Publications

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1971 - Peterson, C. H.  A contrast between two effects of man upon bivalve community structure.  Tabulata 1971: 3-7.

1972 - Peterson, C. H.  Species diversity, disturbance, and time in the bivalve communities of some coastal lagoons.  Ph.D. thesis, Univ. California, Santa Barbara.  229 pp.

1972 - Murdoch, W. W., F. C. Evans, and C. H. Peterson.  Diversity and pattern in plants and insects.  Ecology 53: 819-829.~This paper has been reprinted:  1983, R. Patrick, Benchmark papers in ecology: diversity.

1975 - Peterson, C. H.  Stability of species and of community for the benthos of two lagoons.  Ecology 56: 958-965.

1975 - Peterson, C. H.  The effects of clumping on sample evenness.  Am. Nat. 109: 373-377.

1976 - Peterson, C. H.  Measurement of community pattern by indices of local segregation and species diversity.  J. Ecol. 64: 157-170.

1976 - Peterson, C. H.  Relative abundances of living and dead molluscs in two Californian lagoons.  Lethaia 9: 137-148.

1976 - Warme, J. E., A. A. Ekdale, S. F. Ekdale, and C. H. Peterson.  Raw material of the fossil record, in R. W. Scott and R. R. West (eds.), Structure and classification of paleocommunities.  Dowden, Hutchinson, and Ross, pp. 143-169.

1976 - Peterson, C. H.  Cruising speed during migration of the striped mullet (Mugil cephalus L.): an evolutionary response to predation?  Evolution 30: 393-396.

1977 - Peterson, C. H.  Species diversity and perturbations: predictions of a non-interactive model.  Oikos 29: 239-244.

1977 - Peterson, C. H.  Competitive organization of the soft-bottom macrobenthic communities of southern California lagoons.  Mar. Biol. 43: 343-359.~This paper has been reprinted:  1986, J. W. Nybakken, Readings in Marine Ecology, 2nd ed.

1977 - Peterson, C. H.  The paleoecological significance of undetected short-term temporal variability.  J. Paleontol. 51: 976-981.

1978 - Peterson, C. H., and B. P. Bradley.  Estimating the diet of a sluggish predator from field observations.  J. Fish. Res. Board Can. 35: 136-141.

1979 - Peterson, C. H.  Predation, competitive exclusion, and diversity in the soft-sediment benthic communities of estuaries and lagoons, in R. J. Livingston (ed.), Ecological processes in coastal and marine systems.  Plenum Press, NY, pp. 233-264.~This paper has been reprinted:  1986, J. W. Nybakken, Readings in marine ecology, 2nd ed.

1979 - Peterson, C. H.  The importance of predation and competition in organizing the intertidal epifaunal communities of Barnegat Inlet, New Jersey. Oecologia 39: 1-24.

1979 - Onuf, C. P., M. L. Quammen, G. P. Shaffer, C. H. Peterson, J. W. Chapman, J. Cermak, and R. W. Holmes.  An analysis of the values of central and southern California coastal wetlands, in P. E. Greeson, J. R. Clark, and J. E. Clark (eds.), Wetland Function and Values: The State of our Understanding.  Am. Water Res. Assoc. Publ., Minneapolis, MN, pp. 186-199.

1979 - Peterson, C. H., and N. M. Peterson.  The ecology of intertidal flats of North Carolina:  a community profile.  U. S. Fish Wildl. Serv., Office of Biological Services FWS/OBS-79/39.  73 pp.

1979 - Peterson, C. H.  Editor of An annotated checklist of the shallow-water marine invertebrates of the Morehead City-Beaufort region of North Carolina by W. H. Wilson, Jr.  Printed by UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, Morehead City, NC.  42 pp.

1980 - Peterson, C. H., and S. V. Andre.  An experimental analysis of interspecific competition among marine filter feeders in a soft-sediment environment.  Ecology 61: 129-139.

1980 - Peterson, C. H.  Approaches to the study of competition in benthic communities in soft sediments, in V. S. Kennedy (ed.), Estuarine Perspectives.  Academic Press, NY, pp. 291-302.

1981 - Peterson, C. H.  The ecological role of mud flats in estuarine systems, in R. C. Carey, P. S. Markovits, and J. B. Kirkwood (eds.), Proceedings U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Workshop on Coastal Ecosystems of the Southeastern United States.  U. S. Fish Wildl. Serv., Office of Biological Services FWS/OBS-80/59, pp. 184-192.

