Diane De Steven
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- 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, Ph.D. Plant Ecology 1980
- University of Michigan, M.S. Animal Ecology 1977
- Kent State University, B.S. Biology 1974
- Research Ecologist (wetlands), USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station
2000 - 2015
- Assistant and Associate Professor, Biological Sciences , University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
1985 - 1999
- 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.
- 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 quant ...