Curriculum Vitae

Paul Henry Barber

Dept. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of California Los Angeles
610 Charles E. Young Dr. South
Los Angeles, California 90095
Phone: 310-794-5349


1991    B.S. with Honors (magna cum laude, Ecol.&Evol. Bio.), Univ. of Arizona
1998    Ph.D. (Integrative Biology), University of California, Berkeley


2014-Present   Vice Chair, Dept. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA
2013-Present   Professor, Dept. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA
2009-present   Director, Program for Excellence in Education and Research in the Sciences
2008-2013      Associate Professor, Dept. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA
2008-present   Adjunct Associate Professor, Biology Department, Boston University
2004-present   Director, The Diversity Project, UCLA
2002-2008      Assistant Professor, Biology Department and Boston University Marine Program, Boston University
1999-2001      NSF Minority Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University
1997, 1998     Instructor, Earth Systems Field School, Columbia University

Selected Honors and Awards

2014    UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award
2014    Life Science Award for Excellence in Educational Innovation
2014    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Distinguished Teaching Award
2012    Academic Advancement Program Faculty Recognition Award
2011-13 National Academy of Sciences Kavli Frontiers of Science Organizing Committee
2011    National Academy of Sciences Kavli Frontiers of Science Participant
2005    Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (PECASE)
2004    National Science Foundation CAREER grant

Grants Awarded

12/23/2012-12/22/2014 USAID ($1,000,807) Promoting conservation of Indonesian Biodiversity through engaging local research capacity.

1/1/13-12/31/17 National Science Foundation ($4,872,677) PIRE: Assembly of Marine Biodiversity Along Geographic and Anthropogenic Stress Gradients.

10/1/12-9/30/15($300,568). UC-HBCU Initiative. Pathways to Ph.D.’s in Marine Science.

7/1/12-6/30/15 National Science Foundation ($181,173). TUES: Use of video production to promote collaborative learning and higher level cognitive understanding in an introductory life science curriculum.

2/1/11-1/31/16 National Institutes of Health ($4,001,968, $757,588 to PEERS) UCLA MSD Program.

12/23/2010-12/22/2012 USAID ($645,704) Augmenting Scientific Research and Education through Biodiversity Research.

11/1/08-12/31/09 Conservation International ($38,700) Continuing Research on Population Connectivity in South West Pacific Reef Fishes.

8/1/08-2/28/2010 Conservation International ($24,000) Integrating genetic and spatially explicit models of dispersal in Papua.

1/1/08-12/31/09 Conservation International ($80,099). Genetic connectivity analysis of important reef biota in the Bird’s Head Seascape (including development of UNIPA genetics laboratory).

1/1/08-12/31/12 National Science Foundation ($2,500,000). PIRE: Origins of high marine biodiversity in the Indo-Malay-Pillipine Archipelago: transforming a biodiversity hotspot into a research and education hotspot.

2/1/06-7/1/07 Conservation International ($100,000) Genetic connectivity of coral reef communities across a longitudinal gradient.

5/1/05- 8/31/06 Conservation International ($140,000). Genetic connectivity of coral reef communities of the Raja Ampat seascape.

7/1/05-6/30/07 National Science Foundation ($10,518). REU Supplement: Origins of high Indo-West pacific marine biodiversity: the role of allopatric divergence in marine environments.

1/1/05-12/31/07 National Science Foundation ($104,336) Collaborative proposal: Local adaptation across latitudes: spatial scales, gene flow, and correlates of countergradient growth variation.

7/1/04-8/31/09 National Science Foundation ($638,661). CAREER: Origins of high Indo-West pacific marine biodiversity: the role of allopatric divergence in marine environments.

1/1/04-9/30/05 National Science Foundation ($50,000). Understanding postcolonzation recovery of genetic diversity.

9/1/02-12/31/04 National Coral Reef Institute ($24,794). Connectivity among Caribbean stomatopod populations: effects of ocean currents and life history on patterns of dispersal and regional connectivity.

1/1/99-12/31/01 National Science Foundation ($140,000) Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship: Evolutionary influences on genetic structuring and diversification of Indo-West Pacific stomatopods.

Peer Reviewed Publications

Faurby, S. & P.H. Barber (in press) Extreme population subdivision despite high colonization ability: Contrasting regional patterns in intertidal tardigrades from the west coast of North America. Journal of Biogeography. 

