Detailed Information for Charles Watson

Dr. Charles Matthew Watson 
 » Assistant Professor
Office Location
Bolin Hall BO220A
Office Hours

Office Hours: M: Noon-2p, W: Noon-5p, T/Th: 11-12:30p

Voice: (940) 397-4255

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I am an integrative evolutionary biologist with interest and training in physiology, biogeography, biodiversity, conservation, and evolutionary ecology. Current projects integrate field ecology, physiological laboratory trials, and GIS technology to answer broad-scale evolutionary and ecological questions. 

Course Information

  Semester Course #    Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Spring 2014 Biol 1234  201, 202  Human Anatomy and Physiology II    Bolin Hall 127, 100

Time and Place of Class Meetings:


            BIOL 1234-201 will be held in Room 127 of Bolin Hall at 11:00-1:50 on Mon, Wed, Fri.

            BIOL 1234-202 will be held in Room 100 of Bolin Hall at 9:30-10:50 on Tues, Thurs.

Details Spring 2014 4684  201, 201A  Ecology    Bolin Hall 212, 207

Time and Place of Class Meetings:


            BIOL 4684-201 will be held in Room 212 of Bolin Hall at 8:00-9:20 on Tues, Thurs.

            BIOL 4684-201A (Lab) will be held in Room 207 of Bolin Hall at 2:00-4:50 on Monday.

Details Fall  Biol 1134    Human Anatomy and Physiology I    Bolin Hall 
Details   Biol 1234    Human Anatomy and Physiology II     

Education Background

Institution Degree    Graduation Date
The University of Texas at Arlington Ph.D. in Quantitative Biology  
The University of Texas at Arlington MS - Biology  
Stephen F. Austin State University BS - Widlife Biology  

Employment Background

Institution Position Start Date / End Date
 The Dallas Zoo  Reptile / Amphibian Department Supervisor  April 2001  August 2005
 The Ellen Trout Zoo  Zookeeper  August 1998  March 2001
 The University of Texas at Arlington  Lecturer / Laboratory Coordinator  August 2008  July 2011
 McNeese State University  Assistant Professor  August 2011  July 2013

Research and Publications

Watson, Charles M. & L. Gough. 2012. The role of temperature in determining distributions and  coexistence of three species of Plestiodon. Journal of Thermal Biology 37(5) 374-379


Watson, Charles M. & D. R. Formanowicz. 2012. A Comparison of Maximum Sprint Speed Among the Five-lined Skinks (Plestiodon) of the Southeastern United States at Ecologically Relevant Temperatures. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 7(1) 75-82.

Watson, Charles M., C. Roelke, P. Pasichnyk, & C. Cox. 2012. The fitness consequences of the autotomous blue tail in lizards: An empirical test of predator response using clay models. Zoology 115(5) 339-344

Watson, Charles M. 2009. Selection of available post-fire substrate by Scincella lateralis Say (Ground Skink). The Texas Journal of Science 61(3) 219-224.