Professor of Biology
Molecular ecology and evolution of reef invertebrates.
Publication TagsAnthozoa Coral Corals Genotype Gene Flow Coral Reefs Symbionts Symbiosis Population Reefs Population Dynamics Population Genetics Genes Reef Gene Expression Symbiont Dinoflagellida Water Ecosystems Miozoa Dinoflagellate Connectivity Genet Bleaching Polymorphism
Most Recent Papers
S. A. Kitchen, G. Von Kuster, K. L.Vasquez Kuntz, H. G. Reich, W. Miller, S. Griffin, Nicole D. Fogarty, I. B. Baums, 2020, Scientific reports
Deep-sea corals provide new insight into the ecology, evolution, and the role of plastids in widespread apicomplexan symbionts of anthozoans
Samuel A. Vohsen, Kaitlin E. Anderson, Andrea M. Gade, Harald R. Gruber-Vodicka, Richard P. Dannenberg, Eslam O. Osman, Nicole Dubilier, Charles R. Fisher, Iliana B. Baums, 2020, Microbiome
Considerations for maximizing the adaptive potential of restored coral populations in the western Atlantic
Iliana B. Baums, Andrew C. Baker, Sarah W. Davies, Andréa G. Grottoli, Carly D. Kenkel, Sheila A. Kitchen, Ilsa B. Kuffner, Todd C. LaJeunesse, Mikhail V. Matz, Margaret W. Miller, John E. Parkinson, Andrew A. Shantz, 2019, Ecological Applications
What drives phenotypic divergence among coral clonemates of Acropora palmata?
Meghann K. Durante, Iliana B. Baums, Dana E. Williams, Sam Vohsen, Dustin W. Kemp, 2019, Molecular ecology on p. 3208-3224
Genomic variants among threatened Acropora corals
Sheila A. Kitchen, Aakrosh Ratan, Oscar C. Bedoya-Reina, Richard Burhans, Nicole D. Fogarty, Webb Miller, Iliana B. Baums, 2019, G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics on p. 1633-1646
Clonal diversity impacts coral cover in Acropora cervicornisthickets
Crawford Drury, Justin B. Greer, Iliana Baums, Brooke Gintert, Diego Lirman, 2019, Ecology and Evolution on p. 4518-4531
Metabolomic richness and fingerprints of deep-sea coral species and populations
Samuel A. Vohsen, Charles Raymond Fisher, Jr., Iliana Brigitta Baums, 2019, Metabolomics
Multiple Facets of Marine Invertebrate Conservation Genomics.
J Lopez, B Kamel, Monica Medina, T Collins, Iliana Baums, 2019, Annual review of animal biosciences on p. 473-497
Andrea N. Chan, Cynthia L. Lewis, Karen L. Neely, Iliana B. Baums, 2019, Frontiers in Marine Science
The many facets of marine invertebrate conservation genomics
J.V. Lopez, B. Hannah, Monica Medina, T. Collins, Iliana Baums, 2019, Annual Review of Animal Biosciences
Connectivity of Caribbean coral populations
Nicola L. Foster, Claire B. Paris, Johnathan T. Kool, Iliana B. Baums, Jamie R. Stevens, Juan A. Sanchez, Carolina Bastidas, Claudia Agudelo, Phillippe Bush, Owen Day, Renata Ferrari, Patricia Gonzalez, Shannon Gore, Reia Guppy, Michael A. McCartney, Croy McCoy, Judith Mendes, Ashwanth Srinivasan, Sascha Steiner, Mark J.A. Vermeij, Ernesto Weil, Peter J. Mumby, 2012, Molecular ecology on p. 1143-1157
New insights into the dynamics between reef corals and their associated dinoflagellate endosymbionts from population genetic studies
Iliana B. Baums, Meghann K. Devlin-Durante, Todd C. Lajeunesse, 2014, Molecular ecology on p. 4203-4215
Geographic differences in vertical connectivity in the Caribbean coral Montastraea cavernosa despite high levels of horizontal connectivity at shallow depths
Xaymara M. Serrano, I. B. Baums, K. O'Reilly, T. B. Smith, R. J. Jones, T. L. Shearer, F. L.D. Nunes, A. C. Baker, 2014, Molecular ecology on p. 4226-4240
No gene flow across the Eastern Pacific Barrier in the reef-building coral Porites lobata
Iliana Brigitta Baums, Jennifer N. Boulay, Nicholas R. Polato, Michael E. Hellberg, 2012, Molecular ecology on p. 5418-5433
Growth dynamics of the threatened caribbean staghorn coral acropora cervicornis
Diego Lirman, Stephanie Schopmeyer, Victor Galvan, Crawford Drury, Andrew C. Baker, Iliana B. Baums, 2014, PloS one on p. e107253
Response of deep-water corals to oil and chemical dispersant exposure
Danielle M. DeLeo, Dannise V. Ruiz-Ramos, Iliana Brigitta Baums, Erik E. Cordes, 2016, Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography on p. 137-147
Gene expression variation resolves species and individual strains among coral-associated dinoflagellates within the genus symbiodinium
John E. Parkinson, Sebastian Baumgarten, Craig T. Michell, Iliana B. Baums, Todd C. LaJeunesse, Christian R. Voolstra, 2016, Genome biology and evolution on p. 665-680
Coral communities as indicators of ecosystem-level impacts of the deepwater horizon spill
Charles R. Fisher, Amanda W J Demopoulos, Erik E. Cordes, Iliana B. Baums, Helen K. White, Jill R. Bourque, 2014, BioScience on p. 796-807
The extended phenotypes of marine symbioses: Ecological and evolutionary consequences of intraspecific genetic diversity in coral-algal associations
John E. Parkinson, Iliana B. Baums, 2014, Frontiers in Microbiology
Intraspecific diversity among partners drives functional variation in coral symbioses
John Everett Parkinson, Anastazia T. Banaszak, Naomi S. Altman, Todd C. LaJeunesse, Iliana B. Baums, 2015, Scientific reports
News Articles Featuring Iliana Baums
Nov 02, 2020
Corals are first animals seen to pass on mutations acquired as adults
Corals have an evolutionary superpower. Adult corals can pass on mutations they have acquired during their lives to their offspring, overturning a long-standing belief that no animals can hand down such mutations – although most can’t.
Aug 24, 2020
New tool for identifying endangered corals could aid conservation efforts
Coral conservation efforts could get a boost from a newly developed genotyping “chip” — the first of its kind for corals. The chip allows researchers to genetically identify corals and the symbiotic algae that live within the coral’s cells, a vital step for establishing and maintaining genetic diversity in reef restoration efforts.
Jul 15, 2020
Ecology Institute announces grant recipients
The Ecology Institute has awarded 11 proposals from across the University as part of its Flower Grant program, including five projects submitted by faculty at Commonwealth Campuses.
Jun 29, 2020
Coral Researchers Recognized for Significant Contributions to Field
Iliana Baums and her research team were recognized by members of the coral reef community as making significant contributions to coral reef research.
Jul 23, 2019
How to restore a coral reef
New guidelines drafted by a consortium of concerned experts could enable corals to adapt to changing environments and help restore declining coral populations in the Caribbean.