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Peter May

Professor of Biology
Stetson University
United States of America


Peter May's interests are primarily in ecology and the behavior of terrestrial animals and plants. He's particularly interested in the biology of birds, snakes and insects. May's research experience includes work on insect parasitism, avian community ecology, butterfly feeding behavior and energetics, reproductive ecology of Passiflora incarnata, ecology of pigmy rattlesnakes and box turtles, and mobbing behavior of passerine birds. His hobbies also include wildlife and nature photography.

Research Interest

Terrestrial ecology, Behavioral ecology of flowering plants, insects, reptiles and birds


  • May PG and Farrell TM (2012) "Growth Patterns of Dusky Pigmy Rattlesnakes (Sistrurus miliarius barbouri) from Central Florida." Herpetological Monographs 26: 58-79.

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