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Lawrence Baker

Lawrence Baker

baker127@umn.edu

763-783-8227

Water Resources Center, University of Minnesota
8001 Greenwood Dr
Moundview, MN 55112
USA

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Journal Articles

2016

Mayer, B. K., L. A. Baker, T. H. Boyer, P. Dreschel, M. Gifford, M. A. Hanjra, P. Parameswaran, J. Stoltzfus, P. Westerhoff and B. E. Rittmann. 2016. Total value of phosphorus recovery. Environmental Science & Technology 50(13):6606-6620. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b01239. (link )

2015

Metson, G. S., D. M. Iwaniec, L. A. Baker, E. M. Bennett, D. L. Childers, D. Cordell, N. B. Grimm, J. M. Grove, D. A. Nidzgorski and S. White. 2015. Urban phosphorus sustainability: Systematically incorporating social, ecological, and technological factors into phosphorus flow analysis. Environmental Science & Policy 47:1-11. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2014.10.005. (link )

2014

Romero-Lankao, P., K. R. Gurney, K. C. Seto, M. Chester, R. M. Duren, S. Hughes, L. R. Hutyra, P. Marcotullio, L. Baker, N. B. Grimm, C. Kennedy, E. Larson, S. Pincetl, D. Runfola, L. Sanchez, G. Shrestha, J. Feddema, A. Sarzynski, J. Sperling and E. Stokes. 2014. A critical knowledge pathway to low-carbon, sustainable futures: Integrated understanding of urbanization, urban areas and carbon. Earth's Future 2(10):515-532. DOI: 10.1002/2014EF000258. (link )

2008

Kaye, J. P., A. Majumdar, C. Gries, A. Buyantuyev, N. B. Grimm, D. Hope, W. Zhu, G. D. Jenerette and L. A. Baker. 2008. Hierarchical Bayesian scaling of soil properties across urban, agricultural and desert ecosystems. Ecological Applications 18(1):132-145. DOI: 10.1890/06-1952.1. (link )

2007

Baker, L. A., L. B. Byrne, A. Felson and J. S. Walker. 2007. Effects of human choices on characteristics of urban ecosystems. Bulletin for the Ecological Society of America 88(4):404-409. DOI: 10.1890/0012-9623(2007)88[404:SEOHCO]2.0.CO;2.

Xu, Y., L. A. Baker and P. C. Johnson. 2007. Trends in groundwater nitrate contamination in the Phoenix, Arizona region. Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation 27(2):49-56. DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-6592.2007.00135.x. (link )

2006

Baker, L. A. 2006. Perils and pleasures of mulitdisciplinary research. Urban Ecosystems 9:45-47. (link )

Baker, L. A., P. K. Westerhoff and M. R. Sommerfeld. 2006. An adaptive management strategy using multiple barriers to control tastes and odors. Journal of the American Water Works Association 98(6):113-126. (link )

Kaye, J. P., P. M. Groffman, N. B. Grimm, L. A. Baker and R. V. Pouyat. 2006. A distinct urban biogeochemistry?. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 21(4):192-199. DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2005.12.006. (link )

2005

Hope, D., W. Zhu, C. Gries, J. Oleson, J. P. Kaye, N. B. Grimm and B. Baker. 2005. Spatial variation in soil inorganic nitrogen across and arid urban ecosystem. Urban Ecosystems 8:251-273. (link )

Nguyen, M., P. Westerhoff, L. Baker, Q. Hu, M. Esparza-Soto and M. Sommerfeld. 2005. Characteristics and reactivity of algae-produced dissolved organic carbon. Journal of Environmental Engineering 131(11):1574-1582. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9372(2005)131:11(1574). (link )

2004

Mash, H., M. Nguyen, P. K. Westerhoff, L. A. Baker and R. Neiman. 2004. Dissolved organic matter in Arizona reservoirs and member analysis. Organic Geochemistry 35:831-843. DOI: 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2004.03.002. (link )

2003

Hu, Q., M. R. Sommerfeld, L. A. Baker and P. K. Westerhoff. 2003. Canal wall brushing -- a control measure for taste and odour problems in drinking water supplies in arid environments. Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology-AQUA 52(8):545-554. (link )

