Dr. Peter King

Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
and Enrollment Management
Professor of Biology

Contact

Office: Stokes Administration Building, SAB 116
Phone: (843) 661 1287
Fax: (843) 661 1292
Email: pking@fmarion.edu

Research Interests

Physiology, ecology, herpetology and conservation.
Most of my research to date has been in physiological ecology of freshwater turtles.
My latest project was 'Population Ecology of Diamondback Terrapins at North Inlet, Winyah Bay, SC".

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Major in Zoology, Minor in Physiology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA. 1996.
Bachelor of Arts (Class 1 Honors), Majors in Animal Biology and Geography, University of New England, Armidale, Australia. 1992.
Bachelor of Business, Major in Marketing.
NSW Institute of Technology, Sydney, Australia. 1980. (now University of Technology)
Certificate of Horticulture, Sydney Technical College, Sydney, Australia. 1979.

Courses Taught at FMU

Introduction to Life Science, Bio105 and Bio105L
Organismal Biology, Bio106 and Bio106L
Environmental Biology Lab, Bio 103L
Human Biology, Bio104 and Bio104L
Vertebrate Physiology, Bio410 and Bio410L
Human Physiology, Bio406 and 406L

For detailed information including, course notes, and other important information for students
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COURSE INFORMATION

Recent publications and presentations

King, P. and J. Ludlam. 2014.  Status of Diamondback Terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) in North Inlet-Winyah Bay, South Carolina.  Chelonian Conservation and Biology, 13(1):119-124.

King, P. and J. Ludlam. 2010. Status of Diamondback Terrapins in North Inlet-Winyah Bay NERR, South Carolina. 5th National Symposium on the Ecology, Status, and Conservation of the Diamondback Terrapin. Chauvin, LA.

King, P. 2010. Diamondback Terrapins in North Inlet-Winyah Bay. COSEE workshop, Georgetown, SC

King, P., Abby Marlow and Monica Sokol. 2009. Ecology of Diamondback Terrapins in North Inlet-Winyah Bay NERR. Diamondback Terrapin Working Group, Southeast Regional Workshop, Wilmington, NC.

Marlow, A. and P. King. 2009. Diet Analysis of Diamondback Terrapins in North Inlet-Winyah Bay, SC. Poster. SC Academy of Science annual meeting, Abstract Bull. SCAS 71(118).

King, P., P. Weaver and J. Spicer. 2008. Ecology of Diamondback Terrapins in North Inlet, Winyah Bay, SC. SC Academy of Science annual meeting, Abstract, Bull. SCAS 70(73).

King, P., J. Spicer and P. Weaver. 2008. Ecology of Diamondback Terrapins in North Inlet, Winyah Bay, SC. Diamondback Terrapin Working Group, Southeast Regional Workshop, Charleston SC.

Weaver, P and P. King. 2008. Feeding Ecology of Diamondback Terrapins in North Inlet, Winyah Bay, SC. Poster. Diamondback Terrapin Working Group, Southeast Regional Workshop, Charleston SC.

King P. 2007. Diamondback Terrapins in North Inlet, Winyah Bay, SC. Baruch Marine Field Lab Symposium. Georgetown, SC.

King P. 2007. Diamondback Terrapins in North Inlet, Winyah Bay, SC. 27th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Cloninger, Patrick L., James R. Frederick, Peter D. King, Greg K. Yarrow and William C. Bridges. 2006. Monitoring Freshwater Turtle Populations in Pre-urbanized Habitats for Future Conservation Management. Poster. 2006 PSA State Conference, Clemson, SC.

Blamires, Sean, J., Ricky-John Spencer, Peter King and Michael B. Thompson. 2005. Population parameters and life-table analysis of two coexisting freshwater turtles: are the Bellinger River turtle populations threatened? Wildlife Research Vol 32, 339-347.

Cloninger P., P. King and J. Frederick. 2005. The Ecology of Freshwater Turtles in Dargan's Pond, South Carolina. SC Academy of Science annual meeting, Abstract, Bull. SCAS Vol 67(68).

McWayne J., P. King, and B. Shaw. 2004. Walk this Way: A worksite wellness program. American Public Health Association National Conference. Washington, D.C.

McWayne J. and P. King. 2004. Walk This Way to better health. SC Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance annual convention. Abstract conference program p21.

McWayne J. and P. King. 2004. What motivates students to increase physical activity. SC Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance annual convention. Abstract conference program p13.

King P and D. Hildreth 2003. Use of Live Animals in Biology Labs. SC Academy of Science annual meeting Abstract, Bull. SCAS, Vol 65(87)

Whitmire, B., R. Ward and P. King. 2002. Student and Cooperating Teachers attitudes to teaching math with calculators. Annual PT3 grantees meeting. Washington DC.

King, P. and D. Hildreth. 2001. Internet Courses: Are They Worth the Effort. Journal of College Science Teaching. 31(2);112-115.

Simon, E., D. Hildreth and P. King. 2000. Web attitudes: a two-college study of student opinion about internet-assisted learning. Stop Surfing Start Teaching - Teaching and Learning through the Internet, sponsored by USC Columbia, SC. Abstract, conference proceedings p139-140.

King, P. and H. Heatwole. 1999. Seasonal comparisons of hemoglobins in three species of turtles. Journal of Herpetology 33(4);691-694.

Heatwole, H., N. Poran, and P. King. 1999. Ontogenetic changes in the resistance of bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana) to the venom of copperheads (Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix) and cottonmouths (Agkistrodon piscivorus piscivorus). Copeia 1999(3);808-814.

King, P. and D. Hildreth. 1999. An internet courses on campus, who needs it? Stop Surfing Start Teaching - Teaching and Learning through the Internet, sponsored by USC Columbia, SC. Abstract, conference proceedings p 49.

King, P. and D. Hildreth. 1998. The role of the internet in college Biology classes: a new avenue for communication, SC Academy of Science annual meeting. Abstract, Bulletin of SCAS 60: 92.

King, P. and H. Heatwole. 1997. Seasonal comparison of hemoglobins in three species of turtles, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists annual meeting. Abstract, program p 184.

King, P. 1995. Non-pulmonary oxygen uptake of turtles, Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles annual meeting. Abstract program p 48.

King, P. and H. Heatwole. 1994. Non-pulmonary respiratory surfaces of the chelid turtle,Elseya latisternum. Herpetologica 50(3): 262-265.

King, P. and H. Heatwole. 1994. Partitioning of aquatic oxygen uptake among different respiratory surfaces in a freely-diving pleurodiran turtle. Copeia 1994(3): 802-806.

King, P. and C. Peyton. 1993. Diving behavior in relation to water depth in three fresh water turtles. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles annual meeting.

Membership

Beta Beta Beta, Biology Honor Society
Chelonian Research Foundation
National Association of Biology Teachers
Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

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