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Jacqueline K. Huvane, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Duke University Wetland Center
Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences
Voice (919)613-8110 FAX (919)683-8741


Dr. Huvane’s research involves utilizing paleoecological techniques to develop recent (decades to centuries) and long-term (millennia) environmental histories of aquatic and forested ecosystems. Her work has included the use of diatom remains in lake sediments to quantitatively reconstruct environmental variables such as lake-water pH and alkalinity. She has also examined charcoal and pollen records in lake sediments to infer fire regimes on local and regional scales. Currently, Huvane is studying the ecosystem history of Florida Bay to infer past water quality conditions, including salinity and nutrient status, in conjunction with researchers at the USGS in Reston, VA.

Curriculum Vitae


Duke Wetland Center
Box 90333
Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708
Voice (919)613-8110 FAX (919)683-8741


1993 Ph.D.: Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

1985 B.S.: State University of New York at Albany, Summa Cum Laude


January 1998- Present: Research Associate: Duke University. "A Paleoecological Study of Florida Bay and South Florida Wetlands."

January 1995- Present: Post-doctoral Fellow: University of Alberta. "Effects of Climatic Warming and Increased UV Light on DOC-Mediated Processes in Canadian Aquatic Ecosystems" & "Paleolimnolgical Reconstruction of Fire History of Jasper National Park."

June 1994 - December 1994: Honorary Research Associate: Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. "The Effects of Acidic Deposition on Pocono Mountain Lakes in Eastern Pennsylvania."

1991 - June 1994: Research Assistant/Associate: Indiana University. "The Influence of Climatic Change on the Long-term Hydrogeological and Biogeochemical Trajectories of North American Watershed-Lake Ecosystems."

1989 - 1990: Research Assistant: Indiana University. "Paleoecological Investigations of Recent Lake Acidification in the Sierra Nevada."



Huvane, J.K., D.L. Findlay, and D.W. Schindler, 1995. A comparison of historical and diatom inferred changes in dissolved organic carbon concentrations in western Ontario, Canada. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Reno, Nevada (abstract).

Huvane, J.K., 1996. The fire history of Jasper National Park, Canada. Ecological Society of America, Providence, Rhode Island.

Huvane, J.K. 1997. A paleoecological fire history of Jasper National Park, Canada. XIV North American Diatom Symposium. Douglas Lake, Michigan.

Huvane, J.K. 1997. Charcoal as a proxy for fire history in Jasper National Park, Canada. International Boreal Forest Research Association, Duluth, Minnesota.

Pyle, L., S.R. Cooper, and J.K. Huvane. 1998. Ecosystem history of Florida Bay: Diatom paleoecology. Paleoecology and Ecosystem History of Florida Bay and the Lower Everglades, a workshop sponsored by the Florida Bay Program Management Committee. Key Largo, Florida.

Huvane, J.K, L. Pyle, and S.R. Cooper. 1998. Diatoms as paleoecological indicators of environmental change in the Florida Bay ecosystem. Florida Bay Science Conference. Miami, Florida.

Huvane, J.K., D.F. Charles, J.W. Sherman, and E.W.S. Russell. 1998. Sediment surface diatom assemblages in Pocono lakes: Relationships to environmental variables and comparisons to other regions in the northeastern U.S.A. Pocono Comparative Lakes Program Meeting, Lacawac Sanctuary, PA.

Huvane, J.K. and S.R. Cooper. Diatoms as Indicators of Environmental Change in Florida Bay. 1999 Florida Bay Science Conference, Key Largo, FL.

Huvane, J.K. . Modern Diatom Assemblages From Surface Sediment and Sub-Aquatic Vegetation Samples from Florida Bay, USA. 1999. XV North American Diatom Symposium. Pingree, CO.


Huvane, J.K. and D.R. Whitehead. 1996. The paleolimnology of North Pond, Massachusetts: watershed- lake interactions. J. Paleolimnology 16:323-354.

Pyle, L., S.R. Cooper, and J.K. Huvane. 1998. Diatom paleoecology, Pass Key core 37, Everglades National Park, Florida Bay. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-522.

Huvane, J.K. Charcoal in dated lake sediments as a proxy for fire history in Jasper National Park, Canada. 1997 Conference of the International Boreal Forest Research Association Proceedings. In Press.

Cooper, S.R., J.K. Huvane, P. Vaithiyanathan, and C.J. Richardson. Calibration of diatoms along a nutrient gradient in Florida Everglades Water Conservation Area-2A, U.S.A. Journal of Paleolimnology, In Press.


Huvane, J.K., D.F. Charles, J.W. Sherman, and E.W Russell. The ecology and biogeography of Pocono lake diatoms. Submitted to Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.

Huvane, J.K.. Modern diatom distributions in Florida Bay: A preliminary analysis. Submitted as a chapter in the book: Linkages between ecosystems in the South Florida hydroscape: The river of grass continues. J.W. Porter and K.G. Porter, eds. CRC Press.

Huvane, J.K., and S.R. Cooper. Diatoms as indicators of environmental change in sediment cores from northeastern Florida Bay. Submitted to Bulletins of American Paleontology Special Volume.