Dr Andrew D Barnes
Personal Website: https://ecodivlab.com/
Qualifications: BSc, MSc University of Canterbury, PhD Georg-August University of Göttingen
Associate Editor for Diversity and Distributions
I am a 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.
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.
Rebecca Le Grice (2021 - present) Soil food web structure and ecosystem functioning in kauri dominated forests (part of the 'Ngā Rākau Taketake' BioHeritage programme)
PhD (Chief supervisor)
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.
Bibishan Rai (in progress). Illuminating the dark side of restoration: Soil food web reassembly in regenerating forests.
MSc (Chief supervisor)
René Devenish (in progress). Exploring the energetic impacts of warming on pollinator behaviour and ecosystem functioning.
Rebecca Booth (in progress). Effects of riparian vegetation on temperature, dissolved oxygen, and macroinvertebrate community structure and ecosystem functioning.
Mary-Anne Goodin (in progress). Interactions of introduced dung beetles with above- and below-ground invertebrates.
Grace Mitchell (in progress). Reassembly of microbial and micro-arthropod communities along an urban forest restoration chronosequence.
Shaun Morgan (2019). Interactive effects of invasive species control and landscape configuration on exotic mammals and native birds.
Potapov, A. M., Dupérré, N., Jochum, M., Dreczko, K., Klarner, B., Barnes, A. D., . . . Scheu, S. (2020). Functional losses in ground spider communities due to habitat structure degradation under tropical land-use change. Ecology, 101(3), 14 pages. doi:10.1002/ecy.2957 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/13501
Potapov, A. M., Dupérré, N., Jochum, M., Dreczko, K., Klarner, B., Barnes, A. D., . . . Scheu, S. (2020). Ground spider communities under tropical land‐use change. The Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, 101(2). doi:10.1002/bes2.1668
Ebeling, A., Lind, E. W., Meyer, S. T., Barnes, A. D., Borer, E. T., Eisenhauer, N., & Weisser, W. W. (2020). Contrasting effects of plant diversity on β‐ and γ‐diversity of grassland invertebrates. Ecology. doi:10.1002/ecy.3057
Barnes, A. D., Scherber, C., Brose, U., Borer, E. T., Ebeling, A., Gauzens, B., . . . Eisenhauer, N. (2020). Biodiversity enhances the multitrophic control of arthropod herbivory. Science Advances, 6(45). doi:10.1126/SCIADV.ABB6603
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Biology; Ecology; Environmental Change
Contact DetailsEmail: [email protected]
Phone: +64 7 838 4460