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Wade Sheldon, Information Manager / Scientific Computing Professional

Wade Sheldon

Research Emphasis:

Scientific information management, relational and XML database design, developing software for automated data processing, analysis and integration based on structured metadata (see IT Development page).

GCE Committees:

GCE Flux Tower Committee, GCE Executive Committee, Salinity Monitoring Committee, Taxonomic Database Committee

Contact Information:

Primary Organization:  University of Georgia

Mailing Address:

Wade M. Sheldon Jr.
Dept. of Marine Sciences
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602-3636

Office Phone:  (706) 542-5955

FAX Number:  (706) 542-5888

E-Mail:  sheldon@uga.edu

Other Identifiers:

ORCID:  orcid.org/0000-0001-9652-9678


GCE Data Sets:

MET-GCEM-1609 (Climate data from the SINERR/GCE/UGAMI weather station at Marsh Landing on Sapelo Island, Georgia, from 01-Jan-2015 to 31-Dec-2015)

PLT-GCES-1609 (Long-term Plant Biomass Monitoring Data from the Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER Project on Sapelo Island, Georgia)

INS-GCES-1608 (Long-term mid-marsh grasshopper abundance and species diversity at eight GCE-LTER sampling sites)

PHY-GCEM-1607a (Continuous salinity, temperature and depth measurements from moored hydrographic data loggers deployed at GCE1_Hydro (Sapelo River near Eulonia, Georgia) from 01-Jan-2015 through 31-Dec-2015)

PHY-GCEM-1607b (Continuous salinity, temperature and depth measurements from moored hydrographic data loggers deployed at GCE2_Hydro (Four Mile Island, Georgia) from 01-Jan-2015 through 31-Dec-2015)

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GCE Publications and Presentations: (custom bibliography)

Journal Articles

Campbell, J.L., Rustad, L.E., Porter, J.H., Taylor, J.R., Dereszynkski, E.W., Shanley, J.B., Gries, C., Henshaw, D.L., Martin, M.E., Sheldon, W.M. Jr. and Boose, E.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)

Sheldon, J.E., Griffith, P.C., Peters, F., Sheldon, W.M. Jr., Blanton, J.O., Amft, J. and Pomeroy, L.R. 2012. Southeastern U.S.A. continental shelf respiratory rates revisited. Biogeochemistry. 107:501-506. (DOI: 10.1007/s10533-010-9552-0)

Lasher, C., Dyszynski, G., Everett, K., Ye, W., Sheldon, W.M. Jr., Joye, S.B., Moran, M.A. and Whitman, W.B. 2009. The diverse bacterial community in intertidal, anaerobic sediments at Sapelo Island, Georgia. Microbial Ecology. 58(2):244-261. (DOI: 10.1007/s00248-008-9481-9)

Conference Papers (Peer Reviewed)

Sheldon, W.M. Jr., Laporte, C., Douce, T. and Alber, M. 2011. A Coastal Water Quality Metadata Database for the Southeast U.S.A. In: Carroll, G.D. (editor). Georgia Water Resources Conference: Watershed Informatics. Proceedings of the 2011 Georgia Water Resources Conference, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Sheldon, W.M. Jr. 2008. Dynamic, Rule-based Quality Control Framework for Real-time Sensor Data. Pages 145-150 in: Gries, C. and Jones, M.B. (editors). Proceedings of the Environmental Information Management Conference 2008 (EIM 2008): Sensor Networks. Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Henshaw, D.L., Sheldon, W.M., Remillard, S.M. and Kotwica, K. 2006. ClimDB/HydroDB: A web harvester and data warehouse approach to building a cross-site climate and hydrology database. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Hydroscience and Engineering (ICHE 2006). Michael Piasecki and College of Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA.

Sheldon, W.M. Jr., Moran, M.A. and Hollibaugh, J.T. 2002. Efforts to link ecological metadata with bacterial gene sequences at the Sapelo Island Microbial Observatory. Pages 402-407 in: Proceedings of the 6th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics: Information Systems Development II. International Institute of Informatics and Systemics, Orlando, Florida.

Conference Posters and Presentations

Nahrawi, H.B., Leclerc, M.Y., Zhang, G., Pahari, R., Di Iorio, D., Alber, M., Sheldon, W.M. Jr. and Shalack, J. 2015. Poster: Influence of Daytime Tide Events on CO2 Exchange between Salt Marshes and the Atmosphere. Long-term Ecological Research All Scientist Meeting (LTER ASM), Aug 29 - Sept 3 2015, Estes Park, CO.

