Amy Apprill

Associate Scientist


Bierlich KC, Miller CA, DeForce E, Friedlaender A, Johnston DW, Apprill A. 2018. Temporal and regional variability in the skin microbiomes of humpback whales along the Western Antarctic Peninsula. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 84:e02574-17. Open access  Cover image!   Press release  Link to taxonomy database

Apprill A, Miller CA, Moore MJ, Durban DW, Fearnbach H, Barrett-Lennard L.G. 2017. Extensive core microbiome in drone-captured whale blow supports a framework for health monitoring. mSystems. 5 e00119-17. Open access  Press release

Becker C, Hughen K, Mincer TJ, Ossolinski J, Weber L, Apprill A. 2017. Impact of prawn framing effluent on coral reef water nutrients and microorganisms. Aquaculture Environmental Interactions. 9:331-346. Open access

Apprill A. 2017. Marine animal microbiomes: toward understanding host-microbiome interactions in a changing ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science. 4:222. Open access

Weber LG, DeForce E, Apprill A. 2017. Optimizing DNA extraction for coral microbiota investigations. Microbiome. 5:18. Open access

Neave MJ, Michell CT, Apprill A, Voolstra CR. 2017 Endozoicomonas genomes reveal functional adaptation and plasticity in bacterial strains symbiotically associated with diverse marine hosts. Scientific Reports. 7:40579. Open access

McNally SP, Parsons RJ, Santoro AE, Apprill A. 2017. Multifaceted impacts of the stony coral Porites astreoides on picoplankton abundance and community composition. Limnology and Oceanography. 62:217-234. Open access  Press release

Neave MJ, Rachmawati R, Xun L, Michell CT, Bourne DG, Apprill A, Voolstra CR. 2017. Differential specificity between closely related corals and abundant Endozoicomonas endosymbionts across global scales. ISME Journal. 11:186-200. Open access

Diaz J, Hansel C, Apprill A, Brighi C, Zhang T, Weber L, McNally S, Xun L. 2016. Species-specific control of external superoxide levels by the coral holobiont during a natural bleaching event. Nature Communications. 7:13801. Open access   Press release

Zhang T, Diaz J, Brighi C, Parsons R, McNally S, Apprill A, Hansel CM. 2016. Dark production of extracellular superoxide by the coral Porites astreoides and representative symbionts. Frontiers in Marine Science. 3:232  Open access

Apprill A, Weber L, Santoro A. 2016. Distinguishing between microbial habitats unravels ecological complexity in coral microbiomes. mSystems. Open access  Editor's Pick!

Neave MJ, Apprill A, Ferrier-Pages C, Voolstra CR. 2016. Diversity and function of prevalent symbiotic marine bacteria in the genus Endozoicomonas. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 10:8315-8324. Open access

Walters W, Hyde E.R., Berg-Lyons D, Ackermann G, Humphrey G, Parada A, Gilbert J, Jansson JK, Caporaso G, Fuhrman JA, Apprill A, Knight R. 2016. Improved V4, V4-V5 and ITS marker gene primers for microbial community surveys. mSystems. . Open access

Apprill A, McNally SP, Parsons R & Weber L. 2015. Minor revision to V4 region SSU rRNA 806R gene primer greatly increases detection of SAR11 bacterioplankton. Aquatic Microbial Ecology. 75:129-137. Open access

Nelson TM, Apprill A, Mann J, Rogers TL, Brown MV. 2015. The marine mammal microbiome: current knowledge and future directions. Microbiology Australia 1:8-13. Open access

Neave MJ, Michell CT, Apprill A, Voolstra CR. 2014. Whole-genome sequencing of three symbiotic Endozoicomonas Bacteria. Genome Announc. 2(4):e00802-14. Open access

Furby KA, Apprill A, Cervino JM, Ossolinski JE, Hughen KA. 2014. Incidence of lesions on Fungiidae corals in the eastern Red Sea is related to water temperature and coastal pollution. Marine Environmental Research, 98: 29-38.

