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Dr Andrew D Barnes

Senior Lecturer

About Andrew

Qualifications: BSc, MSc University of Canterbury, PhD University of Goettingen

Research Interests

Terrestrial community ecology, with a particular focus on trophic interactions in both below- and aboveground invertebrate communities. My research centres on three major topics:

  • Global change ecology – impacts of drivers such as land use and climate change on community structure and ecosystem functioning.
  • Food web ecology – using energy flux in food webs to understand ecological impacts of environmental change.
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning – investigating the relationship between biodiversity and ecological processes in multi-trophic systems.

Teaching Commitments

Expertise

Biology; Ecology; Environmental Change

Species Interactions

Recent Publications

  • Dislich, C., Keyel, A. C., Salecker, J., Kisel, Y., Meyer, K. M., Auliya, M., . . . Wiegand, K. (2017). A review of the ecosystem functions in oil palm plantations, using forests as a reference system. Biological Reviews, 92(3), 1539-1569. doi:10.1111/brv.12295

  • Jochum, M., Barnes, A. D., Ott, D., Lang, B., Klarner, B., Farajallah, A., . . . Brose, U. (2017). Decreasing Stoichiometric Resource Quality Drives Compensatory Feeding across Trophic Levels in Tropical Litter Invertebrate Communities. The American Naturalist, 190(1), 131-143. doi:10.1086/691790

  • Jochum, M., Barnes, A. D., Weigelt, P., Ott, D., Rembold, K., Farajallah, A., & Brose, U. (2017). Resource stoichiometry and availability modulate species richness and biomass of tropical litter macro-invertebrates. Journal of Animal Ecology, 86(5), 1114-1123. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.12695

  • Schwarz, B., Barnes, A. D., Thakur, M. P., Brose, U., Ciobanu, M., Reich, P. B., . . . Eisenhauer, N. (2017). Warming alters energetic structure and function but not resilience of soil food webs. Nature Climate Change. doi:10.1038/s41558-017-0002-z

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Contact Details

Email: andrew.barnes@waikato.ac.nz
Room: R.2.18
Phone: +64 7 838 4460