Centre College Faculty

Chris Barton

Christine Barton

• Professor of Biology

Phone: 859-238-5322
E-mail: chris.barton@centre.edu
Office: Young Hall—225

Christine Barton is a professor of biology at Centre College, where she has taught since 1981. She has served as chair of the Division of Science and Mathematics and has been a Centre Scholar.

Barton's research interests have focused on behavioral and ecological interactions in aquatic systems. Some of the specific collaborative projects that she has sponsored include the effect of predators on the substrate selection and microhabitat utilization by prey species, factors influencing the distribution of the northern studfish in central Kentucky streams, and assessments of water quality using macroinvertebrate indices.

Barton is committed to improving the quality of science education at the elementary and secondary school levels. During the 1990s, she directed a summer science camp on the Centre campus for elementary and middle school students. She has also organized hands-on science workshop for both elementary and high school teachers.

Barton earned a B.A. in biology from the University of Vermont, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in fisheries biology from Oregon State University.

File last updated: 5/2/13