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Brian Barringer

BIO

Brian Barringer joined the Department of Biology in 2013. He earned his Ph.D. at Cornell University and his B.S at the University of California, Davis. He teaches a variety of courses across all levels of the biology curriculum. He also serves as the faculty advisor for the Alliance for Nontraditional Students and as co-advisor for the UWSP Botany Club. Students in his lab work on a variety of projects, though most focus in one way or another on the ecology and evolution of plants. More details about his research can be found on his personal website.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Plant mating system ecology and evolution
  • Ecological and evolutionary consequences of genome duplication (polyploidy)
  • Life history ecology
  • Adaptation to stressful environments
  • Invasive species and species diversity
  • The ecology of hemp (Cannabis) in Wisconsin

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Kluge, N., C. Sartini, B. Sedinger, B.C. Barringer, and S. Hygnstrom. 2022. A comparison of visual survey methods to estimate acorn production: A means of standardizing results. Forest Ecology and Management 520 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2022.120418

Barringer, B.C., Koenig, W. D., Pearse, I. S., & Knops, J. M. H. (2020). Population ecology and spatial synchrony in the abundance of leaf gall wasps within and among populations of valley oak (Quercus lobata). Population Ecology 62:220-232. https://doi.org/10.1002/1438-390X.12040

QUOTE

“In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught.” -Baba Dioum

Associate Professor of Biology
Chair, Department of Biology

Office:
CBB 302A
Phone:
715-346-2452

Education

Ph.D. - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Cornell University

B.S. - Evolution and Ecology
University of California-Davis

Courses

Ecological Methods
General Ecology
Introduction to Plant Biology
Plant Ecology