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(a) Peer-reviewed journals

  1. Lusk, C.H., Laughlin, D.C. (2016) Regeneration patterns, environmental filtering and tree species coexistence in a temperate forest. New Phytologist.

  2. Kpodonu, A.T.N.K, Hamilton D.P., Hartland, A., Laughlin, D.C., Lusk, C.H. (2016) Coupled use of sediment phosphorus speciation and pigment composition to infer phytoplankton phenology over years in a deep oligotrophic lake. Biogeochemistry 129: 181-196.

  3. Lusk, C.H., McGlone, M.S., Overton, J.McC. (2016) Climate predicts the proportion of divaricate species in New Zealand arborescent assemblages. Journal of Biogeography 43: 1881-1892.

  4. Lusk, C.H., Jiménez-Castillo, M., Aragón, R., Easdale, T. Poorter, L., Hinojosa, L.F., Mason, N. (2016) Testing for functional convergence of temperate rainforest tree assemblages in Chile and New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany 54: 175-203.

  5. Lusk, C.H., Clearwater, M.J. (2015) Leaf temperatures of divaricate and broadleaved tree species during a frost in a North Island lowland forest remnant, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany 53: 202-209.

  6. Sendall, K.M., Reich, P.B., Lusk, C.H. (2015) Trade‐offs in juvenile growth potential vs. shade tolerance among subtropical rainforest trees on soils of contrasting fertility. Functional Ecology 30: 845-855.

  7. Sendall, K.M., Reich, P.B., Lusk, C.H. (2015) Becoming less tolerant with age: sugar maple, shade and ontogeny. Oecologia 179: 1011-1021.

  8. Falster, D.S. and 95 others including Lusk, C.H. (2015) BAAD: a biomass and allometry database for woody plants. Ecology 96:1445–1445.

  9. Lusk, C.H., Jorgensen, M.A., Bellingham, P.J. (2105) A conifer–angiosperm divergence in the growth vs shade tolerance trade-off underlies the dynamics of a New Zealand warm-temperate rain forest. Journal of Ecology 103: 479-488.

  10. Atkin, O.K. and 62 others include Lusk, C.H. (2015) Global variability in leaf respiration in relation to climate, plant functional types and leaf traits. New Phytologist 206: 614-636.

  11. Kooyman, R.M., Wilf, P., Barreda, V.D., Carpenter, R.J., Jordan, G.J., Sniderman, J.M.K., Allen, A., Brodribb, T.J., Crayn, D., Feild, T.S., Laffan, S.W., Lusk, C.H., Rossetto, M., Weston, P.H. (2014) Paleo-antarctic rainforest into the modern Old World tropics: the rich past and threatened future of the southern wet forest survivors. American Journal of Botany 101: 2121-2135.

  12. Lusk, C.H., Sendall, K.M., Clarke, P. (2014) Seedling growth rates and light requirements of subtropical rainforest trees associated with basaltic and rhyolitic soils. Australian Journal of Botany 62(1) 48-55.

  13. Peppe, D.J., Lemons, C.R., Royer, D.L., Wing, S.L., Wright, I.J., Lusk, C.H., Rhoden, C.H. (2014) Biomechanical and leaf-climate relationships: a comparison of ferns and seed plants. American Journal of Botany 101: 338-347.

  14. Lusk, C.H. (2014) Divaricate plants resist ungulate browsing in a forest remnant on the North Island of New Zealand. New Zealand Natural Sciences 39: 1-9.

  15. Lusk, C.H., Kaneko, T., Grierson, E., Clearwater, M.A. (2013) Correlates of tree species sorting along a temperature gradient in New Zealand rainforests: seedling functional traits, growth and shade tolerance. Journal of Ecology 101: 1531-1541

  16. Lusk, C.H., Jorgensen, M.A. (2013) The whole-plant compensation point as a measure of juvenile tree light requirements. Functional Ecology 27: 1286–1294

  17. Kooyman, R.M., Zanne, A., Gallagher, R.V., Cornwell, W., Rossetto, M., O’Connor, P., Parkes, E.A., Catterall, C.F., Laffan, S.W. and Lusk, C.H. (2013) Effects of growth form and functional traits on response of woody plants to clearing and fragmentation of subtropical rain forest. Conservation Biology 27: 1468–1477

  18. Lusk, C.H., Kelly, J., Gleason, S. (2013) Light requirements of Australian tropical vs. cool-temperate rainforest tree species show different relationships with seedling growth and functional traits. Annals of Botany 111: 479-488.

