Peter J. Pekins

Research

  • Risk management issues associated with wild turkeys at Pease International Airport
  • Predicting impacts of winter ticks on moose population dynamics
  • Assessing impact of moose on forest regeneration
  • Ecology of American marten in high elevation spruce-fir habitat: impact of wind tower development
  • Management of nuisance black bears in New Hampshire
  • Productivity of white-tailed deer in New Hampshire

Education

  • 1988 Ph.D. Wildlife Science, Utah State University
  • 1981 M.S. Wildlife Ecology, University of New Hampshire
  • 1976 B.A. Biology, SUNY at Plattsburg

Teaching Responsibilities

  • NR 433: Wildlife Ecology
  • NR 425: Field Dendrology
  • NR 738/838: Wildlife Policy and Management

Peter Pekins

Professor, Wildlife Ecology

Wildlife and Conservation Biology
Undergraduate Program Coordinator

pete.pekins@unh.edu
  603-862-1017


Undergraduate researchers

  • IROP Henry Jones 2010 – Predation of capercaillie and black grouse nests in Norwegian forests
  • SURF Kit Block 2009 – Ecology of suburban bears in southeastern NH
  • SURF Henry Jones 2009 – Impacts of moose on forest regeneration in northern New Hampshire
  • SURF Wesley Smith 2008 - Ecology of suburban bears in southeastern NH
  • SURF Orrin Jones 2007 - Genetic Tagging of Black Bears
  • UROP Jake Borgeson 2006 - Genetic Tagging of Black Bears

Selected Publications

Musante, A. R., P. J. Pekins, and D. L. Scarpitti.  2010.  Characterisitics and dynamics of a regional moose Alces alces population in the northeastern United States. Wildlife Biology 16: 185-204.

Pekins, P. J., and M. D. Tarr.  2009.  A Critical Analysis of the Winter Ecology of White-tailed Deer and Management of Spruce-Fir Deer Wintering Areas with Reference to Northern Maine. Cooperative Forestry Research Unit, Research Report RR-08-02. Orono, Maine. 154 pp.

Musante, A. R., P. J. Pekins, and D. L. Scarpitti.  2007.  Metabolic impacts of winter tick infestations on calf moose. Alces 43: 101-107.

Scarpitti, D. L., P. J. Pekins, and A. R. Musante.  2007. Characteristics of neonatal moose habitat in northern New Hampshire. Alces 43: 29-38.

Scarpitti, D. L., C. Habeck, A. R. Musante, and P. J. Pekins.  2005.  Integrating habitat use and population dynamics of moose in northern New Hampshire. Alces 41: 25-35.

Pekins, P. J.  2005.  Winter bioenergetics of eastern wild turkeys: understanding energy balance and survival in northern populations.  Proc. of 6th National Wild Turkey Symposium. In press.

Silverberg, J. K., P. J. Pekins, and R. A. Robertson.  2003.  Moose responses to wildlife viewing and traffic caused stimuli. Alces 39:153-160.

Silverberg, J. K., P. J. Pekins, and R. A. Robertson.  2002.  Impacts of wildlife viewing on moose use of a roadside salt lick.  Alces 38:205-211.

Walter, W. D., P. J. Pekins, A. T. Rutberg, and H. J. Kilpatrick.  2002.   Evaluation of immunocontraceptive adjuvants, titers, and fecal pregnancy indicators in free-ranging white-tailed deer.  Wildl. Soc. Bull. 30:908-914.

Walter, W. D., P. J. Pekins, A. T. Rutberg, and H. J. Kilpatrick. 2002.  Evaluation of immunocontraception in a free-ranging suburban white-tailed deer.  Wildl. Soc. Bull. 30:186-192.

Selected Service Activities

  • University Woodlands Committee
  • UNH Ecosystems Task Force
  • University Honors Program Liaison
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Liaison
  • Editor-in-Chief ALCES, International Journal of Moose Research and Management