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 - Winter 2017
Geoff is headed to South Africa to investigate the community composition and abundance of benthic sharks in Walker Bay, a seasonal protected area, using baited remote underwater video (BRUV).
Good luck Geoff!, January
Jillian (former Baum lab Honours student) and Julia's paper on size-structuring and allometric scaling in coral reef fishes is accepted at Journal of Animal Ecology. Yeay!, December
Kristina, Jen, Lisa, Maryann, and Julia are back from a successful two weeks on Kiritimati. Read about our latest research in The Globe and Mail article 'Beauty on the Brink', November
Julia is awarded the 2015-2016 Faculty of Science Award for Research Excellence, November
Julia is one of Science Borealis' 100 Voices for Canadian Science Communication
Post-doc comings and goings: Josie is leaving to start a new post-doc at Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Congratulations Josie! New post-doc Laura Kehoe joined the lab to start work with Julia and Tara Martin on their Priority Threat Management project.
University of Victoria, Department of Biology, PO Box 1700 STN CSC, Victoria BC, V8W 2Y2, Canada