Meredith White

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Phytoplankton and Invertebrate Larval Ecologist
Office: 207-315-2567, ext. 520
Mobile: 978-985-9841
Fax: 207-315-2329


  • Ph.D., Biological Oceanography, Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (MIT/WHOI) Joint Program, 2013
  • B.S., Biochemistry, Lafayette College, 2006

Research Interests 

The effects of climate change (including ocean acidification) and other environmental stressors on marine benthic invertebrate larval and juvenile development.  Effects of ocean acidification and changes to the marine carbonate system on phytoplankton physiology, on the marine carbon pump, and on ocean biogeochemistry.  Interactive effects of ocean acidification on predator-prey relationships.

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In the News

Ocean acidification panel calls for action to address threat. The Boothbay Register

Lobsterman lawmaker wants $3 million Maine bond to fight ocean acidity. The Bangor Daily News

Study committee calls for Maine to act on ocean acidification.  The Portland Press Herald

White '06 named to Ocean Acidification Study Commission.  Lafayette Alumni Community

Bigelow Laboratory scientist appointed to Ocean Acidification Study Commission.  The Boothbay Register

Bill calls for Maine panel to study acid in Gulf.  The Portland Press Herald

Scallops under threat.  Bowdoin Daily Sun 

Sassy scallops: How will shellfish fare as ocean conditions shift?  Oceanus Magazine 50(2): 68-69

Science Communication & Outreach 

What does ocean acidification mean for our coasts?  The Blog Aquatic, Ocean Conservancy

How to write a testimony. The Story Collider (Stories About Science) Podcast