Oren, A., Baxter, B.K. and Weimer, B.C. Microbial Communities in Salt Lakes: Phylogenetic Diversity, Metabolic Diversity, and in situ Activities: Summary of a Roundtable Discussion on our Current Understanding, Limitations to our Knowledge, and Future Approaches. In: Oren, A., Naftz, D.L., and Wurtsbaugh, W.A. (eds.), Saline lakes around the world: unique systems with unique values. The S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney Natural Resources Research Library, published in conjunction with the Utah State University College of Natural Resources, vol XV: 257-263, 2009.
Baxter, B.K. and Newell, B. Science, Power and Diversity: Bringing Science to Honors in an Interdisciplinary Format. In: National Collegiate Honors Council Monograph on Science, NCHC, in press, 2009.
Newell, B. and Baxter, B.K. A Scientific perspective on Diversity: An interdisciplinary approach to discussions of race, gender, sexual orientation, and class. In: Coleman, L.L. and Kotinek, J.D., eds., Setting the Table for Diversity. National Collegiate Honors Council, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, pp 151- 170.
Baxter, B.K., *Eddington, B., *Riddle, M.R., *Webster, T.N. and Avery, B.J. Great Salt Lake Halophilic Microorganisms as Models for Astrobiology: Evidence for Desiccation Tolerance and Ultraviolet Radiation Resistance. In: Hoover, R.B., Levin, G.V., Rozanov, A.Y., and Davies, P. C.W. (eds.) Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology X, 6694:669415. SPIE, Bellingham, WA, 2007.
Baxter, B.K.,Litchfield, C.D., Sowers, K., Griffith, J. D., DasSarma, P.A. and DasSarma, S. Great Salt Lake Microbial Diversity. In: Gunde-Cimerron, N., Oren, A., Plemenita, A. (eds.) Adaptation to Life in High Salt Concentrations in Archaea Bacteria, and Eukarya.Springer, the Netherlands, 2005.
Peer Reviewed Research Journal Articles
Griffith, J.D., Willcox, S., Powers, D.W., Nelson, R. and Baxter, B.K. Discovery of Abundant Cellulose Microfibers Encased in 250 Ma Permian halite: A Macromolecular Target in the Search for Life on Other Planets, Astrobiology 8(2): 215-228, 2008.
Baxter, B.K., Jenkins, C.C., Southerland, S., Wilson, P. Using a Multilevel Assessment Scheme in Reforming Science Methods Courses, Journal of Science Teacher Education 15(3): 211-232, 2004.
Baxter, B. K.Power Point and Inquiry-Based Learning, or Curse the Bullets! Theories and Practices in Supervision and Curriculum XXI:20-24, 2003.
Baxter, B.K. and Smerdon, M. J. Nucleosome Unfolding During DNA Repair in Normal and Xeroderma Pigmentosum (Group C) Human Cells, Journal of Biological Chemistry 273: 17517, 1998.
Yang, C.C., Baxter, B.K. and Topal, M.D. DNA cleavage by NaeI: Protein purification, rate-limiting step, and accuracy, Biochemistry 33:14918, 1994.
Baxter, B.K. and Topal, M.D. Evidence that cleavage enhancer stabilizes an active conformation of NaeI dimer. Biochemistry 32:8291, 1993.
Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings Articles
*Day, J., Griffith, J., and Baxter, B.K.The Revival of Halophilic Archaea from Recently Formed Halite Crystals Obtained from Great Salt Lake, Utah, Proceedings of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research Lexington, Virginia, April 21-23, 2005
Public Education Articles
Baxter, B.K. and *Allred, A., “Microbial Life in Hypersaline Environments,” Website for Wood’s Hole Microbial Life Series http://serc.carleton.edu/microbelife/extreme/hypersaline/index.html
Baxter, B.K. “Life at the Extreme: Great Salt Lake Microorganisms,” Friends of Great Salt Lake Newsletter, Volume 11, No. 2, Winter, 2006.