paleobiology, no. 97, 91p.