Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Susan Walker

Susan Walker
Position: Researcher
Team: Ecosystems & Conservation
Location: Dunedin
Private Bag 1930
Dunedin 9054

Research Interests

Research Interests

Research interests

  • Biodiversity conservation measurement and reporting
  • Botany
  • Conservation ecology
  • Dryland plant ecology
  • Ecology
  • Ecology of threatened plants
  • Grassland and shrubland ecology
  • Grasslands and shrublands - Long term dynamics of
  • Plant Community Ecology
  • Plant Ecology
  • Plant Ecology and Management
  • Quantitative Ecology

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Otago
    MSc
    1997
  • Otago
    PhD Botany
    1997
  • West Herts
    PGDipP
    1991
  • Natal
    BSc (Hons) Agriculture
    1988

Publications

Publications

  • Weeks ES, Overton JM, Walker S 2013. Estimating patterns of vulnerability in a changing landscape: a case study of New Zealand's indigenous grasslands. Environmental Conservation 40(1): 84-95. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0376892912000343 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Weeks ES, Walker S, Dymond JR, Shepherd JD, Clarkson BD 2013. Patterns of past and recent conversion of indigenous grasslands in the South Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 37(1): 127-138. http://www.newzealandecology.org/nzje/3068 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Weeks ES, Walker S, Overton JM, Clarkson B 2013. The value of validated vulnerability data for conservation planning in rapidly changing landscapes. Environmental Management 51(5): 1055-1066. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00267-013-0034-8 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Susan Walker and Kelvin Lloyd. Joint Statement of Ecological Experts 9 May 2012. Before the Environment Court at Christchurch (ENV-2010-CHC244, 243, 246, 249) in the matter of the Resource Management Act 1991 and in the matter of an appeal pursuant to clause 14 of the first schedule, regarding Plan Change 8 to the proposed Waitaki District Plan between the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand Inc (appellant) and Waitaki District Council (respondent). (Other, 2012)
  • Walker S, Stephens RTT, Overton JM 2012. A unified approach to conservation prioritisation, reporting and information gathering in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 36(2): 243-251. http://www.newzealandecology.org/nzje/3029 (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)
  • Monks A, Cieraad E, Burrows L, Walker S 2012. Higher relative performance at low soil nitrogen and moisture predicts field distribution of nitrogen-fixing plants. Plant and soil 359(1-2): 363-374. (Journal Article, 2012)

Skills

Skills

  • Biodiversity conservation measurement and reporting
  • Botany
  • Conservation ecology
  • Dryland plant ecology
  • Ecology
  • Ecology of threatened plants
  • Grassland and shrubland ecology
  • Grasslands and shrublands - Long term dynamics of
  • Plant Community Ecology
  • Plant Ecology
  • Plant Ecology and Management
  • Quantitative Ecology