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Amy Wilson

Adjunct Professor


Research Areas

I am a veterinarian and ecologist applying One Health principles to wildlife conservation challenges.


Ecological and anthropogenic factors influencing wildlife health and disease

Role of domestic animals in the transfer of disease between humans and wildlife

Conservation ecology of bats in British Columbia


  1. Wilson AG, Fehlner-Gardiner C, Wilson S, Pierce KN, McGregor GF, Gonález C, Luszcz TMJ (2022) Assessing the extent and public health impact of bat predation by domestic animals using data from a rabies passive surveillance program. PLOS Global Public Health 2(5): e0000357 [doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgph.0000357]
  2. De Groot KL, Wilson AG, McKibbin R, Hudson SA, Dohms KM, Norris AR, Huang AC, Whitehorne IBJ, Fort KT, Roy C, Bourque J, Wilson S (2022) Bird protection treatments reduce bird-window collision risk at low-rise buildings within a Pacific coastal protected area. PeerJ 10:e13142
  3. Wilson AG, Wilson SD, Lapen DR (2021) Human density influences the prevalence of a generalist parasite in mammalian wildlife. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 288: 20211724. [doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2021.1724]
  4. Wilson AG, Mitchell GW, Lapen DR, Provencher JF, Wilson SD (2020) Interaction of diet and habitat predicts Toxoplasma gondii infection rates in wild birds at a global scale. Global Ecology and Biogeography 29 (7): 1189-1198 [doi.org/10.1111/geb.13096]
  5. Sherwood L, Wilson AG, Cluny S, Roche S, Luszcz TMJ (2019) Perceptions of veterinarians in British Columbia on cat management strategies to reduce cat overpopulation and impacts on wildlife populations. Anthrozoös: 32(5): 613-629
  6. Greenberg R, Cammen KM, Wilson AG, Olsen BJ, Ballentine B, Rotzel NC, Fleischer RC (2016) Geographic population structure and subspecific boundaries in a tidal marsh sparrow. Conservation Genetics 17: 603–613
  7. Wilson AG, Chan Y, Taylor SS, Arcese P (2015) Genetic divergence of an avian endemic on the Californian Channel Islands. PLoS One 10(8): e0134471
  8. Hobson KA, Wilson AG, Van Wilgenburg S, Bayne E (2013). An estimate of nest loss in Canada due to industrial forestry operations. Avian Conservation and Ecology 8(2): 5
  9. Wilson S, Anderson EM, Wilson AG, Bertram DF, Arcese P (2013) Citizen science reveals an extensive shift in the winter distribution of migratory western grebes. PLoS One 8(6): e65408.
  10. Wilson AG, Marra P, Fleischer RC (2012) Temporal patterns of genetic diversity in the rarest songbird in North America. BMC Ecology 12:8
  11. Wilson S, Collister D, Wilson AG (2011) Community composition and annual survival of lowland tropical forest birds on the Osa Peninsula, CR. Ornitologia Neotropical 22: 421 – 436
  12. Wilson AG, Arcese P, Chan Y, Patten M (2011) Micro-spatial genetic structure in song sparrows (Melospiza melodia). Conservation Genetics 12: 213 222
  13. Spiering PA, Gunther MS, Somers MJ, Wildt DE, Walters M, Wilson AG, Maldonado JE (2011) Inbreeding, heterozygosity and fitness in a reintroduced population of endangered African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus). Conservation Genetics 12: 401 – 412
  14. Wilson AG, Arcese P, Keller L, Pruett C, Winker K, Patten M, Chan Y (2009) The contribution of island populations to in situ genetic conservation. Conservation Genetics 10: 419 – 430
  15. Wilson AG, Arcese P (2008) Factors influencing natal dispersal in an avian island metapopulation. Journal of Avian Biology 39: 341 – 347
  16. Pruett CL, Arcese P, Chan YL, Wilson AG, Patten MA, Keller LF, Winker K (2008) Concordant and discordant signals between genetic data and described subspecies of Pacific coast song sparrows. The Condor 110: 359 – 364
  17. Pruett CL, Arcese P, Chan YL, Wilson AG, Patten MA, Keller LF, Winker K (2008) The effects of contemporary processes in maintaining the genetic structure of western song sparrows (Melospiza melodia). Heredity 101: 67 – 74
  18. Wilson S, Norris DR, Wilson AG, Arcese P (2007) Breeding experience and population density affect the ability of a songbird to respond to future climate variation. Proceedings of the Royal Society 274: 2539–2545
  19. Wilson S, Hobson KA, Collister DM, Wilson AG (2008) Spring migratory stopover of Swainson’s Thrush along the pacific coast of southwest Costa Rica. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120: 74–84
  20. Wilson S, Hobson KA, Collister DM, Wilson AG (2008) Breeding destinations and spring migration patterns of Swainson’s Thrush at a Costa Rican stopover site. The Auk 125: 95–104
  21. Wilson AG, van der Kamp B, Ritland C (2005) Opportunities for geitonogamy in the clonal herb Maianthemum dilatatum. Canadian Journal of Botany 83: 1082–1087
  22. Wilson AG, van der Kamp B, Ritland C (2005) Clonal and spatial genetic structure in Maianthemum dilatatum. Canadian Journal of Botany 83: 1126–1132