Paul Barnes joined the Department of Biological Sciences in 2004. Dr. Barnes' research examines the functional ecology of plants and global change biology. Specific research topics include physiological plant ecology; grassland & savanna ecology; plant & ecosystem responses to global environmental change; environmental UV photobiology; mechanisms of plant-plant interactions; and plant carbon, water and light relations.
- Organized and lead ESA field trip “Ecology, Hydrology and Management of Live oak-Juniper Savannas on the Edwards Plateau”, Annual ESA Meeting, Austin, TX, August 2011.
- Ryel, R. J., S. D. Flint, and P.W. Barnes. 2010. Solar UV-B radiation and global dimming: effects on plant growth and UV-shielding. Pp. 370-394, In: W. Gao, D.L. Schmoldt, and J. R. Slusser (eds) UV Radiation in Global Change: Measurements, Modeling and Effects on Ecosystems. Tsinghua University Press (Beijing) and Springer-Verlag (Berlin-Heidelberg).
- Shinkle, J.R., M.C. Edwards, A. Koenig, A. Shaltz, and P.W. Barnes. 2009. Photomorphogenic regulation of increases in UV-absorbing pigments in cucumber (Cucumis sativus) and Arabidopsis thaliana seedlings induced by different UV-B and UV-C wavebands. Physiologia Plantarum 138:113-121.
- Barnes, P.W. 2009. Our changing planet: A scientist’s call for environmental stewardship. Pp. 22- 37, In: The Gift of Creation: Images from Scripture and Earth. N. Wirzba (ed.), Acclaim Press, Morley, Missouri.
- Barnes, P.W., S. Flint, J. Slusser, W. Gao and R. Ryel. 2008. Diurnal changes in epidermal UV transmittance of plants in naturally high UV environments. Physiologia Plantarum 133: 363-372.
Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1984; M.S., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1980; B.A., Augustana College, 1978
- Ecology and Evolution
- Plant Ecology
- Global Ecology
Areas of Expertise
Ecology, Evolution, Conservation, Botany, Environmental Science