Dr Andrew D Barnes

Senior Lecturer

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I lead the EcoDiv research group at the University of Waikato. I am broadly interested in the impacts of global change drivers on natural systems and the resulting functional consequences. My research focuses on how environmental changes alter the seemingly complex relationships between biodiversity, the structure of communities, biotic interactions, and ecosystem functioning. Click here for a full list of my publications.

Research Interests

  • Biodiversity
  • Ecology
  • Ecosystem Restoration
  • Invasive Species
  • Terrestrial Systems


Biology; Ecology; Environmental Change

Species Interactions

Recent Publications

  • Elliot Noe, E., Innes, J., Barnes, A., Joshi, C., & Clarkson, B. D. (2022). Habitat provision is a major driver of native bird communities in restored urban forests. Journal of Animal Ecology. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.13700

  • Allen, W. J., Bufford, J. L., Barnes, A. D., Barratt, B. I. P., Deslippe, J. R., Dickie, I. A., . . . Tylianakis, J. M. (2022). A network perspective for sustainable agroecosystems. Trends in Plant Science. doi:10.1016/j.tplants.2022.04.002

  • Morgan, S., Binks, N. A., Didham, R. K., & Barnes, A. D. (2022). Functional group‐dependent responses of forest bird communities to invasive predator control and habitat fragmentation. Diversity and Distributions. doi:10.1111/ddi.13539 Open Access version:

  • Stolze, K., Barnes, A. D., Eisenhauer, N., & Totsche, K. U. (2022). Depth-differentiated, multivariate control of biopore number under different land-use practices. Geoderma, 418, 13 pages. doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2022.115852

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Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: FG.16b
Phone: +64 7 838 4460