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Julia Baum holds the Faculty of Science President’s Chair at the University of Victoria where she is also Professor of Ocean Ecology and Global Change and a Provost’s Engaged Scholar. An expert in coral reef ecology, marine fisheries and climate change, Dr. Baum’s research group works to advance understanding of ocean climate change impacts, and inform and catalyze climate solutions. Dr. Baum earned her B.Sc. from McGill University, and her M.Sc. and PhD from Dalhousie University. She was a Smith Conservation Research Fellow at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and a Schmidt Ocean Institute Fellow UC Santa Barbara, before joining UVic in 2011.
Dr. Baum is the recipient of the Sloan Research Fellowship in Ocean Sciences, the Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation, and NSERC’s E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellow. She has served on expert panels for the Royal Society of Canada and the Chief Science Advisor of Canada, and is currently Science Advisor for Kelp Rescue and a Senior Advisor to Ocean Visions. Dr. Baum is a vocal champion of equity, diversity and inclusivity, and is also committed to communicating science and the need for climate solutions to policy-makers and the public.
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