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 - Summer 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 - due August 31st.
Julia, Kristina, and the rest of the team are back from another successful expedition to Kiritimati. #Kiritimati2018, July 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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