Senior Research Scientist, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Phone: 207-315-2567, ext 301
William Balch researches factors that affect the distribution of phytoplankton in space and time. His work has focused on coccolithophores, which are one of the main sources of calcium carbonate on the globe. His laboratory has been involved in studying new ways to estimate primary production and calcification from space using remote measurements of ocean color, sea surface temperature, and light.