13 March 2017:
The Ecological Society of America (ESA) has awarded its Eminent Ecologist Award for 2017 to Dr Diana Wall. The Eminent Ecologist Award honors a senior ecologist for an outstanding body of ecological work or sustained ecological contributions of extraordinary merit. The citation notes Dr Wall’s outstanding research on soil ecology in the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica.
Dr Wall was awarded the SCAR Presidents Medal for Outstanding Achievement in 2010 in recognition of her work examining the response of soil biodiversity and ecosystem processes to environmental change. She has also been a key member of several of SCAR’s Life Sciences programmes, contributed to the 2014 SCAR Horizon Scan and has served on the SCAR Development Council. Wall Valley, Antarctica was named for her achievements in 2004.
Please join us in congratulating Dr Wall. The full news release with further details of her outstanding career is available here.