Apprill A, Robbins J, Eren, AM, Pack AA, Reveillaud J, Mattila D, Moore M, Niemeyer M, Moore KMT, Mincer TJ.  2014. Humpback whale populations share a core skin bacterial community: towards a health index for marine mammals? PLOS ONE, e90785. Open access

Reveillaud J, Maignien L, Eren AM, Huber JA, Apprill A, Sogin ML, Vanreusel A. 2014. Host-specificity among abundant and rare taxa in the sponge microbiome. ISME Journal. 9: 1198-1209.

Apprill A, Hughen K, Mincer T. 2013. Major similarities in the bacterial communities associated with lesioned and healthy Fungiidae corals, Environmental Microbiology. 15: 2063-2072.

Bayer T, Neave M, Alsheikh-Hussain A, Aranda M, Yum L, Mincer T, Hughen K, Apprill A., Voolstra C. 2013. The microbiome of the Red Sea coral Stylophora pistillata is dominated by tissue-associated Endozoicomonas bacteria, Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 79:4759-4762.  Open access

Selph KE, Apprill A, Measures CI, Hatta M, Hiscock WT, Brown MT. 2013. Phytoplankton distributions in the Shackleton Fracture Zone/Elephant Island Region of the Drake Passage in February-March 2004. Deep Sea Research II. 90: 55-67

Measures CI, Brown MT, Selph KE, Apprill A, Zhou M, Hatta M, Hiscock MT. 2013. The Influence of Shelf Processes in Delivering Dissolved Iron to the HNLC waters of the Drake Passage, Antarctica. Deep Sea Research II. 90: 77-88

Apprill A, Marlow HQ, Martindale MQ, Rappé MS. 2012. Specificity of bacteria associated with the coral Pocillopora meandrina during early development. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 78: 7467-7475.

Kahng S, Hochberg EJ, Apprill A, Wagner D, Luck DG, Perez D, Bidigare RR. 2012. Efficient light harvesting in deep-water, zooxanthellate corals.  Marine Ecology Progress Series. 455: 65 -77.

Apprill A, Rappé MS. 2011. Microbial community response to organic matter loading from coral spawning at lagoon and reef flat environments in Kaneohe Bay. Aquatic Microbial Ecology. 62: 251-266. Open access

Apprill A, Mooney TA, Lyman E, Stimpert AK, Rappé MS. 2011. Humpback whales harbor a combination of specific and variable skin bacteria. Environmental Microbiology Reports. 3: 223-323.

Apprill A, Marlow HQ, Martindale MQ, Rappé MS. 2009. The onset of microbial associations in the coral Pocillopora meandrina. The International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME) Journal (Nature Publishing). 3: 685-699.

Hiscock MR, Lance VP, Apprill A, Bidigare RR, Johnson ZI, Mitchell BG, Smith, Jr. WO, Barber RT. 2008. Photosynthetic maximum quantum yield increases are an essential component of the Southern Ocean phytoplankton response to iron. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA. 105: 4775-4780.

Apprill A, Bidigare RR, Gates RD. 2007. Visibly healthy corals exhibit variable pigment concentrations and symbiont phenotypes. Coral Reefs. 26: 387-397.

Apprill A, and Gates RD. 2007. Recognizing diversity in coral symbiotic dinoflagellate communities. Molecular Ecology 16: 1127-1134. Featured article!

Hochberg EJ, Apprill A, Bidigare RR, Atkinson MJ. 2006. Bio-optical modeling of photosynthetic pigments in corals. Coral Reefs 25: 99-109.

Hochberg EJ, Atkinson MJ, Apprill A, Andréfouët S. 2004. Spectral reflectance of coral. Coral Reefs 23: 84-95.

Apprill A, Lesser MP. 2003. Effects of ultraviolet radiation on Laminaria saccharina in relation to depth and tidal height in the Gulf of Maine. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 256: 75-85.

Last updated: February 16, 2018