Sheldon, W.M. Jr. 2014. Presentation: Example Workflows for Sensor Data Processing and QA/QC. Avoid Tech Regret: Let a Workflow Turn the Crank. Federation of Earth Science Information Partners Summer Meeting 2014, July 8-11, 2014, Copper Mountain, Colorado.

Sheldon, W.M. Jr. 2014. Presentation: Putting the Archives to Work: Workflow and Metadata-driven Analysis in LTER Science. Enabling Technologies for the Ecological Data Lifecycle. Federation of Earth Science Information Partners Summer Meeting 2014, July 8-11, 2014, Copper Mountain, Colorado.

Sheldon, W.M. Jr. 2014. Presentation: The GCE Data Toolbox. Tools, tricks and techniques for handling data in the field. CUAHSI Virtual Workshop on Field Data Management Solutions, WWW (https://www.cuahsi.org/VW-Solutions).

Sheldon, W.M. Jr. 2013. Presentation: Managing Data, Provenance and Chaos through Standardization and Automation at the Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER Site. IN53C: Data Stewardship in Theory and Practice. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2013, 13-Dec-2013, San Francisco, California.

Sheldon, W.M. Jr., Chamblee, J.F. and Cary, R. 2013. Poster: GCE Data Toolbox for MATLAB – a software framework for automating environmental data processing, quality control and documentation. ED53B: Managing Ecological Data for Effective Use and Reuse. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2013, 13-Dec-2013, San Francisco, California.

Sheldon, W.M. Jr. 2012. Presentation: Transparent Metadata Capture for Environmental Science. Ecological research from a truly long-term perspective: What needs to be done today to support ecological analysis in 2100? 2012 LTER All Scientists Meeting, September 10-13, 2012, Estes Park, Colorado.

Sheldon, W.M. Jr. 2012. Presentation: Using MATLAB to Analyze LTER Data in PASTA and ClimDB. A Researcher’s Guide to Automating Analysis of LTER Data. 2012 LTER All Scientists Meeting, 11-Sep-2012, Estes Park, Colorado.

Sheldon, W.M. Jr., Chamblee, J.F. and Cary, R. 2012. Poster: GCE Data Toolbox and Metabase: A sensor-to-synthesis software pipeline for LTER data management. 2012 LTER All Scientists Meeting, 11-Sep-2012, Estes Park, Colorado.

Sheldon, W.M. Jr., Chamblee, J.F. and Cary, R. 2012. Presentation: From Scientist and Sensor to Synthesis: Metabase Metadata Management System. GCE Data Toolbox and Metabase Training Workshop, Nov. 28-30, 2012, Athens, Georgia.

Sheldon, W.M. Jr. 2011. Poster: GCE Data Toolbox: Metadata-driven Software for Data Acquisition, Quality Control and Synthesis. 2011 LTER Science Council Meeting, May 18-19, 2011, Jekyll Island, Georgia.

Sheldon, W.M. Jr. 2011. Poster: GCE Data Toolbox: Metadata-driven Software for Data Acquisition, Quality Control and Synthesis. Environmental Information Management Conference 2011, September 28-29, 2011, Santa Barbara, California.

Sheldon, W.M. Jr. 2011. Presentation: Dynamic, Rule-based Quality Control Framework for Real-time Sensor Data. Streaming QA/QC. Northeast Environmental Sensor Workshop, October 24-27, 2011, Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, Woodstock, New Hampshire.

Sheldon, W.M. Jr. 2010. Presentation: GCE Data Toolbox for MATLAB – An Introduction. Marine Sciences MATLAB Working Group Meeting, April, 2010, Athens, Georgia.

Sheldon, W.M. Jr. 2009. Poster: Dynamic, Rule-based Quality Control Framework for Real-time Sensor Data. 2009 LTER All Scientists Meeting, September 13-17, 2009, Estes Park, Colorado.

Sheldon, W.M. Jr. 2009. Poster: GCE Software Tools for Data Mining, Analysis and Synthesis. 2009 Annual Meeting of the Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER Project, January 6-7, 2009, Athens, Georgia.

Sheldon, W.M. Jr. 2009. Presentation: GCE-LTER Taxonomic Database. Building an LTER Taxonomic Database to Support Synthetic Research. 2009 LTER All Scientists Meeting, September 13-17, 2009, Estes Park, Colorado.

