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  1. Baker, 2016 (in press). Urban drought resilience as a socio-ecological phenomenon. In: Situating Sustainability in an Unequal World, edited by Julie Sze, NYU Press.
  2. Mayer, B., L. Baker, T. Boyer, P. Dreshsel, M. Gifford, M. Hanjfra, P. Parameswaran, P. Westershoff, and B. Rittman. 2016. Total value of phosphorus recovery. Env. Sci. Technol., DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b01239.
  3. Peterson, H., L. Baker, J. Ulrich, J. Neiber, B. Wilson, and D. Bruening. In press. Using agricultural system phosphorus balances to improve the TMDL process Detailed P balance for the Albert Lea agricultural watershed: a tool for practical management. Soil and Water Conservation.
  4. Metson, G.S., D. M. Iwaniec, L.A. Baker, E.M. Bennett, D. L. Childers, D. Cordell, N.B. Grimm, M. Grove, D.A. Nidzgorski, S. White. 2015. Urban phosphorus sustainability: Systemically incorporating social, ecological, and technological factors into phosphorus flow analysis. Science and Policy 47:1–11.
  5. Chester, M. V., J. Sperling, E. Stokes,B. Allenby, K. Kockelman, C. Kennedy, L. Baker, J. Keirstead, and C. T. Hendrickson. 2014. Positioning infrastructure and technologies for low-carbon urbanization. Earth’s Future, 2, 533–547, doi:10.1002/2014EF000253.
  6. Romero-Lankao, P., K.R. Gurney, K.C. Seto, M. Chester, R.M. Duren, S. Hughes, L. R.Hutyra, P. Marcotullio, L.A. 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, 515–532, doi:10.1002/2014EF000258.
  7. Janke, B., J. Finlay, S. Hobbie, L. Baker, R. Sterner, D. Nidgorski, and B. Wilson. 2013. Contrasting influences of stormflow and baseflow pathways on nitrogen and phosphorus export from an urban watershed. Biogeochemistry. DOI 10.1007/s10533-013-9926-1
  8. Hobbie, S.E., L.A. Baker, C. Buyarski, D. Nidzgorski, J.C. Finlay. 2013. Decomposition of tree leaf litter on pavement: implications for urban water quality, Urban Ecosystems. DOI 10.1007/s11252-013-0329-9
  9. Kennedy, C., L. Baker, and H. Brattboe. 2014. Analyzing a city’s metabolism, in Elgar Companion to Sustainable Cities, edited by D. Mazmanian and H. Blanco, Elgar Publishing.
  10. Baker, L. In review (invited; in review). Urban drought resilience, in Situating Sustainability in an Unequal World, edited by A. Rademacher, NYU Press.
  11. Baker, L. 2013. Hegemonic concepts and water governance from a scientific-engineering perspective, in Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Water Governance: Scarcity, Privatization and Participation, edited by L. Harris, J. Goldin, and C. Sneddon, Routledge.
  12. Baker, L. and R. Newman. 2013. Managing the biological, economic, and social aspects of sustainable lake ecosystems. in Water Quality and Sustainability, edited by J. Schoor, Volume 4 in Comprehensive Water Quality, series edited by Dr Satinder Ahuja, Elsevier
  13. Baker, L. 2012. Review of Metabolism of the Anthroposphere: Analysis, Evaluation, Design by Peter Baccini and Paul H. Brunner. J. Industrial Ecology (Special issue on Urban Sustainable Systems) 16: 964.
  14. Kennedy, C., L. Baker, S. Dhakal, A. Ramaswami. (2013). Sustainable urban systems – an integrated approach. Journal of Industrial Ecology (Special Issue on Sustainable Urban Systems) 16: 775-779
  15. Zborel, T., B. Holland, G. Thomas, L. Baker, K. Calhoun, A. Ramaswami. 2013. Translating research to policy for sustainable cities: what works and what doesn’t. . Journal of Industrial Ecology (Special Issue on Sustainable Urban Systems) 16: 786-788.
