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William G. Wilson

Associate Professor of Biology
Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338
250 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708


I earned my physics Ph.D. at the University of Hawaii on a topic in condensed matter theory using computer simulations and mathematics. I transferred those interdisciplinary skills to geophysics, fluid flow, and theoretical evolutionary ecology at the University of Calgary and UC Santa Barbara. In 2001 I earned tenure in the Duke Zoology department, which then merged with Botany into Biology. In 2007, amid funding difficulties, I directed my studies toward urban environmental issues and environmental inequities. I published two books, Constructed Climates (2011) and Stormwater (2016), with University of Chicago Press.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor of Biology · 2001 - Present Biology, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Hawaii, Manoa · 1988 Ph.D.
St. Cloud State University · 1981 B.A.