Ph.D. Louisiana State University, Forestry - 1988
M.S. Louisiana State University, Marine Sciences - 1975
B.S. Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Biology - 1973
Ecology of Fresh and Salt Water Forested Wetlands, Wetland Management, Wetland Creation and Restoration, Effects of Man and Nature on Natural Environments, Dendrochronology, Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment, Estuarine/Upland Connections, Changing Land-Use Impacts on Natural Systems, Historical Ecology
• Chow, A.T., J. Dai, W.H. Conner, D.R. Hitchcock, and J. Wang. 2013. Dissolved organic matter and nutrient dynamics of a coastal freshwater forested wetland in Winyah Bay, South Carolina. Biogeochemistry 112(1):571-587.
• Cormier, N., W.H. Conner, and K.W. Krauss. 2013. Periodicity in stem growth and litterfall in tidal freshwater forested wetlands: influence of salinity and drought on nitrogen recycling. Estuaries and Coasts 36:533–546.
• Duberstein, J.A., K.W. Krauss, W.H. Conner, W.C. Bridges, Jr., and V.B. Shelburne. 2013. Do hummocks provide a physiological advantage to even the most flood tolerant of tidal freshwater trees? Wetlands 33:399-408.
• Noe, G.B., K.W. Krauss, B.G. Lockaby, W.H. Conner, C.R. Hupp. 2013. The effect of increasing salinity and forest mortality on soil nitrogen and phosphorus mineralization in tidal freshwater forested wetlands. Biogeochemistry 114:225–244.
Professional society activity:
Society of Wetland Scientists
Society for Ecological Restoration
Association of Southeastern Biologists
Estuarine Research Federation
Southern Appalachian Botanical Society
South Carolina Academy of Sciences
Honors and awards:
Scientific Advisory Board, Winyah Rivers Foundation, 2002-present
Louisiana Governor's Coastal Wetland Forest Conservation and Use Science Working Group, 2004-2005
Board Member, Little Leaf Louisiana, 2006-present
Elected Fellow in Society of Wetland Scientists, 2007
Secretary-General, Society of Wetland Scientists, 2008-2010
Godley-Snell Award for Excellence in Agricultural Research, 2010
LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources Alumnus of the Year, 2010
Selected as Fellow of the Clemson University Institute for Parks, 2012
Society of Wetland Scientists President’s Service Award, 2012
FOR 811 - Wetland Ecology