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Chris Lucani

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Chris Lucani

Postgraduate

Room 102, Life Science Building, Sandy Bay Campus

03 6226 8528 (phone)

christopher.lucani@utas.edu.au

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Fields of Research

  • Plant Physiology (060705)
  • Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (111705)
  • Epidemiology (111706)
  • Ecological Impacts of Climate Change (050101)
  • Environmental Management (050205)

Research Objectives

  • Environmental Health (920405)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences (970105)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences (970106)
  • Natural Hazards in Forest and Woodlands Environments (961004)
  • Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts) (960307)
  • Immune System and Allergy (920108)

Publications

Total publications

6

Journal Article

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Cardoso AA, Brodribb TJ, Lucani CJ, DaMatta FM, McAdam SAM, 'Coordinated plasticity maintains hydraulic safety in sunflower leaves', Plant, Cell and Environment, 41, (11) pp. 2567-2576. ISSN 0140-7791 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/pce.13335 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Cardoso AA; Brodribb TJ

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2018Johnson FH, Wheeler AJ, Williamson GJ, Campbell SL, Jones PJ, et al., 'Using smartphone technology to reduce health impacts from atmospheric environmental hazards', Environmental Research Letters, 13, (4) pp. 1-11. ISSN 1748-9326 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aab1e6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Johnson FH; Wheeler AJ; Williamson GJ; Campbell SL; Jones PJ; Koolhof IS; Cooling NB; Bowman DMJS

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2018Lucani CJ, Brodribb TJ, Jordan G, Mitchell PJ, 'Intraspecific variation in drought susceptibility in Eucalyptus globulus is linked to differences in leaf vulnerability', Functional Plant Biology, 46, (3) pp. 286-293. ISSN 1445-4408 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/FP18077 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Brodribb TJ; Jordan G

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2018Rodriguez-Dominguez CM, Carins-Murphy MR, Lucani C, Brodribb TJ, 'Mapping xylem failure in disparate organs of whole plants reveals extreme resistance in olive roots', New Phytologist, 218, (3) pp. 1025-1035. ISSN 1469-8137 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/nph.15079 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Rodriguez-Dominguez CM; Carins-Murphy MR; Brodribb TJ

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2017Brodribb TJ, Carriqui M, Delzon S, Lucani C, 'Optical measurement of stem xylem vulnerability', Plant Physiology, 174, (4) pp. 2054-2061. ISSN 1532-2548 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1104/pp.17.00552 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Brodribb TJ

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2016Brodribb TJ, Skelton RP, McAdam SAM, Bienaime D, Lucani CJ, et al., 'Visual quantification of embolism reveals leaf vulnerability to hydraulic failure', New Phytologist, 209, (4) pp. 1403-1409. ISSN 0028-646X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/nph.13846 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 56Web of Science - 49

Co-authors: Brodribb TJ; Skelton RP; McAdam SAM

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

5

Total funding

$118,106

Projects

OzAirRater: Evaluation of AirRater as a public health surveillance system (2019)$24,751
Description
We will operate AirRater in the ACT for the duration of 2019. We will use the data to conduct epidemiological and pollen-based research. We will implement a collaborative project with ACT Health to design and evaluate an AirRater-based respiratory health surveillance system for the ACT.
Funding
ACT Health ($24,751)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F; Jones PJ; Williamson G; Wheeler A; Haberle Simon; Lucani CJ
Year
2019
Evaluation of AirRater (2019)$26,000
Description
We will operate AirRater in Tasmania for the duration of 2019. We will use the data to conduct epidemiological and pollen-based research. We will implement a collaborative project with Tas DoH to design and evaluate an AirRater-based respiratory health surveillance system for Tasmania. We will conduct qualitative evaluations of AirRater as a clinical tool as well as metagenomic and immunological studies designed to identify the key aeroallergens impacting Tasmanians.
Funding
Department of Health (Tasmania) ($26,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F; Jones PJ; Williamson G; Wheeler A; Lucani CJ
Year
2019
How well can we track population exposure to smoke in southwest WA using the AirRaterSmoke smartphone app? (2019 - 2020)$25,000
Description
The AirRaterSmoke app has been developed by a joint Menzies-Biological Sciences team at the University of Tasmania. We have developed a customised version of the AirRater system entitled AirRaterSmoke. This provides communities with access to data on current smoke episodes; provides a tool for individuals to report their health symptoms and; a method to report their perception of smoke impacts. This will be provided to Department of Health Western Australia to disseminate to the public for use during planned burns and bushfires. It will provide the department with much needed information on how such activities impact on communities and the publics health.
Funding
Department of Health Western Australia ($25,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F; Jones PJ; Wheeler A; Williamson G; Lucani CJ
Period
2019 - 2020
The legal, technical and administrative framework for public release of Firewatch (2019)$22,355
Description
'Fireboss' is a mobile phone application developed under the Tasmanian Bushfire Mitigation Grants Program 2016 to provide information about bushfire preparation and prevention, and real-time and future risk of bushfires. The app was tested by over 150 users drawn from TFS staff and volunteer brigades, DPFEM, Parks and Wildlife Service and selected community stakeholders across Tasmania. The response from testers was overwhelmingly positive with > 80% of respondents to a post-testing evaluation survey agreeing the app was useful, made it easy to find fire information, and improved awareness of fire danger. The current project will complete the necessary steps to prepare the app for public release. There are four key objectives of this project: (1) Develop operating guidelines, (2) Determine running and support costs and resources, (3) Upgrade and prepare the app for public release, and (4) Establish a framework for ongoing community and stakeholder engagement.
Funding
Tasmanian Community Fund ($22,355)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bowman DMJS; Williamson G; Lucani CJ
Year
2019
OzAirRater: Investigating smoke, pollen and meteorological hazards in ACT (2018)$20,000
Funding
ACT Health ($20,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F; Wheeler A; Williamson G; Jones PJ; Haberle Simon; Lucani CJ
Year
2018