- Seascape genetics in reef-building corals
- Larval dispersal, recruitment and recovery of coral reefs after cyclone Yasi
- Development of novel genetic markers for corals using cutting-edge genomics approaches
- Molecular ecology of Australasian sea snakes using population genetics, phylogeography and phylogenetics
Dr Lukoschek's research focuses on using molecular genetics and genomics to understand the evolution and maintenance of species and genetic biodiversity in the marine environment.
Her research encompasses a broad range of topics including; the evolutionary history of marine taxa; the molecular ecology, population genetics and mating systems of species; patterns of connectivity among geographically dispersed populations; and how these interacting factors impinge on the conservation of marine biodiversity.
- 2010 - Australian Academy of Science - Endangered Species Fund
- 2013 - ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (2013-2016)
- 2010 - Smart Future Fellowship (2010-2013)
These are the most recent publications associated with this author. To see a detailed profile of all publications stored at JCU, visit ResearchOnline@JCU. Hover over Altmetrics badges to see social impact.
- Journal Articles
- Cinner J, Pratchett M, Graham N, Messmer V, Fuentes M, Ainsworth T, Ban N, Bay L, Blythe J, Dissard D, Dunn S, Evans L, Fabinyi M, Fidelman P, Figueiredo J, Frisch A, Fulton C, Hicks C, Lukoschek V, Mallela J, Moya A, Penin L, Rummer J, Walker S and Williamson D (2016) A framework for understanding climate change impacts on coral reef social–ecological systems. Regional Environmental Change, 16 (4). pp. 1133-1146
- D'Anastasi B, van Herwerden L, Hobbs J, Simpfendorfer C and Lukoschek V (2016) New range and habitat records for threatened Australian sea snakes raise challenges for conservation. Biological Conservation, 194. pp. 66-70
- Lukoschek V, Riginos C and van Oppen M (2016) Congruent patterns of connectivity can inform management for broadcast spawning corals on the Great Barrier Reef. Molecular Ecology, 25 (13). pp. 3065-3080
- van Oppen M, Lukoschek V, Berkelmans R, Peplow L and Jones A (2015) A population genetic assessment of coral recovery on highly disturbed reefs of the Keppel Island archipelago in the southern Great Barrier Reef. PeerJ, 3. pp. 1-17
- Todd E, Blair D, Georges A, Lukoschek V and Jerry D (2014) A biogeographical history and timeline for the evolution of Australian snapping turtles (Elseya: Chelidae) in Australia and New Guinea. Journal of Biogeography, 41 (5). pp. 905-918
- Udyawer V, Cappo M, Simpfendorfer C, Heupel M and Lukoschek V (2014) Distribution of sea snakes in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park: observations from 10 yrs of baited remote underwater video station (BRUVS) sampling. Coral Reefs, 33 (3). pp. 777-791
- Böhm M, Collen B, Baillie J, Bowles P, Chanson J, Cox N, Hammerson G, Hoffmann M, Livingstone S, Ram M, Rhodin A, Stuart S, van Dijk P, Young B, Afuang L, Aghasyan A, García A, Aguilar C, Ajtic R, Akarsu F, Alencar L, Allison A, Ananjeva N, Anderson S, Andrén C, Ariano-Sánchez D, Arredondo J, Auliya M, Austin C, Avci A, Baker P, Barreto-Lima A, Barrio-Amoros C, Basu D, Bates M, Batistella A, Bauer A, Bennett D, Böhme W, Broadley D, Brown R, Burgess J, Captain A, Carreira S, Castañeda M, Castro F, Catenazzi A, Cedeno-Vázquez J, Chapple D, Cheylan M, Cisneros-Heredia D, Cogalniceanu D, Cogger H, Corti C, Costa G, Couper P, Courtney T, Crnobrnja-Isailovic J, Crochet P, Crother B, Cruz F, Daltry J, Daniels R, Das I, de Silva A, Diesmos A, Dirksen L, Doan T, Dodd C, Doody J, Dorcas M, de Barros Filho J, Egan V, El Mouden E, Embert D, Espinoza R, Fallabrino A, Feng X, Feng Z, Fitzgerald L, Flores-Villela O, França F, Frost D, Gadsden H, Gamble T, Ganesh S, Garcia M, García-Pérez J, Gatus J, Gaulke M, Geniez P, Georges A, Gerlach J, Goldberg S, Gonzalez J, Gower D, Grant T, Greenbaum E, Grieco C, Guo P, Hamilton A, Hare K, Hedges S, Heideman N, Hilton-Taylor C, Hitchmough R, Hollingsworth B, Hutchinson M, Ineich I, Iverson J, Jaksic F, Jenkins R, Joger U, Jose R, Kaska Y, Kaya U, Keogh J, Köhler G, Kuchling G, Kumlutaș Y, Kwet A, La Marca E, Lamar W, Lane A, Lardner B, Latta C, Latta G, Lau M, Lavin P, Lawson D, LeBreton M, Lehr E, Limpus D, Lipczynski N, Lobo A, López-Luna M, Luiselli L, Lukoschek V, Lundberg M, Lymberakis P, Macy R, Magnusson W, Mahler D, Malhotra A, Mariaux J, Maritz B, Marques O, Márquez R, Martins M, Masterson G, Mateo J, Mathew R, Mathews N, Mayer G, McCranie