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Amy Apprill

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 research focuses on the contribution of microorganisms to the health and ecology of sensitive animals and ecosystems of the ocean.  My laboratory group uses a combination of field measurements and observations and laboratory experiments and relies on diverse methodology (cultivation, genomic, metagenomic and bioinformatic) to understand the microbial symbionts of marine mammals and corals and microbial dynamics within coral reef ecosystems.