  19. Jiménez-Castillo, M., Lusk, C.H. (2013) Vascular performance of woody plants in a temperate rainforest: lianas suffer higher levels of freeze-thaw embolism than associated trees. Functional Ecology 27: 403-412.

  20. Craine, J.M., Engelbrecht, B., Lusk, C.H., McDowell, N., Poorter, H. (2012) Resource limitation, tolerance, and the future of ecological plant classification. Frontiers in Plant Science 3:246. doi:10.3389/fpls.2012.00246

  21. Onoda, Y., Lusk, C.H. (2012) Like a jungle sometimes: how leaves survive in the rainforest understory. New Phytologist 195: 507-509.

  22. Lusk, C.H., Pérez-Millaqueo, M.M., Saldaña, A., Burns, B.R., Laughlin, D., Falster, D.S. (2012) Seedlings of temperate rainforest conifer and angiosperm trees differ in leaf area display. Annals of Botany 110: 177-188.

  23. Duursma R.A, Falster D.S, Valladares F, Sterck, F.J., Pearcy R.W., Lusk C.H., Sendall K.M., Nordenstahl M., Houter, N.C., Atwell B.J., Kelly, N., Kelly, J.W.G., Liberloo M., Tissue D.T., Medlyn, B.E., D.S. Ellsworth. (2012) Light interception efficiency explained by two simple variables: a test using a diversity of small to medium-sized plants. New Phytologist 193: 397–408.

  24. Lusk, C.H., Saldaña, A., Piper, F.I., Pérez-Millaqueo, M. (2011) Ontogeny, understorey light interception and simulated carbon gain of juvenile rainforest evergreens differing in shade tolerance. Annals of Botany 108: 419-428.

  25. Lusk, C.H., Corcuera, L. (2011) Effects of light availability on growth rate and leaf lifespan of four rainforest Proteaceae. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 84: 269-277.

  26. Parada, T.E., Lusk, C.H. (2011) Patterns of tree seedling mortality in a temperate-Mediterranean transition zone forest in Chile. Gayana Botanica 68: 213-220.

  27. Peppe, D.J., Royer, D.L., Cariglino, B., Oliver, S.Y., Newman, S., Leigh, E., Enikolopo, E., Fernandez-Burgos, M., Herrera, F., Adams, J.M, Correa, E., Currano, E.D., Erickson, J.M., Hinojosa, L.F., Hoganson, J.W., Iglesias, A., Jaramillo, C.A., Johnson, K.R., Jordan, G.J., Kraft, N.J.B., Lovelock, E.C., Lusk, C.H., Niinemets, Ü. Peñuelas, J., Rapson, G., Wing, S.L., Wright, I.J. (2011) Sensitivity of leaf size and shape to climate: global patterns and paleoclimatic applications. New Phytologist 190: 724–739.

  28. Lusk, C.H., Sendall, K., Kooyman, R. (2011) Latitude, solar elevation angles and gap-regenerating rainforest pioneers. Journal of Ecology 99: 491-502.

  29. Lusk, C.H., Onoda, Y., Kooyman, R., Gutiérrez-Girón, A. (2010) Reconciling plastic versus species-level responses of evergreen leaves to light gradients: shade leaves punch above their weight. New Phytologist 186: 429–438.

  30. Piper, F.I., Reyes-Díaz, M., Corcuera, L.J., Lusk, C.H. (2009) Carbohydrate storage, survival and growth of two evergreen Nothofagus species in two contrasting light environments. Ecological Research 24: 1233-1241.

  31. Jiménez-Castillo, M., Lusk, C.H. (2009) Host infestation patterns of the massive liana Hydrangea serratifolia (Hydrangeaceae) in a Chilean temperate rainforest. Austral Ecology 34: 829-834.

  32. Lusk, C.H., Duncan, R.P., Bellingham, P.J. (2009) Light environments occupied by conifer and angiosperm seedlings in a New Zealand podocarp–broadleaf forest. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 33: 83-89.

  33. Atala, C. & Lusk, C.H. (2008) Xylem anatomy of Betula pendula Roth saplings: relationship to vascular models. Gayana Botanica 65: 18-27.

  34. Lusk, C.H., Reich, P.B., Montgomery, R.A., Ackerly, D.A., Cavender-Bares, J. (2008) Why are evergreen leaves so contrary about shade? Trends in Ecology & Evolution 23: 299-303.