1982 - Peterson, C. H.  Clam predation by whelks (Busycon spp.):  Experimental tests of the importance of prey size, prey density, and seagrass cover.  Mar. Biol. 66: 159-170.

1982 - Peterson, C. H.  The importance of predation and intra- and interspecific competition in the population biology of two infaunal suspension-feeding bivalves, Protothaca staminea and Chione undatella.  Ecol. Monogr. 52: 437-475.

1982 - Peterson, C. H., and M. L. Quammen.  Siphon nipping: its importance to small fishes and its impact on growth of the bivalve Protothaca staminea (Conrad).  J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 63: 249-268.

1982 - Peterson, C. H., W. G. Ambrose, and J. H. Hunt.  A field test of the swimming response of the bay scallop (Argopecten irradians) to changing biological factors.  Bull. Mar. Sci. 32: 939-944.

1983 - Peterson, C. H., H. C. Summerson, and S. R. Fegley.  The relative efficiency of two clam rakes and their contrasting impacts on seagrass biomass.  Fish. Bull. 81: 429-434.

1983 - Peterson, C. H.  Interactions between two infaunal bivalves, Chione undatella (Sowerby) and Protothaca staminea (Conrad), and two potential enemies, Crepidula onyx Sowerby and Cancer anthonyi (Rathbun).  J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 68: 145-158.

1983 - Peterson, C. H.  A concept of quantitative reproductive senility:  Application to the hard clam Mercenaria mercenaria (L.)?  Oecologia 58: 164-168.

1983 - Peterson, C. H.  The pervasive biological explanation.  Paleobiology 9: 429-436.

1983 - Peterson, C. H., P. B. Duncan, H. C. Summerson, and G. W. Safrit, Jr.  A mark-recapture test of annual periodicity of internal growth band deposition in shells of hard clams, Mercenaria mercenaria, from a population along the southeastern United States.  Fish. Bull. 81: 765-779.

1984 - Peterson, C. H., H. C. Summerson, and P. B. Duncan.  The influence of seagrass cover on population structure and individual growth rate of a suspension-feeding bivalve, Mercenaria mercenaria.  J. Mar. Res. 42: 123-138.

1984 - Summerson, H. C., and C. H. Peterson.  Role of predation in organizing benthic communities of a temperate-zone seagrass bed.  Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 15: 63-77.

1984 - Peterson, C. H.  Does a rigorous criterion for environmental identity preclude the existence of multiple stable points?  Am. Nat. 124: 127-133.

1984 - Peterson, C. H.  Biological consequences of manipulating sediment delivery to the estuary:  a blueprint for research, in B. J. Copeland, K. Hart, N. Davis, and S. Friday (eds.), Research for managing the nation's estuaries.  UNC Sea Grant College Publ. UNC-SG-84-08, p. 129-145.

1985 - Peterson, C. H., P. B. Duncan, H. C. Summerson, and B. F. Beal.  Annual band deposition within shells of the hard clam, Mercenaria mercenaria: consistency across habitat near Cape Lookout, North Carolina.  Fish. Bull. 83: 671-677.

1985 - Peterson, C. H., and W. G. Ambrose, Jr.  Potential habitat dependence in deposition rate of presumptive annual lines in shells of the bivalve Protothaca staminea.  Lethaia 18: 257-260.

1985 - Peterson, C. H.  Patterns of lagoonal bivalve mortality after heavy sedimentation and their paleoecological significance.  Paleobiology 11: 139-153.

1986 - Peterson, C. H.  Enhancement of Mercenaria mercenaria densities in seagrass beds:  Is pattern fixed during settlement season or altered by subsequent differential survival?  Limnol. Oceanogr. 31: 200-205.

1986 - Peterson, C. H., and R. Black.  Abundance patterns of infaunal sea anemones and their potential benthic prey in and outside seagrass patches on a Western Australian sand shelf.  Bull. Mar. Sci. 38: 498-511.

1986 - Peterson, C. H.  Quantitative allometry of gamete production by Mercenaria mercenaria into old age.  Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 29: 93-97.

1986 - Wells, J. T., and C. H. Peterson.  Restless ribbons of sand:  Atlantic and Gulf coastal barriers.  U. S. Fish Wildl. Serv., National Wetlands Research Center, Slidell, LA.  24 pp.

1986 - Peterson, C. H., and S. R. Fegley.  Seasonal allocation of resources to growth of shell, soma, and gonads in Mercenaria mercenaria.  Biol. Bull. 171: 597-610.

