Research in the Baum Lab is motivated by a fundamental desire to understand how human activities are altering marine ecosystems, and what the consequences of these changes are both for nature and for society. Our current research centres around the following questions:
news - spring 2015
So many great things happening in the lab this spring!
The first paper from our Kiritimati field program is out! In Ecology! With Chelsea Wood we uncover links between overfishing, oceanographic productivity and parasites!, May
Julia gives seminar at Western Washington University as the 'Graduate Student Selected Speaker', May
Julia delivers the keynote talk to students at Oceans Network Canada's 2015 Ocean Science Symposium, May
James teaches his first Software Carpentry workshop (in Vancouver), May
Danielle, Jamie, Kristina, and Lisa are out on Kiritimati (again!), this time with John Burns from the Gates Lab, May
Congratulations to Hannah for successfully defending her Honour's thesis!, April
Huge congratulations to Navarana Smith for being awarded a 3M National Student Fellowship! We couldn't be happier for our wonderful Navi!, April
New article on drivers of Pacific coral reef communities, with our NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Division collaborators, is out in PLoS ONE. Read our press release here, and Adel and Ivor's article Measuring coral reef fishes by taking humans out of the picture in The Conversation, April
Julia and Easton's article Shark-counting divers off Costa Rica reveal limits of marine reserves is out in The Conversation and our new paper with Undersea Hunter is out in Conservation Biology - plummeting shark and ray populations at Cocos Island, March
Interested in joining the Baum Lab? We have a PhD Fellowship in Eelgrass Ecology, Conservation, and Climate Change available to start in September 2015. Apply now!
University of Victoria, Department of Biology, PO Box 1700 STN CSC, Victoria BC, V8W 2Y2, Canada