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Dr. Jim Peterson

Research Publications

  • Colvin, M.E. and J.T. Peterson. 2017. Preparing future fisheries professionals to make good decisions. Fisheries 41:473-474
  • Scheerer, P.D., J.T. Peterson, and S. Clements. DISTRIBUTION AND ABUNDANCE OF MILLICOMA DACE IN THE COOS RIVER BASIN, OREGON. Northwestern Naturalist
  • Duarte, A., C.A. Pearl, M.J. Adams, and J.T. Peterson. A new parameterization for integrated population models to document amphibian reintroduction efforts. Ecological Applications.
  • Brignon, W.B., J.T. Peterson, J. B. Dunham, H.A. Schaller, and C. B. Schreck. Evaluating Tradeoffs in Bull Trout Reintroduction Strategies Using Structured Decision Making. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
  • Benjamin, J.R., McDonnell, Kevin, Dunham, J.B., Brignon, W.R., and Peterson, J.T., 2017, Structured decision making for conservation of bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) in Long Creek, Klamath River Basin, south-central Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Open-Report 2017–1075, 32 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171075. Publisher Website | 
  • DeWeber, J.T., J.T.Peterson, C. Sharpe, M.L. Kent, M.E. Colvin, C.B. Schreck. A hidden-process model for estimating prespawn mortality using carcass survey data. North American Journal of Fisheries Management
  • Peterson, J.T. and M.C. Freeman.2016. Integrating Modeling, Monitoring, and Management to Reduce Critical Uncertainties in Water Resource Decision Making. Journal of Environmental Management 183(Pt 2):361-370. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.03.015.
  • 3. Stewart, H.A., D.L.G. Noakes, K.M. Cogliati, J.T. Peterson, M.H. Iversen, and C.B. Schreck. 2016. Salinity effects on plasma ion levels, cortisol, and osmolality in Chinook salmon following lethal sampling. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A. 192:38-43.
  • MacCluskie, M., A. Romito, J.T. Peterson, and J.P. Lawler. 2016. A formalized approach to making effective natural resource management decisions on Alaska National Parks. Park Science 14(1)
  • Frisch, J.R. J.T. Peterson, K.K. Cecala, J.C. Maerz, C. R. Jackson, T. L. Gragson, and C. M. Pringle. PATCH OCCUPANCY OF STREAM FAUNA ACROSS A LAND COVER GRADIENT IN THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS, USA. Hydrobiologia (2016) 773:163–175
  • Dolan, B.P., K. M. Fisher, M. E. Colvin, S. E. Benda, J. T. Peterson, M. L. Kent, and C. B. Schreck. 2016. Innate and adaptive immune responses in migrating spring-run adult Chinook Salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha. Fish and Shellfish Immunology 48:136-44
  • Homer, M.D., J. T. Peterson, and C. A. Jennings. 2015. Evaluation of Three Aging Techniques and Back-calculated Growth for Introduced Blue Catfish from Lake Oconee, Georgia. Southeastern Naturalist 14(4):740–756.
  • Carswell, B. L., J. T. Peterson, and C. A. Jennings. 2015. Tidal Management Affects Sub-adult Fish Assemblages in Impounded South Carolina Marshes. Wetlands Ecology and Management 23(6):1015-1031.
  • Fritts, A.K, J.T. Peterson, J. M. Wisniewski, and R. B. Bringolf. 2015 Non-lethal assessment of freshwater mussel physiological response to changes in environmental factors. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 72:1460-1468, 10.1139/cjfas-2014-0565
  • Peterson, J.T. and C.P. Shea. 2015. An evaluation of the relations between flow regime components, stream characteristics, and species traits and meta-demographic rates of warmwater streams fishes: Implications for aquatic resource management. River Research and Applications 31: 1227–1241 Download  | 
  • Peterson, J.T., P.D. Scheerer, S. Clements. 2015. An evaluation of the efficiency of minnow traps for estimating the abundance of minnows in desert spring systems. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 35: 491-502.
  • Colvin, M.E., J.T. Peterson, M. L. Kent, and C. B. Schreck. 2015. Occupancy modeling for improved accuracy and understanding of pathogen prevalence and dynamics. Plos ONE. 10(3): e0116605. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0116605
  • Fritts, A.K, J.T. Peterson, P.D. Hazelton, and R.B. Bringolf. 2015. Evaluation of methods for assessing physiological biomarkers of stress in freshwater mussels. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 72: 1450-1459. 10.1139/cjfas-2014-0564.


