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

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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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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Genome-Wide DNA Methylation Analysis Reveals a Conserved Epigenetic Response to Seasonal Environmental Variation in the Staghorn Coral Acropora cervicornis

Rodríguez-Casariego, J. A., Mercado-Molina, A. E., Garcia-Souto, D., Ortiz-Rivera, I. M., Lopes, C., Baums, I. B., Sabat, A. M. & Eirin-Lopez, J. M., Sep 30 2020, In: Frontiers in Marine Science. 7, 560424.

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Deep-sea corals provide new insight into the ecology, evolution, and the role of plastids in widespread apicomplexan symbionts of anthozoans

Vohsen, S. A., Anderson, K. E., Gade, A. M., Gruber-Vodicka, H. R., Dannenberg, R. P., Osman, E. O., Dubilier, N., Fisher, C. R. & Baums, I. B., Mar 12 2020, In: Microbiome. 8, 1, 34.

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Considerations for maximizing the adaptive potential of restored coral populations in the western Atlantic

Baums, I. B., Baker, A. C., Davies, S. W., Grottoli, A. G., Kenkel, C. D., Kitchen, S. A., Kuffner, I. B., LaJeunesse, T. C., Matz, M. V., Miller, M. W., Parkinson, J. E. & Shantz, A. A., Dec 1 2019, In: Ecological Applications. 29, 8, e01978.

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Fallen Pillars: The past, present, and future population dynamics of a rare, specialist coral-algal symbiosis

Chan, A. N., Lewis, C. L., Neely, K. L. & Baums, I. B., 2019, In: Frontiers in Marine Science. 6, APR, 218.

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Clonal diversity impacts coral cover in Acropora cervicornisthickets: Potential relationships between density, growth, and polymorphisms

Drury, C., Greer, J. B., Baums, I., Gintert, B. & Lirman, D., Apr 2019, In: Ecology and Evolution. 9, 8, p. 4518-4531 14 p.

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What drives phenotypic divergence among coral clonemates of Acropora palmata?

Durante, M. K., Baums, I. B., Williams, D. E., Vohsen, S. & Kemp, D. W., Jul 2019, In: Molecular ecology. 28, 13, p. 3208-3224 17 p.

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Genomic variants among threatened Acropora corals

Kitchen, S. A., Ratan, A., Bedoya-Reina, O. C., Burhans, R., Fogarty, N. D., Miller, W. & Baums, I. B., May 1 2019, In: G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics. 9, 5, p. 1633-1646 14 p.

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