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Alan E. Wilson
Biological Sciences
Associate Professor

Office: 321 Swingle Hall

Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures, 203 Swingle Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849

Phone: (334) 844-9321
Fax: (334) 844-9208



Ph.D. - Georgia Institute of Technology
M.S. - Michigan State University
B.A. - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research and Teaching Interests

Population and community ecology, intraspecific variation, ecological genetics, limnology, water resource management, experimental design, large-scale field experiments, phytoplankton and zooplankton dynamics, harmful algal blooms.

Undergraduate Graduate
Limnology/Lab - FISH5320 Limnology/Lab - FISH6320
Directed studies - FISH4900 Meta-Analysis - FISH6970
Ecological Genetics seminar - FISH6970
Graduate Teaching practicum - FISH7900

Selected Publications

Wilson, A. E., R. B. Kaul, and O. Sarnelle. 2010. Growth rate consequences of coloniality in a harmful phytoplankter. PLoS ONE 5:e8679.  doi:8610.1371/journal.pone.0008679.

Sarnelle, O., and A. E. Wilson. 2008. Type III functional response in DaphniaEcology 89:1723-1732.

Wilson, A. E., D. C. Gossiaux, T. O. Höök, J. P. Berry, P. F. Landrum, J. Dyble, and S. J. Guildford. 2008. Evaluation of the human health threat associated with the hepatotoxin, microcystin, in the muscle and liver tissues of yellow perch (Perca flavescens). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 65:1487-1497.

Knoll, L. B., O. Sarnelle, S. K. Hamilton, C. E. H. Kissman, A. E. Wilson, J. B. Rose, and M. R. Morgan. 2008. Invasive zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) increase cyanobacterial toxin concentrations in low-nutrient lakes.Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 65:448-455.

Tillmanns, A. R., A. E. Wilson, F. R. Pick, and O. Sarnelle. 2008. Meta-analysis of cyanobacterial effects on zooplankton population growth rate: species-specific responses. Fundamental and Applied Limnology 171:285-295.

Last updated: 06/27/2016