Andrew Baker, Ph.D.

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Andrew Baker, Ph.D.

Professor,
Marine Biology and Ecology

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Andrew Baker’s research focuses on coral reefs, climate change and the development and testing of interventions to increase the thermal tolerance and disease resistance of corals for restoration efforts. Current projects include algal symbiont manipulations, stress hardening, assisted migration, genetic rescue, cryopreservation, and managed breeding (using genetic stock from The Bahamas), with a focus on Florida’s Coral Reef. Prof. Baker recently served on the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on Interventions to Increase the Persistence and Resilience of Coral Reefs, and co-leads (with Prof. Diego Lirman) the Southeast Florida Coral Reef Restoration Hub. Prof. Baker has been faculty at Rosenstiel since 2005 and previously worked (1999-2005) for the Wildlife Conservation Society, based at Columbia University, where he was adjunct faculty. Prof. Baker graduated at the top of his class from Cambridge University (Natural Sciences, Zoology, 1993), has a doctorate from the University of Miami (1999), and is a former Fulbright scholar from the United Kingdom, Fellow of the Explorers Club in New York, and Inventor-in-Residence at the Frost Museum of Science in Miami.

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