Curriculum Vitae

PDF copy of my latest CV (updated May, 2019)

Kyle Logan Wilson, Ph.D.
Research Gate, Google Scholar, GitHub, & Publons
Banting Postdoctoral Fellow
Salmon Watersheds Lab
Simon Fraser University
e: kl_wilson@sfu.ca

EDUCATION

2018       PhD, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Calgary
*Winner of JB Hyne Research Innovation Award
Thesis title: Consequences of spatial exploitation in complex adaptive social-ecological systems: managing for sustainable freshwater fisheries
Supervisor: Dr. John R. Post

2013       MSc, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, University of Florida
*Winner Outstanding Thesis of the Year, School of Forest Resources and Conservation
Thesis title: Assessing fish communities in dense submersed aquatic vegetation habitats using underwater video cameras
Supervisors: Drs. Mike S. Allen & Michael D. Netherland

2009       BSc (Cum Laude), Biology, San Diego State University

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2019-21    Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, NSERC, Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University
2018-19    Postdoctoral Fellow, Salmon Watersheds Laboratory,
Simon Fraser University
2015-18    Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar, NSERC, University of Calgary
2016-18    Graduate Assistant in Leadership and Scholarship, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Calgary
2015-17    Killam Scholar, Biological Sciences, University of Calgary
2015-16    Course Instructor, Biological Sciences, University of Calgary
2014-15    Mitacs-Accelerate Scholar, Freshwater Fisheries Society of British Columbia
2014          Graduate Teaching Assistant, Biological Sciences, University of Calgary
2010-13    Graduate Research Assistant and Fisheries Scientist, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, University of Florida
2010          Fish Ecology Technician, Watershed Sciences, Utah State University
2009          Marine Mammal Intern, United States Navy Marine Mammal Program
2009          Arctic Climate Change Technician, Global Change Research Group, San Diego State University

PUBLICATIONS
Published:

18. Wilson, KL, J De Gisi, CL Cahill, OE Barker, & JR Post. 2019. Life-history variation along environmental and harvest clines of a northern freshwater fish: plasticity and adaptation. Journal of Animal Ecology, 88, 717-733. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.12965

17. Hashiguti DT, BE Soares, KL Wilson, RDO Raiol, & LFA Montag. 2019. Comparing three methods to estimate the average size at first maturity: a case study on a Curimatid exhibiting polyphasic growth. Ecology of Freshwater Fish, 28, 266–273. https://doi.org/10.1111/eff.12451

16. Carruthers, TR, K Dabrowska, W Haider, E Parkinson, D Varkey, HGM Ward, MK McAllister, T Godin, B Van Poorten, P Askey, KL Wilson, L Hunt, A Clarke, E Newton, CJ Walters, & JR Post. 2019. Landscape scale social and ecological outcomes of dynamic angler and fish behaviours: processes, data, and patterns. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 76, 970–988. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2018-0168

15. Brownscombe, JW, K Hyder, W Potts, KL Wilson, KL Pope, AJ Danylchuck, SJ Cooke, A Clarke, R Arlinghaus, & JR Post. 2019. The future of recreational fisheries: advances in science, monitoring, management, and practice. Fisheries Research, 211, 247-255. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2018.10.019

14. Cahill, CL, S Mogensen, KL Wilson, A Cantin, A Paul, RN Sinnatamby, P Christensen, J Reilly, L Winkel, A Farineau, & JR Post. 2018. Multiple challenges confront a high-effort inland recreational fishery in decline. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 75, 1357–1368. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2018-0086

13. Wilson, KL, A Honsey, B Moe, and P Venturelli. 2018. Growing the biphasic framework: techniques and recommendations for fitting emerging growth models. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 9, 822–833. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.12931

12. Matthias, BG, RNM Ahrens, MS Allen, T Tuten, ZA Siders, & KL Wilson. 2018. Decoupling the effects of density and environmental variability on fish growth. Fisheries Research, 198, 209–219. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2017.08.018

11. Boucek, R, C Barrientos, M Bush, D Gandy, KL Wilson, & J Young. 2017. Trophic state indicators are a better predictor of Florida Bass condition compared to temperature in Florida’s freshwater bodies. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 10, 1181–1192. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10641-017-0635-9

10. de Kerckhove, DT, J Freedman, KL Wilson, MV Hoyer, C Chu, & CK Minns. Choosing spatial units for landscape-based management of the fisheries protection program. Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat Research Document. 2017/040. v + 44. – Link

