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Robert J. Barney, Ph.D.
Interim Assistant Vice President of Research and Public Service
Associate Dean of Research and Associate Research Professor
Gus R. Douglass Land-Grant Institute
202 Toney House
West Virginia State University
Institute, WV 25112
(304) 204-4318 (office) ♦ rbarney@wvstateu.edu
(304) 951-9082 (cell)
 
Education
Ph.D., Entomology, University of Kentucky
M.S., Zoology, Eastern Illinois University
B.S., Zoology, University of Illinois
 
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
Association of 1890 Research Directors
Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities
Entomological Society of America
Kentucky Academy of Science
Coleopterists Society
Entomological Collections Network
 
RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Barney, R. J., L. LeSage, and K. Savard. In press. Pachybrachis (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) of Eastern Canada. ZooKeys
 
Debinski D. M., R. A. Moranz, J. T. Delaney, J. R. Miller, D. M. Engle, L. B. Winkler, D. A. McGranahan, R. J. Barney, J. C. Trager, A. L. Stephenson, and M. K. Gillespie. 2012. A cross-taxonomic comparison of insect responses to grassland management and land-use legacies. Ecosphere 2(12): Article 131. [doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES11-00226.1]
 
Hall, S. L., R. L. McCulley, and R. J. Barney.  2012. Restoration of native warm season grassland species in a tall fescue pasture using prescribed fire and herbicides. Restoration Ecology 20(2):194-201.
 
Hall, S. L. and R. J. Barney.  2011. Leaf Beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Biodiversity within Isolated Remnant Grasslands in Kentucky State Nature Preserves. Journal of the Kentucky Academy of Science 72(1): 24-38.
 
Barney, R. J., S. M. Clark and E. G. Riley.  2011.  Annotated List of the Leaf Beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) of Kentucky: Subfamily Cryptocephalinae.  Journal of the Kentucky Academy of Science 72(1): 3-23.
 
Barney, R. J. and S. L. Hall. 2011. New host plant records for selected Cryptocephaline leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in Kentucky. The Coleopterists Bulletin 65(1): 15-19.
 
Barney, R. J., S. M. Clark and E. G. Riley.  2010 (2011).  Annotated List of the Leaf Beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) of Kentucky: Subfamily Eumolpinae.  Journal of the Kentucky Academy of Science 71(1-2): 3-18.
 
Hall, S. L. and R. J. Barney.  2010.  A Quantitative Method for Assigning Abundance Classifications to Leaf Beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in Kentucky.  Natural Areas Journal 30(1): 95-105.
 
Barney, R. J. and S. L. Hall.  2009.  Pachybrachis nigricornis carbonarius Haldeman (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae): Abundance, Distribution and Host Plant Associations with Legumes (Fabales: Fabaceae) in Kentucky. The Coleopterists Bulletin 63(4): 467-474.
 
Barney, R. J., S. M. Clark and E. G. Riley.  2009.  Annotated List of the Leaf Beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) of Kentucky: Subfamily Galerucinae, Tribe Alticini.  Journal of the Kentucky Academy of Science 70(1): 29-55.
 
Barney, R. J., S. M. Clark and E. G. Riley.  2009.  Annotated List of the Leaf Beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) of Kentucky: Subfamily Galerucinae, Tribes Galerucini and Luperini.  Journal of the Kentucky Academy of Science 70(1): 17-28.
 
Barney, R. J., S. M. Clark and E. G. Riley.  2008.  Annotated List of the Leaf Beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) of Kentucky: Subfamily Chrysomelinae.  Journal of the Kentucky Academy of Science 69(2): 91-100.
 
Barney, R. J., S. M. Clark and E. G. Riley.  2008.  Annotated List of the Subfamilies Donaciinae and Criocerinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae).  Journal of the Kentucky Academy of Science 69(1): 29-36.
 
Barney, R. J.  2007.  Leaf Beetle References in Charles Darwin’s Correspondence. The Coleopterists Bulletin 61(4): 552-558.
 
Barney, R. J., S. M. Clark and E. G. Riley.  2007.  Annotated List of the Leaf Beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) of Kentucky: Subfamily Cassidinae.  Journal of the Kentucky Academy of Science 68(2): 132-144. 
 
Barney, R. J.  2007.  How to Tell if You Are a Collector.  American Entomologist 53(1): 6. 
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