Welcome to my web site. Here you will find a brief outline of the major research projects my students and I are involved in, along with other bits of interesting information.
My research falls into two main categories: 1) the relationships between biodiversity and ecosystem services and the contribution of services to human well-being; and 2) the implications of socio-economic and human demographic change for biodiversity conservation in urban and rural landscapes.
Contact me if you require further details on any project or are interested in conducting research on related topics.
I try to keep myself busy, but always have time to chat about research. My current position is Professor in Ecology and Interdisciplinary Science, and Principal Researcher in the Institute for Land, Water and Society at Charles Sturt University. I am also an Australian Research Council Future Fellow and a visiting Professor and Researcher at The Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia, The Center for Conservation Biology, Stanford University, and The Ecology Centre, The University of Queensland.
I am also the Chair of the Editorial Board for the journal Ecological Management and Restoration.
McDonald, P.J. & Luck, G.W. 2013. Density of an environmental weed predicts the occurrence of the king brown snake (Pseudechis australis) in central Australia. The Herpetological Journal 23, 161-65.
Luck, G.W., Carter, A. & Smallbone, L. 2013. Changes in bird functional diversity across multiple land uses: interpretations of functional redundancy depend on functional group identity. PLoS One. 8(5): e63671. Full Text
Carter, A. & Luck, G.W. 2013. Fox baiting in agricultural landscapes: preliminary findings on the importance of bait-site selection. Wild Res. 40, 184-95.
Saunders, M.E. & Luck, G.W. 2013. Pan-trap catches of pollinator insects vary with habitat context. Aust. J. Entomol., 52, 106-13.
Luck, G.W., Smallbone, L., Threlfall, C. & Law, B. 2013. Patterns in bat functional guilds across multiple urban centres in south-eastern Australia. Landsc. Ecol., 28, 455-69.
Luck, G.W., Smallbone, L.T. & Sheffield, K.J. 2013. Environmental and socio-economic factors related to urban bird communities. Aust. Ecol. 38, 111-20.
New Book! - Demographic change in Australia's Rural Landscapes: Implications for Society and the Environment.