WilsonLab at Auburn University

 

 
 
Cyanobacterial bloom - Auburn University
 

 

Welcome to the WilsonLab at Auburn!

Our approach to research is multidimensional.  First, we use large-scale observational studies and meta-analysis of existing data from the literature to discover patterns in nature.  Then, we identify mechanisms mediating these patterns through laboratory and field-based experimentation.

As a community ecologist, I am generally interested in consumer-prey interactions and identifying the ecological and evolutionary consequences of intraspecific genetic and phenotypic variation on aquatic communities and ecosystems.  My current research focuses on the ecology of cyanobacterial blooms with an emphasis on understanding how biotic and abiotic factors influence cyanobacterial bloom formation in a variety of systems including recreational reservoirs and aquaculture ponds.  In tandem with our harmful algal bloom research, the lab is also studying the factors leading to taste, odor, and toxicity issues in drinking water reservoirs.  

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News

Want to join the lab?

  • I am always looking for hard-working, honest, and self-motivated graduate and undergraduate students to join our group.  I encourage individual thinking, so it is not critical that we share identical research interests.  But, it is important that you are fascinated by science and want to explore how the natural world works.  Please email me your resume, transcripts, GRE scores (if applicable), research interests, and contact information for three references and we will try to find a spot for you in the lab.

September 2020

  • Mario has done it again!  He has recently published a new index focused on cyanobacteria in drinking water reservoirs.  Barros, M. U.G., J. I.R. Leitão, T. R.B.T. Aranha, S. Simsek, R. P. Buley, E. G. Fernandez-Figueroa, M. F. Gladfelter, A. E. Wilson, and J. Capelo-Neto. In press. Icyano: A cyanobacterial bloom vulnerability index for drinking water treatment plants. Water Supply (PDF)

  • Despite COVID-19's efforts to get in the way, I had the opportunity to share some of our research focused on hypereutrophic aquaculture ponds with students and faculty at Columbus State University via a virtual seminar.

catfish pond with aerator

August 2020

  • Very excited to see our undergrads back in the lab :)  They have been gone since spring break because of the pandemic, and we missed them.  We have some returning undergrad superstars (Madison, Isabel, and Carter) and have added some new ones (Jameela, Tiffany, and JaKayla).  Welcome back to Auburn!

  • The lab is growing again. We welcome two new MS students, Niki and Bridget, and a research technician, Callie.  The lab is finally going to get caught up with ongoing research projects...I hope.

July 2020

  • Where did July go???  This summer was crazy busy despite cancelling our NSF REU Site.

June 2020

May 2020

  • Jose's awesome study looking at the effects of disparate hydraulic condicts on two important cyanobacteria has been published!  Clemente, A., A. E. Wilson, S. Oliveira, I. Menezes, A. Gois, and J. Capelo-Neto. 2020. The role of hydraulic conditions of coagulation and flocculation on the damage of cyanobacteria. Science of the Total Environment 740:139737. (PDF)

  • We are considering applications for a full-time (w/ benefits) research technician to join us for a year or more pending funding.  The ideal candidate will be hard-working, team oriented, and a college graduate with significant prior experience in lab and field based research focused on water quality.  To learn more about the position, visit https://www.auemployment.com/postings/7171

April 2020

  • The lab has an exciting new outreach opportunity.  We have been asked to help improve the overall aesthetics of the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art pond, which has been experiencing spectacular blooms the past year or so.  We are up to the challenge and look forward to using some of what we have learned through our NSF and USDA projects to get this pond back to beautiful again.

