This site is best viewed using any browser other than Microsoft Internet Explorer, because Internet Explorer is evil.

Eric L. Peters

View other recent (and hideous) photos.

See why I am "The Iguana Whisperer"

Play my theme song, Radioactive Runaways, written and performed by Norm Sherman.

'I need more lizards and sunsets in my life!'        

See more of Zippy here         


More Favorite Quotes 

The following links contain information and resources related to the courses that I have taught:

Animals and Human Affairs (BIOL 2011)

Ecology (BIOL 3072)
Biometrics (BIOL 4015/5015)
Environmental Biology (BIOL 4730/5730)
Comparative Animal Physiology (PSLY 4210/5210)
Biology of Animals (ZOOL 2040)

Research Interests

Ecology, energetics and nutrient metabolism of lower vertebrates. Ecotoxicology and radioecology, physiological and ecological modeling of the fate and transport of inorganic contaminants. Contaminant effects on individuals and populations.

The following links contain more specific information and resources related to the research that I do:

Environmental Toxicology (Ecotoxicology)
Physiological Ecology: Ecological Energetics and Nutrient Cycling

Personal Information

Biographical sketch

My name is Eric, and I'm a recovering herpetologist ("Hi, Eric!"). You might be a herper if...

Information on my professional and educational background, and a list of my presentations and publications is contained in my curriculum vitae.

The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water & breeds reptiles of the mind.
William Blake
I need more sunsets and lizards in my life.
Zippy The Pinhead

My hobbies and interests (when I have the time!)


Under reconstruction

Photography (click here to see some of my photos)

Fossil collecting

I have the world's largest collection of fossils. I keep it embedded in rock formations all over the world. Perhaps you've seen some of it.

Click here to see some of the specimens that you may see in my classes).

Other favorites (books, music, movies)


Fill with mingled cream and amber, I will drain that glass again.
Such hilarious visions clamber,through the chamber of my brain.
Quaintest thoughts - queerest fancies,come to life and fade away;
I am drinking Ale today!

          Edgar Allan Poe

But fortunately, it's also clear:
that everybody goes down well with beer.
          Stephen Sondheim, Sweeney Todd

Cooking (favorite recipes coming soon!)

At right, I prepare my favorite meal
(this one is just barely large enough!)

on the


Me, on a Monday morning:

All textual content ©1997-2016 by Eric L. Peters
Unless you click on some of the other links, th-th-th-that's all, folks!

Last Updated: Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 6:00 PM