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David H. Wise, PhD
UIC Biological Sciences
3476 SES (office), 1454 SES (lab)
845 W. Taylor Street
Chicago, IL 60607

Office: (312) 413-9191
Lab: (312) 355-3231
Fax: (312) 413-2435
Email: dhwise@uic.edu

Dr. Wise's lab web site

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.

Representative Publications

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.

Castro, A. and D. H. Wise. 2009. Influence of fine woody debris on spider diversity and community structure in forest leaf litter. Biodiversity and Conservation 18: 3705-3731.

Rabaneda-Bueno, R., M. A. Rodríguez-Gironés, S. Aguado de la Paz, C. Fernández-Montraveta, D. H. Wise and J. Moya-Laraño. 2008. Sexual cannibalism: High incidence in a natural population with benefits to females. PLoS ONE 3(10): e3484 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0003484.

Moya-Laraño, J. and D. H. Wise. 2007. Direct and indirect effects of ants on a forest-floor food web. Ecology 88: 1454-1465.

Birkhofer, K., S. Scheu and D. H. Wise. 2008. Subsidy from the detrital food web , but not microhabitat complexity, affects the role of generalist predators in an aboveground herbivore food web. Oikos 117: 494-500

Lensing, J. R. and D. H. Wise. 2007. Impact of changes in rainfall amounts predicted by climate-change models on decomposition in a deciduous forest. Applied Soil Ecology 35: 523-534.

Lensing, J. R. and D. H. Wise. 2006. Predicted climate change alters a trophic cascade that affects an ecosystem process. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 103: 15502-15505.

Wise, D. H., D. M. Moldenhauer and J. Halaj. 2006. Using stable isotopes to reveal shifts in prey consumption by generalist predators. Ecological Applications 16: 865-876.

Shultz, B. J., J. R. Lensing, and D. H. Wise. 2006. Effects of altered precipitation and wolf spiders on the density and activity of forest-floor Collembola. Pedobiologia 50: 43-50.

Wise, D. H. 2006. Cannibalism, food limitation, intraspecific competition and the regulation of spider populations. Annual Review of Entomology 51: 441-465.