2002

Baker, L. A., A. J. Brazel, N. J. Selover, C. A. Martin, N. E. McIntyre, F. R. Steiner, A. L. Nelson and L. R. Musacchio. 2002. Urbanization and warming of Phoenix (Arizona, USA): Impacts, feedbacks, and mitigation. Urban Ecosystems 6(3):183-203. (link )

Nyguen, M. L., L. A. Baker and P. K. Westerhoff. 2002. Sources of DOC and DBP precursors in western U.S. watersheds and reservoirs. Journal of American Water Works Association 94(5):98-112. (link )

2001

Baker, L. A., D. Hope, Y. Xu, J. W. Edmonds and L. Lauver. 2001. Nitrogen balance for the Central Arizona - Phoenix ecosystem. Ecosystems 4(6):582-602. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-001-0031-2. (link )

2000

Hu, Q., T. Dempster, D. Lowry, M. Sommerfeld, P. Westerhoff, D. Bruce, M. Nguyen and L. Baker. 2000. Algal-related tastes and odors in Phoenix water supply: Preliminary report. Journal of Phycology 36(s3):32. DOI: 10.1046/j.1529-8817.1999.00001-96.x. (link )

Lauver, L. and L. A. Baker. 2000. Wastewater reuse: Implications for nitrogen export and retention in the Phoenix ecosystem. Water Research 34(10):2754-2760. DOI: 10.1016/S0043-1354(99)00355-3. (link )

1998

Baker, L. A., T. Qureshi and M. Wyman. 1998. Sources and fate of arsenic in the Salt and Verde Rivers, Arizona. Water Resources Research 34(2):1543-1562. DOI: 10.1029/98WR00627. (link )

1997

Parks, S. J. and L. A. Baker. 1997. Sources and transport of organic carbon in an Arizona river-reservoir system.. Water Research

1996

Ingersoll, T. and L. A. Baker. 1996. Feasibility of nitrate treatment wetlands. Water Research

1991

Baker, L. A., A. Herlihy and P. Kaufmann. 1991. Acidic lakes and streams in the United States: role of acidic deposition.. Science 1151-1154.

Books

1995

Baker, L. A., T. Qureshi and S. Parks. 1995. Preliminary study of arsenic biogeochemistry in Bartlett Reservoir. Salt River Project. Phoenix.

Book Chapters

2007

Baker, L. A. and P. L. Brezonik. 2007. Using whole-system mass balances to craft novel approaches for pollution reduction: Examples at scales from households to urban regions. In: Novotny, V. and P. Brown eds., Cities of the Future: Towards Integrated Sustainable Water and Landscape Management. IWA Publishing. London.

2004

Baker, L. A., A. J. Brazel and P. K. Westerhoff. 2004. Environmental consequences of rapid urbanization in warm, arid lands: case study of Phoenix, Arizona (USA). The Sustainable City III. WIT Press. Boston, MA.

2003

Grimm, N. B., L. J. Baker and D. Hope. 2003. An ecosystem approach to understanding cities: Familiar foundations and uncharted frontiers.. Pp. 95-114 In: Berkowitz, A. R., K. Hollweg and C. H. Nilon eds., Understanding urban ecosystems: A new frontier for science and education. Springer-Verlag. New York, NY.

1996

Baker, L. A. 1996. Lakes and reservoirs.. Pp. 9-1 - 9-56 In: Mays, L. W. ed., McGraw-Hill Books. New York.

1994

Lohse, G. M. and L. A. Baker. 1994. Pollutant sources in urban runoff, Phoenix AZ.

Lohse, G. M., L. A. Baker and R. Wass. 1994. Chemical composition of urban runoff. Phoenix, AZ.. Chicago.

1991

Baker, L. A., J. M. Eilers, R. B. Cook, P. R. Kaufmann and A. T. Herlihy. 1991. Interregional comparison of surface water chemistry and biogeochemical processes.. In: Charles, D. ed., Springer-Verlag. New York.