JCSM algal bloom  JCSM algal bloom

  • Jaelen's meta-analysis class project focused on sperm swimming speed has been published!!  Congrats!  Myers, J. N., A. Senior, V. Zadmajid, S. R. Sørensen, and I. A.E. Butts. 2020. Associations between ovarian fluid and sperm swimming in marine and freshwater teleosts: a meta-analysis. Reviews in Fisheries Science & Aquaculture 28(3):322-339. (PDF)

  • Jingping's meta-analysis class project focused on nutrititional additives in aquaculture feed has been published!  Way to go, Jingping.  Guo, J., Y. Bao, R. Davis, A. Abebe, A. E. Wilson, and D. A. Davis. In press. Application of meta-analysis toward understanding the effect of adding a methionine hydroxy analog in the diet on growth performance and feed utilization of fish and shrimp. Reviews in Aquaculture (PDF)

  • Victoria's hard work paid off last summer as part of our NSF REU Site in warm-water aquatic ecology.  Fastest project to publication ever!  Congrats, Victoria, Jaelen, and Ian.  Myers, J. N., A. J. Bradford, V. S. Hallas, L. L. Lawson, T. E. Pitcher, R. A. Dunham, and I. A.E. Butts. 2020. Channel catfish ovarian fluid differentially enhances blue catfish sperm performance. Theriogenology 149:62-471. (Website)

  • Angelea's extension article describing some of the interesting findings from our USDA project focused on biomanipulation has been published!  Nice job, Angelea.  Belfiore, A. and A. E. Wilson. 2020. Improving catfish pond water quality by reducing planktivorous fish abundance. Fish Farming News 2020(1):8-10. (PDF)

  • We have also learned that we will be starting a new, ambitious USDA project with our ARS colleague, Benjamin Beck, to expand our algal bloom management efforts in west Alabama.  I am super excited to get this project started.

  • I am sad to report that our NSF REU Site in warm-water aquatic ecology has decided to cancel our 2020 program.  We are hoping to have a few of the 2020 REU students conduct research in Auburn this summer if the coronavirus pandemic subsides and campus returns to normal.  Fingers crossed!  We will begin recruiting for our summer 2021 program this fall. 

March 2020

  • Our superstar undergrad, Madison Dees, just learned that her proposal for an AU Undergraduate Research Fellowship was funded!!  Nice job, Madison.  Very excited to begin this project with you in the fall. 

  • Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the lab has received more good news!  Our USDA proposal (led by supestar, Brendan Higgins) that originated from an REU project has been funded.  Lots of exciting work planned converting wastewater into Daphnia!

  • Our good friend, Christian Moldaenke, recently visited the lab enroute to swimming with manatees in FL.  That guy lives the good life.  Come back soon, Christian.

christian

February 2020

  • During a recent class, I had an epiphany for a new lab domain name - http://www.WarAlgae.com - although it might only connect with fellow Auburn tigers.  War Algae!!

  • Riley had an opportunity to participage in a week-long structured decision making workshop at the New York Water Science Center in Troy, NY.  As part of the workshop, he was able to share some of his dissertation research.  Nice job, Riley!

riley usgs

January 2020

  • Our study documenting microcystin poisoning of while pelicans at the Birmingham Zoo is finally out.  Since this project started, we have worked with the zoo to improve the water quality of the moats to protect animal health.  Nice job leading this effort, Stephanie!  McCain, S., R. R. Sim, E. W. Howerth, S. Aschenbroich, S. G.M. Kirejczyk, B. McHale, C. Jerry, J. J. Kottwitz, A. E. Wilson, and R. McManamon. 2020. Myonecrosis and death due to presumed microcystin toxicosis in American white pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhyncos). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 51(2):407-415. (PDF)

  • We just learned that our project focused on taste and odor producing organisms was funded by the Ocean University China - Auburn University Joint Center for Aquaculture and Environmental Science.  What a great way to start the new year!  We need to find some new students to join the team to help complete this project!

  • My past MS tudent, Brie Olsen, who is an ecologist with the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality recently helped with the creation of her state's harmful algal bloom management plan.  This is an excellent resource.  Nice job, Brie!

December 2019

  • Matt's super exciting meta-analysis class project about copepod mating has been published in Journal of Plankton Research: Powers, M. J., A. E. Wilson, K. B. Heine, and G. E. Hill. 2020. The relative importance of various mating criteria in copepods. Journal of Plankton Research 42(1):19-30. (PDF)  In addition, Adelia's project was just accepted too - Grabowsky, A. and L. Weisbrod. 2020. The effectiveness of library instruction for graduate/professional students: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Research 15(2):100-137. (PDF)  These make 12 class publications in 2019!!  Wow!!!  My students are fantastic!

