Peter Xiong

Position and Affiliation

Invasive species biologist, University of Florida - Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center

Areas of Interest

Wildlife ecology and conservation, invasive species, and community ecology.


Conservation Biology, University of Minnesota 2016

Project Involvement

Peter currently assists with research on native and nonnative herpetofauna in southern Florida, where he conducts herpetofaunal surveys and invasive species removal.


Nafus, M.G., P.X. Xiong, E.H. Paxton, A.A. Yackel Adams, and S.M. Goetz. In review. Comparative effects of innate and learned foraging behavior on prey selection in a snake. Applied Animal Behaviour Science.

Xiong, P.X., F.T. Erickson, and E.T. Hileman. In review. Rhinella marina (cane toad) predation. Herpetological Review.

Kabat, K.L., D.V. Young, P.X. Xiong, N.V. Ee, D.R. Bradke, E.T. Hileman, S.W. Gotte, D.G. Mulcahy, and M.G. Nafus. 2020. Hemidactylus CF. Platyurus (Asian Flat-tailed House Gecko). Herpetological Review,51:540.

Ee, N.V., P.X. Xiong, D.V. Young, K.L. Kabat, D.R. Bradke, E.T. Hileman, S.W. Gotte, D. G. Mulcahy, and M. G. Nafus. 2020. Hemidactylus Tenkatei (Spotted House Gecko). Herpetological Review, 51:540-541.

Ghosal, R., P.X. Xiong, and P.W. Sorensen. 2016. Invasive bighead and silver carps form different sized shoals that readily intermix. PloS one, 11: e0157174.