- Watson, C.M. & C. Cox. 2021. Elevation, oxygen, and the origins of viviparity. Journal of Experimental Zoology-B. 457-469.
2. Heninger, R.*,C.M. Watson, &C.L. Cox. 2020. Relative fitness of decoy coloration is mediated by habitat type. Zoology. 125820
- Kravchuk, L.* & M. Watson. 2020. Corn snakes can behaviorally enhance crypsis by choosing complex backgrounds and substrate. Animal Behavior and Cognition 7. 39-48.
- Watson, C.M., Z. Degon*, W. Krogman, C. Cox. 2019. Evolutionary and ecological forces underlying ontogenetic loss of decoy coloration. Biological Journal of the Linnaean Society 138–148.
- 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
- Watson, C.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 42-46.
- Watson, C.M., R. Makowsky, & J. C. Bagley. 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, C.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, C.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, C.M., 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, C.M. and M. L. Nicholson. 2011 (Published 2014). 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, C.M. Selection of available post-fire substrate by Scincella lateralis Say (Ground Skink). The Texas Journal of Science 61(3) 219-224.