Pedersen's Lagoon Alaska 

Deane Wang

Current Research

Abiotic-biotic interactions in ecosystems; ecosystem nutrient cycling (N fixation, weathering, nutrient accumulation); sources and sinks of phosphorus in the landscape, wetlands, and riparian areas. 

Research Interests

Many of our resource problems today involve multiple disciplines as well as a variety of spatial scales. My work has attempted to include both of these issues to address the sources, transformation, transport and loss of major nutrient elements. The term biogeochemistry captures some of the natural resource disciplines involved, but its traditional ecosystem perspective needs to be expanded to larger spatial and time scales. Projects that incorporate these elements are of particular interest to me. 

Selected Publications

Foster, B., D. Wang, W.S. Keeton, and M.S. Ashton. 2010. Implementing sustainable forestry using six management concepts in an adaptive management framework.  J. Sustainable Forestry 29:79-108. [pdf]

Foster, B., Wang, D., Keeton, W.  2008. An exploratory, post-harvest comparison of ecological and economic characteristics of FSC certified and uncertified northern hardwood stands. J. Sustainable Forestry 26(3): 171-191. [pdf]

Troy, Austin, Deane Wang, David Capen, Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne, and Sean MacFaden. 2007. Updating the Lake Champlain Basin Land Use Data to Improve Prediction of Phosphorus Loading.  Technical Report No. 54, Lake Champlain Basin Program. 116 p. [pdf]

Keller, C.K., R. O’Brien, J.R. Havig, J.L. Smith, B.T. Bormann, and D. Wang. 2006. Tree harvest in an experimental sand ecosystem: Plant effects on nutrient dynamics and solute generation. Ecosystems 9: 634-646. [abstr]

Dorioz, J.M., Wang, D., Poulenard, J., and Trévisan, D. 2006. The effect of grass buffer strips on phosphorus dynamics - a critical review and synthesis as a basis for application in agricultural landscapes in France. Agric. Ecosys. Environ. 117: 4-21. [pdf]

Rapp, J., D. Wang, D. Capen, E. Thompson, and T. Lautzenheiser. 2005. Evaluating error in using the National Vegetation Classification System for ecological community mapping in northern New England, USA.  Natural Areas Journal 25(1): 46-54.  [pdf]

Beard, K.H., Wang, D., Waite, C.E., Decker, K.L., Hawley, G.J., DeHayes, D.D., Hughes, J.W., and Cumming, J.R. 2004. Quantifying ecosystem controls and their contextual interactions on nutrient export from developing forest mesocosms. Ecosystems 7: 1-16. [pdf]

Carlson, B., D. Wang, D. Capen, and E. Thompson.  2004. An evaluation of GIS-derived landscape diversity units to guide landscape-level mapping of natural communities.  J. Nature Conservation 12: 15-23. [pdf]

Windhausen, L.W., Braun, D.C., and Wang, D. 2004. A landscape scale evaluation of phosphorus retention in wetlands of the Laplatte River Basin, Vermont, USA.  pp. 221-240 IN T.O. Manley, P.L. Manley, and T.B. Mihuc. (eds.) Lake Champlain: Partnerships and Research in the New Millennium. Kluwer Academic Publishers: New York. [pdf]

Wang, D., Dorioz, J-M., Trevisan, D., Braun, D.C., Windhausen, L.J., and Vansteelant, J-Y. 2004. Using a landscape approach to interpret diffuse phosphorus pollution and assist with water quality management in the basins of Lake Champlain (Vermont) and Lac Léman (France). pp. 159-190 IN T.O. Manley, P.L. Manley, and T.B. Mihuc. (eds.) Lake Champlain: Partnerships and Research in the New Millennium. Kluwer Academic Publishers: New York. [pdf]   

Seltzer, N. and D.Wang.  2004.  The importance of hydric soils and near-lake areas as phosphorus source areas in the Lake Champlain Basin: Evidence from a landscape-level model. pp. 143-158 IN T.O. Manley, P.L. Manley, and T.B. Mihuc. (eds.) Lake Champlain: Partnerships and Research in the New Millennium. Kluwer Academic Publishers: New York. [pdf]

Decker, K.L, D. Wang,  C. Waite, and T. Scherbatskoy.  2003.  Snow removal and ambient air temperature effects on forest soil temperatures in northern Vermont.  Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 67:1234-1243.

Bormann, B.T., C.K. Keller, D. Wang, and F.H. Bormann.  2002.  Lessons from the Sandbox - Is unexplained nitrogen real?  Ecosystems 5: 727-733.  [pdf]

Wang, D. 2002. Engaging Citizens in Environmental Decision Making: Burlington, Vermont's EMPACT Project. J. Urban Technology 9(2): 95-109.

Gustafson, S. and D. Wang. 2001. Effects of agricultural runoff on vegetation composition on a priority conservation wetland, Vermont, USA. J. Environ. Quality 31(1):350-357

Ginger, C, and D. Wang. 2000. Disciplinary integration in graduate environmental and natural resources education. J. Public Affairs Educ. 6(2): 83-94.  

Meals, D.W., S.N. Levine, D. Wang, J.P. Hoffmann, E.A. Cassell, J.C.Drake, D.K. Pelton, H.M. Galarneau, and A.B. Brown. 1999. Retention of spike additions of soluble phosphorus in a northern eutrophic stream. J. N.Am. Benthol. Soc. 18(2):185-198.  

Wang, D. S.N. Levine, D.W. Meals, Jr., J.P. Hoffmann, J.C. Drake, and E.A. Cassell. 1999. Importance of instream nutrient storage to P export from a rural eutrophic river in Vermont, USA. pp. 205-223 IN T.O. Manley and P.L. Manley (eds.) Lake Champlain in Transition: From Research Toward Restoration . Water Science and Application. Vol. 1. American Geophysical Union.  

Ginger, C., D. Wang, and L. Tritton. 1999. Integrating disciplines in an undergraduate curriculum. J. Forestry 97(1): 17-21.  

Bormann, B.T., D. Wang, F.H. Bormann, G. Benoit, R. April, and M.C. Snyder. 1998. Rapid plant-induced weathering in an aggrading experimental ecosystem. Biogeochemistry 43: 129-155.    

Kuentzel, W.F., L.M. Tritton, D.F. Dennis, and D. Wang. 1997. Thinking about water quality management: Social values, wetland ecology, and landowner practices. p. 156-162 In: Integrating social science and ecosystem management: A national challenge, Proceedings. USDA Forest Service Gen. Tech. Rept. SRS-17. 

Weller, C.M., M,C. Watzin, and D. Wang. 1996. The Role of Wetlands in Reducing Phosphorus Loading to Surface Water in Eight Watersheds in the Lake Champlain Basin. Environ. Mangt. 20: 731-739. [pdf]

Wang, D., T.M. Hinckley, A.B. Cumming, and J. Braatne. 1995. A comparison of measured and modeled ozone uptake into plant leaves. Environ. Pollut. 89: 247-254. 

Wang, D., M.S. Snyder, and F.H. Bormann. 1993. Potential errors in measuring nitrogen content of soils low in nitrogen. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 57(6):1533-1536. [abstr

Bormann, B.T., F.H. Bormann, W.B. Bowden, R.S. Pierce, S.P. Hamburg, D. Wang, M. Snyder, C.Y. Li, and R. Ingersoll. 1992. Rapid N2 fixation in pines, alder, and locust: Evidence from the Sandbox Ecosystem Study. Ecology 74(2): 583-598.