  • I was honored to receive two awards at the recent College of Agriculture faculty and staff awards event, including the Outstanding Commitment to Diversity award as well as the Outstanding Publication Award for Gwendolyn's Ecology Letters paper

  • Returned to the annual catfish update meeting in Greensboro, AL, to tell the farmers all about the work that the lab has completed this year that has direct implications for water quality management.  I am psyched to see that foodweb manipulations are working as we (and Shapiro and many others) predicted!  Ecology can be an amazing management tool!

November 2019

  • So happy to report that the 10th US Harmful Algal Symposium was a huge success.  A record number of attendees, presentations (including freshwater focused), and fun.  Special thanks to Alison Robertson and her lab for carrying most of the burden for preparing for this event.  The next symposium will be held in New York in 2021.  Glad others are organizing that one.

  • I had the opportunity to give a talk about algal blooms to the highly engaged and interested Alabama Association for Food Protection.  Lots of great questions that ultimately caused the conference organizer to get the hook to pull me off the stage!

  • My meta-analysis students have done it again...record fast publishing of their class projects.  It took Harsha and Emmanuel less than 6 months to complete, submit, revise, and get their manuscripts accepted!  Incredible!!  Galkanda-Arachchige, H., A. E. Wilson, and D. A. Davis. 2020. Success of fishmeal replacement through poultry by-product meal in aquaculture feed formulations: a meta-analysis. Reviews in Aquaculture 12(3):1624-1636. (PDF) and Ayipio, E., D. Wells, A. McQuilling, and A. E. Wilson. 2019. Comparisons between aquaponics and conventional hydroponic crop yield: a meta-analysis. Sustainability 11:6511. (PDF)

October 2019

  • After many years of encouragement, the lab has a new logo!  Thanks to Matt for leading this effort.  Already have t-shirts and stickers to share with friends of the lab. 

WilsonLab logo

  • Had a fun whirlwind trip to the University of South Florida to spend time with Andrew Kramer, his colleagues and their students to share some of my lab's research.  Great trip!!

  • Another publication from my meta-analysis class. This one in BioEssays!  Good job, Ash, Hannah, and Steve.  Abebe, A., H. E. Correia, and F. S. Dobson. 2019. Estimating a key parameter of mammalian mating systems: the chance of siring success for a mated male. BioEssays 1900016 (PDF)

September 2019

  • Collaboration has paid off once again!  Congrats to Katherine for organizing a global survey of Microcystis and their associated interactome communities.  Cook, K. V., C. Li, H. Cai, L. Krumholz, K. D. Hambright, H. W. Paerl, M. Steffen, A. E. Wilson, M. Burford, H.-P. Grossart, D. Hamilton, H.-L. Jiang, A. Sukenik, D. Latour, E. Meyer, J. Padisak, B. Qin, R. Zamor, and G. Zhu. 2020. The global Microcystis interactome. Limnology and Oceanography 65:S194-S207. (PDF)

  • The recent dog deaths due to toxic algae have kept my phone busy with concerned pet owners, water resource managers, and the press.  Here are some examples of fun outreach - Opelika-Auburn News, Alabama Extension, and Columbus's NBC station WLTZ First News

August 2019

  • The early bird registration and abstract submission deadlines for the US Harmful Algal Bloom Symposium are looming (August 31).  Register today!

  • Mario returned to visit us all the way from Brazil!  We miss that guy.

cookout with Mario

  • This summer has been incredibly busy, especially considering the recent reports of dogs dying around the US due to algal blooms.  Auburn University recently asked me to comment on these events through their Expert Answers social media campaign.

  • After the REU program ended, I had a chance to get away with my family to explore Connecticut and Virginia.  Even got to watch little man compete at the State Games of America.  Good times.

track meet State Games of America

July 2019

  • Our REU Site just ended.  This was the best REU cohort ever.  Expecting big things from them.

REU 2019 final poster symposium

  • Another successful daycare outreach event with the REU students!

daycare_outreach

  • The lab is growing again.  Welcome, Angelea, our new MS student!

Angelea Belfiore

June 2019

Big Lagoon State Park

Swamp tour

May 2019

  • Our REU progam is finally underway!  Ten execellent students from around the country.

