Dr. Diana H. Wall

Ph.D.,University of Kentucky, 1971
Professor, Department of Biology
Senior Research Scientist, Natural Resource Ecology Lab
Director, School of Global Environmental Sustainability
Colorado State University Distinguished Professor

Diana’s CV


Diana H. Wall is a University Distinguished Professor and Director, School of Global Environmental Sustainability at Colorado State University. She is also a Professor of Biology and Senior Scientist at the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at CSU.

Diana is actively engaged in research to explore how soil biodiversity contributes to healthy, productive soils and thus benefits society, and the consequences of human activities on soil sustainability. Her global research includes more than twenty years of research in the Antarctic Dry Valleys examining how climate change affects soil biodiversity, ecosystem processes and ecosystem services. Wall Valley, Antarctica was named for her achievements in 2005.

Diana holds an Honorary Doctorate from Utrecht University, the Netherlands, and is a National Associate of the National Academy of Sciences and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences and the Aldo Leopold Leadership Program. She is Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee of the Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative and is a member of the US Standing Committee on Life Sciences for the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). She is the recipient of the 2012 SCAR President’s Medal for Excellence in Antarctic Research and was honored by The British Ecological Society as the 2011 Tansley Lecturer. Diana is also the 2013 Tyler Laureate for Environmental Achievement. She has served as member of the 2012 US Antarctic Program Blue Ribbon Panel, a PCAST Working Group, the US Commission of UNESCO and was co-lead author of the Millennium Development Goals Committee Chapter of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. Diana served as President of the Ecological Society of America, the American Institute of Biological Sciences, and other societies and was Chair, Council of Scientific Society Presidents. Her edited books include two on sustaining soil biodiversity and ecosystem services. Diana received her Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky.

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  1. nrel/ess publications: march, 2013 | EcoPress
    nrel/ess publications: march, 2013 | EcoPress April 10, 2013 at 12:13 pm ·

    […] U. N., and D. H. Wall. 2013. The future of soil invertebrate communities in polar regions: different climate change […]

  2. Achievements | EcoPress
    Achievements | EcoPress April 16, 2013 at 8:12 am ·

    […] Diana Wall has received the 2013 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement and will travel to Los Angeles, CA to accept the award this week.  On March 17, 2013, Today @ Colorado State wrote an article and posted a video about Wall’s achievement that can be viewed here.  Wall is a Senior Research Scientist at NREL, a CSU University Distinguished Professor, Director of the School of Global Environmental Sustainability, and a Professor of Biology. […]

  3. NREL/ESS PUBLICATIONS: October, 2013 | EcoPress
    NREL/ESS PUBLICATIONS: October, 2013 | EcoPress November 12, 2013 at 12:28 pm ·

    […] Vandegehuchte, T. Nguyen, K. Denef, E. A. Shaw, Z. A. Sylvain, C. Milano de Tomasel, U. N. Nielsen, D. H. Wall. 2013.  Naphthalene addition to soil surfaces: A feasible method to reduce soil micro-arthropods […]

  4. NREL/ESS PUBLICATIONS: February, 2014 | EcoPress

    […] M.L. Vandegehuchte, T.Nguyen, K. Denef, E.A. Shaw, Z.A. Sylvain, C.M. de Tomasel, U.N. Nielsen, D.H. Wall. 2014.  Naphthalene addition to soil surfaces: A feasible method to reduce soil micro-arthropods […]

  5. NREL/ESS PUBLICATIONS: April, 2014 | EcoPress

    […] U. N., Ayres, E., Wall, D. H., Li, G., Bardgett, R. D., Wu, T., & Garey, J. R. (2014). Global‐scale patterns of assemblage […]

  6. NREL/ESS Publications: August, 2014 | EcoPress
    NREL/ESS Publications: August, 2014 | EcoPress September 11, 2014 at 4:03 pm ·

    […] Z. A., Wall, D. H., Cherwin, K. L., Peters, D. P. C., Reichmann, L. G. and Sala, O. E. (2014), Soil animal responses to […]

  7. Why Do You Do What You Do?
    Why Do You Do What You Do? October 15, 2014 at 11:14 am ·

    […] DIANA WALL (Colorado State University): I love what I do – there is a joy in exploring, and a sense of being a detective and unraveling a tiny mystery that has been hidden. Science is work but it is also fun. Asking why? Why not? Wonder why? I like to figure things out. Most of the time it doesn’t work out, which leads me back to thinking about why. […]

  8. Soils Soils Soils America (SSSA) Meeting | Soil Science, Microbiology, and Biogeochemistry

    […] I got to meet or reconnect with lots of people whose work I respect. Diana Wall and Josh Schimel both gave invited lectures (Nyle C. Brady Frontiers of Soil Science Lectureship […]

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