- Dr Andrew Baker
- Senior Lecturer
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Earth, Environmental and Biological Sciences,
- 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 EL, Baker AM, 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 EL, Burwell CJ, Baker AM, (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 ED, Firn J, Hines HB, Baker AM, (2017) Breeding biology and growth in a new, threatened carnivorous marsupial, Mammal Research p179-187
- Baker AM, (2015) Family Dasyuridae (Carnivorous Marsupials), Handbook of the Mammals of the World, Volume 5: Monotremes and marsupials p232-348
- Baker AM, Mutton TY, Mason ED, Gray EL, (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 - Nature p75-126
- Krosch MN, Cranston PS, Baker AM, 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 ED, Burwell CJ, Baker AM, (2015) Prey of the silver-headed antechinus (Antechinus argentus), a new species of Australian dasyurid marsupial, Australian Mammalogy p164-169
- Baker AM, 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 DL, Baker AM, Ball T, Gynther I, Janetzki H, Fuller SJ, (2014) Conservation genetics of the water mouse, Xeromys myoides Thomas, 1889, Australian Journal of Zoology p382-392
- Baker AM, Mutton TY, 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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