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David D'Amore

David V. D'Amore

Research Soil Scientist
11175 Auke Lake Way
United States

Phone: 907-586-7955
Fax: 907-586-7848
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Current Research

I am studying the influence of soil geomorphology on biogeochemical and plant responses across ecosystems of the North Pacific coastal temperate rain forest.

Research Interests

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

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Research Highlights


A Climate Adaptation Strategy for Conservation and Management of Yellow-Cedar in Alaska

A new report assesss past, current, and expected future condition of yellow-cedar forests on all land ownerships where yellow-cedar grows in Ala ...


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 ...


Nutrient Cycling Through Wetlands in Southeast Alaska Affects Stream Carbon

The coastal temperate rainforest of southeast Alaska can be characterized by the constant flow of water between the terrestrial and aquatic syst ...


Pacific Northwest Coastal Rainforests Sequester Tons of Carbon, Literally

Researchers estimated soil carbon in the world’s largest temperate rainforest to provide a critical tool to meet USDA Forest Service carbon ac ...


Last updated on : 03/12/2021