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William Ambrose

Vice Dean, School of the Coastal Environment and Professor of Marine Science Coastal Carolina University
Work address School of the Coastal Environment Coastal Carolina University Conway South Carolina 29528 USA Work Phone: +1 842-349-2299
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Research interests:

  • Oceanography
  • Paleooceanography
  • Benthic Ecology
  • Sclerochronology
  • Observing Networks.

Running national and international projects:

  • CAGE center of excellence
  • National Science Foundation “Collaborative Research: Research Networking Activities in Support of Sustained Coordinated Observations of Arctic Change”

Scientific publications:

  1. McMahon, Ambrose, W.G., Jr. K.W., Reynolds, M.J., Johnson, B.J., Whiting, A., and Clough, L.M. In Revision. Arctic Lagoon and Nearshore Food webs: Relative Contributions of Terrestrial Organic Matter, Phytoplankton, and Benthic Algae
  2. Huntsberger, C., Kilada, R., Ambrose, Jr., W.G., Wahle, R.A. 2020. Evaluating age-at-size relationships for the American lobster (Homarus americanus) from three contrasting thermal regimes using gastric mill band counts as a direct aging technique. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 77(10). dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2020-0018
  3. Carroll, M.L., Mette, M., Ambrose, Jr., W.G. 2020. Greenland cockles (Serripes groenlandicus Mohr 1786) from Bjørnøya (Bear Island), Svalbard record environmental change: local and regional drivers of growth. Estuarine Coastal Shelf Science doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2020.106892
  4. Andrade, H., van der Sleen, P., Black, B.A., Godiksen, J.A., Locke, W. V., Carroll, M.L., Ambrose Jr. W.G,  and Geffen, A. 2020. Ontogenetic movements of cod in Arctic fjords and the Barents Sea as revealed by otolith microchemistry. Polar Biology 43:409-421. doi.org/10.1007/s00300-020-02642-1
  5. Williams, L.M., Bowsher, A.M., Chrysovergi, M.A., Ambrose, W.G. Jr. 2020. Bloodworm (Glycera dibranchiata Ehlers, 1868) populations in the Gulf of Maine are connected through gene flow. Marine Science and Biology 1(1) doi.10.31021/msb.20201101
  6. Åström, K.K.L., Carroll, M.L., Sen, A., Niemann, H., Ambrose, W.G. Jr., Lehmann, M.F., Carroll, J. 2020. Chemosynthesis influences food web and community structure in high-Arctic benthos. Marine Ecology Progress Series 629:19-42. doi.org/10.3354/meps13101
  7. Bluhm, B.A., Kilada, R., Ambrose, W., Renaud, P.E. and Sundet, J.H. 2019. First record of cuticle bands in the stomach ossicles of the red king crab Paralithodes camtschaticus (Tilesius, 1815) (Decapoda: Anomura:Lithodidae) from Norway. Journal of Crustacean Biology doi:10.1093/jcbiol/ruz064.
  8. Leopold, P., Renaud, P.E., Ambrose, W.G. Jr. and Berge. J. 2018. High Arctic Mytilus spp.- occurrence, distribution, and history of dispersal. Polar Biology doi:10.1007/s00300-018-2415-1
  9. Renaud, P.E., Ambrose, W.G. and Bluhm, B.A. 2018. Are Sea Floor Communities on the Edge of Change? pp. 195-205 In: At the Edge (ed. P. Wassmann), Orkana Forlag, Stamsund.
  10. Åström, E.K.L., Carroll, M.L., Ambrose, W.G. Jr., Sen, A., Silyakova, A., and Carroll, J. 2018. Methane Cold Seeps as a Biological Oasis in the High-Arctic Deep Sea. Limnology and Oceanography, 63:S209-S231 doi:10.1002/lno.10732.
