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Academic Activities

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


PhD, University of Oxford


Master, Royal Holloway University of London


Bachelor, University of Reading


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Research Output

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.

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Open Access
  • 109 Downloads (Pure)

    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 journalArticle

  • 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 journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    156 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 journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 215 Downloads (Pure)

    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., 8 Mar 2016, In : Quaternary International. 437, p. 82-89 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Citations (Scopus)