Research in the Baum Lab is motivated by a fundamental desire to understand how human activities are changing marine ecosystems, and what the consequences of these changes are for nature and for people. Our current research centres around the following questions:
We are committed to open science and data sharing, and to outreach aimed at enhancing public understanding of our research, ocean conservation, and science in general. Our overarching goal is to make scientific discoveries that advance understanding of oceanic ecosystems and inspire effective solutions for their conservation.
News - Summer 2016
So many great things happening in the lab this summer!
Comings and goings: Lauren is leaving us to start a faculty position at the University of Texas. Congratulations Lauren!! New post-doc Laura Kehoe will be starting with Julia and Tara Martin on their Priority Threat Management project in November.
James and Julia have two size spectra papers accepted! One will be coming out soon in Global Change Biology and the other in Methods in Ecology and Evolution, August
Geoff is on the road, giving talks at ESA in Fort Lauderdale and the American Elasmobranch Society meeting in New Orleans, July/August
Lia completed her five month field season in the Fraser River Estuary with Raincoast, and Josie and collaborators completed their eelgrass and salmon monitoring across the province. Great work teams!, July
Julia, James, Danielle, and Jamie all presented their research at the International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS) in Honolulu, and had a great time at this marathon of a conference!, June
Julia and collaborator Susanna Fuller's new Oceana Canada report 'Canada's Fisheries: Status, Recovery Potential and Pathways to Success' is out! The report is being widely covered by the Canadian media, June
Congratulations to Danielle on being awarded a National Geographic Young Explorers Grant for her work on Kiritimati!, June
Associated Press, Washington Post and many others cover our recent expedition to Kiritimati, April
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