White, Angelicque

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Associate Professor
Department of Oceanography
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Marine Science Building
1000 Pope Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-6220
Fax: (808) 956-9225
E-mail: aewhite@hawaii.edu
Lab: The White Lab


Curriculum Vitae


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

Research Interests

White’s primary research interests involve understanding how specific organisms acquire the elements necessary for growth and how different nutrient sources impact primary productivity and particle export. She is also working on the development of stochastic, optimization models which can allow for more realistic simulations of the taxonomic and biogeochemical diversity of the phytoplankton community in the upper water column of the North Pacific.

Pdf versions of many of these publications can be found on Dr. White’s googlescholar or academia.edu pages.

Contact Dr. White via email if you would like a copy of these publications

66. Hendrikx Freitas, F., A.E. White, and P. D. Quay (2020). Diel Measurements of Oxygen and Carbon-based Ocean Metabolism across a Trophic Gradient in the North Pacific. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GB006518

65. Palter, J., E. Ames, M. Benavides, A. Goncalves, J. Granger, P. Moisander, K. Watkins-Brandt, and A.E. White (2020). High Nitrogen fixation in and near the Gulf Stream consistent with a circulation control on diazotrophy. Geophysical Research Letters. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL089103

64. Cael, B. B. and A. E. White (2020) Sinking versus suspended particle size distributions in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. Geophysical Research Letters. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL087825

63. Gradoville, M.R., H. Farnelid, A. E. White, K. A. Turk-Kubo, B. Stewart, F. Ribalet, S. Ferron, P. Pinedo-Gonzalez, E. V. Armbrust, D. M. Karl, S. John, and J. P. Zehr (2020) Geographical Constraints on the Diversity, Abundance, and Activity of the Cyanobacterium UCYN-A and other Marine Diazotrophs in the North Pacific. Limnology and Oceanography. https://doi.org/10.1002/lno.11423

62. Dugenne, M., F. Hendrikx Freitas, S. T. Wilson, D.M. Karl, and A.E. White (2020). Life and death of Crocosphaera sp.in the Pacific Ocean: Fine Scale Predator-Prey Dynamics. Limnology and Oceanography. https://doi.org/10.1002/lno.11473

61. Hendrikx Freitas, F., M. Dugenne, F. Ribalet, A. Hynes, B. Barone, D.M. Karl and A.E. White. (2020). Diel variability in bulk optical properties associated with the growth and division of small phytoplankton in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. Applied Optics. https://doi.org/10.1364/AO.394123

60. Hawco, N. J., S. Yang, R. K. Foreman, C. P. Funkey, M. Dugenne, A. E. White, S.T. Wilson, R. L. Kelly, X. Bian, K. Fang, K. Huang, D. M. Karl and S. G. John. (2020) Metal isotope signatures from lava-seawater interaction during the 2018 eruption of Kīlauea. Geochemica et Cosmochimica Acta. doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2020.05.005.

59. White, A.E., J. Granger, C. Selden, M.R. Gradoville, L. Potts, A. Bourbonnais, R.W. Fulweiler, A. N. Knapp, W. Mohr, P. Moisander, C.R. Tobias, S.T. Wilson, M. Caffin, M. Benavides, S. Bonnet, B. Chang, and M. Mulholland (2020). A Review of the 15N2 Tracer Method to Measure Diazotroph Production in Pelagic Ecosystems. Limnology and Oceanography Methods. doi:10.1002/lom3.10353

58. Janssen, D. J., Rickli, J., Quay, P.D., White, A.E., and Jaccard, S.L. (2020). Biological control of chromium redox and stable isotope composition in the surface ocean. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GB006397

57. Kieft, B., B.C. Crump, A.E. White, M.A. Goñi, and R.S. Mueller (2019). Winter river plumes shape community composition and activity of heterotrophic microorganisms on the Oregon Coast. Aquatic Microbial Ecology. https://doi.org/10.3354/ame01922

56. Ribalet, F. C. Bertiaume, A. Hynes, J. Swalwell, M. Carlson, S. Clayton, G. Hennon, C. Poirier, E. Shimabukuro, A.E. White, E.V. Armbrust, (2019). SeaFlow data v1.0: high-resolution abundance, size and biomass of small phytoplankton in the North Pacific. Scientific Data. 6, 277, doi:10.1038/s41597-019-0292-2