  11. Harris, C.M., Ambrose, W.G. Jr., Bigelow, G.F., Locke, W., and Silverberg, S.M.B. 2018. Analysis of the Size, Shape, and Modeled Age of Common Limpets (Patella vulgata) from Late Norse Middens at Sandwick, Unst, Shetland Islands, UK: Evidence for Anthropogenic and Climatic Impacts. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology, 13 (3):341-370. doi:10.1080/15564894.2017.1368743
  12. Vihtakari, M., Ambrose, W.G. Jr., Renaud, P.E., Locke, W.L. V., Carroll, M.L., Berge, J., Clarke, L.J., Cottier, F., and Hop, H. A. 2016. Key to the past? Element ratios as environmental proxies in two Arctic bivalves. Paleogeography, Paleoclimatology, Palaeoecology 465 (B):316-332. doi:10.1016/jpalaeo.2016.01.020
  13. Hong, We-Li, Simone, S., Panieri, G., Ambrose, W.G. Jr., Plaza-Faverola, A. and Schneider, A. 2016. Removal of methane through hydrological, microbial, and geochemical processes in the shallow sediments of pockmarks along eastern Vestnesa Ridge (Svalbard). Limnology and Oceanography 61 (S1):S324-S343. doi: 10.1002/lno.10299
  14. Åström, E.K.L., Carroll, M.L., Ambrose, W.G. Jr., Carroll, J. 2016. Arctic cold seeps in marine methane hydrate environments: Impacts on shelf macrobenthic community structure offshore Svalbard. Marine Ecology Progress Series 552:1-18. doi: 10.3354/meps11773.
  15. Mette, M., Wanamaker Jr., A.D., Carroll, M., Ambrose, Jr., W.G. Jr. and Retelle, M. 2016. Large-scale climate dynamics influence Arctica islandica shell growth and geochemistry in northern Norway. Limnology and Oceanography. 61:748-764 doi:10.1002/lno.10252
  16. Vihtakari, M., Renaud, P.E., Clarke, L.J., Whitehouse, M.J., Carroll, M.L, and Ambrose, W.G. Jr. 2016. Decoding the oxygen isotope signal for seasonal growth patterns in Arctic bivalves. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 446:263-283. doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.01.008.
  17. Ambrose, W.G., Jr., Locke, W.L., V., Bigelow G.F, and Renaud, P.E. 2016. Deposition of annual growth lines in the apex of the common limpet (Patella vulgata) from Shetland Islands, UK, and Norway: evidence from field marking and shell mineral content of annual line deposition. Environmental Archaeology: The Journal of Human Palaeoecology 21:79-87. doi:10.1179/1749631414Y.0000000058.
  18. Frantzen, M., Regoli, F., Ambrose, W.G. Jr., Nahrgang, J., Geraudie, P., Benedetti, M., Locke, W., V. and Camus, L. 2016. Biological effects of mechanically and chemically dispersed oil on the Icelandic Scallop (Chlamys islandica). Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 127:95-107.
  19. Ambrose, W.G. Jr., Panieri, G., Schneider, A., Plaza-Faverola, A., Carroll, M.L. Åström, E., Locke W. L. V, and Carroll, J. 2016. Bivalve shell horizons in seafloor pockmarks of the last glacial-interglacial transition: a thousand years of methane emissions in the Arctic Ocean. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 16, 4108-4129. doi: 0.1002/2015GC005980.
  20. Ambrose, W.G., Jr., Fisher, J.L. Locke, W.L., V, Hamilton, N.D., and Levitt, J. 2015. Harvest of the soft-shell clam (Mya arenaria) by Malaga Island, Maine, Residents from 1865-1912 occurred primarily in the fall and winter based on incremental growth assessment. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 11: 50-67. doi:10.1080/15564894.2015.1052864.
