In Press

Zimmer H, Auld T, Baker PJ. 2015. Fuel flammability and fire responses of juvenile canopy species in a temperate rainforest ecosystem. International Journal of Wildland Fire (Accepted 15 Oct 2014).

Cunningham SC, Cavagnaro TR, MacNally R, Paul KI, Baker PJ, Beringer J, Thomson JR, Thompson RM. 2015. Reforestation with native mixed-species plantings in a temperate continental climate effectively sequesters and stabilizes carbon within decades. Global Change Biology. (Published online 18 Sept 2014).


Morris WK, Vesk PA, McCarthy MA, Bunyavejchewin S, Baker PJ. 2014. The neglected tool in the Bayesian ecologist’s shed: A case study testing informative priors’ effect on model accuracy. Ecology and Evolution 5: 102-108.

Allen KJ, Cook ER, Buckley BM, Larsen SH, Drew DM, Downes GM, Francey RJ, Peterson MJ, Baker PJ. 2014. Continuing upward trend in Mt Read Huon pine ring widths: temperature or divergence? Quaternary Science Reviews 102:39-53.

Turney C, Palmer J, Allen K, Baker P, Grierson P. 2014. The potential of tree rings in Terra Australis. PAGES Magazine 22: 18-19.

Boysen BMM, Evans MN, Baker PJ. 2014. δ18O in the tropical conifer Agathis robusta records ENSO-related precipitation variations. PLoS One 9:e102336.

Hoogmoed M, Cunningham SC, Baker PJ, Beringer J, Cavagnaro T. 2014. N-fixing trees in restoration plantings: effects on nitrogen supply and soil microbial communities. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 77:203-212.

Chisholm RA, Condit R, Rahman KA, Baker PJ, Bunyavejchewin S, Chen YY, Chuyong G, Dattaraja HS, Davies SJ, Ewango CEN, Gunatilleke CVS, Gunatilleke IAUN, Hubbell S, Kenfack D, Kiratiprayoon S, Lin Y, Makana J-R, Pongpattananurak N, Pulla S, Punchi-Manage R, Sukumar R, Su S-H, Sun I-F, Suresh HS, Tan S, Thomas D, Yap S. 2014. Temporal variability of forest communities: empirical estimates of population change in 4000 tree species. Ecology Letters 17: 855-865.

Vlam M, Baker PJ, Bunyavejchewin S, Zuidema PA. 2014. Temperature and rainfall strongly drive temporal growth variation in Asian tropical forest trees. Oecologia 174: 1449-1461.

Stephenson NL, Das AJ, Condit R, Russo SE, Baker PJ, Beckman NG, Coomes DA, Lines ER, Morris WK, Ruger N, Alvarez E, Blundo C, Bunyavejchewin S, Chuyong G, Davies SJ, Duque A, Ewango CN, Flores O, Franklin JF, Grau HR, Hao Z, Harmon ME, Hubbell SP, Kenfack D, Lin Y, Makana J-R, Malizia A, Malizia LR, Pabst RJ, Pongpattananurak N, Su S-H, Sun I-F, Tan S, Thomas D, van Mantgem PJ, Wang X, Wiser SK, Zavala MA. 2014. Rate of tree carbon accumulation increases continuously with tree size. Nature 507: 90-93.

Hoogmoed M, Cunningham SC, Baker PJ, Beringer J, Cavagnaro TR. 2014. Is there more soil carbon under nitrogen-fixing trees than under non-nitrogen-fixing trees in mixed-species restoration plantings? Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environments 188: 80-84.

Vlam M, Baker PJ, Bunyavejchewin S, Mohren GMJ, Zuidema PA. 2014. Understanding recruitment failure in tropical tree species: Insights from a tree-ring study. Forest Ecology and Management 312: 108-116.

Zimmer HC, Auld TD, Benson J, Baker PJ. 2014. Recruitment bottlenecks in the rare Australian conifer, Wollemia nobilis. Biodiversity and Conservation 23: 203-215.

Drew DM, Richards AE, Cook GD, Downes GM, Gill W, Baker PJ. 2014. The number of days on which increment occurs is the primary determinant of annual ring width in Callitris intratropica. Trees: Structure and Function 28:31-40.


Drew DM, Richards AE, Cook GD, Downes GM, Gill W, Baker PJ. 2013. The number of days on which increment occurs is the primary determinant of annual ring width in Callitris intratropicaTrees: Structure and Function (accepted 7 August 2013).

