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David Beilman, Assistant Professor

Degree: Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, 2006.

Office Location:
Phone Number:(808)956-7311
Fax Number:
Email: beilman@hawaii.edu


Education:


Postdoctoral Research: Queen’s University Belfast (2007-present). School of Geography, Archaeology & Palaeoecology. Mentor: Paula J. Reimer. University of California Los Angeles (2006-2007). Departments of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Geography. Mentor: Glen M. MacDonald.


Ph.D.: University of California Los Angeles (2006). Geography. Dissertation: Carbon accumulation and development of peatlands over the Holocene, West Siberia, Russia. Advisor: Glen M. MacDonald.


M.Sc.: University of Alberta (2001).: Environmental Biology & Ecology. Thesis: Localized permafrost dynamics in boreal western Canada: plant communities. Advisor: Dale H. Vitt (now at Southern Illinois University).


B.Sc.: University of Alberta (1996). Environmental Biology (Specialization).



Courses Taught

GEOG 101 - The Natural Environment


GEOG 309 - Introduction to Biogeography


GEOG 411 - Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change


GEOG 492 - Practicum in Geography



Research

I am interested in the relationship between climate and terrestrial ecosystems, and the study of long-term environmental change to help us understand today's global environment and better predict it's future.


Publications

  • Yu Z, Loisel J, Brosseau DP, Beilman DW, and Hunt SJ. 2010. Global peatland dynamics since the Last Glacial Maximum. Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1029/2010GL043584.


  • Moroni, M., Hagemann, U, and Beilman DW. 2010. Dead wood is buried and preserved in a Labrador boreal forest. Ecosystems. 13P: 452-458. doi:10.1007/s10021-010-9331-8. .


    Beilman DW, MacDonald GM, Smith LC, and Reimer PJ. 2009. Carbon accumulation in peatlands of West Siberia over the last 2000 years. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, doi:10.1029/2007GB003112.


  • Yu Z, Beilman DW, and Jones MC. 2009. Sensitivity of northern peatland carbon dynamics to Holocene climate change. Chapter in AGU Monograph Carbon Cycling in Northern Peatlands, Baird A, Belyea L, Comas X, Reeve A, and Slater L (eds), doi:10.1029/2008GM000822.


  • Beilman DW, Vitt DH, Bhatti JS, and Forest S. 2008. Peat carbon stocks in the southern Mackenzie River Basin: uncertainties revealed in a high-resolution case study. Global Change Biology 14: 1221-1232. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2008.01565


  • MacDonald GM, Kremenetski KV, and Beilman DW. 2008. Climate change and the northern Eurasian treeline zone. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 363,2285-2299.


  • Beilman DW, Vitt DH, Bhatti JS, and Forest S. 2008. Peat carbon stocks in the southern Mackenzie River Basin: uncertainties revealed in a high-resolution case study. Global Change Biology 14: 1221-1232. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2008.01565


  • Thormann MN, Rice A, and Beilman DW. 2007. Yeasts in peatlands: a review of richness and roles in peat decomposition. Wetlands 27: 761-773.


  • MacDonald GM, Beilman DW, Kremenetski KV, Sheng Y, Smith LC, and Velichko AA. 2006. Rapid early development of circumarctic peatlands and atmospheric CH4 and CO2 variations. Science 314:285-288.


  • Smith, LC, MacDonald GM, Velichko AA, Beilman DW, Borisova OK, Frey KE, Kremenetski KV, and Sheng Y. 2004. Siberian peatlands a net carbon sink and global methane source since the early Holocene. Science 303: 353-356.


  • Sheng Y, Smith LC, MacDonald GM, Kremenetski KV, Frey KE, Velichko AA, Lee M, Beilman DW, and Dubinin P. 2004. A high-resolution GIS-based inventory of the West Siberian peat carbon pool. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 18, GB3004, doi: 10.1029/2003GB002190.


  • Nobel PS, De la Barrera E, Beilman DW, Doherty JH, and Zutta BR. 2002. Temperature limitations on cultivating edible cacti in California. Madroño 49(4): 228-236.


  • Beilman DW. 2001. Plant community and diversity change due to localized permafrost dynamics in bogs of western Canada. Canadian Journal of Botany 79: 983-993.


  • Beilman DW, Vitt DH, and Halsey LA. 2001. Localized permafrost peatlands in western Canada: definition, distributions and degradation. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 33: 70-77.