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Dr. Charles Matthew Watson

Associate Professor

Office Location
Bolin Hall 220A
Office Hours

M: 1-2p, W: 12-6p, T,Th: 9:30-11a

Voice: (940) 397-4255
  Semester Course # Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Spring 2017 Biol 1134 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Bolin Hall 127

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Details Spring 2017 Biol 1133 201 Anatomy and Physiology I for Health Sciences Bolin Hall 100

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Details Spring 2017 4684 201 Ecology Bolin Hall 213
Details Spring 2017 4001 202 Seminar in Biology Bolin Hall 209
Institution Degree Graduation Date
The University of Texas at Arlington Ph.D. - Quantitative Biology
The University of Texas at Arlington MS - Biology
Stephen F. Austin State University BS - Widlife Biology
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

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

Watson, Charles M. & G. Francis. 2015. Three dimensional printing as an effective method of producing anatomically accurate models for studies in thermal ecology. Journal of Thermal Biology 51. 42-46.

Watson, C.M. & W.W. Burggren. 2016. Interspecific Differences in Metabolic Rate and Metabolic Temperature Sensitivity Create Distinct Thermal Ecological Niches in Lizards (Plestiodon). PLoS One

Merchant, M., M.H. Shirley & C.M. Watson. 2016. Paleosuchus spp. and Osteolaemus spp. (Dwarf Caiman and Dwarf Crocodiles). Defense Mechanisms. Herpetological Review 47(4). 660-663