Jason Locklin

Department Chair, Biology


Department

Biology

Courses Taught

Biology for Science Majors I (BIOL 1406), traditional, hybrid, online

Biology for Science Majors II (BIOL 1407), traditional

Research Methods in Biology (BIOL 2389), traditional

Human Anatomy and Physiology I (BIOL 2401), traditional, hybrid, online    

Human Anatomy and Physiology II (BIOL 2402), traditional

Education

Ph.D., Biology, Baylor University

M.S., Aquatic Biology, Texas State University

B.S., Aquatic Biology, Texas State University

A.A., Biology, Temple College

Teaching Experience

Aquatic Biology Lab (Bio 3460), lab teaching TA, Texas State University

Professional Experience

Teaching Assistant, Biology Dept., Texas State University

Adjunct faculty, McLennan Community College

Natural Resource Specialist, Texas Parks & Wildlife

Professional Publications

Locklin, J.L., D. Corbitt, and R.F. McMahon.  2020.  Settlement, density, survival and shell growth of zebra mussels, Dreissena polymorpha, in a recently invaded low latitude, warm water Texas reservoir.  Aquatic Invasions.

 Locklin, J.L. and B. Liles.  2018. 2013. 2009.  Exploring Biology: Functional and Organismal Biology Laboratory Exercises.  Hayden McNeil Publishing, Plymouth, Michigan. 309 pp.

Simpson, P.H., E.C. Morgan, and J.L. Locklin.  2013.  2008.  Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory Manual.  Stipes Publishing, Champaign, Illinois.

Locklin, J.L., J.S. Huckabee, and E. Gering.  2012.  A method for rearing large quantities of the damselfly, Ischnura ramburii (Odonata: Coenagriondae), in the laboratory.  Florida Entomologist 95: 272-276.

Locklin, J.L. and D.S. Vodopich.  2010.  Eugregarine parasitism of Erythemis simplicicollis (Say) at a constructed wetland: a fitness cost to females?  (Anisoptera: Libellulidae).  Odonatologica 19: 319-331.

Locklin, J.L. and D.S. Vodopich.  2010.  Patterns of gregarine parasitism in central Texas dragonflies: host, habitat, and season. Parasitology Research 107: 75-87.

Locklin, J.L. and D.S. Vodopich.  2009.  Bidirectional sex biases in gregarine parasitism in two coexisting dragonflies.  Odonatologica 38: 133-140.

Locklin, J.L.  2008.  Texas alderflies (Megaloptera: Sialidae): New records, distributions, and a key to adults in Texas.  Southwestern Naturalist 53:524-528.

Locklin, J.L.  2007.  New record of the alderfly Sialis mohri (Megaloptera: Sialidae) from Texas and Louisiana, U.S.A.  Entomological News 118:431-432.

Locklin, J.L., T.L. Arsuffi, and D.E. Bowles.  2006.  Life history of Sialis (Megaloptera: Sialidae) in a lentic and lotic ecosystem in central Texas.  American Midland Naturalist 155: 50-62.

Bowles, D.E. and J.L. Locklin.  2002.  Attachment of a microcaddisfly (Trichoptera: Hydroptilidae) pupa to the leg of a water scorpion, Ranatra buenoi (Hemiptera: Nepidae).  Entomological News 113: 267-269.

Professional Presentations

Locklin, J.L. 2020.  Zebra mussel settlement, density, survival, and growth in recently invaded Texas reservoirs: Lakes Belton and Stillhouse Hollow.  2020 Zebra Mussel Research Partner Meeting Webinar.  Texas Parks and Wildlife.  Austin, Texas.

Locklin, J.L., D. Corbitt, and R.F. McMahon. 2020. Zebra mussel settlement, density, survival, and growth in a recently invaded Texas reservoir.  Annual Meeting.  Texas Academy of Science.  Nacogdoches, Texas.

Greco, P. and J.L. Locklin. 2020.  Creation of an undergraduate community college research program.  Annual Meeting.  Texas Academy of Science.  Nacogdoches, Texas.

Moore, J.S., B.L. Lokcu, S.E. Poster, and J.L. Locklin. 2020.  Invasive zebra mussel settlement and density comparisons in two geographically-close central Texas reservoirs.  Annual Meeting.  Texas Academy of Science.  Nacogdoches, Texas.

Wilson, T., P. Greco, and J.L. Locklin. 2020.  Exploring the human element of the zebra mussel invasion in central Texas.  Annual Meeting.  Texas Academy of Science.  Nacogdoches, Texas.