  • Dycus, J.C., J.M. Wisniewski, and J.T. Peterson. 2015. The effects of flow and stream characteristics on freshwater mussel growth in a Southeast US river basin. Freshwater Biology 60: 395-409. Abstract | 
  • Kirsch, J.E and J.T. Peterson. 2014. A multi-scaled approach to evaluating the fish assemblage structure within southern Appalachian streams USA. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 143:1358-1371. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Kirsch, J.E and J.T. Peterson A multi-scaled approach to evaluating the fish assemblage structure within southern Appalachian streams USA. Abstract | 
  • Freeman, M. C., Buell, G. R., Hay, L. E., Hughes, W. B., Jacobson, R. B., Jones, J. W., Jones, S. A., Lafontaine, J. H., Odom, K. R., Peterson, J. T., Riley, J. W., Schindler, J. S., Shea, C. and Weaver, J. D. (2013), LINKING RIVER MANAGEMENT TO SPECIES CONSERVATION USING DYNAMIC LANDSCAPE-SCALE MODELS. River Research and Application 29: 906–918 Abstract | 
  • Conroy, M.J. and J.T. Peterson. 2013. DECISION MAKING IN NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: A STRUCTURED, ADAPTIVE APPROACH. Wiley- Blackwell
    Publisher Website | 
  • Shea, C.P., J.T. Peterson, M.J. Conroy, and J.M Wisnewski. 2013. MODELING THE OCCURRENCE OF FRESHWATER MUSSELS WHILE ACCOUNTING FOR INCOMPLETE DETECTION AND MISIDENTIFICATION OF SPECIES. Freshwater Biology 58: 382–395 Abstract | 
  • Anderson, G.B., M.C. Freeman, B.J. Freeman, C.A. Straight, M.M Hagler, and J.T. Peterson. 2012. Dealing With Uncertainty When Assessing Fish Passage Through Culvert Road Crossings. Environmental Management 3: 462-477 Abstract | 
  • Freeman, M. C., Buell, G. R., Hay, L. E., Hughes, W. B., Jacobson, R. B., Jones, J. W., Jones, S. A., Lafontaine, J. H., Odom, K. R., Peterson, J. T., Riley, J. W., Schindler, J. S., Shea, C. and Weaver, J. D. (2012), LINKING RIVER MANAGEMENT TO SPECIES CONSERVATION USING DYNAMIC LANDSCAPE-SCALE MODELS. River Research and Application. doi: 10.1002/rra.2575 Abstract | 
  • Peterson, R. C., C. A. Jennings, and J. T. Peterson. 2012. River discharge effects on abundance of age-0 redhorses (Moxostoma spp.) in the Oconee River, Georgia, USA, with implications for robust redhorse. River Research and Application. 29:734-742.
  • Tyre A.J., J.T. Peterson, S.J. Converse, T. Bogich, W.L. Kendall, D. Miller, M. Post Van Der Burg, C. Thomas, R. Thompson, J. Wood, D.C. Brewer, and M.C. Runge 2011. Adaptive management of bull trout populations in the Lemhi Basin. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management. 2:262-281 Abstract |  Publisher Website | 
  • Peterson, J.T., J.M. Wisniewski, C.P. Shea, and C.R. Jackson. 2011. Estimation of mussel population response to hydrologic alteration in a Southeastern U.S. stream. Environmental Management 48:109-122.
  • Meador, J.M. and J.T. Peterson. 2011. An Evaluation of the Factors Influencing Freshwater Mussel Sampling and Demographics in a Large Lowland River. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 30(2):507-521
  • Powell, L.A., A.J. Tyre, M.J. Conroy, J.T. Peterson, and B.K. Williams. 2011 Integrating
    adaptive management into wildlife curricula. The Wildlife Professional 5(2): 74-76.
  • Shea, C.P, J.T. Peterson, and J. M Wisniewski. Misidentification of Freshwater Mussel Species (Bivalvia:Unionidae): Contributing Factors, Management Implications, and Potential Solutions. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 30(2):446-458
  • Peterson, J.T. and J. Dunham. 2010 Scale and Fishery Management. Chapter 3 in W. Hubert and M. Quist, eds. Inland Fisheries Management, 3rd edition. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD.
  • Craven, S.W., J.T. Peterson, M.C. Freeman, T.J. Kwak, and E. Irwin. 2010. Modeling the relations between flow regime components, species traits and spawning success of fishes in warmwater streams. Environmental Management. 46(2):181-194
