I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Marine Sciences and the Biology Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in collaboration with the Castillo and Bruno labs. My research focuses on coral physiology, ecology, 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
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.
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.
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.
PhD: Marine Sciences – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2018
PhD Dissertation: The impacts of anthropogenic global change and local human activities on reef-building corals on the Belize Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System. PDF.
In addition to my research I am actively involved in outreach and science communication:
follow me on twitter @jbaumann3
UNdertheCblog— a blog I founded with other UNC-CH graduate students (twitter: @underthecblog)
STEM Outreach: SciREN (The Scientific Research and Education Network)