Barber Lab

Community, restoration, & trophic ecology

Nick barber, san diego state university

About us

Welcome to the Research Lab of Nick Barber, Assistant Professor of biology at San Diego State University.  We study how environmental and biotic factors influence community assembly and affect the outcomes of trophic interactions. 

We work in restored, managed, and unmanaged ecosystems, and a major goal of our research is to generate basic ecological knowledge while contributing to the conservation and sustainable management of habitats.



December 2019:

  • Welcome to Maricela Alaniz, SDSU bio undergrad will be joining the lab in January!

  • We have a new paper evaluating the initial impacts of bison re-introduction on dung beetle communities and function in tallgrass prairie.

September 2019:

  • Welcome to Emma Bock, SDSU Environmental Science undergrad who joined the lab this fall!

August 2019:

  • Take a look at the Special Feature in Journal of Ecology that Nick edited with David Gibson and Holly Jones. Our contribution looked at how environmental and historical characteristics of 120 tallgrass prairie influenced taxonomic and phylogenetic diversity. 

  • Welcome to Camille Traylor, who is joining our lab and the SDSU-UCDavis Joint Doctoral Program in Ecology!


phone: 619-594-3054

office: PS101

lab: PS105 (now with furniture!)


Department of Biology & Ecology Program Area

San Diego State University

North Life Sciences Room 102
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-4614

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