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Dr. Clay Britton

Director, Center for Undergraduate Research and Creativity
Associate Professor of Biology

Office: H-229
Phone: (910) 630-7451

Mailing Address:

Methodist University
Department of Biology
5400 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28311


  • Ph.D. - Purdue University
  • B.S. - Elon University

Undergraduate Teaching Areas

  • Botany
  • Biotechnology
  • Introductory courses

Research Interests

  • Forensic Botany, using plant material as an investigative tool
  • Aquatic Plant Management, determining ways to manage weedy and non weedy plant populations in aquatic systems
  • Various, I will consider any interests a student has and I always encourage collaborative projects with other faculty.


  • Running
  • cycling
  • reading


Touchette, B. W., Burkholder, J. M., Allen, E., Alexander, J.L., Kinder, C. A., James, J., and Britton, C. 2007. Eutrophication and cyanobacteria blooms in run-of-river impoundments in North Carolina, U.S.A. Lake Reserv. Manage. 23:179-192

Flaherty, K. W., H. L. Walker, C. H. Britton, and C. A. Lembi. 2007. Response of Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii and Pseudanabaena limnetica to a potential biological control agent, bacterium SG-3 (Lysobacter cf. brunescens). Lake Reserv. Manage. 23:255-263.