  21. Jørgen Berge, Malin Daase, Paul E. Renaud, William G. Ambrose, Jr., Gerald Darnis, Kim S. Last, Eva Leu, Jonathan H. Cohen, Geir Johnsen, Mark A. Moline, Finlo Cottier,  Øystein Varpe, Natalia Shunatova, Piotr Balazy, Nathalie Morata, Jean-Charles Massabuau, Stig Falk-Petersen, Ksenia Kosobokova, Clara J.M. Hoppe, Jan Marcin Węsławski, Piotr Kuklinski, Joanna Legeżyńska, Daria Nikishina, Marine Cusa, Monika Kędra, Maria Włodarska-Kowalczuk, Daniel Vogedes, Lionel Camus, Damien Tran, Emma Michaud, Tove M. Gabrielsen, Andrei Granovitch, Anya Gonchar, Rupert Krapp,  and Trine A. Callesen. 2015 Unexpected levels of biological activity during the polar night offer new perspectives on a warming Arctic. Current Biology.doi:10.1016/j.cub.2015.08.024
  22. Ambrose, W.G., Jr., Fisher, J.L. Locke, W.L., V, Hamilton, N.D., and Levitt, J.  2015. Harvest of the soft-shell clam (Mya arenaria) by Malaga Island, Maine, Residents from 1865-1912 occurred primarily in the fall and winter based on incremental growth assessment. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology DOI:10.1080/15564894.2015.1052864 In Press
  23. Ambrose, W.G., Jr., Locke, W.L., V., Bigelow G.F, and Renaud, P.E. 2015. Deposition of annual growth lines in the apex of the common limpet (Patella vulgata) from Shetland Islands, UK, and Norway: evidence from field marking and shell mineral content of annual line deposition. Environmental Archaeology: The Journal of Human Palaeoecology DOI:10.1179/1749631414Y.0000000058 In Press
  24. Williams, L.M., Nivison, C.L., Ambrose, W.G. Jr., Dobbin, R., and Locke, W.L. 2015. Lack of adult novel northern lineages of the invasive green crab, Carcinus maenus, along much of the northern United States Atlantic Coast? Marine Ecology Progress Series 532:153-159.
  25. Johnson, H.D., Stafford, K.M.  George, J.C., Ambrose, W.G. Jr., Clark, and C.W. 2015. Song diversity in the Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort population of bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus) spring 2011. Marine Mammal Science 31:902-922 DOI:10.111/mms.12196
  26. Ambrose, W.G.  Jr., Clough, L.M., Johnson, J.C., Griffith, D., Carroll, M.L., Greenacre, M., and Whiting, A. 2014. Interpreting local environmental change in coastal Alaska using traditional and scientific ecological knowledge.  Frontiers in Marine Science 1:40 doi: 10.3389/fmars.2014.00040
  27. Carroll, M.L., Ambrose, W.G., Jr., Locke, W.L., V, Stuart K. R., and Johnson, B.J. 2014. Bivalve growth rate and isotopic variability across the Barents Sea Polar Front. Journal of Marine Systems 130:167-180.
  28. Kędra, M., Renaud, P. E., Andrade, H., Goszczko, I., and Ambrose, W.G. Jr. 2013. Current benthic community structure, diversity and secondary production in shallow Barents Sea bank (Svalbardbank). Marine Biology 160:805-819.
  29. Søreide, J. E., Carroll, M.L., Hop H., Ambrose, W.G., Jr., Hegseth, E.N., and Falk-Petersen, S. 2013. Trophic structures and carbon flows in Arctic- and Atlantic regimes in Svalbard revealed by stable isotope and fatty acid tracers. Marine Biology Research 9:831-850.
  30. Henkes, G.A., Passey, B.H., Wanamaker, A.D., Grossman, E.L., Ambrose W.G., Jr., and Carroll, M.L. 2013. Carbonate clumped isotopes compositions of modern marine mollusc and brachiopods shells. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 106:307-325.
  31. Vieweg, I., Hop, H., Brey, T., Huber, S., Ambrose, W.G., Jr., Locke, W.L., V., and  Gabrielsen, G.W. 2012. Persistent organic pollutants in four bivalve species from Svalbard waters. Environmental Pollution 161:134-142.
  32. Ambrose, W.G., Jr., Renaud, P.E., Locke, W.L., V, Cottier, F.R., Berge, J.R., Carroll, M.L., Levin, B., and Ryan, S. 2012. Growth line deposition and variability in growth of two circumpolar bivalves (Serripes groenlandicus and Clinocardium ciliatum). Polar Biology 35:345-354.
  33. Carroll, M.L. and Ambrose, W.G., Jr. 2012. Benthic Infaunal Community Variability on the Northern Svalbard Shelf. Polar Biology 35:1259-1272.
  34. Carroll, M.L., Ambrose, W.G., Jr., Levin, B., Ratner, A., Ryan, S., and Henkes, G.A. 2011. Climatic regulation of Clinocardium ciliatum (bivalvia) growth in the northwestern Barents Sea. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 302:10-20.
