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Dr. Gavin R. Lawson

Dr. Gavin R. Lawson

Professor Biology

Department: Biology and Environmental Science

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Education and certifications

  • Education: B.S. in Geology, University of Illinois, Urbana; M.S. in Geology, University of Arizona, Tucson; Ph. D. in Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana

Teaching Fields

  • Human and Comparative Anatomy, Herpetology, Medieval Swordsmanship

Research areas and specializations

  • Population genetics and phylogeographic patterns in eastern newts, amphibian metapopulations in constructed and natural vernal ponds, prey-preferences in aquatic amphibians

Personal interests

  • Western martial arts, Goju-ryu karate, tabletop wargaming, making chainmail