Predicting baseline, current, and future distributions and abundances of apex predators on coral reefs

Principal Investigators:

Julia K. Baum

Predators can exert important controls on ecosystem structure and function, but are being rapidly depleted from the world’s oceans. Remote Pacific islands harbor many of the world’s remaining coral reef apex predator populations, yet little is know about these species and they are increasingly threatened by fishing pressure. My research aims to advance understanding of the ecological, physical, and anthropogenic factors that determine the abundance of these species on reefs across the Pacific, by integrating existing regional-scale spatially-explicit... more

Participants and Meetings

ActivityDatesFurther Information
Postdoctoral Fellow1st January 2010—15th August 2011Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Julia K. Baumbaum@uvic.caUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Hutchings, Jeffrey A.; Minto, Coilin; Ricard, Daniel; Baum, Julia K.; Jensen, Olaf P. 2010. Trends in the abundance of marine fishes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Vol: 67(8). Pages 1205-1210.
Journal Article Nadon, Marc O.; Baum, Julia K.; Williams, Ivor D.; McPherson, Jana; Zgliczynski, Brian J.; Richards, Benjamin L.; Schroeder, Robert E.; Brainard, Russell E. 2012. Re-creating missing population baselines for Pacific Reef sharks. Conservation Biology. Vol: 26(3). Pages 493-503. (Online version)
"Predicting baseline, current, and future distributions and abundances of apex predators on coral reefs" is project ID: 12476