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Emeritus/Retired Faculty|Department of Plant Science

David W. Wilson, Ph.D.

David W. Wilson

Senior Lecturer
Plant Pathology research

Office: Room 4005

Phone: 307-766-3329
E-mail: dwwilson@uwyo.edu


Education

2000 - Ph.D. in Agronomy, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming
1993 - M.S. in Agronomy, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming
1978 - B.S. in Agricultural Production - Horticulture (RAM Option) Montana SU, Bozeman, MT
1974 - Western Montana College, Dillon, Montana
1973 - Valedictorian, Gardiner High School, Gardiner, Montana


Professional Experience

  • 2007 to present University of Wyoming - Senior Lecturer, Department of Plant Sciences
  • 2001-2007 University of Wyoming - Associate Lecturer, Department of Plant Sciences
  • 2001-1999 University of Wyoming - Assistant Lecturer, Department of Plant Sciences
  • 1999-1998 University of Wyoming - Research Scientist, Department of Plant Sciences
  • 1997-1993 University of Wyoming - Research Scientist, Dept. of Plant, Soil & Insect Sciences
  • 1993-1982 University of Wyoming - Research Associate I, Dept. of Plant, Soil & Insect Sciences
  • 1982-1979 University of Wyoming - Bioscientist I, Plant Science Department Greenhouse
  • 1979 USDA-ARS - Soil Scientist GS-04/10, (Mine Reclamation Shrub Biologist)


Honors and Awards

  • 2007 Promotion from Associate to Senior Lecturer
  • 2006 Ag Student Council Outstanding Advisor
  • 2006 Ag Student Council Outstanding Teacher Nominee
  • 2006 University of Wyoming Mortar Board "Top Prof" Award
  • 2006 Alpha Gamma Rho "Props for Profs" Award
  • 2006 CREES Outstanding New Teacher Nominee
  • 2005 Two University of Wyoming Mortar Board "Top Prof" Awards
  • 2001 University of Wyoming Excellence in Advising Award
  • 2001 Ag Student Council 2001 Outstanding Teacher Nominee
  • 2001 Promotion from Assistant to Associate Lecturer
  • 2001 Second Place Submission in 2001 Reflections Annual Publication
  • 1999 Second Place Submission in 1999 Reflections Annual Publication
  • 1999 Agroecology 1000 Course selected for Hewlett Grant Symposium on Innovative Teaching
  • 1997 National Assoc. of Colleges & Teachers of Agriculture, Graduate Student Teaching Award of Merit
  • 1997 First Place Submission in 1997 Reflections Annual Publication
  • 1993 Elbogen Nomination for Graduate Teaching
  • 1993 Gamma Sigma Delta Agricultural Honor Society

Professional Presentations

  • 2006 "Viability of Feral Rye and Wild Oat Seed in Conservation Tillage Systems" (Poster), WSWS Meetings
  • 2005 "Alaskan Adventures" (Oral) DPS Graduate Seminar
  • 2005 "Insect Biology and Management" (Oral) State Applicator Training
  • 2005 "Institutional & Household Insects" (Oral) State Applicator Training
  • 2005 "Measuring Jointed Goatgrass Viability Losses Across Environments After One Year", (Poster) WSWS Meetings
  • 2005 "Measuring Jointed Goatgrass Seed Viability Losses Across Environments", (Oral Progress Report) WSWS Meetings
  • 2004 "Influences of Tillage in Crop Systems on Grass Weed Seed Viability" (Poster), WSWS Meetings
  • 2004 "Weed Management Systems in Chickpeas" (Poster), WSWS Meetings
  • 2004 "Insect Biology and Management" (Oral) State Applicator Training
  • 2004 "Institutional & Household Insects" (Oral) State Applicator Training
  • 2003 "Comparison, Improvement and Application of Microchip Seed Tagging Methods" (Poster), WSWS Meetings
  • 2002 "Methodology for Tracking Weed Seed Drift and Viability in Tillage Systems" (Oral), WSWS Meetings
  • 2002 "Methodology for Tracking Weed Seed Drift and Viability in Tillage Systems" (Oral) DPS Graduate Seminar
  • 2001 "Weed Seed Viability and Identification in Crop Rotation Systems" (Oral), Wyoming Weed & Pest Conference
  • 2001 "Weed Population Shifts and Seed Survival under Several Wheat Rotational Systems" (Poster), WSWS Meetings
  • 2000 "An Internet Resource Review for Introductory Weed Science Courses in the 21st Century" (Poster), WSWS Meetings
  • 2000 "Weed Seed Survival under Wheat System Crop Rotations" (Oral), Wyoming Wheat Growers Association
  • 1999 "Computerized Viability Assessment of Ten Weed Species from a Burial Study" (Poster), WSWS Meetings
  • 1998 "Seed Longevity of Ten Weed Species Six Years After Burial at Two Depths" (Oral), WSWS Meetings
  • 1998 "Computerized Analysis of Seed Viability for Weed Seed Burial Studies" (Poster), WSWS Meetings
  • 1997 "Concepts of Computerized Viability Analysis" (Oral), WSWS Meetings
  • 1997 Agroecology Laboratory Workshop for Junior College Instructors
  • 1997 Biological Sciences Research Workshop for Education Majors
  • 1996 Greenhouse Management Workshop for High School Agriculture Instructors
  • 1994 Agroecology Laboratory Workshop for Junior College Instructors
  • 1993 Seminar on "Viability and Germination of Yucca glauca"
  • 1992 Seminar on Slide Making with Harvard Graphics and the Matrix Vector Slide Recorder
  • 1989 Seminar on Research Greenhouse Management and Use

