Detailed Information for Charles Watson

Dr. Charles Matthew Watson 
Biology
 » Assistant Professor
Office Location
Bolin Hall 220A
Office Hours

M:   12-2pm

T:     9:30-11am

W:   12-5pm

Th:   9:30-11am

 
Voice: (940) 397-4255
 
 

Contact Information

charles.watson@mwsu.edu

My Websites

Personal Website
Watson Evolutionary Ecology Lab Facebook Page

Interests

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 2015 Biol 1234  101  Human Anatomy and Physiology II    Bolin Hall 100

Time and Place of Class Meetings:

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Details Spring 2015 Biol 1233    Human Anatomy and Physiology II    Bolin Hall 100

Time and Place of Class Meetings:

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Details Spring 2015 4684    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.




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. 

Watson, Charles M. and M. L. Nicholson. 2011. The recovery of the macroarthropod community within the leaf-litter of an East Texas mixed hardwood-pine habitat following a prescribed burn. The Texas Journal of Science 64(1)

Watson, Charles M., R. Makowsky, & J. C. Bagley.  2014. Reproductive mode evolution in lizards revisited: updated analyses examining geographic, climatic and phylogenetic effects support the cold-climate hypothesis.  Journal of Evolutionary Biology 27 (12), 2767-2780