David Charlet, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology, Community College Southern Nevada, Henderson, Nevada

Contact Information


Mailing Address:                 Electronic Mail:              Telephone:         Fax:
Department of Biology H3C   david.charlet@csn.edu    702-651-3190     702-651-3161
700 College Drive
Henderson NV 89015

Education Projects

BRIDGE                                    NeCoTIP         


I received all of my college degrees at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology, 1995.

M.S. in Biology, 1991.

B.S. with Distinction in Biology, minor in Theater, 1988.

International Research


Reception at Mushroom Market of Biyang, Henan Province, China









The Bazaar at Isfahan, Iran


The Altai Mountains, near the Siberian border with China and Mongolia


I have written a book, several book chapters, and articles published in professional journals.  Click on the Publications link to get the citations.


Research Projects

Mt. Rose Wilderness, Washoe County, Nevada, 1999.

My research concerns the natural history of arid regions. I focus my studies on the Great Basin and Mojave Desert, a region that includes most of Nevada and some of each of the surrounding states. Most of my research involves how plants are distributed across landscapes and regions. 


I am interested in all students! Many of my students are from other nations, and I learn much from them about their countries. I can be helpful for students interested in careers in field biology, as I work with folks in local, state, and federal agencies. 


I teach general education courses in biology and environmental science to non-majors.  Click on the Teaching button to download current course syllabuses.   


I served on the CCSN Curriculum Committee and the UCCSN Environmental Science Discipline Committee.

Bristlecone stumps at 11,700 feet elevation on Mount Washington, South Snake Range, White Pine County, Nevada.  Note that this location is about 500 feet above modern treeline.  Photo by Mark Anderson, copyright 2003.

Copyright 2003  David A. Charlet.  All rights reserved.
Revised: July 10, 2007 .