Dr. Patrick Baker, Courtesy Faculty
Patrick Baker studies the biology and ecology of marine and freshwater invertebrates, concentrating on bivalve molluscs. In the past, he has conducted research on oyster larval and juvenile biology in Chesapeake Bay, including behavioral studies on larvae settling from the plankton to the benthos. In addition, he has studied the ecology of endangered native freshwater mussels in Minnesota.
In Florida, Dr. Baker is interested in the ecology of Gulf and Atlantic coast oyster reefs, and the biology and ecology of ark shells.
PhD Marine Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, The College of William and Mary, 1994
MS Biology, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, University of Oregon, 1988
BS Biology, Seattle Pacific University, 1986