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School of Geography

Tim Baker Dr Tim Baker

Contact details

Room 10.29 Garstang
School of Geography
University of Leeds
University Road
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK


+44 (0) 113 34 38352

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Teaching information

I currently teach on Tropical Forests and Sustainable Development (GEOG3690) and Skills for Physical Geographers (GEOG2095) as part of the BSc Geography programme.

Knowledge transfer

I am committed to integrating the findings and expertise that I have developed through my research with sustainable management and conservation and the training of natural resource managers in the tropics. 

For example, I worked with the secretariat of the Convention of Biological Diversity as co-organiser and session chair at the pre-UNFCCC COP20 meeting ‘Biodiversity and Climate Change: from science to policymakers’ and as co-author of the Lima Declaration on Biodiversity and Climate Change, Lima, Peru (2014). I have also undertaken consultancies on tropical forest inventory design and analysis for Conservation International (2006), WWF-Peru (2012) and the Peruvian Forest Service (2015).

I have taught forest carbon cycling and data analysis courses in Peru organised in collaboration with the Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonia Peruana (IIAP), WWF-Peru and the Missouri Botanical Garden, some of which were funded as part of an Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation research programme Capacity Building project that I led. I have also participated as an invited lecturer on a Tropical Biology Association (TBA) course in Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda.

Public outreach is also a key component of my work: three short documentaries of our work have featured on Peruvian television, and my work has also regularly featured on the BBC (,, and Mongabay (,,