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Department of Biology
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Dr. Robert C. Dowler

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Department of Biology

Professor
Curator of Mammals, Angelo State Natural History Collections
  • Ph.D. (1982) Wildlife and Fisheries Science, Texas A&M University
  • M.A. (1976) Museum Science, Texas Tech University
  • B.S. (1974) Natural Resources, Ohio State University

My research interests include the systematics of native rodents in the Galapagos Islands, the ecology of sympatric skunk species in West Texas and the survey of mammals in the Terlingua Creek drainage in Brewster County, Texas.

  • Carroll, D. S., R. C. Dowler, and C. E. Edwards. 1999. Estimates of relative abundance of the medium-sized mammals of Fort Hood, Texas using scent-station visitation. Occasional Papers, Museum of Texas Tech University 188: 1-10.
  • Dowler, R. C., R. C. Dawkins, and T. C. Maxwell. 1999. Range extensions for the evening bat, (Nycticeius humeralis) in west Texas. Texas Journal of Science 51(2):193-195.
  • Dowler, R. C. 1999. Mexican spiny pocket mouse / Liomys irroratus. P. 547, in The Smithsonian Book of North American Mammals (D. E. Wilson and S. Ruff, eds.). Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D. C., 750 pp.
  • Dowler, R. C. 1999. Plains harvest mouse / Reithrodontomys montanus. Pp. 560-561, in The Smithsonian Book of North American Mammals (D. E. Wilson and S. Ruff, eds.). Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D. C., 750 pp.
  • Burt, M. S. and R. C. Dowler. 1999. Biochemical systematics of three chromosomal races of Geomys attwateri and G. breviceps in eastern Texas. Journal of Mammalogy 80(3):799-809.
  • Dowler, R. C., D. S. Carroll, and C. W. Edwards. 2000. Rediscovery of rodents (Genus Nesoryzomys) considered extinct in the Galápagos islands. Oryx 34(2):109-117.
  • Brant, J. G. and R. C. Dowler. 2000. Noteworthy record of the Seminole bat, Lasiurus seminolus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae), in Val Verde County, Texas. Texas Journal of Science 54(4):353-355.
  • Slater, Stacey C., D. Rollins, R. C. Dowler, and C. B. Scott. 2001. Opuntia: a “prickly paradigm” for quail management in west-central Texas. Wildlife Society Bulletin: 29(2):713-719.

endemic Galapagos rat Nesoryzomys narboroughi. (Photo by R.C. Dowler).endemic Galapagos rat Nesoryzomys narboroughi. (Photo by R.C. Dowler).

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