Joan Baker

Joan Baker

Leader, Landscape Team
Western Ecology Division, NHEERL
Office of Research & Development
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Research Interests:

Effects of landscape change on aquatic ecosystems. Large-scale (watershed, regional) ecological processes and integrative analyses. Effects of acidic deposition on fish communities

Role in Consortium:

Making sure the "pieces come together" into an integrated, well coordinated research effort and to produce scientifically sound and well focused case study assessments for the Willamette and Willapa basins and, to a lesser degree, at the regional scale. Also, ongoing research on developing models of ecosystem response to landscape change based on expert understanding of how these systems operate, and testing these expert-judgment based mdoels using field data.

Phone:  541-754-4517
FAX:  541-754-4716


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
200 SW 35th St.
Corvallis, OR 97333

Educational Background:

Ph.D. - Natural Resources, Cornell University, 1981
M.S. - Zoology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1974
M.S. - Water Resources Mgmt, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, 1974
B.S. - Biology, St. Lawrence University, NY, 1972