1987 - Peterson, C. H., and R. Black.  Resource depletion by active suspension feeders on tidal flats:  Influence of local density and tidal elevation. Limnol. Oceanogr. 32: 143-166.

1987 - Peterson, C. H., H. C. Summerson, and S. R. Fegley.  Ecological consequences of mechanical harvesting of clams.  Fish. Bull. 85: 281-298.

1987 - Black, R., and C. H. Peterson.  Biological vs. physical explanations for the non-random pattern of host occupation by a macroalga attaching to infaunal bivalve molluscs.  Oecologia 73: 213-221.

1987 - Hunt, J. H., W. G. Ambrose, Jr., and C. H. Peterson.  Effects of the gastropod, Ilynassa obsoleta (Say), and the bivalve, Mercenaria mercenaria (L.), on larval settlement and juvenile recruitment of infauna.  J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 108: 229-240.

1987 - Platt, R., M. Ball, B. Gerwick, Jr., E. Harlow, F. R. Holland, V. Nelson, D. Nummedal, C. H. Peterson, A. Yorkdale, and P. Zia.  Options for preserving the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse: interim report.  Board of Environ­mental Studies and Toxicology, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathe­matics, and Resources, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences Press, Washington, D. C.  24 pp.

1988 - Platt, R., M. Ball, B. Gerwick, Jr., E. Harlow, F. R. Holland, V. Nelson, D. Nummedal, C. H. Peterson, A. Yorkdale, and P. Zia.  Saving the Cape Hatteras lighthouse from the sea: Options and policy implications.  Board of Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Resources, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences Press, Washington, D. C.  136 pp.

1988 - Peterson, C. H., and R. Black.  Density-dependent mortality caused by physical stress interacting with biotic history.  Am. Nat. 131: 257-270.

1988 - Peterson, C. H.  Reflections of a former NSF panelist.  Bull. Ecol. Soc. Am. 69: 99-102.

1988 - Underwood, A. J., and C. H. Peterson.  Towards an ecological framework for investigating pollution.  Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 46: 227-234.~ This paper has been reprinted:  1988, B. L. Bayne, K. R. Clarke, and J. S. Gray, Biological effects of pollutants.

1988 - Peterson, C. H., and R. Black.  Responses of growth to elevation fail to explain vertical zonation of suspension-feeding bivalves on a tidal flat. Oecologia 76: 423-429.

1988 - Black, R., and C. H. Peterson.  Absence of preemption and interference competition for space between large suspension-feeding bivalves and small infaunal macroinvertebrates.  J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 120: 183-198.

1989 - Peterson, C. H., and P. E. Renaud.  Analysis of feeding preference experiments.  Oecologia 80: 82-86.

1989 - Peterson, C. H., H. C. Summerson, S. R. Fegley, and R. C. Prescott. Timing, intensity, and sources of autumn mortality of adult bay scallops, Argopecten irradians concentricus Say.  J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 127: 121-140.

1989 - Eckman, J. E., C. H. Peterson, and J. Cahalan.  Effects of flow speed, turbulence, and orientation on growth of juvenile bay scallops Argopecten irradians concentricus (Say).  J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 132: 123-140.

1989 - Peterson, C. H., and B. F. Beal.  Bivalve growth and higher order inter actions: importance of density, site, and time.  Ecology 70: 1390-1404.

1990 - Black, R., A. I. Robertson, C. H. Peterson, and N. M. Peterson.  Fishes and benthos of near-shore seagrass and sandflat habitats at Monkey Mia, Shark Bay, Western Australia, in P. F. Berry, S. D. Bradshaw, and B. R. Wilson (eds.), Research in Shark Bay.  West. Aust. Mus. Publ., pp. 245-261.

1990 - Summerson, H. C., and C. H. Peterson.  Recruitment failure of the bay scallop, Argopecten irradians concentricus, during the first red tide, Ptychodiscus brevis, outbreak recorded in North Carolina.  Estuaries 13: 322-331.

1990 - Peterson, C. H.  On the role of ecological experimentation in resource management: managing fisheries through mechanistic understanding of pre­dator feeding behavior, in R. N. Hughes (ed.), Behavioural Mechanisms of Food Selection.  Springer-Verlag, pp. 821-846.

1990 - Peterson, C. H.  Ocean Science Proposals:  1989 report on the triennial oversight review of the ocean sciences research section of the National Science Foundation.  EOS 71: 217, 228-229.

