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Diane De Steven, Research Ecologist

Diane De Steven

Emeritus Scientist
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Charleston, SC 29407
Email: diane.desteven@usda.gov
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Current Research

  • Understanding abiotic and biotic controls on the vegetation communities of wetland and bottomland forests
  • Testing methods and models for restoring wetland and bottomland forest ecosystems
  • Assessing ecosystem services provided by Farm-Bill wetland-restoration programs (The Conservation Effects Assessment Project) 

 

Education

  • 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 - 2016

Awards & Recognition

  • Doug Wilcox Award for Outstanding Associate Editor, 2014
    Awarded by the Society of Wetland Scientists for service excellence as Associate Editor of the journal Wetlands.
  • Forest Service Research & Development National Highlight, 2012
    Recognition for USDA-NRCS partnership research on the outcomes of wetland restoration projects on working lands in the Southeast.
  • Forest Service Research & Development National Highlight, 2011
    Recognition for USDA-NRCS partnership research on wetland conservation practices in the Southeast.
  • 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.

Research Highlights

HighlightTitleYear


SRS-2012-03
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

2012


SRS-2011-19
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 quantifying the environmental benefits of conservation practices applied on working lands in the United States, these practices often used specifically to recover valuable wetland ecosystem services. Southern Research Station (SRS) Scientist Diane De Steven led a collaborative research synthesis that identified fundamental information gaps regarding wetland conservation practices in the Southeast.

2011


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