- Undergraduate Education
- B.S. Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University
- Graduate Education
- Ph.D. Systems Ecology, Colorado State University
Dr. William E. Grant came to the department, formerly the Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences in 1976. Dr. Grant conducts research through the Ecological Systems Laboratory and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses relating to ecology, conservation and ecological modeling. He also serves as the Associate Editor for Ecological Modelling, a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal.
Research Interests and Specializations
Animal ecology, Ecological modeling
Ecological Systems Lab
The Ecological Systems Laboratory promotes formal exposure to systems analysis and simulation as an integral part of the training of professionals and academicians involved in ecological research or natural resource management. Systems analysis refers both to a general problem-solving philosophy and to a collection of quantitative techniques, including simulation, developed specifically to address problems related to the functioning of complex systems. Workshops on the use of systems analysis and simulation in ecology and natural resource management which are cosponsored by WFSC, the International Society for Ecological Modeling, and a host institution and are offered in either English or Spanish.
Bishop, Alexandra, Hsiao-Hsuan Wang, William E. Grant. 2021. Using Data Surveillance to Understand the Rising Incidence of Babesiosis in the United States, 2011–2018. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 21:391-395, DOI: 10.1089/vbz.2020.2754.
Wang, Hsiao-Hsuan, William E. Grant, Pete D. Teel, Kimberly H. Lohmeyer, Adalberto A. Pérez de León. 2021. Simulated dynamics of southern cattle fever ticks (Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus) in south Texas, USA: investigating potential wildlife-mediated impacts on eradication efforts. Parasites & Vectors 13:487. doi.org/10.1186/s13071-020-04366-x
Iwanaga, Takuya, Hsiao-Hsuan Wang, Serena H. Hamilton, Volker Grimm, Tomasz E. Koralewski, Alejandro Salado, Sondoss Elsawah, Saman Razavi, Jing Yang, Pierre Glynn, Jennifer Badham, Alexey Voinov, Min Chen, William E. Grant, Tarla Rai Peterson, Karin Frank, Gary Shenk, C. Michael Barton, Anthony J. Jakeman, John C. Little. 2021. Socio-technical scales in socio-environmental modeling: Managing a system-of-systems modeling approach. Environmental Modelling and Software 135.104885. doi.org/10/1016/j.envsoft.2020. 104885
Koralewski, Tomasz E., Hsiao-Hsuan Wang, William E. Grant, Michael J. Brewer, Norman C. Elliott, John K. Westbrook. 2021. Modeling the dispersal of wind-borne pests: Sensitivity of infestation forecasts to uncertainty in parameterization of long-distance airborne dispersal. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 301-302. 108357, doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2021.108357
Agudelo, M. Sofia, William E. Grant, Hsiao-Hsuan Wang. 2021. Effects of white-tailed deer habitat use preferences on southern cattle fever tick eradication: simulating impact on “pasture vacation” strategies. Parasites & Vectors 14:102. doi.org/10.1186/s13071-021-04590-z