U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2018
Dr. Wilson holds a Ph.D. in ecology from Florida International University (FIU) and an M.S. in marine biology from the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and University of Alabama. His research has focused on how coastal wetlands respond to environmental stressors in a changing climate, specifically how sea level rise and saltwater intrusion will affect plant and soil communities. Dr. Wilson has received many awards for his research, including Best Dissertation by the FIU College of Arts, Sciences, and Education; the NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant; the FIU Dissertation Year Fellowship; and the Ecological Society of Americais Braun Award for Best Student Poster. Dr. Wilson also strives to communicate the importance of coastal ecosystems, and the threat climate change poses to them, beyond an academic audience. As a Science Communication Fellow with the Frost Science Museum in Miami, Florida, he has participated in countless outreach events around the Miami community.