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Ph.D., Geography, University of Wisconsin, 1987
MA, Botany, University of North Carolina, 1980
BA, Botany, Oregon State University, 1977.
Biogeography, Landscape Ecology, Vegetation dynamics, Conservation, Historical Ecology
Baker, W.L. (2009) Fire Ecology in Rocky Mountain landscapes. Island Press, Washington D.C.
Paulson, D.D. and W. L. Baker (2006). The nature of southwestern Colorado: recognizing human legacies and restoring natural places. University Press of Colorado, Boulder.
Baker, W.L. (In Press). Is wildland fire increasing in sagebrush landscapes of the western United States? Annals of the Association of American Geographers (In Press).
Bukowski, B.E. and W.L. Baker (In Press). Historical fire regimes, reconstructed from land-survey data, led to complexity and fluctuation in sagebrush landscapes. Ecological Applications (In Press).
Baker, W.L. (2012) Implications of spatially extensive historical data from surveys for restoring dry forests of Oregon's eastern Cascades. Ecosphere 3(3), article 23.
Williams, M.A. and W.L. Baker (2012) Spatially extensive reconstructions show variable-severity fire and heterogeneous structure in historical western United States dry forests. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21:1042-1052.
Williams, M.A. and W.L. Baker (2012) Comparison of the higher-severity fire regime in historical (A.D. 1800) and modern (A.D. 1984-2009) montane forests across 624,156 ha of the Colorado Front Range. Ecosystems 15:832-847.
Baker, W.L. (2011) Pre-Euro-American and recent fire in sagebrush ecosystems. Pages 185-201 In: S.T. Knick and J.W Connelly (editors). Greater Sage-grouse: ecology and conservation of a landscape species and its habitats. University of California Press, Berkeley.
Banks, E.R. and W.L. Baker (2011) Scale and pattern of cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) invasion in Rocky Mountain National Park. Natural Areas Journal 31:377-390.
Williams, M.A. and W.L. Baker (2011) Testing the accuracy of new methods for reconstructing historical structure of forest landscapes using GLO survey data. Ecological Monographs 81:63-88.
Williams, M.A. and W.L. Baker (2010) Bias and error in using survey records for ponderosa pine landscape restoration. Journal of Biogeography 37:707-721.
Shinneman, D.J. and W.L. Baker (2009) Environmental and climatic variables as potential drivers of post-fire cover of cheatgrass (Bromus tectorium) in seeded and unseeded semi-arid ecosystems using environmental and climatic variables. International Journal of Wildland Fire 18:191-202.
Baker, W.L. (2009) Pre-EuroAmerican and recent fire in sagebrush ecosystems. Studies in Avian Biology
Shinneman, D.J. and W. L. Baker (2009) Historical fire and multidecadal drought as context for pinyon-juniper woodland restoration in western Colorado. Ecological Applications 19:1231-1245.
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