William G. Ambrose Jr
Professor of Biology
Ph.D. in Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Professor Ambrose’s research interests focus on understanding processes influencing the structure and function of marine benthic communities. He is particularly interested in how benthic communities might respond to climate change. He also uses the environmental information stored in the hard parts of marine organisms to reconstruct past environments and examine Holocene climate change. His current research also involves invertebrate fisheries biology, focusing on clams and bait worms. His field work takes place in Maine and across the arctic and subarctic.