Dr. Emily Croteau

Dr. Croteau in CaveContact Information:

Office: Bailey Science Center, Rm 1103

E-mail: ekcroteau@valdosta.edu

Phone: 229-333-5773

I am primarily interested in a) the processes that contribute to microevolution and b) conservation biology.  Specifically, I focus on determining how population genetics and molecular techniques can aid in conservation and management of populations. In my lab we examine the underlying factors that contribute to the distribution of genetic diversity, such as influences of ecology, behavior, evolutionary history, and landscape heterogeneity.  Additionally, I am interested in non-invasive collection techniques that can answer questions about elusive species of conservation interest.

Currently, we are working on:

    • Gene flow in bobcats
    • Geographic range limits in amphibians
    • Captive elk genetics
    • Environmental DNA surveying
    • Armadillo relatedness and parentage

Students desiring to participate in this work should email me at ekcroteau@valdosta.edu and describe your interests in and motivation.


Ph.D., Zoology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, 2009

M.S., Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada, 2002

B.S., Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada, 1999


BIOL 1020 – Biodiversity Laboratory

BIOL 1030 – Organismal Biology

ISCI 2001 – Exploring Our Ecosphere