Allen KJ, Drew DM, Downes GM, Evans R, Cook ER, Battaglia M, Baker PJ. 2013. A strong regional temperature signal in low-elevation Huon pine. Journal of Quaternary Science 28: 433-438.

Mills K, Gell P, Gergis J, Baker P, Finlayson CM, Hesse PP, Jones R, Kershaw , Pearson S, Treble PC, Barr C, Brookhouse M, Drysdale R, McDonald J, Haberle S, Reid M, Thons M, Tibby J. 2013.  Paleoclimate studies and natural-resource management in the Murray–Darling Basin II: Unravelling human impacts and climate variability. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 60: 561-572.

Zuidema PA, Baker PJ, Groenendijk P, Schippers P, van der Sleen P, Vlam M, Sterck F. 2013. Tropical forests and global change: filling knowledge gaps. Trends in Plant Sciences 18: 413-419.

Middendrop R, Vlam M, Rebel K, Baker PJ, Bunyavejchewin S, Zuidema P. 2013. Disturbance history of a seasonal tropical forest in western Thailand: A spatial dendroecological analysis. Biotropica 45: 578-586.

Drew DM, Allen K, Downes GM, Evans R, Battaglia M, Baker PJ. 2013. Wood properties in a long-lived conifer reveal strong climate signals where ring-width series do not. Tree Physiology 33: 37–47.


Horner GJ, Cunningham SC, Thompson JR, Baker PJ, MacNally R. 2012.  Forest structure and recent flooding predict understory composition of floodplain forests. Forest Ecology and Management 286: 148–158.

Hoogmoed M, Cunningham SC, Thomson JR, Baker PJ, Beringer J, Cavagnaro TR. 2012. Does afforestration of pastures increase sequestration of soil carbon in Mediterranean climates? Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment 159: 176-183.

Laurance WF and 230 others (incl. Baker PJ). 2012. Long–term ecological changes and threats in tropical protected areas. Nature 489: 290-294.

Xing P, Zhang Q, Baker PJ. 2012. Age and radial growth pattern of four tree species in a subtropical forest of China. Trees: Structure and Function 26: 283–290.

Allen KJ, Drew D, Downes G, Evans R, Baker PJ, Grose M. 2012. Ring width, climate and wood density relationships in two long-lived Tasmanian tree species. Dendrochronologia. 30: 167-177.

Baker PJ, Pappas N, Simkin R, McLeod A, McKenzie GM. 2012. Fire on the mountain: A multi–scale, multi–proxy assessment of the resilience of cool temperate rainforest to fire in Victoria’s Central Highlands. Haberle SG, Bruno D (eds). Peopled Landscapes: Archaeological and Biogeographic Approaches to Landscapes. Terra Australis 34, ANU E-Press, Canberra.


Allen KJ, Ogden J, Buckley BM, Cook ER, Baker PJ. 2011. The potential to reconstruct broad–scale climate indices associated with southeast Australian droughts from Athrotaxis species, Tasmania. Climate Dynamics 37: 1799–1821.

Drew DM, Richards AE, Downes GM, Cook G, Baker PJ. 2011. The development of seasonal tree water deficit in Callitris intratropica. Tree Physiology. 31: 953–964.

Cunningham SC,  Thomson J, MacNally R, Read J, Baker PJ. 2011. Groundwater change forecasts widespread forest dieback across an extensive floodplain system. Freshwater Biology. 56: 1494–1508.

MacNally R, Cunningham SC, Baker PJ, Horner GJ, Thomson JR. 2011. Dynamics of Murray–Darling floodplain forests under multiple stressors––The past, present, and future of an Australian icon. Water Resources Research 47: 1–11.

Bunyavejchewin S, Baker PJ, Davies SJ. 2011. Seasonally dry tropical forests in continental Southeast Asia: structure, composition, and dynamics. In Ecology and Conservation of Seasonally Dry Forests in Asia. McShea W, Davies SJ (eds). Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. pp. 9–35.

Nock CA, Baker PJ, Bunyavejchewin S, Wanek W, Leiss A, Heitz P. 2011. Long-term increases intrinsic water-use efficiency do not lead to increased stem growth in a tropical monsoon forest in western Thailand. Global Change Biology. 17: 1049–1063.


