Texas Tech University


  • Burks RL, Reynolds C, Rosas E, Bashara C, Dolapchiev L, Jerde CL, and Barnes MA. In press. Snail slime in real time: challenges in predicting the relationship between environmental DNA and apple snail biomass. Management of Biological Invasions.
  • Whitehead AP, Plate KA, Bunker P, DeShon DL, Steinkraus B, Hall N, and Barnes MA. In press. Advancing early detection technologies for Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas, 1771): comparing mussel detection in environmental samples with environmental DNA (eDNA) and scent detection canines. Management of Biological Invasions

  • Delaune KD, Pease AA, Patiño R, Brown CL, and Barnes MA. 2024. Gulf Killifish (Fundulus grandis) in the Pecos River: unique ecological traits in a nonnative, inland population. Southwestern Naturalist 1: 1-12. [LINK]

  • Roth S, Griffis-Kyle K, and Barnes MA. 2024. Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in the arid and thermally extreme Sonoran Desert. EcoHealth. [LINK]
  • Willbanks P, Hays HC, Kabat KL, and Barnes MA. 2023. Preliminary analysis suggests freshwater invertebrate environmental DNA is more concentrated in surface water than in benthic sediments. The Texas Journal of Science 75: Article 5. [LINK]
  • DeVleeschower A, Deines AM, Goldberg J, Pasko SR, and Barnes MA. In Press. Developing a recipe for success: commentary on Seaman et al. (2021) "Eating invasives: chefs as an avenue to control through consumption." Food, Culture & Society. [LINK]
  • Hays HC, Pease AA, Fleming P, and Barnes MA. 2023. Distribution and habitat use of a rare native crayfish: implications for conserving Data Deficient species. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 33: 751-760. [LINK]
  • Johnson MD, Barnes MA, Garrett NR, and Clare EL. 2023. Answers blowing in the wind: detection of birds, mammals, and amphibians with airborne environmental DNA in a natural environment over a yearlong survey. Environmental DNA 5: 375-387. [LINK]
  • Nagarajan RP, Bedwell M, Holmes AE, Sanches T, Acuña S, Baerwald M, Barnes MA, Blankenship S, Connon RE, Deiner K, Gille D, Goldberg CS, Hunter ME, Jerde CL, Luikart G, Meyer RS, Watts A, and Shreier A. 2022Environmental DNA methods for ecological monitoring and biodiversity assessment in estuaries. Estuaries and Coasts 45: 2254-2273. [LINK]
  • Banerjee P, Stewart K, Antognazza C, Bunholi I, Deiner K, Barnes MA, Saha S, Verdier H, Doi H, Maity JP, Chan W, and Chen CY. 2022. Plant-animal interactions in the era of environmental DNA (eDNA) - a review. Environmental DNA 4: 987-999. [LINK]
  • Johnson MD, Fokar M, Cox RD, and Barnes MA. 2021. Airborne environmental DNA metabarcoding detects more diversity, with less sampling effort, than a traditional plant community survey. BMC Ecology and Evolution 21: 218. [LINK]
  • Barnes MA, Klymus K, and Yamanaka H. 2021. Editorial: Environmental DNA innovations for conservation. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 9: 785077. [LINK]
  • Rodriguez-Ezpeleta N, Morissette O, Bean CW, Manu S, Banerjee P, Lacourière-Roussel A, Beng KC, Alter SE, Roger F, Holman LE, Stewart KA, Monaghan MT, Mauvisseau Q, Mirmin L, Wangensteen OW, Antognazza CM, Heylar SJ, de Boer H, Monchamp M, Nijland R, Abbott CL, Doi H, Barnes MA, Leray M, Hablützel PI, and Deiner K. 2021. Trade-offs between reducing complex terminology and producing accurate interpretations from environmental DNA: comment on "Environmental DNA: what's behind the term?" by Pawlowski et al., (2020). Molecular Ecology 30: 4601-4605. [LINK]
  • Barnes MA, Chadderton WL, Jerde CL, Mahon AR, Turner CR, and Lodge DM. 2021. Environmental conditions influence eDNA particle size distribution in aquatic systems. Environmental DNA 3: 643-653. [LINK]
