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Paul Barnes

Professor and Rev. John H. Mullahy, S.J. Endowed Chair in Environmental Biology

Education

Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1984

M.S., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1980

B.A., Augustana College, 1978

Departments

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Environment

Bio

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.

Classes Taught

  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Plant Ecology
  • Global Ecology

Areas of Expertise

  • Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Conservation
  • Botany
  • Environmental Science

Publications

Barnes, P.W., T.M. Robson, M.A. Tobler, I.N. Bottger and S.D. Flint. 2017. Plant responses to fluctuating UV environments. In: B.R. Jordan (ed.), The role of UV-B radiation in plant growth and development. CABI Press, Oxford, UK (In Press)

Barnes, P.W., S.D. Flint, M.A. Tobler, and R.J. Ryel. 2016. Diurnal adjustment in UV-sunscreen protection is widespread among higher plants. Oecologia 181:55-63. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-016-3558-9

Andrady, A.L., P.J. Aucamp, A. Austin, A.F. Bais, C.L. Ballaré, P.W. Barnes, G.H. Bernhard, L.O. Björn, J.F. Bornman, D.J. Erickson et al., United Nations Environment Programme. Environmental Effects Assessment Panel. 2016. Environmental effects of ozone depletion and its interactions with climate change: Progress report, 2015. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences DOI: 10.1039/c6pp90004f.

Barnes, P.W., M.A. Tobler, K.M. Keefover-Ring, S.D. Flint, A.E. Barkley R.J. Ryel, and R.L. Lindroth. 2016. Rapid modulation of UV-shielding in plants is influenced by solar UV radiation and linked to alterations in flavonoids. Plant, Cell and Environment 39: 222-230. DOI: 10.1111/pce.12609

Andrady, A.L., P.J. Aucamp, A. Austin, A.F. Bais, C.L. Ballaré, P.W. Barnes, G.H. Bernhard, J.F. Bornman, M.M. Caldwell and 34 additional authors. 2015. Environmental effects of ozone depletion and its interactions with climate change: 2014 assessment. Executive Summary. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences 14(1): 14-18. DOI: 10.1039/c4pp90042a.