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Robert E. Wilson

Title: Research Geneticist
Address: 4210 University Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508-4626
Phone: (907) 786-7066
Fax: (907) 786-7021
Email: rewilson@usgs.gov

orcid.org/0000-0003-1800-0183


Publications

Total pubs: 42

Nelson, J. T., R. E. Wilson, K. G. McCracken, G. S. Cumming, L. Joseph, P-J. Guay, and J. L. Peters. 2017. Divergence and gene flow in the globally distributed blue-winged ducks. Journal of Avian Biology 48(5):640-649. doi:10.1111/jav.00998 [Details] [Full Publication]

Ely, C. R., R. E. Wilson, and S. L. Talbot. 2017. Genetic structure among greater white-fronted goose populations of the Pacific Flyway. Ecology and Evolution 7(9):2956-2968. doi:10.1002/ece3.2934 [Details] [Full Publication]

Wilson, R. E., J. R. Gust, M. R. Petersen, and S. L. Talbot. 2016. Spatial genetic structure of Long-tailed Ducks (Clangula hyemalis) among Alaskan, Canadian, and Russian breeding populations. Arctic 69(1):65-78. doi:10.14430/arctic4548 [Details] [Full Publication]

Lavretsky, P., J. L. Peters, K. Winker, V. Bahn, I. Kulikova, Y. N. Zhuravlev, R. E. Wilson, C. P. Barger, K. Gurney, and K. G. McCracken. 2016. Becoming pure: identifying generational classes of admixed individuals within lesser and greater scaup populations. Molecular Ecology 25(3):661-674. doi:10.1111/mec.13487 [Details] [Full Publication]

Escalante, G. C., A. D. Sweet, K. G. McCracken, D. R. Gustafsson, R. E. Wilson, and K. P. Johnson. 2016. Patterns of cryptic host specificity in duck lice based on molecular data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 30(2):200-208. doi:10.1111/mve.12157 [Details] [Full Publication]

Kopuchian, C., L. Campagna, A. S. Di Giacomo, R. E. Wilson, M. Bulgarella, P. F. Petracci, J. M. Barnett, R. Matus, O. Blank, and K. G. McCracken. 2016. Demographic history inferred from genome-wide data reveals two lineages of sheldgeese endemic to a glacial refugium in the southern Atlantic. Journal of Biogeography. doi:10.1111/jbi.12767 [Details] [Full Publication]

Sonsthagen, S. A., R. E. Wilson, R. T. Chesser, J. M. Pons, P. A. Crochet, A. C. Driskell, and C. J. Dove. 2016. Recurrent hybridization and recent origin obscure phylogenetic relationships within the 'white-headed' gull (Larus sp.) complex. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 103:41-54. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2016.06.008 [Details] [Full Publication]

Wilson, R. E., S. D. Farley, T. J. McDonough, S. L. Talbot, and P. S. Barboza. 2015. A genetic discontinuity in moose (Alces alces) in Alaska corresponds with fenced transportation infrastructure. Conservation Genetics 16(4):791-800. doi:10.1007/s10592-015-0700-x [Details] [Full Publication]

Wilson, R. E., T. J. McDonough, P. S. Barboza, S. L. Talbot, and S. D. Farley. 2015. Population genetic structure of moose (Alces alces) of south-central Alaska. Alces 51:71-86. [Details] [Full Publication]

Wilson, R. E. 2015. Book Review: Ducks, Geese, and Swans of North America. Prairie Naturalist 47(1):55. [Details] [Full Publication]

Natarajan, C., J. Projecto-Garcia, H. Moriyama, R. E. Weber, V. Muñoz-Fuentes, A. J. Green, C. Kopuchian, P. L. Tubaro, L. Alza, M. Bulgarella, M. M. Smith, R. E. Wilson, A. Fago, K. G. McCracken, and J. F. Storz. 2015. Convergent evolution of hemoglobin function in high-altitude Andean waterfowl involves parallelism at the molecular sequence level. PLoS One Genetics 11(12):e1005681. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1005681 [Details] [Full Publication]

Sonsthagen, S. A., R. E. Wilson, and J. G. Underwood. 2014. Development and characterization of microsatellite markers for the Hawaiian Coot, Fulica alai, and Hawaiian Gallinule, Gallinula galeata sandvicensis, through next-generation sequencing. Conservation Genetics Resources 6(3):765-767. doi:10.1007/s12686-014-0210-z [Details] [Full Publication]

Wilson, R. E. 2014. Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera). Neotropical Birds Online. Retrieved from http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/species/overview?p_p_spp=70151 [Details] [Full Publication]