9. Mee, JA, JR Post, HGM Ward, KL Wilson, E Newton, & A Cantin. 2016. Fishing quality and angling effort relationships in an experimentally stocked, spatially structured fishery. Ecological Applications, 26, 1693–1707. http://doi.org/10.1890/15-0879.1

8. Ward, HGM, MS Allen, EV Camp, NW Cole, LM Hunt, B Matthias, JR Post, KL Wilson, & R Arlinghaus. 2016. Understanding and managing social–ecological feedbacks in spatially structured recreational fisheries: the overlooked behavioral dimension. Fisheries, 41, 524–535. http://doi.org/10.1080/03632415.2016.1207632

7. Wilson, KL, A Cantin, HGM Ward, ER Newton, JA Mee, DA Varkey, EA Parkinson, & JR Post. 2016. Supply–demand equilibria and the size–number trade-off in spatially structured recreational fisheries. Ecological Applications, 26, 1086–1097. http://doi.org/10.1890/14-1771

6. Wilson, KL, BG Matthias, AB Barbour, RNM Ahrens, T Tuten, & MS Allen. 2015.  Combining samples from multiple gears helps to avoid fishy growth curves. North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 35, 1121–1131. http://doi.org/10.1080/02755947.2015.1079573

5. Wilson, KL, MS Allen, RNM Ahrens, & MD Netherland. 2015. Nonlinear and density-dependent fish habitat selection across physiochemical gradients in an invasive macrophyte habitat. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 98, 1525–1539. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10641-015-0379-3

4. Carlson, AK, KM Dunmall, RE Boucek, NW Cole, JA Kerns, RM Krogman, MC Lloyd, VM Nguyen, TR Wendt, SL White, & KL Wilson. 2015. How to navigate fisheries education and employment. Fisheries, 40, 196–197. http://doi.org/10.1080/03632415.2015.1025952

3. Wilson, KL, & AB Barbour. 2014. The death of immortality. Nature, 512, 226. https://doi.org/10.1038/512226aShort Fiction

2. Wilson, KL, MS Allen, RNM Ahrens, & MD Netherland. 2014. Use of underwater video to assess freshwater fish populations in dense submersed aquatic vegetation. Marine and Freshwater Research, 66, 10-22. http://doi.org/10.1071/MF13230

1. Rogers, MW, AB Barbour, & KL Wilson. 2014. Trade-offs in experimental designs for estimating post-release mortality in containment studies. Fisheries Research, 151, 130–135. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2013.10.020

In review:

1. Wilson, KL, A Foos, O Barker, A Farineau, J De Gisi, & JR Post. In review. Social–ecological feedbacks drive spatial exploitation in a northern freshwater fishery: a halo of depletion.

In preparation:

8. Mee, JA, A Farineau, KL Wilson, & JR Post. In prep. Modelling the effects of climate change on water temperature and fish distributions in the South Saskatchewan River Basin.

7. Mogensen, S, RN Sinnatamby, A Cantin, KL Wilson, CL Cahill, & JR Post. In prep. Managing whirling disease outbreaks in rainbow trout populations.

6. Wilson, KL, & JR Post. In prep. Spatial structure and social-ecological feedbacks drive landscape patterns of fishery collapses.

5. Wilson, KL, JR Post, J De Gisi, & O Barker. In prep. Growth compensation drives optimal exploitation rates of western Canada’s lake trout.

4. Wilson, KL, JR Post, A Farineau, O Barker, & J De Gisi. In prep. Tradeoffs in social and ecological outcomes in lake trout management.

3. Post, JR, HGM Ward, R Arlinghaus, & KL Wilson. In prep. Recruitment is an emergent property of density-dependent ecological and evolutionary processes: compensation and harvest management.

2. Wilson, SM, T Buehrens, J Fisher, KL Wilson, & JW Moore. In prep. Phenological mismatch, carryover effects, and marine survival in a wild steelhead trout Oncorhynchus mykiss population

1. Sweeney-Bergen EK, EG Martins, KL Wilson, M Power, DA Patterson, MJ Bradford, TE Cone, & JW Moore. In prep. Direct and indirect drivers of shifting sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) fecundity in British Columbia, Canada over seven decades

PRESENTATIONS
Seminars & invited talks:
2018       Simon Fraser University, Ecology, Burnaby, BC
2018       University of Calgary, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. Calgary, AB
2018       71st Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research, Edmonton, AB
2017       University of Washington, Quantitative Fisheries, Seattle, WA (online)
2017       University of Calgary, Biological Sciences Graduate Student Research Symposium
2016       British Columbia Fisheries Management Technical Committee Meeting, Kelowna, BC
2015       Izaak Walton Killam Trustees Banquet, Calgary, AB
2014       University of Calgary, Medicine & Gerontology, Calgary, AB (online)
2014       1st International Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR
2013       University of Florida, Environmental Law, Gainesville, FL

