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Department of Geography

William BakerWilliam L. Baker

Professor

Ph.D., Geography, University of Wisconsin, 1987
MA, Botany, University of North Carolina, 1980
BA, Botany, Oregon State University, 1977.
bakerwl@uwyo.edu 

(307) 766-2925

Arts and Sciences 308

Office Hours: 

M/T 9:30-11am

Research Interests:

Biogeography, Landscape Ecology, Vegetation dynamics, Conservation

 

Teaching:

GEOG 4460 Biogeography, GEOG 4470 Fire Ecology, GEOG 5060 Landscape Ecology

 

Publications:

Books

Baker, W.L. (2009)  Fire Ecology in Rocky Mountain landscapesIsland Press,  Washington D.C. (In press.)

Paulson, D.D. and W. L. Baker (2006). The nature of southwestern Colorado: recognizing human legacies and restoring natural placesUniversity Press of Colorado, Boulder.

 

Journal Articles

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 (In press.)

Baker, W.L. (2009)  Pre-EuroAmerican and recent fire in sagebrush ecosystems. Studies in Avian Biology (In press.)

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, (In press.)

Shinneman, D.J. and W.L. Baker (2008). Ecological restoration needs derived from reference conditions for a semi-arid landscape n western Colorado, USAJournal of Arid Environments 71:207-227.

Getz, H.L. and  Baker, W.L. (2008). Invasion of cheatgrass into burned pinyon-juniper woodlands in western Colorado.  American Midland Naturalist 159:489-497.

Rhodes, J. and W.L. Baker (2008). Fire probability, fuel treatment effectiveness and ecological tradeoffs in western U.S. public forestsOpen Forest Science Journal 1:1-7.

Baker, W.L., T.T. Veblen, and R.L. Sherriff (2007). Fire, fuels, and restoration of ponderosa pine-Douglas-fir forests in the Rocky Mountains, USA. Journal of Biogeography 34:251-269.

Noss, R.F., J.F. Franklin, W.L. Baker, T. Schoennagel, and P.B. Moyle (2006). Managing fire-prone forests in the western United States. Frontiers in Ecology and Environment 4:481-187

Zier, James L. and W.L. Baker (2006). A century of vegetation change in the San Juan Mountains, Colorado: an analysis using repeat photography. Forest ecology and Management228:251-262.

Kou, X. and W.L. Baker (2006). Accurate estimation of mean fire interval for managing fire. International Journal of Wildland Fire 15:489-495.

Kou, X. and W.L. Baker (2006). A landscape model quantifies error in reconstructing fire history from scars. Landscape Ecology 21:735-745.

Baker, W.L. (2006). Fire and restoration of sagebrush ecosystemsWildlife Society Bulletin 34:177-185.

Andersen, M. and W.L. Baker (2006). Reconstructing landscape-scale tree invasion using survey notes in the Medicine Bow Mountains, Wyoming, USA. Landscape Ecology21:243-258.

Affiliations, Association, Consultation:

  • Ecology Program, Member
  • Botany Department, (Adjunct)

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