Peters, J. L., K. Winker, P. Lavretsky, and R. E. Wilson, and Y. N. Zhuravlev, and K. G. McCracken. 2014. Mito-nuclear discordance and signatures of indiosyncratic population histories in a comparative genomic transect from six pairs of Holarctic Anas ducks. Molecular Ecology 23(12):2961-2974. doi:10.1111/mec.12799 [Details] [Full Publication]

Sonsthagen, S. A., S. L. Talbot, R. E. Wilson, M. R. Petersen, G. V. Byrd, J. C. Williams, and K. G. McCracken. 2013. Genetic structure of the Common Eider in the Western Aleutian Islands prior to fox eradication. Condor 115(1):28-39. doi:10.1525/cond.2012.110054 [Details] [Full Publication]

Wilson, R. E., S. A. Sonsthagen, and J. C. Franson. 2013. Sex determination of duck embryos: observations on syrinx development. Avian Biology Research 6(3):243-246. doi:10.3184/175815513X13739900273488 [Details] [Full Publication]

McCracken, K. G., R. E. Wilson, and A. R. Martin. 2013. Gene flow and hybridization between numerically imbalanced populations of two ducks species on the subantarctic island of South Georgia. PLoS One 8:e82664. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0082664 [Details] [Full Publication]

McCracken, K. G., R. E. Wilson, J. L. Peters, K. Winker, and A. R. Martin. 2013. Late Pleistocene colonization of South Georgia Island by Yellow-billed Pintails pre-dates the Last Glacial Maximum. Journal of Biogeography 40(12):2348-2360. doi:10.1111/jbi.12162 [Details] [Full Publication]

Bulgarella, M., C. Kopuchian, A. S. Di Giacomo, R. Matus, O. Blank, R. E. Wilson, and K. G. McCracken. 2013. Molecular phylogeny of the South American sheldgeese with implications for conservation of island and mainland populations of the ruddy-headed goose (Chloephaga rubidiceps) and upland goose (C. picta). Bird Conservation International 24(1):59-71. doi:10.1017/S0959270913000178 [Details] [Full Publication]

Wilson, R. E., J. L. Peters, and K. G. McCracken. 2013. Genetic and phenotypic divergence between low- and high-altitude populations of two recently diverged Cinnamon Teal subspecies. Evolution 67(1):170-184. doi:10.1111/j.1558-5646.2012.01740.x [Details] [Full Publication]

Sonsthagen, S. A., E. L. McClaren, F. I. Doyle, K. Titus, G. K. Sage, R. E. Wilson, J. R. Gust, and S. L. Talbot. 2012. Identification of metapopulation dynamics in Northern Goshawk of the Alexander Archipelago and coastal British Columbia. Conservation Genetics 13(4):1045-1057. doi:10.1007/s10592-012-0352-z [Details] [Full Publication]

Wilson, R. E., M. D. Eaton, and K. G. McCracken. 2012. Plumage and body size differentiation in Blue-winged Teal and Cinnamon Teal. Avian Biology Research 5(2):107-116. doi:10.3184/175815512X13350025801205 [Details] [Full Publication]

Bulgarella, M., J. L. Peters, C. Kopuchian, T. H. Valqui, R. E. Wilson, and K. G. McCracken. 2012. Multilocus coalescent analyses of hemoglobin differentiation between low- and high- altitude populations of Crested Ducks (Lophonetta specularioides). Molecular Ecology 21(2):350-368. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05400.x [Details] [Full Publication]

Wilson, R. E., M. D. Eaton, S. A. Sonsthagen, J. L. Peters, K. P. Johnson, B. Simarra, and K. G. McCracken. 2011. Speciation and subspecies divergence in Cinnamon Teal and Blue-winged Teal. Condor 13:747-761. [Details]

McCracken, K. G. and R. E. Wilson. 2011. Gene flow and hybridization between numerically imbalanced populations of two duck species in the Falkland Islands. PLoS One 6(8):e23173. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0023173 [Details] [Full Publication]

Camacho, C. and R. E. Wilson. 2011. New record of Cinnamon Teal Anas cyanoptera in Ecuador. The Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Union 131(1):69-71. [Details]

Wilson, R. E., T. H. Valqui, and K. G. McCracken. 2010. Ecogeographic variation in Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera) along elevational and latitudinal gradients. Ornithological Monographs 67:141-161. doi:10.1525/om.2010.67.1.141 [Details] [Full Publication]