  • Johnson MD, Cox RD, Grisham BA, Lucia D, and Barnes MA. 2021. Airborne eDNA reflects human activity and seasonal changes on a landscape scale. Frontiers in Environmental Science 8: 563431. [LINK]  
  • Bittner RE, Roesler EL, and Barnes MA. 2020. Using species distribution models to guide seagrass management. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 240: 106790. [LINK]
  • Barnes MA, Brown AD, Daum MN, de la Garza KA, Driskill J, Garrett K, Goldstein MS, Luk A, Maguire JI, Moke R, Ostermaier EM, Sanders YM, Sandhu T, Stith A, and Suresh VV. 2020. Detection of the amphibian pathogens chytrid fungus (Batrachochytridium dendrobatidis) and ranavirus in west Texas, USA, using environmental DNA. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 56: 702-706. [LINK]
  • Barnes MA and Patiño R. 2020. Predicting suitable habitat for dreissenid mussel invasion in Texas based on climatic and lake physical characteristics. Management of Biological Invasions 11: 63-79. [LINK]
  • Makiola A, Compson ZG, Baird DJ, Barnes MA, Boerlijst SP, Bouchez A, Brennan G, Bush A, Canard E, Cordier T, Creer S, Curry RA, David P, Dumbrell AJ, Gravel D, Hajibabaei M, Hayden B, van der Hoorn B, Jarne P, Jones JI, Karimi B, Keck F, Kelly M, Knot IE, Krol L, Massol F, Monk WA, Murphy J, Pawlowski J, Poisot T, Porter TM, Randall KC, Ransome E, Ravigné V, Raybould A, Robin S, Schrama M, Schatz B, Tamaddoni-Nezhad A, Trimbos KB, Vacher C, Vasselon V, Wood S, Woodward G, and Bohan DA. 2020. Key questions for next-generation biomonitoring. Frontiers in Environmental Science 7: 197. [LINK]
  • Johnson MD, Cox RD, and Barnes MA. 2019. The detection of a non-anemophilous plant species using airborne eDNA. PLoS ONE 14: e0225262. [LINK]
  • Johnson MD, Cox RD, and Barnes MA. 2019. Analyzing airborne environmental DNA: a comparison of extraction methods, primer type, and trap type on the ability to detect airborne eDNA from terrestrial plant communities. Environmental DNA 1: 176-185. [LINK]
  • Barnes MA, Cox RD, and Spott J. 2019. Place-based learning with out-of-place species & students: teaching international students about biological invasions. The American Biology Teacher 81: 503-506. [LINK]
  • Limon DA, Garcia CJ, Gregory BB, Stevens RD, and Barnes MA. 2018. The status of Pseudogymnoascus destructans in Louisiana. The Southwestern Naturalist 63: 216-219. [LINK]
  • Pickman BN and Barnes MA. 2017. Preliminary analysis reveals sediment burial decreases mass loss and increases survival of the aquatic invasive plant Hydrilla verticillata following desiccation over short time scales. Management of Biological Invasions 8: 517-522. [LINK]
  • Barnes MA and Turner CR. 2016. The ecology of environmental DNA and implications for conservation genetics. Conservation Genetics 17: 1-17. [LINK]
  • Lodge DM, Simonin PW, Burgiel SW, Keller RP, Bossenbroek JM, Jerde CL, Kramer AM, Rutherford ES, Barnes MA, Wittmann ME, Chadderton WL, Apriesnig JL, Beletsky D, Cooke RM, Drake JM, Egan SP, Finnoff DC, Gantz CA, Grey EK, Hoff MH, Howeth JG, Jensen RA, Larson ER, Mandrak NE, Mason DM, Martinez FA, Newcomb TJ, Rothlisberger JD, Tucker AJ, Warziniack TW, and Zhang H. 2016. Risk analysis and bioeconomics of invasive species to inform policy and management. Annual Review of Environment and Resources 41: 453-488. [LINK]
  • Wittmann ME, Barnes MA, Jerde CL, Jones LA, and Lodge DM. 2016. Confronting species distribution model predictions with species functional traits. Ecology and Evolution 6: 873-879. [LINK]
  • Barnes MA, Jerde CL, Wittmann ME, Chadderton WL, Ding J, Zhang J, Purcell M, Budhathoki M, and Lodge DM. 2014. Geographic selection bias of occurrence data influences transferability of invasive Hydrilla verticillata distribution models. Ecology and Evolution 4: 2584-2593. [LINK]