Contributed talks:

2019       149th American Fisheries Society. Reno, NV.
2018       Prairie University Biological Symposium. Calgary, AB
2017       8th World Recreational Fisheries Conference. Victoria, BC
2017       70th Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research. Montreal, QC
2016       7th World Fisheries Congress. Busan, South Korea
2016       69th Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research. St. John’s, NL
2014       144th Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Quebec City, QC
2014       67th Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research. Yellowknife, NT
2013       42nd Benthic Ecology Meeting. Savannah, GA
2013       Southern Division AFS Spring Meeting. Nashviille, TN *Finalist for Best Student Paper (online)
2013       Biannual FWC-IFAS Invasive Plant Research Review. Citra, FL. (online)
2013       16th UF Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Graduate Student Symposium. Gainesville, FL
2013       Landscape Ecology Poster Session. Gainesville FL
2012       36th Florida Aquatic Plant Management Society Meeting. St. Augustine, FL
2012       31st MidSouth Aquatic Plant Management Society Meeting. Mobile, AL *Best Student Paper
2012       23rd Florida Lake Management Society Conference. Gainesville, FL
2012       Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Coordinating Committee Meeting. Gainesville, FL
2012       15th UF Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Graduate Student Symposium. Gainesville, FL
2012       American Fisheries Society – Florida Chapter Spring Meeting. Ocala, FL
2012       Southern Division AFS Spring Meeting. Biloxi, MS
2011       Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Coordinating Committee Meeting, Gainesville, FL
2009       Barrow Arctic Science Consortium, Barrow, AK

COMPETITIVE GRANTS, AWARDS & HONORS
Total Awarded Value: $505,380

2019

  • Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, presented by NSERC [$140,000]
  • Honorarium, Parks Canada [$2,200]
  • Contract, British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations [$12,000]
    • Project title: ‘Co-managing the subsistence and recreational lake trout fisheries under climate change’

2018

  • J. B. Hyne Research Innovation Award, presented by the University of Calgary [$500]

2017

  • Clemens-Rigler Award, presented by the Canadian Aquatic Resources Section [$150]

2016

  • Jim & Josie Gray Award for Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year, presented by the University of Calgary [$750]
  • International Travel Award, presented by the University of Calgary [$1,000]
  • Travel Award, presented by the 7th World Fisheries Congress [$1,100]
  • Honorarium, Department of Fisheries and Oceans – Canada [$500]

2015

  • Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, presented by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada [$150,000] – Online
  • Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship, presented by the University of Calgary & Killam Trustees [$66,000] – Online
  • Izaak Walton Killam Research Scholarship, presented by the University of Calgary & Killam Trustees [$6,000]
  • Graduate Research Grant, British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations [$44,000]Project title: ‘Lake trout landscape management tool’
    • Principal Investigator & Co-PI: Dr. John R. Post & Kyle L. Wilson
  • Research Scholarship, presented by UCalgary Department of Biological Sciences [$3,000]
  • Citation of Merit for Contribution to Graduate Education, presented by UCalgary Department of Biological Sciences
  • Clemens-Rigler Award, presented by the Canadian Aquatic Resources Section [$600]

2014

  • Graduate Performance Award, presented by UCalgary Department of Biological Sciences [$4,500]
  • Mitacs-Accelerate Graduate Research Internship Program.  [$45,000]
    • Project Title: ‘The numerical response of anglers to fishing quality in British Columbia’s lake trout fisheries’
    • Partners: Freshwater Fisheries Society of British Columbia, and InStream Fisheries Research Incorporated
    • Principal Investigator & Co-PI: Dr. John R. Post & Kyle L. Wilson
  • Dean’s Doctoral Scholarship, presented by the University of Calgary [$15,000] – declined
  • Eyes High International Doctoral Scholarship, presented by the University of Calgary [$6,000] – declined
  • John E. Skinner Memorial Award, presented by the American Fisheries Society [$800]
  • Best Student Chapter (Florida), presented by the American Fisheries Society
  • Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography Travel Grant [$500]
  • Research Lab Award, presented by UCalgary Department of Biological Sciences [$1,750]
  • Outstanding Thesis of the Year, presented by the School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida [$300]

2013

  • Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year (M.Sc.), presented by Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Program, University of Florida
  • Graduate Student Excellence in Outreach and Extension, presented by the School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida
  • Roger Rottman Memorial Scholarship presented by the Florida Chapter of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) [$500]
  • The Wayne Smith Student Leadership Award, presented by the School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida [$330]
  • Runner up, Best Student Paper Award, Southern Division AFS Spring Meeting
  • The University of Florida’s Graduate Student Council Travel Grant [$250]