  • Wenger, S.J, M. C. Freeman, L. A. Fowler, B. J. Freeman, and J. T. Peterson. Conservation planning for imperiled aquatic species in an urbanizing environment. Landscape and Urban Planning 97(1):11-21.
  • Price, A.L. and J.T. Peterson. Estimation and Modeling of Electrofishing and Seining Capture Efficiency for Fishes in Wadeable Warmwater Streams. North American Journal of Fisheries Management
  • McCargo, J. W. and J. T. Peterson. 2010. An evaluation of the influence of seasonal base flow and geomorphic stream characteristics on Coastal Plain stream fish assemblages. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 139: 29-48 Abstract | 
  • Dennard, S., J. T. Peterson, and E. S. Hawthorne. 2009. The Life History and Ecology of Cambarus halli, an Endemic Crayfish of the Tallapoosa River Basin, Georgia. Southeastern Naturalist 8:479-494.
  • Peterson, J. T., C. R. Jackson, C. P. Shea, and G. Li. The development and evaluation of a stream channel classification for estimating the response of fishes to changing streamflow. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society Abstract | 
  • Shoults-Wilson, W.A., J. T. Peterson, J. M. Unrine, J. Rickar, M. C. Black. The Asian clam Corbicula fluminea as a biomonitor of trace element contamination: Accounting for different sources of variation using an hierarchical linear model. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 28:2224-2232.
  • Peterson, J. T. and C. Paukert. 2009. Data conversion, Chapter 12 in Standard Sampling Methods for North American Freshwater Fishes. S. Bonar, D. Willis and W. Hubert, editors.
  • Rabeni, C. F., J. Lyons., N. Mercado-Silva, J. T. Peterson. 2009. Warmwater Fish in Wadeable Streams, chapter 4 in Standard Sampling Methods for North American Freshwater Fishes. S. Bonar, D. Willis and W. Hubert, editors.
  • Conroy M.J. and J.T. Peterson. 2009. Integrating management, research, and monitoring: balancing the 3-legged stool. Pages 413 - 421 in Cederbaum S.B., Faircloth B.C., Terhune T.M., Thompson J.J., and Carroll J.P., eds. Gamebird 2006: Quail VI and Perdix XII. 31 May - 4 June 2006. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Athens, GA, USA.
  • Grabowski, T. B., T. D. Ferguson, J. T. Peterson, and C. A. Jennings. 2009. Capture probability and behavioral response of robust redhorse, an cryptic riverine fish, to electrofishing. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 29:721–729. Abstract |  Publisher Website | 
  • Albanese, B., P. L. Angermeier, and J. T. Peterson. Does mobility limit rates of colonization and population recovery among stream fishes? Freshwater Biology 7:1444-1460.
  • Mattsson, B. J., R S. Mordecai, M. J. Conroy, J. T. Peterson, R. J. Cooper, And H. Christensen. 2008. When does N0 matter? A stochastic population viability analysis for imperiled large-bodied woodpeckers, with implications for the recently rediscovered Ivory-billed woodpecker. Avian Conservation and Ecology 3(2): 5. [online] URL: http://www.ace-eco.org/vol3/iss2/art5/ Publisher Website | 
  • Konwick, B. J., G. T. Tomy, N. Ismail, J. T. Peterson, R. J. Fauver, D. Higginbotham, M. Blount|, A. T. Fisk. 2008. Concentrations and patterns of perfluorinated compounds in Georgia (USA) surface waters near and distant to a major use source. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 27:2011-2018.
  • Sitompul, A. F., J. P. Carroll, J. Peterson, and S. Hedges. 2008 Modelling Impacts of Poaching on the Sumatran Elephant Population in Way Kambas National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia. Gajah 28: 31-40
  • Conroy, M. J. J. T. Peterson, O. L. Bass, C. J. Fonnesbeck, J. E. Howell, C. T. Moore, and J. P. Runge. 2008. Sources of variation in detection of wading birds from aerial surveys in the Florida Everglades. Auk 125:731-743. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Wenger, S. J., J. T. Peterson, M. C. Freeman, B. J. Freeman, D. D. Homans. 2008. Stream fish occurrence in response to impervious cover, historic land use and hydrogeomorphic factors Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 65: 1250?1264
