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 inform and inspire effective solutions for their conservation.
News - Fall 2017
We are looking for a talented, highly quantitative post-doctoral researcher with advanced bioinformatics and statistics skills to analyze our coral-Symbiodinium and microbe data, collected from Kiritimati over the course of the 2015-2016 El Niño. Help turn our treasure trove of data into discoveries about coral resilience to climate change!
Julia had a fabulous time at the Dalhousie Marine Affairs Program's Sustainable Oceans conference, where she delivered the keynote address on corals and climate change, September
Welcome new MSc student Jenny and new lab volunteers Elizabeth and Allie!, September
New functional diversity publications - with former post-doc Lauren Yeager and collaborator Jana McPherson - are finally out in Global Ecology and Biogeography (coral reef fish functional diversity), and Methods in Ecology and Evolution (FD methods)!
We had a great time at Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre over Labour Day weekend, for our 3rd annual lab retreat! Read our post-doc Laura's thoughts on the retreat here, September
The team, comprised of KI veterans Kristina and Julia, along with Jenn, Sean, Kevin, and Tyler, had a hugely successful expedition to Kiritimati for the month of July!
Julia and Kristina's new Global Young Academy report 'Restoring Canada’s Competitiveness in Fundamental Research: The View from the Bench” is out! Co-authored with Jeremy Kerr and Megan Dodd, the report has been profiled in Nature and Science, June
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