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!
Lia, Aaron, Josie, and their teams are all out in the field around B.C. collecting data, Summer
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
James, Lauren, and Julia's new paper on how fishing changes the size structure of coral reef fish communities is now out in PeerJ!, June
Congratulations to Danielle on being awarded a National Geographic Young Explorers Grant for her work on Kiritimati!, June
Welcome to our lab and welcome to Canada Mathangi! We're excited to have you here for the summer!, May
Lia's Fraser River Estuary research, conducted in collaboration with Raincoast Conservation, is covered by the Vancouver Sun 'Researchers seine for marine life off Roberts Bank port site', May
Associated Press, Washington Post and many others cover our recent expedition to Kiritimati, April
University of Victoria, Department of Biology, PO Box 1700 STN CSC, Victoria BC, V8W 2Y2, Canada