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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 
Ingall, E. D., J. M. Diaz, A. F. Longo, M. Oakes, L. Finney, S. Vogt, B. Lai, P. L. Yager, B. S. Twining, and J. A. Brandes. 2013. Role of biogenic silica in the removal of iron from the Antarctic seas. Nature Communications 4:1981. doi:10.1038/ncomms2981
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, William F., Jay A. Brandes, Brian D. Foy, Christopher G. Morgan, Thierry D. Mann, and Darvin A. DeShazer. 2012. The maple syrup odour of the “candy cap” mushroom, Lactarius fragilis var. rubidus. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 43: 51–53.
Ingall, E. D., J. A. Brandes, J. M. Diaz, M. D. de Jonge, D. Paterson, I. McNulty, W. C. Elliott, and P. Northrup. 2011. Phosphorus K-edge XANES spectroscopy of mineral standards. Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 18: 189-197.doi:10.1107/S0909049510045322
Brandes, J. A., S. Wirick, and C. Jacobsen. 2010. Carbon K-edge spectra of carbonate minerals. Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 17(5): 676-682.
de Jonge, M. D., D. Paterson, I. McNulty, C. Rau, J. A. Brandes, and E. D. Ingall. 2010. Energy or intensity monitor for x-ray absorption near-edge structure measurements. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 619:154–156.
Abramson, L., S. Wirick, C. Lee, C. Jacobsen, and J. A. Brandes. 2009. The use of soft x-ray spectromicroscopy to investigate the distribution and composition of organic matter in a diatom frustule and a biomimetic analog. Deep-Sea Research II 56(18): 1369-1380. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2008.11.031.
Brandes, J. A. 2009. Rapid and precise d13C measurement of dissolved inorganic carbon in natural waters using liquid chromatography coupled to an isotope-ratio mass spectrometer. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 7: 730-739.

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