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Jacob Barney

Associate Professor
  • School of Plant and Environmental Sciences
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Global Change Center Affiliated Faculty


Dr. Barney works on the causes, consequences, and epidemiology of invasive species to develop innovative mitigation strategies to this element of global change.


Dr. Barney works in a variety of natural and managed ecosystems across the United States, and has projects on both emerging and longstanding invasive species. Current projects include: determining the ecological impact of invasive plant species in natural systems; interaction of propagule pressure, species traits, and receiving habitat characters determining invasion successes; evaluating the role of local adaptation and phenotypic plasticity in range expansion; and the role of epigenetics in stress tolerance.