Jonathan Bakker

  • Professor
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  • Jonathan Bakker

    • Professor

    Research areas

    My research focuses on:

    • Restoration and management of prairies, savannas, and forests
    • Long-term vegetation dynamics
    • Statistical methods for community ecology

    B.A., Biology and Environmental Studies, Dordt University
    M.Sc., Plant Ecology, University of Regina
    Ph.D., Ecosystem Science (Forestry), Northern Arizona University

    Jon is currently accepting graduate students, particularly those with or pursuing external funding.

    Ecological restoration; sustainable ecosystem management


    • ESRM 362 | Introduction to Restoration Ecology (5) - Autumn
    • ESRM 412 | Native Plant Production (3) - Spring
    • SEFS 502 | Analytical Techniques for Community Ecology (4) - Winter
    • SEFS 503 | Current Issues in Restoration Ecology and Environmental Horticulture (1) - Autumn, Winter, Spring
    • SEFS 530 | Introduction to Restoration Ecology (5) - Autumn

    Current Sponsored Projects

    Selected publications

    Bakker, J.D., E.G. Delvin, and P.W. Dunwiddie. 2018. Staged-scale restoration: refining adaptive management to improve restoration effectiveness. Journal of Applied Ecology 55: 1126-1132 doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.13050  Link

    Haan, N.L., J.D. Bakker, and M.D. Bowers. 2018. Hemiparasites can transmit indirect effects from their host plants to herbivores. Ecology 99: 399-410 doi: 10.1002/ecy.2087  Link

    Hautier, Y., F. Isbell, E.T. Borer, E.W. Seabloom, W.S. Harpole, E.M. Lind, A.S. MacDougall, C.J. Stevens, P.B. Adler, J. Alberti, J.D. Bakker, L.A. Brudvig, Y.M. Buckley, M. Cadotte, M.C. Caldeira, E.J. Chaneton, C. Chu, P. Daleo, C.R. Dickman, J.M. Dwyer, A. Eskelinen, P.A. Fay, J. Firn, N. Hagenah, H. Hillebrand, O. Iribarne, K.P. Kirkman, J.M.H. Knops, K.J. La Pierre, R.L. McCulley, J.W. Morgan, M. Partel, J. Pascual, J.N. Price, S.M. Prober, A.C. Risch, M. Sankaran, M. Schuetz, R.J. Standish, R. Virtanen, G.M. Wardle, L. Yahdjian, and A. Hector. 2018. Local loss and spatial homogenization of plant diversity reduce ecosystem multifunctionality. Nature Ecology and Evolution 2: 50-56 doi: 10.1038/s41559-017-0395-0  Link

    Rossman, A.K., C.B. Halpern, R.J. Harrod, L.S. Urgenson, D.W. Peterson, and J.D. Bakker. 2018. Benefits of thinning and burning for understory diversity vary with spatial scale and time since treatment. Forest Ecology and Management 419-420: 58-78 doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2018.03.006  Link

    Harpole, W.S., L.L. Sullivan, E.M. Lind, J. Firn, P.B. Adler, E.T. Borer, J. Chase, Y. Hautier, H. Hillebrand, E.W. Seabloom, J.D. Bakker, M.W. Cadotte, E.J. Chaneton, K.J. La Pierre, J.L. Moore, S.M. Prober, and C.J. Stevens. 2017. Out of the shadows: multiple nutrient limitations drive relationships among biomass, light and plant diversity. Functional Ecology 31:1839-1846 doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12967  Link