McCracken, K. G., C. P. Barger, M. Bulgarella, K. P. Johnson, S. A. Sonsthagen, T. H. Valqui, R. E. Wilson, K. Winker, and M. D. Sorenson. 2009. Parallel adaptation to high-altitude hypoxia in the major hemoglobin of eight Andean duck species. Molecular Ecology 18:3992-4005. [Details]

McCracken, K. G., C. P. Barger, M. Bulgarella, K. P. Johnson, M. K. Kuhner, A. V. Moore, J. L. Peters, J. Trucco, T. H. Valqui, K. Winker, and R. E. Wilson. 2009. Signatures of high-altitude adaptation in the major hemoglobin of five species of Andean dabbling ducks. American Naturalist 174(5):631-650. doi:10.1086/606020 [Details] [Full Publication]

McCracken, K. G., M. Bulgarella, K. P. Johnson, M. K. Kuhner, J. Trucco, T. H. Valqui, R. E. Wilson, and J. L. Peters. 2009. Gene flow in the face of countervailing selection: Adaptation to high-altitude hypoxia in the ßA hemoglobin subunit of Yellow-billed Pintails in the Andes. Molecular Biology and Evolution 28:815-827. doi:10.1093/molbev/msp007 [Details] [Full Publication]

Bulgarella, M., J. L. Peters, M. D. Sorenson, R. E. Wilson, and K. G. McCracken. 2009. Phylogenetic relationships of Amazonetta, Speculanas, Lophonetta, and Tachyeres: Four morphologically divergent genera of ducks endemic to South America. Journal of Avian Biology 41:186-199. doi:10.1111/j.1600-048X.2009.04819.x [Details] [Full Publication]

Wilson, R. E., M. D. Eaton, and K. G. McCracken. 2008. Color divergence among Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera) subspecies from North America and South America. Ornitologia Neotropical 19:307-314. [Details]

Wilson, R. E. and K. G. McCracken. 2008. Specimen shrinkage in Cinnamon Teal. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120:390-392. [Details] [Full Publication]

Wilson, R. E., S. A. Sonsthagen, C. P. Barger, and K. G. McCracken. 2007. Asymmetric molt or feather wear in Flying Steamer Ducks (Tachyeres patachonicus) from coastal habitats in Argentina. Ornitologia Neotropical 18:293-300. [Details]

Kitchen, D. M., S. Kenney, and R. E. Wilson. 2007. Do male Black Howler Monkeys (Alouatta pigra) assess the fighting ability of individual rivals during inter-group encounters?. American Association of Physical Anthropology, Philadelphia(Suppl 44):144. [Details]

Bulgarella, M., R. E. Wilson, C. Kopuchian, T. H. Valqui, and K. G. McCracken. 2007. Elevational variation in body size of Crested Ducks (Lophonetta specularioides) from the central high Andes, Mendoza, and Patagonia. Ornitologia Neotropical 18:587-602. [Details]

Brennan, P. L. R., R. O. Prum, K. G. McCracken, M. D. Sorenson, R. E. Wilson, and T. R. Birkhead. 2007. Coevolution of male and female genital morphology in waterfowl. PLoS One 2(5):e418. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0000418 [Details] [Full Publication]

Wilson, R. E., T. H. Valqui, and K. G. McCracken. 2006. Aberrant Plumage in Yellow-billed Pintail (Anas georgica). Wildfowl 56:192-196. [Details]

Peters, J. L., K. G. McCracken, Y. N. Zhuravlev, Y. Lu, R. E. Wilson, K. P. Johnson, and K. E. Omland. 2005. Phylogenetics of Wigeons and allies (Anatidae: Anas): The importance of sampling multiple loci and multiple individuals. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 35:209-224. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2004.12.017 [Details] [Full Publication]

Wilson, R. E., S. Goldfeder, and K. G. McCracken. 2004. Bill sexual dichromatism of Yellow-Billed Pintail (Anas georgica) and Speckled Teal (A. flavirostris). Ornitologia Neotropical 15:543-546. [Details]

McCracken, K. G., R. E. Wilson, P. J. McCracken, and K. P. Johnson. 2001. Sexual selection: Are ducks impressed by drakes' displays. Nature 413:128. doi:10.1038/35093160 [Details] [Full Publication]

Johnson, K. P., F. McKinney, R. E. Wilson, and M. D. Sorenson. 2000. The evolution of postcopulatory displays in dabbling ducks (Anatini): a phylogenetic perspective. Animal Behaviour 59(5):953-963. doi:10.1006/anbe.1999.1399 [Details] [Full Publication]

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