Centre for Integrative Ecology
School of Life and Environmental Sciences
221 Burwood HWY, VIC 3125
Lukas is an environmental scientist, ecologist, and evolutionary biologist at Deakin’s Blue Carbon Lab. His research focuses on ‘Teal Carbon’ ecosystems, which are non-tidal freshwater systems.
Within Dr Malerba’s research team, Lukas focuses on quantifying carbon emissions from various teal carbon ecosystems (e.g., farm dams, wetlands etc.) and developing sustainable management strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon holding capacities to mitigate the effects of climate change.
farm dams, wetlands, carbon emissions, greenhouse gases, teal carbon
Malerba, M. E., de Kluyver, T., Wright, N., Schuster, L., & Macreadie, P. I. (2022). Methane emissions from agricultural ponds are underestimated in national greenhouse gas inventories. Communications Earth & Environment, 3(1), 1-7.
Malerba, M. E., Lindenmayer, D. B., Scheele, B. C., Waryszak, P., Yilmaz, I. N., Schuster, L., & Macreadie, P. I. (2022). Fencing farm dams to exclude livestock halves methane emissions and improves water quality. Global Change Biology.
Schuster, L., Cameron, H., White, C.R., Marshall, D.J. (2021). Metabolism drives demography in an experimental field test. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Schuster, L., White, C.R., Marshall, D.J. (2021). Plastic but not adaptive: Habitat‐driven differences in metabolic rate despite no differences in selection between habitats. Oikos.
Schuster, L., White, C.R., Marshall, D.J. (2021). Metabolic phenotype mediates the outcome of competitive interactions in a response‐surface field experiment. Ecology and Evolution.