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 - Spring 2018
The Baum Lab is recruiting new PhD students and Post-doctoral researchers to conduct field-based and macroecological coral reef research. I am especially interested in recruiting 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. Apply now for this funded Postdoctoral Position - 'Microbiome Influences on Coral Resilience to Climate Change'. I am also seeking one other Postdoctoral Fellow who could work on various aspects of coral community change (e.g. coral habitat complexity, fish diversity, fish trophic dynamics) following a mass mortality event - prospective fellows would need to apply for an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, or a David H. Smith Conservation Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Julia, Kristina, and the rest of the team are heading out to Kiritimati. Follow us on the Twitter at #Kiritimati2018, June 2018
Julia had a great time speaking about "Overcoming Academia's Demons and Leveling the Playing Field for Women in Science" and coral reefs with students and post-docs at Stanford's Hopkins Marine Station, May 2018
Thanks to NSERC for an extraordinary Awards day. Julia has been awarded Canada's top mid-career research award, the EWR Steacie Fellowship, Ottawa, May 2018
Julia spoke about Canadian government ocean science funding priorities at the Oceans Research in Canada Alliance (ORCA) Workshop, Ottawa, April 2018
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