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Charles H. Peterson

Professor (Marine Sciences)

Contact Information

Office: Institute of Marine Sciences
Email: cpeters[at]
Office Phone: (252) 726-6841

Research Description

Charles Peterson is known for his research in marine benthic ecology and for his development of experimental approaches to testing hypotheses concerning the community organization of soft-bottom benthic systems in estuaries and lagoons. His specific interests include the importance and nature of predation and intra- and interspecific competition in benthic communities and the role of resource limitation in suspension-feeding bivalve populations. He also performs research in paleoecology, invertebrate fisheries management, estuarine habitat evaluation, and barrier island ecology.