Joleah Lamb

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Assistant Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
School of Biological Sciences

Ph.D., Australian Institute of Marine Science at James Cook University, 2014, Marine Biology

Phone: (949) 824-1187
Email: joleah.lamb@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
365 Steinhaus Hall
Mail Code: 2525
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Oceans & human health, marine disease ecology, coral reefs, ecosystem services, conservation biology, urban ecology, global change biology, ecosystem engineering, environmental microbiology, marine policy, water quality, satellite remote sensing
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Appointments
2018 - 2019 Civil Engineering Development Fellow, The University of Queensland & Cornell University
2016 - 2018 Innovation for Impact Fellow, Cornell University & Environmental Defense Fund
2014 - 2016 NatureNet Science Fellow, Cornell University & The Nature Conservancy
Publications
Lamb JB, Willis BL, Fiorenza EA, Couch CS, Howard R, Rader DN, True JD, Kelly LA, Ahmad A, Jompa J, and CD Harvell (2018). Plastic waste associated with disease on coral reefs. Science 359, 460-462.

Lamb JB, van de Water JAJM, Bourne DG, Altier C, Fiorenza EA, Abu N, Hein MY, Jompa J, and CD Harvell (2017). Seagrass ecosystems reduce exposure to bacterial pathogens of humans, fishes and invertebrates. Science 355: 731-733.

Page CA, Field SN, Pollock FJ, Lamb JB, Shedrawi G, and SK Wilson (2017). Assessing coral health and disease from digital photographs and in situ surveys. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 189 (18).

Lamb JB, Wenger AS, Devlin M, Cecarelli D, Williamson DH, and BL Willis (2016). Reserves as tools for mitigating marine disease. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society: B. 371 (1689), 20150210.

van de Water JAJM, Lamb JB, van Oppen MJH, Heron SF, and BL Willis (2016). Measures of innate immunity for three major reef-building coral families are linked with local climatic conditions. Ecosphere 7 (11), e01505.

Kelly LA, Heintz T, Lamb JB, Ainsworth T, BL Willis (2016). Ecological and histopathological characterization of a novel plaque-like growth anomaly affecting a reef-building coral. Frontiers in Marine Science 3 (151).

Lamb JB, Williamson DH, Russ GR, and BL Willis (2015). Protected areas mitigate diseases of reef-building corals by reducing damage from fishing. Ecology 96 (9), 2555–2567.

Maynard JA, van Hooidonk R, Eakin CM, Puotinen M, Garren M, Williams GJ, Heron SF, Lamb JB, Weil E, Willis BL, and CD Harvell (2015). Climate projections of conditions that increase coral disease susceptibility and pathogen virulence. Nature Climate Change 5 (7), 688–694.

Lamb JB, van de Water JAJM, van Oppen, MJH, Willis BL, and Bourne DG (2015). Comparative immune responses of corals to injury, disease and stressors associated with offshore reef-based tourist platforms. Conservation Physiology 3 (1), cov032.

Hein MY, Lamb JB, Scott C, and BL Willis (2015). Assessing baseline levels of coral health in a newly established marine protected area in a global scuba diving hotspot. Marine Environmental Research 103, 56–65.

Lamb JB, True JD, Piromvaragorn S, and BL Willis (2014). Scuba diving damage and intensity of tourist activities increases coral disease prevalence. Biological Conservation 178, 88–96.

Pollock FJ, Lamb JB, Field SN, Shedrawi G, Bourne DG, and BL Willis (2014). Dredging increases coral disease prevalence on nearby reefs. PLoS One, doi:10.1371/journal.pone. 0102498.

Maynard JA, Anthony KRN, Burgman MA, Harvell CD, Beeden R, Heron S, Lamb JB, and BL Willis (2011). Predicting outbreaks of a climate-driven coral disease on the Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs 30 (2), 485–495.

Lamb JB and BL Willis (2011). Using coral disease prevalence to assess the effect of concentrating tourism activities on offshore reefs in a tropical marine park. Conservation Biology 25 (5), 1044–1052.
Last updated
03/04/2019