Todd M. Wilson, Ph.D.
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*Effects of forest management activities on spotted owl prey
*Ecology of flying squirrels, woodrats, and bats
*Effects of forest, riparian, and grassland management activities on small mammals, arboreal rodents, and terrestrial amphibians
*Monitoring long-term ecological change using Research Natural Areas
Study of forest-vertebrate interactions
Why This Research is Important
Understanding the ecological effects of forest management activities can help lead to improved management strategies that ensure the health, resiliency, and long-term sustainability of forests and grasslands important to humans and forest-dwelling organisms.
- Union Institute & University, Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Studies--Forest Ecology and Management 2010
- The Evergreen State College, Masters Environmental Studies 1999
- Washington State University, Bachelors Wildlife Biology 1988
- WildlifeBiologist, USFS PNW Research Station
1991 - Current
26 years (1) examining the effects of new and traditional forest management activities on plants and wildlife in the Pacific Northwest, and (2) studying the ecology of terrestrial vertebrates, including spotted owl prey
Featured Publications & Products
- Willson, Todd M., Ph.D..; Forsman, Eric D. 2013. Thinning effects on spotted owl prey and other forest-dwelling small mammals.
- Wilson, Todd M., Ph.D..; Schuller, Reid; Holmes, Russ; Pavola, Curt; Fimbel, Robert A.; McCain, Cynthia N.; Gamon, John G.; Speaks, Pene; Seevers, Joan I.; DeMeo, Thomas E.; Gibbons, Steve. 2009. Interagency strategy for the Pacific Northwest Natural Areas Network.
- Carey, A.B.; Wilson, T.M., Ph.D..; Maguire, C.C.; Biswell, B.L. 1997. Dens of northern flying squirrels in the Pacific Northwest..
- Villa, Lisa J.; Carey, Andrew B.; Wilson, Todd M., Ph.D..; Glos, Karma E. 1999. Maturation and reproduction of northern flying squirrels in Pacific Northwest forests..
- Carey, Andrew B.; Maguire, Christine C.; Biswell, Brian L.; Wilson, Todd M., Ph.D. 1999. Distribution and abundance of Neotoma in western Oregon and Washington..
- Wilson, T.M., Ph.D..; Carey, A.B. 1996. Observations of weasels in second-growth Douglas-fir forests in the Puget Trough, Washington..
- Bayrakci, R.; Carey, A.B.; Wilson, T.M., Ph.D. 2001. Current status of the western gray squirrel population in the Puget Trough, Washington..
- Carey, A.B.; Thysell, D.R.; Villa, L.J.; Wilson, T.M.; Wilson, S.M., Ph.D..; Trappe, J.M.; Colgan, W., III.; Ingham, E.R.; Holmes, M. 1996. Foundations of biodiversity in managed Douglas-fir forests..
- Batchelor, Jonathan L.; Ripple, William J.; Wilson, Todd M.; Painter, Luke E. 2015. Restoration of riparian areas following the removal of cattle in the northwestern great basin.
- Marcot, Bruce G.; Lesmeister, Damon B.; Wilson, Todd M.; Volkman, Eric ; Anderson, Paul . 2020. Applying principles and methods of risk analysis: a case example of northern spotted owl research in a dynamic pandemic landscape.
- Weldy, Matthew J.; Wilson, Todd M.; Lesmeister, Damon B.; Epps, Clinton W. 2019. Effects of trapping effort and trap placement on estimating abundance of Humboldt s flying squirrels.
- Massie, Margaret H.; Wilson, Todd M.; Morzillo, Anita T.; Henderson, Emilie B. 2019. Suitability of natural areas for representing ecological change in the Pacific Northwest.
- Massie, Margaret H.; Wilson, Todd M.; Morzillo, Anita T.; Henderson, Emilie B. 2016. Natural areas as a basis for assessing ecosystem vulnerability to climate change.
- Lind, A.J.; Welsh, Hartwell H., Jr..; Wilson, R.A., Ph.D. 1996. The effects of a dam on breeding habitat and egg survival of the foothill yellow-legged frog (Rana boylii).