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Frank Day

  • Frank Day
  • Professor & Eminent Scholar
  • Department of Biological Sciences
  • 308 Mills Godwin Bldg
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4198
  • fday@odu.edu
  • Education

    University Of Georgia, 1974
    Major: Ecology
    Degree: Ph. D.
    University of Georgia, 1971
    Major: Botany
    Degree: M.S.
    University of Tennessee, 1969
    Major: Botany
    Degree: B.S.
  • Research Interests

    Plant ecology, biogeochemical cycling, ecosystems theory, wetlands ecology, ecology of coastal barrier islands, belowground ecology (root dynamics), effects of elevated atmospheric CO_2 ,global climate change
  • Eminent Scholar, Old Dominion University
  • Partnership Award (Awarded to Blackwater Ecologic Preserve Committee), Nature Conservancy
  • President, Society of Wetland Scientists 2002-2003
  • 2012: Champion of Diversity Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2011: Fellow, Society of Wetland Scientists, Society of Wetland Scientists
  • 2007: Advisor of 2007 BSA SE Section Student Award winner, Dan Stover, SE Section, Botanical Society of America
  • 2007: Advisor of 2007 Odum Award finalist, Dan Stover, Ecological Society of America
  • 2006: Advisor of 2006 BSA SE Section Student Award winner Brett McMillan, SE Section, Botanical Society of America
  • 2006: President's Service Award, Society of Wetland Scientists
  • 1996: President's Service Award, Society of Wetland Scientists
  • 1994: Advisor of 1994 Eugene P. Odum Award winner, Christine Conn, Ecological Society of America
  • 1990: President, Association of Southeastern Biologists 1990-1991
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    LTER: Drivers, dynamics and consequences of non-linear change in coastal barrier systems
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF (subcontract from UVA)
    Date: December 1, 2012 - November 30, 2015
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Day, F. P.
    Society of Wetland Scientists Minority Undergraduate Mentoring Program
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF
    Date: September 1, 2011 - August 31, 2015
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Day, F. P.
    Advancing understanding of the role of belowground processes in terrestrial carbon sinks through ground penetrating radar
    Sponsoring Organization: DOE
    Date: June 15, 2012 - June 14, 2014
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Day, F. P.
    Beyond the numbers: supporting an increasingly diverse LTER community
    Sponsoring Organization: LTER (NSF)
    Date: March, 2013 - April, 2013
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Day, F. P.
    Long-term monitoring of vegetation dynamics on the Hog Island chronosequence
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF (Subcontract to UVA)
    Date: November 1, 2006 - October 31, 2012
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Day, F. P.
    Society of Wetlands Scientists minority undergraduate mentoring program
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF
    Date: September 1, 2007 - August 31, 2011
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Day, F. P.
    Belowground plant responses to carbon dioxide enrichment
    Sponsoring Organization: DOE (subcontract to Smithsonian Institution)
    Date: April 1, 2007 - September 30, 2008
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Day, F. P.
    Belowground plant responses to carbon dioxide enrichment
    Sponsoring Organization: DOE (subcontract to Smithsonian Institution)
    Date: April 1, 2004 - March 31, 2007
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Day, F. P.