William G. Wilson, Associate Professor  

I earned my physics Ph.D. at the University of Hawaii on a topic in condensed matter theory using computer simulations and mathematics. I transferred those interdisciplinary skills to geophysics, fluid flow, and theoretical evolutionary ecology at the University of Calgary and UC Santa Barbara. In 2001 I earned tenure in the Duke Zoology department, which then merged with Botany into Biology. In 2007, amid funding difficulties, 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.

Ph.D., University of Hawaii, Manoa, 1988
BS Physics/Math, St. Cloud State University, 1981
B.A., St. Cloud State University, 1981

Office Location: 250 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

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

  1. W.G. Wilson, Stormwater: A resource for scientists and policy makers. (2016), University of Chicago Press. .
  2. 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, WILEY [doi]  [abs].
  3. 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].
  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 (January, 2013), pp. e76312 [doi]  [abs].
  5. W.G. Wilson, Constructed Climates: A Primer on Urban Environments. (2011), University of Chicago Press. .