  35. Lusk, C.H., Falster, D.S., Jara-Vergara, C.K., Jimenez-Castillo, M., Saldaña-Mendoza, A. (2008) Ontogenetic variation in light requirements of juvenile rainforest evergreens. Functional Ecology 22: 454-459.

  36. Piper, F.I., Zúñiga-Feest, A., Rojas, P., Alberdi, M., Corcuera, L.J., Lusk, C.H. (2008) Responses of two temperate evergreen Nothofagus species to sudden and gradual waterlogging: relationships with distribution patterns. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 81: 257-266.

  37. Lusk, C.H. (2008) Constraints on the evolution and geographic range of Pinus. New Phytologist 178: 1-3.

  38. Matus, F., Maire, C., Lusk, C.H. (2008) Effects of soil texture, C input rates and litter quality on free organic matter and N mineralization in Chilean rain forest and agricultural soils. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 39: 187-201.

  39. Lusk, C.H. & Warton, D. (2007) Global meta-analysis shows that relationships of leaf mass per area with species shade tolerance depend on leaf habit and ontogeny. New Phytologist 176: 764–774.

  40. Royer, D.L., Sack, L., Wilf, P., Lusk, C.H., Jordan, G.J., Niinemets, Ü., Wright, I.J., Westoby, M., Cariglino, B., Coley, P.D., Cutter, A.D., Johnson, K.R., Labandeira, C.C., Moles, A.T., Palmer, M.B. & Valladares, F. (2007) Predicting fossil leaf economics from scaling principles. Paleobiology 33: 574–589.

  41. Reich, P.B., Wright, I.A., Lusk, C.H. (2007) Predicting leaf physiology from simple plant and climate attributes: a global Glopnet analysis. Ecological Applications 17: 1982–1988.

  42. Donoso, P. & Lusk, C.H. (2007) Differential effects of emergent Nothofagus dombeyi on growth and basal area of canopy species in an old-growth temperate rainforest. Journal of Vegetation Science 18: 675-684.

  43. Lusk, C.H., Jimenez-Castillo, M, Salazar-Ortega, N. (2007) Evidence that branches of evergreen angiosperm and coniferous trees differ in hydraulic conductance but not in Huber values. Canadian Journal of Botany 85: 141-147.

  44. Saldaña, A., Gianoli, E., Gonzalez, W.E. & Lusk, C.H. (2007) Natural selection on ecophysiological traits of a fern species in a temperate rainforest. Evolutionary Ecology 21: 651–662.

  45. Piper, F.I., Corcuera, L.J., Alberdi, M., Lusk, C.H. (2007) Differential photosynthetic and survival responses to soil drought in two evergreen Nothofagus species. Annals of Forest Science 64: 447-452.

  46. Lusk, C.H. & Piper, F.I. (2007) Seedling size influences relationships of shade tolerance with carbohydrate storage patterns in a temperate rainforest. Functional Ecology 28: 78-86.

  47. Jiménez-Castillo, M., Wiser, S.K., Lusk, C.H. (2007) Elevational parallels of latitudinal variation in the proportion of lianas in woody floras. Journal of Biogeography 34: 163-168.

  48. Lusk, C.H., Falster, D., Millaqueo, M.M., Saldaña, A. (2006) Ontogenetic variation in light interception, self-shading and biomass distribution of seedlings of the conifer Araucaria araucana (Molina) K. Koch. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 79: 321-328.

  49. Wright, I.J., Reich, P.B., Atkin, O.K., Lusk, C.H., Tjoelker, M.G., Westoby, M. (2006) Irradiance, temperature and rainfall influence leaf dark respiration in woody plants: evidence from comparisons across 20 sites. New Phytologist 169: 309-319.

  50. Lusk, C.H., Chazdon, R.L. Hofmann, G. (2006) A bounded null model explains juvenile tree community structure along light availability gradients in a temperate rain forest. Oikos 112: 131-137.

  51. Henriquez, J.M. & Lusk, C.H. (2005) Facilitation of Nothofagus antarctica seedlings by the prostrate shrub Empetrum rubrum on glacial moraines in Tierra del Fuego. Austral Ecology 30: 885-890.

  52. Saldaña, A., Gianoli, E. & Lusk, C.H. (2005) Ecophysiological responses to light availability in three Blechnum species (Pteridophyta, Blechnaceae) of different ecological breadth. Oecologia 145: 251-256.

