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Matthew Barnes

  • PhD
  • Assistant Professor
  • Texas Tech University
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Research interests

environmental DNAdispersalspecies distributionsinvasion scienceaquatic ecology

About

My research and teaching interests are rooted in a tradition of community ecology, predicting and explaining species distributions and dispersal in aquatic systems. I am particularly interested in invasion science, the study of organisms which have dispersed beyond their historic native distributions, as well as research that advances methodologies for the study and management of invasive species and the communities they impact. I enjoy utilizing a broad set of tools to address many different types of ecological questions, so my research experiences have included predicting species occurrence with species distribution models and geographic information systems (GIS), detecting rare species through environmental DNA (eDNA) surveillance, and investigating species impacts through field observations and laboratory experiments.

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  • Taylor Wilcox

    Taylor Wilcox

  • Cai Wang

    Cai Wang

  • Morgan Smith

    Morgan SmithTexas Tech University

  • Jillian Deines

    Jillian DeinesMichigan State University

  • Crysta Gantz

    Crysta GantzUniversity of Notre Dame College of Science

  • Marion Wittmann

    Marion Wittmann

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  • Holly Bik

    Holly BikUniversity of California Riverside Department of Nematology

  • Kristy Deiner

    Kristy Deiner

  • Christopher Jerde

    Christopher Jerde

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    Morgan SmithTexas Tech University

  • Michelle Afkhami

    Michelle AfkhamiUniversity of Toronto

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    Patrick ShireyAmerican Fisheries Society

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Publications (5)

  • Preliminary analysis reveals sediment burial decreases mass loss and increases survival of the aquatic invasive plant Hydrilla verticillata following desiccation over short time scales

    • Pickman B
    • Barnes M
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  • Confronting species distribution model predictions with species functional traits

    • Wittmann M
    • Barnes M
    • Jerde C
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  • Risk analysis and bioeconomics of invasive species to inform policy and management

    • Lodge D
    • Simonin P
    • Burgiel S
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  • The ecology of environmental DNA and implications for conservation genetics

    • Barnes M
    • Turner C
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  • Eurasian watermilfoil fitness loss and invasion potential following desiccation during simulated overland transport

    • Jerde C
    • Barnes M
    • DeBuysser E
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Professional experience

Assistant Professor

Texas Tech University

August 2014 - Present

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Environmental Change Initiative

June 2013 - July 2014(a year)

Education history

PhD

University of Notre Dame

August 2006 - June 2013(7 years)

Bachelor of Arts

Southwestern University

August 2002 - May 2006(4 years)