  35. Piepenburg D., Archambault P., Ambrose W.G., Jr., Blanchard A., Bluhm B., Carroll M., Conlan K., Cusson M., Feder H., Grebmeier J.M., Jewett S., Lévesque M., Petryashev W, Sejr M.K., Sirenko B.I., and Wlodarska-Kowalczuk M. 2011. The biodiversity of the benthic macro-and megafauna of Arctic shelf seas – a pan-Arctic synopsis of magnitude and patterns. Marine Biodiversity 41:51-70.
  36. Carroll, M.L., Ambrose, W.G., Jr., Levin, B.S., Locke, W.L., Henkes, G.A., Hop H., and Renaud, P.E. 2011. Pan-Svalbard growth rate variability and environmental regulation in the Arctic bivalve Serripes groenlandicus. Journal of Marine Systems 88:239-251.
  37. Bluhm, B.A., Ambrose, W.G., Jr., Bergmann M., Clough L.M., Gebruk A.V., Hasemann C., Iken K., Klages M., MacDonald I.R., Renaud P.E., and Schewe I., Soltwedel T., Wlodarska-Kowalczuk, M. 2011. Biodiversity of the Arctic deep sea benthos. Marine Biodiversity 41:87-107.
  38. Sypitkowski, E., Bohlen, C., and Ambrose, W.G., Jr. 2010. Estimating the frequency and extent of bloodworm digging in Maine from aerial photography.  Fisheries Research 101:87-93.
  39. Sypitkowski, E., Ambrose, W.G., Jr., Bohlen, C., Atherton, T., and Warren, J. 2009. Catch Statistics in the Bloodworm Fishery in Maine.  Fisheries Research 96:303-307.
  40. Cochrane, S.J., Denisenko, S.G., Renaud, P.E., Emblow, C.S., Ambrose, W.G., Jr., Ellingsen, and I.H, Skarδhamar, J. 2009 Benthic fauna and productivity regimes in the Barents Sea — ecological implications in a changing Arctic. Journal of Sea Research 61:222-233.
  41. Carroll, M.L., Johnson, B., Henkes, G.A., McMahon, K.W., Voronkov, A., Ambrose, W.G., Jr., and Denisenko, S.G. 2009. Bivalves as indicators of environmental variation and potential anthropogenic impacts in the southern Barents Sea. Marine Pollution Bulletin 59:193-206.
  42. Jewett, S.C., Clough, L.M., Blanchard, A.L., Ambrose, W.G., Jr., Feeder, H.M., Hoberg, M.K., and Whiting, A. 2009. Nearshore macrobenthos of northern Kotzebue Sound, Alaska, with reference to local sewage disposal. Polar Biology 32:1665-1680.
  43. Ambrose, W.G., Jr., Renaud, P.E., Cochran, S., Denisenko, S.G., Sharδhamar, J. 2009. Polychaete diversity patterns on two Arctic shelves: impacts of ice and primary productivity? ZooSymposia 2:457-485.
  44. Sun, M-Yi., Clough L.M., Carroll, M.L., Dai, J., Ambrose, W.G., Jr., and Lopez, G.R. 2009. Different responses of two common Arctic macrobenthic species (Macoma balthica and Monoporeia affinis) to phytoplankton and ice algae: Will Climate Change impacts be species specific? Journal of Marine Experimental Biology 376:110-121.
  45. Sypitkowski, E., Ambrose, W.G., Jr., Bohlen, Curtis, and Warren, J. 2008. Harvest efficiency of bloodworms (Glycera dibranchiata) on Maine mudflats. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 28:1506-1514.
  46. Carroll M.L., Denisenko, S.G., Renaud, P.E., and Ambrose, W.G., Jr. 2008. Benthic Infauna of the Seasonally Ice-Covered Western Barents Sea: Patterns and Relationships to Environmental Forcing.  Deep Sea Research II 55:2340-2351.Carroll, M.L., Denisenko, S.G., Voronkov, A., Ambrose, W.G., Jr., Henkes, G.A, Bosheim, S., Fredheim, B., and Gulbrandsen, T.R. 2008. Arctic bivalves as indicators of environmental variation. Proceedings of the SPE 9th International Conference on Health Safety and Environment 15-17 April 2008, Nice, France SPE111-558.
