Kasey E. Barton

Associate Professor, Graduate Chair
Department of Botany
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
3190 Maile Way, Room 101
Honolulu, HI 96822


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In the Barton Lab, we investigate plant functional ecology, with particular emphasis on plant-herbivore interactions and seedling ecology. We use the rich endemic flora of the Hawaiian Islands to test ideas about the evolution of plant defense in island vs. continental communities and to investigate climate change and invasive species effects on island plants. Much of our work examines how these interactions change over the course of plant ontogeny, comparing seedlings, juveniles, and mature plants.

“Curiouser and curiouser.” —Lewis Carroll