University of Kentucky College of Agriculture


Extension Professor & Wildlife Extension Specialist

Tom BarnesContact me:
214 T.P. Cooper Building (office 206)
Lexington, KY 40546-0073 
Tel: 859-257-8633
Fax: 859-323-1031
Click here to visit my Extension page

Ph.D. Texas A&M University
M.S. South Dakota State University
B.A. Huron College

Academic Interests
Wildlife Conservation, Biodiversity, Habitat Restoration

Personal Interests
Photography, Gardening

Professional Affiliation
The Wildlife Society

Students and staff supervised
Marvin Ruffner, Ph.D Student
Matt Bahm, Ph.D. Student
Josh Adkins, MS Student
Zeb Weese, MS Student
Will Wellman, MS Student

Recent projects
Using Herbicides to Control Japanese Spirea in the Big South Fork NRRA, KY
Coastal Prairie Restoration
Northern Great Plains Prairie Restoration
KY Bluegrass Savanna Restoration
Dormant Season Japanese Honeysuckle Control Using Herbicides
Response of Native Grasses and Forbs to Imazapic Treatments
Selected publications
T.G. Barnes 2004. Strategies to Convert Exotic Grass Pastures to Tall Grass Prairie Communities. Weed Tech. 18:1364 – 1370.

Washburn, B.E., T.G. Barnes, C.C. Rhoades, and R. Remington. 2002. Using imazapic and prescribed fire to enhance native warm season grasslands in Kentucky, USA. Natural Areas J. 22(1):20-27.

Barnes, T.G. and S.W. Francis 2004. Wildflowers and Ferns of Kentucky, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington.

Barnes, T.G. 2002.  Kentucky’s Last Great Places, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington.

Madison, L.A., T.G. Barnes, J.D. Sole. 2001. Effectiveness of fire, disking, and herbicide application in removing tall fescue dominated fields. Wildl. Soc. Bull. 29:706-712.