Sheldon, W.M. Jr. 2008. Presentation: Dynamic, Rule-based Quality Control Framework for Real-time Sensor Data. Quality Assurance Systems. Environmental Information Management 2008, September 10-11, 2008, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Sheldon, W.M. 2007. Presentation: Synthesis of incomplete and qualified data using the GCE Data Toolbox. Workshop to define quality management standards for data completeness in derived data products, January 31-February 1, 2007, Jornada Experimental Range, Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Sheldon, W.M. and Remillard, S. 2006. Poster: Software tools for automated synthesis of LTER, USGS and NOAA climate and hydrologic data. Long Term Ecological Research Network All-Scientists Meeting, September 20-24, 2006, Estes Park, Colorado.

Sheldon, W.M. 2004. Presentation: EML Best Practices for LTER Site Metadata. 2004 LTER Information Managers Meeting. July 28-31, 2004, Portland, Oregon.

Sheldon, W.M. 2004. Presentation: LTER Metadata Query Interface – Current Status and Future Challenges. 2004 LTER Information Managers Meeting. July 28-31, 2004, Portland, Oregon.

Amft, J., Helm, K., Kang, K., Sheldon, W.M. and Blanton, J.O. 2003. Poster: Salinity Monitoring in Coastal Georgia. LTER All Scientists Meeting. 19-21 September 2003, Seattle, Washington.

Sheldon, W.M. 2003. Presentation: GCE Data Toolbox -- metadata-based tools for automated data processing and analysis. 2003 LTER All-Scientists Meeting. Sept. 18-21, 2003, Seattle, WA.

Sheldon, W.M. 2003. Presentation: Software Tools for Automated Metadata Creation, Metadata-mediated Data Processing and Quality Control Analysis – real time processing solutions for real-time data. 2003 LTER All-Scientists Meeting. Sept. 18-21, 2003, Seattle, WA.

Sheldon, W.M. 2003. Presentation: Strategies for Adding EML Support to the GCE Data Toolbox for Matlab. IMEXEC 2003 Winter Meeting, Feb. 4, 2003, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Santa Barbara, CA.

Sheldon, W.M., Moran, M.A. and Hollibaugh, J.T. 2003. Presentation: Efforts to Link Ecological Metadata with Bacterial Gene Sequences at the Sapelo Island Microbial Observatory. 2003 LTER All-Scientists Meeting. Sept. 18-21, 2003, Seattle, WA.

Sheldon, W.M. 2002. Presentation: GCE Taxonomic Database: A researcher-managed web database application. 2002 LTER Information Managers Meeting. Long Term Ecological Research Network, July 11, 2002, Orlando, Florida.

Sheldon, W.M. 2002. Presentation: GCE-LTER Taxonomic Database: An automated database application for displaying custom species lists on the web. OBFS Informatics Training Workshop. October 23, 2002, Sevilleta, New Mexico.

Sheldon, W.M. 2001. Presentation: GCE Site and Information Management Overview. 2001 LTER Information Managers Meeting. Long Term Ecological Research Network, August 1-4, 2001, Madison, Wisconsin.

Sheldon, W.M. Jr., Chalmers, A.G. and Hollibaugh, J.T. 2000. Poster: Georgia Coastal Ecosystems - A New Coastal Site in the Long Term Ecological Research Network. Poster presented at the LTER All Scientists Meeting, August, 2000, Snowbird, Utah.

Reports

Alber, M., Sheldon, W.M. Jr., Laporte, C. and Douce, T. 2012. Water quality metadatabase for the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative. In: Natural Resource Report NPS/SECN/NRR—2012/581. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Sheldon, W.M. Jr., Laporte, C., Carpenter, J.P. and Alber, M. 2009. Southeast Coastal Water Quality Monitoring Metadata Tools - Database and Web Applications. In: Natural Resource Report NPS/SECN/NRR—2009/159. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Newsletter and Newspaper Articles

Gries, C., Henshaw, D.L., Brown, R.F., Cary, R., Downing, J., Jones, C., Kennedy, A., Laney, C., Martin, M., Morse, J., Porter, J., Read, J., Rettig, A., Sheldon, W.M. Jr., Strachan, S. and Zdravkovic, B. 2014. Sensor and sensor data management best practices released. In: LTER Databits - Information Management Newsletter of the Long Term Ecological Research Network: Spring 2014. LTER Network, Albuquerque, NM.

Sheldon, W.M. Jr. 2014. Using the GCE Data Toolbox as an EML-compatible workflow engine for PASTA. In: LTER Databits – Information management Newsletter of the Long Term Ecological Research Network: Spring 2013. LTER Network, Albuquerque, NM.