  47. Renaud, P.E., Carroll, M.L., and Ambrose, W.G., Jr. 2007. Effects of global warming on Arctic sea-floor communities and its consequences for higher trophic levels. pp. 139-175. In: Duarte, C. and S., Agusti (eds.) “Effects of Global Warming on Polar Ecosystems” Fundacion BBVA, Madrid.  [Solicited and copy-edited but not peer-reviewed]
  48. Olsen, Harlaug, G., Carroll, M. L., Renaud, P. E., Ambrose, W. G., Jr., Ølsen, R., and Carroll, J. 2007. The benthic community response to petroleum-associated components in Arctic versus temperature marine sediments.  Marine Biology 151:2167-2176.Renaud P.E., Morata, N., Ambrose, W.G., Jr., Bowie, J., and Chiuchiolo, A. 2007. Carbon cycling by seafloor communities on the eastern Beaufort Sea shelf.  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 349:248-260.
  49. Sun, M.Y., Carroll, M.L., Ambrose, W.G., Jr., Clough, L.M., Zou, L., and Lopez, G.R. 2007. Rapid consumption of phytoplankton and ice algae by Arctic soft-sediment benthic communities: evidence using natural and 13C-labeled food materials. Journal of Marine Research 65:561-588.
  50. Tamslander, T., Renaud, P.E., H. Hop., Carroll, M.L., W.G. Ambrose, Jr., and Hobson, K.A. 2006. Trophic relationships and pelagic-benthic coupling during summer in the Barents Sea Marginal Ice Zone revealed by stable carbon and nitrogen isotope measurements. Marine Ecology Progress Series 310:33-46.
  51. McMahon, K.W., Ambrose, W.G. Jr., Johnson, B.J., Sun, M.Yi., Lopez, G.R., Clough, L.M. and Carroll, M.L. 2006. Benthic community response to ice algae and phytoplankton in Ny Ålesund, Svalbard. Marine Ecology Progress Series 310:1-14 [Feature Article].
  52. Ambrose, W.G., Jr., Carroll, M.L., Greenacre, M., Thorrold, S. R., and McMahon, K. 2006. Variation in bivalve growth in a Norwegian high-Arctic fjord: Evidence for local- and large-scale climatic forcing. Global Change Biology 12:1595-1607.
  53. Bishop, M.J., Rivera, J.A., Irlandi, E.A., Ambrose, W.G., Jr., and Peterson, C.H. 2005. Spatio-temporal patterns in the mortality of juvenile bay scallops in North Carolina: ecological detective work to explain reproductive life-history anomalies. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 315:127-146.
  54. Clough, L.M., Renaud, P.E. and Ambrose, W.G., Jr. 2005. Impacts of water depth, sediment pigment concentration, and benthic macrofaunal biomass on sediment oxygen demand in the western Arctic Ocean.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 62:1756-1765.
  55. McMahon, K., Johnson, B.J., and Ambrose, W.G., Jr. 2005. Diet and movement of the mummichog, Fundulus heteroclitus, in a Maine salt marsh assessed using gut contents and stable isotope analyses. Estuaries 28:966-973.
  56. Ambrose, W.G. Jr., von Quillfeldt, C., Clough, L.M., Tilney, P.V.R. and Tucker 2005. The sub-ice algal community in the Chukchi sea: large- and small-scale patterns of abundance based on images from a remotely operated vehicle. Polar Biology 28:784-795.
  57. Renaud, P.E., Ambrose, W.G., Jr., Vanreusel, A., and Clough, L.M. 2004. Meiofaunal and macrofaunal diversity in the Arctic Ocean. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 300 297-306.
  58. Quillfeldt, C.H., Ambrose, W.G., Jr. and Clough, L.M. 2003. High numbers of diatom species in first year ice from the Chukchi Sea. Polar Biology 26:806-818.
  59. Vanreusel, A. Clough, L.M., Jacobsen, K., Ambrose, W.G., Jr., Jivaluk, J., Ryheul, V., Herman, R., Vincx, and M. 2001. Meiobenthos of the Central Arctic Ocean with special emphasis on the nematode community structure.  Deep Sea Research 47:1855-1879.
  60. Ambrose, W.G., Jr., Clough, L.M., Tilney, P.R., and Beer, L. 2001. Role of echinoderms in benthic remineralization in the Chukchi Sea. Marine Biology 139:937-949.
