Thomas Baker

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Thomas Baker

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Fields of Research

  • Terrestrial Ecology (060208)
  • Community Ecology (060202)
  • Environment Policy (160507)
  • Agroforestry (070501)
  • Forestry Biomass and Bioproducts (070502)
  • Conservation and Biodiversity (050202)
  • Farm Management, Rural Management and Agribusiness (070106)
  • Forestry Product Quality Assessment (070506)
  • Wood Fibre Processing (070509)
  • Forestry Management and Environment (070504)

Research Objectives

  • Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences (970105)
  • Hardwood Plantations (820101)
  • Integration of Farm and Forestry (820103)
  • Native Forests (820104)
  • Agricultural and Environmental Standards (910501)


Total publications


Journal Article

(10 outputs)
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]

Co-authors: Neyland MG


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 - 7Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Hunt MA


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 - 2

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


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 - 6Web of Science - 5

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


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


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 - 6Web of Science - 6

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


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 - 20Web of Science - 20

Co-authors: Jordan GJ; Baker SC


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 - 18Web of Science - 20

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


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 - 16Web of Science - 15

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


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 - 33Web of Science - 35

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


Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding



A forest resource characterisation of Tasmania Stage 1 of 2 Feasibility (2019)$65,000
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.
FWPA - National Institute for Forest Products Innovation ($65,000)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
O'Reilly-Wapstra JM; Vega Rivero MH; Baker T; Montgomery J

Research Supervision




PhDThe Business Case for Restoration on Farms2018