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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

I am a terrestrial community ecologist with a particular focus on trophic interactions in both belowground 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

There are currently no funded PhD positions available. If you are thinking of pursuing a Master's degree and are interested in the above research topics, please get in contact and we can discuss possibilities for thesis projects.

Research Supervised

PhD

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

Fevziye Hasan (in progress). Investigating species traits, interactions, and ecosystem services of novel dung beetle communities in New Zealand grasslands.

MSc

René Devenish (in progress). The effects of warming on dung beetle physiology and ecosystem functioning.

Teaching Commitments

Expertise

Biology; Ecology; Environmental Change

Species Interactions

Recent Publications

  • Brose, U., Archambault, P., Barnes, A. D., Bersier, L. -F., Boy, T., Canning-Clode, J., . . . Iles, A. C. (2019). Predator traits determine food-web architecture across ecosystems. Nature Ecology & Evolution. doi:10.1038/s41559-019-0899-x

  • Giling, D. P., Beaumelle, L., Phillips, H. R. P., Cesarz, S., Eisenhauer, N., Ferlian, O., . . . Barnes, A. D. (2019). A niche for ecosystem multifunctionality in global change research. Global Change Biology, 25(3), 763-774. doi:10.1111/gcb.14528

  • Collins, G. E., Hogg, I. D., Convey, P., Barnes, A. D., & McDonald, I. R. (2019). Spatial and temporal scales matter when assessing the species and genetic diversity of springtails (Collembola) in Antarctica. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 7, 18 pages. doi:10.3389/fevo.2019.00076

  • Sohlström, E. H., Marian, L., Barnes, A. D., Haneda, N. F., Scheu, S., Rall, B. C., . . . Jochum, M. (2018). Applying generalized allometric regressions to predict live body mass of tropical and temperate arthropods. Ecology and Evolution, 8(24), 12737-12749. doi:10.1002/ece3.4702 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/12510

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Contact Details

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