David Baker

David Baker
Position: 
Director Emeritus & Founder NCWQR
Education/Degrees: 
B.S., Heidelberg College
Education/Degrees: 
M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan
Unit (Dept., Office, Center, etc.): 
Contact Information
Phone Number: 
(419)-448-2941
Office Location: 
Gillmor 317

Experience

2005-07 Interim Director, National Center for Water Quality Research, Heidelberg, Tiffin, OH

1966-99 Professor of Biology and Director of the National Center for Water Quality Research, Heidelberg College, Tiffin, OH

1964-66 Assistant Professor of Biology, Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ

1963-64 National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Tübingen, Germany

1960-63 Research Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Professional Organizations

Soil and Water Conservation Society
Ohio Academy of Sciences

Honors and Awards

2005 Ohio Lake Erie Award, Ohio Lake Erie Commission
2002 Elected to the Ohio Water Hall of Fame, Water Management Association of Ohio
2002 Recognition for Service on the Drinking Water Committee, EPA Science Advisory Board, USEPA
1999 Heidelberg Alumni Citation
1999 Lifetime Achievement Award, American Crop Protection Association, The Fertilizer Institute
1999 Agricultural Retailers Association
1999 Regional Environmental Leadership Award, Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments
1995 Educator's Award, Mid America Crop Protection Association
1994 Oak Leaf Award, Ohio Chapter, The Nature Conservancy
1993 Distinguished Service Award, Water Management Association of Ohio
1993 Outstanding Member Award, All-Ohio Chapter, Soil and Water Conservation Society
1992 Fellow Award, Soil and Water Conservation Society
1991 Outstanding Publication Award, All-Ohio Chapter, Soil and Water Conservation Society
1990 Outstanding Publication Award, All-Ohio Chapter, Soil and Water Conservation Society
1989 Outstanding Publication Award, All-Ohio Chapter, Soil and Water Conservation Society
1984 Honor Award, Soil Conservation Society of America

Professional Service

Sandusky River Watershed Coalition, Steering Committee

Grants and ContractsM

  • Lake Erie Protection Fund – Development of a WQL data website, 2004-2005.
  • Lake Erie Protection Fund – Organized a two day symposium on the Sandusky River Watershed, June 2006

Publications

Baker, D.B., R.P. Richards, T.T. Loftus, and J.K. Kramer. 2004. A New Flashiness Index: Characteristics and Applications to Midwestern Rivers and Streams. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 40:503-522.

Baker, D.B. and R.P. Richards. 2002. Relationships between changing phosphorus budgets and riverine phosphorus export in northwestern Ohio watersheds. Journal of Environmental Quality 31:96-108.

Richards, R.P. and D.B. Baker. 2002. Trends in water quality in LEASEQ rivers and streams, 1975-1995. Journal of Environmental Quality 31: 90-96.

Richards, R.P., D.B. Baker, and D.J. Eckert. 2002. Trends in agriculture in the LEASEQ watersheds, 1975-1995. Journal of Environmental Quality 31: 17-24.

Richards, R.P. D.B. Baker, J.W. Kramer, D.E. Ewing, B.J. Merryfield, and N.L. Miller. 2001. Storm discharge, loads, and average concentrations in Northwest Ohio rivers, 1975-95. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 37(2):423-438.

Baker, David B, and R. Peter Richards. 2000. Effects of Watershed Scale on Agrochemical Concentration Patterns in Midwestern Streams. (Chapter 3 In Steinheimer, T.R., L.J. Ross and T. D. Spitler, eds. Agrochemical Fate and Movement: Perspective and Scale of Study. American Chemical Society, Washington, DC.

Baker, D. B. and M. Ostrand. 2000. The Sandusky River Watershed Resource Inventory. Sandusky River Watershed Coalition, W.S.O.S., Fremont, OH 43420. 202 pages. (www. riverwatershed.org)

Baker, David B. Triazines in Drinking Water: A Challenge for Risk Communication. In Triazine Herbicides: Risk Assessments, Proceedings of an American Chemical Society Conference, 1996.

Baker, David B. 1996. Nutrients and Nutrient Management: A Lake Erie Basin Case Study. in An Agricultural Profile of the Great Lakes Basin. Great Lakes Commission, Ann Arbor. MI

Richards, R. Peter, David B. Baker, Jack W. Kramer, and D. Ellen Ewing.1996 Annual loads of herbicides in Lake Erie tributaries in Ohio and Michigan. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 22:414-428.

Richards, R. Peter, David B. Baker, Nancy L. Creamer, Jack W. Kramer, D. Ellen Ewing, Barbara J. Merryfield, and Laura K. Wallrabenstein. 1996. Well water quality, well vulnerability, and agricultural contamination in the midwestern United States: assessments from a voluntary well testing program. Journal of Environmental Quality, 25:389-402.

