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Diane Wagner

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Diane Wagner
Research Interests: 

Work in my lab focuses on the evolutionary ecology of insect-plant interactions. Current research projects include:

  • Population biology and impacts of outbreak insect herbivores on aspen and willow
  • Causes and consequences of extrafloral nectar secretion by aspen
  • Tritrophic interactions
D Wagner
Credit: 
Diane Wagner
Diane Wagner
Chair, Biology and Wildlife Department
Associate Professor
Office: 
260 Arctic Health Research Bldg
907-474-5227
Lab: 
257 Arctic Health Research Bldg
Postal Address: 
Institute of Arctic Biology
PO Box 757000
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7000
  • PhD, Princeton University 1994
  • BA, University of California Berkeley 1986
  • 2018 - 2020: Chair-elect, UAF Biology & Wildlife Department
  • 2016 - present: Chair, Biological Sciences Undergraduate Program
  • 2013 - 2016:  Chair, UAF Biology & Wildlife Department
  • 2007 - present: Associate Professor of Biology, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
  • 2002 - 2007: Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
  • 1998 - 2002: Assistant Professor, University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • 1996 - 1998: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Stanford University
  • 1996: Visiting Assistant Professor, Mills College
  • 1994 - 1996 - USDA Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 1994: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Washington State Univeristy

2018

2017

2016

Newman, J., 2016. Impact of extrafloral nectar availability and plant genotype on ant visitation to quaking aspen D. Wagner. Canadian Entomologist, 148, pp.36-42.

2015

Doak, P., 2015. The role of interference competition in a sustained population outbreak of the aspen leaf miner in Alaska D. Wagner. Basic and Applied Ecology, 16, pp.434-442.

2013

Wagner, D., 2013. Long term impact of a leaf miner outbreak on the performance of quaking aspen. D. P. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 43, pp.563-568.

2012

2011

Mortensen, B., 2011. Defensive effects of extrafloral nectaries in quaking aspen differ with scale D. Wagner. Oecologia, 165, pp.983-993.

Pages

  • Impacts of polyandry and mate limitation on female fecundity and the population dynamics of the aspen leaf miner (NSF, 2016-2018, co-PI)
  • LTER: Cross-scale controls over responses of the Alaskan boreal forest to changing disturbance regimes (NSF LTER, 2017-2022, senior investigator)
  • Bird vetch invasion ecology (USFS, 2014-2018, PI)
  • LTER: Regional consequences of changing climate-disturbance interactions for the resilience of Alaska's boreal forest (NSF, 2006-2010, senior investigator)
  • Impact of the willow leaf blotch miner (Micrurapteryx salicifoliella) on willow performance in interior Alaska (USFS, 2010-2012, PI)
  • The functional significance of variation in the production of extrafloral nectaries by aspen (NSF, 2006-2010, PI)
  • The effect of ant nests on plant nutrition and selection for extrafloral nectaries (NSF, 2003-2005, PI)
  • Principles of Ecology, BIOL F271
  • Research Design, BIOL F602
  • Animal-Plant Interactions, BIOL F693
  • Fundamentals of Biology I and II, BIOL F115X and 116X 
Past Graduate Students

Brian Allman

Jonathon Newman

Brent Mortensen

Brian Young

E. Fleur Nicklen