IRIC, Room 228
Department of Soil and Water Systems
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2340
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2340
I am exploring the factors that influence the invertebrate and microbial communities within the leaf litter and soil in agricultural and tropical ecosystems.
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 2018
B.S., University of St. Thomas, 2012
- Microbial ecology
- Invertebrate ecology
- Antibiotic resistance
- Community ecology
- Ecosystem processes
- Nutrient cycling
- J.M. Lucas, N.A. Clay, M. Kaspari (2018). External myrmecotrophy benefits host plants of dominant canopy ant, Azteca trigona. Ecological Entomology, doi:10.1111/een.12637.
- J.M. Lucas, E.M. Gora, A. Alonso. (2017) A view of the global conservation job market and how to succeed in it. Conservation Biology, 31(6), pp. 1223-1231.
- Kaspari M., N.A. Clay, J.M. Lucas, S.P. Yanoviak, A.D. Kay (2015). Thermal adaptation generates a diversity of thermal limits in a rainforest ant community. Global Change Biology.
- Clay, N.A., J.M. Lucas, M. Kaspari and A.D. Kay (2013). Manna from heaven: Refuse from an arboreal ant connects aboveground and belowground processes in a lowland tropical forest. Ecosphere.
- National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG) Recipient
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW) Recipient
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Intern
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow
- Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Short Term Fellows