Posters

2009

McHale, M. R., L. R. Baker, B. A. Koerner and N. B. Grimm. 2009. Developing carbon budgets for cities: Phoenix metropolitan region as a case study. Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at 11th Annual Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) Poster Symposium, January 15, 2009, Global Institute of Sustainability. (link )

2008

McHale, M. R., N. B. Grimm and L. A. Baker. 2008. Developing carbon budgets for cities: Phoenix metropolitan region as a case study. Poster presented at the August 3-8, 2008 93rd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Milwaukee, WI.

2004

Hope, D., W. Zhu, C. Gries, J. P. Kaye, J. Oleson, N. B. Grimm, D. Jenerette and L. Baker. 2004. Spatial variation in inorganic soil nitrogen concentrations across an arid urban ecosystem. Poster presented at the 23 February 2004 Sixth Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. (link )

2003

Baker, L. A., P. K. Westerhoff and M. R. Sommerfeld. 2003. Management strategy to reduce tastes and odors in Phoenix's water supply. Presented at February 19, 2003, CAP LTER Fifth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2002

Esparza, M., Q. Hu, P. K. Westerhoff, M. R. Sommerfeld, L. A. Baker, T. Dempster, A. Rodriguez, S. Dawson, K. Hintze, M. Cummings and M. Masles. 2002. Occurrence and treatment of algae-related taste and odor metabolites in Arizona reservoirs and urban canals. Poster presented at January 17, 2002, CAP LTER Fourth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Hu, Q., M. R. Sommerfeld, T. Dempster, P. K. Westerhoff, L. A. Baker and M. Nguyen. 2002. Influence of growth conditions on production and release of the taste and odor compound geosmin by a cyanobacterium isolated from the Phoenix water supply system. Poster presented at January 17, 2002, CAP LTER Fourth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2001

Brazel, A. J., C. A. Martin, D. Hope, A. W. Ellis, G. Heisler, L. A. Baker, J. R. Anderson, N. J. Selover, L. B. Stabler, R. Tomalty and J. M. Blair. 2001. CAP LTER climate. Poster presented at the January 19, 2001, CAP LTER Third Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ. (link )

Grimm, N. B., L. A. Baker, D. Hope, W. Zhu, J. R. Anderson, A. Coppola, J. W. Edmonds, S. Grossman-Clarke, D. Jenerette, A. P. Kinzig, J. M. Klopatek, D. B. Lewis, M. A. Luck, M. R. Sommerfeld, P. K. Westerhoff, J. Wu and Y. Xu. 2001. Biogeochemical processes in an urban ecosystem, metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona. Poster presented at the January 19, 2001, CAP LTER Third Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ. (link )

1999

Baker, L. A., Y. Xu, L. Lauver, N. McPherson and D. Hope. 1999. Nitrogen mass balance for the Phoenix ecosystem. Poster presented at the 22 January 1999, CAP LTER First Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe.

Lauver, L. and L. A. Baker. 1999. Nitrogen mass balance for wastewater in the Phoenix CAP LTER. Poster presented at the 22 January 1999, CAP LTER First Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Xu, Y., L. A. Baker and K. Wolfe. 1999. Temporal and spatial patterns in groundwater nitrogen in the Phoenix CAP LTER watershed. Poster presented at the 22 January 1999, CAP LTER First Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe.

Presentations

2009

McHale, M. R., N. B. Grimm, L. A. Baker, B. A. Koerner, K. Li and S. J. Hall. 2009. Impacts of urbanization on regional and global carbon cycling: A complete carbon budget of Phoenix metropolitan region as a case study. Presentation at the August 2-7, 2009 94th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Albuquerque, NM.

2005

Kaye, J. P., A. Majumdar, C. Gries, D. Hope, W. Zhu, N. B. Grimm, D. Jenerette and L. A. Baker. 2005. The spatial distribution of soil carbon and nitrogen in a regional matrix of urban, agricultural, and desert ecosystems. Presented at the 7-12 August 2005 90th meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Montreal, Canada.

2002

Baker, L. A. and W. L. Stefanov. 2002. Information engineering: A new paradigm for environmental management in the 21st century. Presented (invited) at 17-19 April 2002, Minnesota Water Conference, St. Cloud, MN.

