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Individual Member Profile
Dr. Matthew A Barnes Associate Professor
Natural Resources Management
Texas Tech University
Position in the INVASIVESNET Associate Member
Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Management of Biological Invasions
Expertise My research is rooted in community ecology, predicting and explaining species distributions and dispersal in aquatic systems. I am 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. My lab utilizes a broad set of tools to address many different types of ecological questions, so our research approaches include 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.
Expertise Keywords
aquatic ecology, conservation, environmental DNA (eDNA), invasion science, natural resource management, species distribution models

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Editorial assignments Associate Editor, Management of Biological Invasions
Reviewing experience American Journal of Botany, The American Midland Naturalist, Aquatic Invasions, Biological Conservation, Biological Invasions, BioScience, BMC Research Notes, Conservation Genetics Resources, Ecological Applications, Ecology and Evolution, Environmental Science & Technology, Freshwater Biology, Frontiers in Marine Science, Genome, Geology, Hydrobiologia, The Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management, Limnology, Molecular Ecology Resources, PeerJ, PLoS ONE, Royal Society Open Science, Society & Natural Resources, The Texas Journal of Science
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