Paul A. Baker
Paul A. Baker
Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences
For the past several years, I have been pursuing the goal of understanding climate change on time-scales from decades to millions of years. I am particularly interested in what forces natural climate variability, how past climates have influenced the ecology and diversity of organisms in the tropics, as well as how climate change and other human activities will affect the eventual fate of these organisms.
In The News
Terborgh, JW, Davenport, LC, Belcon, AU, Katul, G, Swenson, JJ, Fritz, SC, and Baker, PA. "Twenty-three-year timeline of ecological stable states and regime shifts in upper Amazon oxbow lakes." Hydrobiologia 807, no. 1 (February 2018): 99-111.
Latrubesse, EM, Arima, EY, Dunne, T, Park, E, Baker, VR, d'Horta, FM, Wight, C, Wittmann, F, Zuanon, J, Baker, PA, Ribas, CC, Norgaard, RB, Filizola, N, Ansar, A, Flyvbjerg, B, and Stevaux, JC. "Damming the rivers of the Amazon basin." Nature 546, no. 7658 (June 2017): 363-369.
Sun, S, Schefuß, E, Mulitza, S, Chiessi, CM, Sawakuchi, AO, Zabel, M, Baker, PA, Hefter, J, and Mollenhauer, G. "Origin and processing of terrestrial organic carbon in the Amazon system: lignin phenols in river, shelf, and fan sediments." Biogeosciences 14, no. 9 (2017): 2495-2512.
Häggi, C, Sawakuchi, AO, Chiessi, CM, Mulitza, S, Mollenhauer, G, Sawakuchi, HO, Baker, PA, Zabel, M, and Schefuß, E. "Origin, transport and deposition of leaf-wax biomarkers in the Amazon Basin and the adjacent Atlantic." Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 192 (November 2016): 149-165.