Matthew Barnes

Matthew A Barnes


Dr. Matthew A. Barnes’ research and teaching interests are rooted in community ecology, predicting and explaining species distributions and dispersal in aquatic systems. He is particularly interested in forecasting biological invasions– the movement of species beyond their historic native ranges– and conducting research that advances methodologies for the study and management of invasive species and the communities they impact. Dr. Barnes enjoys utilizing a broad set of tools to address many different types of ecological questions, so his 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.

Conservation Biology Ecology Environmental Sciences Natural Resource Management

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Assistant Professor

Texas Tech University
Natural Resources Management

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