Dr Anthony Ambrose is a forest canopy biologist working with the Department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley, the Institute for Biodiversity Science and Sustainability at the California Academy of Sciences, and the UC Institute for the Study of Ecological and Evolutionary Climate Impacts. He has been studying the structure, physiology, and biodiversity of tall trees for 20 years with a particular focus on understanding how canopy structure influences microclimate and biodiversity, how trees and forests are affected by environmental change and human management, and how this information can be used to help conserve forests in a rapidly changing world.
He is currently examining the impact of drought on coast redwood and giant sequoia trees, and seeking ways to improve forest resistance and resilience to climate change, examining water use strategies of coast redwood, Pacific madrone, southwestern white pine, and quaking aspen trees in California and Arizona. This research utilizes diverse methods and tools from the fields of plant physiology, forest ecology, stable isotope biogeochemistry, and micrometeorology.
Anthony has a BSc in Natural Resources Planning and an MSc in Forestry from Humboldt State University, and a PhD in Tree Physiological Ecology from UC Berkeley.