Brad Baker
California State University, Sacramento
  College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  Department of Chemistry



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Brad Baker is an analytical chemist in the Department of Chemistry. He recieved his B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Washington, and his Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the University of Colorado. Brad's reseach interests involve understanding interactions between plants and the atmosphere. Specifically, he works on the development and deployment of instrumentation that measures the exchange of reactive compounds between the biosphere and the atmosphere.

Contact Information


Associate Professor

Office Hours:

Monday, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, Sequoia 530
Tuesday, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, Sequoia 530

E-mail Address:

Office Telephone:

(916) 278 - 7409


(916) 278 - 4986

Mailing Address:

CSU Sacramento
Department of Chemistry
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819

Fall 2011 Classes

Papers and Publications

Choi, W., I. C. Faloona, M. McKay, A. H. Goldstein, and B. Baker, (2011), Estimating the atmospheric boundary layer height over sloped, forested terrain from surface spectral analysis during BEARPEX, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11, pp 6837-6853.

Baker, B., and M. Sinnott, (2009), Analysis of sesquiterpene emissions by plants using solid phase microextraction, J. of Chorm. A, 1216, pp 8442-8451.

Bai, J., B. Baker, B. Liang, J. Greenberg, and A. Guenther, (2006), Isoprene and monoterpene emissions from an Inner Mongolia grassland, Atmos. Environ., 40, pp 5753-5758.

Geron, C., S. Owen, A. Guenther, J. Greenberg, R. Rasmussen, J.-H. Bai, Q.-J. Li, and B. Baker, (2006), Volatile organic compounds from vegetation in southern Yunnan Province, China: Emission rates and some potential regional implications, Atmos. Environ., 40, pp 1759-1773.

Karl, T., P. Harley, A. Guenther, R. Rasmussen, B. Baker, K. Jardine, and E. Nemitz, (2005), The bi-directional exchange of oxygenated VOCs between a loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) plantation and the atmosphere, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 5, pp 3015-3031.

Stroud, C., P. Makar, T. Karl, A. Guenther, C. Geron, A. Turnipseed, E. Nemitz, B. Baker, M. Potosnak, and J. D. Fuentes, (2005), Role of canopy-scale photochemistry in modifying biogenic-atmosphere exchange of reactive terpene species: Results from the CELTIC field study, J. Geophys. Res., 110, D17303, doi:10.1029/2005JD005775.

Baker, B., J.-H. Bai, C. Johnson, Z.-T. Cai, Q.-J. Li, Y-F. Wang, A. Guenther, J. Greenberg, L. Klinger, C. Geron, and R. Rasmussen, (2005), Wet and dry season ecosystem level fluxes of isoprene and monoterpenes from a Southeast Asian secondary forest and rubber tree plantation, Atmos. Environ., 39, pp 381-390.

Klinger, L. F., Q.-J. Li, A. B. Guenther, J. P. Greenberg, B. Baker, and J.-H. Bai, (2002), Assessment of volatile organic compound emissions from ecosystems of China, J. Geophys. Res., 107, pp 4603-4624.

Geron, C., A. Guenther, J. Greenberg, H. Loescher, D. Clark, and B. Baker, (2002), Biogenic Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from a Rain Forest in Costa Rica, Atmos. Environ., 36, pp 3793-3802.

Baker, B., A. Guenther, J. Greenberg, and R. Fall, (2001), Canopy level fluxes of 2-methyl-3-buten-2-ol, acetone and methanol by a portable relaxed eddy accumulation system, Environ. Sci. & Technol., 35, pp1701-1708.

Fisher, A., B. Baker, J. Greenberg, and R. Fall, (2000), Enzymatic synthesis of methylbutenol from DMAPP in needles of Pinus sabiniana, Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, 383, pp 128-134.

deGouw, J. A., C. J. Howard, T. G. Custer, B. M. Baker, and R. Fall, (2000), Proton-Transfer Chemical Ionization Mass Spectroscopy Allows Real-Time Analysis of Volatile Organic Compounds Released from Cutting and Drying Crops, Environ. Sci. & Technol., 34, pp 2640-2648.

Baker, B, A. Guenther, J. Greenberg, A. Goldstein, and R. Fall, (1999), Canopy level fluxes of 2-methyl-3-buten-2-ol over a ponderosa pine forest by REA: Field data and model comparison, J. Geophys. Res., 104, pp 26107-26114.

Iraci, L. T., B. M. Baker, G. S. Tyndall, and J. J. Orlando, (1999), Measurements of the Henry’s Law Coefficients of 2-Methyl-3-buten-2-ol, Methacrolein, and Methylvinyl Ketone, J. Atmos. Chem., 33, pp 321-330.

McInnes, L. M., D. S. Covert, and B. M. Baker, (1997), The Number of Sea-Salt, Sulfate, and Carbonaceous Particles in the Marine Atmosphere: EM Measurements Consistent with the Ambient Size Distribution, Tellus, 49b, pp 300-313.

Vong, R. J., B. M. Baker, F. J. Brechtel, R. T. Collier, J. M. Harris, A. S. Kowalski, N. C. McDonald, and L. M. McInnes, (1997), Ionic and Trace Element Composition of Cloud Water Collected on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State, Atmos. Environ., 31, pp 1991-2000.

Research Projects/Interests

Development and deployment of chemical flux measurement technology
Gas Chromatography
Mass Spectroscopy

Professional Association

American Geophysics Union
American Chemical Society
Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society


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Updated: January 19, 2012