2019 REU students

April 2019

tidal basin

Henrietta Lacks  Doug Jones

  • I was honored to be the keynote speaker for 2019 Annual Environmental Science Student and Faculty Retreat at Florida Atlantic University.  I met many amazing students conducting exciting research.  The lunch buffet was the best I have seen at a college campus.

FAU retreat  FAU retreat

  • Riley's extension article highlighting hydrogen peroxide control of algal blooms in catfsh ponds is out!  Buley, R. P., Z. Yang, M. F. Gladfelter, and A. E. Wilson. 2019. Controlling blue-green algal blooms in aquaculture ponds using hydrogen peroxide. Fish Farming News 2019(1):3-5. (PDF)

  • Mario's thorough of a huge water quality of Brazilian drinking water reservoirs has been accepted for piublication.  Nice job, Mario!  Barros, M. U. G., A. E. Wilson, J. I. R. Leitão, S. P. Pereira, R. P. Buley, E. G. Fernandez-Figueroa, and J. Capelo-Neto. 2019. Environmental factors associated with toxic cyanobacterial blooms across 20 drinking water reservoirs in a semi-arid region of Brazil. Harmful Algae 86:128-137. (PDF)

March 2019

  • My students and I were able to attend the World Aquaculture Society in New Orleans to present our research and to learn more about new aquaculture research.  I love New Orleans.  The conference was good, too. 

  • Michael has recently gotten two papers published from his dissertation.  Good job, Michael!  Chislock, M. F., R. B. Kaul, K. A. Durham, O. Sarnelle, and A. E. Wilson. 2019. Eutrophication mediates rapid clonal evolution in Daphnia pulicaria. Freshwater Biology 64:1275-1283. (PDF) and Chislock, M. F., O. Sarnelle, L. M. Jernigan, V. R. Anderson, A. Abebe, and A. E. Wilson. 2019. Consumer adaptation mediates top-down regulation across a productivity gradient. Oecologia 190:195-205. (PDF)

February 2019

  • I was just notified that my promotion application for Full Professor was successful.  Time to celebrate! 

  • Gwendolyn's ambitious meta-analysis class project was just accepted at Ecology Letters.  You are incredible, Gwendolyn.  Bird, G., C. Kaczvinsky, A. E. Wilson, and N. B. Hardy. 2019. When do herbivorous insects compete? A phylogenetic meta-analysis. Ecology Letters 22:875-883. (PDF) (2019 College of Agriculture Outstanding Publication Award)

  • Two more publications from my 2018 meta-analysis class!  Good work, Kyle and Kayleigh.  The speed of these publications is unbelieveable.  Heine, K. B., A. Abebe, A. E. Wilson, and W. R. Hood. 2019. Copepod respiration increases by 7% per degree °C increase in temperature: a meta-analysis. Limnology and Oceanography Letters 4(3):53-61. (Website)  Chalkowski, K., A. E. Wilson, C. A. Lepczyk, and S. Zohdy. 2019. Who let the cats out? a global meta-analysis on risk of parasitic infection in indoor versus outdoor domestic cats (Felis catus). Biology Letters 15:20180840. (PDF)

  • I was able to attend ASLO 2019 in beautiful San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Our session focused on lessons learned by undergraduate researchers and their mentors was super successful. I also got to see a bunch of friends from around the world.

ASLO 2019

  • My family recently visited our family and friends in Michigan, including Ace Sarnelle (Michigan State), Chris Steiner (Wayne State), Emily Grman (Eastern Michigan, and Leah Robinson (Michigan).  Despite the frigid temperatures and snow, it was a great trip full of good eating and great conversations. 

 michigan trip      michigan trip

hutchinson family tree

January 2019

  • I recently held a phytoplankton identification workshop for a bunch of awesome catfish and shrimp farmers in west Alabama.  This was the best phytoplankton workshop I have lead yet.  The students were super eager to talk about and identify algae.

algae workshop  algae workshop

December 2018

  • Finally a vacation!  Got to camp for three nights at Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas 70 miles west of Key West.  Crazy beautiful!  I will be back soon.

dry tortugas

November 2018

APLU teaching award ceremoney in NOLA

  • I just returned from a week in Tihany, Hungary, to assist my colleague, Ferenc Jordan, with a new mesocosm facility that his group has installed at the Balaton Limnological Institute.  This might be most impressive research station on the planet.  It is definitely the most beautiful. 

