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.
Carter, A. & Luck, G.W. (In press). Fox baiting in agricultural landscapes: preliminary findings on the importance of bait-site selection. Wild Res.
Luck, G.W., Smallbone, L., Threlfall, C. & Law, B. (In press). Patterns in bat functional guilds across multiple urban centres in south-eastern Australia. Landscape Ecology. DOI 10.1007/s10980-012-9842-0
Saunders, M.E. & Luck, G.W. (In press) Pan-trap catches of pollinator insects vary with habitat context. Australian Journal of Entomology. DOI: 10.1111/aen.12008
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. DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2012.02383.x
Luck, G.W., Chan, K.M.A. & Klein, C.J. 2012. Identifying spatial priorities for ecosystem service protection. F1000 Research, 1:17. Full Text DOI: 10.3410/f1000research.1-17.v1
McDonald, P.J., Luck, G.W., Wassens, S. & Pavey, C.R. 2012. The importance of fire in influencing the occurrence of snakes in an upland region of arid Australia. Aust. Ecol. 37, 855-64. DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2011.02348.x
Luck, G.W., Lavorel, S., McIntyre, S. & Lumb, K. 2012. Improving the application of vertebrate trait-based frameworks to the study of ecosystem services. J. Animal Ecol. 81, 1065-76.
New Book! - Demographic change in Australia's Rural Landscapes: Implications for Society and the Environment.