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Dr. Ted Wilson

Wilson, Dr. Ted
Dr. Ted Wilson
Professor, Center Director, and Jack B. Wendt Endowed Chair in Rice Research
1509 Aggie Drive, Beaumont, TX 77713
(409) 781-4038
Undergraduate Education
B.S. Entomology, University of California, Davis
A.A. Biology, 1971, Bakersfield Junior College
Graduate Education
Ph.D. Entomology, University of California, Davis

Professional Summary

Ted Wilson, Ph.D., is a professor in the Texas A&M University Department of Entomology. He is also director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center in Beaumont. Ted’s research focuses on the theory and application of quantitative principles as they pertain to multidisciplinary agroecosystem management. He has conducted research on a wide range of crops, both nationally and internationally. The more fundamental aspects focus on elucidating processes at population, community, and ecosystem levels and the more applied aspects address development of integrated solutions to agricultural management needs. His research includes developing population assessment methodology to quantify the abundance and impact of pest and beneficial species and combining simulation analysis with field experimentation to quantify impact of natural enemy species on herbivorous arthropods, herbivorous arthropods on crops growth, development, quality, and yield, and optimization of phenotypic trait selection to maximize yield increase per unit of plant breeding selection effort in rice. Ted has published 884 scientific papers, including 258 peer- reviewed papers, which have been cited about 9000 times. He has authored or co-authored 183 funded grants, totaling over $25 million in funding.

Research Areas of Expertise

Integrated cropping systems management, integrated pest management, biological control, cropping systems modeling

Selected Publications

Wilson, L. T. and W. W. Barnett. 1983. Degree days: An aid in crop and pest management. California Agriculture 37 (1&2): 4-7.

Settle, W. H. and L. T. Wilson. 1990. Invasion by the variegated leafhopper and biotic interactions – parasitism, competition, and apparent competition. Ecology 71 (4): 1461-1470.

Ziska, L. H., J. A. Bunce, H. Shimono, D. R. Gealy, J. T. Baker, P. C. D. Newton, M. P. Reynolds, K. S. V. Jagadish, C. Zhu, M. Howden, and L. T. Wilson. 2012. Food Security and Climate Change: On the Potential to Adapt Global Crop Production by Active Selection to Rising Carbon Dioxide Concentration. Proceedings of the Royal Society (B) 279 (1745): 4097-4105.

Espe, M. B., K. G. Cassman, H. Yang, N. Guilpart, P. Grassini, J. Van Wart, M. Anders, D. Beighley, D. Harrell, S. Linscombe, K. McKenzie, R. Mutters, L. T. Wilson, and B. A. Linquist. 2016. Yield gap analysis of US rice production systems shows opportunities for improvement. Field Crops Research. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j. fcr. 2016. 07. 011.

Yuan, S., B. A. Linquist, L. T. Wilson, K. G. Cassman, A. M. Stuart, V. Pede, B. Miro, K. Saito, N. Agustiani, V. E. Aristya, L. Y. Krisnadi, A. J. Zanon, A. B. Heinemann, G. Carracelas, N. Subash, P. S. Brahmanand, R. Ford, S. Peng, and P. Grassini. 2021. A roadmap towards sustainable intensification for a larger global rice bowl. Nature Communications. DOI:https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-401904/v1.