About Dr. Wise's Research I hold a joint appointment as Professor of Biological Sciences and Associate Director of the Institute for Environmental Science and Policy (IESP). I also am Co-Chair of the Chicago Wilderness Science Team.
Please visit my lab web site for a detailed description of my background and research interests, and the current projects of my research team. NEWS: In December, I attended the First Global Soil Biodiversity Conference in Dijon, France. There were over 700 participants. I presented the first invited talk below and was a co-author on the second invited talk: Wise, D. H., K. L. Lawrence, and J. R. Lensing. 2014. Impacts of global climate change on the leaf-litter arthropod community: Effects of altered detrital input and rainfall extremes in two long-term field experiments in a deciduous forest. Symposium on “Assessing the pressures and threats: Impacts of global change on soil communities, ecosystem functioning and ecosystem services,” First Global Soil Biodiversity Conference, Dijon, France.
Melguizo-Ruiz, N., G. Jiménez, E. De Mas, J. Pato, S. Scheu, D. H. Wise, A. T. Austin, and J. Moya-Laraño. 2014. Absence of large soil predators leads to a decline of lower trophic levels and slower decomposition in temperate beech forests of northwest Spain. Symposium on “Untangling the linkages: Elucidating relationships between soil biodiversity and ecosystem functioning and ecosystem services,” First Global Soil Biodiversity Conference, Dijon, France.