Solomon, Keith R., David B. Baker, R. Peter Richards, Kenneth R. Dixon, Stephen J. Klaine, Thomas W. LaPoint, Ronald J. Kendall, Carol P. Weisskopf, Jeffrey M. Giddings, John P. Giesy, Lenwood W. Hall, Jr., and W. Marty Williams. 1996. Ecological risk assessment of atrazine in North American surface waters. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 15: 31-76.

Richards, R.P., D. B. Baker, B. C. Christensen and D. P. Tierney, 1995. Atrazine Exposures Through Drinking Water: Exposure Assessments for Ohio, Illinois, and Iowa. Environmental Science and Technology, 29:406-412.

Baker, D. B., L. K. Wallrabenstein and R.P. Richards. 1994. Well Vulnerability and Agrichemical Contamination: Assessments from a Voluntary Well Testing Program, in New Directions in Pesticide Research, Development, Management and Policy. ed. D. L. Weigmann, Virginia Water Resources Center, VPISU, Blacksburg, VA. pp. 470-494.

Baker, D. B. and R.P. Richards. 1994. Herbicides in Ohio's Drinking Water: Risk Analysis, Reduction and Communications, in New Directions in Pesticide Research, Development, Management and Policy. ed. D. L. Weigmann, Virginia Water Resources Center, VPISU, Blacksburg, VA. pp. 200-221.

Wauchope, R. D., D.B. Baker, K. Balu and H. Nelson. 1994. Pesticides in Surface and Ground Water. Council for Agricultural Science and Technology, Issue Paper Number 2, April 1994. Ames, IA. 8 pp.

Baker, David B., Rodney J. Bushway, Stephen A. Adams, Carol Macomber. 1993 Immunoassay Screens for Alachlor in Rural Wells: False Positives and an Alachlor Soil Metabolite. Environmental Science and Technology 27:562-564.

Baker, David B. 1993. The Lake Erie Agroecosystem Program: Water Quality Assessments. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 46:197-215.

Richards, R. Peter and David B. Baker. 1993. Pesticide Concentration Patterns in Agricultural Drainage Networks of the Lake Erie Basin. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 12:13-26.

Richards, R. Peter and David B. Baker. 1993 Trends in nutrient and sediment concentrations in Lake Erie tributaries, 1975-1990. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 19:200-211.

Wallrabenstein, Laura K. and David B. Baker. 1992. Agrichemical Contamination in Private Water Supplies. in Proceedings of the Focus Conference on Eastern Regional Ground Water Issues, October 13-15, 1992, Newton, Massachusetts. National Ground water Association, Dublin, Ohio 43017. pages 697-711.

Baker, David B. 1992. Nitrate in Private Rural Water Supplies: Building Local Data Bases. Better Crops, Summer 1992, Potash and Phosphate Institute, Norcross, GA 30092-2821. pages 6-9.

Baker, D.B. and R.P. Richards. 1992. Herbicide Concentrations in Ohio's Drinking Water: A Quantitative Exposure Assessment. In Rational Readings in Environmental Concerns, ed. Lehr, J.H. Van Norstrand Reinhold, New York. pages 84-97.

Baker, David B. and R. Peter Richards. 1991. Herbicide concentrations in Ohio's drinking water supplies: A quantitative exposure assessment. In: Proceedings of the Third National Research Conference, Pesticides in the Next Decade: The Challenges Ahead. Ed. Diana Weigmann. pp. 9-30.

Richards, R. Peter and David B. Baker. 1990. Estimates of human exposure to pesticides through drinking water: a preliminary risk assessment. In: American Chemical Society Symposium Volume Long Range Transport of Pesticides. Ed. David Kurtz. pp. 387-403.

Baker, David B. and R. Peter Richards. 1990. The transport of soluble pesticides through drainage networks in large agricultural river basins. In: American Chemical Society Symposium Volume Long Range Transport of Pesticides. Ed. David Kurtz. pp. 241-270.

Baker, David B. 1990. Groundwater quality assessment through cooperative private well testing: an Ohio example. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 45:230-235.

Richards, R. Peter and David B. Baker. 1989. Potential for reducing human exposures to herbicides by selective treatment of storm runoff water at municipal water supplies. In: Proceedings of a National Conference on Pesticides in Terrestrial and Aquatic Environments. Ed. Diana Weigmann. pp. 127-138.

Miltner, Richard J., David B. Baker, Thomas F. Speth, and Carol A. Fronk. 1989. Treatment of seasonal pesticides in surface waters. J. American Water Works Assoc. 81: 43-52

Baker, David B., Laura K. Wallrabenstein, R. Peter Richards, and Nancy L. Creamer. 1989. Nitrate and pesticides in private wells of Ohio: a state atlas. Published by the WQL.

Baker, David B. and R. Peter Richards. 1989. Herbicide concentration patterns in rivers draining intensively cultivated farmlands of northwestern Ohio. In: Proceedings of a National Conference on Pesticides in Terrestrial and Aquatic Environments. Ed. Diana Weigmann. pp. 103-120.

