Jude Apple ~ Entrepreneurial Ecologist

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Jude Apple

Jude Apple
Shannon Point Marine Center
Center for Environmental Science
Western Washington University
1900 Shannon Point Road
Anacortes, WA 98221

Office: (360) 293-2188
Email | Website

Research Interests
  • Ecology of aquatic microbes, specifically factors shaping their metabolic processes, phylogenetic composition, role in microbial food web dynamics, and contribution to ecosystem-scale biogeochemical processes
  • The effect of anthropogenic perturbations (e.g. hypoxia) on marine and coastal ecosystems and the response of marine and estuarine bacterioplankton to ocean acidification and climate change
  • NSF-sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) and Multicultural Initiative in the Marine Sciences: Undergraduate Participation (MIMSUP) programs based at Shannon Point Marine Center
Appointments Held
  • Research Associate, Shannon Point Marine Center, Western Washington University, WA, 2008-present
  • Visiting Research Faculty/Assistant Research Scientist, University of Maryland Horn Point Laboratory, Cambridge MD, 2004-2007
  • Graduate Research Assistant, University of Maryland Horn Point Laboratory, Cambridge MD, 1999-2004
  • Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Biological Sciences, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 1995-1998
  • Field Research Technician/Research Diver, Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG), Texas A&M University, College Station TX, 1994-1995
  • Postdoc, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Oceanography
  • Ph.D. Marine Estuarine & Environmental Science, University of Maryland
  • M.S. Marine Biology, University of North Caroline Wilmington
  • B.S. Biology/Education, Tufts University