Diane De Steven, Research Ecologist

Diane De Steven

Research Ecologist
P.O. Box 227
United States

Phone: 662-686-3602
E-mail: ddesteven@fs.fed.us

Current Research

  • The Conservation Effects Assessment Project: assessing wetland ecosystem services on Southern Farm-Bill program lands
  • Testing methods and models for restoring wetland and bottomland forest ecosystems
  • Understanding abiotic and biotic controls on vegetation diversity of wetland and bottomland forest communities



  • University of Michigan, Plant Ecology , 1980
  • University of Michigan, Animal Ecology , 1977
  • Kent State University, Biology , 1974

Professional Organizations

  • Society of Wetland Scientists, Professional Wetland Scientist (2014 - Current)
  • Society of Wetland Scientists, Associate Editor (2010 - Current)

Awards & Recognition

  • Doug Wilcox Award for Outstanding Associate Editor, 2014
    Awarded by the Society of Wetland Scientists for excellence in serving as Associate Editor of the journal Wetlands
  • Southern Regional Forester’s Award for Natural Resource Stewardship, 2006
    Team Award for the Carolina Bay Restoration and Banking Project at the Savannah River Site, SC

Featured Publications & Products


Research Highlights


Wetlands Assessment Project Documents Outcomes of Conservation on Working Lands

Assessment offers managers a tool to improve project planning and assessment of wetland practices on working lands in the South and elsewhere


What do we need to know to conserve wetlands on working lands in the South

The Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) is a multi-agency effort to improve effectiveness of Farm Bill conservation programs by quant ...


Last updated on : 09/15/2015