Diana H. Wall
A soil ecologist and environmental scientist, Diana Wall is Professor and Director of the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, an international ecosystem research center at Colorado State University. Diana is actively engaged in research exploring how microbial and invertebrate diversity contributes to healthy, productive soils and thus to society, and the consequences of human activities on soil globally. Her research includes 15 seasons in the Antarctic Dry Valleys examining how soil foodwebs and ecosystem processes respond to global changes and a new global study exploring linkages of aboveground hotspots of biodiversity to those belowground. She chaired the SCOPE Committee on Soil and Sediment Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning and is editor "Sustaining Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Soils and Sediments (Island Press, 2004). Diana chaired the DIVERSITAS-International Biodiversity Observation Year-2001- 2002; co-chaired the Millennium Development Goals Committee of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment; and is chair, the Global Litter Decomposition Experiment. Diana served as President of the Ecological Society of America; American Institute of Biological Sciences; Association of Ecosystem Research Centers; the Society of Nematologists; and Chair, Council of Scientific Society Presidents. Diana received a B.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, and was previously Professor, University of California, Riverside.