Lewis, D. B., N. B. Grimm, L. A. Baker, J. W. Edmonds, D. Hope, W. J. Roach and W. Zhu. 2002. Effects of human modification of hydrology and nutrient balance on biogeochemical pattern and process in urban landscapes. Presented at April 2002, The Linkage between Land and Water -- From the Atmosphere to the Coastal Zone, US LTER Coordinating Committee Science Symposium, University of New Mexico/Sevilleta LTER, Socorro, NM.

2001

Baker, L. A. 2001. An ecosystem-level approach for engineering the biogeochemical cycles of cities and farms. Keynote Talk, presented at 6-7 October 2001, Midwest Water Chemistry Conference.

Baker, L. A., D. Hope, Y. Xu and J. W. Edmonds. 2001. Multicompartment ecosystem nitrogen balances as a tool to understand and manage biogeochemical cycles in human ecosystems. Presented at 14-18 October 2001, The Science World, Proceedings of the Second International Nitrogen Conference (N2001), Potomac, MD.

2000

Baker, L. A. 2000. Ecosystem-level nutrient dynamics: Cross comparisons. Presented at 2-4 August 2000, Long-Term Ecological Research: Unifying Principles and Global Applications, LTER All Scientists Meeting, Snowbird, UT.

Baker, L. A. 2000. Nitrogen cycle in the central Arizona-Phoenix ecosystem. Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California-Santa Barbara, CA.

Baker, L. A., D. Hope, N. B. Grimm, C. A. Martin, J. M. Briggs and J. M. Klopatek. 2000. Carbon cycling in the central Arizona-Phoenix ecosystem: Advances in ecosystem carbon inventory, measurement, and monitoring. Presented October 2000 to USDA Forest Service, Raleigh, NC.

Bruce, D., P. K. Westerhoff, M. R. Sommerfeld, L. A. Baker, M. Nguyen, H. Qiang, T. Dempster and E. Lowry. 2000. Occurrence and potential causes of Geosmin and MIB in Arizona drinking waters. Presented at May 2000, AWPCA Annual Conference, Mesa, AZ.

Xu, Y., L. A. Baker and P. C. Johnson. 2000. Groundwater nitrate accumulation in an arid agro-urban ecosystem, Phoenix, Arizona. 30 May, American Geophysical Union Spring Meeting, Washington, D.C.

1999

Baker, L. A., D. Hope, Y. Xu, L. Lauver and J. W. Edmonds. 1999. Nitrogen mass balance for the Central Arizona - Phoenix LTER ecosystem. August, Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Spokane, WA.

Baker, L. A. and C. L. Redman. 1999. Environmental analysis of urban ecosystems. July-August, Research Frontiers Conferences, Association of Environmental Engineering and Sciences Professors, Penn State, PA.

Grimm, N. B., L. J. Baker and D. Hope. 1999. An ecosystem approach to understanding cities: Familiar foundations and unchartered frontiers. Presented at April 1999, Plenary speaker, 8th Cary Conference, Understanding Urban Ecosystems: A New Frontier for Science and Education, Millbrook, NY.

Conference Papers

2001

Baker, L. A., Y. Xu and N. McPherson. 2001. Salinity -- an emerging issue for the Phoenix metropolitan area. In Proceedings of the May 4-5, 2001 Arizona Water Pollution Control Association Conference, Mesa, AZ.

2000

Baker, L. A., P. K. Westerhoff, D. Bruce, M. R. Sommerfeld, T. Dempster, Q. Hu and D. Lowry. 2000. Multiple barrier approach for controlling taste and odor in the Phoenix water supply. Pp. 11 Proceedings of the November 2000 AWWA Water Quality Technology Conference. 2000 AWWA Water Quality Technology Conference. Salt Lake City, Utah.

1997

Johnson, J., L. A. Baker and P. Fox. 1997. Potential contamination of recharge water by soil contaminants. Proceedings of the AWWA Conference and Exposition. AWWA Conference and Exposition, June 15-19, 1997. Atlanta, GA.

1996

Johnson, J., L. A. Baker and P. Fox. 1996. Potential contamination of recharged effluent and CAP water by soil contaminants. Pp. 173-176 Proceedings of the 9th Annual Symposium. AZ Hydrological Society, Sept 12-14, 1996.