Dr. Katheryn Watson
Assistant Professor of Biology
AddressBuilding/Office: SCI 106L
Katheryn Watson is an Assistant Professor of Biology, a wildlife ecologist, and an ornithologist. She earned her B.S. in Wildlife Biology at Texas State University, her Master’s in Biology at Eastern Kentucky University, and her Ph.D. in Wildlife, Aquatic, and Wildlands Science and Management at Texas Tech University. Dr. Watson’s research focuses on the breeding and movement behaviors of birds, with a particular focus on raptorial species, such as hawks, falcons, and owls. As top-of-the-food-chain predators, raptors can be indicators of ecological change, and Dr. Watson is interested in how predator populations and behaviors are impacted by changes to the food chain and the environment, as well as direct impacts, such as wind energy mortality. In addition, she is interested in avian community dynamics, conservation, and climate change. Dr. Watson has training in broad wildlife management techniques, such as trapping, surveying, habitat management, GPS tracking, cartography, modeling, and statistics. She teaches Principles of Biology, Ornithology, Mammalogy, Wildlife Ecology, Natural Resources Management and Administration, and Issues in Conservation.