Sembiring, A., Pertiwi, N.P.D., Mahardini, A., Wulandari, R., Cahyani, N.K.D., Anggoro, A., Ulfa, M., Madduppa, H., Carpenter, K.E., Barber, P.H., Mahardika, G.N. (in press) DNA Barcoding reveals targeted fisheries for endangered sharks in Indonesia. Journal of Fisheries Research. 

Barber, P.H., Meyer, C.P. Pluralism explains diversity in the Coral Triangle. In: Mora C (ed) Ecology of Fishes on Coral Reefs: pp. 258-263; Cambridge University Press.

DeBoer, T.S., Naguit, M.R., Erdmann, M.V., Ablan-Lagman, M.C.A., Ambariyanto, Carpenter, K.E., Toha, A.H.A., Barber, P.H. (2014). Concordant phylogenetic patterns inferred from mitochondrial and microsatellite DNA in the giant clam Tridacna crocea. Bulletin of Marine Science. 90:. 301-329.

Crandall, ED, Treml, E.A. Liggins, L., Gleeson, L., Yasuda, N., Barber, P.H., Worheide, G., Riginos, C. (2014). Return of the ghosts of dispersal past: historical spread and contemporary gene flow in the blue sea star Linckia laevigata. Bulletin of Marine Science. 90: 399-425.

Raynal R., Crandall E.D., Barber P.H., Mahardika G., Lagman M., Carpenter K.E. (2014) Basin isolation and oceanographic features influencing lineage diversification in the humbug damselfish (Dascyllus aruanus) in the Coral Triangle. Bulletin of Marine Science: 90: 513-532

DeBoer, T.S., Naguit, M.R., Erdmann, M.V., Ablan-Lagman, M.C.A., Ambariyanto, Carpenter, K.E., Toha, A.H.A., Barber, P.H.(2014). Concordance between phylogeographic and biogeographic boundaries in the Coral Triangle: conservation implications based on comparative analyses of multiple giant clam species Bulletin of Marine Science. 90: 277-300.

Cheng, S.H., Anderson, F.E., Bergman, A., Mahardika, I.N.G., Muchlisin, Z.A., Thuy, D.B., Calumpong, H.P., Mohamed, K.S., Sasikumar, G., Venketesan, V., Barber, P.H. (2014). Molecular evidence for co-occuring cryptic lineages within the Sepioteuthis cf. lessoniana species complex in the Indian and Indo-West Pacific Oceans. Hydrobiologia. 725:165-188.

Bowen, B.W., Shanker, K., Yasuda, N. Malay, M.C.D. von der Heyden, S., Paulay, G., Rocha, L.A., Selkoe, K.A., Barber, P.H., Williams, S.T., Lessios, H.A., Crandall, E.D. Bernardi, G., Meyer, C.P., Carpenter, K.E., Toonen, R.J. (2014). Phylogeography Unplugged: Comparative geographic surveys in the genomic era.Bulletin of Marine Science. 90:13-46.

Beger, M., Selkoe, K., Treml, E.A., Barber, P.H., von der Heyden, S., Crandall, E.D., Toonen, R.J., Riginos, C.(2014 Evolving coral reef conservation with genetic information. Bulletin of Marine Science. 90: 159-185

Willette, D.A., Seeb, J.E., Allendorf, F.W., Barber, P.H., Barshis, D.J., Carpenter, K.E., Crandall, E.D., Cresko, W.A., Fernandez-Silva, I., Matz, M.V., Meyer, E., Seeb, L.W. (2014). Pan-Pacific Advanced Studies Institute (PacASI) on Genomic Applications to Marine Science and Resource Management in South East Asia. Bulletin of Marine Science. 90: 79-122.

Jackson, A.M., Ambariyanto, Erdmann, M.V., Toha, A.H.A. Stevens, L.A., Barber P.H. (2014) Comparative phylogeography of commercial tuna and mackerel in the Indonesian archipelago. Bulletin of Marine Science. 90: 471-492.

Barber, P.H., Ablan-Lagman, M.C.A., Ambariyanto, Berlinck, R.G.S., Cahyani, D., Crandall, E.D., Ravago-Gotanco, R., Juinio-Meñez, M.A., Mahardika, I.G.N., Shanker, K., Starger, C.J., Toha, A.H.A., Anggoro, A.W., Willette, D.A. (2014) Advancing Biodiversity Research in Developing Countries: the Need for a New Paradigm. Bulletin of Marine Science. 90: 187-210

Poortvliet, M , Longo, GC, Selkoe, K, Barber, PH, White, CCaselle, JE, Perez-Matus, A, Gaines, SD Bernardi, G (2013). Phylogeography of the California sheephead, Semicossyphus pulcher: the role of deep reefs as stepping stones and pathways to antitropicality. Ecology and Evolution 3: 4558-4571 DOI: 10.1002/ece3.840

Sbrocco, E.J., Barber, P.H. (2013) MARSPEC: Ocean climate layers for marine spatial ecology. Ecology. 94: 979.