Lake Balaton

  • Three...yes, three more papers have been produced from my meta-analysis class, and we have several other manuscripts in review.  My students are fantastic!  Martinez, A. S., J. R. Willoughby, and M. R. Christie. 2018. Genetic diversity in fishes in influenced by habitat type and life-history variation. Ecology and Evolution 8:12022-12031. (PDF); Roth, J. 2019. Sylvatic plague management and prairie dogs - a meta-analysis. Journal of Vector Ecology 44(1):1-10 ; Dobson, F. S., A. Abebe, H. Correia, C. Kasumo, and B. Zinner. 2018. Multiple paternity and number of offspring in mammals. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 285:20182042. (PDF)

  • Mark Liles has gotten us over the hump with the reviewers at Aquaculture.  The whole pond experiment where we tested the impact of a probiotic on catfish and pond health has been accepted!  Thurlow, C. M., M. A. Williams, A. Carrias, C. Ran, M. Newman, J. Tweedie, E. Allison, L. N. Jescovitch, A. E. Wilson, J. S. Terhune, and M. R. Liles. 2019. Bacillus velezensis AP193 exerts probiotic effects in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) and reduces aquaculture pond eutrophication. Aquaculture 503:247-356. (PDF)

October 2018

  • I am psyched to officially be a part of the Coosa Riverkeeper Advisory Board.  This is an excellent group of folks with an important job to protect one of Alabama's greatest water resources.

  • Every now and then I get to visit my NSF friends.  I miss those folks so much.  John Schade hosted the best cookout.  I even got to see Edna for a bit during her time in DC.  I will be back again soon.

John Schade cookout

  • I was honored to return to ADEM's annual surface water meeting to share our ADEM-AU project results with our water utility colleagues throughout Alabama.  The large crowd was happy to hear that algal toxins were basically non-existent at our drinking water intakes.

ADEM surface water meeting

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Recent publications

  • Barros, M. U.G., J. I.R. Leitão, T. R.B.T. Aranha, S. Simsek, R. P. Buley, E. G. Fernandez-Figueroa, M. F. Gladfelter, A. E. Wilson, and J. Capelo-Neto. In press. Icyano: A cyanobacterial bloom vulnerability index for drinking water treatment plants. Water Supply (PDF)

  • Clemente, A., A. E. Wilson, S. Oliveira, I. Menezes, A. Gois, and J. Capelo-Neto. 2020. The role of hydraulic conditions of coagulation and flocculation on the damage of cyanobacteria. Science of the Total Environment 740:139737. (PDF)

  • Guo, J., Y. Bao, R. Davis, A. Abebe, A. E. Wilson, and D. A. Davis. In press. Application of meta-analysis toward understanding the effect of adding a methionine hydroxy analog in the diet on growth performance and feed utilization of fish and shrimp. Reviews in Aquaculture (PDF)

  • Belfiore, A. and A. E. Wilson. 2020. Improving catfish pond water quality by reducing planktivorous fish abundance. Fish Farming News 2020(1):8-10. (PDF)

  • McCain, S., R. R. Sim, E. W. Howerth, S. Aschenbroich, S. G.M. Kirejczyk, B. McHale, C. Jerry, J. J. Kottwitz, A. E. Wilson, and R. McManamon. 2020. Myonecrosis and death due to presumed microcystin toxicosis in American white pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhyncos). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 51(2):407-415. (PDF)

  • Powers, M. J., A. E. Wilson, K. B. Heine, and G. E. Hill. 2020. The relative importance of various mating criteria in copepods. Journal of Plankton Research 42(1):19-30. (PDF)

  • Galkanda-Arachchige, H., A. E. Wilson, and D. A. Davis. 2020. Success of fishmeal replacement through poultry by-product meal in aquaculture feed formulations: a meta-analysis. Reviews in Aquaculture 12(3):1624-1636. (PDF)

