Dr. Barnes' expertise is in the monitoring of surface water quality in impaired watersheds. He has been involved in monitoring streams impaired by pesticides, bacteria, sediments and nutrients.
Recent Water-Related Publications
Sweeney, D. W., G. M. Pierzynski, and P. L. Barnes. "Nutrient losses in field-scale surface runoff from Claypan soil receiving turkey litter and fertilizer." Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. (150) 19-26, 2012.
Agudelo, S. C., N. O. Nelson, P. L. Barnes, T. D. Keane, and G. M. Pierzynski. "Phosphorus adsorption and desorption potential of stream sediments and field soils in agricultural watersheds." Journal of Environmental Quality, 40:144-152, 2011.
Daggupati, P., K. R. Douglas-Mankin, A. Y. Sheshukov, P. L. Barnes, and D. L. Devlin. "Field-level targeting using SWAT: Mapping output from HRUs to field and assessing limitations of GIS input data." Transactions of the ASABE. 54(2): 501-514, 2011.
Parajuli, P., K. R. Mankin and P. L. Barnes. "Source specific fecal bacteria modeling using the soil and water assessment tool model." Bioresource Technology. 100(2): 953-963, 2009.
Parajuli, P., K. R. Douglas-Mankin, P. L. Barnes, and C. G. Rossi. "Fecal bacteria source characterization and sensitivity analysis of SWAT 2005." Transactions of the ASABE. 52(6): 1847-1858, 2009.
Ongoing and Recent Water-Related Projects
Measuring Success of Targeted BMP Implementation, and Getting Smarter about Ephemeral Gully Sediment and Nutrient Sources and BMPs. Douglas-Mankin, K.R. R.W. Graber, T.D. Keane, A.Y. Sheshukov, N.O. Nelson, M.R. Langemeier, P.L. Barnes, D.L. Devlin. USDA NIFA. 2011-2014.
Political Fragmentation in Local Governance and Water Resource Management. Kim, J., E. Bernard, T. Keane, J. Aistrup, and P. Barnes. National Science Foundation. 2011-2013.
Watershed Level Assessment of Soil, Sediment Management, and Geomorphic Effects on Phosphorus Loading of Surface Water. Nelson, N., T. Keane, P. Barnes, and G. Pierzynski. Kansas Fertilizer Fund. 2009-2011.
Scientifically-Targeted Locations, Social Strategies, and Market-Based Incentives to Reduce Sediment Transport from Agricultural Lands. Devlin, D., K. Douglas-Mankin, P. Barnes. 2009. USDA NRCS. 2009-2011.
Land and Stream Sediment Process Restoration in an Agricultural Watershed. Mankin, K., T. Keane, D. Devlin, and P. Barnes. USDA CSREES. 2007-2011.