Employee Profile

Michael Freake

Michael Freake, PhD

Professor of Biology
Specialty: Field Research
Natural Sciences | Location: SMC 203D
Phone: (423) 614-8282
Dr. Michael Freake joined the department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics in the fall of 2001. He received his doctorate from Flinders University of South Australia on lizard homing behavior in 1996 and continued his research on animal navigation as a post-doctoral research fellow with the Department of Biology at Indiana University. His current research on conservation biology and genetics of eastern hellbenders has been published in journals including PLOS ONE and Conservation Genetics. Freake holds professional membership with the Wildlife Society and is an associate editor for the international herpetology research journal Herpetologica.

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