2012

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship – Honorable Mention
  • William L. Maier Jr. Memorial Scholarship, presented by the Florida Chapter of the Aquatic Plant Management Society [$1,500]
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Leader, presented by The University of Florida Graduate Student Council
  • The Council for Environmental Education’s Project WILD Education Stipend [$50]
  • MidSouth Aquatic Plant Management Society Best Student Presentation Award [$100]
  • MidSouth Aquatic Plant Management Society Travel Grant [$450]
  • Florida Lake Management Society Travel Award [$200]

2009

  • Cum Laude Distinction, San Diego State University

2006

  • Dean’s List Semester’s Honor (), College of Sciences, San Diego State University

2004

  • California Governor’s Scholarship Award [$1,000]

TEACHING

Course Development:

2019       Developed graduate course on Bayesian data analysis using Stan for Simon Fraser University Biological Sciences
2015       Co-developed graduate course using computer programming in the biological sciences at UCalgary alongside Stephen Hausch

Teaching & Workshops:

2019       Taught and supervised graduate course on Bayesian data analysis using Stan for Simon Fraser University in Winter 2019
2016       Led a free 2-day university-wide workshop on learning programming and statistics in R, hosted by UCalgary’s Taylor Family Digital Library (online)
2016       Instructed graduate course Biology 607 ‘R Wizardry in the Biological Sciences’ at UCalgary in Winter 2016 academic term to 20+ graduate students and post-doctoral scholars
2015       Co-instructed graduate course Biology 607 ‘R Wizardry in the Biological Sciences’ at UCalgary in Winter 2015 academic term alongside Stephen Hausch
2014       Served as teaching assistant for UCalgary’s upper-division undergraduate course ECOL 439 on population ecology

Supervision:

2012       Undergraduate Research Supervisor for UF undergraduate student Simone Nageon de Lestang
2012       Undergraduate Research Supervisor for UF undergraduate student Antonio Malouf

Guest Lectures:

2017       University of Calgary (BISI 607, R Wizardry in the Biological Sciences)
2013       University of Calgary (ECOL 417, Aquatic Ecology)
2013       University of Florida (PCB 5307, Limnology)
2011       University of Florida (FNR 3410, Field Techniques)
2010       San Diego State University (BIOL 526, Terrestrial Arthropods)

OUTREACH & EXTENSION

Science communication & media:
2018       SciComm training: Organized Beakerhead science and media communication training workshop for graduate students funded through UCalgary’s Faculty of Graduate Studies
2016       Media: Research highlighted by the American Fisheries Society (online)
2015       Media: Interviewee in film production highlighting research and academic achievements in 2015 – (interview & video)
2013       Science blog:  Founding and contributing author to Florida AFS blog ‘From Reefs to Rivers’ to convey the latest research and findings regarding Florida’s fisheries to the public – (online)
Media:  Master’s research on invasive species highlighted in interviews with Robert Montgomery, professional fisherman, and press articles in #1 bass fishing magazine distributed internationally (B.A.S.S. Times September 2013 issue) and online fishing blogs – (online)

*Select coverage includes:

  • Activist Angler (online)
  • American Fisheries Society (online)
  • BASS Times (Sep. 2013 in print)
  • FishSens (print and online)
  • MSN US News (online)
  • Novus Light Technologies (online)
  • Orlando Sentinel (front page print and online)
  • org (online)
  • Science Daily (online)
  • Southeast Agricultural Network (online)
  • UF News (online)

