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Iliana B. Baums

Pennsylvania State University

Department of Biology

208 Mueller Lab
University Park, PA  16802  

baums@psu.edu

Project List:

Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf-2 (ECOGIG-2)

Year 5-7 Consortia Grants (RFP-IV)Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf (ECOGIG)

Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I)Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Co-Lead

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 5

2016

Cardona, Y., Ruiz-Ramos, D. V., Baums, I. B., Bracco, A., & Orejas, C. (2016). Potential Connectivity of Coldwater Black Coral Communities in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. PLoS ONE, 11(5), e0156257.
DeLeo, D. M., Ruiz-Ramos, D. V., Baums, I. B., & Cordes, E. E. (2016). Response of deep-water corals to oil and chemical dispersant exposure. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 129, 137–147.

2015

Ruiz-Ramos, D. V., Saunders, M., Fisher, C. R., Baums, I. B., & Matz, M. V. (2015). Home Bodies and Wanderers: Sympatric Lineages of the Deep-Sea Black Coral Leiopathes glaberrima. PLoS ONE, 10(10), e0138989.

2014

Fisher, C. R., Demopoulos, A. W. J., Cordes, E. E., Baums, I. B., White, H. K., & Bourque, J. R. (2014). Coral Communities as Indicators of Ecosystem-Level Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Spill. Bioscience, 64(9), 796–807.
Ruiz-Ramos, D. V., & Baums, I. B. (2014). Microsatellite abundance across the Anthozoa and Hydrozoa in the phylum Cnidaria. BMC Genomics, 15(1), 939.

Conference Presentations - 14

2017

Baums, I., Dannenberg, R., Ruiz-Ramos, D. V., Vohsen, S., & Fisher, C. (2017). Ecology and Evolution of Deep Sea Coral-Associated Bacterial Communities. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.

2016

Vohsen, S., Baums, I., & Fisher, C. (2016). High-throughput metabolomics identifies species- and cold seep-specific metabolites in corals. In 6th International Symposium Deep Sea Corals. Boston, MA : 09/11/16-09/16/16.
Vohsen, S., Baums, I., & Fisher, C. (2016). High-Throughput Metabolomics Identifies Species- and Habitat-Specific Metabolites in Corals. In 13th International Coral Reef Symposium. Honolulu, HI : 06/19/16-06/24/16.

2015

Cardona, Y., Ruiz-Ramos, D., Baums, I., & Bracco, A. (2015). Potential Connectivity Of Coldwater Black Coral Communities In The Northern Gulf Of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.

2014

Baums, I. B. (2014). Impact of oil on deep-sea corals. In Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany. Bremen, Germany : 09/09/2014.
Baums, I. B., Ruiz-Ramos, D.,, Fisher, C., Bracco, A., & Cardona, Y. (2014). The biological footprint of oil and dispersant exposure. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Dannenberg, R., Baums, I., Ruiz, D., & Fisher, C. (2014). Deep Sea Coral-Associated Bacterial Community Composition Analysis Using 16S rDNA. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Ruiz-Ramos, D., & Baums, I. B. (2014). Impact of dispersant exposure on the deep-water coral Leiopathes glaberrima. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.

2013

Baums, I. B. (2013). The use of -omics to detect enviornmental stress in the Cnidaria. 2013 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Ruiz, D., & Baums, I. B. (2013). Impact of hydrocarbon/dispersant exposure on deep-water corals: the transcriptome of Leiopathes glaberrima. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Ruiz, D., & Baums, I. B. (2013). Population genetic analysis of Leiopathes glaberrima in the Gulf of Mexico. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2013. New Orleans, LA : 02/17/13-02/22/2013.
Slattery, M., Ankisetty, S., Ruiz, D., & Baums, I. B. (2013). Optimization of proteomic profiling in the deep sea black coral, Leiopathes glaberrima. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013: Poster.

2012

Ruiz, D., & Baums, I. B. (2012). Impact of hydrocarbon/dispersant exposure on deep-water corals: The transcriptome of Leiopathes glaberrima. In Ecological Genomics Symposium. Kansas City, KS, October 26-28, 2012: Poster.
Ruiz, D., & Baums, I. B. (2012). Population genetic analysis of Leiopathes glaberrima in the Gulf of Mexico. In Benthic Ecology Annual Meeting 2012. Norfolk, VA : 03/23/12.