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Lynne Baker

Assistant Professor
Natural and Environmental Sciences
American University of Nigeria


Ph.D., University of Minnesota, USA. Dr. Lynne Baker holds a PhD in Conservation Biology from the University of Minnesota. Before coming to AUN, she was a faculty member in the Department of Environmental Science at Baylor University in Texas. Dr. Baker first came to Nigeria in 1996 to work for a wildlife conservation NGO in Cross River State. She subsequently conducted her PhD research in southeastern Nigeria, focusing on an endangered primate species that is endemic to Nigeria.

Research Interest

Human-wildlife interactions; Primate ecology and conservation; Human dimensions of conservation; Biocultural diversity (sacred species and sites)


  • Baker, L.R. & Oates, J.F. In press (expected 2018). Diversity and conservation of primates in the flooded forests of southern Nigeria. In: Primates in Flooded Habitats: Ecology & Conservation. A.A. Barnett, I. Matsuda, & K. Nowak (Eds.). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

  • Baker, L.R. In press. Prospects and pitfalls of a university-community partnership using Jatropha for rural development in a Nigerian community. Community Development.

  • Baker, L.R., Tanimola, A.A., & Olubode, O.S. In press. Complexities of local cultural protection in conservation: Case of an endangered African primate and forest groves protected by social taboos. Oryx.

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