Current University Level Teaching

  • AECL 1000: Agroecology Lecture and 3 Labs (Spring and Fall)
  • PLNT 3400: Horticultural Plant Materials (Fall even years)
  • AECL/PLNT 4120: Organic Production (Fall odd years)
  • PLNT 4160: Western Landscape Design w/Lab (Spring odd years)
  • PLNT 4200/5200: Greenhouse Design and Management w/Lab (Spring even years)
  • PLNT 4790/5790: Special Topics (On demand)
  • AECL 4930: Agroecology Internship Coordinator
  • AECL 4960: Agroecology Field Studies (Spring odd years)
  • PLNT 5600: Research in Crops (On demand)
  • PLNT 5820: Plant Sciences Graduate Seminar (Fall 2004 & Spring 2005)
  • FIG: Freshman Integration Groups in AECL1000 Course (Every Fall semester)
  • Summer Elderhostel Programs - Mountain Man Trails Tour (1998 & 1999)

Professional Memberships & Meetings Attended

  • 2006 59th Western Society of Weed Science Conference and Membership, Reno, NV
  • 2005 58th Western Society of Weed Science Conference and Membership, Vancouver, B.C.
  • 2004 57th Western Society of Weed Science Conference and Membership, Colorado Springs, CO
  • 2003 56th Western Society of Weed Science Conference and Membership, Kauai, HI
  • 2002 55th Western Society of Weed Science Conference and Membership, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2002 Western Regional Teaching Symposium, Honolulu, HI
  • 2001 54th Western Society of Weed Science Conference and Membership, Coeur d' Alene, ID
  • 2001 Wyoming Weed and Pest Supervisors Workshop and Conference, Torrington, WY
  • 2000 53rd Western Society of Weed Science Conference and Membership, Tucson, AZ
  • 2000 Western Regional Teaching Symposium, Pullman, WA
  • 2000 Wyoming Wheat Growers Association Annual Conference, Torrington, WY
  • 1999 52nd Western Society of Weed Science Conference and Membership, Colorado Springs, CO
  • 1999 Society for Invitro Biology, New Orleans, LA
  • 1998 51st Western Society of Weed Science Conference and Membership, Kona, HI
  • 1997 50th Western Society of Weed Science Conference and Membership, Portland, OR
  • 1997 Pro-Green Expo, Colorado Growers Association, Denver, CO

Previous Grants Received

  • 2007 Ag College Beyond the Classroom $1500.00
  • 2005 Ag College Beyond the Classroom $1000.00
  • 2004 Measuring Jointed Goatgrass Seed Viability Losses Across Environments, Jointed Goatgrass Task Force $15,300.00
  • 2003 Measuring Jointed Goatgrass Seed Viability Losses Across Environments, Jointed Goatgrass Task Force $19,475.00
  • 2002 Experiment Station Hatch Grants in Weed Ecology and Horticultural Water Conservation
  • 2002 & 2001 EPSCoR-SRAP Summer Student Research Grant(s) $3,400.00
  • 2002 Experiment Station GPS Equipment Grant $5,000.00
  • 2001 Wyoming IPM Study of Feral Rye and Wild Oat Viability $7,500.00
  • 1997 Jointed Goatgrass Task Force $4,000.00
  • 1996 Amoco Oil Site Pollution Phytoremediation Study $6,000.00

Recent Unfunded Grant Submissions

  • 2002 Measuring Jointed Goatgrass Seed Viability Losses Across Environments, Jointed Goatgrass Task Force $42,000.00 (2 yr)
  • 2002 GPS Microchip Tracking of Seed Movement and Viability of Wyoming's Noxious Weed Species, Wyoming IPM Grant $31,868.00 (4 yr)
  • 2002 UW Major Equipment Grant $6,000.00
  • 2002 EPSCoR Freshman Summer Research Fellowship for Kelli Carpenter, $2,000.00

Summary Of Current Research

Research of weed seed viability, seed survival in crop rotations using GPS and microchip technologies, seed predation and work on weed and seed identification CD-ROM software.


