William G. Wilson, Associate Professor  

William G. Wilson

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
BS Physics/Math, St. Cloud State University, 1981
B.A., St. Cloud State University, 1981

Office Location: 033 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 451-6688
Email Address: wgw@duke.edu
Web Page: http://www.biology.duke.edu/wilson
Additional Web Page: http://www.constructedclimates.org/ConstructedClimates

Specialties:
Ecology and Population Biology
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Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. Tanner, CJ; Adler, FR; Grimm, NB; Groffman, PM; Levin, SA; Munshi-South, J; Pataki, DE; Pavao-Zuckerman, M; Wilson, WG, Urban ecology: advancing science and society, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, vol. 12 no. 10 (December, 2014), pp. 574-581 [doi] .
  2. Gibson, WT; Wilson, WG, Individual-based chaos: Extensions of the discrete logistic model, Journal of Theoretical Biology, vol. 339 (December, 2013), pp. 84-92 [doi]  [abs].
  3. Gibson, WT; Wilson, WG, Individual-based chaos: Extensions of the discrete logistic model, Journal of Theoretical Biology (2013) [doi]  [abs].
  4. Mitchell, RJ; Wilson, WG; Holmquist, KG; Karron, JD, Influence of Pollen Transport Dynamics on Sire Profiles and Multiple Paternity in Flowering Plants, PloS one, vol. 8 no. 10 (2013) [doi]  [abs].
  5. W. Wilson, Cuddington, K., W.G. Wilson, and A.M. Hastings. 2009. Ecosystem engineers: Feedback and population dynamics. The American Naturalist 173: 488-498. (2009) .