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Jay Baker

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Office: Bellamy 303
Phone: 850/644-8380
Email: jbaker@coss.fsu.edu
Webgape: http://www.coss.fsu.edu/geography/baker/baker.html


Education

Ph.D. University of Colorado 1974


Field

  • Natural and technological hazards
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental perception
  • Behavioral geography
  • Policy evaluation methods

Current Research

  • Effect of hurricane experience on future evacuation response; determinants of public attitudes toward CFB coal technology
  • Derivation of impact fee formula for funding storm management services
  • Perceptual climate maps of the United States
  • Methods for identifying public preference tradeoffs among policy options

Selected Publications

  • “Social Impacts of Tropical Cyclone Forecasts and Warnings,” World Meteorological Organization Bulletin, vol. 51, no. 3, pp. 229-235, 2002.(with M. Boswell et al.)

  • “A Quantitative Method for Estimating Probable Public Costs of Hurricanes,” Environmental Management, vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 359-372, 1999.

  • "Public Response to Hurricane Probability Forecasts," The Professional Geographer, 47 (2) pp. 137-147, 1995.

  • "Evacuation Behavior in Hurricanes," International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, Vol. 9, pp. 287-310, 1991.

  • "Predicting Response to Hurricane Warnings: A Reanalysis of Data from Four Studies," Mass Emergencies, Vol. 4, pp. 9-24, 1979.

 

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