Diane De Steven
Charleston, SC 29407
- 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
- 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 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
- De Steven, Diane; Faulkner, Stephen P.; Keeland, Bobby D.; Baldwin, Michael J.; McCoy, John W.; Hughes, Steven C. 2015. Understory vegetation as an indicator for floodplain forest restoration in the Mississippi River Alluvial Valley, U.S.A.
- De Steven, Diane; Gramling, Joel M. 2012. Diverse characteristics of wetlands restored under the Wetlands Reserve Program in the Southeastern United States.
- De Steven, Diane; Schweitzer, Callie J.; Hughes, Steven C.; Stanturf, John A. 2015. Afforesting agricultural lands in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley (USA): effects of silvicultural methods on understory plant diversity.
- De Steven, Diane 2015. Metrics for determining hydrophytic vegetation in wetland delineation: a clarification on the prevalence index.
- De Steven, Diane; Gramling, Joel M. 2013. Multiple factors influence the vegetation composition of Southeast U.S. wetlands restored in the Wetlands Reserve Program.
- De Steven, Diane; Lowrance, Richard 2011. Agricultural conservation practices and wetland ecosystem services in the wetland-rich Piedmont–Coastal Plain region.
- De Steven, Diane; Sharitz, Rebecca R.; Barton, Christopher D. 2010. Ecological outcomes and evaluation of success in passively restored Southeastern depressional wetlands.
- Rosen, D. J.; De Steven, D.; Lange, M. L. 2008. Conservation strategies and vegetation characterization in the Columbia Bottomlands, an under-recognized southern floodplain forest formation.
- Stroh, Chrissa; De Steven, Diane; Guntenspergen, Glenn 2008. Effect of climate fluctuation on long-term vegetation dynamics in Carolina bay wetlands.
Publications & Products
- Mitchell, Robert; Engstrom, Todd; Sharitz, Rebecca; De Steven, Diane; Hiers, Kevin; Cooper, Robert; Kirkman, Katherine 2009. Old forests and endangered woodpeckers: old-growth in the Southern Coastal Plain.
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 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.