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Don Henshaw

Phone: (541) 750-7335
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USDA Forest Service Research
Pacific Northwest (PNW) Research Station
3200 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Official position at address above: USDA Forest Service Statistician and Information Manager
Educational Institutions attended: MS, 1977, Statistics, Oregon State University, Corvallis
BS, 1974, Mathematics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Roles/Affiliations: Director Information Management, Andrews Forest (LTER)
Co-Chair Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Information Management Committee
LTER Information Management Executive Committee
Information Coodinator, Cooperative Chemical Analytical Lab (CCAL)
Principal Collaborators: Theresa Valentine, Suzanne Remillard, Frederick J. Swanson (AND), Barbara Benson (NTL), James Brunt (LNO), Wade Sheldon (GCE), John Porter (VCR)
General Interests: Information systems, ecoinformatics, information and metadata management, database design, cross-site database synthesis, climatology, statistics
Current Research Projects/Activities: Andrews LTER information system and web interface development, sensor network development, Ecological Metadata Language (EML), Forest Science Data Bank (FSDB)
Intersite LTER/International Activities: LTER intersite climate, hydrology, chemistry database (ClimDB/HydroDB), LTER Network Information System (NIS) development, LTER Network cyberinfrastructure planning, East Asian Pacific ILTER/Taiwan/Malaysia collaboration


Gries, C.; Henshaw, D.; Strachan, S.; Brown, R.F.; Jones, C.; Laney, C.; Zdravkowic, B.; Cary, R.; Downing, J.; Kennedy, A.; Martin, M.; Morse, J.; Peterson, F.; Porter, J.; Read, J.; Rettig, A.; Sheldon, W. 2014. Best practices for sensor networks and sensor data management, Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP). [http://wiki.esipfed.org/index.php/EnviroSensing_Cluster (1 December 2014)]. (Pub No: 4942)
Campbell, John L.; Rustad, Lindsey E.; Porter, John H.; Taylor, Jeffrey R.; Dereszynski, Ethan W.; Shanley, James B.; Gries, Corinna; Henshaw, Donald L.; Martin, Mary E.; Sheldon, Wade M.; Boose, Emery R. 2013. Quantity is Nothing without Quality: Automated QA/QC for Streaming Environmental Sensor Data. BioScience 63(7): 574–585, doi:10.1525/bio.2013.63.7.10. (Pub No: 4825)
Jones, Julia A.; Creed, Irena F.; Hatcher, Kendra L.; Warren, Robert J.; Adams, Mary Beth; Benson, Melinda H.; Boose, Emery; Brown, Warren A.; Campbell, John L.; Covich, Alan; Clow, David W.; Dahm, Clifford N.; Elder, Kelly; Ford, Chelcy R.; Grimm, Nancy B.; Henshaw, Donald L.; Larson, Kelli L.; Miles, Evan S.; Miles, Kathleen M.; Sebestyen, Stephen D.; Spargo, Adam T.; Stone, Asa B.; Vose, James M.; Williams, Mark W. 2012. Ecosystem processes and human influences regulate streamflow response to climate change at Long-Term Ecological Research sites. BioScience. 62(4): 390-404. DOI:10.1525/bio.2012.62.4.10. (Pub No: 4679)
Lin, Chau-Chin; Kassim, Abd Rahman; Vanderbilt, Kristin; Henshaw, Donald; Melendez-Colom, Eda C.; Porter, John H.; Niiyama, Kaoru; Yagihashi, Tsutomu; Tan, Sek Aun; Lu, Sheng-Shan; Hsiao, Chi-Wen; Chang, Li-Wan; Jeng, Meei-Ru. 2011. An ecoinformatics application for forest dynamics plot data management and sharing. Taiwan Journal of Forest Science. 26(4): 357-369. (Pub No: 4597)
Pham, Tuan; Highland, Steven; Metoyer, Ronald; Henshaw, Donald; Miller, Jeff; Jones, Julia. 2011. Interactive visualization of spatial and temporal patterns of diversity and abundance in ecological data. In: Jones, M. B.; Gries, C., eds. Proceedings of the environmental information management conference (EIM 2011); Santa Barbara, CA. University of California: 104-110, doi:10.5060/D2NC5Z4X. (Pub No: 4707)
Henshaw, Donald L.; Sheldon, Wade M.; Remillard, Suzanne M.; Kotwica, Kyle. 2006. CLIMDB/HYDRODB: a web harvester and data warehouse approach to building a cross-site climate and hydrology database. In: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Hydroscience and Engineering (ICHE-2006); Philadelphia, PA. Philadelphia, PA: Drexel University, College of Engineering: [Not paged]. [Online]. Available: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/1434 [Available through iDEA: Drexel E-repository and Archives]. (Pub No: 4169)
Brunt, James; McCartney, Peter; Gage, Stuart; Henshaw, Don. 2005. LTER network data access policy revision: report and recommendations. Albuquerque, NM: LTER Network Office. 12 p. (Pub No: 3853)
Henshaw, Donald L.; Spycher, Gody; Remillard, Suzanne M. 2002. Transition from a legacy databank to an integrated ecological information system. In: Callaos, Nagib; Porter, John; Rishe, Naphtali, eds. The 6th world multiconference on systemics, cybernetics and informatics; Orlando, FL. Orlando, FL: International Institute of Informatics and Systemics: 373-378. (Pub No: 3123)
Baker, Karen S.; Benson, Barbara J.; Henshaw, Don L.; Blodgett, Darrell; Porter, John H.; Stafford, Susan G. 2000. Evolution of a multisite network information system: the LTER information management paradigm. BioScience. 50(11): 963-978. (Pub No: 2742)
Henshaw, Donald L.; Spycher, Gody. 1999. Evolution of ecological metadata structures at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site. In: Aguirre-Bravo, Celedonio; Franco, Carlos Rodriguez, eds. North American science symposium: toward a unified framework for inventorying and monitoring forest ecosystem resources; 1998 November 2-6; Guadalajara, Mexico. Proceedings RMRS-P-12. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 445-449. (Pub No: 2620)
Henshaw, Donald L.; Stubbs, Maryan; Benson, Barbara J.; Baker, Karen; Blodgett, Darrell; Porter, John H. 1998. Climate database project: a strategy for improving information access across research sites. In: Michener, William K.; Porter, John H.; Stafford, Susan G., eds. Data and information management in the ecological sciences: a resource guide; 1997 August 8-9; Albuquerque, NM. Albuquerque, NM: LTER Network Office, University of New Mexico: 123-127. (Pub No: 2441)
Spycher, G.; Cushing, J. B.; Henshaw, D. L.; Stafford, S. G.; Nadkarni, N. 1996. Solving problems for validation, federation, and migration of ecological databases. In: Global networks for environmental information: Proceedings of Eco-Informa '96; Lake Buena Vista, FL. Ann Arbor, MI: Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (ERIM): 11: 695-700. (Pub No: 2292)

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