GK-12 STEM outreach education & mentorship:
2019       IDEAS symposium: volunteer judge for SFU’s IDEAS symposium
2017       Volunteer GK-12 STEM teacher: Presented topics on marine and freshwater biology to grade 8 science at Westmount Middle School
Science fair: Served as judge for Westmount Middle School’s Science Fair grade 5
2014       ‘How To…’ series:  Founding and contributing author of instruction manual for beginning a career in science and natural resources for the American Fisheries Society
Undergraduate mentor:  Served as mentor for San Diego State University alumni program and undergraduate Jordan Buxton majoring in marine biology
Career fair:  Exhibitor for conservation biology careers to Crescent Heights High School in Calgary, AB
2013       21st Century Community Learning Centers – Advisory board:  Served on advisory board with 21st CCLC (at-risk youth STEM-education) to communicate with stakeholders on education objectives met and future initiatives – (online)
Career presentation:  Presented marine science careers to Alachua County 4-H students interested in natural resource management
Outreach volunteer: Teach and guide families and disabled children on angling techniques, fish and Florida’s lakes for Florida Lakewatch Fishing for Success
2012       Expert reviewer: Reviewed educational/scientific merit for ‘Gone Fishing!’ activity for the non-profit group The Council for Environmental Education’s Project WILD K-12 conservation-educational program
Day at the Museum: Led planning for public event partnering fisheries, wildlife, and forestry graduate students and the Florida Museum of Natural History to present research in Florida natural resources to 1,355 community members
Volunteer GK-12 STEM teacher: Led partnership between SURF (graduate organization) and 21st CCLC to teach 100+ youth at-risk students from four middle schools about aquatic ecology, fish diversity and population dynamics to increase cognizance in STEM disciplines – (online)
Volunteer GK-12 STEM teacher: Volunteered to host and teach 60+ Alachua County students on a visit to FAS freshwater ponds and give lessons on freshwater ecology and dissolved oxygen issues in Florida lakes
Volunteer GK-12 STEM teacher: Taught hands-on fish ecology demonstrations providing applied lesson in non-linear mathematics to Lincoln middle school science students
Career presentation: Presented science careers and graduate research experience to UF’s Society of Women Engineers and Society of Hispanic Engineers interested in research
2011       Science mentor in STEM:  Mentored four at-risk, minority students at Lincoln middle school in science fair projects on Floridian aquifers and invited/led seven graduate science mentors to program
2010       Career presentation: Presented marine science and conservation careers to students at Chesterton Elementary School

 Resource management & policy:

2019       Building capacity for sustainable lake trout management: working with Parks Canada, BC FLNRO, UCalgary, UToronto, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, and Alberta Environment & Parks to improve lake trout management in Banff National Park
2018       BC wild salmon strategy: coauthored letter to Wild Salmon Advisory Council on scientific advice and insight for conservation strategy
Lake trout management: Partnering with BC FLNRO and ENVYUK to develop new management options for managing BC and Yukon lake trout fishery
2017       Rainbow trout management: Workshop with FFSBC and BC FLNRO to discuss management and stocking practices for BC rainbow trout fishery
2017       Invasive black bass control: Meeting with BC FLNRO to discuss management options for controlling invasive black bass in British Columbia
2016       Lake trout management: Workshop and presentation given to BC FLNRO to discuss evaluating and managing lake trout fishery in BC and Yukon
2013       UF Levin College of Law:  Presentation entitled ‘Fisheries & Sustainability’ given to Levin College of Law’s environmental program
2012       Oyster Recovery Task Force: Volunteer member of the Fisheries group and Environmental group working under UF/IFAS and Dr. Karl Havens to evaluate mechanisms for 2012 Apalachicola oyster fishery collapse

 Quantitative ecology & statistics:
2019       Workshop instructor: Led series of workshops on Bayesian modelling for EarthToOcean research group
2017       R Fridays: Developed and co-organized biweekly open-house BISI meetings to discuss topics in the R statistical language
2016       Workshop instructor: Led a free afternoon workshop on JAGS software for Bayesian modelling applications for UCalgary ecology researchers
Workshop instructor: Led free two-day university-wide workshop on learning programming and statistics in R, hosted by UCalgary’s Taylor Family Digital Library (online)

 Other:
2013       Discussion group coordinator:  Created and coordinated discussion with UCalgary’s EEB graduate students on population ecology and eco-evolutionary dynamics
2012       ‘Food For Thought’ discussion group coordinator: Directed and planned monthly discussion groups between UF faculty and fisheries graduate students regarding challenges facing fisheries and ecological research
2009       Field volunteer: field survey and public presentation for biodiversity in Mission Trails Park coordinated with San Diego’s Natural History Museum and BioBlitz
2008       Education intern: developed educational curriculum on conservation and animal science and led students (grades K-8) on trips for the San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
Editorial responsibilities: further details on Publons

Guest editor:
Special issue in Fisheries Research for 8th World Recreational Fisheries Conference

Reviewer:
Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Journal of Applied Ecology, Fish and Fisheries, Ecology & Society, Ecological Modelling, Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Reviews in Fisheries Science and Aquaculture, Fisheries Research, Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, Journal of Fish Biology, Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, North American Journal of Fisheries Management, Marine and Coastal Fisheries, American Fisheries Society Books, Annales Zoologici Fennici, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Fisheries Management and Ecology, Journal of Environmental Planning, Lakes and Reservoirs: Research and Management, Neotropical Ichthyology, PeerJ, Southeastern Naturalist