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Tim Baker Dr Tim Baker

Contact details

Room 3.66c
School of Geography
University of Leeds
University Road
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK


+44 (0) 113 34 38352

Student hours:
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Research overview

I am an Associate Professor in Tropical Ecology and my research aims to understand the past, current and future patterns of carbon storage and biodiversity in tropical forests.


Latest publications

  • Butt N; Malhi Y; New M; Macía MJ; Baker TR et al. (2014) Shifting dynamics of climate-functional groups in old-growth Amazonian forests, Plant Ecology and Diversity, 7, pp.267-279. doi: 10.1080/17550874.2012.715210
  • Baker TR; Pennington RT; Magallon S; Gloor E; Laurance WF et al. (2014) Fast demographic traits promote high diversification rates of Amazonian trees, Ecology Letters, 17, pp.527-536. doi: 10.1111/ele.12252
  • Emilio T; Quesada CA; Costa FRC; Magnusson WE; Baker TR et al. (2014) Soil physical conditions limit palm and tree basal area in Amazonian forests, Plant Ecology and Diversity, 7, pp.215-229. doi: 10.1080/17550874.2013.772257
  • Nardoto GB; Quesada CA; Patiño S; Saiz G; Baker TR et al. (2014) Basin-wide variations in Amazon forest nitrogen-cycling characteristics as inferred from plant and soil 15N:14N measurements, Plant Ecology and Diversity, 7, pp.173-187. doi: 10.1080/17550874.2013.807524
  • Espírito-Santo FDB; Gloor M; Keller M; Malhi Y; Baker TR et al. (2014) Size and frequency of natural forest disturbances and the Amazon forest carbon balance, Nature Communications, 5, . doi: 10.1038/ncomms4434


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