Iliana Baums

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Ecological and evolutionary processes that shape populations of reef-building corals with a focus on adaptive trait variance related to temperature, association with endosymbiont strains, and oil exposure.

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Recent Publications

The coral symbiont Candidatus Aquarickettsia is variably abundant in threatened Caribbean acroporids and transmitted horizontally

Baker, L. J., Reich, H. G., Kitchen, S. A., Grace Klinges, J., Koch, H. R., Baums, I. B., Muller, E. M. & Thurber, R. V., 2021, (Accepted/In press) In: ISME Journal.

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Investing in Blue Natural Capital to Secure a Future for the Red Sea Ecosystems

Cziesielski, M. J., Duarte, C. M., Aalismail, N., Al-Hafedh, Y., Anton, A., Baalkhuyur, F., Baker, A. C., Balke, T., Baums, I. B., Berumen, M., Chalastani, V. I., Cornwell, B., Daffonchio, D., Diele, K., Farooq, E., Gattuso, J. P., He, S., Lovelock, C. E., Mcleod, E., Macreadie, P. I. & 16 others, Marba, N., Martin, C., Muniz-Barreto, M., Kadinijappali, K. P., Prihartato, P., Rabaoui, L., Saderne, V., Schmidt-Roach, S., Suggett, D. J., Sweet, M., Statton, J., Teicher, S., Trevathan-Tackett, S. M., Joydas, T. V., Yahya, R. & Aranda, M., Jan 15 2021, In: Frontiers in Marine Science. 7, 603722.

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Increasing comparability among coral bleaching experiments

Grottoli, A. G., Toonen, R. J., van Woesik, R., Vega Thurber, R., Warner, M. E., McLachlan, R. H., Price, J. T., Bahr, K. D., Baums, I. B., Castillo, K. D., Coffroth, M. A., Cunning, R., Dobson, K. L., Donahue, M. J., Hench, J. L., Iglesias-Prieto, R., Kemp, D. W., Kenkel, C. D., Kline, D. I., Kuffner, I. B. & 7 others, Matthews, J. L., Mayfield, A. B., Padilla-Gamiño, J. L., Palumbi, S., Voolstra, C. R., Weis, V. M. & Wu, H. C., Jun 2021, In: Ecological Applications. 31, 4, e02262.

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Assisted gene flow using cryopreserved sperm in critically endangered coral

Hagedorn, M., Page, C. A., O'Neil, K. L., Flores, D. M., Tichy, L., Conn, T., Chamberland, V. F., Lager, C., Zuchowicz, N., Lohr, K., Blackburn, H., Vardi, T., Moore, J., Moore, T., Baums, I. B., Vermeij, M. J. A. & Marhaver, K. L., Sep 21 2021, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 118, 38, e2110559118.

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Morphotype is not linked to mitochondrial haplogroups of Caribbean acroporid hybrids

Kitchen, S. A., Osborne, C. C., Fogarty, N. D. & Baums, I. B., 2021, (Accepted/In press) In: Coral Reefs.

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Genomic variation of an endosymbiotic dinoflagellate (Symbiodinium ‘fitti’) among closely related coral hosts

Reich, H. G., Kitchen, S. A., Stankiewicz, K. H., Devlin-Durante, M., Fogarty, N. D. & Baums, I. B., Jul 2021, In: Molecular ecology. 30, 14, p. 3500-3514 15 p.

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Evolution via somatic genetic variation in modular species

Reusch, T. B. H., Baums, I. B. & Werner, B., Dec 2021, In: Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 36, 12, p. 1083-1092 10 p.

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Six priorities to advance the science and practice of coral reef restoration worldwide

Vardi, T., Hoot, W. C., Levy, J., Shaver, E., Winters, R. S., Banaszak, A. T., Baums, I. B., Chamberland, V. F., Cook, N., Gulko, D., Hein, M. Y., Kaufman, L., Loewe, M., Lundgren, P., Lustic, C., MacGowan, P., Matz, M. V., McGonigle, M., McLeod, I., Moore, J. & 11 others, Moore, T., Pivard, S., Pollock, F. J., Rinkevich, B., Suggett, D. J., Suleiman, S., Viehman, T. S., Villalobos, T., Weis, V. M., Wolke, C. & Montoya-Maya, P. H., Nov 2021, In: Restoration Ecology. 29, 8, e13498.

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The impact of estimator choice: Disagreement in clustering solutions across K estimators for Bayesian analysis of population genetic structure across a wide range of empirical data sets

Coral Microsatellite Group, 2021, (Accepted/In press) In: Molecular Ecology Resources.

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STAGdb: a 30K SNP genotyping array and Science Gateway for Acropora corals and their dinoflagellate symbionts

Kitchen, S. A., Von Kuster, G., Kuntz, K. L. V., Reich, H. G., Miller, W., Griffin, S., Fogarty, N. D. & Baums, I. B., Dec 1 2020, In: Scientific reports. 10, 1, 12488.

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