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Phil Baird Phil Baird
Associate Professor - Natural Resources
Agriculture and Natural Resources Department

Office: 206 Owen Hall
Phone: 218-281-8130
Resume: PDF

Courses Taught at UMC:

  • Hort 1021 "Woody Plant Materials" (Fall)
  • NatR 1233 "Introduction to Natural Resources"
  • NatR 1244 "Elements of Forestry" (Spring)
  • NatR 3203 "Park and Recreation Management" (Spring)
  • NatR 2630 "Introduction to Geographic Information Systems"(Spring)
  • NatR 3899 "Pre-Internship Seminar" (Fall)
  • NatR 3900 "Internship"(Summer)
  • NatR 3901 "Post Internship" (Fall)

Research Interests:

  • Presettlement vegetation
  • Storm disturbances and forest succession
  • Digital photography - plants

Selected Publications:

  • Dyer, J.M., and P.R. Baird (1997) "Remnant Forest Stands at a Prairie Ecotone Site: Presettlement History and Comparison with Other Maple-Basswood Stands." Physical Geography, Volume 18, No. 2.
  • Dyer, J.M., and P.R. Baird (1997) "Wind Disturbance in Remnant Forest Stands Along the Prairie-Forest Ecotone, Minnesota, U.S.A." Plant Ecology, 129:121-137.

Awards and Honors:

  • University of Minnesota President's Award for Outstanding Service, 1999
  • Horace T. Morse-University of Minnesota Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions in Undergraduate Education, 2004

Educational Background:

  • M.S. Forestry, Iowa State University
  • B.S. Outdoor Recreation Resource Management, Iowa State University

Joined UMC in August 1979

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