  61. West, T.L., Clough, L.M., and Ambrose, W.G., Jr. 2000. Assessment of function in an oligohaline environment: Lessons learned by comparing created and natural habitats. Ecological Engineering 15:303-321.
  62. Irlandi, E.A., Orlando, B.A., and Ambrose, W.G., Jr. 1999. Influence of seagrass habitat and patch size on growth and survival of juvenile bay scallops (Argopecten irradians concentricus Say). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 235:21- 44.
  63. Renaud, P.E., Syster, D.A., and Ambrose, W.G., Jr. 1999. Do recruitment patterns determine community structure of continental shelf benthos off North Carolina, U.S.A.?  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 37:89-106.
  64. Leinaas, H.P. and Ambrose, W.G., Jr. 1999. Decision between a small and large prey species: reduced energy acquisition by pre-migratory purple sandpipers, Calidris maritima, on Svalbard. Polar Biology 22:264-270.
  65. Riggs, S.R., Ambrose, W.G., Jr., Cook, J.W., Snyder, S.W., and Snyder, S.W. 1998. Sediment production model for sediment-starved continental margins: the interrelationship between hardbottoms, sedimentologic and benthic community processes, and storm dynamics. Journal of Sedimentary Research 68:155-168.
  66. Gallagher, M.L., Ambrose, W.G., Jr., and Renaud, P.E. 1998. Biochemical composition of several benthic invertebrates from the Northeast Water Polynya: Evidence for spatial variability in particulate organic matter input. Polar Biology 19:167-171.
  67. Ambrose, W.G. Jr., Dawson, M., Gailey, C., Ledkovsky, P., O’Leary, S., Tassinari, B., Vogel, H., and Wilson, C. 1998. Effects of Baitworm digging on the soft-shelled clam, Mya arenaria in Maine: shell damage and exposure on the sediment surface. Journal of Shellfish Research 17: 1043-1050.
  68. Ambrose, W.G., Jr. and Renaud, P.E. 1997. Does a pulsed food supply to the benthos affect polychaete recruitment patterns in the Northeast Water Polynya? Journal of Marine Systems 10:483-495.
  69. Piepenburg, D., Ambrose, W.G., Jr., Brandt, A., Renaud, P.E., Ahrens, M.J., and Jensen, P. 1997. Benthic community patterns reflect water column process in the Northeast Water Polynya (Greenland) Journal of Marine Systems 10:467-482.
  70. Renaud, P.E., Riggs, S.R., Ambrose, W.G., Jr., Schmid, K., and Snyder, S.W. 1997. Biological  Geological interactions: storm effects of macroalgal communities mediated by sediment distribution patterns. Continental Shelf Research 17:37-56.
  71. Clough, L.M., Ambrose, W.G., Jr., Cochran, K., Barnes, K., Renaud, P.E., and Aller, R. 1997. Bioturbation, biomass, and infaunal abundance in the sediments of the Arctic Ocean. Deep Sea Research Part II 44:1683-1704.
  72. Clough, L.M., Ambrose, W.G. Jr. and Cochran, J.K. 1996. The role of biomass, bioturbation and remineralization in determining the fate of carbon in the Arctic Ocean. pp. 51-54, In: The 1994 Arctic Ocean Section: The First Major Scientific Crossing of the Arctic Ocean, ed. by W. Tucker and D. Cate, U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, Hanover, New Hampshire Special Report 96-23.
  73. Renaud, P.E., Ambrose, W.G., Jr., Riggs, S.R., and Syster, D.A. 1996. Multi level effects of severe storms on an offshore temperate reef system: benthic sediments, macroalgae, and implications for fisheries. Marine Ecology 17:383-398.
  74. Clough, L.M., Ambrose, W.G., Jr., Ashjian, C., Piepenburg, D., Renaud, P.E., and Smith, S. 1996. Meroplankton in the Northeast Water Polynya: does larval distribution mirror benthic abundance patterns? Journal of Marine Systems 10:343-357.
  75. Ambrose, W.G., Jr. and Renaud, P.E. 1995. Benthic response to water column productivity: evidence for benthic pelagic coupling in the Northeast Water Polynya. Journal of Geophysical Research 100: (C3):4411-4421.