  • Turner CR, Barnes MA, Xu CCY, Jones SE, Jerde CL, and Lodge DM. 2014. Particle size distribution and optimal capture of aqueous macrobial eDNA. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 5: 676-684. [LINK]
  • Barnes MA, Deines AM, Gentile RM, and Grieneisen LE. 2014. Adapting to invasions in a changing world: invasive species as an economic resource. In: Ziska LH and Dukes JS (eds.) Invasive Species and Global Climate Change, pp. 326-344. CAB International. [LINK]
  • Barnes MA, Turner CR, Jerde CL, Renshaw MA, Chadderton WL, and Lodge DM. 2014. Environmental conditions influence eDNA persistence in aquatic systems. Environmental Science & Technology 48: 1819-1827. [LINK]
  • Barnes MA, Jerde CL, Keller D, Chadderton WL, Howeth JG, and Lodge DM. 2013. Viability of aquatic plant fragments following desiccation. Invasive Plant Science and Management 6: 320-325. [LINK]
  • Egan SP, Barnes MA, Hwang C, Mahon AR, Feder JL, Ruggiero ST, Tanner CE, and Lodge DM. 2013. Rapid invasive species detection by combining environmental DNA with Light Transmission Spectroscopy. Conservation Letters 6: 402-409. [LINK]
  • McAlarnen LA, Barnes MA, Jerde CL, and Lodge DM. 2012. Simulated overland transport of Eurasian watermilfoil: survival of desiccated plant fragments. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 50: 147-149. [LINK]
  • Mahon AR, Barnes MA, Li F, Egan SP, Tanner CE, Ruggiero ST, Feder JL, and Lodge DM. 2013. DNA-based species detection capabilities using laser transmission spectroscopy. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 10: 20120637. [LINK]
  • Lodge DM, Deines A, Gherardi F, Yeo DCJ, Arcella T, Baldridge AK, Barnes MA, Chadderton WL, Feder JL, Gantz CA, Howard GW, Jerde CL, Peters BW, Peters JA, Sargent LW, Turner CR, Wittmann ME, and Zeng Y. 2012. Global introductions of crayfishes: evaluating the impact of species invasions on ecosystem services. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 43: 449-472. [LINK]
  • Choate DM, Prather CM, Michel MJ, Baldridge AK, Barnes MA, Hoekman D, Patrick CJ, Rüegg J, and Crowl TA. 2012. Integrating theoretical components: a graphical model for graduate students and researchers. BioScience 62: 594-602. [LINK]
  • Lodge DM, Turner CR, Jerde CL, Barnes MA, Chadderton L, Egan SP, Feder JL, Mahon AR, and Pfrender ME. 2012. Conservation in a cup of water: estimating biodiversity and population abundance from environmental DNA. Molecular Ecology 21: 2555-2558. [LINK]
  • Jerde CL, Barnes MA, DeBuysser EK, Noveroske A, Chadderton WL, and Lodge DM. 2012. Eurasian watermilfoil fitness loss and invasion potential following desiccation during simulated overland transport. Aquatic Invasions 7: 135-142. [LINK]
  • Li F, Mahon AR, Barnes MA, Feder J, Lodge DM, Hwang C, Schafer R, Ruggiero ST, and Tanner CE. 2011. Quantitative and rapid DNA detection by laser transmission spectroscopy. PLoS ONE 6: e29224. [LINK]
  • Mahon AR, Barnes MA, Senapati S, Feder JL, Darling JA, Chang H, and Lodge DM. 2011. Molecular detection of invasive species in heterogeneous mixtures using a microfluidic carbon nanotube platform. PLoS ONE 6: e17280. [LINK]
  • Barnes MA, Fordham RK, Burks RL, and Hand JJ. 2008. Fecundity of the exotic applesnail, Pomacea insularumJournal of the North American Benthological Society 27: 738-745. [LINK]
  • Boland BB, Meerhoff M, Fosalba C, Mazzeo N, Barnes MA, and Burks RL. 2008. Juvenile snails, adult appetites: contrasting resource consumption between two species of applesnails (Pomacea). Journal of Molluscan Studies 74: 47-54. [LINK]

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