  16. Fissore, C., Hobbie, S. E., King, J. Y., McFadden, J. P., Nelson, K. C., Baker, L. A. 2011. The residential landscape: fluxes of elements and the role of household decisions. Online at Ecological Applications, June 2011Baker, L. 2011. Can urban P conservation prevent the brown devolution?
  17. McConnell, W.J., Millington, N. J. Reo, M. Alberti, H. Asbjornsen, L.A. Baker, N. Brozović, L.E. Drinkwater, S.A. Drzyzga, J. Fragoso, D.S. Holland, C.A. Jantz, T.A. Kohler, H.D.G. Maschner, M. Monticino, G. Podestá, R. Gilmore Pontius, Jr., C.L. Redman, D. Sailor, G. Urquhart, and J. Liu. 2011. McConnel et al. 2011 CHANS approach-Eco Bull.. Bull. Ecol. Soc. America April 2011: 218-228.
  18. Fissore, C., L. Baker, S. Hobbie, J. King, J. McFadden, K. Nelson, I. Jakobsdittor. 2011. Carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus fluxes in household ecosystems. Ecological Applications 21(3): 619-639.
  19. Wein, S.P., K.C. Nelson, L. Baker, S. Hobbie, J. King, J. McFadden, C. Fissore, I. Jakobsdottir, D. Nidzgorski, and D. Burk. 2010. Nitrogen and phosphorus fluxes in household landscapes: What behaviors affect these fluxes and what are a few underlying homeowner attitudes about these behaviors? Watershed District and Water Management Organization Report, Twin Cities Household Ecosystem Project, University of Minnesota.
  20. Baker, L. 2009. New concepts for urban pollution-Water Env. Cities-2009 In: Baker, L. (ed), The Water Environment of Cities, Springer Science, Lowell, MA.
  21. Citizens League Water Policy Team. 2009. To the Source: Moving Minnesota’s Water Management Upstream. Citizens League of Minnesota, St. Paul. Report at:
  22. Baker, L., B. Wilson, D. Fulton and B. Horgan. 2008. Disproportionality as a framework to target nutrient reduction from urban landscapes. Cities and the Environment 1(2): Article 7.
  23. Nelson, K.C, S. Grayzeck, J. King, S. Hobbie, L. Baker, and J. P. McFadden. 2008. Our household choices in urban living survey, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  24. Kaye, J., A. Majumdar, C. Gries, A. Buyantuyev, N. Grimm, D. Hope, D. Zhu, W. Jenerettte and L. Baker. 2008.Hierarchial Bayesian scaling of soil properties across urban, agricultural and desert ecosystems. Ecological Applications18: 132-145.
  25. Baker, L.A., J. Schussler and S. Snyder. 2008. Drivers of changes in lake clarity. J. Lake and Reservoir Management24: 30-40.
  26. Assessment of Stormwater Best Management Practices, edited by J. Gulliver and J. Anderson. See chapters: 2. Stormwater processes, Baker, L., B. Wilson, J. Gulliver, O. Moshiri, A.J. Erickson and R. Hozalsky. 6. Analysis of soils and water, Baker, L. and B. Ashelon. 2007, 7. Source reduction, Baker, L., R. Hozalksi, and J. Gulliver; 9. Infiltration basins,Nieber, J., A.J. Erickson, L. Baker, and J. Gulliver and R. Hozalsky.
  27. Baker, L.A., et al. 2007. Symposium: effect of human choices on characteristics of human ecosystems. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, Oct. 2007, 404-409. (non-peer reviewed)
  28. 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: Cities of the Future: Towards Integrated Sustainable Water and Landscape Management, edited by V. Novotny and P. Brown, IWA Publishing, London.
  29. Schussler, J., L. Baker and H. Chester-Jones. 2007. Whole-system phosphorus balances as a practical tool for lake management. Ecological Engineering 29:294-304.
  30. Savanick, S., L.A. Baker, J. Perry. 2007. Nitrogen budget of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus. Urban Ecosystems 10: 119-137.
  31. Xu, Y., L. Baker, and P. Johnson. 2007. Effect of land use changes on temporal trends in groundwater nitrate concentrations in and around Phoenix, Arizona, Ground Water 27(2): 49-56.
