Etienne Laliberté
Associate
Professor &
ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher
School of Plant Biology
The University of Western Australia
UWA webpage


I am a plant ecologist with interests in both natural and human-modified ecosystems. I use observational and experimental approaches to understand vegetation patterns, especially plant functional composition and diversity. I am also interested in the consequences of changes in vegetation for ecosystem functioning. My research is strongly field-based, but rooted in theory.


Recent news

  • Dunes reveal links between soils and plant diversity One of our studies exploring links between soil resources and plant diversity, which was conducted along the Jurien Bay dune chronosequence, has just been published in Science.UWA press release ...
    Posted Oct 5, 2014, 8:22 PM by Etienne Laliberté
  • Foliar nutrient concentration and resorption Patrick Hayes (former Honours student) published his thesis results in Journal of Ecology. His thesis quantified changes in foliar nutrient concentrations and resorption of native plant species along the Jurien ...
    Posted Mar 27, 2014, 9:29 PM by Etienne Laliberté
  • Plant-soil feedback special issue in J Ecol A new special feature on plant-soil feedback has just been published in Journal of Ecology. With Paul Kardol (lead author), we wrote one of the articles. The article reviews ...
    Posted Feb 25, 2013, 10:21 PM by Etienne Laliberté
  • Pedogenesis and plant diversity We wrote a review that presents different hypotheses to explain why older, more strongly-weathered soils generally show greater plant diversity. This review has just been accepted in Trends in ...
    Posted Feb 20, 2013, 8:10 PM by Etienne Laliberté
  • New article in Journal of Vegetation Science A study exploring how plant functional diversity changes with long-term shifts in soil resource availability and grazing intensity in New Zealand grasslands has just been published in Journal of ...
    Posted Feb 11, 2013, 5:53 PM by Etienne Laliberté
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