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Dr. Raymond Willis

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  • Biology
    Associate Professor

    Office Location
    Bolin Hall 206
    Voice: (940) 397-4408
  •   Semester Course # Section Course Name Location Days / Times
    Details Fall 2018 5143 Evolution and Systematics Bolin Hall 213

    T R 0800-0920

    Details Fall 2018 4143 Evolution and Systematics Bolin Hall 213

    T R 0800-0920

    Details Fall 2018 3113 Biogeography Bolin Hall 213

    MWF 1000-1050

    Details Fall 2018 3024 Vertebrate Zoology Bolin Hall 213

    MWF 0800-0850 Lecture

    Wednesday 200-350 Lab


  • Institution Degree Graduation Date
    Texas Tech University PhD
    Tarleton State University MS
    Tarleton State University BS
  • Institution Position Start Date End Date
    Texas Tech U Health Sciences Center Postdoctoral Research Associate 2007-Jan 2010-Aug
    University of Science and Artsw of Oklahoma Assistant Professor 2010-Aug 2012-Aug
    Midwestern State University Assistant Professor 2012-Aug Present
  •               White, J. W., M. S. Husak, R. E. Willis. 2017. Geographic distribution  of the nonnative Mediterranean gecko (Hemidactylus turcicus) in Oklahoma. Southwestern Naturalist. 61 (4): 338-41.

    McAliley, L. R., R. E. Willis, C. Ivanyi and L. D. Densmore III. 2017. Captive breeding of the endangered San Esteban chuckwalla, Sauromalus varius. A decade of captive breeding and genetic diversity. Southwestern Naturalist. 61 (4): 279-284.

    McAliley, L. R., R. E. Willis, P. A. Lavine-Murcio, and L. D. Densmore III. In Review. Microsatellite analysis of captive and wild populations of the San Esteban chuckwalla, Sauromalus varius. Occasional Papers, Museum Texas Tech University. 

    Fox, M. R., R. E. Willis. In Review. Chiropteran Seasonal Variation at the Dalquest Desert Research Station (Presidio and Brewster Co., Texas). Southwestern Association of Naturalists.

    Fox, M. R., R. E. Willis. 2016. New Host Associations and State Records for Bat Ectoparasites in Texas. Southwestern Entomologists. 4 (4): 1199-1202.

    Beck, K. G., R. Soler-Gijon, J. R. Carlucci, R. E. Willis. 2016. Morphology and Histology of Dorsal Spines of the Xenacanthid Shark Orthacanthus platypternus from the Lower Permian of Texas, USA: Palaeobiological and Palaeoenvironmental Implications. Acta Palaeontologica Poloncia 61 (1): 97-117.

    Mukherjee, S, J. Trice, P. Shinde, R. E. Willis, T. A. Pressley, and J. F. Perez-Zogbi. 2013. Ca2+ oscillations, Ca2+ sensitization, and contraction activated by protein kinase C in small airway smooth muscle. Journal of General Physiology. 141(2), 165-178.

    Willis, R. E.  2009. Transthyretin (TTR) intron 1 elucidates crocodylian relationships. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 53, 1049-1054.

    Carr, D. L., J. A. Carr, R. E. Willis, and T. A. Pressley. 2008. A perchlorate sensitive iodide transporter in frogs. General and Comparative Endocrinology 156, 9-14.

    Willis, R. E., L. R. McAliley, E. D. Neeley, and L. D. Densmore III. 2007. Evidence for placing the false gharial (Tomistoma schlegelii) into the family Gavialidae; Inferences from nuclear gene sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 43, 787-794.

    McAliley*, L. R. R. E. Willis*, D. A. Ray, P. S. White, C. Brochu and L. D. Densmore III. 2006. Are crocodiles really monophyletic?-Evidence for subdivisions from sequence and morphological data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 39, 16-32.(* Co-first authors)

    McAliley, L. R., R. E. Willis, M. R. J. Forstner, T. Guerra, and L. D. Densmore III. 2006.  Eight microsatellite markers for the San Esteban Chuckwalla, Sauromalus varius. Molecular Ecology Notes. 6, 759-761.

    Willis, R. E.  2006. Phylogenetic inference of the extant crocodylians derived from nuclear gene sequences. Doctorate Dissertation. Texas Tech University.

    Willis, R. E. 2003. The effects of prescribed burning on reptile utilization of upland habitats in Edwards County, Texas. Masters Thesis. Tarleton State University.