  32. Baker, L.A., P. Hartzheim, S. Hobbie, K. Nelson, J. King. 2007. Influence of consumption choices on C, N and P fluxes through households. Urban Ecosystems 10:97-117.
  33. Kaye, J., P. Groffman, N. Grimm, L. Baker, and R. Pouyat. 2006. A distinct urban biogeochemistry? Trends in Research in Ecology and Evolution 4: 192-199.
  34. Baker, L. Perils and pleasures of multidisciplinary research. 2006. Urban Ecosystems 9: 45-47.
  35. Baker, L.A., P. Westerhoff, M. Sommerfeld. 2006 An adaptive management strategy using multiple barriers to control tastes and odors. J. Am. Water Works Association 98 (6): 113-126.
  36. Westerhoff, P., L. Baker, M. Sommerfeld. 2005. Degradation of algal metabolites (2-methylisoborneol and geosmin) in semi-arid region reservoirs. Water Research 39:4899-4912.
  37. Hope, D., W. Zhu, C. Gries, J. Oleson, J. Kaye, N. B. Grimm, L. Baker. 2005. Spatial variation in soil inorganic nitrogen across an arid urban ecosystem. Urban Ecosystems 8: 251-273.
  38. Nguyen, M.L., P. Westerhoff, L.A. Baker, M. Esparza-Soto, Q. Hu, M. Sommerfeld. 2005. Characteristics and reactivity of algae-produced dissolved organic carbon. J. Env. Engineering, 131:1574-1582.
  39. Baker, L.A., T. Brazel, and P. Westerhoff. 2004. Environmental consequences of rapid urbanization in warm, arid lands: case study of Phoenix, Arizona (USA). In: The Sustainable City III, edited by N. Marchettini, C. Brebbia, E. Tiezzi, and L.C. Wadhwa, Advances in Architecture Series, WIT Press, Boston.
  40. Mash, H., M.L. Nguyen, P.K. Westerhoff, L.A. Baker, and R. Neiman. 2004. Dissolved organic matter in Arizona reservoirs: end member analysis Organic Geochemistry 35:831-843.
  41. Hu, Q., M. Sommerfeld, L.A. Baker, and P. Westerhoff. 2003. Canal wall brushing – a control measure for taste and odor problems in drinking water supplies in arid environments. J. Water Supply: Research and Technology – Aqua52:8: 545-554.
  42. Baker, L.A., T. Brazel, N. Selovar, C. Martin, F. Steiner, N. McIntyre, A. Nelson, L. Musacchio. 2002. Urbanization and warming of Phoenix (Arizona, USA): impacts, feedbacks, and mitigation. Urban Ecosystems 6: 183-203.
  43. Nyguen, My Lin, L. Baker, and P. Westerhoff. 2002. Sources of DOC and DBP precursors in western U.S. watersheds and reservoirs. J. Am. Water Works Assoc. 94(5): 98-112.
  44. Baker, L.A., D. Hope, Y. Xu, Lisa Lauver, J. Edmonds. 2001. Nitrogen mass balance for the Central Arizona-Phoenix ecosystem. Ecosystems 4(6): 582-602.
  45. Baker, L.A., D. Hope, Y. Xu, and J. Edmonds. 2001. Multicompartment ecosystem nitrogen balances as a tool to understand and manage biogeochemical cycles in human ecosystems. TheScienceWorld, Proc. Second International Nitrogen Conference (N2001), Potomac, MD, October 14-18, 2001.
  46. Grimm, N.B., L.A. Baker, and D. Hope. 2001. An ecosystem approach to understanding cities: familiar foundations and uncharted frontiers. In Understanding Urban Ecosystems: A New Frontier for Science and Education, edited by A.R. Berkowitz, C.H. Nilon, and K.S. Hollweg, Springer-Verlag, pp. 94-114.
  47. Gerke, S., L. Baker, Y. Xu. 2001. Sequential model of nitrogen transformations in a treatment wetland receiving lagoon effluent. Water Research 35 (16): 3857-3866.
