Hot Seat with Patrick Baker

Hot Seat with Patrick Baker

Wednesday, 3 April 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Patrick Baker is an ARC Future Fellow and Associate Professor of Silviculture and Forest Ecology in the Department of Forest and Ecosystem Science, Melbourne School of Land and Environment, at the University of Melbourne. He has a BA from Bowdoin College (1989) and a Masters of Forestry from Yale University (1993). He completed his PhD in Forest Ecology and Management at the University of Washington in 2001. His PhD research focused on understanding the historical stand dynamics of a seasonal tropical forest in western Thailand. He worked as post-doctoral research fellow for the US Forest Service and The Nature Conservance of Hawaii from 2001-2004 studying the silviculture of Acacia koa. From 2004 to 2012 Baker was a Lecturer (2004-08) and Senior Lecturer (2008-12) in the School of Biological Sciences at Monash University. He moved to the University of Melbourne in late 2012. 

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