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Diane De Steven

Scientist Emerita
Charleston, SC 29407

Current Research

  • 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


Ph.D. in Plant Ecology, 1980
University of Michigan
M.S. in Animal Ecology, 1977
University of Michigan
B.S. in Biology, 1974
Kent State University

Professional Experience

Research Ecologist (wetlands), USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station
Assistant and Associate Professor, Biological Sciences , University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Professional Organizations

  • Society of Wetland Scientists, Professional Wetland Scientist (2014—Current)
  • Society of Wetland Scientists, Associate Editor (2010—2016)

Awards and 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

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External Resources
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  • The sites listed below are third-party sites which the Forest Service has provided for reference only.