NEMA 250 Seminar-Diana Wall, Colorado State University

Diana Wall
1471 Boyce Hall, UC Riverside

The Department of Nematology's weekly NEMA 250 seminar series is presented this week by:

Diana H. Wall, University Distinguished Professor, Director, School of Global Environmental Sustainability, Department of Biology, Colorado State University

Seminar Title: "Soil Biodiversity and Global Environmental Challenges"

Biography: Dr. Diana Wall, University Distinguished Professor at Colorado State University (CSU), is the director of the School of Global Environmental Sustainability, a professor in the Department of Biology, and Senior Scientist at the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory. Diana is interested in how life in soil — microbial and invertebrate diversity — contributes to fertile, productive soils and, consequently, to society, as well as the consequences of human activities on soil globally. Her research on soil biota, particularly soil nematodes, extends from agroecosystems to arid ecosystems. She spent more than 25 seasons in the Antarctic Dry Valleys examining how global changes impact soil biodiversity, ecosystem processes, and ecosystem services.

Diana served as President of the Ecological Society of America, the American Institute of Biological Sciences, and the Society of Nematologists. Last year, she was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of her distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Among many other honors and awards, she is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Ecological Society of America and the Society of Nematologists and holds an Honorary Doctorate from Utrecht University, NL. She received a B.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky, Lexington. Before her appointment at CSU, she was a Professor in the Department of Nematology at UC Riverside.


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