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Dr. Dawn Wilson joined the CBC Staff in July 2003 as Director of the Southwestern Research Station in Portal, Arizona. She manages day-to-day activities and oversees strategic planning and project development at the Station. Before coming to the Museum, Dawn served on the faculty of the Department of Biological Science in California State University in Chico, California, where she taught undergraduate herpetology and conducted research on the ecology of the Western Pond turtle ( Clemmys marmorata ). She received her Ph.D. in Biology in 1996 from University of South Florida in Tampa.
- Loper-Baxter, P.C., and D. S. Wilson. In Press. The effects of nest date and placement of eggs in burrows on sex ratios and potential survival of hatchling desert tortoises, Gopherus agassizii. Chelonian Conservation and Biology.
- Cooper, W., and D. S. Wilson. In Press. Beyond optimal escape theory: Microhabitats as well as predation risk affect escape and refuge use by the phrynosomatid lizard Sceloporus virgatus. Behaviour.
- Cooper, W., and D. S. Wilson. In Press. Sex and social costs of escaping in the striped plateau lizard, Sceloporus virgatus. Behavioral Ecology.