Faculty in Biology
Julia Baum, Assistant Professor
Office: PCH 116b Office Phone: 250-721-7146
Lab: PCH 116 & 118
Research areas: Ecology, Marine Biology, Conservation Biology.
My research focuses on the ecology and conservation of marine populations and ecosystems. Using statistical analyses of large observational data sets, field observations, samples and experiments, I investigate how anthropogenic disturbances are altering marine populations, and what the broader consequences of these changes are for marine community structure, diversity, and ecosystem function. To address these questions, my research incorporates principles from life history theory, population dynamics, community ecology, fisheries science, statistics, and conservation biology. My current research program focuses on remote Pacific coral reefs, on north temperate marine ecosystems, and at the global scale. I encourage you to check out my main website and email me if you are interested in joining my lab.