Sensor Systems Engineer (RCRV)

R-DESC, Research Way, Office 216


M.S., Biological Oceanography, Oregon State University (2010)

B.S., Environmental Science, Antioch College (2007)


White AE, Watkins-Brandt KS, Church MJ. 2018. Temporal Variability of Trichodesmium spp. and Diatom-Diazotroph Assemblages in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. Frontiers in Marine Science. 5:27. DOI10.3389/fmars.2018.00027

McKibben SM, Watkins-Brandt KS, Wood AM, Hunter M, Forster Z, Hopkins A, Du X, Eberhart BT, Peterson WT, White AE. 2015. Monitoring Oregon Coastal Harmful Algae: Observations and implications of harmful algal bloom-monitoring project. Harmful Algae. 50:32-44. DOI10.1016/j.hal.2015.10.004

White AE, Watkins-Brandt KS, McKibben SM, Wood AM, Hunter M, Forster Z, Peterson WT. 2014. Large-scale bloom of Akashiwo sanguinea in the Northern California current system in 2009. Harmful Algae. 37: 38-46. DOI10.1016/j.hal.2014.05.004

Burkhardt BG, Watkins-Brandt KS, Paytan A, White AE. 2014. Remineralization of phytoplankton-derived organic matter by natural populations of heterotrophic bacteria. Marine Chemistry. 163: 1-9. DOI10.1016/j.marchem.2014.03.007

White AE, Watkins-Brandt KS, Engle MA, Burkhardt B, Paytan A. 2012. Characterization of the rate and temperature sensitivities of bacterial remineralization of dissolved organic phosphorus compounds by natural populations. Frontiers in Aquatic Microbiology. 3:1-13.DOI10.3389/fmicb.2012.00276

Watkins-Brandt KS, Letelier RM, Spitz YH, Church MJ, Böttjer D, White AE. 2010. Addition of inorganic or organic phosphorus enhances nitrogen and carbon fixation in the oligotrophic North Pacific. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 432:17-29.DOI10.3354/meps09147