Picture of Prof. Baker Dr. Donald G. Baker

Professor Emeritus
Department of Soil, Water, and Climate
University of Minnesota
St Paul, MN

Upon completion of his Ph.D in 1958, Dr. Baker joined the faculty of the University of Minnesota Department of Soil Science (now called Soil, Water, and Climate) to do teaching and research. In 1960, he established the St. Paul Climatological Observatory for making detailed measurements of the local environment. Later, in collaboration with State Climatologist Earl Kuehnast, he helped establish a number of climatological networks in the state. Dr. Baker has documented the Climate of Minnesota in a series of sixteen Agricultural Experiment Station publications and has contributed to the fields of microclimatology, applied climatology, and agricultural climatology. He is a Fellow in the American Society of Agronomy and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. With family interests in farming, he has studied farm policy and the history of agriculture.


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