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Research interests

Please visit my research blog, Ambroise Baker's Research, where I post details about my new publications, research impact, research activities and any important career progress.

My work focuses on how biodiversity and ecosystems respond to environmental change. Answering this question is critical to developing evidence-based policies to protect biodiversity, the environment and ecosystem services in the current context of global change. New evidences in my research chiefly come directly from field studies in the natural environment such as vegetation surveys and from palaeoecological investigations using biological proxies such as fossil pollen, fungal spore, macrofossil and phytolith.

Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities

I have a keen interest in teaching field skills in ecology and supervising student projects in my field of research.

I contribute to teaching the modules as follows:

  • (FY) Life on Earth
  • (Y1) Animal and Plant Biology
  • (Y2) Ecology and Biodiversity
  • (Y2) Science Communication and Bioethics
  • (Y3) Biogeography and Conservation

In addition, I have an interest in facilitating student’s and researcher’s writing by offering writing retreats.

Education/Academic qualification

University College London

20142018

PhD, University of Oxford

20092014

Master, Royal Holloway University of London

20082009

Bachelor, University of Reading

20062008

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biodiversity Earth & Environmental Sciences
fungal spores Agriculture & Biology
macrophyte Earth & Environmental Sciences
eutrophication Agriculture & Biology
lakes Agriculture & Biology
herbivores Agriculture & Biology
phytolith Earth & Environmental Sciences
Dreissena polymorpha Agriculture & Biology

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Research Output 2013 2019

23 Downloads (Pure)

Connectivity and zebra mussel invasion offer short‐term buffering of eutrophication impacts on floodplain lake landscape biodiversity

Salgado, J., Sayer, C. D., Brooks, S. J., Davidson, T. A., Baker, A. G., Willby, N., Patmore, I. R., Goldsmith, B., Bennion, H., Okamura, B. & Leung, B. (ed.), 1 Aug 2019, In : Diversity and Distributions. 25, 8, p. 1334-1347 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Dreissena polymorpha
buffering
floodplains
eutrophication
connectivity

The effectiveness of aquatic plants as surrogates for wider biodiversity in standing fresh waters

Law, A., Baker, A., Sayer, C., Foster, G., Gunn, I. D. M., Taylor, P., Pattison, Z., Blaikie, J. & Willby, N. J., 15 Jul 2019, In : Freshwater Biology. 64, 9, p. 1664-1675 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

aquatic plant
aquatic plants
macrophyte
biodiversity
molluscs
4 Citations (Scopus)
49 Downloads (Pure)

Agricultural origins on the Anatolian plateau

Baird, D., Fairbairn, A., Jenkins, E., Martin, L., Middleton, C., Pearson, J., Asouti, E., Edwards, Y., Kabukcu, C., Mustafaoglu, G., Russell, N., Bar-Yosef, O., Jacobsen, G., Wu, X., Baker, A. & Elliott, S., 3 Apr 2018, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 115, 14, p. E3077-E3086

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Agriculture
Food
Social Change
Goats
Sheep
95 Downloads (Pure)

Eutrophication homogenizes shallow lake macrophyte assemblages over space and time

Salgado, J., Sayer, C., Brooks, S., Davidson, T., Goldsmith, B., Patmore, I., Baker, A. & Okamura, B., 11 Sep 2018, In : Ecosphere. 9, 9, e02406.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
macrophyte
space and time
eutrophication
lakes
lake
4 Citations (Scopus)

Phytolith analysis reveals the intensity of past land use change in the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot

Nogué, S., Whicher, K., Baker, A. G., Bhagwat, S. A. & Willis, K. J., 5 May 2017, In : Quaternary International. 437, p. 82-89 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

phytolith
land use change
biodiversity
human activity
fern