Evan Wilson, Ph.D.
I am a wildlife ecologist whose research focuses broadly on how anthropogenic activity alters biotic interactions and affects the population dynamics and spatial distribution of wildlife species. I primarily study mammals, and much of my research examines the direct and indirect effects of changing climate conditions on community dynamics in northern forest ecosystems. I use a variety of tools and methods, including radio-telemetry, camera trapping, modelling, and stable isotope analysis, to increase our understanding of the mechanisms driving population changes and range shifts, as well as identifying conservation strategies at local and regional scales. My current role partners with the Center for Cooperative Ecological Resilience and the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians to conserve and manage wildlife species within the eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan under an adaptive management framework.