  76. Irlandi, E.A., Ambrose, W.G., Jr., and Orlando, B.A. 1995. Landscape Ecology and the marine environment: How spatial configuration of seagrass habitat influences growth and survival of the bay scallop, Argopecten irradians. Oikos 72:307-313.
  77. Hobson, K.A., Ambrose, W.G., Jr., and Renaud, P.E. 1995. Sources of primary production benthic-pelagic coupling, and trophic relationships within the Northeast Water Polynya: Insights from δ 13C and δ 15N analysis. Marine Ecology Progress Series 128: 1-10.
  78. Olafsson, E.B., Peterson, C.H., and Ambrose, W.G., Jr.  1994. Does recruitment limitation structure populations and communities of macroinvertebrates in marine soft sediments: The relative significance of pre- and post-settlement processes?  Oceanography and Marine Biology an Annual Review 32:65-109.
  79. Posey, M.H., and Ambrose, W.G., Jr. 1994. Effects of proximity to an offshore hard bottom reef on infaunal abundances.  Marine Biology 118:745-753.
  80. Ambrose, W.G., Jr., Ahrens, M., Brandt, A., Dimmler, P., Graf, G., Gutt, J., Herman, R., Jensen, P., Piepenburg, D., Queisser, Q., Renaud, P.E., Scheltz,A., and Thomsen, L. 1994. Benthos. Berichte zur Polarforschung 142:106-112.
  81. Krause, M.K., Arnold, W.S., and Ambrose, W.G., Jr. 1994. Morphological and genetic variation among three populations of calico scallops, Argopecten irradians. Journal of Shellfish Research 13:529-537.
  82. Singhas, L.S., West, T.L., and Ambrose, W.G., Jr. 1993. Occurrence of Echeneibothrium (Platyhelminthes, Cestoda) in the Calico Scallop, Argopecten gibbus, from North Carolina. Fishery Bulletin 91:179-181.
  83. Ambrose, W.G., Jr. 1993. Effects of predation and disturbance by Ophiuroids on soft-bottom community structure in Oslofjord: Results of a mesocosm study.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 97:225-236.
  84. Deming, J., Johnson, M., Smith, W., Ambrose, W.G., Jr., Bauerfeind, E., Booth, B., Cochran, K., Hopkins, T., Kristensen, R., Minnett, P., Niebauer, J., Rowe, G., Smith, S. Wallace, and D., Walsh, I. 1993. Northeast Water Polynya: Polar Sea Cruise Report. EOS, Tranactions American Geophysical Union 74:185, 195-96.
  85. West, T.L. and Ambrose, W.G., Jr. 1992. Abiotic and biotic effects on population dynamics of oligohaline benthic invertebrates. In: Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth European Marine Biological Symposium, edited by V.U. Ceccherilli, R. Rossi, and A. Carrieri. Olsen and Olsen Pub. pp. 189-194.
  86. Ambrose, W.G., Jr., Peterson, C.H., Summerson, H.C., and Lin, J. 1992. Experimental tests of factors affecting recruitment of bay scallops (Argopecten irradians) to spat collectors. Aquaculture 108:67-86.
  87. Ambrose, W.G., Jr., and Irlandi, B.A. 1992. Height of attachment on seagrass leads to trade off between growth and survival in the bay scallop Argopecten irradians. Marine Ecology Progress Series 90:45-51.
  88. Leinaas, H.P., and Ambrose, W.G., Jr. 1992. Utilization of different foraging habitats by the purple sandpiper Calidris maritima on a Spitsbergen beach. Cinclus 15:85-91.
  89. Ambrose, W.G., Jr.  1991. Are infaunal predators important in structuring marine soft bottom communities?  American Zoologist 31:849-860
  90. Ambrose, W.G., Jr. and Lin, J. 1991. Settlement preference of Argopecten irradians larvae for artificial substrates. In: An International Compendium of Scallop biology and Culture, edited by S.E. Shumway, World Aquaculture Society, pp. 16-20.
