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Thomas Baker

Senior Research Officer

Room 266 , Life Science Building

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03 6226 2698 (fax)

Thomas.Baker@utas.edu.au

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Fields of Research

  • Terrestrial ecology (310308)
  • Agroforestry (300701)
  • Agro-ecosystem function and prediction (300402)
  • Forestry biomass and bioproducts (300705)
  • Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology) (310302)
  • Environment policy (440704)
  • Conservation and biodiversity (410401)
  • Farm management, rural management and agribusiness (300208)
  • Forestry management and environment (300707)
  • Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation (410102)
  • Forestry product quality assessment (300708)
  • Wood fibre processing (300711)

Research Objectives

  • Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences (280111)
  • Integration of farm and forestry (260203)
  • Hardwood plantations (260201)
  • Native forests (260204)
  • Agricultural and environmental standards and calibrations (150401)
  • Forestry (260299)
  • Environmentally sustainable commercial services and tourism (110199)
  • Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem) (190101)
  • Ecosystem adaptation to climate change (190102)

Publications

Total publications

12

Journal Article

(12 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Baker TP, Moroni MT, Hunt MA, Worledge D, Mendham DS, 'Temporal, environmental and spatial changes in the effect of windbreaks on pasture microclimate', Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 297 Article 108265. ISSN 0168-1923 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2020.108265 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Hunt MA

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2019Baker TP, Scott RE, Neyland MG, Musk RA, 'Do forest edges reduce timber productivity - implications for retention forestry techniques', Forest Ecology and Management, 448 pp. 208-217. ISSN 0378-1127 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2019.06.008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Neyland MG

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2019Marais ZE, Baker TP, O'Grady AP, England JR, Tinch D, et al., 'A natural capital approach to agroforestry decision-making at the farm scale', Forests, 10, (11) Article 980. ISSN 1999-4907 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/f10110980 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Marais ZE; Tinch D; Hunt MA

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2018Baker TP, Moroni MT, Mendham DS, Smith R, Hunt MA, 'Impacts of windbreak shelter on crop and livestock production', Crop and Pasture Science, 69, (8) pp. 785-796. ISSN 1836-0947 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/CP17242 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Hunt MA

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2017Baker TP, Jordan GJ, Fountain-Jones NM, Balmer J, Dalton PJ, et al., 'Distance, environmental and substrate factors impacting recovery of bryophyte communities after harvesting', Applied Vegetation Science, 21, (1) pp. 64-75. ISSN 1402-2001 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/avsc.12343 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Jordan GJ; Fountain-Jones NM; Balmer J; Dalton PJ; Baker SC

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2017Fountain-Jones NM, Jordan GJ, Burridge CP, Wardlaw TJ, Baker TP, et al., 'Trophic position determines functional and phylogenetic recovery after disturbance within a community', Functional Ecology, 31, (7) pp. 1441-1451. ISSN 0269-8463 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12845 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Fountain-Jones NM; Jordan GJ; Burridge CP; Wardlaw TJ; Forster L; Petersfield M; Baker SC

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2017Gale F, Baker T, 'Conceptualising code complexes': a case study of harvesting-related codes applying to forest operations in Tasmania, Australia', Forest Policy and Economics, 81 pp. 57-64. ISSN 1389-9341 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.forpol.2017.05.002 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Gale F

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2016Baker TP, Baker SC, Dalton PJ, Fountain-Jones NM, Jordan GJ, 'Temporal persistence of edge effects on bryophytes within harvested forests', Forest Ecology and Management, 375 pp. 223-229. ISSN 0378-1127 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2016.05.044 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Baker SC; Dalton PJ; Fountain-Jones NM; Jordan GJ

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2016Baker TP, Jordan GJ, Baker SC, 'Microclimatic edge effects in a recently harvested forest: do remnant forest patches create the same impact as large forest areas?', Forest Ecology and Management, 365 pp. 128-136. ISSN 0378-1127 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2016.01.022 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 30Web of Science - 30

Co-authors: Jordan GJ; Baker SC

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2015Fountain-Jones NM, Jordan GJ, Baker TP, Balmer JM, Wardlaw T, et al., 'Living near the edge: being close to mature forest increases the rate of succession in beetle communities', Ecological Applications, 25, (3) pp. 800-811. ISSN 1051-0761 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1890/14-0334.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 24