Baker PJ. 2010. Juvenile growth patterns in tropical trees: selection effects, history, or both…? New Phytologist 185: 595–597.

Cunningham SC, MacNally R, Read J, Baker PJ, Thompson, J. 2010. Does stand structure influence susceptibility of eucalypt floodplain forests to dieback? Austral Ecology 35: 348–356.

Horner G, Baker PJ, MacNally R, Cunningham SC, Thomson JR. 2010. Carbon and habitat benefits from thinning floodplain forests: managing early stand structure makes a difference. Forest Ecology and Management 259: 286-293.


Horner G, Baker PJ, Cunningham SC, Thomson JR, MacNally R. 2009. Spacing effects on growth and mortality of river red gum in a changing climate. Global Change Biology 15: 2176–2186.

Nock CA, Geihofer D, Grabner M, Baker PJ, Bunyavejchewin S, Hietz P. 2009. Wood density and its radial variation in six canopy tree species differing in shade-tolerance in western Thailand. Annals of Botany 104: 297–306.

Harris S, Allen K, Baker P, Bird T, Bowman D, Connolly S, d’Arville L, Harwood C, Rozefelds A, Wardlaw T. 2009. Guidelines for collecting and conserving dendrochronology samples from Tasmanian public reserves. Tasforests 18: 145–157.

Baker PJ, Bunyavejchewin S. 2009. Fire behavior and fire effects across the forest landscape mosaics of continental Southeast Asia. Pp. 311-334 in M.A. Cochrane, ed. Tropical Fire Ecology: Climate Change, Land Use and Ecosystem Dynamics. Springer-Praxis, Heidelberg, Germany.

Cunningham SC, Mac Nally R, Read J, Baker PJ, White M, Thomson JR, Griffioen P. 2009. A robust technique for mapping vegetation condition across a major river system. Ecosystems 12: 207-219.

Zimmer H, Baker PJ. 2009. The role of regional climate and local disturbance on pine recruitment in southeast Asia. Forest Ecology and Management 257: 190-198.

Baker PJ, Scowcroft PG, Ewel JJ. 2009. Koa (Acacia koa) ecology and silviculture. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-211. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 129 p.

Bunyavejchewin S, La Frankie JV, Baker PJ, Davies SJ, Ashton PS. 2009. Forest Trees of Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary, Thailand: Data from the 50-Hectare Forest Dynamics Plot. National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Thailand. 342 pp.


Baker PJ, Bunyavejchewin S, Robinson AP. 2008 The impacts of large-scale, low-intensity fires on the forests of continental South-east Asia. International Journal of Wildland Fire 17: 782-792.

Gleason SM, Williams L, Read J, Metcalfe DJ, Baker PJ. 2008. Cyclone effects on the structure and production of a tropical upland rainforest: Implications for life-history tradeoffs. Ecosystems 11:1277-1290.

D’Arrigo RD, Baker PJ, Palmer J, Anchukaitis K, Cook G. 2008. Experimental reconstructions of Australasian and East African monsoon variability using tree rings and corals from Indonesia. Geophysical Research Letters 35: L12709.

Baker PJ, Palmer J, D’Arrigo RD. 2008. The dendrochronology of Callitris intratropica in northern Australia: Annual ring structure, chronology development, and climate correlations. Australian Journal of Botany 56: 311-32.

Simkin R, Baker PJ. 2008. Catastrophic fire and historical forest dynamics in Victoria’s Central Highlands. Austral Ecology 33: 747-760.

Baker PJ, Robinson AP, Ewel JJ. 2008. Sudden and sustained response to crown release in stagnant stands of Acacia koa. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 38: 656-666.

Williams L, Bunyavejchewin S, Baker PJ. 2008. Community patterns in the timing and intensity of foliar phenological activity in a species-rich forest in western Thailand. Oecologia 155: 571-582.


Cunningham SC, Read J, Baker PJ, MacNally R. 2007. A quantitative assessment of tree condition and its relationship to physiological stress in stands of Eucalyptus camaldulensis (Myrtaceae) in southeastern Australia. Australian Journal of Botany 55: 692-699.

Idol T, Baker PJ, Meason D. 2007. Indicators of forest ecosystem productivity and nutrient status across precipitation and temperature gradients. Journal of Tropical Ecology 23: 693-704.


