Optical Oceanography Laboratory
College of Marine Science
Biography — Brian Barnesbbarnes4@mail.usf.edu
2012-Oct 2013 — Doctoral candidate (Marine Science), College of Marine Science, University of South Florida
2009-2012 — Doctoral student (Marine Science), College of Marine Science, University of South Florida
2006-2009 — MS (Marine Science), Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary
2004 — BS (Zoology & Psychology), University of Florida
Nov 2013-present — Post-Doctoral Researcher, College of Marine Science, University of South Florida
My overarching interest is in research and monitoring of reef systems & ecology with an emphasis on preservation and restoration. Current work is to improve understanding of coral health and ecology in the Florida Keys reef tract through combination of multiple remote sensing techniques. Past projects include larval-adult interactions on oyster reefs, comparative ecology of native and non-native oyster reefs, physical and biological changes associated with barrier-island inlet morphology, spiny lobster disease dynamics, coral reef ecology and monitoring, and installation and maintenance of NDBC & SeaKeys stations.
Barnes, B. B., C. Hu, J. P. Cannizzaro, S. E. Craig, P. Hallock, D. Jones, J. C. Lehrter, N. Melo, B. A. Schaeffer, and R. Zepp (2014). Estimation of diffuse attenuation of ultraviolet light in optically shallow Florida Keys waters from MODIS measurements. Remote Sens. Environ. 140:519-532.
Barnes, B. B., C. Hu, K. L. Holekamp, S. Blonski, B. A. Spiering, D. Palandro, and B. Lapointe (2014). Use of Landsat data to track historical water quality changes in Florida Keys marine environments. Remote Sens. Environ. 140:485-496.
Zhao, J., B. Barnes, N. Melo, D. English, B. Lapointe, F. Muller-Karger, B. Schaeffer, and C. Hu (2013). Assessment of satellite-derived diffuse attenuation coefficients and euphotic depths in south Florida coastal waters. Remote Sens. Environ., 131:38-50
Barnes, B. B., C. Hu, B. A. Schaeffer, Z. Lee, D. A. Palandro, & J. C. Lehrter (2013) MODIS-derived spatiotemporal water clarity patterns in optically shallow Florida Keys waters: A new approach to remove bottom contamination. Remote Sens. Environ., 134:377-391.
Barnes, B. B., and C. Hu (2013). A hybrid cloud detection algorithm to improve MODIS sea surface temperature data quality and coverage over the eastern Gulf of Mexico. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 51:3273-3285. doi:10.1109/TGRS.2012.2223217.
Barnes, B., C. Hu, and F. E. Muller-Karger (2011). An Improved High-Resolution SST Climatology to Assess Cold Water Events off Florida. IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens. Lett., 8:769-773.
Lirman, D., S. Schopmeyer, D. Manzello, L.J. Gramer, W. Precht, F. Muller-Karger, K. Banks, B. B. Barnes, E. Bartels, A. Bourque, J. Byrne, S. Donahue, J. Duquesnel, L. Fisher, D. Gilliam, J. Hendee, M. Johnson, K. Maxwell, E. McDevitt, J. Monty, D. Rueda, R. Ruzicka, S. Thanner (2011). Severe 2010 cold-water event caused unprecedented mortality to corals of the Florida Reef Tract and reversed previous survivorship patterns. PloS ONE, 6 (8): e23047. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0023047.
Barnes, B. B., M. W. Luckenbach, & P. R. Kingsley-Smith. 2010. Oyster reef community interactions: The effect of resident fauna on oyster (Crassostrea spp.) larval recruitment. J Exp Mar Biol Ecol. 391: 169-177.
Barnes, B. B., C. Hu, B. A. Schaeffer, Z. Lee, & J. C. Lehrter. On the challenge of deriving MODIS water clarity products in optically shallow environments: How a new approach can improve coral reef research and monitoring. 21st Ocean Optics Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. October 2012.
Barnes, B. B., C. Hu, & F. E. Muller-Karger. An Improved High-Resolution Sea Surface Temperature Climatology to Assess Cold Events in the Florida Keys. Linking Science to Management: A Conference & Workshop on the Florida Keys Marine Ecosystem. Duck Key, Florida, USA. October 2010.
Barnes, B. B., M. W. Luckenbach, & P. R. Kingsley-Smith. Ecological considerations for oyster restoration: interactions between oyster larvae and reef-associated fauna. 11th International Conference on Shellfish Restoration. Charleston, South Carolina, USA. November 2008
Barnes, B. B., M. W. Luckenbach, & P. R. Kingsley-Smith. Interspecific interactions in oyster reef communities: the effect of established epifauna on oyster larval recruitment. 100th Annual National Shellfisheries Association Meeting. Providence, Rhode Island, USA. April 2008.