1990 - Holmlund, M. B., C. H. Peterson, and M. E. Hay.  Does algal morphology affect amphipod susceptibility to fish predation?  J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 139: 65-83.

1990 - Magnuson, J. J., K. A. Bjorndal, W. D. DuPaul, G. L. Graham, D. W. Owens, C. H. Peterson, P.C.H. Pritchard, J. I. Richardson, G. E. Saul, C. W. West.  Decline of the sea turtles: causes and prevention.  National Academy Press, Washington, D. C.  259 pp.

1991 - Peterson, C. H.  Intertidal zonation of marine invertebrates in sand and mud.  Am. Sci. 79: 236-249.~This paper has been reprinted: 1998, P.M. Kareiva, Exploring ecology and its applications: readings from American Scientist.

1991 - Lubchenco, J., A. M. Olson, L. B. Brubaker, S. R. Carpenter, M. M. Holland, S. P. Hubbell, S. A. Levin, J. A. MacMahon, P. A. Matson, J. M. Melillo, H. A. Mooney, C. H. Peterson, H. R. Pulliam, L. A. Real, P. J. Regal, and P. G. Risser.  The sustainable biosphere initiative: an ecological research agenda.  Ecology 72: 371-412.

1991 - Lubchenco, J., A. M. Olson, L. B. Brubaker, S. R. Carpenter, M. M. Holland, S. P. Hubbell, S. A. Levin, J. A. MacMahon, P. A. Matson, J. M. Melillo, H. A. Mooney, C. H. Peterson, H. R. Pulliam, L. A. Real, P. J. Regal, and P. G. Risser.  The sustainable biosphere initiative: an ecological research agenda. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 64: 175-226.

1991 - Peterson, C. H., and R. Black.  Preliminary evidence for progressive sestonic food depletion in incoming tide over a broad tidal sand flat.  Est. Coastal Shelf Sci. 32: 405-413.

1991 - Irlandi, E. A., and C. H. Peterson.  Modification of animal habitat by large plants: mechanisms by which seagrasses influence clam growth. Oecologia 87: 307-318.

1992 - Peterson, C. H.  Competition for food and its community-level implications.  Benthos Research 42: 1-11.

1992 - Ambrose, W. G., Jr., C. H. Peterson, H. C. Summerson, and J. Lin.  Experimental tests of factors affecting recruitment of bay scallop, (Argopecten irradians), to spat collectors.  Aquaculture 108: 67-86.

1992 - Peterson, C. H., and H. C. Summerson.  Basin-scale coherence of population dynamics of an exploited marine invertebrate, the bay scallop: implications of recruitment limitation.  Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 90: 257-272.

1993 - Peterson, C. H., R. T. Barber, and G. A. Skilleter.  Global warming and coastal ecosystem response:  how Northern and Southern Hemispheres may differ in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, in H. A. Mooney, E. R. Fuentes, and B. I. Kronberg (eds.), Earth System Responses to Global Change.  Contrasts between North and South America.  Academic Press, New York, pp. 17-34.

1993 - Peterson, C. H., and R. Black.  Experimental tests of the advantages and disadvantages of high density for two coexisting cockles in a Southern Ocean lagoon.  J. Anim. Ecol. 62: 614-633.

1993 - Peterson, C. H.  Improvement of environmental impact analysis by application of principles derived from manipulative ecology:  lessons from marine case histories.  Aust. J. Ecol. 18: 21-52.

1994 - Peterson, C. H., E. A. Irlandi, and R. Black.  The crash in suspension-feeding bivalve populations (Katelysia spp.) in Princess Royal Harbour: an unexpected consequence of eutrophication.  J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 176: 39-52.

1994 - Olafsson, E. B., C. H. Peterson, and W. G. Ambrose, Jr.  Does recruitment limitation structure populations and communities of macroinvertebrates in marine soft sediments: the relative significance of pre- and post-settlement processes.  Oceanogr. Mar. Biol. Ann. Rev. 32: 65-109.

1994 - Peterson, C. H., and R. Black.  An experimentalist's challenge:  when artifacts of intervention interact with treatments.  Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 111: 289-297.

1994 - Peterson, C. H., and G. A. Skilleter.  Control of foraging behavior of individuals within an ecosystem context: the clam Macoma balthica, flow environment, and siphon-cropping fishes.  Oecologia 100: 256-267.

1994 - Skilleter, G. A., and C. H. Peterson.  Control of foraging behavior of individuals within an ecosystem context: the clam Macoma balthica and interactions between competition and siphon cropping.  Oecologia 100: 268-278.

