Peter H Klopfer, Professor Emeritus  

Peter H Klopfer

PhD, Yale University, 1957

Office Location: 050 Bio Sci
Office Phone: (919) 684-3991
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Organismal Biology and Behavior

Research Categories: animal behavior and behavioral ecology

Current projects: sleep and hibernation behavior in prosimian primates

Research Description: mother-infant attachments in mammals and imprinting in birds development and control of aggressive behavior, and its neurobiological mechanisms. causes of species diversity. hibernation in lemurs

Areas of Interest:
maternal attachment
species diversity

Recent Publications   (search)

  1. P.H. Klopfer, A.Krystal, C.Williams, and A.Yoder, Neuroethology: Do hibernating lemurs sleep?, Nova Acta Leopoldina (Accepted, March, 2012) .
  2. Krystal, A., B. Schopler, S.Kobbe, C.Williams, H. Rakatondrainibe, A.Yoder, and P. Klopfer, Discovery of a novel REMsleep-like state in a hibernating primate, Cheirogaleus medius (Submitted, 2012) .

Curriculum Vitae