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Emily Croteau

About Dr. Croteau

Dr. C’s love of animals began at an early age, with thoughts of becoming a zoologist to save the Giant Panda in the 7th grade. While she didn’t save pandas, she received a Ph.D. in Zoology in 2009 that focused on Conservation and Population Genetics. Dr. C continues to be passionate about conservation of wildlife and endeavors to teach others about noninvasive ways to monitor wildlife and their genes. She is also interested in learning about best methods and practices in teaching biology which includes using real-life examples to demonstrate how relatable biological concepts are to our lives. Outside of her professional life, Dr. C loves being outdoors, beekeeping, working on her pollinator garden, and, spending time with her family (which includes her over-sized golden retriever).

Selected Publications:

Peer-Reviewed Publications:
Measures of student success with textbook transformations: the Affordable Learning Georgia Initiative (2017)

Identification of Nonnative Phragmites at Clear Creek Wildlife Management Area, Kentucky, Using Genetic Techniques (2013)

Microsatellites and mitochondrial DNA reveal regional population structure in bobcats (Lynx rufus) of North America (2012)

Fine-scale population structure and sex-biased dispersal in bobcats (Lynx rufus) from southern Illinois (2010)

Genetic population structure of the sagebrush Brewer’s sparrow, Spizella breweri breweri, in a fragmented landscape at the northern range periphery (2007)

Courses Taught:
Bio 102: Human Biology
Bio 103: Basic ideas of Biology
Bio 198: Honors Biology
Bio 199: Research in Biology (STEMCats)
Bio 355: Education Abroad,…

Bio 395: Independent Research
Bio 398: Independent Research