Amy Apprill

Associate Scientist

Amy Apprill

Associate Scientist

Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry

Contact Information
Work: 508 289 2649
Fax: 508-457-2164
Building: Fye 116

Mailing Address:
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
266 Woods Hole Road, Mailstop 4
Woods Hole, MA 02543


2009 - Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography - University of Hawaii at Manoa
2004 - M.S. in Biological Oceanography - University of Hawaii at Manoa
2001 - B.A. in Marine Science, Biology - University of San Diego

Microbial Ecology for Ocean Conservation

I am a marine microbial ecologist, and my lab examines the role of microorganisms in the health and ecology of sensitive marine environments and ocean animals. We are also interested in how these environment or animal-associated microbiomes reflect the climate and anthropogenic-induced alterations occurring in their surrounding ocean environment.  My current research uses a combination of field measurements and observations and laboratory experiments and relies on diverse methodology (cultivation, genomic, metagenomic and bioinformatic) to examine the microbiomes of reef-building corals, reef environments and large whales.

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Last updated: February 13, 2018