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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

PhD Position: Reassembly of soil food web structure, stability and functioning during forest restoration in New Zealand

Research Supervised

PhD

Binks, Nigel (in progress). Vertebrate predator effects on belowground invertebrate metacommunities from forest fragments to pasture.

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

  • 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

  • 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