  • Ayipio, E., D. Wells, A. McQuilling, and A. E. Wilson. 2019. Comparisons between aquaponics and conventional hydroponic crop yield: a meta-analysis. Sustainability 11:6511. (PDF)

  • Cook, K. V., C. Li, H. Cai, L. Krumholz, K. D. Hambright, H. W. Paerl, M. Steffen, A. E. Wilson, M. Burford, H.-P. Grossart, D. Hamilton, H.-L. Jiang, A. Sukenik, D. Latour, E. Meyer, J. Padisak, B. Qin, R. Zamor, and G. Zhu. 2020. The global Microcystis interactome. Limnology and Oceanography 65:S194-S207 (PDF)

  • Garner, B., C. Adams, R. Buley, and A. E. Wilson. 2019. Aquaculture 2019: Auburn students' perspective. World Aquaculture 50(2):19 (PDF)

  • Barros, M. U. G., A. E. Wilson, J. I. R. Leitão, S. P. Pereira, R. P. Buley, E. G. Fernandez-Figueroa, and J. Capelo-Neto. 2019. Environmental factors associated with toxic cyanobacterial blooms across 20 drinking water reservoirs in a semi-arid region of Brazil. Harmful Algae 86:128-137. (PDF)

  • McKenzie, B. A., A. E. Wilson, and S. Zohdy. 2019. Aedes albopictus is a competent vector of Zika virus: a meta-analysis. PLoS ONE 14(5):e0216794. (Website)

  • David, K. T., A. E. Wilson, and K. M. Halanych. 2019. Sequencing disparity in the genomic era. Molecular Biology and Evolution 36(8):1624-1627. (Website)

  • Buley, R. P., Z. Yang, M. F. Gladfelter, and A. E. Wilson. 2019. Controlling blue-green algal blooms in aquaculture ponds using hydrogen peroxide. Fish Farming News 2019(1):3-5. (PDF)

  • Chislock, M. F., O. Sarnelle, L. M. Jernigan, V. R. Anderson, A. Abebe, and A. E. Wilson. 2019. Consumer adaptation mediates top-down regulation across a productivity gradient. Oecologia 190:195-205. (PDF)

  • Heine, K. B., A. Abebe, A. E. Wilson, and W. R. Hood. 2019. Copepod respiration increases by 7% per degree °C increase in temperature: a meta-analysis. Limnology and Oceanography Letters 4(3):53-61. (Website)

  • Chalkowski, K., A. E. Wilson, C. A. Lepczyk, and S. Zohdy. 2019. Who let the cats out? a global meta-analysis on risk of parasitic infection in indoor versus outdoor domestic cats (Felis catus). Biology Letters 15:20180840. (PDF) (see the complete Altmetric list; New York Times article; Newsweek article; MSN article)

  • Chislock, M. F., R. B. Kaul, K. A. Durham, O. Sarnelle, and A. E. Wilson. 2019. Eutrophication mediates rapid clonal evolution in Daphnia pulicaria. Freshwater Biology 64:1275-1283. (PDF)

  • Bird, G., C. Kaczvinsky, A. E. Wilson, and N. B. Hardy. 2019. When do herbivorous insects compete? A phylogenetic meta-analysis. Ecology Letters 22:875-883. (PDF) (2019 College of Agriculture Outstanding Publication Award)

  • Thurlow, C. M., M. A. Williams, A. Carrias, C. Ran, M. Newman, J. Tweedie, E. Allison, L. N. Jescovitch, A. E. Wilson, J. S. Terhune, and M. R. Liles. 2019. Bacillus velezensis AP193 exerts probiotic effects in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) and reduces aquaculture pond eutrophication. Aquaculture 503:347-356. (PDF)

  • Wadsworth, P., A. E. Wilson, and W. C. Walton. 2019. A meta-analysis of growth rate in diploid and triploid oysters. Aquaculture 499:9-16. (PDF)

  • Delaney, M., A. ArchMiller, D. P. Delaney, A. E. Wilson, and E. J. Sikora. 2018. Effectiveness of fungicide on soybean rust in the southeastern United States: a meta-analysis. Sustainability 10:1784. (PDF)

