Michael Barnes

Putting the horse before the cart: The adoption of artificial turfgrass in cities

By Michael Barnes

Globally many cities have implemented ‘re-greening’ programs to meet sustainability goals and deliver enhancements to the quality of life for their residents. However, turfgrass has most often been thought of as a problematic part of urban landscapes, being not ‘green’ enough to be part of re-greening programs that have largely focused exclusively on trees. To date, such approaches have mostly ignored advancements in turf management as well as low-input varieties of turfgrasses for both warm and cool climates. 

Mon, 02/22/2021 - 11:19


Introducing Michael Barnes, Postdoctoral Researcher in Environmental Psychology

By Michael Barnes

Man in red jacket with lake in background

Hello, everyone, I’m Michael Barnes, a Postdoctoral Researcher who started on July 1st. I’ll be working on a number of research projects during my appointment.

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 11:15


University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media - 4/13/2020

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work!  We have several articles to share.

Yinjie Qiu authored Molecular Breeding In Turfgrass in the March 2020 edition of Hole Notes, the official publication of the MGCSA.

Mon, 04/13/2020 - 12:29


University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media - 9/30/19

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work!  We have a research report, new research results and a newspaper article.

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 13:35


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Wed, 12/14/2016 - 12:18