Chamblee, J.F., Sheldon, W.M. Jr. and Cary, R. 2013. GCE and CWT Host Successful Workshop to Demonstrate, Improve, and Promote the Adoption of the GCE Data Toolbox for Matlab. In: LTER Databits - Information Management Newsletter of the Long Term Ecological Research Network: Spring 2013. LTER Network, Albuquerque, NM.

Gries, C., Sheldon, W.M. Jr., Fountain, T., Sebranek, C., Miller, M. and Tilak, S. 2013. Integrating Open Source Data Turbine with the GCE Data Toolbox for MATLAB. In: LTER Databits - Information Management Newsletter of the Long Term Ecological Research Network: Spring 2013. LTER Network, Albuquerque, NM.

Sheldon, W.M. Jr., Chamblee, J.F. and Cary, R. 2013. Automating Data Harvests with the GCE Data Toolbox. In: LTER Databits - Information Management Newsletter of the Long Term Ecological Research Network: Fall 2013. LTER Network, Albuquerque, NM.

Chamblee, J.F. and Sheldon, W.M. Jr. 2011. Systems Upgrade through Technology Transfer across LTERs: Who Benefits? In: LTER Databits - Information Management Newsletter of the Long Term Ecological Research Network: Spring 2011. Long Term Ecological Research Network, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Sheldon, W.M. Jr. 2011. Mining Long-term Data from the Global Historical Climatology Network. In: LTER Databits - Information Management Newsletter of the Long Term Ecological Research Network: Fall 2011. Long Term Ecological Research Network, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Sheldon, W.M. Jr. 2011. Putting It Out There – Making the Transition to Open Source Software Development. In: LTER Databits - Information Management Newsletter of the Long Term Ecological Research Network: Spring 2011. Long Term Ecological Research Network, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Sheldon, W.M. Jr. 2010. Implementing ProjectDB at the Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER. In: LTER Databits - Information Management Newsletter of the Long Term Ecological Research Network: Fall 2010. Long Term Ecological Research Network, Albuquerque, NM.

Sheldon, W.M. Jr. 2009. Getting started with eXist and XQuery. In: LTER Databits - Information Management Newsletter for the Long Term Ecological Research Network: Spring 2009. Long Term Ecological Research Network.

Sheldon, W.M. Jr. 2008. Developing a Searchable Document and Imagery Archive for the GCE-LTER Web Site. Pages 5-8 in: DataBits: An electronic newsletter for Information Managers. Long Term Ecological Research Network, Albuquerque, NM.

Sheldon, W.M. Jr. 2007. Practical Distributed Computing Approach for Web Enabling Processor-intensive Programs. DataBits: An electronic newsletter for Information Managers, Spring 2007 issue. Long Term Ecological Research Network, Albuquerque, NM.

Sheldon, W.M. 2006. Mining and Integrating Data from ClimDB and USGS using the GCE Data Toolbox. DataBits: An electronic newsletter for Information Managers, Spring 2006 issue. Long Term Ecological Research Network, Albuquerque, NM.

Sheldon, W.M. 2005. EML Harvesting II: Preparing Site Metadata and Harvest Lists. DataBits: An electronic newsletter for Information Managers, Spring 2005 issue. Long Term Ecological Research Network, Albuquerque, NM.

Sheldon, W.M. 2005. GCE Data Search Engine: A Client-side Application for Metadata-based Data Discovery and Integration. DataBits: an electronic newsletter for Information Managers, Spring 2005 issue. Long Term Ecological Research Network, Albuquerque, NM.

Sheldon, W.M. 2002. GCE Data Toolbox for Matlab® -- Platform-independent tools for metadata-driven semantic data processing and analysis. DataBits: an electronic newsletter for Information Managers, Fall 2002 issue. Long Term Ecological Research Network, Albuquerque, NM.

Sheldon, W.M. 2001. A Standard for Creating Dynamic, Self-documenting Tabular Data Sets Using Matlab®. DataBits: An electronic newsletter for Information Managers, Spring 2001 issue. Long Term Ecological Research Network, Albuquerque, NM.

Sheldon, W.M. Jr. 2001. Database Techniques for Creating Maintenance-free Web Pages. In: DataBits: An electronic newsletter for Information Managers, Fall 2001 issue. Long Term Ecological Research Network, Albuquerque, NM.

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959 and OCE-1237140. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.