  • Wilson, A. E., J. L. Pollock, I. Billick, C. Domingo, E. G. Fernandez-Figueroa, E. Nagy, T. D. Steury, and A. Summers. 2018. Assessing science training programs: Structured undergraduate research programs make a difference. BioScience 68(7):529-534. (Website) (Editor's Choice) (2018 College of Agriculture High Impact Paper of the Year Award)

  • Yang, Z., R. P. Buley, E. G. Fernandez-Figueroa, M. U.G. Barros, S. Rajendran, and A. E. Wilson. 2018. Hydrogen peroxide treatment promotes chlorophytes over toxic cyanobacteria in a hyper-eutrophic aquaculture pond. Environmental Pollution 240:590-598. (PDF)

  • Baker, B. C., A. E. Wilson, and J. T. Scott. 2018. Phytoplankton N2 fixation efficiency and its effect on harmful algal blooms. Freshwater Science 37(2): 264-275. (PDF)

  • Minasyan, A., C. Christophoridis, A. E. Wilson, S.-K. Zervou, T. Kaloudis, and A. Hiskia. 2018. Diversity of cyanobacteria and the presence of cyanotoxins in the epilimnion of Lake Yerevan (Armenia). Toxicon 150:28-38. (PDF)

  • Wilson, A. E., E. G. Fernandez, R. Buley, and L. A. Roy. 2018. Is sustainable control of toxic algae a reality for catfish aquaculture? Fish Farming News 2018(1):7-8. (PDF)

  • Wilson, A. E. and E. G. Fernandez-Figueroa. 2018. Preparing water resource managers to identify and measure toxic cyanobacteria. Streamlines Spring 2018:18. (PDF)

  • Wilson, A. E., M. F. Chislock, Z. Yang, M. U.G. Barros, and J. F. Roberts. 2018. Pond bank access as an approach for managing toxic cyanobacteria in beef cattle pasture drinking water ponds. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 190:247. (PDF)

  • Weaver, R. J., E. S. A. Santos, A. M. Tucker, A. E. Wilson, and G. E. Hill. 2018. Carotenoid metabolism strengthens the link between feather coloration and quality. Nature Communications 9:73. (Website) (Clarivate Analytics Web of Science Highly Cited Paper)

  • Jameel, Y., S. Stein, E. Grimm, C. Roswell, A. E. Wilson, C. Troy, T. Höök, and G. Bowen. 2018. Physicochemical characteristics of a southern Lake Michigan river plume. Journal of Great Lakes Research 44:209-218. (PDF)

  • Lyu, K., L. Zhang, L. Gu, X. Zhu, A. E. Wilson, and Z. Yang. 2017. Cladoceran offspring tolerance to toxic Microcystis is promoted by maternal warming. Environmental Pollution 227:451-459. (PDF)

  • Olsen, B. K., M. F. Chislock, A. Rebelein, and A. E. Wilson. 2017. Nutrient enrichment and vertical mixing mediate 2-methylisoborneol and geosmin concentrations in a drinking water reservoir. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply 17(2):500-507. (PDF)

  • Wilson, A. E. and Z. A. Osorio. 2016. DEB Numbers: Are aquatic ecologists underrepresented? DEBrief (NSF's Division of Environmental Biology blog) 11 July 2016. (Website)

  • Kollock, R., K. Games, A. E. Wilson, and J. Sefton. 2016. Vehicle exposure and spinal musculature in military warfighters: a meta-analysis. Journal of Athletic Training 51(11):981-990. (PDF)

  • Olsen, B. K., M. F. Chislock, and A. E. Wilson. 2016. Eutrophication mediates a common off-flavor compound, 2-methylisoborneol, in a drinking water reservoir. Water Research 92:228-234. (PDF)

  • Ger, K. A., P. Urrutia-Cordero, P. C. Frost, L.-A. Hansson, O. Sarnelle, A. E. Wilson, and M. Lurling. 2016. The interaction between cyanobacteria and zooplankton in a more eutrophic world. Harmful Algae 54:128-144. (PDF) (Clarivate Analytics Web of Science Highly Cited Paper)

