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Dr. Alan E. Wilson

Associate Professor
School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences

Wilson Lab

ResearchProfessional AffiliationsHonors & AwardsPublications

My scientific interests are broad, but generally focus on understanding how variation within and across species influence patterns and processes in aquatic communities along productivity gradients.  I use a model system consisting of recently cultured, clonal cyanobacteria and herbivorous zooplankton to study how interactions between these critters influence the development of harmful cyanobacterial blooms.  Such events can poison freshwater habitats used for recreation and drinking water.  Other research in the lab includes, understanding the effects of invasive species on community structure, meta-analysis, concerns with evaluating the ecological literature, and mutualisms.

Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography
Ecological Society of America

2007 – 2009   NCEAS Postdoctoral Fellow (declined)
2003 – 2006   EPA STAR Graduate Fellow (Georgia Tech)
2004   Most Outstanding Biology Graduate Student Award 2004 (Georgia Tech)
2002 – 2003   NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training Fellow (Georgia Tech)
2001 – 2002   School of Biology Chemical Ecology Fellow (Georgia Tech)
1997   Phi Beta Kappa, national honor society (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
1995 – 1996   Sonya Stone Academic Scholarship (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
1995   Presidential Scholar Award (Young Harris College)
1994   Phi Theta Kappa, national honor society (Young Harris College)

JOURNAL OF ZOO AND WILDLIFE MEDICINE — 2014
RECOGNITION OF AN IMPORTANT WATER QUALITY ISSUE AT ZOOS: PREVALENCE AND POTENTIAL THREAT OF TOXIC CYANOBACTERIA

WATER RESEARCH — 2014
Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii dominates under very low and high nitrogen-to-phosphorus ratios

BOOK CHAPTER — 2013
Role of Selective Grazing by Dreissenid Mussels in Promoting Toxic Microcystis Blooms and Other Changes in Phytoplankton Composition in the Great Lakes

BOOK CHAPTER— 2013
ECOLOGICAL CONTROL OF CYANOBACTERIALBLOOMS IN FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS

WATER RESEARCH — 2013
Do high concentrations of microcystin prevent Daphnia control of phytoplankton?

COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY, PART D — 2013
Altered expression of Na+/K+–ATPase and other osmoregulatory genes in the gills of euryhaline animals in response to salinity transfer: A meta-analysis of 59 quantitative PCR studies over 10 years

NATURE EDUCATION KNOWLEDGE — 2013
Eutrophication: Causes, Consequences, and Controls in Aquatic Ecosystems

ALABAMA CATTLEMEN — 2013
Toxic Algae T hreaten Livestock Health

ECOLOGY — 2013
Large effects of consumer offense on ecosystem structureand function

HARMFUL ALGAE — 2012
Biomagnification or biodilution of microcystins in aquatic foodwebs? Meta-analyses of laboratory and field studies

AQUATIC BIOLOGY — 2012
Indirect consequences of hypolimnetic hypoxia on zooplankton growth in a large eutrophic lake

CHILD: CARE, HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT — 2011
Getting the fundamentals of movement: a meta-analysis of the effectiveness of motor skill interventions in children

LIMNOLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY — 2011
Large variation in vulnerability to grazing within a population of the colonial phytoplankter, Microcystis aeruginosa

ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY — 2011
BIOACCUMULATION OF MICROCYSTINS BY FISH ASSOCIATED WITH A PERSISTENT CYANOBACTERIAL BLOOM IN LAGO DE PATZCUARO (MICHOACAN, MEXICO)

ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY — 2011
BIOACCUMULATION OF MICROCYSTINS BY FISH ASSOCIATED WITH A PERSISTENT CYANOBACTERIAL BLOOM IN LAGO DE PATZCUARO (MICHOACAN, MEXICO)

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LIMNOLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY — 2011
Large variation in vulnerability to grazing within a population of the colonial phytoplankter, Microcystis aeruginosa

CHILD: CARE, HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT — 2011
Getting the fundamentals of movement: a meta-analysis of the effectiveness of motor skill interventions in children

PLOS ONE — 2010
Growth Rate Consequences of Coloniality in a Harmful Phytoplankter

PLOS ONE — 2010
Growth Rate Consequences of Coloniality in a Harmful Phytoplankter

CANADIAN JOURNAL OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC SCIENCES — 2008
Invasive zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) increase cyanbacterial toxin concentrations in low-nutrient lakes

CANADIAN JOURNAL OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC SCIENCES — 2008
Evaluation of the human health threat associated with the hepatotoxin microcystin in the muscle and liver tissues of yellow perch (Perca flavescens)

ECOLOGY — 2008
TYPE III FUNCTIONAL RESPONSE IN DAPHNIA

FUNDAMENTAL AND APPLIED LIMNOLOGY (ARCHIV FUR HYDROBIOLOGIE) — 2008
Meta-analysis of cyanobacterial effects on zooplankton population growth rate: species-specific responses

LIMNOLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY — 2007
A direct test of cyanobacterial chemical defense: Variable effects of microcystin-treated food on two Daphnia pulicaria clones

BIOSCIENCE — 2007
Journal Impact Factors Are Inflated

LIMNOLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY — 2006
Effects of cyanobacterial toxicity and morphology on the population growth of freshwater zooplankton: Meta-analyses of laboratory experiments

APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY — 2006
Intraspecific Variation in Growth and Morphology of the Bloom-Forming Cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa

LIMNOLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY — 2005
Complex interactions between the zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha, and the harmful phytoplankter, Microcystis aeruginosa

APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY — 2005
Genetic Variation of the Bloom-Forming Cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa within and among Lakes: Implications for Harmful Algal Blooms

LIMNOLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY — 2005
Local adaptation of Daphnia pulicaria to toxic cyanobacteria

LIMNOLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY — 2004
Dominance of the noxious cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa in low-nutrient lakes is associated with exotic zebra mussels

ANNUAL REVIEW OF ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION AND SYSTEMATICS — 2004
MUTUALISMS AND AQUATIC COMMUNITY STRUCTURE: The Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend

JOURNAL OF PLANKTON RESEARCH — 2003
Effects of zebra mussels on phytoplankton and ciliates: a field mesocosm experiment

ARCHIV F — 2002
Relationship between zebra mussel biomass and total phosphorus in European and North American lakes
 

Contact

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Auburn University, AL 36849
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