I am a PhD student in the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I work in the Castillo Lab, focusing on coral physiology and biogeochemistry. I am broadly interested in:
- Coral physiology and ecology
- Coral thermal history and thermal tolerance
- Coral heterotrophy
- Biogeographic range shifts
- The effects of climate change on reefs
- Human impacts on marine environments
- Marine policy and management
I received my B.S from The Ohio state University in Biology and Earth Sciences in 2011 and my M.S. from The Ohio State University in Earth Sciences in 2013.
PhD Dissertation: Characterizing coral acclimatization on the Belize Barrier Reef System using thermal history and holobiont physiology: Implications for Climate Change
MS Thesis: Acquisition and allocation of carbon to lipids of bleached and non-bleached P. compressa and M. capitata.
Undergraduate Honor’s Thesis: The effects of repeat bleaching on photosynthesis, metabolism, and feeding rates in three species of Caribbean coral.
In addition to my research I am actively involved in outreach and science communication:
Science Communication: UNdertheCblog— a blog I founded with other UNC-CH graduate students (twitter: @underthecblog)
STEM Outreach: SciREN (The Scientific Research and Education Network)
You can also follow me on twitter for science news and updates: @jbaumann3