I've constructed this site to share some of my research highlights, a few image libraries of the microorganisms I study as well as pictures of life at sea on a research vessel.


I am an assistant professor in the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU). My research interests span phytoplankton physiology, nitrogen fixation, phosphorus cycling, elemental stoichiometry, harmful algal blooms, numerical approaches to modeling phytoplankton-mediated processes and utilization of remote sensing tools to explore habitat variability. Currently funded projects include a collaborative project (MOCHA) to monitor harmful algal blooms off the Oregon coast, NSF funded work to investigate the nature of organic matter decomposition, and a NASA New Investigator award to improve estimates of primary productivity in the open ocean. I am also a member of the NSF-funded Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE). To learn more about my work, click on the Research Projects page (to the left). If you want to see a subset of images collected from a few of the research cruise I have participated on, click here. You might also be looking for some thoughts on plastic pollution: you'll find that on the research page as well.


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


email address: awhite@coas.oregonstate.edu
office phone: (541) 737-6397
mailing address: COAS, 104 Ocean Admin Bldg Corvallis, OR 97331