David V. D'Amore
Research Soil Scientist
11305 Glacier Highway
Juneau, AK 99801
I am studying the influence of soil geomorphology on biogeochemical and plant responses across ecosystems of the North Pacific coastal temperate rain forest.
My current research consists of two programs that are addressing key coastal forest issues. The first is developing carbon cycle budgets that incorporate both long-term terrestrial stocks and the gaseous and dissolved carbon fluxes within them. The second research program is investigating the mechanisms involved in the widespread decline of yellow-cedar and the implications for plant communities and watersheds.
Why This Research is Important
Coastal margins are a key area of terrestrial and aquatic change due to variations in short and long-term climate. The underlying soil component influences key drivers such as moisture and temperature; understanding the varying effect of these environmental drivers can assist land managers and researchers in understanding ecosystem processes such as nutrient cycling and plant growth.
- University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Ph.D. Forest soils, 2011
- Oregon State University, M.S. Soil science, 1994
Featured Publications & Products
- Hennon, Paul E.; D'Amore, David V.; Schaberg, Paul G.; Wittwer, Dustin T.; Shanley, Colin S. 2012. Shifting climate, altered niche, and a dynamic conservation strategy for yellow-cedar in the North Pacific coastal rainforest.
- D'Amore, David V.; Bonzey, Nicholas S.; Berkowitz, Jacob; Rüegg, Janine; Bridgham, Scott. 2011. Holocene soil-geomorphic surfaces influence the role of salmon-derived nutrients in the coastal temperate rainforest of Southeast Alaska.
- Fellman, Jason B.; Hood, Eran; Edwards, Richard T.; D'Amore, David V. 2009. Changes in the concentration, biodegradability, and fluorescent properties of dissolved organic matter during stormflows in coastal temperate watersheds.
- Hennon, Paul E.; D'Amore, David V.; Witter, Dustin T.; Lamb, Melinda B. 2010. Influence of forest canopy and snow on microclimate in a declining yellow-cedar forest of southeast Alaska.
- Fellman, Jason B.; Hood, Eran; D'Amore, David V.; Edwards, Richard T.; White, Dan. 2009. Seasonal changes in the chemical quality and biodegradability of dissolved organic matter exported from soils to streams in coastal temperate rainforest watersheds.
- Hood, Eran; Fellman, Jason; Spencer, Robert G.M.; Hernes, Peter J.; Edwards, Rick; D'Amore, David; Scott, Durelle. 2009. Glaciers as a source of ancient and labile organic matter to the marine environment..
- Fellman, Jason B.; D'Amore, David V.; Hood, Eran; Boone, Richard D. 2008. Fluorescence characteristics and biodegradability of dissolved organic matter in forest and wetland soils from coastal temperate watersheds in southeast Alaska.
Publications & Products
- Deal, Robert L.; Hennon, Paul; O'Hanlon, Richard; D'Amore, David. 2014. Lessons from native spruce forests in Alaska: managing Sitka spruce plantations worldwide to benefit biodiversity and ecosystem services.
- Oliver, Marie; Hennon, Paul; D'Amore, David. 2013. Forests in decline: yellow-cedar research yields prototype for climate change adaptation planning.
- Schaberg, Paul G.; D'Amore, David V.; Hennon, Paul E.; Halman, Joshua M.; Hawley, Gary J. 2011. Do limited cold tolerance and shallow depth of roots contribute to yellow-cedar decline?.
- Wolken, Jane M.; Hollingsworth, Teresa N.; Rupp, T. Scott; Chapin, F. Stuart, III.; Trainor, Sarah F.; Barrett, Tara M.; Sullivan, Patrick F.; McGuire, A. David; Euskirchen, Eugenie S.; Hennon, Paul E.; Beever, Erik A.; Conn, Jeff S.; Crone, Lisa K.; A'More, David V.; Fresco, Nancy; Hanley, Thomas A.; Kielland, Knut; Kruse, James J.; Patterson, Trista; Schuur, Edward A.G.; Verbyla, David L.; Yarie, John. 2011. Evidence and implications of recent and projected climate change in Alaska's forest ecosystems.
- Fellman, Jason B.; Miller, Mathew P.; Cory, Rose M.; D'Amore, David V.; White, Dan. 2009. Characterizing dissolved organic matter using PARAFAC modeling of fluorescence spectroscopy: a comparison of two models.
- Fellman, Jason B.; D'Amore, David V.; Hood, Eran. 2008. An evaluation of freezing as a preservation technique for analyzing dissolved organic C, N and P in surface water samples.
- Schaberg, Paul G.; Hennon, Paul E.; D'amore, David V.; Hawley, Gary J. 2008. Influence of simulated snow cover on the cold tolerance and freezing injury of yellow-cedar seedlings.
- Fellman, Jason B.; Hood, Eran; Edwards, Rick T.; D'Amore, David V. 2008. Return of salmon-derived nutrients from the riparian zone to the stream during a storm in southeastern Alaska.
- Beier, Colin M.; Sink, Scot E.; Hennon, Paul E.; D'amore, David V.; Juday, Glenn P. 2008. Twentieth-century warming and the dendroclimatology of declining yellow-cedar forests in southeastern Alaska.
- Beier, Colin M.; Sink, Scott E.; Hennon, Paul E.; D'Amore, David V.; Juday, Glenn P. 2008. Twentieth-century warming and the dendroclimatology of declining yellow-cedar forests in southeastern Alaska.
- Hennon, P.; D'Amore, D.; Wittwer, D.; Johnson, A.; Schaberg, P.; Hawley, G.; Beier, C.; Sink, S.; Juday, G. 2006. Climate warming, reduced snow, and freezing injury could explain the demise of yellow-cedar in southeast Alaska, USA.
- Hennon, Paul E.; D'Amore, David V.; Zeglan, Stefan; Grainger, Mike. 2005. Yellow-cedar decline in the North Coast Forest District of British Columbia..
- Deal, Robert L.; Hennon, Paul E.; Orlikowska, Ewa H.; D'Amore, David V. 2004. Stand dynamics of mixed red alder-conifer forests of southeast Alaska..
- Wipfli, Mark S.; Deal, Robert L.; Hennon, Paul E.; Johnson, Adelaide C.; Edwards, Richard T.; De Santo, Toni L.; Gomi, Takashi; Orlikowska, Ewa H.; Bryant, Mason D.; Schultz, Mark E.; LeSage, Christian; Kimbirauskus, Ryan; D'Amore, David V. 2003. Compatible management of red alder-conifer ecosystems in southeastern Alaska..
|Learning more about the role of salmon-derived nutrients in Southeast Alaska watersheds|
This research tested a common assumption and found that, contrary to conventional wisdom, younger soil closest to the stream had lower concentra ...
|New hypothesis for yellow-cedar decline links calcium accumulation to nitrogen cycles and rooting depth|
Station scientists formulated a new hypothesis that explains how cedar trees survive in marginal conditions, yet have roots that are susceptible ...