Jacob Barney joined PPWS as an invasive plant ecologist and assistant professor in August 2010. He received his Ph.D. in weed ecology from Cornell University and did his postdoctoral research at University of California-Davis. Jacob’s interests are in invasive plants in forested, roadside, and managed ecosystems, with a research focus of applied ecology. He also works with bioenergy crops and is evaluating the risk they pose in becoming invasive species in the Southeast and developing best management plans.
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
September 7, 2011