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 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 post-doctoral researcher with marine ecology and/or stable isotope experience who could work on various aspects of 'Coral Reef Recovery from Multiple Stressors' (e.g. coral habitat complexity, fish abundance and diversity, fish trophic dynamics and food web requiring) following a mass mortality event.
New macroecological paper 'Environmental conditions and herbivore biomass determine coral reef benthic community composition: implications for quantitative baselines' with former Baum Lab PhD student James Robinson is now out - our first paper in the journal Coral Reefs!
Welcome new MSc student (and returning Kiritimati Fish Team Lead) Sean Dimoff!
Baum Lab had a fantastic time in Banff at our fourth annual lab retreat
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