  53. Wright, I.J., Reich, P.B., Cornelissen, J.H.C., Falster, D.S., Groom, P.K., Hikosaka, K., Lee, W., Lusk, C.H., Niinemets, Ü., Oleksyn, J., Osada, N., Poorter, H., Warton, D.I. & Westoby, M. (2005) Modulation of leaf economic traits and trait relationships by climate. Global Ecology & Biogeography 14: 411-421.

  54. Lusk, C.H. (2004) Leaf area and growth of juvenile temperate evergreens in low light: species of differing shade tolerance change rank during ontogeny. Functional Ecology 18: 820-828.

  55. Moreno-Chacón M. & Lusk, C.H. (2004) Vertical distribution of fine root biomass of emergent Nothofagus dombeyi and its canopy associates in a Chilean temperate rainforest. Forest Ecology & Management 199: 177-181.

  56. Lusk, C.H. & Bellingham, P. (2004) Austral challenges to northern hemisphere ecological orthodoxy. New Phytologist 162: 248-251.

  57. Wright, I.J., Reich, P.B., Westoby, M.., Ackerly, D.D., Baruch, Z., Bongers, F., Cavender-Bares, J., Chapin, F.S., Cornelissen, J.H.C., Diemer, M., Flexas, J., Garnier, E., Groom, P.K., Gulias, J., Hikosaka, K., Lamont, B.B., Lee, T., Lee, W., Lusk, C.H., Midgley, J.J., Navas, M.-L., Niinemets, U., Oleksyn, J., Osada, N., Poorter, H., Poot, P., Prior, L., Pyankov, V.I., Roumet, C., Thomas, S.C., Tjoelker, M.G., Veneklaas, E.J., Villar, R. (2004) The worldwide leaf economics spectrum. Nature 428: 821-827.

  58. Lusk, C.H., Wright, I. & Reich, P.B. (2003) Photosynthetic differences contribute to competitive advantage of evergreen angiosperms over evergreen conifers. New Phytologist 160: 329-336.

  59. Lusk, C.H. (2003) Tree species competition and coexistence. Nature 422: 580-581.

  60. Villegas, P., Le-Quesne, C. & Lusk, C.H. (2003) Population structure and dynamics of the endangered tree Gomortega keule in an old-growth Valdivian rainforest. Gayana Botanica 60: 107-113.

  61. Saldaña, A. & Lusk, C.H. (2003) Influence of overstorey species identity on resource availability and advanced regeneration in an old-growth temperate rainforest. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 76: 639-650.

  62. Lusk, C.H., Matus, F., Moreno-Chacón, M., Saldaña, A. & Jiménez, M. (2003) Seasonal variation in leaf litter nutrient concentrations of Valdivian rainforest trees. Gayana Botanica 60: 35-39.

  63. Lusk, C.H. & Ortega, A. (2003) Vertical structure influences basal area development of second-growth Nothofagus stands in south-central Chile. Journal of Applied Ecology 40: 639-645.

  64. Lusk, C.H. & Kelly, C.K. (2003) Interspecific variation in seed size and safe sites in a temperate rain forest. New Phytologist 158: 535-542.

  65. Lusk, C.H., Jara, C. & Parada, T. (2003) Influence of canopy tree size on stand basal area may reflect uncoupling of crown expansion and trunk diameter increment. Austral Ecology 28: 216-218.

  66. Parada, T., Jara, C, & Lusk, C.H. (2003) Distribution of maximum heights of tree species in an old-growth Valdivian rain forest. Bosque 24: 63-67.

  67. Lusk, C.H. (2002). Does photoinhibition avoidance explain divarication in the New Zealand flora? Functional Ecology 16: 858-860.

  68. Lusk, C.H. (2002) Leaf area accumulation helps juvenile evergreen trees tolerate shade in a temperate rainforest. Oecologia 132: 188-196.

  69. Cárdenas, C. & Lusk, C.H. (2002) Juvenile height growth rates and sorting of three Nothofagus species on an altitudinal gradient. Gayana Botanica 59: 21-26.

  70. Lusk, C.H. & Del Pozo, A. (2002). Survival and growth of seedlings of 12 Chilean rain forest trees in two light environments: gas exchange and biomass distribution correlates. Austral Ecology 27: 173–182.

  71. Lusk, C.H. (2002) Basal area in a New Zealand podocarp-broadleaf forest: are coniferous and angiosperm components independent? New Zealand Journal of Botany 40: 143–148.

  72. Figueroa, J. & Lusk, C.H. (2001) Germination requirements and seedling shade tolerance are not correlated in a Chilean temperate rain forest. New Phytologist 152: 483–490.

