Barry Baker, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist

Barry received a Ph.D. from Colorado State University in 1991 where his research focused on the effects of climate change on grassland/livestock ecosystems.  Since then, he has worked in Argentina, China, Mongolia, and the US for the United Nations’ Development and Environmental Programmes, the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Country Studies Program, and more recently The Nature Conservancy. His research interests include bioclimatology, biogeography, and the influence of climatic variability on the distribution and conservation of plants and animals in grassland and alpine ecosystems.


Collaboration to Create Climate Tools
Creating Useful and Useable Climate Tools for Sagebrush Land Management Through Scientist and Manager Collaboration
Utah DWR and BLM Decision Support Models
CBI is working with Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) and The Bureau of Land Management to develop decision support models to inform current conservation initiatives in Utah and throughout the Colorado Plateau ecoregion.
Landscape Climate Dashboard
This project integrates three different types of climate change modeling results - climate variables from the latest climate modeling, MC2 vegetation change, and soil sensitivity data with federally and tribally held protected areas.

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