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Jay Brandes

Dr. Jay Brandes
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography
10 Ocean Science Circle
Savannah, Georgia 31411
Telephone: (912) 598-2361
Fax: (912) 598-2310

Director, Skidaway Island Scientific Stable Isotope Laboratory (SISSIL).

B.S. Humboldt State University, Chemistry, cum laude, 1988
B.S. Humboldt State University, Oceanography, magna cum laude, 1988
M.Sc. University of Washington, Oceanography, 1994
Ph.D. University of Washington, Oceanography [Chemistry], 1996

Local Pages:
Global Ecology

 Research Interests and Projects 

Use of Stable isotopes to determine sources and diagenesis of organic compounds and nutrients in ecosystems. Development of high resolution X-ray spectromicroscopic techniques for examining nutrient cycling and sequestration and organic matter diagenesis.

Current Projects:
  • Introduction to Coastal Oceanography, Savannah State University
  • Introduction to Estuarine and Coastal Oceanography, Georgia Institute of Technology .
 Adjunct Appointments 
Graduate Recruitment Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin, 2001;
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Carnegie Institute of Washington, 1996;
NSF Dissertations in Chemical Oceanography Award, 1996;
National Defense, Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship, 1991-1994;
Fred Telonicher Marine Laboratory Research Fellowship, 1986

 Selected Publications 
Bittar, T. B., S. A. Berger, L. M. Birsa, T. L. Walters, M. E. Thompson, R. G. M. Spencer, E. L. Mann, A.Stubbins, M. E. Frischer, and J. A. Brandes. 2016. Seasonal dynamics of dissolved, particulate and microbial components of a tidal saltmarsh-dominated estuary under contrasting levels of freshwater discharge. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science (pagination pending). doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2016.08.046
Huang, W. -J., W. -J. Cai, Y. Wang, X. Hu, B. Chen, S. E. Lohrenz, S. Chakraborty, R. He, J. Brandes, and C. S. Hopkinson. 2015. The response of inorganic carbon distributions and dynamics to upwelling-favorable winds on the northern Gulf of Mexico during summer. Continental Shelf Research 111:211-222.
Leal, M. C., C. Ferrier-Pagès, R. Calado, J. A. Brandes, M. E. Frischer, and J. C. Nejstgaard. 2014. Trophic ecology of the facultative symbiotic coral Oculina arbuscula. Marine Ecology Progress Series 504:171-179. doi: 10.3354/meps10750
Leal, M. C., S. A. Berger, C. Ferrier-Pagès, R. Calado, J. Brandes, M. E. Frischer, and J. C. Nejstgaard. 2014. Temporal changes in the trophic ecology of the asymbiotic gorgonian Leptogorgia virgulata. Marine Biology 161(9): 2191-2197. doi: 10.1007/s00227-014-2496-5
Longo, A. F., E. D. Ingall, J. M. Diaz, M. Oakes, L. E. King, A. Nenes, N. Mihalopoulos, K. Violaki, A. Avila, C. R. Benitez-Nelson, J. Brandes, I. McNulty, and D. J. Vine. 2014. P-NEXFS analysis of aerosol phosphorus delivered to the Mediterranean Sea, Geophysical Research Letters 41:4043-4049. doi: 10.1002/2014GL060555
Carr, S. A., S. W. Vogel, R. B. Dunbar, J. Brandes, C. T. Mills, J. R. Spear, R. Levy, T. R. Naish, R. D. Powell, S. G. Wakeham, and K. W. Mandernack. 2013. Bacterial abundance and composition in marine sediments beneath the Ross Ice Sheet, Antarctica. Geobiology 11:377-395. doi: 10.1111/gbi.12042
Shah, S. R., S. B. Joye, J. A. Brandes, and A. P. McNichol. 2013. Carbon isotopic evidence for microbial control of carbon supply to Orca Basin at the seawater–brine interface. Biogeosciences 10:3175-3183. doi: 10.5194/bg-10-3175-2013
Diaz, J., E. D. Ingall, S. D. Snow, C. Benitez-Nelson, M. Tallifert, and J. A. Brandes. 2012. Inorganic polyphosphate cycling as a mechanism for the enhanced regeneration of phosphorus in the hypoxic water column of Effingham Inlet, British Columbia. Global Biogeochemical Cycles doi: 10.1029/2011GB004226
Windom, H. L., L. F. Niencheski, D. Wells, and J. Brandes. 2012. The use of oxygen isotopic ratios to identify natural and anthropogenic mercury concentrations in the Lower Brazilian Pantanal. Environmental Earth Sciences 65(2): 547-553. doi: 10.1007/s12665-011-1369-1
Wood, W. F., J. A. Brandes, B. D. Foy, C. G. Morgan, T. D. Mann, and D. A. DeShazer. 2012. The maple syrup odour of the “candy cap” mushroom, Lactarius fragilis var. rubidus. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 43: 51-53. doi: 10.1016/j.bse.2012.02.027

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