  91. Ambrose, W.G., Jr. and Leinaas, H. P. 1990. Size specific distribution and abundance of amphipods (Gammarus setosus) on an Arctic shore: Effects of shorebird Predation? In: Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth European Marine Biological Symposium, ed. by M. Barnes and R.N. Gibson, Aberdeen University Press, pp. 239-249
  92. Lee, H., II and Ambrose, W.G., Jr. 1989. Life after competitive exclusion: alternative strategies of a competitive inferior. Oikos 56:424-427.
  93. Ambrose, W.G., Jr. and Leinaas, H. P. 1988. Intertidal soft-bottom communities on the west coast of Spitzbergen. Polar Biology 8:393-395.
  94. Hunt, J.H., Ambrose, W.G., Jr. and Peterson, C.H. 1987. Effects of the gastropod Ilyanassa obsoleta (Say) and the bivalve Mercenaria mercenaria (Linne) on larval settlement and juvenile recruitment.  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 108:229-240.
  95. Ambrose, W.G., Jr. 1986. Estimate of removal rate of Nereis virens (Polychaeta: Nereidae) from an intertidal mudflat by Gulls (Larus spp.). Marine Biology 90:243-247.
  96. Warwick, R.M., Gee, J.M., Berge, J.A., and Ambrose, W.G., Jr. 1986. Effects of the feeding activity of the polychaete Streblosoma bairdi (Malmgren) on meiofaunal abundance and community structure. Sarsia 71:11 16.
  97. Ambrose, W.G., Jr. 1986. Experimental analysis of density dependent emigration of the amphipod Rhepoxynius abronius. Marine Behavior and Physiology 12:209-216.
  98. Ambrose, W.G., Jr. 1986. Importance of predatory infauna in marine soft-bottom communities: Reply to Wilson. Marine Ecology Progress Series 32:41-45.
  99. Berge, J.A., Schaanning, M., Bakke, T.K., Sandöy, K., Skeie, G.M., and Ambrose, W.G., Jr. 1986. A soft-bottom sublittoral mesocosm by the Oslofjord: Description performance and examples of application. Ophelia 26:37-54.
  100. Peterson, C.H. and Ambrose, W.G., Jr. 1985. Potential habitat dependence in deposition rate of presumptive annual lines in shells of the bivalve Protothaca staminea. Lethaia 18:257-260.
  101. Commito, J.A. and Ambrose, W.G., Jr. 1985. Predatory infauna and trophic complexity in soft bottom communities. In: Proceedings of the Nineteenth European Marine Biological Symposium, edited by P.E. Gibbs, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 323-333.
  102. Gee, J.M., Warwick, R.M., Schaanning, M., Berge, J.A., and Ambrose, W.G., Jr. 1985. Effects of organic enrichment on meiofaunal abundance and community structure in sublittoral soft sediments. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 91:247-262.
  103. Commito, J.A. and Ambrose, W.G., Jr. 1985. Multiple trophic levels in soft bottom communities. Marine Ecology Progress Series 26:289-293.
  104. Ambrose, W.G., Jr. 1984. Role of predatory infauna in structuring marine soft bottom communities. Marine Ecology Progress Series 17:109-115.
  105. Ambrose, W.G., Jr. 1984. Influence of residents on the development of a marine soft bottom community. Journal of Marine Research 42:633-654.
  106. Ambrose, W.G., Jr. 1984. Influences of predatory polychaetes and epibenthic predators on the structure of a soft bottom community in a Maine estuary. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 81:115-145.
  107. Ambrose, W.G., Jr. 1984. Increased emigration of the amphipod Rhepoxynius abronius (Barnard) and the polychaete Nephtys caeca (Fabricius) in the presence of invertebrate predators. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 81:115-145.
  108. Peterson, C.H., Ambrose, W.G., Jr., and Hunt, J.H. 1982. A field test of the swimming response of the bay scallop (Argopecten irradians) to changing biological factors. Bulletin of Marine Science 32:939-944.
  109. Ambrose, W.G., Jr., Jones, D., and Thompson, I. 1980. Distance from shore and growth rate of the suspension feeding bivalve Spisula solidissima. Proceedings of the National Shellfisheries Association 70:207-215.
  110. Jones, D.S., Thompson, I., and Ambrose, W.G., Jr. 1978. Age and growth determinations for the Atlantic surf clam Spisula solidissima based on internal growth lines in shell cross sections. Marine Biology 47:63-70.