  • Reinert, T. R., and J. T. Peterson. 2008. Modeling the Effects of Potential Salinity Shifts on the Recovery of Striped Bass in the Savannah River Estuary, Georgia-South Carolina, U. S. Environmental Management. 41:753-765
  • Runge, J. R., J. T. Peterson, C. R. Martin. 2008. Survival and dispersal of hatchery-raised rainbow trout (Onchorynchus mykiss)in a river basin undergoing urbanization. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 28:745?757
  • Banish, N. P., J. T. Peterson, R. F. Thurow. 2007. Physical, Biotic, and Sampling Influences on Diel Habitat Use by Stream-Dwelling Bull Trout. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 28:176-187.
  • Howell, J. A., J. T. Peterson, and M. J. Conroy. 2008. Building Hierarchical Models of Avian Distributions for the State of Georgia. Journal of Wildlife Management. 72:168?178.
  • Ruiz, J., and J. T. Peterson. An Evaluation of the Relative Influence of Spatial, Statistical, and Biological Factors on the Accuracy of Stream Fish Species Presence Models. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 136:1640-1653.
  • Kwak, T. J., and J. T. Peterson. Community Indices, Parameters, and Comparisons. Pages 667-763. In M. Brown and C. Guy, editors. Analysis and interpretation of Freshwater Fisheries Data. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Shea, C. P., and J. T. Peterson. An evaluation of the relative influence of habitat complexity and habitat stability on fish assemblage structure in unregulated and regulated reaches of a large southeastern warmwater stream. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 136:943?958.
  • Peterson, J., C. Moore, S. Wenger, K. Kennedy, E. Irwin, and M. Freeman. 2007. Adaptive management applied to aquatic natural resources. Chapter 6.4 in Proceedings of the 2007 Georgia Water Resources Conference, March 27-29, Athens. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Albanese, B. R., J. T. Peterson, B. J. Freeman, and D. Wieler. 2007 Accounting for Incomplete Detection when Estimating Site Occupancy of Pteronotropis welaka (Bluenose Shiner) in Southwest Georgia. Southeastern Naturalist 6(4):669-682.
  • Peterson, J. T., and R. S. Mordecai. 2006. Review of Occupancy estimation and modeling. The Auk 123:1201-1202.
  • Grossman, G. D., R. E. Ratajczak, J. T. Petty, M. D. Hunter, J. T. Peterson, and G. Grenouillet. in press. Population dynamics of mottled sculpin (Pices:Cottidae) in a variable environment: an information theoretic approach. Ecological Monographs
  • Peterson, D. L. J. T. Peterson, and R. F. Carline. 2006. Effects of zooplankton density on survival of stocked walleye fry in five Pennsylvania reservoirs. Journal of Freshwater Ecology. 21:121-129.
  • Thurow, R. F., J. T. Peterson, and J. W. Guzevich. 2006. Utility and validation of day and night snorkel counts for estimating bull trout abundance in 1st to 3rd order streams North American Journal of Fish Management. 26:217?232
  • Reiman, B. E., J. T. Peterson, and D. L. Myers. 2006. Have Brook Trout Displaced Bull Trout in Streams of Central Idaho ?: An Empirical Analysis of Distributions Along Elevation and Thermal Gradients Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 63: 63-78.
  • Peterson, J. T., N. P. Banish, and R. F. Thurow. 2005. Are blocknets necessary? Movements of stream-dwelling salmonids in response to three common survey methods. North American Journal of Fish Management 25:732?743
  • Peterson, J. T., and P. B. Bayley. 2004. A Bayesian Approach to Estimating Presence When a Species is Undetected. in W. L. Thompson, editor. Sampling Rare or Elusive Species: Concepts, Designs and Techniques for Estimating Population Parameters. Island Press, Covelo, CA.
  • Peterson, J. T., R. F. Thurow, and J. Guzevich. 2004 An evaluation of multi-pass electrofishing for estimating the abundance of stream-dwelling salmonids. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 133:462-475.
