Dr Christopher Lusk
Senior Research Fellow
Qualifications: PhD in Botany, Auckland
Personal Website: http://sci.waikato.ac.nz/sites/clusk/
- FitzPatrick, Dominic (2015). Tree species sorting along temperature gradients: How do frost-resistant traits influence competitive ability in the forest environment?
Chris Lusk is a plant ecologist, working mainly on forest dynamics and plant physiological ecology. He is interested in trying to reconcile New Zealand's strange flora and vegetation with ecological theory, and in understanding the implications of introduced mammals and climate change for NZ vegetation. He is currently supervising research students working on growth vs. shade tolerance trade-offs in warm- and cool-temperate tree assemblages, and the physiological ecology of divaricate plants and their broadleaved congeners.
Fritz, R., & Lusk, C. H. (2020). Determinants of leaf area index and understorey light availability in New Zealand old-growth forests. Journal of Biogeography. doi:10.1111/jbi.13781
Lusk, C. H. (2019). Leaf functional trait variation in a humid temperate forest, and relationships with juvenile tree light requirements. PeerJ, 7, e6855. doi:10.7717/peerj.6855
Kpodonu, A. T. N. K., Hamilton, D. P., Lusk, C. H., Hartland, A., Laughlin, D. C., & Verburg, P. (2019). Long-term changes in the water quality of a deep temperate oligotrophic lake in response to catchment disturbance: evidence from sediment cores. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 1-17. doi:10.1080/00288330.2019.1577279
Lusk, C. (2019). Journal Annual Prize 2018. New Zealand Journal of Botany, 57(1), 1. doi:10.1080/0028825X.2019.1577744
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