Peter Pekins

Phone: (603) 862-1017
Office: Natural Resources & the Environment, James Hall Rm Rm 128, Durham, NH 03824
Pete Pekins

Faculty Award Winner

Award Type:  College Excellence in Advising
Year:  2006


  • Ph.D., Wildlife Science, Utah State University
  • M.S., Wildlife Ecology, University of New Hampshire
  • B.A., Biology, State University of New York at Plattsburgh

Courses Taught

  • NR 425: Field Dendrology
  • NR 433: Wildlife Ecology

Selected Publications

Holmes, C. J., Dobrotka, C. J., Farrow, D. W., Rosendale, A. J., Benoit, J. B., Pekins, P. J., & Yoder, J. A. (2018). Low and high thermal tolerance characteristics for unfed larvae of the winter tick Dermacentor albipictus (Acari: Ixodidae) with special reference to moose. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 9(1), 25-30. doi:10.1016/j.ttbdis.2017.10.013

Sirén, A. P. K., Pekins, P. J., Kilborn, J. R., Kanter, J. J., & Sutherland, C. S. (2017). Potential influence of high-elevation wind farms on carnivore mobility. The Journal of Wildlife Management, 81(8), 1505-1512. doi:10.1002/jwmg.21317

Yoder, J. A., Pekins, P. J., Lorenz, A. L., & Nelson, B. W. (2017). Larval behaviour of the winter tick, Dermacentor albipictus (Acari:Ixodidae): evaluation of CO2 (dry ice), and short- and long-range attractants by bioassay. International Journal of Acarology, 43(3), 187-193. doi:10.1080/01647954.2016.1275791

Sirén, A. P. K., Maynard, D. S., Kilborn, J. R., & Pekins, P. J. (2016). Efficacy of remote telemetry data loggers for landscape-scale monitoring: A case study of American martens. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 40(3), 570-582. doi:10.1002/wsb.680

Sirén, A. P. K., Pekins, P. J., Ducey, M. J., & Kilborn, J. R. (2016). Spatial ecology and resource selection of a high-elevation American marten (Martes americana) population in the northeastern United States. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 94(3), 169-180. doi:10.1139/cjz-2015-0148

Costello, C. A., Yamasaki, M., Pekins, P. J., Leak, W. B., & Neefus, C. D. (2000). Songbird response to group selection harvests and clearcuts in a New Hampshire northern hardwood forest. Forest Ecology and Management, 127(1-3), 41-54. doi:10.1016/s0378-1127(99)00131-0

Pekins, P. J., Smith, K. S., & Mautz, W. W. (1998). The energy cost of gestation in white-tailed deer. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 76(6), 1091-1097. doi:10.1139/z98-032

Krusic, R. A., Yamasaki, M., Neefus, C. D., & Pekins, P. J. (1996). Bat Habitat Use in White Mountain National Forest. The Journal of Wildlife Management, 60(3), 625. doi:10.2307/3802081

Worden, K. A., & Pekins, P. J. (1995). Seasonal change in feed intake, body composition, and metabolic rate of white-tailed deer. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 73(3), 452-457. doi:10.1139/z95-052

Stapp, P., Pekins, P. J., & Mautz, W. W. (1991). Winter energy expenditure and the distribution of southern flying squirrels. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 69(10), 2548-2555. doi:10.1139/z91-359

Most Cited Publications