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Philip Barnes

Contact Information

Philip L. Barnes. Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering
47 Seaton Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
Ph.785 532 2921 E-mail: lbarnes@ksu.edu; Website


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. LangemeierP.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.