Wilson, Bill

Dr. William C. Walton

Associate Professor Extension Specialist
School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences

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In my research, I emphasize the use of controlled field experiments to solve applied problems and to answer questions posed by the public. In particular, my work focuses on issues related to marine invertebrate aquaculture, fisheries management and restoration. Within the Gulf of Mexico, species of interest include the eastern oyster, blue crabs and shrimp, which form the basis for important commercial and recreational fisheries.

  • National Shellfisheries Association, Member
    at Large (2006-2009), Membership Committee Chairman (2006 to present), Industry Committee ( 2009 to present )
  • World Aquaculture Society
  • American Fisheries Society
  • Ecological Society of America
  • Society for Conservation Biology

  • Auburn University College of Agriculture Project Team Award, ‘The Oyster Team’ (2013)
  • Auburn University College of Agriculture Dean’s 2013 Grantsmanship Award (2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Dean’s Award for Study Abroad Development, (2013)
  • Alabama Cooperative Extension System Superior Service Team Award (2010)
  • Certificate of Appreciation, East Coast Shellfish Growers Association ( 2009 )
  • Thurlow C. Nelson Award for Best Oral Presentation,
    91st Meeting of National Shellfisheries Association (1999)
  • Benjamin G. Brown Award for Independent Research and Promise in a Field of Science, Tufts University (1991)
  • National Merit Scholar, Tufts University (1987-1991)

CANADIAN JOURNAL OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC SCIENCES — 2013
Corrigendum: Bivalve-enhanced nitrogen removal from coastalestuaries

FOOD MICROBIOLOGY — 2013
Effective reduction of Vibrio vulnificus in the Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) using high salinity depuration

AQUACULTURE — 2013
Effects of ploidy and gear on the performance of cultured oysters, Crassostrea virginica: Survival, growth, shape, condition index and Vibrio abundances

JOURNAL OF FOOD PROTECTION— 2013
Preliminary Study of Transplanting as a Process for Reducing Levels of Vibrio vulnificus and Vibrio parahaemolyticus in Shellstock Oysters

ALABAMA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION TIMELY INFORMATION — 2013
Template for Alabama Department of Public Health OysterFarm Operational Plan

SRAC PUBLICATION — 2013
Off-Bottom Culture of Oysters in the Gulf of Mexico

ALABAMA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SYSTEM — 2013
Alabama Aquatic Nuisance Species Series: Venomous Lionfish

ALABAMA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SYSTEM — 2013
Preparation & preservation of Alabama seafood

ALABAMA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION — 2013
Alabama Aquatic Nuisance Species Series: Amazonian Apple Snail

ALABAMA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SYSTEM, TIMELY INFORMATION: FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE SERIES — 2012
OFF-BOTTOM OYSTER FARMING

NORTH AMERICAN JOURNAL OF AQUACULTURE — 2012
Demonstration of Blue Crab Culture in Inland Low-Salinity Waters of West Alabama

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY — 2012
Assimilation of Oil-Derived Elements by Oysters Due to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

WORLD AQUACULTURE — 2012
Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Auburn University Shellfish Laboratory aquaculture program

CANADIAN JOURNAL OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC SCIENCE — 2012
Bivalve-enhanced nitrogen removal from coastal estuaries

MISSISSIPPI-ALABAMA SEAGRANT — 2012
Use of Microalgae Concentrates for Rearing Oyster Larvae, Crassostrea virginica

ALABAMA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION TIMELY INFORMATION — 2012
Aquatic Nuisance Species

MISSISSIPPI-ALABAMA SEA GRANT CONSORTIUM PUBLICATION — 2012
Gulf Coast Off-Bottom Oyster Farming Gear Types: Floating Cage System

MISSISSIPPI-ALABAMA SEA GRANT CONSORTIUM PUBLICATION — 2012
Gulf Coast Off-Bottom Oyster Farming Gear Types: Floating Bags

MISSISSIPPI-ALABAMA SEA GRANT CONSORTIUM PUBLICATION — 2012
Gulf Coast Off-Bottom Oyster Farming Gear Types: Bottom Cages

MISSISSIPPI-ALABAMA SEA GRANT CONSORTIUM PUBLICATION — 2012
Gulf Coast Off-Bottom Oyster Farming Gear Types: Adjustable Long-line System

JOURNAL OF SHELLFISH RESEARCH — 2011
EVALUATION OF THREE NORTHERN QUAHOG (=HARD CLAM) MERCENARIA MERCENARIA (LINNAEUS) STRAINS GROWN IN MASSACHUSETTS AND NEW JERSEY FOR QPX-RESISTANCE

NORTHEAST REGIONAL AQUACULTURE CENTER — 2008
Surviving Dermo: Progress Towards Growing a More Resistant Oyster

MARINE EXTENSION BULLETIN — 2008
Managing Quahog Parasite Unknown ( QPX ) Disease

FOCAL POINT — 2008
Introduction to Tidal Flow Restoration

MARINE EXTENSION BULLETIN — 2008
Restoring Oysters Through Remote Set

REPORT — 2007
Aquaculture Situation and Outlook Report 2007: Massachusetts

PAMPHLET — 2005
Diseases of Concern to New England Shellfish Growers

PAMPHLET — 2005
Pests of Concern to New England Shellfish Growers

PAMPHLET — 2005
Predators of Concern to New England Shellfish Growers

MARINE EXTENSION BULLETIN — 2004
Important Changes to the Federal Crop Insurance Program for Quahog Farmers

MARINE EXTENSION BULLETIN — 2004
Some Liability Issues for Massachusetts Shellfish Farmers

MARINE BIOLOGY — 2003
Invasion dynamics of the European shore crab, Carcinus maenas, in Australia

JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY — 2002
Effect of an invasive crab upon a marine fishery: green crab, Carcinus maenas, predation upon a venerid clam, Katelysia scalarina, in Tasmania (Australia)

MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES — 2001
Going to the source: role of the invasion pathway in determining potential invaders

JOURNAL OF SHELLFISH RESEARCH — 2001
Problems, Predators, and Perception: Management of Quahog ( Hardclam ), Mercenaria mercenria, Stock Enhancement Programs in Southern New England

JOURNAL OF SHELLFISH RESEARCH — 2001
Problems, Predators, and Perception: Management of Quahog ( Hardclam ), Mercenaria mercenria, Stock Enhancement Programs in Southern New England

ESTUARIES — 1996
ccurrence of Zebra Mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) in the Oligohaline Hudson River, New York
 

Contact

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251-861-3018 Extension 2