Southwest Alaska I&M Network
Department of Natural Resource Management
South Dakota State University
Box 2140B, 1390 College Ave.
Brookings, South Dakota 57006
2010 Ph.D. Wildlife Ecology. Utah State University, Logan, UT
2005 M.S. Wildlife Ecology. Utah State University, Logan, UT
1994 B.A. EPO-Biology. University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
2011 - Present: Quantitative Ecologist- NPS, Southwest Alaska Network, Anchorage, AK
2015 - Present: Adjunct Faculty, Natural Resource Management, SD State University, Brookings, SD
2010: Postdoctoral Research Associate- Utah State University, Logan, UT
2005 - 2010: Graduate Research Assistant (Ph.D.), Utah State University, Logan, UT
2002 - 2005: Graduate Research Assistant (M.S.), Utah State University, Logan, UT
1993 - 2002: Seasonal Technician- Various locations.
Bald eagle resource brief
Brown bear resource brief
Bald eagle resource brief
Wright, M., R. L. Sherriff, A. E. Miller, and T. Wilson. 2018. Stand basal area and temperature interact to influence growth in white spruce in southwest Alaska. Ecosphere 9(10):e02462 DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.2462
Wilson, T.L., J.H. Schmidt, R. Kolstrom, B.A. Mangipane, and K. Bartz. 2018. Nest use dynamics of an undisturbed population of bald eagles. Ecology and Evolution.
Romito A, T.L. Wilson, J.H. Schmidt, G.V. Hilderbrand, M.J. Conroy, J.T. Peterson. A structured approach to cross-jurisdictional brown bear management on National Park Service lands in Alaska. Ecosphere. In prep.
Schumann, D.A., W.W. Hoback, K.D. Koupal, C.W. Schoenebeck, S. Schainost, T.L. Wilson. Experimental analysis of reintroduction strategies to conserve the imperiled Plains Topminnow Fundulus sciadicus in Nebraska. Endangered Species Research34:349-355.
Miller, A.E., T.L. Wilson, R.L. Sherriff, J. Walton. 2017. Warming drives a front of white spruce recruitment near western treeline, Alaska. Global Change Biology 23:5509-5522.
Schmidt, J.H., T.L. Wilson, W.L. Thompson, J.H. Reynolds. 2017. Improving inference for aerial surveys of bears: The importance of assumptions and the cost of unnecessary complexity. Ecology and Evolution 7:4816-4821.
Wilson, T.L., L.M. Phillips, and B. Mangipane. 2017. Improving bald eagle nest monitoring with a second spring survey. The Journal of Wildlife Management 81: 545-551.
Ellis, K.S., R.T. Larsen, J.C. Whiting, T.L. Wilson, and B.R. McMillan. 2017. Assessing indirect measures of abundance and distribution with remote cameras: simplifying indices of activity at pygmy rabbit burrows. Ecological Indicators 77: 23-30.
Wilson, T.L., J.H. Schmidt. 2015. Scale dependence in occupancy models: implications for estimating bear den distribution and abundance. Ecosphere 6: art168.
Lindsay, C., J. Zhu, A.E. Miller, P. Kirchner, T.L. Wilson. 2015. Deriving snow cover metrics for Alaska from MODIS. Remote Sensing 7: 12961-12985.
Wilson, T.L., J.H. Schmidt, W.L. Thompson, L.M. Phillips. 2014. Using double‐observer aerial surveys to monitor nesting bald eagles in Alaska: Are all nests available for detection? The Journal of Wildlife Management 78: 1096–1103.
Wilson, T.L., A.P. Rayburn, T.C. Edwards Jr. 2012. Spatial ecology of refuge selection by an herbivore under risk of predation. Ecosphere 3: art6.
Wilson, T.L., F.P. Howe, T.C. Edwards Jr. 2011. Effects of sagebrush treatments on multi-scale resource selection by pygmy rabbits. The Journal of Wildlife Management 75: 393–398.
Wilson, T.L., J.B. Odei, M.B. Hooten, T.C. Edwards Jr. 2010. Hierarchical spatial models for pygmy rabbit distribution and relative abundance. Journal of Applied Ecology 47: 401-409.
Larsen, R.T., J.A. Bissonette, J.T. Flinders, M.B. Hooten and T.L. Wilson. 2010. Summer spatial patterning of chukars in relation to free water in western Utah. Landscape Ecology 25: 135-145.
Wilson, T.L., E. J. Johnson, and J.A. Bissonette. 2009. Relative importance of habitat area and isolation for bird occurrence patterns in a naturally patchy landscape. Landscape Ecology 24:351-360.
Wilson, T.L., and T. Shepherd. 2017. Monitoring bald eagles in Southwest Alaska Network parks: Data quality standards version 1.0. Natural Resource Report NPS/SWAN/NRR—2017/1385. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.
Wilson, T.L., E.A. Weiss, T. Shepherd, L.M. Phillips, and B. Mangipane. 2017. Monitoring bald eagles in Southwest Alaska Network parks: Standard operating procedures version 1.0. Natural Resource Report NPS/SWAN/NRR—2017/1384. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.
Wilson, T.L., E.A. Weiss, T. Shepherd, L.M. Phillips, and B. Mangipane. 2017. Monitoring bald eagles in Southwest Alaska Network parks: Protocol narrative. Natural Resource Report NPS/SWAN/NRR—2017/1382. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.
Coletti, H.A. and T.L. Wilson. 2015. Nearshore marine bird surveys: data synthesis, analysis and recommendations for sampling frequency and intensity to detect population trends. Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Restoration Project Final Report (Restoration Project 12120114-F), National Park Service, Anchorage, Alaska.
Wilson T.L., C. Moore. 2013. A review of lake vertical profile monitoring in the Southwest Alaska Network: recommendations for future efforts. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/SWAN/NRTR—2013/689. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.
Wilson T.L. 2011. Effects of seismic exploration on pygmy rabbits. In Monaco, T., et al. Proceedings – Threats to Shrubland Ecosystem Integrity; 2010 May 18-20; Logan, UT. Natural Resources and Environmental Issues. Volume XVII.
Edwards, T.C., Jr., F.P. Howe, R.E. Norvell, T.L. Wilson, J. Ripplinger, and J. Gibson. 2009. Disturbance as a management tool: effects on selected wildlife species in Rich County, Utah. Final Project Report No. 2009-3, USGS Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Utah State University, Logan, Utah.
Bissonette, J.A., E.J. Johnson, and T.L. Wilson. 2006. Sagebrush-dominated mountain meadows bird and small mammal community dynamics. Project Report No. 2006-4. USGS Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Utah State University, Logan, Utah.