Baker PJ, Bunyavejchewin S. 2006. Bark thickness and the influence of forest fire on tree population structure in a seasonal evergreen tropical forest. Natural History Bulletin of the Siam Society 54: 215-225.

Baker PJ, Bunyavejchewin S. 2006. Suppression, release, and canopy recruitment patterns in a seasonal tropical forest in western Thailand. Journal of Tropical Ecology 22: 521-529.

Elliot S, Baker PJ, Borchert R. 2006. Leaf flushing during the dry season: The paradox of Asian monsoon forests. Global Ecology and Biogeography 15: 248-257.


Baker PJ, Scowcroft PG. 2005. Stocking guidelines for the endemic Hawaiian hardwood, Acacia koa. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 17: 462-473.

Baker PJ, Bunyavejchewin S, Oliver CD, Ashton PS. 2005. Disturbance history and historical stand dynamics of a seasonal tropical forest in western Thailand. Ecological Monographs 75: 317-343.


Bunyavejchewin S, Baker PJ, LaFrankie JV, Ashton PS. 2004. Structure, history, and rarity in a seasonal evergreen forest in western Thailand. Pages 145-158. in E. C. Losos and E. G. Leigh (eds.), Forest Diversity and Dynamism: Findings from a Network of Large-Scale Tropical Forest Plots. University of Chicago Press. Chicago, USA.

Bunyavejchewin S, Baker PJ, LaFrankie JV, Ashton PS. 2004. Huai Kha Khaeng Forest dynamics plot, Thailand. Pages 482-491 in E. C. Losos and E. G. Leigh (eds.), Forest Diversity and Dynamism: Findings from a Network of Large-Scale Tropical Forest Plots. University of Chicago Press. Chicago, USA.


Baker PJ. 2003. Tree age estimation for the tropics: A test from the southern Appalachians. Ecological Applications 13: 1718–1732.

Baker PJ, Wilson JS. 2003. Coexistence and relative abundance in forest trees (Brief Communication). Nature 422: 581–582.

Bunyavejchewin S, LaFrankie JV, Baker PJ, Kanzaki M, Ashton PS, Yamakura T. 2003. Spatial distribution patterns of the dominant canopy dipterocarp species in a seasonal dry evergreen forest in western Thailand. Forest Ecology and Management 175: 87–101.


Bunyavejchewin S, Baker PJ, LaFrankie JV, Ashton PS. 2002. Floristic composition of a seasonal evergreen forest, Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary, western Thailand. Natural History Bulletin of the Siam Society 50: 125–134.

Baker PJ, Wilson JS, Gara RI. 2002. Silviculture around the world: Past, present, and future trends. Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS) UNESCO. Rome, Italy.


Bunyavejchewin S, Baker PJ, LaFrankie JV, Ashton PS. 2001. Stand structure of a seasonal evergreen forest at the Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary, western Thailand. Natural History Bulletin of the Siam Society 49: 89–106.

Wilson JS, Baker PJ. 2001. Flexibility in forest management: managing uncertainty in Douglas-fir forests of the Pacific Northwest. Forest Ecology and Management 145: 219-227.


Baker PJ, Wilson JS. 2000. Identification of canopy stratification in tropical and temperate forests: a quantitative technique. Forest Ecology and Management 127: 77-86.

Condit R, Ashton PS, Baker PJ, Bunyavejchewin S, Gunatilleke S, Gunatilleke N, Hubbell SP, Foster RB, Itoh A, LaFrankie JV, Hua Seng Lee, Losos E, Manokoran N, Sukumar R, Yamakura T. 2000. Spatial patterns in the distribution of tropical tree species. Science 288: 1414-1418.


Baker PJ. 1998. Stem and crown relationships in four tree species from an evermoist forest in Sri Lanka. Journal of Sustainable Forestry 7: 77-94.

McCarter JB, Wilson JS, Baker PJ, Moffett JL, Oliver CD. 1998. Landscape management through integration of existing tools and emerging technologies. Journal of Forestry 96: 17-23.

Wilson JS, Baker PJ. 1998. Mitigating fire risk to late-successional forest reserves on the east slope of the Washington Cascade Range, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 110: 59-75.

Baker PJ. 1997. Seedling establishment and growth across forest types in an evergreen/deciduous forest mosaic in western Thailand. Natural History Bulletin of the Siam Society 45:17-41.

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