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Dr. Jim Peterson

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  • Ph D University of Missouri 1996
  • MS University of Illinois 1989
  • BS University of Illinois 1986

Professional Society Service

  • American Fisheries Society - Southern Division Representative to the Education Section (August 2009 - August 2011)
  • American Fisheries Society - Chair, Best Student Paper Award Committee (September 2008 - January 2010)
  • American Statistical Association - Member (January 2000 - January 2005)
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Research Publications

  • Rowe, J.C., A. Duarte, C.C. Pearl, B. McCreary, S. Galvan, J.T.Peterson, M.J. Adams. 2019. Disentangling effects of invasive species and habitat while accounting for observer error in a long-term amphibian study. Ecosphere
  • Irwin, ER, MC Freeman, J Peterson, MC Lloyd, KDM Kennedy, K Ouellette and E Kosnicki. 2019. Adaptive Management of Flows from R.L. Harris Dam, (Tallapoosa River, Alabama): Stakeholder Process and Use of Biological Monitoring Data for Decision Making. Open File Report 2019-1026, 93pages,
  • Colvin, M.E., J.T. Peterson, C. Sharpe, M.L.Kent, C.B. Schreck. 2018. Identifying optimal translocation policies given factors associated with adult spring-run Chinook Salmon translocation mortality. River Research and Applications 34:1158–1167
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Completed Projects


  • An introduction to data management and R for Fisheries and Wildlife applications (2019)
  • An introduction to data management and R for Fisheries and Wildlife applications (2018)
  • Quantitative Decision Analysis for Fish and Wildlife Management (2018)
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Oregon Other Professional Positions and Memberships

  • Jim PetersonOrganized Adaptive Management Symposium at S. Division of American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting (January 2009 - January 2009)
  • Jim PetersonMember, Peer Review Panel for bull trout temperature requirements, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (July 2002 - October 2003)

Oregon University Committees and Workgroups

  • Jim PetersonOSU Fisheries and Wildlife Safety Committee (September 2018 - September 2019)
  • Jim PetersonFisheries and Wildlife Departmental Voting Procedures Committee (February 2012 - September 2019)
  • Jim PetersonFaculty Teaching Evaluation Committee (November 2018 - June 2019)
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Technical Publications

  • Peterson, J.T., S. Whitlock, and A. Duarte. 2018. Evaluation of California Central Valley Project and State Water Project Fish Salvage Estimators. Draft task Completion Report to Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, August 2018, 23 pp.
  • Peterson, J.T. and J.T. Deweber. 2018. Associations and quasi-extinction estimates for abundance indices and occupancy estimates for San Francisco bay delta fish species. Draft task Completion Report to Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, July 2018, 64 pp.
  • Scheerer, P.D., J. Peterson, and M.H. Meeuwig. 2017. Review and Synthesis of Information and Data Available for Umpqua Chub (1987 – 2016). Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Fish Research Project Report, Corvallis. 68 pp
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 9

Phd Students: 7

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 14

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 20

Scientific Publications: 82

Presentations: 215

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