  48. Urban, N.R., C.J. Sampson, P.L. Brezonik, and L.A. Baker. 2001. Sulfur cycling in the water column of Little Rock Lake, Wisconsin. Biogeochem. 52: 41-77.
  49. Baker, L.A., and P. Westerhoff . 2000. Chapter 6: Low-tech system to treat and reuse wastewater on the U.S.-Mexican border. In: Westerhoff, P. (ed.). Water Issues on the U.S.-Mexico Border, San Diego: San Diego State University Press.
  50. Whitmer, S. and L. Baker. 2000. Loss of bromide in a wetland tracer experiment. J. Environmental Quality 29: 2042-2045.
  51. Lauver, L., and L. Baker. 2000. Mass balance for wastewater nitrogen in the Central Arizona-Phoenix ecosystem. Water Research 34: 2754-2760
  52. Pinney, M., P. Westerhoff, L. Baker. 2000. Transformations of dissolved organic carbon through constructed wetlands. Water Research 34: 1897-1911.
  53. Farnsworth-Lee, L., and L.A. Baker. 2000. Conceptual model of aquatic plant decay and ammonia toxicity for shallow lakes. J. Env. Eng. (ASCE), 126(3): 199-207.
  54. Johnson, J.S., L.A. Baker and P. Fox. 1999. Geochemical transformations during artificial recharge of groundwater: soil-water interactions of inorganic constituents. Water Research 33: 196-2006.
  55. Baker, L.A. 1998. Design considerations and applications for wetland treatment of high-nitrate waters. Water Science Technology 38: 389-395.
  56. Baker, L.Al, Qureshi, T., and M. Wyman. 1998. Sources and mobility of arsenic in the Salt and Verde Rivers, Arizona. Water Resources Research 34(6): 1543-1552.
  57. Ingersoll, T. and L.A. Baker. 1998. Nitrogen removal in wetland microcosms. Water Research 32: 766-684.
  58. Parks, S., and L.A. Baker. 1997. Sources and transport of organic carbon in an Arizona river-reservoir system. Water Research 31: 1751-1759.
  59. Baker, L.A. 1996. Lakes and Reservoirs. Chapter 9 in Handbook of Water Resources, edited by L. Mays, McGraw-Hill Books, pp 9-1 to 9-56.
  60. Urban, N.R., P.L. Brezonik, L.A. Baker, and L.A. Sherman. 1994. Sulfate reduction and diffusion in sediments of Little Rock Lake, Wisconsin. Limnol. Oceanogr. 39: 797-815.
  61. Sherman, L.A., L.A. Baker, P.L. Brezonik, and E.P. Weir. 1994. Sediment porewater dynamics of Little Rock Lake, Wisconsin: Geochemical processes and seasonal and spatial variability. Limnol. Oceanogr. 39: 1155-1171.
  62. Baker, L.A., D.E. Engstrom, and P.L. Brezonik. 1992. . Limnol. Oceanogr. 37: 689-702.
  63. Kaufmann, P.R., A.T. Herlihy, and L.A. Baker. 1992. Sources of acidity in lakes and streams of the United States. Environmental Pollution 77: 115-122.
  64. Baker, L.A. 1992. Introduction to nonpoint source pollution in the United States and prospects for wetland use.Ecological Engineering 1: 1-26.
  65. Baker, L.A., A. Herlihy, and P. Kaufmann. 1991a. Acidic lakes and streams in the United States: role of acidic deposition. Science 252: 1151-1154. Also, Baker et al., Reply to Krug and Warnick, Science 253: 1334-1335.
  66. Baker, L.A. J.M. Eilers, R.B. Cook, P.R. Kaufmann, and A.T. Herlihy. 1991b. Interregional comparison of surface water chemistry and biogeochemical processes. Chapter 17 in Acidic Deposition and Aquatic Ecosystems, edited by Don Charles, Springer-Verlag, New York, pp. 567-613.
  67. Baker, L.A., and E. Swain. 1990. Lake management in Minnesota. Lake and Reservoir Management 5: 1-10.
  68. Webster, K., A.D. Newell, L.A. Baker, and P.L. Brezonik. 1990. Climatically induced rapid acidification of a softwater seepage lake. Nature: 347: 374-376. This paper was awarded “Best Journal Publication”, Corvallis Environmental Research Laboratory, Third Quarter, 1990.
