Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

William Lee

William Lee
Position: Senior Researcher
Team: Ecosystems & Conservation
Location: Dunedin
Private Bag 1930
Dunedin 9054

Research Interests

Research Interests

I am a conservation ecologist interested in the eco-evolutionary process shaping the New Zealand biota, invasion processes and outcomes, and habitat management for specific outcomes.

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Otago
    PhD Botany Plant Ecology
    1981
  • Otago
    DipSc Botany
    1972
  • Otago
    BSc Botany
    1971

Publications

Publications

  • Tanentzap AJ, Lee WG 2017. Evolutionary conservatism explains increasing relatedness of plant communities along a flooding gradient. New Phytologist 213(2): 634-644. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.14167 (Journal Article, 2017)
  • Reichgelt T, Lee WG, Lusk CH, Kennedy EM 2017. Changes in leaf physiognomy of New Zealand woody assemblages in response to Neogene environmental cooling. Journal of Biogeography 44(5): 1160-1171. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jbi.12980 (Journal Article, 2017)
  • Brandt AJ, Lee WG, Tanentzap AJ, Hayman E, Fukami T, Anderson BJ 2017. Evolutionary priority effects persist in anthropogenically created habitats, but not through nonnative plant invasion. New Phytologist 215(2): 865-876. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.14544 (Journal Article, 2017)
  • Daigneault AJ, Eppink FV, Lee WG 2017. A national riparian restoration programme in New Zealand: Is it value for money? Journal of Environmental Management 187: 166-177. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.11.013 (Journal Article, 2017)
  • Lee DE, Lee WG, Jordan GJ, Barreda VD 2016. The Cenozoic history of New Zealand temperate rainforests: comparisons with southern Australia and South America. New Zealand Journal of Botany 54(2): 100-127. http://doi.org/10.1080/0028825X.2016.1144623 (Journal Article, 2016)
  • Brock JMR, Perry GLW, Lee WG, Burns BR 2016. Tree fern ecology in New Zealand: a model for southern temperate rainforests. Forest Ecology and Management 375: 112-126. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2016.05.030 (Journal Article, 2016)
  • Brandt AJ, Tanentzap AJ, Leopold DR, Heenan PB, Fukami T, Lee WG 2016. Precipitation alters the strength of evolutionary priority effects in forest community assembly of pteridophytes and angiosperms. Journal of Ecology 104(6): 1673-1681. http://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12640 (Journal Article, 2016)
  • Lee WG, Lee DE 2015. New Zealand - a land apart. In: Stow A, Maclean N, Holwell GI ed. Austral ark : the state of wildlife in Australia and New Zealand. Cambridge, U.K., Cambridge University Press. Pp. 24-44. (Book Section, 2015)
  • Tanentzap AJ, Brandt AJ, Smissen RD, Heenan PB, Fukami T, Lee WG 2015. When do plant radiations influence community assembly? The importance of historical contingency in the race for niche space. New Phytologist 207(2): 468-479. http://doi.org/10.1111/nph.13362 (Journal Article, 2015)
  • Kelly D, Geldenhuis A, James A, Holland EP, Plank MJ, Brockie RE, Cowan PE, Harper GA, Lee WG, Maitland MJ, Mark AF, Mills JA, Wilson PR, Byrom AE 2013. Of mast and mean: differential-temperature cue makes mast seeding insensitive to climate change. Ecology letters 16(1): 90-98. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/Ele.12020 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Tanentzap AJ, Lee WG, Monks A 2013. Increased nitrogen cycling facilitates native forest regeneration: Potential for restoring extinct ecological processes? Ecological Applications 23(1): 36-45. (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Crush JR, Lee WG, Lloyd KM, Ouyang L 2012. Root mass distribution patterns under standardised conditions in species of Chionochloa and Festuca from New Zealand. Acta ecologica sinica 32(4): 189-194. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chnaes.2012.04.007 (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Lee WG, Tanentzap AJ, Heenan PB 2012. Plant radiation history affects community assembly: evidence from the New Zealand alpine. Biology Letters. http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/early/2012/01/27/rsbl.2011.1210.abstract (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Michel P, Lee WG, During HJ, Cornelissen JHC 2012. Species traits and their non-additive interactions control the water economy of bryophyte cushions. Journal of Ecology 100(1): 222-231. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2745.2011.01898.x (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Tanentzap AJ, Walker S, Stephens RTT, Lee WG 2012. A framework for predicting species extinction by linking population dynamics with habitat loss. Conservation letters 5(2): 149-156. <Go to ISI>://CABI:20123160095 (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Kelly D, Geldenhuis A, Byron AE, James A, Holland EP, Lee WG, Plank M 2011. Will global change alter mast seeding in tussock grasslands? Proceedings: 25th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB): "Engaging Society in Conservation", Auckland, 5-9 December 2011. Pp. p. 155. http://www.conbio.org/Activities/Meetings/2011/program/ICCB2011_Programme_web.pdf (Conference Proceedings, 2011)
  • Michel P, Lee WG 2011. Bryophyte contribution to ecosystem services in New Zealand indigenous tussock grasslands. Proceedings: 25th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB): "Engaging Society in Conservation", Auckland, 5-9 December 2011. Pp. 152. http://www.conbio.org/Activities/Meetings/2011/program/ICCB2011_Programme_web.pdf (Conference Proceedings, 2011)

Memberships

Memberships

  • Science Advisor Irahuka Restoration project, YEPT., Irahuka Restoration project
  • Professor, University of Otago
  • Science Advisor, Takahe Recovery Group
  • Chairman, Miss EL Hellaby Indigenous Grassland Research Trust

Skills

Skills

  • Biodiversity assessment
  • Invasion ecology
  • Plant Ecology
  • Vegetation Management