Ackiss, AS, Pardede, S, Crandall, ED, Ambariyanto, Ablan-Lagman, MA, Romena, N, Barber, PH, CarpenterKE (2013) Characterizing genetic structure in a highly mobile coral reef fish, Caesio cuning, in the Coral Triangle. Marine Ecological Progress Series.  480: 185–197.

Vogler, C., Benzie, J.A.H, Tenggardjaja, K., Ambariyanto, Barber, P.H., and Wörheide, G. (2013) Phylogeography of the crown-of-thorns starfish: genetic structure within the Pacific species. Coral Reefs. 32: 515-525.10.3354/meps1019.

Drew, J.A., and Barber, P.H. (2012). Comparative phylogeography in Fijian coral reef fishes: a multi-taxa approach towards marine reserve design. PLOSOne. 7:e47710.

Vogler, C., Benzie, J., Barber, P.H., Erdmann, M.V., Ambariyanto, Sheppard, P., Tenggardjaja, K., Gérard, K., and Wörheide,, G. (2012) Phylogeography of the Crown-of-Thorns Starfish in the Indian Ocean. PLOSOne. 7: e43499.

Crandall, E.D., Treml, E.A, & Barber, P.H. (2012)Coalescent and Biophysical Models of Stepping-Stone Gene Flow in Neritid Snails. Molecular Ecology. 21:5579-98.

Faurby, S. & P.H. Barber (2012) Theoretical limits to the correlation between pelagic larval duration and population genetic structure. Molecular Ecology. 21: 3419-3432

DeBoer, T.S. Ambariyanto, Baker, AC & Barber, P.H. (2012). Patterns of Symbiodinium distribution in three giant clam species across the biodiverse Bird’s Head region of Indonesia. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 444:117-132.

Crandall, E.D., Jones, M.E., DeBoer, T.E., Barber, P.H., Carpenter, K.E., and (2011Expansion dating: calibrating molecular clocks in marine species from expansions onto the Sunda Shelf following the Last Glacial Maximum. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 29: 707-719.

Barber, P.H., Cheng, S.H., Erdmann, M.V. Tengardjaja, K., Ambariyanto. (2011) Evolution and conservation of marine biodiversity in the Coral Triangle: insights from stomatopod Crustacea” In: Held, C., S. Koenemann & C.D. Schubart (eds), Crustacean Issues 19 Phylogeography and Population Genetics in Crustacea: pp. 129-156; CRC Press.

Sbrocco M.E. and Barber, P.H. (2011) Ten polymorphic microsatellite loci for the Atlantic Silverside, Menidia menidia. Conservation Genetics Resources. 3: 585-587.

Dawson, M.N., Barber, P.H., Gonzalez, L.I., Toonen, R.J., Dugan, J.E., and Grosberg, R.K. (2011Phylogeography of Emerita analoga (Crustacea, Decapoda, Hippidae), an eastern Pacific Ocean sand crab with long-lived pelagic larvae. Journal of Biogeography. 38: 1600-1612.

Kool, J.T., Paris, C.B., Barber, P.H., Cowen, R.K. (2011) Connectivity and the development of population genetic structure in Indo-West Pacific coral reef communities. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 20: 695-706.

Mach, M., Jones, M.E., Hiche, L,A. Duffy, T.A., Connover, D.O.,& Barber, P.H. (2011)Regional differentiation and post-glacial expansion of the Atlantic Silverside, Menidia menidia, an annual fish with high dispersal potential. Marine Biology. 158: 515-530.

Culumber, Z.W., Fisher, H.S., Toler, M., Mateos, M., Barber, P.H., Sorenson, M.D., Rosenthal, G.G. (2011) Replicate hybrid zones between the Neotropical stream fishes Xiphophorus birchmanni and X. malinche. Molecular Ecology. 20: 342-356.

