Paul Baker

Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences

Co-Director, Global Brazil Lab

-- Duke University
HWL Affiliation: Humanities Lab

For the past several years, I have been pursuing the goal of understanding climate change on time-scales from decades to millions of years. I am particularly interested in what forces natural climate variability, how past climates have influenced the ecology and diversity of organisms in the tropics, as well as how climate change and other human activities will affect the eventual fate of these organisms.

Labs

2014-2017

Highlights

Global Brazil Humanities Lab
-- Feb 24 2014
A new Humanities Laboratory, GLOBAL BRAZIL: CULTURE, NATURE, POLITICS, will begin in Fall 2014. Global Brazil aims to generate new conversations between the humanities, the social sciences, and the... Read More
New Humanities Lab Takes On the World's Largest Unknown Country, Brazil
-- Sep 19 2014
Brazil is an increasingly important player on the world stage. Its profile at Duke is rising as well. A Humanities Lab launched this semester, Global Brazil: Culture, Nature, Politics, joins a new... Read More