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Seminar: Justin Baumann, UNC-CH Marine Sciences and Biology Departments
January 23, 2019 @ 3:35 pm - 4:35 pm
UNC-CH’s Department of Marine Sciences is proud to host a seminar by UNC alum (2018) Justin Baumann, Ph.D. This event is scheduled for Wednesday, November 28th, at 3:35pm in room G201 on the ground floor of Murray Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This seminar will also be broadcast live to both UNC’s Institute of Marine Sciences room 222 and online via Zoom (Meeting ID: 311-406-456).
Presenter Affiliation: 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
Title: The impacts of anthropogenic global change and local human activities on reef-building corals across multiple spatial scales
Abstract: Coral reefs are facing global scale declines due to the combined influences of global climate change and local scale stressors.
My research focuses on coral response to stress across several scales, from the individual to the reef and global scales. Additionally, I am interested in the impacts of local stressors on coral reefs. I will present results from my dissertation work on geographic patterns in coral community structure and growth across a thermal stress gradient as well as new results from a reciprocal transplant project assessing the acclimatization ability of individuals and populations. Lastly, I will discuss preliminary results and methods focused on quantifying the abundance of microplastics on coral reefs.