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Kyle Barrett

Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
Forestry and Environmental Conservation Department, Biological Sciences Department

Office: 244 Lehotsky Hall
Phone: 864-656-1847

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Educational Background

Ph.D. Biology
Auburn University 2009

M.S. Biology
Missouri State University 2002

B.S. Biology
Middle Tennessee State University 1999

Courses Taught

Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resources I (ENR 1010)
Natural Resource Measurements (ENR 3020)
Wetland Wildlife Biology (WFB 4620/6620)
Ecology Readings in Biology (BIOL 8070)
Global Change Ecology (WFB 8530)
Analysis of Ecological Communities (WFB 8450)


Dr. Kyle Barrett is an ecologist whose research focuses on the response of species to large-scale stressors such as climate change, invasive species, and land use change. Dr. Barrett is interested in linking research to conservation and management decisions, so he frequently works with a number of federal and state agencies. He is a member of the Ecological Society of America and The Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles.

Dr. Barrett enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys, running, hiking, and watching sports.

Research Interests

Dr. Kyle Barrett is an ecologist whose research focuses on conservation of threatened species as well as the response of species to large-scale stressors such as climate change, invasive species, and land use change.


Recent publications are listed here; visit Dr. Barrett's Google Scholar page below for a full listing.

Grunwald, A.P., A. Hotaling Hagan, K. Barrett, and M.C. Scott. In press. Reestablishment best practices for Hymenocallis coronaria: a charismatic flowering macrophyte and indicator species for fall line stream restoration in the southeastern U.S.A. Restoration Ecology.

Hahs, A.K., B. Fournier, M.F.J. Aronson, C.H. Nilon, A. Herrera-Montes, and numerous other authors including K. Barrett. 2023. Urbanisation generates multiple trait syndromes for terrestrial animal taxa worldwide. Nature Communications 14:4751.

Novak, M. and K. Barrett. 2023. Within-site microclimate and connectivity can help predict the presence of discrete patch inhabitants, Aneides aeneus. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 18:111-117.

Melcher, A.L., D. Hagan, K. Barrett, B. Ross, and J. Lorber. 2023. Changes in canopy cover and forest structure following dormant season and early growing season prescribed burns in the Southern Appalachians, USA. Fire Ecology 19:27,

Hutto, D., and K. Barrett. 2022. Do urban open spaces within an urban matrix increases anuran abundance? Herpetological Conservation and Biology 17:582-592.

Newman, J., E.A. Riddell, L.A. Williams, M.W. Sears, and K. Barrett. 2022. Integrating physiology into correlative models can alter projections of habitat suitability under climate change for a threatened amphibian. Ecography:e06082.

Vaughan, M.C., D.L. Hagan, W.C. Bridges, K. Barrett, S. Norman, T.A. Coates, and R. Klein. 2022. Effects of burn season on fire-excluded plant communities in the southern Appalachian Mountains, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 516:120244.

Knoerr, M.D., A.M. Tutterow, G.J. Graeter, S.E. Pittman, and K. Barrett. 2022. Population models reveal the importance of early life-stages for population stability of an imperiled turtle species. Animal Conservation 25:53-64.

Barrett, K. and S.L. Rodriguez. 2021. What sources are natural resource managers using to make decisions? Journal of Wildlife Management 85:1543-1553.


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