55. Wilson, S.T., N. J. Hawco, E. V. Armbrust, B. Barone, T. J. Burrell, A. K. Boysen, K. M. Björkman, M. Burgos, J. R. Casey, E. F. DeLong, M. Dugenne, S. Dutkiewicz, S. T. Dyhrman, S. Ferrón, M. J. Follows, R. K. Foreman, C. P. Funkey, M. J. Harke, B. A. Henke, C. N. Hill, A. M. Hynes, A. E. Ingalls, O. Jahn, R. L. Kelly, A. N. Knapp, R. M. Letelier, F. Ribalet, E. M. Shimabukuro, R. Tabata, K. A. Turk-Kubo, A. E. White, J. P. Zehr, S. John, and D. M. Karl (2019). Kīlauea lava fuels phytoplankton bloom in the North Pacific Ocean. Science. doi: 10.1126/science.aax4767

54. Benway, H. M., L. Lorenzoni, A.E. White, B. Fiedler, N. Levine, D.P. Nicholson, M.D. DeGrandpre, H.M. Sosik, M.J. Church, T.D. O’Brien, M. Leinen, R.A. Weller, D.M. Karl, S. Henson, and R.M. Letelier (2019). Ocean Time Series Observations of Changing Marine Ecosystems: An Era of Integration, Synthesis, and Societal Applications. Frontiers in Marine Science. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00393

53. Letelier, R.M., K. Björkman, M. Church, A.E. White, and D.M. Karl. (2019). Climate driven oscillation in nutrient limitation in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi:10.1073/pnas.1900789116

52. White, A.E. S. J. Giovannoni, Y. Zhao, C. Carlson (2019). Elemental Content and Stoichiometry of SAR11 Chemoheterotrophic Marine Bacteria. Limnology and Oceanography Letters.doi: 10.1002/lol2.10103

51. Becker, K.W., J. R. Collins, B. P. Durham, R. Groussman, A. E. White, H. F. Fredricks, J. E. Ossolinski, D. J. Repeta, P. Carini, S. W. Chisholm, E. V. Armbrust, and B. A. S. Van Mooy. (2018). Daily changes in phytoplankton lipidomes reveal mechanisms of energy storage in the open ocean. Nature Communications 9:5179, doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-07346-z

50. Lee, B.S., K. Lajtha, J. Jones, and A.E. White (2018). Fluorescent DOC characteristics are related to streamflow and pasture cover in streams of a mixed landscape. Biogeochemistry. doi: 10.1007/s10533-018-0494-2

49. Follett, C.L., A.E. White, S. Wilson, and M. Follows. (2018). Nitrogen Fixation Measured by Stoichiometric Fluctuations. Limnology and Oceanography. doi:10.1002/lno.10815

48. Gradoville, M.R., B. Crump, C. Hase, and A. E. White (2018) Environmental controls of oyster-pathogenic Vibrio spp. in Oregon estuaries and a shellfish hatchery. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02156-17

47. White, A.E., K. Watkins-Brandt, and M.J. Church (2018). Temporal variability of Trichodesmium and Richelia spp. in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. Frontiers in Microbiology, 5(27), doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.0002

46. Henderikx-Freitas, F., G. S. Saldías, M. Goñi, R. K. Shearman, and A.E. White. (2018) Temporal and spatial dynamics of physical and biological properties along the Endurance Array of the California Current Ecosystem. Oceanography 31(1):80–89, doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.113.

45. Moisander, P., Benavides, S. Bonnet, I. Berman-Frank, A.E. White and L. Riemann. (2017) Chasing after non-cyanobacterial nitrogen fixation in marine pelagic environments. Frontiers in Microbiology. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2017.01736

44. Gradoville, M.R., B. Crump, R.M. Letelier, M. Church and A. E. White (2017) Microbiome of Trichodesmium colonies in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. Frontiers in Microbiology. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01122

43. White, A.E. B. Barone, R.M. Letelier, and D.M. Karl (2017). Productivity diagnosed from the diurnal cycle of particulate carbon in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. Geophysical Research Letters. doi: 10.1002/2016GL071607

42. Gradoville, M.R., D. Bombar, B. Crump, R.M. Letelier, J.P. Zehr and A. E. White (2017) Diversity and activity of nitrogen-fixing communities across ocean basins. Limnology and Oceanography. doi: 10.1002/lno.10542

41. Letelier, R, A.E. White, R. Bidigare, B. Barone, M.J. Church, and D.M. Karl (2017). Light absorption by phytoplankton in the North Pacific subtropical gyre. Limnology and Oceanography. doi: 10.1002/lno.10515

40. McKibben, S.M., W. T. Peterson, A. M. Wood, V. Trainer, M. Hunter, and A.E. White (2017). Climatic regulation of the neurotoxin domoic acid. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 10.1073/pnas.1606798114

39. Kohut, J. T., A.B. Kustka, M. Hiscock, P. Lam, C. Measures, A. Milligan, A.E. White, F. Carvalho, M. Hatta, B. Jones, D. Ohnemus and J. Schwartz. (2016) Mesoscale variability of the summer bloom over the Northern Ross Sea Shelf: A Tale of two banks. Journal of Marine Systems. doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2016.06.009

38. Bryant, T. Clemente, D. Viviani, A. Fong, P. Kemp, D.M. Karl, A. E. White and E.F. Delong. (2016) Diversity and activity of communities inhabiting plastic debris in the North Pacific Gyre. mSystems. 1(3):e00024-16. doi:10.1128/mSystems.00024-16.

37. Kustka, A, J. Kohut, A.E. White, P. Lam, A. Milligan, M. Dinniman, M. S. Mack, E. Hunter, M. Hiscock, W. O. Smith, and C. Measures (2015) The role of Modified Circumpolar Deep Water as an iron source to productive mid-summer phytoplankton in the Ross Sea. Deep Sea Research Part I. 105: 171-185, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2015.08.012

36. White, A.E. A.L. Whitmire, B. Barone, R.M. Letelier, D.M. Karl, and M.J. Church (2015) Phenology of particle size distributions in the North Pacific gyre. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans. doi: 10.1002/2015JC010897

35. McKibben, S.M., K. Watkins-Brandt, M. Wood, M. Hunter, Z. Forster, X. Du, and W. T. Peterson, and A.E. White (2015) Environmental regulation of HAB formation along the Oregon Coast. Harmful Algae 50: 32-44, doi.org/10.1016/j.hal.2015.10.004.

34. Wilson. S., B. Barone, F. Ascani, R. Bidigare, M. J. Churchm D. del Valle, S. T. Dyhrman, S. Ferrón, J. N. Fitzsimmons, L. W. Juranek, Z. Kolber, R. M. Letelier, S. Martínez-Garcia, D. P. Nicholson, K. J. Richards, Y. M. Rii, M.Rouco, D. A. Viviani, A. E. White, J. P. Zehr and D.M. Karl. (2015) Short-term variability in euphotic zone biogeochemistry and primary productivity at Station ALOHA: A case study of summer 2012. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 29, doi: 10.1002/2015GB005141

33. Puigcorbe, V., C. Benitez-Nelson, P. Masque, E. Verdeny, A. E. White, B.N. Popp, F. G. Prahl and P.J. Lam (2015) Small particles drive summertime carbon and nutrient export in the Gulf of California and Eastern Tropical North Pacific. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 29, doi: 10.1002/2015GB005134.

32. Carini, P. B, van Mooy, J. C. Thrash, A.E. White, Y. Zhao, E. O. Campbell, H. Fredericks, and S. Giovanonni (2015) SAR11 lipid renovation in response to phosphorus starvation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112: doi:10.1073/pnas.1505034112

31. Barone, B., M.J. Church, D.M. Karl, R.M. Letelier and A. E. White (2015) Particle distributions and dynamics from laser diffraction in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans. 120: doi:10.1002/2015JC010774

30. Carini, P. A.E. White, E.O. Campbell and S. Giovanonni (2014) Aerobic methanogenesis by phosphate-starved SAR11 chemoheterotrophic marine bacteria. Nature Communications 5: doi:10.1038/ncomms5346.

