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Daniel Brumbaugh

Title Adjunct Associate Professor
Affiliation/Department Director, Conservation Genetics, American Museum of Natural History
Telephone (212) 769-5736
Professional degree Ph.D., Zoology, University of Washington, 1996
Research Keywords marine conservation biology, ecology and evolution of marine invertebrates
Research Description

Dan Brumbaugh, a marine conservation scientist with a background primarily in the ecology and evolution of marine invertebrates, is the Principal Investigator and Coordinator for the Bahamas Biocomplexity Project at the American Museum of Natural History. In addition to overseeing the general management of the project, he is involved in various degrees in many aspects of the research, though especially in the Habitat and Connectivity Working Groups. He also works to integrate the diverse research activities of the BBP's working groups with outreach and education in The Bahamas, the wider Caribbean, and the U.S.

Representative Publications

Botsford, L.W., D.R. Brumbaugh, C. Grimes, J.B. Kellner, J. Largier, M.R. O’Farrell, S. Ralston, E. Soulanille and V. Wespestad. 2009. Connectivity, sustainability, and yield: bridging the gap between conventional fisheries management and marine protected areasReviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. 19: 69-95.

Brumbaugh, D.R. 2008. Future directions in MPA site selection. MPA News 10(2): 4.

Harborne A.R., P.J. Mumby, C.V. Kappel, C.P. Dahlgren, F. Micheli, K.E. Holmes, and D.R. Brumbaugh. 2008. Tropical coastal habitats as surrogates of fish community structure, grazing, and fisheries valueEcological Applications 18: 1689–1701.

Mumby P.J., K. Broad, D.R. Brumbaugh, C.P. Dahlgren, A.R. Harborne, A. Hastings, K.E. Holmes, C.V. Kappel, F. Micheli, and J.N. Sanchirico. 2008. Coral reef habitats as surrogates of species, ecological functions and ecosystem servicesConservation Biology22(4): 941-951.

Harborne, A.R., P.J. Mumby, C.V. Kappel, C.P. Dahlgren, F. Micheli, K.E. Holmes, J.N. Sanchirico, K. Broad, I.A. Elliott, and D.R. Brumbaugh. 2008. Reserve effects and natural variation in coral reef communitiesJournal of Applied Ecology 45: 1010-1018.

Mumby, P.J., A.R. Harborne, J. Williams, C.V. Kappel, D.R. Brumbaugh, F. Micheli, K.E. Holmes, C.P. Dahlgren, C.B. Paris, and P.G. Blackwell. 2007. Trophic cascade facilitates coral recruitment in a marine reserve. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104(20): 8362-8367. [PDF]

Mumby, P.J., C.P. Dahlgren, A.R. Harborne, C.V. Kappel, F. Micheli, D.R. Brumbaugh, K.E. Holmes, J.M. Mendes, K. Broad, J.N. Sanchirico, K. Buch, S. Box, R.W. Stoffle, and A.B. Gill. 2006. Fishing, trophic cascades, and the process of grazing on coral reefs.Science 311: 98-101.

Mumby, P.J., F. Micheli, C.P. Dahlgren, S.Y. Litvin, A.B. Gill, D.R. Brumbaugh, K. Broad, J.N. Sanchirico, C.V. Kappel, A.R. Harborne, and K.E. Holmes. 2006. Marine parks need sharks? Response to letter. Science 312: 527-528.

Harborne, A.R., P.J. Mumby, F. Micheli, C.T. Perry, C.P. Dahlgren, K.E. Holmes, and D.R. Brumbaugh. 2006. The functional value of Caribbean coral reef, seagrass and mangrove habitats to ecosystem processes. Advances in Marine Biology 50: 57-190.

Granek, E.F., D.R. Brumbaugh, S.A. Heppell, S.S. Heppell, D. Secord. 2005. A blueprint for our oceans: Implications of two national commission reports for conservation practitioners. Conservation Biology 19(4): 1008-1018. [PDF]

Semmens, B.X., D.R. Brumbaugh, and J.A. Drew. 2005. Interpreting space use and behavior of blue tang, Acanthurus coeruleus, in the context of habitat, density, and intra-specific interactions. Environmental Biology of Fishes 74(1): 99-107. [PDF]

Brumbaugh, D.R. 2002. "Bryozoa," "Cnidaria," "Coral Reefs," "Nurseries," "Preservation of habitats" (with M. Laverty), and other topics. In: N. Eldredge (ed.), Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution. ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara.

Brauer, M.J. and D.R. Brumbaugh. 2001. Biology remystified: the scientific claims of the new creationists In: R. T. Pennock (ed.),Intelligent Design Creationism and Its Critics: Philosophical, Theological and Scientific Perspectives. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA: 289-334.