Carpenter, K.E., Barber, P.H., Crandall, E.D. Ablan-Lagman, M.A., Ambariyanto, Mahardika, I.G.N., Manjaji-Matsumoto, M. Juinio-Meñez, M.A., Santos, M.D. Starger, C., Toha, A.H. (2011) Comparative Phylogeography of the Coral Triangle and Implications for Marine Management. Marine Biology. 2011: 1-14.

DeBoer, T.S. & P.H. Barber. (2010)Isolation and characterization of nine polymorphic microsatellite markers for the endangered boring giant clam (Tridacna crocea) and cross-species amplification in three other Tridacnid speices. Molecular Ecology Resources. 2: 353-356.

Starger, C., Barber, P.H., Barker, A, and Abariyanto. (2010) The recovery of coral genetic diversity in the Sunda Strait following the 1883 Eruption of Krakatau. Coral Reefs.29: 547-565

Crandall, E.D., Taffel, J., and Barber, P.H. (2010High gene flow due to pelagic larval dispersal among South Pacific archipelagos in two amphidromous gastropods (Neritomorpha: Neritidae). Heredity. 104: 563–572.

Barber, P.H. (2009) The challenge of understanding the Coral Triangle biodiversity hotspot. Biogeography. 36: 260-265.

Drew, J.A., and Barber, P.H. (2009). Sequential cladogenesis of the reef fish Pomacentrus moluccensis (Pomacentridae) supports the peripheral origin of marine biodiversity in the Indo-Australian archipelago. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 53: 335-339.

Strasser, C.A., and Barber, P.H. (2009) Limited variation and genetic structure in softshell clams (Mya arenaria) across their native and introduced range. Conservation Genetics: 10:803-814.

Vogler, C., Benzie, J., Lessios, H., Barber, P.H., and Worheide, G. (2008) A threat to coral reefs multiplied? Four species of crown of thorns starfish. Biology Letters. 4: 696-699.

Crandall, E.D., Jones, M.E., Munoz, M.M. Akinrobe, B. Erdmann M.V. and Barber, P.H. (2008) Comparative phylogeography of two seastars and their ectosymbionts within the Coral Triangle. Molecular Ecology: 17: 5276-5290.

Drew, J.A., Kaufmann, L., Allen, G., and Barber, P.H. (2008) Endemism and regional color and genetic differences in five putatively cosmopolitan reef fishes. Conservation Biology 22:965-976.

DeBoer, T, Subia, M., Kovitvonga, K., Ambariyanto, Erdmann, M., and Barber, P.H. (2008) Phylogeography and limited genetic connectivity in the endangered boring giant clam,across the Coral Triangle. Conservation Biology 22: 1255-1266.

Richlen, M, Morton S., and Barber, P.H. (2008). Phylogeography, morphological variation and taxonomy of the toxic dinoflagellate Gambierdiscus toxicus (Dinophyceae). Harmful Algae 7:614-629.

Allen, G.R., Drew, J., and Barber, P.H. (2008) Cirrhilabrus beauperryi, a new wrasse (Pisces: Labridae) from Melanesia. International Journal of Ichthyology 14: 129-140.

Crandall, E.D., Frey, M., Grossberg, R.K. and Barber, P.H. (2008) Concordant phylogenies and discordant phylogeographic patterns in two sympatric gastropods with long-lived larvae. Molecular Ecology 17: 611-626.

White, P.A., Frank, L.G., and Barber, P.H. (2007). A remotely operated motorized burrow probe to investigate carnivore neonates. Journal of Wildlife Management 71: 1708-1711.

Hedgecock, D,. Barber, P.H., and Edmands, S. (2007) Genetic approaches to measuring connectivity. Oceanography 20: 22-31.

Vigliola, L., Doherty, P.J., Meekan, M.G., Drown, D.M., Jones, M.E., and Barber, P.H. (2007Genetic identity determines risk of post-settlement mortality of a marine fish. Ecology 88: 1263-1277.

Cheroske, A.G., Barber, P.H., and Cronin, T.W. (2006) Evolutionary variation in the expression of phenotypically plastic color vision in Caribbean mantis shrimps, genus Neogonodactylus. Marine Biology150: 213-220.

Wares, J.P, Barber, P.H., Ross-Ibarra, J, Sotka, E.K., and Toonen, R.J. (2006). Mitochondrial DNA and population size. Science314: 1388-1389.

Barber, P.H., Palumbi S.R., and Erdmann, M.V. (2006) Comparative phylogeography of three codistributed stomatopods: origins and timing of regional lineage diversification in the Coral Triangle. Evolution60: 1825-1839.

