About Me

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I am a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME). I am currently teaching Biology of Marine Organisms, a marine ecology course with an organismal biology focus. In Spring term I will teach a course titled “Ecology and Climate Change in Literature” which will feature readings from a diverse array of authors from genres such as science fiction, fantasy, and non-fiction which explore concepts surrounding human interactions with the environment and anthropogenic global change. I will also teach an ecology research methods course including data analysis, programming, and grant writing skills.

My research focuses on coral physiology, ecology, and biogeochemistry. I am broadly interested in:

  • Coral physiology and ecology
  • Coral 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.


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.

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

In addition to my research I am actively involved in outreach and science communication:

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)

(diving photo credit: ML Parker Media)

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