Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Duane Peltzer

Duane Peltzer
Position: Portfolio Leader
Team: Ecosystems & Global Change
Location: Lincoln
P.O. Box 69040
Lincoln 7640
Phone: +64 3 321 9773
Mob: +64 27 359 5274
Fax: +64 3 321 9998

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Research Interests

Research Interests

I currently investigate:  1) the effects of biological invasions in ecosystems, 2) plant-soil interactions at a wide range of temporal scales, 3) disturbance ecology, 4) ecological and environmental controls on leaf and wood decomposition, 5) linking plant functional traits to ecological processes, 6) constraints on productivity and C sequestration in ecosystems.

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Regina
    PhD Plant Ecology
    2000
  • Trent
    BSc(Hons) Biology
    1994

Publications

Publications

  • Peltzer DA, MacLeod CJ 2014. Weeds and native plant species are negatively associated along grassland and kiwifruit land management intensity gradients. Austral Ecology 39(1): 39–49. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aec.12043 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Turner S, Schippers A, Meyer-Stüve S, Guggenberger G, Gentsch N, Dohrmann R, Condron LM, Eger A, Almond PC, Peltzer DA, Richardson SJ, Mikutta R 2014. Mineralogical impact on long-term patterns of soil nitrogen and phosphorus enzyme activities. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 68: 31–43. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2013.09.016 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Gundale MJ, Pauchard A, Langdon B, Peltzer DA, Maxwell BD, Nuñez MA 2014. Can model species be used to advance the field of invasion ecology? Biological Invasions 16(3): 591–607. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-013-0610-0 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Dickie IA, Bennett BM, Burrows LE, Nuñez MA, Peltzer DA, Porté A, Richardson DM, Rejmánek M, Rundel PW, van Wilgen BW 2014. Conflicting values: ecosystem services and invasive tree management. Biological Invasions 16(3): 705–719. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-013-0609-6 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Caplat P, Hui C, Maxwell BD, Peltzer DA 2014. Cross-scale management strategies for optimal control of trees invading from source plantations. Biological Invasions 16(3): 677–690. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-013-0608-7 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Jackson BG, Peltzer DA, Wardle DA 2013. The within-species leaf economic spectrum does not predict leaf litter decomposability at either the within-species or whole community levels. Journal of Ecology 101(6): 1409–1419. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12155 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Jackson BG, Peltzer DA, Wardle DA 2013. Are functional traits and litter decomposability coordinated across leaves, twigs and wood? A test using temperate rainforest tree species. Oikos 122(8): 1131–1142. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0706.2012.00056.x (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Kichenin E, Wardle DA, Peltzer DA, Morse CW, Freschet GT 2013. Contrasting effects of plant inter- and intraspecific variation on community-level trait measures along an environmental gradient. Functional Ecology 27(5): 1254–1261. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.12116 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Fukami T, Bellingham PJ, Peltzer DA, Walker LR 2013. Non-native plants disrupt dual promotion of native alpha and beta diversity. Folia Geobotanica 48(3): 319–333. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12224-013-9175-z (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Caplat P, Cheptou P-O, Diez J, Guisan A, Larson BMH, Macdougall AS, Peltzer DA, Richardson DM, Shea K, van Kleunen M, Zhang R, Buckley YM 2013. Movement, impacts and management of plant distributions in response to climate change: insights from invasions. Oikos 122(9): 1265–1274. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0706.2013.00430.x (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Pietsch, K., Ogle, K., Cornelissen, H., Cornwell, W., Jackson, B., Kattge, J., Peltzer, D.A., Wardle, D.A., Wright, I., Zanne, A., Wirth, C. A global pattern of leaf and wood decomposability and its relation to functional trait spectra. minor revisions submitted to Global Ecology and Biogeography (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Dickie IA, Martínez-García LB, Koele N, Grelet G-A, Tylianakis JM, Peltzer DA, Richardson SJ 2013. Mycorrhizas and mycorrhizal fungal communities throughout ecosystem development. Plant and soil 367(1-2): 11-39. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11104-013-1609-0 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Peltzer DA, Wardle DA, Allison VJ, Baisden WT, Bardgett RD, Chadwick OA, Condron LM, Parfitt RL, Porder S, Richardson SJ, Turner BL, Vitousek PM, Walker J, Walker LR 2010. Understanding ecosystem retrogression. Ecological monographs 80(4): 509-529. (Journal Article, 2010)

Skills

Skills

  • Disturbance ecology
  • Impacts of weeds in ecosystems
  • Plant competition.
  • Plant Ecology
  • Plant-soil interactions
  • Quantitative Ecology
  • Biological invasion ecology
  • Ecosystem processes
  • Experimental design and analysis