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Michelle Cawthorn

Michelle Cawthorn
Associate Professor
PhD, Bowling Green State University
MS, Old Dominion University

Office:Math-Physics 2032
Phone: 912-478-5758
E-mail: mcawthor@georgiasouthern.edu

Personal Web Page: http://www.bio.georgiasouthern.edu/Bio-home/Cawthorn/Cawthorn.html

Teaching

General Biology, Herpetology, General Biology, Environmental Biology, Mammalogy, Biological Basis of Animal Behavior

Research Interests

I am interested in the ecology and behavior of small mammals, particularly cryptic species that present challenges to capture and monitor such as shrews and small mice.  I have adapted radio transmitters for use with these tiny species (space use and movements of short-tailed shrews) and designed special traps to maximize capture success (ecology of the eastern harvest mouse).  I also have a strong interest in science education, and I am especially interested in methods of teaching and learning that improve science literacy for the general population.