J, Measey G, Mendoza-Quijano F, Menegon M, Métrailler S, Milton D, Montgomery C, Morato S, Mott T, Muñoz-Alonso A, Murphy J, Nguyen T, Nilson G, Nogueira C, Núñez H, Orlov N, Ota H, Ottenwalder J, Papenfuss T, Pasachnik S, Passos P, Pauwels O, Pérez-Buitrago N, Pérez-Mellado V, Pianka E, Pleguezuelos J, Pollock C, Ponce-Campos P, Powell R, Pupin F, Quintero Díaz G, Radder R, Ramer J, Rasmussen A, Raxworthy C, Reynolds R, Richman N, Rico E, Riservato E, Rivas G, da Rocha P, Rödel M, Rodríquez Schettino L, Roosenburg W, Ross J, Sadek R, Sanders K, Santos-Barrera G, Schleich H, Schmidt B, Schmitz A, Sharifi M, Shea G, Shi H, Shine R, Sindaco R, Slimani T, Somaweera R, Spawls S, Stafford P, Stuebing R, Sweet S, Sy E, Temple H, Tognelli M, Tolley K, Tolson P, Tuniyev B, Tuniyev S, Üzüm N, van Buurt G, Van Sluys M, Velasco A, Vences M, Veselý M, Vinke S, Vogel G, Vogrin M, Vogt R, Wearn O, Werner Y, Whiting M, Wiewandt T, Wilkinson J, Wilson B, Wren S, Zamin T, Zhou K and Zug G (2013) The conservation status of the world's reptiles. Biological Conservation, 157. pp. 372-385
- Elfes C, Livingstone S, Lane A, Lukoschek V, Sanders K, Courtney A, Gatus J, Guinea M, Lobo A, Milton D, Rasmussen A, Read M, White M, Sanciangco J, Alcala A, Heatwole H, Karns D, Seminoff J, Voris H, Carpenter K and Murphy J (2013) Fascinating and forgotten: the conservation status of the world's sea snakes. Herpetological Conservation and Biology, 8 (1). pp. 37-52
- Lukoschek V, Beger M, Ceccarelli D, Richards Z and Pratchett M (2013) Enigmatic declines of Australia's sea snakes from a biodiversity hotspot. Biological Conservation, 166. pp. 191-202
- Lukoschek V, Cross P, Torda G, Zimmerman R and Willis B (2013) The importance of coral larval recruitment for the recovery of reefs impacted by Cyclone Yasi in the central Great Barrier Reef. PLoS ONE, 8 (6). pp. 1-11
- Lukoschek V and Shine R (2012) Sea snakes rarely venture far from home. Ecology and Evolution, 2 (6). pp. 1113-1121
- Lukoschek V and Avise J (2012) Development of eleven polymorphic microsatellite loci for the sea snake Emydocephalus annulatus (Elapidae: Hydrophiinae) and cross-species amplification for seven species in the sister genus Aipysurus. Conservation Genetics Resources, 4 (1). pp. 11-14
ResearchOnline@JCU stores 34+ research outputs authored by Dr Vimoksalehi Lukoschek from 2001 onwards.
- Current Funding
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Australian Research Council - Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
Larval dispersal: the critical connection in coral reef recovery
- Indicative Funding
- $374,805 over 3 years
- This project investigates the extent to which the nearly 3000 individual reefs of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area are connected through the dispersal of coral larvae. Larval connectivity is critical to many ecological processes, including the ability of reefs to recover after major disturbances. This project uses a two-pronged approach that combines novel genomic tools with numerical models to provide a thorough understanding of the extent and direction of larval exchange for broadcast-spawning corals on the Great Barrier Reef. The results will be tested by genetically tracking the recovery of coral populations on reefs destroyed by Cyclone Yasi and will provide important data required for the optimal design of no-take areas.
- Vimoksalehi Lukoschek (ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies)
- Coral reefs; Population genetics; Larval dispersal
Australian Museum - Peter Rankin Trust Fund for Herpetology
Western Australia's endemic true sea snakes: an evaluation of their taxonomy, population connectivity and habitat selectivity between Shark Bay and Broome
- Indicative Funding
- Marked declines in sea snakes species within marine protected areas in Western Australia have raised serious concerns about extinction risk, particularly for species with small ranges. This research aims to fill critical knowledge gaps about the biology and ecology of sea snakes in order to assess their conservation status and provide data to support the management and conservation of potentially dwindling sea snake populations. Sea snakes will be studied using molecular genetics and habitat surveys.
- Blanche D'Anastasi and Vimoksalehi Lukoschek (ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies)
- True sea snakes; Genetics; Molecular Ecology; Habitat selectivity; Ecology; Threatened Species
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