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UNC Institute of Marine Sciences faculty member Charles 'Pete' Peterson

Charles “Pete” Peterson

Alumni Distinguished Professor, Emeritus

Dr. Peterson is an interdisciplinary conservation ecologist with expertise in both the traditional academic realm and in the policy-making world. He’s explored how sustaining and restoring natural habitats of protected shorelines such as coastal marsh and oyster reef. He retired in 2019.

Areas of Expertise/Research Interests:
*Conservation ecology
*Ecosystem services
*Ecological Injuries of oil spills

*Science advisory panel for the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Council
*Science Panel for the NC Coastal Resources Commission
*Pew Scholars in Marine Conservation
*Scientific Review Panel (chair) for Gulf Ecosystem Restoration Research


Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara (1972)
M.S. University of California, Santa Barbara (1970)
A.B. Princeton University (1968)