  • Walsh, M. G., J. T. Peterson, and T. J. Kwak. 2004. Influence of Long-Term Streamflow Variation on Recruitment of Riverine Fish Populations. Pages 21-25 in J. R. Copeland, F. Fiss, P. E. Balkenbush, and C. S. Thomason, editors. Warmwater streams symposium II. Available online: www. sdafs. org/wwstreams/wwsc1. htm.
  • Conroy, M. J., C. R. Allen, J. T. Peterson, L. Pritchard, Jr., and C. T. Moore. 2003. Landscape change in the southern Piedmont: challenges, solutions, and uncertainty across scales. Conservation Ecology 8(2): 3. [online] URL: http://www.consecol.org/vol8/iss2/art3. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Peterson, J. T., and J. Dunham. 2003. Combining inferences from models of capture efficiency, detectability, and suitable habitat to classify landscapes for conservation of threatened bull trout. Conservation Biology 17:1070-1077.
  • Weigel, D. E., J. T. Peterson, and P. Spruell. 2003. The distribution of introgressive hybridization between westslope cutthroat trout and rainbow trout in the Clearwater Basin, Idaho. Ecological Applications. 13:38-50.
  • Peterson, J. T., and J. W. Evans. 2003. Decision analysis for sport fisheries management. Fisheries. 28(1):10-20.
  • Peterson, J. T., J. Dunham, P. Howell, S. Bonar, R. Thurow. 2002. Protocol for determining bull trout presence. Western Division of the American Fisheries Society. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland. (This is a peer-refereed special publication of the Western Division of the American Fisheries Society).
  • Weigel, D. E., J. T. Peterson, and P. Spruell. 2002. A probabilistic model to detect introgression between westslope cutthroat trout and rainbow trout based on phenotypic characteristics. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
  • Dunham, J. B., B. E. Rieman, and J. T. Peterson. 2002. Patch-based models of species occurrence: lessons from salmonid fishes in streams. in J. M. Scott and P. J. Heglund, editors. Predicting Species Occurrences: Issues of Scale and Accuracy.
  • Peterson, J. T., and C. F. Rabeni. 2001. Evaluating the physical characteristics of channel units in an Ozark stream. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 130(5):898-910.
  • Peterson, J. T., and C. F. Rabeni. 2001. The relation of fish assemblages to channel units in an Ozark stream Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 130: 911-926
  • Rieman, B. E., J. T. Peterson, J. Clayton, P. Howell, R. F. Thurow, W. Thompson, and D. C. Lee. 2001. Evaluation of the potential effects of federal land management alternatives on the trends of salmonids and their habitats in the Interior Columbia River Basin. Journal of Forest Ecology and Management
  • Bayley, P. B., and J. T. Peterson. 2001. Species presence for zero observations: an approach and an application to estimate probability of occurrence of fish species and species richness. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 130: 620-633.
  • Peterson J. T., and C. F. Rabeni. 2001. Evaluating the efficiency of a one-square-meter quadrat sampler for riffle-dwelling fish. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 21:76-85.
  • Peterson, J. T., and T. J. Kwak. 1999. Modeling the effects of land use and climate change on riverine smallmouth bass. Ecological Applications 9: 1391-1404.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 4

Masters Students: 12

Phd Students: 11

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 16

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 20

Scientific Publications: 71

Presentations: 268

 

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Unit Leader

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Dan Roby with some friends on Buldir Island, western Aleutians

Unit Leader-Wildlife
Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Professor of Wildlife Ecology
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Oregon State University

Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
  2. Oregon State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute