Arnold van der Valk

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Professor
Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology
Arnold van der Valk

My primary research interests are in wetland and restoration ecology, especially the impact of water level changes on wetland vegetation, the role of tree islands in The Everglades, natural re-vegetation of restored wetlands as a model system for the investigation of the early stages of wetland succession, and the effectiveness of restored wetlands as sinks for nutrients in agricultural runoff. Most recently my research has focused on the role of tree islands as nutrient sinks in The Everglades.

Area of Expertise: 
Restoration Ecology
Wetland Ecology
Contact
515-294-4374
141a Bessey, 2200 Osborn Dr
Ames
Iowa
50011-4009