William G. Wilson

Associate Professor of Biology

Office: 
033 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338
Phone: 
(919) 451-6688
Email: 
For my physics Ph.D. work on condensed matter theory, I used computer simulations and mathematics. I transferred those skills to theoretical evolutionary ecology, and earned tenure in the Duke Zoology department. The lack of funding for that research precluded promotion at Duke, and I directed my studies toward urban environmental issues and environmental inequities. I published two books, Constructed Climates (2011) and Stormwater (2016), with University of Chicago Press. Web: Duke Biology web page
Book: constructedclimates.org

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa 1988

  • B.A., St. Cloud State University 1981

Tanner, CJ, Adler, FR, Grimm, NB, Groffman, PM, Levin, SA, Munshi-South, J, Pataki, DE, Pavao-Zuckerman, M, and Wilson, WG. "Urban ecology: advancing science and society." Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12, no. 10 (December 2014): 574-581. Full Text

Gibson, WT, and Wilson, WG. "Individual-based chaos: Extensions of the discrete logistic model." Journal of Theoretical Biology 339 (December 21, 2013): 84-92. Full Text

Mitchell, RJ, Wilson, WG, Holmquist, KG, and Karron, JD. "Influence of Pollen Transport Dynamics on Sire Profiles and Multiple Paternity in Flowering Plants." PLoS ONE 8, no. 10 (2013). Full Text

Gibson, WT, and Wilson, WG. "Individual-based chaos: Extensions of the discrete logistic model." Journal of Theoretical Biology (2013). Full Text

Cuddington, K, Wilson, WG, and Hastings, A. "Ecosystem engineers: Feedback and population dynamics." American Naturalist 173, no. 4 (2009): 488-498. Full Text

Morales, MA, Morris, WF, and Wilson, WG. "Allee dynamics generated by protection mutualisms can drive oscillations in trophic cascades." Theoretical Ecology 1, no. 2 (2008): 77-88. Full Text

Wilson, WG, and Wright, JP. "11 Community responses to environmental change: Results of Lotka-Volterra community theory." Theoretical Ecology Series 4, no. C (December 1, 2007): 211-227. Full Text

Wilson, WG. "14 Synthesis of ecosystem engineering theory." Theoretical Ecology Series 4, no. C (December 1, 2007): 275-278. Full Text

Wilson, WG. "3 A new spirit and concept for ecosystem engineering?." Theoretical Ecology Series 4, no. C (December 1, 2007): 47-68. Full Text

Cuddington, K, Byers, JE, Wilson, WG, and Hastings, A. "Preface." Theoretical Ecology Series 4, no. C (December 1, 2007). Full Text

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