Dr. M. Chris Barnhart



Department

Biology

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Biology
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897

Details

Education

  • Ph.D. in Biology, 1984, University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.A. in Biology, 1978, University of Kansas
  • B.S. in Zoology, 1976, Iowa State University

Research and professional interests

My research interests include the physiological ecology of animals, particularly in freshwater. Current projects focus on the conservation biology and captive propagation of freshwater bivalves, and the effects of hypoxia on aquatic organisms.

Awards and honors

  • Outreach and Education External Partnership Award, 2017, Missouri Department of Conservation
  • Gift of Time Nominee, 2017, City of Springfield/Springfield Council of Churches
  • Faculty Excellence in Research Award, 2016, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Missouri State University
  • Faculty Excellence in Community Service Award, 2016, Missouri State University
  • Special Recognition, 2016, Friends of the Gardens, Springfield, MO
  • Board of Governors Faculty Excellence in Public Affairs Award, 2015, Missouri State University
  • Faculty Excellence in Service Award, 2015, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, 
  • Faculty Excellence in Research Award, 2012, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, 
  • Outstanding Faculty Research Director's Award, 2012, Honors College, Missouri State University
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, 2011, Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society
  • Collaborator of the Year Award, 2010, Missouri Department of Conservation
  • Conservation Champion Appreciation Award, 2009, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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