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Peterson, Charles H.

Professor (Marine Sciences) (Emeritus)
Institute of Marine Sciences
(252) 726-6841 (office)

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.