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Tammy L. Wilson, PhD

Assistant Unit Leader - Massachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Dr. Wilson received a BA from the University of Colorado, and graduate degrees from Utah State University. Prior to joining USGS, she was a Biometrician with the National Park Service Southwest Alaska Inventory and Monitoring Program. Dr. Wilson is an applied quantitative ecologist interested in the responses of wildlife to anthropogenic change. Her research focuses on the application of statistical models to determine species distribution, abundance, and habitat selection at multiple scales. She applies this work to support science-based decision-making in wildlife management and conservation. Although she mainly works on birds and mammals in upland habitats, she occasionally gets her feet wet to work on fish and marine invertebrates. Dr. Wilson teaches courses that improve students understanding of nature through quantitative ecology. This includes teaching advanced topics in landscape ecology, biometrics, and spatial modeling. She is committed to future that embraces and represents the full diversity of our nation so that all can feel inspiration and awe in nature.

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Unit Leader - Massachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, 2020

Education and Certifications

  • PhD., Utah State University, 2010

  • M.S., Utah State University, 2005

  • B.A., University of Colorado, 1994

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