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Brandon T. Barton
Postdoctoral Scholar
Brandon T. Barton

Advisor: Tony Ives

Contact Information:
Department of Zoology
458 Birge Hall
430 Lincoln Dr.
Madison, WI 53706
(608) 262-9226


Ph.D., Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, 2010
M.Phil., Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, 2008
M.S., Biology, University of Central Florida, 2005
B.S., Wildlife Resources, University of Idaho, 2003

Research Interests

I am an ecologist interested in understanding how species interact within ecological communities and how those interactions are affected by perturbations like predator management or global change. My current work at UW-Madison aims to understand how biological control of aphids may be challenged in a future climate by examining how abiotic factors influence species interactions within agroecosystems.


Barton, BT. In press. Local adaptation to temperature conserves top-down control in a grassland food web. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. (Accepted 3 Feb 2011)

Barton, BT. 2010. Climate warming and predation risk during herbivore ontogeny. Ecology. 91:2811-2818.

Barton, BT and OJ Schmitz. 2009. Experimental warming transforms multiple predator effects in a grassland food web. Ecology Letters 12:1317-13-25.

Barton, BT, AP Beckerman, and OJ Schmitz. 2009. Climate warming strengthens indirect interactions in an old-field food web. Ecology 90:2346-2351.

Barton, BT and JD Roth. 2008. Implications of intraguild predation for sea turtle nest protection. Biological Conservation 141:2139-2145.

Barton, BT and JD Roth. 2007. Raccoon removal on sea turtle nesting beaches. Journal of Wildlife Management 71:1234-1237.

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