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Dr Andrew D Barnes

Senior Lecturer (Biological Sciences)

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.

See my Google Scholar page for a full list of publications.

Current Vacancies

Fully funded PhD position: Investigating species traits, interactions, and ecosystem services of novel dung beetle communities in New Zealand grasslands

Teaching Commitments

Expertise

Biology; Ecology; Environmental Change

Species Interactions

Recent Publications

  • Barnes, A. D., Jochum, M., Lefcheck, J. S., Eisenhauer, N., Scherber, C., O’Connor, M. I., . . . Brose, U. (2018). Energy Flux: The Link between Multitrophic Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2017.12.007

  • 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

  • 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

  • Barnes, A. D., Allen, K., Kreft, H., Corre, M. D., Jochum, M., Veldkamp, E., . . . Brose, U. (2017). Direct and cascading impacts of tropical land-use change on multi-trophic biodiversity. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1(10), 1511-1519. doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0275-7

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Contact Details

Email: andrew.barnes@waikato.ac.nz
Room: FG.16b
Phone: +64 7 838 4460