Thomas B. Wilson

Dr. Thomas Wilson
Associate Professor of Practice
Bart Cardon Teaching Academy Fellow
Building/Room: 
Saguaro Hall 313
Address: 

Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science
University of Arizona
429 Shantz Building, #38
Tucson, AZ 85721
 

Office Phone: 
(520) 621-9308
Fax: 
(520) 621-1647

Ph.D. 2001. Soil, Water, and Environmental Science, University of Arizona

B.A. 1986. Biology, Reed College, Portland, Oregon

1997   Wallace Fuller Award for Academic Achievement, University of Arizona

1997   “Fire Frequency and Soil Nutrient Status on the Southern Gunnery Ranges at Fort  Huachuca Military Reservation, Arizona”, T.B. Wilson, R.H. Webb, T.L. Thompson, Forest Service Research Grant, $30,000, 1997-2001.

2001   “Litterfall Dynamics and Soil N Pools in Negev and Chihuahuan Desert Rangelands”, T.L. Thompson, E. Zaady, T.B. Wilson, D.A. Martens, International Arid Lands Consortium Grant, $75000.00, 2001-2003.

2007   Arizona Board of Regents Learner Centered Education Grant. $1000

2010   Nomination for Alpha Zeta A+ Advisor Award

2010   Honorary State Future Farmers of America Degree

2010   College of Agriculture & Life Sciences Faculty Teaching Award, $1000

2012   Provost’s General Education Teaching Award, $1000

2013   Bart Cardon Teaching Academy Fellowship

2013   UA Online Education Project Grant, J. Walworth, T.B. Wilson, $10,000

 

2013-present. Associate Professor of Practice, Dept. of Soil, Water and Environmental Science, The University of Arizona

2001 - 2013. Lecturer, Dept. of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science, University of Arizona

1996 - 2001. Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science, University of Arizona

1990 - 1999. Horticulturist, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Teaching HNRS 170A1 Human Reproduction and the Environment (2013)

Teaching HNRS 202H Introduction to Conservation Biology (2010 – present)

Teaching SWES 195A, Careers in Environmental Science (2003 – present)

Teaching SWES 195B, Careers in Crop Production (2005 – present)

Teaching SWES 200/201, Introduction to Soil Science (2001 – present) 

Teaching RNR 495F/595F  Desert Ecology and Conservation Biology in Namibia (2009 – present)

Teaching SWES 495f/595F Amazon Rainforest Ecology and Conservation Biology in Ecuador (2013)

Chairman of Soil, Water & Environmental Science Dept. Curriculum Committee

Member of the Curriculum Committee for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Member of the Curriculum Committee for the School of Earth  and Environmental Sciences

Member of the Curriculum Committee for the Honors College

Member of the Assessment Committee for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Member of Scholarship Selection Committee for the department and the College.

Member of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Faculty Consultative Group (2)

Advisor for UA Cycling Club, Environmental Science Club, and Community Garden
 

Wilson, T.B.1999. Fire frequency and soil nutrient status on the Southern Gunnery Range at Fort Huachuca military reservation, Arizona. in: Toward integrated research, land management, and ecosystem protection in the Malpai borderlands: conference summary; 6-8 January 1999; Douglas AZ. Compiled by G. J. Gottfried, L.G. Eskew, C.G. Curtin, and C.B. Edminster. Proceeedings RMRS-P-10. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 81-82.

T.B. Wilson and J.J. Riley. 2003. Holistic Approach to Advising, Retention, Graduation and Employment. National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal.

Wilson, T.B.; Thompson, T.L. 2005. Soil Nutrient Distributions of Mesquite-Dominated Desert Grasslands: Changes in Time and Space. Geoderma 126: 301-316.

Thompson, T.L.; Zaady, E.; Huancheng, P.; Wilson, T.B., Martens, D. 2006. Soil C and N pools in patchy shrublands of the Negev and Chihuahuan Deserts. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 38: 1943-1947.

Butler, G.J., Liang, I., Sussman, S., Wilson, T.B. 2010. Floral Survey of Central and Northern Namibia. Desert Plants 26(2): 23 – 33.

Wilson, T.B. (2012) “Arizona Soils”. In: Lake, K.N., ed. (In prep), Legumes of Arizona: an Illustrated Flora and
Reference.

Conference Presentations

2002. T.B. Wilson and J.J. Riley. Holistic Approach to Advising, Retention, Graduation and Employment. National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Conference, Lincoln, NE.

2003. T.B. Wilson. Introduction to Environmental Science: A Case Study Of Critical Thinking Strategies And The Development Of Technical Writing Skills. National Conference on Student Writing and Critical Thinking in Agriculture. Jackson Hole, WY.

2003. T.B. Wilson and T.L. Thompson. Litterfall Dynamics and Soil N Pools in Negev and Chihuahuan Desert Rangelands. Ben Gurion University Research Presentation, Sde Boker, Israel.

2006. T.B. Wilson. Using Performance Objectives of a Nationally Recognized Certification Exam to Evaluat College Teaching Standards. National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Conference, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

2008 T.B. Wilson. Critical Thinking: What Is It and How Do We Get Rid of It? Bart Cardon Faculty Development Workshop, UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.