Future Direction And Interests

Continued interest in computerized applications in agriculture with specific interests in the areas of reducing horticultural greenhouse and crop production energy consumption and pesticide use through solid state digital, alternative low voltage and control system design as well as basic research related to improving sustainability.


Publications: Abstracts, Progress Reports and Articles

  • 2006 "Viability of Feral Rye and Wild Oat Seed in Conservation Tillage Systems", D.W. Wilson and S.D. Miller, WSWS Proceedings
  • 2005 "Measuring Jointed Goatgrass Viability Losses Across Environments After One Year, D.W. Wilson and S.D. Miller, WSWS Proceedings
  • 2004 "Influences of Tillage in Crop Systems on Grass Weed Seed Viability", D.W. Wilson and S.D. Miller, WSWS Proceedings
  • 2004 "Weed Management Systems in Chickpeas" (Poster), Ryan Rapp, D.W. Wilson and S.D. Miller, WSWS Proceedings
  • 2003 "Comparison, Improvement and Application of Microchip Seed Tagging Methods", D.W. Wilson and S.D. Miller, WSWS Proceedings
  • 2002 "Methodology for Tracking Weed Seed Drift and Viability in Tillage Systems" D. W. Wilson, S. D. Miller and QiQi Wang, WSWS Proceedings
  • 2002 Reflections, "Tracking Seed from Space", D. W. Wilson and S. D. Miller
  • 2002 AG News, "Precision Agricultural Research for Sustainable Farm Systems", D. W. Wilson
  • 2001 "Weed Population Shifts and Seed Survival under Several Wheat Rotational Systems." D. W. Wilson and S. D. Miller, WSWS Proceedings
  • 2001 Reflections, "Outlaws in the Classroom", D. W. Wilson
  • 2000 "An Internet Resource Review for Introductory Weed Science Courses in the 21st Century", D.W. Wilson and S.D. Miller, WSWS Proceedings
  • 1999 "Computerized Seed Viability of Ten Weed Species from a Burial Study", D.W. Wilson, S.D. Miller and P.S. Mees, WSWS Proceedings
  • 1999 "Seed Longevity of Ten Weed Species Six Years After Burial at Two Depths", D.W. Wilson, S.D. Miller, S. VanVleet and R. K. Parker, WSWS Progress Report
  • 1999 "Computerized Analysis of Seed Viability for Weed Seed Burial Studies", D.W. Wilson, S.D. Miller and P.S. Mees, WSWS Progress Report
  • 1999 Reflections, "Computerized Computer Eyes", D. W. Wilson, S. D. Miller and P. S. Mees
  • 2001-1993 Agroecology 1000 Laboratory Manual, D.W. Wilson
  • 1998 "Seed Longevity of Ten Weed Species Six Years After Burial at Two Depths", D.W. Wilson, S.D. Miller, S. VanVleet and R. K. Parker, WSWS Proceedings
  • 1998 "Computerized Analysis of Seed Viability for Weed Seed Burial Studies", D.W. Wilson, S.D. Miller and P.S. Mees, WSWS Proceedings
  • 1997 Reflections, "Survival of the Weed Seed: A Problem for Gardeners and Farmers", D.W. Wilson, S.D. Miller, S. VanVleet & R. Hebner
  • 1997 "Concepts of Computerized Viability Analysis", D.W. Wilson, S.D Miller and P.S. Mees, 1997 WSWS Proceedings
  • 1996 Amoco Oil Zinc Bromide Phytotoxicity Report, M. Sandall, R. P. Belden and D.W. Wilson 
  • 1993 Master's Thesis - "Viability and Germination of Yucca glauca", D. W. Wilson
  • 1989 PS&IS Greenhouse Operational Research Guide, D. W. Wilson

Publications In Progress

  • 2005 (To be Submitted to Journal of Weed Technology), "Microchip Methodology for Tracking Weed Seed Viability in Tillage Systems", D. W. Wilson, et.al.
  • 2005 (To be Submitted to Journal of Weed Science), "Environmental Relationships of Burial on weed Seed Viability", D. W. Wilson and S. D. Miller

Committees & Advising

  • College of Agriculture Course & Curriculum Committee
  • College of Agriculture Scholarship Committee
  • Gamma Sigma Delta Departmental Representative
  • Agroecology Program Interdepartmental Curriculum Committee
  • College of Ag Outstanding Teacher Selection Committee, 2000 & 2002
  • Plant Sciences Curriculum Committee
  • Plant Sciences Computer Committee
  • Research Greenhouse Committee
  • Agroecology Club Advisor
  • Undergraduate Student Advisor (+25 students)
  • Graduate Co-Advisor (2 Masters & 1 Ph.D. student)

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