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Peter Baker

Peter Baker


Principal areas of expertise

  • Coffee pest control by Integrated Pest Management; biological control



  • CABI coffee projects co-ordinator (1998 - present)
  • Field manager for Colombian coffee project (DFID funded) (1993-1998)
  • Head of Station, International Institute for Biological Control (Trinidad, WI)
  • Investigador Titular, CIES, Tapachula, Mexico (1981-1988)
  • Research Fellow, Department of Zoology, Birmingham University (1978-81)
  • Mitarbeiter, University of Dusseldorf, Germany (1978)
  • Research fellow, Centre for Overseas Pest Research, London (1973-1978)


  • BSc Zoology & Comparative Physiology, Queen Mary College, London (1967-1970)
  • PhD Insect Behaviour and Physiology, QMC, London (1970-1973)

Personal details

  • UK National
  • CABI Bioscience, Bakeham Lane, Egham, UK, TW20 9TY

Principal Publications

  • BAKER, P.S., (1999) The Coffee Berry Borer in Colombia. Final report of the DFID-Cenicafé-CABI Bioscience IPM for coffee project. ISBN 958-96554-1-6
  • BAKER, P.S. & Barrera, J.F., A field study of a population of coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei (Coleoptera: Scolytidae), in Chiapas, Mexico. Tropical Agriculture, 70, 351-355.
  • BAKER, P.S., Ley, C., Balbuena, R. & Barrera, J.F., Factors affecting the emergence of Hypothenemus hampei (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) from coffee berries. Bull Ent. Res., 82, 145-150 (1992)
  • Aristizábal, L.F., BAKER, P.S., Orozco, J., Chaves, B. (1997), Parasitismo de Cephalonomia stephanoderis Betrem sobre una población de Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari) con niveles bajos de infestación en campo. Rev. Col. Entomol. 23: 157-164.
  • BAKER, P.S., (1998), A global view of pest, disease and pesticide problems in coffee. 4th Asian International Coffee Conference, Singapore 21-23 Jan 1998.



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