Baker, David B. 1989. Environmental extension: a key to nonpoint-source pollution abatement. J. Soil and Water Conservation 44: 8.

Wallrabenstein, Laura K. and David B. Baker. 1988. Nitrate contamination in Ohio private wells. Proceedings of the Agricultural Impacts on Ground Water -- A Conference. Des Moines, Iowa. pp. 575-592.

Krieger, Kenneth A., David B. Baker and Jack W. Kramer. 1988. Effects of herbicides on stream aufwuchs productivity and nutrient uptake. Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 17, 299-306.

Baker, David B. 1988. Sediment, nutrient and pesticide transport in selected lower Great Lakes tributaries. EPA-905/4-88-001. 225 p.

Baker, David B. 1988. Farm chemicals in surface waters. In: Water quality: A realistic perspective. Ann Arbor, Univ. of Michigan. pp. 219-233.

Baker, David B. 1988. The Lost Creek Project, Defiance, Ohio: interim water quality data report. Submitted to U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Columbus, Ohio. 63 p.

Baker, David B. 1987. Overview of rural nonpoint pollution in the Lake Erie Basin. In: Effects of Conservation Tillage on Groundwater Quality - Nitrates and Pesticides, by Terry J. Logan, et al. pp. 65-91.

Richards, R. Peter, Jack W. Kramer, David B. Baker, and Kenneth A. Krieger. 1987. Pesticides in rainwater in the northeastern United States. Nature 327: 129-131.

Baker, David B. 1985. Regional water quality impacts of intensive row- crop agriculture: A Lake Erie Basin case study. Journal of Soil Water Conservation, Vol. 40, No. 1, Jan-Feb 1985. pp. 125-132.

Baker, David B. 1985. Impacts of cropland runoff on nutrient and pesticide concentrations in river systems. Proceedings of a Symposium held in May 1985. The Conservation Foundation, Washington, D.C. pp. 63-80.

Baker, David B., Kenneth A. Krieger, R. Peter Richards, and Jack W. Kramer. 1985. Gross erosion rates, sediment yields and nutrient yields for Lake Erie tributaries: Implications for targeting. Proceedings of Perspectives on Nonpoint Source Pollution, A National Conference, May 19-22, 1985, Kansas City, Missouri. U.S. EPA 440/5-85-001.

Baker, David B., Kenneth A. Krieger, R. Peter Richards, and Jack W. Kramer. 1985. Effects of intensive agricultural land use on regional water quality in northwestern Ohio. Proceedings of Perspectives on Nonpoint Source Pollution, A National Conference, May 19-22, 1985, Kansas City, Missouri. U.S. EPA 440/5/85-001.

Kramer, Jack W. and David B. Baker. 1985. An analytical method and quality control program for studies of currently used pesticides in surface waters. In Quality Assurance for Environmental Measurements, ASTM STP 867, J. K. Taylor and T. W. Stanley. Eds. Amer. Soc. Testing and Materials, Philadelphia, PA. pp. 116-132.

Baker, David B. 1984. Fluvial transport and processing of sediment and nutrients in large agricultural river basins. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Athens, Georgia. (EPA-600/S3-83-054).

Baker, David B., Kenneth A. Krieger and Josephine V. Setzler. 1981. The Concentration and transport of pesticides in northwestern Ohio Rivers - 1981. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District.

Verhoff, F. H. and David B. Baker. 1981. Moment Methods for Analyzing River Models with Application to Point Source Phosphorus. Water Research, Vol. 15, pp. 493 to 501, 1981.

Baker, David B. 1980. Upstream point source phosphorus inputs and effects. Seminar on Water Quality Management Trade-Offs. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region V, Chicago, Illinois, September 1980. (EPA-905/9-80-009)

Baker, David B. and J. W. Kramer. 1975. Effects of advanced waste treatment and flow augmentation on water quality during low stream flows. The Sandusky River Basin Symposium, Proceedings. International Reference Group on Great Lakes Pollution from Land Use Activities. International Joint Commission, Windsor, Ontario

Baker, David B. and J. W. Kramer. 1975. Distribution of nonpoint sources of phosphorus and sediment in the Sandusky River Basin. The Sandusky River Basin Symposium, Proceedings. International Reference Group on Great Lakes Pollution from Land Use Activities. International Joint Commission, Windsor, Ontario

Baker, David B., W. B. Jackson and B. L. Prater. 1975. (Editors) The Sandusky River Basin Symposium, Proceedings. International Reference Group on Great Lakes Pollution from Land Use Activities, 475 pp.

Baker, David B. and Jack W. Kramer. 1973. Phosphorus sources and transport in an agricultural river basin of Lake Erie. International Association Great Lakes Res., Proc., 16th Conf. Great Lakes Res. 1973: 858-871.

Baker, David B. and Jack W. Kramer. 1971. Water Quality Control Through Flow Augmentation. Water Pollution Control Research Series (16080 DFO 01/71). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.