Diana Wall: Lessons from an Antarctic Desert: Documenting Climate Change and Measuring Impact on Soil Life

University Distinguished Professor, Colorado State University
Sunday, 16 February 2014: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Regency B (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Dr. Wall is an ecologist actively engaged in research to explore how soil biodiversity contributes to healthy, productive soils and the consequences of human activities on soil sustainability. Her work includes more than 25 years of research in the Antarctic Dry Valleys examining how climate change affects soil biodiversity, ecosystem processes, and ecosystem services. Wall Valley, Antarctica was named such as recognition in 2005. She holds an honorary doctorate from Utrecht University and is a fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, and the Aldo Leopold Leadership Program. She is chair of the scientific advisory committee for the Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative and a member of the U.S. Standing Committee on Life Sciences at the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). She is the recipient of the 2012 SCAR Presidentís Medal for Excellence in Antarctic Research and the 2013 Tyler Prize Laureate for the Environment. She received a Ph.D. in plant pathology from University of Kentucky.
Diana H. Wall, Ph. D., Colorado State University
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