Dr. Justin Baumann

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I am a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at Mount Holyoke College (South Hadley, MA). I teach courses focused on human impacts on ecosystems, marine science, ecology, biostatistics, and climate change. 

My lab’s research focuses on coastal ecosystem ecology with a particular interest in tropical coral physiology, ecology, and biogeochemistry. I am broadly interested in:

  • Marine invertebrate physiology and ecology
  • thermal history and thermal tolerance
  • Acclimatization
  • Coral heterotrophy
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Biogeographic range shifts
  • The effects of climate change on reefs
  • Human impacts on marine environments
  • Marine policy and management

Learn more about my research and funding from the Rufford Foundation here.

For access to my code and R tutorials please see my GitHub page.


Postdoc: SPIRE Postdoctoral Fellow at UNC Chapel Hill in the Castillo and Bruno labs.

PhD Dissertation: The impacts of anthropogenic global change and local human activities on reef-building corals on the Belize Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System. PDF.

PhD: Marine Sciences – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2018

MS: Earth Sciences – The Ohio State University, 2013

MS Thesis: Acquisition and allocation of carbon to lipids of bleached and non-bleached P. compressa and M. capitata.

BS: Biology and Earth Sciences – The Ohio State University, 2011

Undergraduate Honor’s Thesis: The effects of repeat bleaching on photosynthesis, metabolism, and feeding rates in three species of Caribbean coral.

Science Communication:

follow me on twitter @jbaumann3

I am available to speak to groups and classrooms. Feel free to get in touch for details.

(diving photo credit: ML Parker Media)

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