Brigham Young University
Postdoctorate work in
Advisor: Dr. Jerald Johnson
Taxonomic Focus: Fishes, Crabs
Address: Department of Biology, Provo, UT 84602, USA
Phone: 1 (651) 491-2065
My research focuses on systematics and comparative biogeography. I am trained has an ornithologist but have studied mammals, insects, anemones and fishes as well has birds.
Barber, B. R., A. M. DeWitt, and P. B. Berendzen. Breakup of the ancient Teays River: a Plio-Pleistocene event led to the simultaneous diversification of the Central Highlands ichthyofauna. Submitted to Journal of Biogeography
Barber, B. R. and J. Klicka. Two pulses of diversification across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in a montane Mexican bird fauna. In press Proceeding of the Royal Society B
Zink, R. M., J. Klicka, and B. R. Barber. 2004. Tempo of avian evolution in the Pleistocene. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B. 359:215-220.
BS, University of Kansas, in Systematics and Ecology
PhD, University of Minnesota, in Evolution
Postdoctoral Studies at the American Museum of Natural History
I was born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas and have been fascinated by the natural world since the moment a garter snake bit me when I was 8 years old. An 8th grade course in the scientific method further peaked my interest in science and nature. I am excited to work on the fishes and crabs of Chile and Argentina and the opportunity to collaborate with the many excellent scientists involved with the Patagonia PIRE project. When not working I can usually be found in the woods or desert hiking, bird watching, identifying wildflowers and butterflies, or riding my bike.