  • Lyu, K., H. Guan, C. Wu, X. Wang, A. E. Wilson, and Z. Yang. 2016. Maternal consumption of non-toxic Microcystis by Daphnia magna induces tolerance to toxic Microcystis in offspring. Freshwater Biology 61:219-228 (PDF)

  • Koch, R. E., A. E. Wilson, and G. E. Hill. 2016. The importance of carotenoid dose in supplementation studies with songbirds. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 89(1):61-71. (PDF)

  • Kollock, R., C. Andrews, A. Johnston, T. Elliott, A. E. Wilson, K. Games, and J. Sefton. 2016. A meta-analysis to determine if lower extremity muscle strengthening should be included in military knee overuse injury prevention programs. Journal of Athletic Training 51(11):919-926. (PDF)

  • Chislock, M. F. 2015. Ecology and management of off-flavors and cyanotoxins. LakeLine. Winter 2015:43-46 (PDF)

  • Bullard, A., D. DeVries, A. Wilson, H. Kinnucan, P. Clement, G. Lockaby, and C. Newland. 2015. Science or snake oil: Scholarship and peer review in the digital age. Book chapter in Auburn Speaks: On Cyber and the Digital Domain. Published by Auburn University. pp. 201-211. (PDF)

  • ArchMiller, A. A., E. F. Bauer, R. E. Koch, B. K. Wijayawardena, A. Anil, J. J. Kottwitz, A. S. Munsterman, and A. E. Wilson. 2015. Formalizing the definition of meta-analysis in Molecular Ecology. Molecular Ecology 24:4042-4051. (PDF) (Web link)

  • Goessling, J. M., H. Kennedy, M. T. Mendonça, and A. E. Wilson. 2015. A meta-analysis of plasma corticosterone and heterophil:lymphocyte ratios - Is there conservation of physiological stress responses over time? Functional Ecology 29:1189-1196. (PDF)

  • Kollock, R., K. Games, A. E. Wilson, and J. Sefton. 2015. Effect of vehicle-ride exposure on cervical pathology - a meta-analysis. Industrial Health 53:197-205. (PDF)

  • Games, K., J. Sefton, and A. E. Wilson. 2015. Effect of whole-body vibration on blood flow and muscle oxygenation: a meta-analysis. Journal of Athletic Training 50(5):542-549. (PDF)

  • Kasinak, J.-M. E., C. J. Bishop, R. A. Wright, and A. E. Wilson. 2015. Grass carp do not consume the nuisance benthic cyanobacterium, Lyngbya wollei. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 53:74-80. (PDF)

  • Lyu, K., L. Zhang, X. Zhu, G. Cui, A. E. Wilson, and Z. Yang. 2015. Arginine kinase in the cladoceran Daphnia magna: cDNA sequencing and expression is associated with resistance to toxic Microcystis. Aquatic Toxicology 160:13-21. (PDF)

  • Kasinak, J.-M. E., B. M. Holt, M. F. Chislock, and A. E. Wilson. 2015. Benchtop fluorometry of phycocyanin as a rapid approach for estimating cyanobacterial biovolume. Journal of Plankton Research 37(1):248-257. (PDF)

  • Newcomer, B. J., P. H. Walz, M. D. Givens, and A. E. Wilson. 2015. Efficacy of bovine viral diarrhea virus vaccination to prevent reproductive disease: a meta-analysis. Theriogenology 83:360-365. (PDF)

  • Chislock, M. F., K. L. Sharp, and A. E. Wilson. 2014. Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii dominates under very low and high nitrogen-to-phosphorus ratios. Water Research 49:207-214. (PDF)

  • Doster, E., M. F. Chislock, J. F. Roberts, J. J. Kottwitz, and A. E. Wilson. 2014. Recognition of an important water quality issue at zoos: prevalence and potential threat of toxic cyanobacteria. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 45(1):165-168. (PDF)

  • Chislock, M. F., O. Sarnelle, B. K. Olsen, E. Doster, and A. E. Wilson. 2013. Large effects of consumer offense on ecosystem structure and function. Ecology 94(11):2375-2380. (PDF) (Web link)

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