Audrey Lustig

Audrey Lustig

Associate Investigator

 

Audrey is a quantitative ecologist at Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research in Lincoln. Her main research focus is to understand why species occur where they do, and what makes them vulnerable to global environmental change. She tackles these questions using approaches based on spatial ecology to study the processes shaping species niche and the fluctuations in geographical range limits through space and time. Audrey is also interested in the application of this knowledge to bring about practical improvements in pest species and plant diseases management in New Zealand and abroad. Her research interests and goals are closely aligned to the Biosecurity 2025 direction statement for New Zealand and the Predator Free NZ 2050 programme. Audrey loves how Te Pūnaha Matatini provides a home for researchers who cross disciplinary boundaries in search of holistic answers. She is an associate editor of the journal Rethinking Ecology More about Audrey.