Permanent mega-photoquadrats monitor Kiritimati's

Permanent mega-photoquadrats monitor Kiritimati's coral reefs

Permanent mega-photoquadrats monitor Kiritimati's

Permanent mega-photoquadrats monitor Kiritimati's

Diver conducting urchin survey on Kiritimati

Diver conducting urchin survey on Kiritimati

Diver conducting urchin survey on Kiritimati

Diver conducting urchin survey on Kiritimati

Postdoc Julia Baum led expeditions in 2010 and 2011 to Kiritimati atoll (Republic of Kiribati, northern Line Islands), with collaborators and students from TNC, Simon Fraser University, and the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Using underwater photographs, video, surveys, collections and experiments, the team investigated community structure, predation intensity, and food web dynamics across the atoll's disturbance and oceanographic gradients.