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Angelicque White

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Assistant Professor

Discipline: Ocean Ecology and Biogeochemistry
Office: Burt 358
Phone: 541-737-6397
Fax: 541-737-2064
Email: awhite@coas.oregonstate.edu
Vita or Résumé

Research Interests

Phytoplankton physiology, nitrogen fixation, phosphorus cycling, elemental stoichiometry, hyperspectral absorbance, attenuation and fluorescence, harmful algal blooms, numerical approaches to modeling phytoplankton‚Äźmediated processes and utilization of remote sensing tools to explore habitat variability


Ph.D. Biological Oceanography, Oregon State University, 2006
M.S. Biology, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2001
B.S. Biology, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 1998


OC407H Oceans, Coasts, and People

OC599 Applications in Ocean Ecology and Biogeochemistry

Graduate Students

Morgaine McKibben (PhD Candidate)

Mary-Rose Gradoville (PhD Candidate)


Kavanaugh. M.T., B. Hales, M. Saraceno, Y. H. Spitz, A. E. White, R.M. Letelier (2013) Towards a quantitative framework for pelagic seascape ecology. Submitted to Progress in Oceanography.

Wolhowe, Matthew D., Fredrick G. Prahl, Angelicque E. White, Brian N. Popp, and Anaid Rosas Navarro (2013) A biomarker perspective on coccolithophorid growth and export in a stratified sea. Submitted to Progress in Oceanography.

White, A. E., R. Foster, C. Benitez-Nelson, B.N. Popp, P. Masque, E. Verdeny and F. G. Prahl (2013) Nitrogen fixation in the Gulf of California and the Eastern Tropical North Pacific. Progress inOceanography, 109, 1-17.

McKibben, S.M., P.G. Strutton, D.G. Foley, T.D. Peterson, and A.E. White (2012) Satellite-Based Detection and Monitoring of Phytoplankton Blooms along the Oregon Coast. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117:C12, C12002

White, A.E. (2012) The trouble with the bubble. Nature, 488, 291.

White, A. E., K. Watkins-Brandt, M. A. Engle, B. Burkhardt, and A. Paytan (2012) Characterization of the rate and temperature sensitivities of bacterial remineralization of dissolved organic phosphorus by natural populations. Frontiers in Microbiology, 3 doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2012.00276

Luo, Y., et al. (2012). Database of Diazotrophic Abundance, Biomass and Nitrogen Fixation Rates in Global Ocean. Earth System Science Data, 5, 47-106.

White, A. E., K. Björkman, E. Grabowski, R. M. Letelier, S. Poulos, B. Watkins, and D. M. Karl (2011) Reply: Challenges remain in the engineering of wave pumps for long term deployment in the open ocean. Journal of Oceanic and Atmospheric Technology. ­28: 850-851.

Hixon, M., Gregory, S. Robinson, W.D., Baker, S, Batchelder, H., Epps, C. Garcia, T.S., Haig, S. Letelier, R., Lytle, D., Menge, B., Miller, J., Noakes, D. Peterson, W. Rice, J., Rumrill, S., Schreck, C., Suryan, R., Systma, M. and White, A. (2010) Oregon's Fish and Wildlife in a Changing Climate. In: Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, The Oregon Climate Assessment Report K.D. Dello and P.W. Mote (eds). College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.

Watkins-Brandt, K., R. M. Letelier, Y. H. Spitz, M. Church, D. Bottjer and A. E. White. (2010) Enhancement of nitrogen fixation in the oligotrophic North Pacific via inorganic and organic phosphorus additions. Marine Ecology Progress Series. ­432: 17-29.

White, A. E., D. M. Karl, K. Björkman, L. J. Beversdorf, and R. M. Letelier (2010) Production of organic matter by Trichodesmium IMS101 as a function of phosphorus source. Limnology and Oceanography. 55: 1755-1767.

Beversdorf, L. J., A. E. White, K. Björkman, R. M. Letelier, and D. M. Karl (2010) Phosphonate metabolism by Trichodesmium IMS101 and the production of greenhouse gases. Limnology and Oceanography. 55: 1768-1778.

Moisander, P.H., R. A. Beinart , I. Hewson, A.E. White, K. S. Johnson, C. A. Carlson, J. P. Montoya and J. P. Zehr (2010) Unicellular cyanobacterial distributions broaden the oceanic N2 fixation domain. Science. 327: 1512-1514.

White, A. E., K. Björkman, E. Grabowski, R. M. Letelier, S. Poulos, B. Watkins, and D. M. Karl (2010) An Open Ocean Trial of Controlled Upwelling Using Wave Pump Technology. Journal of Oceanic and Atmospheric Technology. 27: 385-396.

White, A. E. (2009) New Insights into bacterial acquisition of phosphorus in the surface ocean. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 106: 21013–21014.

Hewson, I., R. S. Poretsky, S. T. Dyhrman, B. Zielinski, A. E. White, H. J. Tripp, J. P. Montoya, and J. P. Zehr (2009) Microbial community gene expression within colonies of the diazotroph, Trichodesmium, from the Southwest Pacific Ocean. The International Society for Microbial Ecology Journal, 3: 1286–1300.

Hewson, I., R. S. Poretsky, R. A. Beinart, A. E. White, T. Shi, S.R. Bench, P. H. Moisander, R. W. Paerl, H. J. Tripp, J. P. Montoya, M. A. Moran, and J. P. Zehr (2009) In situ transcriptomic analysis of the globally important keystone N2-fixing taxon Crocosphaera watsonii. The International Society for Microbial Ecology Journal, 4: doi: 10.1038/ismej.2009.8

White, A. E., Y. H. Spitz, and R. M. Letelier (2007) What factors are driving summer phytoplankton blooms in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre? Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 112: C12006, doi: 10.1029/2007JC004129.

White, A. E., F. G. Prahl, R. M. Letelier, and B. N. Popp (2007) Summer in the Gulf of California: prime habitat for biological N2 fixation. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 21: 10.1029/2006GB002779.

White, A. E., Y. H. Spitz, and R. M. Letelier (2006) A numerical model of carbohydrate ballasting for Trichodesmium spp. at Station ALOHA. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 323: 35-45.

White, A. E., Y. H. Spitz, D. M. Karl, and R. M. Letelier (2006) Flexible elemental stoichiometry in Trichodesmium spp. and its ecological implications. Limnology and Oceanography, 51: 1777-1790.

White, A. E. (2006) Phosphorus physiology and environmental forcing of oceanic cyanobacteria, primarily Trichodesmium spp., Oregon State University, Ph.D. Dissertation.

White, A. E. (2001) A numerical model of primary productivity and dissolved oxygen dynamics in Mobile Bay. University of Alabama in Huntsville, Master's Thesis.

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