1995 - Peterson, C. H., and R. Black.  The trophic status of Western Australian Cominella spp.: predator or scavenger on the bivalve Katelysia?  Veliger 38: 37-42.

1995 - Summerson, C. H., C. H. Peterson, and M. Hooper.   Aquacultural produc­tion of northern quahogs, Mercenaria mercenaria (Linnaeus, 1758): high water temperatures in the nursery and growth penalties of predator control by gravel.  J. Shellfish. Res. 14: 25-31.

1995 - Peterson, C. H.  Comments on scale and sustainability: a population and community perspective, in M. Munasinghe and W. Shearer (eds.), Defining and Measuring Sustainability.  The World Bank, Washington, pp. 115-116.

1995 - Peterson, C. H., H. C. Summerson, and J. Huber.  Replenishment of hard clam stocks using hatchery seed: combined importance of bottom type, seed size, planting season, and density.  J. Shellfish. Res. 14: 293-300.

1996 - Christensen, N. L., A. M. Bartuska, J. H. Brown, S. R. Carpenter, C. D'Antonio, R. Francis, J. F. Franklin, J. A. MacMahon, R. F. Noss, D. J. Parsons, C. H. Peterson, M. G. Turner, and R. G. Woodmansee.  The report of the Ecological Society of America Committee on the Scientific Basis for Ecosystem Management.  Ecol. Appl. 6:665-691.

1996 - Peterson, C. H., H. C. Summerson, and R. A. Luettich, Jr.  Response of bay scallops to spawner transplants: a test of recruitment limitation.  Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 132: 93-107.

1996 - Francis, R. C., L. G. Anderson, W. D. Bowen, S. K. Davis, J. M. Greb­meier, L. F. Lowry, I. Merculieff, N. S. Mirovitskaya, C. H. Peterson, C. Pungowiyi, T. C. Royer, A. M. Springer, and W. S. Wooster.  The Bering Sea Ecosystem.  Polar Research Board, Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources.  National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences Press, Washington, D. C.  307 pp.

1996 - Peterson, C. H.  Ecological research for a sustainable northeast shelf ecosystem biosphere, in K. Sherman, N. A. Jaworski, and T. J. Smayda (eds.), The Northeast Shelf Ecosystem: Sustainability and Management. Blackwell Publ., London, pp. 31-44.

1996 - Peterson, C. H., M. C. Kennicutt, II, R. H. Green, P. Montagna, E. N. Powell, and P. Rosigno.  Ecological consequences of environmental perturbations associated with offshore hydrocarbon production: a perspective from study of long-term exposures in the Gulf of Mexico.  Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 53: 2637-2654.

1996 - Lenihan, H. S., C. H. Peterson, and J. M. Allen.  Does flow speed also have a direct effect on growth of active suspension feeders: an experimental test in oysters.  Limnol. Oceanogr. 41: 1359-1366.

1996 - Peterson, C. H., and J. Lubchenco.  On the value of marine ecosystem services, in G. C. Daily (ed.), Nature’s Services: Societal Dependence on Natural Ecosystems.  Island Press, Chapel Hill, NC, pp. 177-194.

1997 - Botsford, L. W., J. C. Castilla, and C. H. Peterson. The management of fisheries and marine ecosystems. Science 277: 509-515.

1998 - Lenihan, H. S., and C. H. Peterson.  How habitat degradation through fishery disturbance enhances impacts of hypoxia on oyster reefs.  Ecol. Appl. 8: 128-140.

1998 - Peterson, C. H., and F. E. Wells.  Molluscs in marine and estuarine sediments, in P.L. Beesley, G.J.B. Ross, and A. Wells (eds.), Mollusca: The Southern Synthesis: The Fauna of Australia, Vol. 5.  CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, Australia, pp.36-46.

1999 - Lenihan, H. S., F. Micheli, S. W. Shelton, and C. H. Peterson. The influence of multiple environmental stressors on susceptibility to parasites: An experimental determination with oysters. Limnol. Oceanogr. 44: 910-924.

1999  - Micheli, F., and C.H. Peterson. Estuarine vegetated habitats as corridors for predator movements. Cons. Biol. 13: 869-881.

2000  - Peterson, C. H., D. H. M. Hickerson, and G. Grissom Johnson. Short-term consequences of nourishment and bulldozing on the dominant large invertebrates of a sandy beach. J. Coast. Res. 16: 368-378.

