- Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2010
- M.S. Forest Ecology, University of Georgia, 2001
- B.S., Environmental Science, Texas Christian University, 1998
Much of my work related to adaptations has focused on how natural semiarid ecosystems have responded to climatic change by way of plant physiological adaptation or shifts in community composition. I have begun a new series of experiments to test using "novel ecosystems" to make use of traditional ecological knowledge in mitigating the impacts of large-scale photovoltaic renewable energy production.
- Barron-Gafford, GA, RL Scott, GD Jenerette, EP Hamerlynck, TE Huxman. Landscape and environmental controls over leaf and ecosystem carbon dioxide fluxes under woody plant expansion. Journal of Ecology, 101(6): 1471-1483. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12161, 2013.
- Barron-Gafford, GA, AL Angert AL, DL Venable, AP Tyler, KL Gerst, TE Huxman. (2013). Photosynthetic temperature responses of co-occurring desert winter annuals with contrasting resource-use efficiencies and different temporal patterns of resource utilization may allow for species coexistence. Journal of Arid Environments, 91, 95-103, 2013.
- Barron-Gafford, GA, Scott RL, Jenerette GD, Hamerlynck EP, and Huxman TE. (2012). Temperature and precipitation controls over leaf- and ecosystem-level CO2 flux of grass and woody species along a woody plant encroachment gradient. Global Change Biology, 18: 1389-1400, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02599.x, 2013.