David H. Wise


Education:  PhD, University of Michigan

Website: Dr. Wise's Lab

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.

Representative Publications (Complete list of publications on Google Scholar)

  • McCary, M. A., R. Mores, M. A. Farfan and D. H. Wise.  2016. Invasive plants have different effects on trophic structure of green and brown food webs in terrestrial ecosystems: a meta-analysis.  Ecology Letters 19: 328-335.
  • McCary, M., J. C. Martinez, L. Umek, L. Heneghan, and D. H. Wise.  2015. Effects of woodland restoration and management on the community of surface-active arthropods in the metropolitan Chicago region.  Biological Conservation 190: 154–166.
  • Verdeny-Vilaltal, O., C. W. Fox, D. H. Wise, and J. Moya-Laraño. 2015. Foraging mode affects the evolution of egg size in generalist predators embedded in complex food webs. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 28: 1225-1233.  
  • Iannone, B. V., III, L. Heneghan, D. Rijal, and D. H. Wise. 2015. Below-ground causes and consequences of woodland shrub invasions: a novel paired-point framework reveals new insights. Journal of Applied Ecology. 52: 78-88.
  • Sánchez-de León, Y., J. Lugo-Pérez, D. Wise, J. D. Jastrow, and M. A. González-Meler. 2014.  Aggregate formation and carbon sequestration by earthworms in soil from a temperate forest exposed to elevated atmospheric CO2: A microcosm experiment. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 68: 223-230.
  • Iannone, B. V. III, M. L. Zellner, and D. H. Wise.  2014. Modeling the impacts of life-history traits, canopy dynamics, and establishment location on woodland shrub invasions. Ecological Applications 24: 467–483.
  • Heneghan L., C. Mulvaney, K. Ross, S. Stewart, L. Umek, C. Watkins, A. Wali, L. M. Westphal and D. H. Wise. 2013.  Local assessment of Chicago: From wild Chicago to Chicago Wilderness – Chicago’s ecological setting and recent efforts to protect and restore nature in the region.  pp 337-354, InUrbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities: A Global Assessment, T. Elmqvist et al. (eds.) http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1007/978-94-007-7088-1_18
  • Iannone, B. V., III, L. G. Umek, L. Heneghan, and D. H. Wise.  2013. Amending soil with mulched European buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) does not reduce reinvasion. Ecological Restoration 31: 264-273.
  • Iannone, B. V., III, L. G. Umek, D. H. Wise, and L. Heneghan. 2012. A simple, safe, and effective sampling technique for investigating earthworm communities in woodland soils: implications for citizen science. Natural Areas Journal 32: 283-292.
  • Heneghan, L., C. Mulvaney, K. Ross, C. Watkins, L. M. Westphal, D. Wise and L. Umek. 2012. Lessons learned from Chicago Wilderness: Implementing and sustaining conservation management in an urban setting. Diversity 4: 74-93.
  • Castro, A. and D. H. Wise. 2010. Influence of fallen coarse woody debris on the diversity and community structure of forest-floor spiders (Arachnida: Araneae). Forest Ecology and Management 260: 2088-2101.
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Contact Information

Biological Sciences

Office: 3476 SES, MC 066
Phone: 312-413-9191
Email: dhwise@uic.edu

Environmental Science and Policy, Institute for

Office: 528 SPHW, MC 673
Phone: 312-966-7055