- Dr Andrew Baker
- Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Science,
School of Biology & Environmental Science
- Discipline *
- Genetics, Ecology
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- Identifiers and profiles
Ph.D Evolutionary Biology (Queensland University of Technology)
- Professional memberships
Member of Australian Mammal Society Committee
Australian Mammal Society
Genetics Society of Australia
Research theme: Biology and Environment
Research discipline: Biological and Environmental Science
Research program: Ecosystems
- Mammal ecology, taxonomy and evolution
- Evolution of aquatic flies from Gondwana
- Evolution of bugs, their hosts, parasites & bacteria that live inside them
- DNA barcoding: does it have a role in saving our biodiversity?
Areas of expertise
- Mammal ecology, taxonomy and evolution
- Population Genetics
- Aquatic invertebrate genetics
- Vertebrate Taxonomy
- 2017-2020. ‘A new genus and species of Australian marsupial mammals? Systematics and taxonomy of the enigmatic false antechinuses.’ Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) National Taxonomy Research Grant Program (NTRGP). Principal Investigator $45,000.
- 2017-2019. ‘Ecology, and conservation of the Black-tailed Dusky Antechinus (A. arktos).’ Save Our Species, DEH, NSW. Principal Investigator $24,000.
- 2014-17. Distribution, genetic structure and conservation status of the Silver-headed Antechinus, Antechinus argentus. $25,000 Fitzroy Basin Association Principal Investigator (with H. Hines).
- 2014-15. Status and conservation of the Carpentarian False Antechinus at the Mt Colin Copper Mine, near Cloncurry. $52,680 Exco Resources Limited Project Leader (with S. Burnett).
Selected research projects
- Ecology, evolution and conservation of marsupial mammals: Antechinus and Pseudantechinus
- Population structure and environmental tolerances of relict Gondwanan chironomid midges, along the coast and sub-coast of eastern Australia.
- Phylogenetics of Australian Freshwater Mussels
- Phylogenetic Diversity and DNA barcoding: their role in biodiversity preservation.
- Biodiversity and phylogenetics of macroinvertberates in the Sydney Water Supply Catchment, Australia
Teaching Discipline: Bioscience
- Environmental Science (SEB116 Experimental Science 2, EVB102 Ecosystems and the Environment, SEB104 Grand Challenges in Science)
- Biology (BVB214 Vertebrate Life, BVB204 Ecology)
- Gray E, Baker A, Firn J, (2017) Autecology of a new species of carnivorous marsupial, the endangered black-tailed dusky antechinus (Antechinus arktos), compared to a sympatric congener, the brown antechinus (Antechinus stuartii), Mammal Research p47-63
- Gray E, Burwell C, Baker A, (2016) Benefits of being a generalist carnivore when threatened by climate change: the comparative dietary ecology of two sympatric semelparous marsupials, including a new endangered species (Antechinus arktos), Australian Journal of Zoology p249-261
- Mason E, Firn J, Hines H, Baker A, (2017) Breeding biology and growth in a new, threatened carnivorous marsupial, Mammal Research p179-187
- Baker A, (2015) Family Dasyuridae (Carnivorous Marsupials), Handbook of the Mammals of the World, Volume 5: Monotremes and marsupials p232-348
- Baker A, Mutton T, Mason E, Gray E, (2015) A taxonomic assessment of the Australian Dusky Antechinus Complex: a new species, the Tasman Peninsula Dusky Antechinus (Antechinus vandycki sp. nov.) and an elevation to species of the Mainland Dusky Antechinus (Antechinus swainsonii mimetes (Thomas, Memoirs of the Queensland Museum p75-126
- Krosch M, Cranston P, Baker A, Vink S, (2015) Molecular data extend Australian Cricotopus midge (Chironomidae) species diversity, and provide a phylogenetic hypothesis for biogeography and freshwater monitoring, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society p496-509
- Mason E, Burwell C, Baker A, (2015) Prey of the silver-headed antechinus (Antechinus argentus), a new species of Australian dasyurid marsupial, Australian Mammalogy p164-169
- Baker A, Van Dyck S, (2015) Taxonomy and redescription of the Swamp Antechinus, Antechinus minimus (E. Geoffroy) (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae), Memoirs of the Queensland Museum p127-170
- Benfer D, Baker A, Ball T, Gynther I, Janetzki H, Fuller S, (2014) Conservation genetics of the water mouse, Xeromys myoides Thomas, 1889, Australian Journal of Zoology p382-392
- Baker A, Mutton T, Hines H, Van Dyck S, (2014) The Black-tailed Antechinus, Antechinus arktos sp. nov.: a new species of carnivorous marsupial from montane regions of the Tweed Volcano caldera, eastern Australia, Zootaxa p101-133
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