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 addresses questions that focus on the contribution of microorganisms to the health and ecology of marine animals that are targets for conservation efforts. I am also interested in how these animal-associated microbes reflect the climate and anthropogenic-induced alterations occurring in their surrounding marine 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 and marine mammals.