Corbitt, D. and J.L Locklin.  2018. Flood pool distribution and seasonal recruitment of zebra mussels in a subtropical reservoir along the southern invasion front.  Annual Meeting.  Texas Academy of Science.  Midland, Texas.

Locklin, J.L.  2017.  Undergraduate research at community colleges: benefits, challenges, and opportunities.  Temple College seminar.  Temple, Texas.

Garcia, D. and J.L Locklin.  2017.  Vertical distribution and seasonal recruitment of zebra mussels in a central Texas reservoir.  Annual Meeting.  Texas Academy of Science.  Belton, Texas.

Jiao, R., M. Chaput, Z. Lopez, D. Garcia, and J.L. Locklin.  2017.  Recruitment, growth, and spatial distribution of zebra mussels in the flood pool of an infested central Texas reservoir.  Annual Meeting.  Texas Academy of Science.  Belton, Texas.

Huckabee, J.S., C. Sublett and J.L. Locklin.  2017.  Update: A multi-year analysis of wing loading in the monarch butterfly during the fall migration.  Annual Meeting.  Texas Academy of Science.  Belton, Texas.

Garcia, D. and J.L. Locklin. 2016.  Seeking refuge in a warm subtropical reservoir: how are zebra mussels surviving these waters?  Annual Meeting.  Texas Academy of Science.  Junction, Texas.

Huckabee, J.S. and J.L. Locklin.  2015.  A multi-year analysis of wing loading in the monarch butterfly during the fall migration: effects of habitat loss on migrants.  Annual Meeting.  Texas Academy of Science.  San Antonio, Texas.

Locklin, J.L.  2014.  Undergraduate research at community colleges – tapping the potential of STEM students.  Invited presentation, Temple College Board of Trustees. 

Huckabee, J.S. and J. L. Locklin.  2014.  Wing loads of the migratory Monarch butterfly (Lepidoptera: Danaidae) before, during and after a historic Texas drought.  Annual Meeting.  Texas Academy of Science.  Galveston, Texas.

Locklin, J.L.  2013.  Undergraduate research in ecology at the community college: benefits, opportunities, and challenges.  Invited speaker, Texas Bioscience Institute, Temple, Texas.

Locklin, J.L.  2013.  Nature’s deadly drone – the dragonfly: biology and research in Texas.  Program Speaker, Temple Garden Club, Temple, Texas.

Locklin, J.L.  2013.  The dragonflies of Texas: biology, research, and identification.  Keynote speaker, State Convention, Texas Garden Clubs, Inc.  College Station, Texas.

Duckett, R.L., K. McCormack, and J.L. Locklin.  2013.  Investigating potential factors that may influence gregarine parasitism variability among populations of the damselfly Argia moesta in central Texas.  Annual Meeting.  Texas Academy of Science.  Kerrville, Texas.

Locklin, J.L., J.S. Huckabee, and E.J. Gering.  2012.  Streamlining techniques for rearing large quantities of the damselfly, Ischnura ramburii (Odonata: Coenagrionidae) in the laboratory.  Annual Meeting.  Ecological Society of America.  Portland, Oregon.

Romfh, G., J.L. Locklin, and S.K. Hill.  2012.  Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) fall migration weight and wing load during an historic central Texas drought.  Annual Meeting.  Texas Academy of Science.  Alpine, Texas. 

Huckabee, J.S., J.L. Locklin, and E. Gering.  2012.  Streamlining techniques and improving efficiency for mass rearing the damselfly, Ischnura ramburii (Odonata: Coenagrionidae) in laboratory.  Annual Meeting.  Texas Academy of Science.  Alpine, Texas.

Duckett, R. and J.L. Locklin.  2012.  Investigating gregarine parasitism in the damselfly, Argia moesta (Odonata: Coenagrionidae): Do host populations associated with lentic systems have greater parasite prevalences and intensities?  Annual Meeting.  Texas Academy of Science.  Alpine, Texas.

Locklin, J.L. and S.J. Trumble.  2011.  A preliminary assessment of lipid content and body mass of the monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus (Lepidoptera: Danaidae), during the fall migration in Texas.  Annual Meeting.  Ecological Society of America.  Austin, Texas.

 Locklin, J.L.  2011.  Dragonflies of central Texas: biology, research, and identification.  Central Texas Master Naturalists, Belton, Texas.

