Catherine "Cathy" Mossman, PhD

  • Distinguished Lecturer - Biol Science
  • Biological Sciences Department
  • Ph.D., Purdue University, 1999
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Catherine Mossman


  • Animal Behavior
  • Ecology
  • Organismal Biology
Even as a little kid, I always had a passion for animals. I spent many summers in rural Missouri identifying local fauna and developing observation skills that served me well as I matured as a scientist. I received a PhD from Purdue University in Ecology studying molecular effects of habitat fragmentation on deer mice.

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests include introductory organismal biology, environmental science, biostatistics and animal behavior. I have taught at UWP for over 20 years.

Research Interests

My research interests include mammalian ecology, animal behavior and molecular ecology. I enjoy helping students further develop research interests that begin as small projects in the 300 animal behavior class.

Consulting Interests

Selected Publications

1996: Odor preferences of female house mice, (Mus domesticus) in semi-natural enclosures., Journal of Comparative Psychology (131-138 pp.)

BIOS 101 - Bioscience
BIOS 102 - Organismal Biology
BIOS 210 - Biostatistics
BIOS 340 - Animal Behavior
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