About Chris Luecke
I provide leadership in the areas of fisheries, aquatic ecology, water quality, aquatic wildlife, and/or protected species for diverse water resources projects. Current research interests: Function of aquatic food webs, conservation biology, life history characteristics of aquatic organisms, restoration ecology and using stable isotopes as tracers of ecosystem processes.
|Present||Professor, Utah State University ‐ Quinney College of Natural Resources, Watershed Sciences|
|Present||Dean of Quinney College of Natural Resources, Utah State University ‐ Quinney College of Natural Resources, Watershed Sciences|
Honors and Awards
- Lifetime Achievement award from the Utah Chapter of the American Fisheries Society
- Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year - College of Natural Resources
- Advisor of the Year – College of Natural Resources,
- Faculty Advisor of the Year – Utah State University,
- Fisheries and Wildlife Graduate Student Mentor of the Year
Refereed Articles (50)
Copepod dominance contributes to phytoplankton nitrogen deficiency in lakesduring periods ...
Journal of Plankton Research (2012)
We investigated meso-zooplankton nutrient recycling as a driver of nitrogen deficiency for phytoplankton production in Arctic Alaskan lakes. Copepods and ...
Ecological differences between two closely relatedmorphologically similar benthic whitefish in ...
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (2006)
Identifying the differences in ecology between closely related species occupying the same environment contributes to our understanding of community diversity, ...
Salmonine Consumption and Competition for Endemic Prey Fishes in Bear ...
Transactions of the American Fisheries Society (2001)
Two principal sport fish—the indigenous Bonneville cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarki utah and the introduced lake trout Salvelinus namaycush—are the dominant ...
Fertilization of an Oligotrophic Lake with a Deep Chlorophyll Maximum ...
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (1997)
We investigated how epilimnetic fertilization would affect chlorophyll levels and light penetration of oligotrophic sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) lakes and ...
Hydroacoustic Assessment of Abundance and Diel Distribution of Sockeye Salmon ...
North American Journal of Fisheries Management (1997)
We used dual-beam hydroacoustics and echo integration techniques, combined with midwater trawling and gillnetting, to assess the abundance and distribution ...
Nutrient Limitation of Oligotrophic Sockeye SalmonLakes of Idaho (USA)
Verhandlungen der Internationalen Vereinigung fürTheoretische und Angewandte Limnologie (1997)
"Phytoplankton production in lake ecosystems is frequently controlled by amounts of nitrogen and phosphorus (Smith 1982, Elser et al. 1990), ...