  69. Baker, L.A., N.R. Urban, and P.L. Brezonik. 1989. Sulfur cycling in Little Rock Lake. Chapter 7 in Biogenic Sulfur in the Environment, edited by W. J. Cooper and E. S. Saltzman, ACS Symposium Series 393, American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C., pp. 79-100.
  70. Urban, N.R., and L.A. Baker. 1989. Alkalinity generation associated with the formation of ester sulfates. Limnol. Oceanogr. 34: 1144-1146.
  71. Baker, L.A., and P.L. Brezonik. 1988a. Dynamic model of in-lake al­kalinity generation. Water Resources Research 24: 65-74.
  72. Baker, L.A., C.D. Pollman, and J.M. Eilers. 1988b. Alkalinity regulation in Florida softwater lakes. Water Resources Research 24: 1069-1082.
  73. 60. Baker, L.A. and P.L. Brezonik. 1988c. Reply to “Comment on dynamic model of internal alkalinity generation” by Rudd et al., Water Resources Research 24: 1828-1830.
  74. Baker, L.A., J. Tacconi, and P.L. Brezonik. 1988d. Role of sedimentation in regulating major ion composition of softwater lakes. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. 23: 346-350.
  75. Brezonik, P.L., L.A. Baker, and T.E. Perry. 1987. Mechanisms of alkalinity generation in acid‑sensitive softwater lakes. Chapter 9 in Sources and Fates of Aquatic Pollutants, edited by Hites, R. A., and S.J. Eisenreich, Advances in Chemistry Series #216, American Chemical Society, Washington, pp. 229-260.
  76. Baker, L.A., and P.L. Brezonik. 1985. Sulfate mass balance for a small, acidic lake. In: Planetary Ecology, edited by D.E. Caldwell, J.A. Brierley, and C.L. Brierley, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., pp. 297‑306.
  77. Baker, L.A., P.L. Brezonik, and E.S. Edgerton. 1986a. Sources and sinks of ions in a softwater, acidic lake. Water Resources Res. 22: 715‑722.
  78. Baker, L.A., P.L. Brezonik, and C.D. Pollman. 1986b. Model of internal alkalinity generation in softwater lakes: sulfate component. Water, Air, Soil Pollution 30: 89-94.
  79. Brezonik, P.L., L.A. Baker, J. Eaton, T. Frost, P. Garrison, T. Kratz, J. Magnuson, J. Perry, W. Rose, B. Shepard, W. Swenson, C. Watras, and K. Webster. 1986. Experimental acidification of Little Rock Lake, Wisconsin. Water, Air, Soil Poll. 30: 115-122.
  80. Baker, L.A., P.L. Brezonik, E.S. Edgerton, and R.W. Ogburn, III. 1985. Sediment acid neutralization in softwater lakes. Water, Air, Soil, Poll. 25: 215‑230

Policy-Related Science Assessment Reports

  1. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Minnesota’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy, 2013. Role: member, Agricultural Focus Group.
  2. Citizens League Water Policy Team. 2009. To the Source: Moving Minnesota’s Water Management Upstream. Citizens League of Minnesota, St. Paul. Role: Project propoer and committee member.
  3. ACERP 1995 (Chair, Human Health Subcommittee). Human Health: Part 4 of the Final Report of the Arizona Comparative Environmental Risk Project. Human Health Committee of the Arizona Comparative Risk Project (Governor’s appointees), Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. 215 pp. Available upon request.
  4. 1991. 1990 Integrated Assessment: Report to Congress. Role “Primary Technical Contributor” to the Aquatic Assessment section. NAPAP Integrated Task Group for the U.S. Congress. NAPAP, 722 Jackson Place, Washington, D.C.
  5. Baker, L.A., P.R. Kaufmann, A.T. Herlihy, and J.M. Eilers. 1990. Current Acid-Base Status of Surface Waters. State-of-Science Report #9, National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program, 722 Jackson Place, Washington, DC. 367 pp.