Peter H. Klopfer

Professor Emeritus of Biology

050 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338
(919) 684-3991
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


  • Ph.D., Yale University 1958

  • B.A., University of California at Los Angeles 1952

Klopfer, PH, Krystal, A, Williams, C, and Yoder, A. "Neuroethology: Do hibernating primates sleep? (Accepted)." Nova Acta Leopoldina 111, no. 380 (2013): 15-27.

Krystal, AD, Schopler, B, Kobbe, S, Williams, C, Rakatondrainibe, H, Yoder, AD, and Klopfer, P. "The relationship of sleep with temperature and metabolic rate in a hibernating primate." Plos One 8, no. 9 (January 2013): e69914-null. Full Text Open Access Copy

Klopfer, PH. "Life in science: seeds of doubt." Science (New York, N.Y.) 324, no. 5924 (April 2009): 177-null. (Letter) Full Text

Klopfer, PH. "Kids, TV viewing, and aggressive behavior." Science (New York, N.Y.) 297, no. 5578 (July 2002): 49-50. (Letter) Full Text

Klopfer, PH. "Elimination of scholarships." Science (New York, N.Y.) 262, no. 5142 (December 1993): 1954-null. Full Text

Klopfer, PH, Brandt, CA, Parrish, J, and Honor√©, E. "Seasonal influences upon imprinting." Behavioural Processes 12, no. 2 (February 1986): 203-null. (Letter) Full Text

Klopfer, PH. "Research sites." Science (New York, N.Y.) 224, no. 4652 (June 1984): 934-null. Full Text

Blanco, MB, Klopfer, PH, and Krystal, AD. "To arouse or not to arouse: physiological responses from active thermogenesis versus thermoconforming in hibernating dwarf lemurs." 87th Annual Meeting of the American-Association-of-Physical-Anthropologists (AAPA). Austin, TX. April 11, 2018 - April 14, 2018.: WILEY, April 1, 2018.

Blanco, MB, and Klopfer, PH. "Timing of hibernation bouts in eastern dwarf lemurs." 82nd Annual Meeting of the American-Association-of-Physical-Anthropologists. Knoxville, TN. April 9, 2013 - April 13, 2013.: WILEY-BLACKWELL, January 1, 2013.