The Wall Lab (L-R):Ashley Shaw, Matt Knox, Kelly Ramirez, Keith Post, Diana Wall, Zach Sylvain, Cecilia Tomasel, Pilar Andres.
Recent News/Upcoming Events:
*The Soil Science Society of America has awarded Dr. Diana Wall with its highest honor, the Presidential Award at its 2013 annual meeting.
*The budget and debt impasse in Congress is taking its toll on scientific research. These articles in Environment and Energy Publishing and the Chronicle highlight some of the casualties of the government shutdown and funding freeze.
*Dr. Diana Wall’s biography page as the 2013 Laureate of the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement is now up!
*The Huffington Post featured a video segment on threats to soil biodiversity, which included participation from Dr. Diana Wall and others.
*Dr. Ross Virginia and others explain that there is no race for the Arctic in a future, warmer world and that there is a large amount of international cooperation looking to deal with threats to this region.
*Dr. Diana Wall has contributed comments for an article the New York Times has on soil biodiversity and what losses of this diversity may mean for the planet.
*The BBC has an interview with Dr. Diana Wall about how Antarctic nematodes will respond to climate change.
*Dr. Byron Adams, one of our collaborators on the McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER project from Brigham Young University, is featured in an NSF interview about some of his research conducted in Antarctica!
*Dr. Diana Wall’s lecture as the current Tyler Prize for the Environment Laureate has been made available here!
*PNAS has a podcast up with Dr. Diana Wall discussing soils and how the life within them may respond to climate warming.
*Voice of America has an article and video up covering Tyler Prize winner Dr. Diana Wall and her research.
*Dr. Diana Wall is the 2013 Tyler Prize for the Environment laureate! This highly prestigious award recognizes her many contributions to ecology globally in helping us to understand the role soil biodiversity plays in the environment and for human well-being. Read more about it on The Coloradoan!
*Congratulations to the WISSARD team for collecting the first organisms from a lake beneath the surface ice of Antarctica!
*The Antarctic field season for the Wormherders is in full swing! Check out our blog to get all the updates about the research we’re doing. Dartmouth’s IGERT program has also written a blog post about the soil biology research going on in Antarctica!
*A recent PNAS paper by Noah Fierer, Diana Wall and their colleagues has been covered by Science Daily, looking at functional differences of soil microbial communities across several different ecosystems.
*The 5th International Polar and Alpine Microbiology Conference will be held September 8-12, 2013. A circular for the conference may be found here
*Dr. Diana Wall was the 4th annual recipient of the South Dakota School of Mines Mines Medal, awarded for her work on soil biodiversity and how it impacts humanity.
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