Co-authors: Fountain-Jones NM; Jordan GJ; Balmer JM; Baker SC

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2014Baker TP, Jordan GJ, Dalton PJ, Baker SC, 'Impact of distance to mature forest on the recolonisation of bryophytes in a regenerating Tasmanian wet eucalypt forest', Australian Journal of Botany, 61, (8) pp. 633-642. ISSN 0067-1924 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/BT13250 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 17

Co-authors: Jordan GJ; Dalton PJ; Baker SC

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2014Baker TP, Jordan GJ, Steel EA, Fountain-Jones NM, Wardlaw TJ, et al., 'Microclimate through space and time: microclimatic variation at the edge of regeneration forests over daily, yearly and decadal time scales', Forest Ecology and Management, 334 pp. 174-184. ISSN 0378-1127 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2014.09.008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 49Web of Science - 49

Co-authors: Jordan GJ; Fountain-Jones NM; Baker SC

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

3

Total funding

$237,231

Projects

Developing climate adaptation models to guide climate-resilient forest revegetation (2020)$48,305
Description
This project aims to develop a tool to generate guidelines for the site-specific translocation of seed used for forest regeneration. Seed translocation is an increasingly important topic as seed from local areas may not be adapted to future climates and therefore may suffer from reduced productivity and health in the future. The use of seed from non-local areas may mitigate some of these negative factors. However, to identify where to source seed is a complex task This study will use genetic sequencing and climate modelling to predict seed source locations which will be adapted to future climates for a given revegetation site. We will focus on Eucalyptus obliqua, a key species in the Tasmanian native timber industry for which ensuring future productivity and health is a key concern.
Funding
Department of Premier and Cabinet ($48,305)
Scheme
Climate Research Grants Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Harrison P; Steane DA; Baker T; Neyland M; Williams Dean
Year
2020
Perennial prosperity (2020 - 2023)$123,926
Description
This project aims to disrupt the paradigm impeding the adoption of agroforestry systems. Despite well-known benefits of agroforestry, adoption has been low. Integrating trees into farming practice builds on-farm natural capital, increases the flow of ecosystem services and increases enterprise productivity and profitability. This project will apply natural capital accounting to integrate the flow of services associated with agroforestry assets into the enterprise accounts, by integrating the ecological and financial balance sheets for agroforestry systems targeting commercial and environmental returns. We will establish best-practice demonstration plantings in partnership with innovative enterprises and their advisors to build knowledge, awareness and capability around enterprise-scale agroforestry and natural capital accounting. This will build confidence within the agricultural sector around the integration of trees into agricultural landscapes for both ecological and financial returns. This project aligns well with current research in Theme 1 of the ARC Training Centre for Forest Value and with future planned research in a new Training Centre bid.
Funding
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources ($123,926)
Scheme
Grant-NLP2 Smart Farms Partnerships
Administered By
CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation
Research Team
O'Grady AP; Baker T; O'Reilly-Wapstra JM
Period
2020 - 2023
A forest resource characterisation of Tasmania Stage 1 of 2 Feasibility (2019)$65,000
Description
This project is Stage 1. Feasibility of a two part project on developing more accurate and reliable models that can provide estimates of hardwood log outputs alignment to primary product outcomes, from both private and publically owned native forest and plantation hardwood estates, by region and location. This stage shall collect, collate and compile available existing data and information on the Tasmanianestates. Stage 2. Modelling and Validation, will depend on the industry participants response to the outcomes of Stage 1 and would aim to develop a base state-wide modelling system that can be employedover repeat cycles. Stage 2 presently has no request for funding, but it is recommended a further $500,000 is retained in the NIFPI account to fund this stage, which will immediately follow the Feasibility Study.
Funding
FWPA - National Institute for Forest Products Innovation ($65,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
O'Reilly-Wapstra JM; Vega Rivero MH; Baker T; Montgomery J
Year
2019

Research Supervision

Current

1

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDA Natural Capital Approach to Agroforestry Decision-making2018