Sharks on Pacific Coral Reefs

February 6, 2013 from 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
David Strong Building, room 112
University of Victoria, Victoria, BC


After focusing for many years on quantifying impacts of fisheries on large pelagic and ocean sharks (mostly in the Northwest Atlantic), Julia Baum's research is now focusing on sharks on Pacific coral reefs, and trying to understand how these large predators shape coral reef ecosystems, and what the consequences are of losing them. Julia and her team are addressing these questions through field studies on Kiritimati atoll, in the remote equatorial Pacific, and complex statistical analyses of large coral reef monitoring data sets.

Julia Baum is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology.