Researcher Profile

David R. Barton

Job Title: Professor
Employer: University of Waterloo, Dept. of Biology
Place of Birth: USA
Further Education: Ohio Wesleyan University (B.Sc. - 1968>, University of Akron (M.Sc. - 1973), University of Waterloo (Ph.D. - 1976).
Geographic focus of research: Ontario

Brief synopsis of current research:
The effect of agriculture and urbanization on aquatic habitats, especially benthic invertebrates.

The use of stable isotopes for studies of trophic relationships in lakes and running waters.

Recent Publications:

Kilgour, B.W. & D.R. Barton. 1999. Associations btween fish and benthos in southern Ontario streams. Freshwater Biology 41: 553-566.

MacLeod, N.A. & D.R. Barton. 1998. Effects of light intensity, water velocity and species composition on carbon and nitrogen stable isotope ratios in periphyton. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 55: 1919-1925.

Barton, D.R. & M.E.D. Farmer. 1997. The effects of conservation tillage practices on benthic invertebrate communities in headwater streams in southwestern Ontario, Canada. Environ. Poll. 96: 207-215.

Barton, D.R. & B. Anholt. 1997. The macrobenthos of Lake Ontario during 1964 to 1966, and subsequent changes in the deepwater community. Aquatic Sciences 59: 158-175.