29. White, A.E., K. Watkins-Brandt, S.M. McKibben, M. Wood, M. Hunter, X. Du, and W. T. Peterson (2014) Persistent blooms of Akashiwo sanguinea along the Oregon-Washington coastal margin in 2009. Harmful Algae 37: 38-46. doi: 10.1016/j.hal.2014.05.004. 28. Muller-Karger, F. E., M. Kavanaugh, E. Montes, W. M. Balch, M. Breitbart1, F. P. Chavez, S. C. Doney, E. M. Johns, R. M. Letelier, M. W. Lomas, H. M. Sosik, A. E. White (2014). Urgent Need for Creating A Coastal Marine Biodiversity Observing Network (MBON) to Establish Baselines and Monitor Changing Seascapes. Oceanography 27(2): 18-23.

27. Gradoville, M.R., A. E. White and R.M. Letelier (2014) Physiological effects of enhanced carbon dioxide on high density Crocosphaera cultures. PlosOne: 9(10): e110660. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0110660

26. Burkhardt, B., K. S. Watkins-Brandt, D. Defforey, A. Paytan and A. E. White (2014) Remineralization of phytoplankton-derived organic matter by natural populations of heterotrophic bacteria. Marine Chemistry 162: doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00105.

25. Gradoville, M.R., A. E. White, D. Böttjer. M.J. Church and R.M. Letelier (2014) Diversity trumps acidification: No carbon dioxide enhancement of Trichodesmium community nitrogen or carbon fixation at Station ALOHA. Limnology and Oceanography 59(3): 645-659.

24. Wolhowe, Matthew D., Fredrick G. Prahl, Angelicque E. White, Brian N. Popp, and Anaid Rosas Navarro (2014) A biomarker perspective on coccolithophorid growth and export in a stratified sea. Progress in Oceanography 122: 65-76.

23. Kavanaugh. M.T., B. Hales, M. Saraceno, Y. H. Spitz, A. E. White, R.M. Letelier (2014) Hierarchical and dynamic seascapes: A quantitative framework for scaling pelagic biogeochemistry and ecology. Progress in Oceanography. 120, 291-304.

22. White, A.E. and S. Dyhrman (2013) The marine phosphorus cycle. Frontiers in Microbiology, 4 doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00105

21. 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 in Oceanography, 109, 1-17.

20. 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.

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

18. 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.

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

16.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.

15.White, A. E., K. Björkman, E. Grabowski, R. M. Letelier, S. Poulos, B. Watkins, and D. M. Karl (2010) 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.

14. 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.

13. 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.

12. 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.

11. 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.

10. 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.

9. 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.

8. 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.

7. Hewson, I., R. S. Poretsky, R. A. Beinart, A. E. White, T. Shi, S.R. Bench, P. H. Moisander, R. W. Paerl, H. Ja. 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

6. White, Angelicque E., Yvette H. Spitz and Ricardo 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.

5. White, Angelicque E., Fredrick G. Prahl, Ricardo M. Letelier and Brian N. Popp (2007) Summer in the Gulf of California: prime habitat for biological N2 fixation. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 21: GB2017, doi:10.1029/2006GB002779.

4. White, Angelicque E. (2006) Phosphorus Physiology and Environmental Forcing of Oceanic Cyanobacteria, Primarily Trichodesmium spp., Oregon State University, Ph.D. Dissertation.

3. White, Angelicque E., Yvette H. Spitz and Ricardo M. Letelier (2006) A numerical model of carbohydrate ballasting for Trichodesmium spp. at Station ALOHA. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 323: 35-45. [pdf]

2. White, Angelicque E., Yvette H. Spitz, David M. Karl, and Ricardo M. Letelier (2006) Flexible elemental stoichiometry in Trichodesmium spp. and its ecological implications. Limnology and Oceanography, 51: 1777-1790. [pdf]

1. White, Angelicque E. (2001) A Numerical Model of Primary Productivity and Dissolved Oxygen Dynamics in Mobile Bay. University of Alabama in Huntsville, Masters Thesis.