Graduate Directory

Justin Luong
  • Title
    • PhD Student
  • Division Graduate Studies Division
  • Department
    • Environmental Studies Department
  • Phone
    000-000-0000
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Interdisciplinary Sciences Building, 449
  • Office Hours By Appointment @ jluong4@ucsc.edu
  • Mail Stop Environmental Studies
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA

Research Interests

At UC Santa Cruz I am researching the mechanisms underlying grassland restoration success using non-species specific measures such as functional in the context of environmental change such as drought. I am also interested in what underpins the success of restoration efforts and how to improve this in with a hollistic approach including environmental managers. 

 

Further, in 2020 I will be charged with developing a Campus Wide Grassland Management Plan for UC Santa Cruz.

Honors, Awards and Grants

UC Santa Cruz Chancellors' Graduate Fellowship Program, 2019-2020

"Advancing Campus Enrollment, Growth and Sustainability Goals while Improving the Unique Grasslands of UC Santa Cruz"

Jean H. Langenheim Graduate Fellowship in Ecology and Evolution, for 2020

“What happens to planted restored coastal prairies?”

Golden Gate Science into Action Fund, for 2020

“What Happens to Restored Coastal Prairies after Planting and Seeding Efforts?”

Northern California Botanists Botany Research Scholarship Program, for 2020

“What happens to restored coastal prairies years after implementation?”

Benjamin and Ruth Hammett Fellowship, UCSC, 2019

“Understanding grassland restoration survival using functional traits and phylogenetics”

Student Research Grant, California Native Grassland Society, 2019

“What happens to restored coastal prairies post-implementation?”

Minor Grant, the Coastal Fund, UCSB, 2019

“What happens to restored coastal prairies?”

California Native Plant Society Education Research Grant, 2019

“Here Today Gone Tomorrow? A study of post-restoration sustainability”

UCSC Graduate Student Travel and Research Award, 2019

“Here Today Gone Tomorrow? A study of post-restoration sustainability”

University of California Matthias Fellowship, 2018-2019

“Improving Grassland Restoration with Functional Traits”

Northern California Botanist Botany Research Scholarship Program, 2018

“Restoration and Functional Traits”

UCSC Graduate Student Travel and Research Award, 2018

“Improving Grassland Restoration with Functional Traits”

David Gaines Award, 2018

“Does grassland restoration affect soil water infiltration?”

UC Regents Fellowship, 2017, 2018, 2019

California Native Plant Society, San Luis Obispo Rare Plant Fund, 2017

“4th Year Assessment of the endangered Lupinus nipomensis restoration”

Minor Grant, the Coastal Fund, UCSB 2016

“Assessing soil characteristics of Lupinus nipomensis outplanting”

Minor Grant, the Coastal Fund, UCSB 2013

“Assessing soil characteristics of historic coastal sage scrub with different regimes”

Minor Grant, the Coastal Fund, UCSB 2012

“Seedbank assessment for Lupinus nipomensis”

Selected Publications

Luong JC, Nolan MN, Stratton LC. 2019. The importance of pilot studies and understanding microhabitat requirements when reintroducing endemic plants during coastal dune restoration. Journal of Coastal Conservation.https://doi.org/10.1007/s11852-019-00684-0
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Luong JC, Turner PL, Phillipson CN, Seltmann KC. 2019. Local grassland restoration affects insect communities.Ecological Entomologyhttps://doi.org/10.1111/een.12721
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