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Dr. Douglas Peterson

Professor, Fisheries Research

Contact Information

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Contact Dr. Douglas Peterson

Phone:
706-542-2944

Campus address

Office:
Warnell 3-421

About

Education:
Post-doctoral Research Associate, Cornell University, 1998
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1996
M. S., Michigan State University, 1993
B. S., Oberlin College, 1987
Biography:

Prior Positions:
Post-doctoral Research Associate, Cornell University, 1998

Research

Research Areas Detail:

Ecology and population dynamics of exploited fishes, with particular emphasis on North American sturgeon species. Other areas of interest include aquaculture, fish nutrition, and fish disease. The primary focus of my research program is on understanding how the life history and population dynamics of exploited fishes are affected by human influences such as harvest and habitat alteration.

Recent Citations:

In Press

Taylor, A., and D. Peterson. Post-tournament movement and fate of shoal bass translocated from the lower Flint River, Georgia. Southeastern Naturalist. In Press. 

Hightower, J. E., M. Loeffler, W. Post, and D. L. Peterson. 2015. Estimated Survival of Subadult and Adult Atlantic Sturgeon in Four River Basins in the Southeastern United States. Marine and Coastal Fisheries. 

Nguyen, P.L., Z.J. Jackson, and D. L. Peterson. Comparison of fin ray sampling methods on White Sturgeon Acipenser transmontanus growth and swimming performance. 2015. Journal of Fish Biology. 

Fritts, M.W., C. Grunwald, I. Wirgin, T. King, and D.L. Peterson. 2015. Status and genetic character of Atlantic Sturgeon in the Satilla River, Georgia. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 

Recent Publications

King, T., A. Henderson, B. Kynard, M. Kieffer; D. Peterson; A. Aunins; B. Brown. 2014. A nuclear DNA perspective on delineating evolutionarily significant lineages in polyploids: the case of the endangered shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum)". PLoS ONE 9(8): e102784. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0102784

Farrae, D., S. Albeke, K. Pacifici, N. Nibbelink, and D. Peterson. Movements of the shortnose sturgeon relative to habitat in the Ogeechee River, Georgia. 2014. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. DOI:10.1007/s10641-013-0170-2.

Bednaski, M., and D. Peterson Abundance and size structure of Shortnose Sturgeon Acipenser brevirostrum in the Altamaha River, Georgia. 2013. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 142:1444–1452.

Jager, H., D. Peterson, D. Farrae, and M. Bevelheimer. 2013. A population model to assess influences on the viability of the Shortnose Sturgeon population in the Ogeechee River, Georgia. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 142:731–746.

Boone, S., S. Hernandez. , A. Camus, D. Peterson, C. Jennings, J. Shelton, and S. Divers, Evaluation of four suture materials for surgical incision closure in Siberian sturgeon (Acipenser baerii). 2013. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 142:649–659.

Bahn, R.A. and D. Peterson. 2012. Shortnose sturgeon bycatch in the Altamaha River shad fishery, Georgia. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 32:557–562, 2012

Moyer G., J. Sweka, and D. Peterson 2012. Past and present processes influencing a natural population of Atlantic sturgeon, Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. Society141:1, 56-67