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Faculty Profile

CAROL BRITSON

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BIOLOGY
INSTRUCTIONAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY
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206 SHOEMAKER
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-7988
Joined UM: 10/01/1998

Areas of Expertise

  • BIOLOGY
  • BIOLOGY, REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS
  • COMPARATIVE ANATOMY
  • ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY
  • HISTOLOGY

Brief Bio

Carol A. Britson is a Lecturer in the Department of Biology. Dr. Britson received her B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology (minors in Botany and Journalism & Mass Communications) from Iowa State University. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biology from the University of Memphis in 1991 and 1996, respectively. At the University of Memphis she was named a Van Vleet Doctoral Fellow. Her research focused on predator-prey relationships and aposematic coloration in hatchling, freshwater turtles. In 1996 Dr. Britson came to the University of Mississippi to begin a postdoctoral research position on an EPA funded project investigating the "Effects of interacting stressors in agricultural ecosystems: mesocosm and field evaluation of multi- level indicators of wetland responses." Her current research focuses on the effects of agricultural pesticides on development and survival on reptiles and amphibians; development of methemoglobin assays as a biomarker for nitrate exposure in freshwater turtles, and the behavioral ecology of reptiles and amphibians. Dr. Britson teaches biology courses at the University of Mississippi in Vertebrate Histology, Introductory Physiology, Computational Physiology, Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II, and Honors Recitation. In 2006 she was invited into Distinguished Faculty Membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, University of Mississippi Chapter.

Degrees

BS
BIOLOGY
IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY/AMES, IOWA (1989)
MS
BIOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS/MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE (1991)
PHD
BIOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS/MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE (1996)