Dr. Diana H. Wall is University Distinguished Professor and Director of the School of Global Environmental Sustainability at Colorado State University. Her research on soil biota, particularly soil nematodes, extends from agroecosystems to arid ecosystems, including more than 25 seasons in the Antarctic Dry Valleys. Diana served as President of the Ecological Society of America, the American Institute of Biological Sciences, and the Society of Nematologists. She has received many awards including the 2015 Ulysses Medal from the University College Dublin, the 2013 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, the SCAR President’s Medal for Excellence in Antarctic Research and the Soil Science Society of America Presidential Award. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Ecological Society of America and the Society of Nematologists and holds an Honorary Doctorate from Utrecht University, The Netherlands. She received a B.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky, Lexington.