  73. Lusk, C.H., Donoso, C., Jiménez, M., Moya, C., Oyarce, G., Reinoso, R., Saldaña, A., Villegas, P. & Matus, F. (2001) Decomposition of leaf litter of Pinus radiata and three native tree species. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 74: 705–710.

  74. Lusk, C.H. (2001) Leaf life spans in some conifers of the temperate rain forests of South America. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 74: 711–718.

  75. Lusk, C.H. (2001) When is a gap not a gap?: light levels and leaf area index in bamboo-filled gaps in a Chilean rain forest. Gayana Botanica 58: 25–30.

  76. Lusk, C.H. & Matus, F. (2000) Juvenile tree growth rates and species sorting on a soil fertility gradient in Chilean temperate rainforest. Journal of Biogeography 27: 1011–1020.

  77. Lusk, C.H. & Reich, P.B. (2000) Relationships of dark respiration to leaf nitrogen and light environment in juveniles of 11 cold temperate trees. Oecologia 123: 318–329.

  78. Lusk, C.H. & Le Quesne, C. (2000) Branch whorls in juvenile Araucaria araucana: are they formed annually? Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 73: 497–502.

  79. Lusk, C.H. & Contreras, O. (1999) Foliage area and crown nitrogen turnover in juvenile temperate rainforest trees of differing shade tolerance. Journal of Ecology 87: 973–983.

  80. Lusk, C.H. (1999) Long-lived light-demanding emergents in southern temperate forests: the case of Weinmannia trichosperma in southern Chile. Plant Ecology 140: 111–115.

  81. Lusk, C.H. & Smith, B. (1998) Life history differences and tree species coexistence in an old-growth New Zealand rainforest. Ecology 79: 795–806.

  82. Lusk, C.H., Contreras, O. & Figueroa, J. (1997) Growth, biomass allocation and plant nitrogen concentration in Chilean temperate rainforest tree seedlings: effects of nutrient availability. Oecologia 109: 49–58.

  83. Armesto J.J., Arroyo M.T.K., Jaksic, F.M., Lusk, C.H., Marticorena C., Martinez D., Montenegro, G., Schick, M.M., Quilhot, W., San Martin J., Ramirez C.S., Soto, D (1997) The new forestry legislation and the sustainable management of Chilean native forests. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 70: 125-148.

  84. Lusk, C.H. (1996) Stand dynamics of the shade-tolerant conifers Podocarpus nubigena and Saxegothaea conspicua in Chilean rainforest. Journal of Vegetation Science 7: 549–558.

  85. Lusk, C.H. (1996) Gradient analysis and disturbance history of temperate forests of the coast range summit plateau, Valdivia, Chile. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 69: 401–411.

  86. Lusk, C.H. (1995) Seed size, establishment sites and species coexistence in a Chilean rainforest. Journal of Vegetation Science 6: 249–256.

  87. Lusk, C.H. & Ogden, J. (1992) Age structure and dynamics of a podocarp-broadleaf forest, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand. Journal of Ecology 80: 379–393.

(b) Book chapters


  1. Lusk, C.H. (2011) Conifer-angiosperm interactions: physiological ecology and life history. In: In: Turner, B.L. & Cernusak, L.A. (eds.) Ecology of tropical podocarps, pp. 157-164. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

  2. Cernusak, L.A., Adie, H., Bellingham, P.J., Biffin, E., Brodribb, T.J., Coomes, D.A., Dalling J.W., Dickie, I.A., Enright, N.J., Kitayama, K., Ladd, P.G., Lambers, H., Lawes, M.J., Lusk, C.H., Morley, R.J. & Turner, B.L. (2011). Podocarpaceae in tropical forests: a synthesis. In: Turner, B.L. & Cernusak, L.A. (eds.) Ecology of tropical podocarps, pp. 189-196. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

  3. Lusk, C.H. (2004) Adaptación a la sombra en especies arbóreas siempreverdes. In: Fisiología Ecológica y Evolutiva de Plantas (ed. H. Cabrera), Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile. Pp. 235-248.

  4. Ogden, J., Lusk, C.H. & Steel, M.G. (1993) Episodic mortality, forest decline and diversity in a dynamic landscape: Tongariro National Park, NZ. In Forest Decline in the Atlantic and Pacific Regions (eds. R.F. Huettl & D. Mueller-Dombois), pp. 261–274. Springer-Verlag.

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