Jason Watters, Ph.D.

Jason Watters

Position Title
Associate Adjunct Professor



  • B.S., Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Biology, University of California, Davis, 1997.
  • Ph.D., Animal Behavior, University of California, Davis, 2003.

Research Interests

Animal behavior, animal welfare, conservation behavior; behavioral assays of animal welfare, environmental enrichment for zoo and aquarium animals; zoo animal behavior and its impact on zoo-goers.


  • Vice President of Wellness and Animal Behavior San Francisco Zoological Society   
  • Executive Editor ­ Zoo Biology

Graduate Groups

Courses Taught

  • Integrated Animal Biology II (ABG 200B)


Current Graduate Students

  • Eridia Pacheco, Ph.D. Program, Animal Biology Graduate Group. Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2019.