Web Access Research Portal

Researcher: Baker, T (Dr Thomas Baker)

Fields of Research

Terrestrial ecology
Agricultural land management
Farm management, rural management and agribusiness
Forestry biomass and bioproducts
Conservation and biodiversity
Environment policy
Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology)
Agro-ecosystem function and prediction
Forestry management and environment
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Forestry product quality assessment
Wood fibre processing

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Integration of farm and forestry
Hardwood plantations
Native forests
Air quality, atmosphere and weather
Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments
Environmentally sustainable commercial services and tourism
Agricultural and environmental standards and calibrations
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A decade of restoring a temperate woodland: Lessons learned and future directions; Ecological Management & Restoration
A natural capital approach to agroforestry decision-making at the farm scale; Forests
Conceptualising ‘code complexes’: a case study of harvesting-related codes applying to forest operations in Tasmania, Australia; Forest Policy and Economics
Distance, environmental and substrate factors impacting recovery of bryophyte communities after harvesting; Applied Vegetation Science
Do forest edges reduce timber productivity - implications for retention forestry techniques; Forest Ecology and Management
Impact of distance to mature forest on the recolonisation of bryophytes in a regenerating Tasmanian wet eucalypt forest; Australian Journal of Botany
Impacts of windbreak shelter on crop and livestock production; Crop and Pasture Science
Living near the edge: being close to mature forest increases the rate of succession in beetle communities; Ecological Applications
Microclimate through space and time: microclimatic variation at the edge of regeneration forests over daily, yearly and decadal time scales; Forest Ecology and Management
Microclimatic edge effects in a recently harvested forest: do remnant forest patches create the same impact as large forest areas?; Forest Ecology and Management
Shelterbelt species composition and age determine structure: consequences for ecosystem services; Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment
Temporal persistence of edge effects on bryophytes within harvested forests; Forest Ecology and Management
Temporal, environmental and spatial changes in the effect of windbreaks on pasture microclimate; Agricultural and Forest Meteorology
The role of open woodland in mitigating microclimatic extremes in agricultural landscapes; Ecological Management & Restoration
Trophic position determines functional and phylogenetic recovery after disturbance within a community; Functional Ecology

Research Projects

A forest resource characterisation of Tasmania Stage 1 of 2 Feasibility; FWPA - National Institute for Forest Products Innovation (FWPA - NIFPI)
Developing climate adaptation models to guide climate-resilient forest revegetation; Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPAC)
Perennial prosperity; Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR)

Research Candidate Supervision