Locklin, J.L. and D.S. Vodopich.  2011.  Gregarine parasitism of Texas dragonflies: a variable system with excellent research opportunities.  Annual Meeting.  Southwestern Association of Naturalists.  Tyler, Texas.

Russell, J., J.S. Huckabee, and J.L. Locklin.  2011.  Assessing body sizes and wing loads of the monarch butterfly during the fall migration through central Texas: does size really matter?  Annual Meeting, Southwestern Association of Naturalists.  Tyler, Texas.

Locklin, J.L. and D.S. Vodopich.  2011.  Gregarine parasitism of Texas dragonflies: a variable system with excellent research opportunities.  Annual Meeting.  Texas Academy of Science.  Austin, Texas.

Russell, J., J.S. Huckabee, and J.L. Locklin.  2011.  Assessing body sizes and wing loads of the monarch butterfly during the fall migration through central Texas: does size really matter?  Annual Meeting, Texas Academy of Science.  Austin, Texas.

Locklin, J.L.  2010.  Eugregarine parasitism in dragonfly populations of central Texas with an assessment of fitness costs in Erythemis simplicicollis (Odonata: Libellulidae).  Annual Meeting.  Entomological Society of America.  San Diego, California.

Huckabee, J.S. and J.L. Locklin.  2010.  Frequency and magnitude of wing asymmetry in central Texas dragonflies (Odonata: Libellulidae).  Annual Meeting.  Entomological Society of America.  San Diego, California. 

Locklin, J.L.  2010.  Dragonflies of Texas: Natural history and research.  Milam County Nature Festival, Cameron, Texas.

Locklin, J.L. and D.S. Vodopich.  2010.  Gregarine parasitism in the dragonfly Erythemis simplicicollis (Odonata: Libellulidae) at a constructed central Texas wetland.  Annual Meeting.  Texas Academy of Science.  Stephenville, Texas.

Huckabee, J.S. and J.L. Locklin.  2010.  Forewing asymmetry in dragonflies (Odonata: Anisoptera) of central Texas.  Annual Meeting.  Texas Academy of Science.  Stephenville, Texas.

Locklin, J.L. and D.S. Vodopich.  2009.  Gregarine parasitism (Apicomplexa: Eugregarinorida) in central Texas dragonflies: host, habitat, and temporal patterns.  Annual Meeting.  Texas Academy of Science.  Junction, Texas.

Locklin, J.L.  2009.  The distribution and ecology of Texas alderflies (Megaloptera: Sialidae).  Annual Meeting.  Texas Academy of Science.  Junction, Texas.

Locklin, J.L. and D.S. Vodopich.  2008.  The distribution of intestinal gregarine parasites (Apicomplexa: Eugregarinorida) in dragonflies of central Texas, USA.  Annual Meeting.  Entomological Society of America.  Reno, Nevada.

Locklin, J.L. and D.S. Vodopich.  2007.  Occurrence and distribution of gregarine parasites in Central Texas dragonflies.  Annual Meeting.  Texas Academy of Science.  Waco, Texas.

Locklin, J.L. and T.L. Arsuffi.  2002.  Life history of the alderfly, Sialis (Megaloptera: Sialidae), in a lentic and a lotic ecosystem in central Texas.  Annual Meeting.  Texas Academy of Science.  Laredo, Texas.

Locklin, J.L. and T.L. Arsuffi.  2001.  Life history variation in the alderfly, Sialis velata (Megaloptera: Sialidae), in subtropical central Texas:  Effects of lentic and lotic conditions.  Annual meeting.  Entomological Society of America.  San Diego, California.

Locklin, J.L., M.M.Reimer, and T.L. Arsuffi.  2001.  Effects of substrate conditioning on benthic macroinvertebrate recolonization in the San Marcos River, Texas.  Annual meeting.  Texas Academy of Science.  San Marcos, Texas.

Locklin, J.L. and T.L. Arsuffi.  2001.  Life history of lentic and lotic populations of Sialis velata (Megaloptera: Sialidae) in subtropical Central Texas. Annual meeting.  Texas Academy of Science.  San Marcos, Texas.

 Locklin, J.L., M.M.Reimer, and T.L. Arsuffi.  2001. Effects of substrate conditioning on benthic macroinvertebrate recolonization in the San Marcos River, Texas.  Biological Colloquium.  Southwest Texas State University.  San Marcos, Texas.

Awards