Barber, P.H., and Boyce, S.L. (2006). Estimating diversity of Indo-Pacific coral reef stomatopods through DNA barcoding of stomatopod larvae. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B273: 2053-2061.

Jones, M.E. and Barber, P.H. (2005) Characterization of microsatellite loci for the detection of temporal genetic shifts within a single cohort of the brown demoiselle, Neopomacentrus filamentosus. Molecular Ecology Notes 5: 834-836.

Lindquist, N, Barber, P.H., and Weisz, J. (2005). Episymbiotic microbes as food and defense for marine isopods: unique symbioses in a hostile environment. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B272: 1209-1216.

Barber, P.H. and Bellwood, D.R. (2005) Biodiversity hotspots: evolutionary origins of biodiversity in wrasses (Halichoeres:Labridae) in the Indo-Pacific and new world tropics. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 35: 235-253.

Richlen, M.L. and Barber, P.H. (2005) A technique for the rapid extraction of microalgal DNA from single live and preserved cells. Molecular Ecology Notes 5: 688-691.

Wallace, C.C., Paulay, G., Hoeksema, B.W., Bellwood, D.R., Hutchings, P.A., Barber, P. H., Erdmann, M. and Wolstenholme, J. (2003) Nature and origins of unique high diversity reef faunas in the Bay of Tomini, Central Sulawesi: The ultimate “centre of diversity”? Proceedings of the International Coral Reef Symposium, Bali. Vol 1, 185-191.

Barber, P.H., Moosa, M.K., and Palumbi, S.R. (2002) Rapid recovery of genetic diversity of stomatopod populations on Krakatau: temporal and spatial scales of marine larval dispersal, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, 269:1591 – 1597.

Barber, P.H., Palumbi S.R., Erdmann M.V., and Moosa, M.K.. (2002). Sharp genetic breaks among populations of Haptosquilla pulchella (Stomatopoda) indicate limits to larval transport: patterns, causes, and consequences. Molecular Ecology 11: 659–674.

Barber, P.H., Palumbi S.R., Erdmann M.V., and Moosa, M.K. 2000. A marine Wallace’s line? Nature 406: 692-693.

Barber, P.H. and Erdmann, M.V. 2000. Molecular systematics of the Gonodactylidae (Stomatopoda) using mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase C (subunit 1) DNA sequence data. Journal of Crustacean Biology 20: 20-36.

Barber, P.H. 1999. Phylogeography of the canyon treefrog, Hyla arenicolor (Cope) based on mitochondrial DNA sequence data. Molecular Ecology 8: 547-562.

Barber, P.H. 1999. Patterns of gene flow and population genetic structure in the canyontreefrog, Hyla arenicolor (Cope). Molecular Ecology8: 563-576.


University and Departmental Service

Co-Chair, Mentor Professorship Search Committee (2011-2014)

Dean of Life Science Diversity Advisory Committee (2011-current)

Director, The Diversity Project, 2004-present

Director, Program for Excellence in Education and Research in the Sciences, (2009-present)

Chair of EEB Ad Hoc Safety Advisory Committee (2009-2010)

IGERT Committee (2009)

Seminar Committee (2009)

Research Symposium Committee (2009-current)

GAANN Committee (2009-current)

URC/CARE Faculty Advisory (2009-current)

Ad Hoc EEB Master’s Program committee (2009-2010)

Undergraduate Advisor (2010-current)

Foreign Language Area Studies Program Advisory Committee (2010-current)

Academic Advancement Program Advisory Committee, UCLA (2010-current)

Faculty Advisory Committee for the Center for Southeast Studies (2011-current)

Faculty Committee on Educational Technology (2012-current)

National Service

Advisory Board, American Overseas Research Center, Indonesia

Organizing Committee, U.S. National Academy of Science Kavlii Frontiers in Science Symposium (2011-2012)

Organizing Committee, co-chair)U.S. National Academy of Science Kavlii Frontiers in Science Symposium (2012, 2013)

Other Professional Service

Symposia Organization

Geographical evolution, genetics and conservation of marine biodiversity, Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Bali, Indonesia 2010

Connectivity of Coral Reefs, 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 2008

Evolution and Conservation of Coral Reef Ecosystems, 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, Ft. Lauderdale 2008

Editorial Boards:

Associate Editor, Conservation Genetics (2006-present)