2000  - Peterson, C.H. H.C. Summerson, E. Thomson, H.S, Lenihan, J. Grabowski, L. Manning, F. Michelli, and G. Johnson. Synthesis of linkages between benthic and fish communities as a key to protecting essential fish habitat. Bull. Mar. Sci. 66: 759-774.

2000  - Estes, J.A., and C.H. Peterson. Marine ecological research in seashore and seafloor systems: accomplishments and future directions. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 195: 281-289.

2000  - Powers, S.P., and C.H. Peterson. Conditional density dependence: the flow trigger to expression of density-dependent migration in bay scallops. Limnol. Oceanogr. 45: 727-732.

2000  - Mullineaux, L.S., C.R. Fisher, C.H. Peterson, and S.W. Schaeffer. Tubeworm succession at hydrothermal vents: use of biogenic cues to reduce habitat selection error? Oecologia 123: 275-284.

2001  - Peterson, C.H., L.L. McDonald, R.H. Green, and W.P. Erickson. Sampling design begets conclusions: The statistical basis for detection of injury to and recovery of shoreline communities after the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 210: 255-283.

2001  - Peterson, C.H. A synthesis of direct and indirect or chronic delayed effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Adv. Mar. Biol. 39: 1-103.

2001  - Peterson, C.H. Integrating nutritional physiology and ecology to explain interactions between physics and biology in Mercenaria mercenaria, in J.N. Kraeuter and M. Castagna (eds.), Biology of the Hard Clam. Pergamon Press/Elsevier Science, Oxford, U.K., pp.423-439.

2001  - Lenihan, H.S., C.H. Peterson, J.H. Grabowski, J.E. Byers, G.W. Thayer, and D.R. Colby. Cascading of habitat degradation: oyster reefs invaded by refugee fishes escaping stress. Ecol. Appl. 11: 764-782.

2001  - Peterson, C.H., and J.A. Estes. Conservation and management of marine communities. In (M.D. Bertness, S.D. Gaines, M.E. Hay, eds) Marine community ecology, Sinauer Associates, Inc, Sunderland, MA, pp.469-507.

2001  - Peterson, C.H., F.J. Fodrie, H.C. Summerson, and S.P. Powers. Site-specific and density-dependent extinction of prey by schooling rays: generation of a population sink in top-quality habitat for bay scallops. Oecologia 129: 349-356.

2001  - Jackson, J.B.C., M.X. Kirby, W.H. Berger, K.A. Bjorndal, L.W. Botsford, B.J. Bourque, R.H. Bradbury, R. Cooke, J. Erlandson, J.A. Estes, T.P. Hughes, S. Kidwell, C.B. Lange, H.S. Lenihan, J.M. Pandolfi, C.H. Peterson, R.S. Steneck, M.J. Tegner, and R.R. Warner. Historical overfishing and the recent collapse of coastal ecosystems. Science 293: 629-638.

2001  - Peterson, C.H., J. Jackson, M. Kirby, H. Lenihan, B. Bourque, R. Bradbury, R. Cooke, and S. Kidwell. Response to factors in the decline of coastal ecosystems. Science 293: 1590-1591.

2002  - Micheli, F., C.H. Peterson, L.S. Mullineaux, C.R. Fisher, S.W. Mills, G. Sancho, G.A. Johnson, and H.S. Lenihan. Predation structures communities at deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Ecol. Monogr. 72: 365-382.

2002  - Buzzelli, C.P., R.A. Luettich, Jr., S.P. Powers, C.H. Peterson, J.E. McNinch, J.L. Pinckney, and H.W. Paerl. Estimating the spatial extent of bottom-water hypoxia and habitat degradation in a shallow estuary. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 230: 103-112.

2002  - Peterson, C.H. Recruitment overfishing in a bivalve mollusc fishery: hard clams (Mercenaria mercenaria) in North Carolina. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 59: 96-104.

2002  - Borsuk, M.E., S.P. Powers, and C.H. Peterson. A survival model of the effects of bottom-water hypoxia on the population density of an estuarine clam (Macoma balthica). Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 59: 1266-1274.

2002  - Powers, S.P., M.A. Bishop, J.H. Grabowski, and C.H. Peterson. Intertidal benthic resources of the Copper River Delta, Alaska, USA. J. Sea Res. 47: 13-23.

2002  - Peterson, C.H., L.L. McDonald, R.H. Green, and W.P. Erickson. The   joint consequences of multiple components of statistical designs. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 231: 309-314.  

2002  - Peterson, C.H., and L. Holland-Bartels. Chronic impacts of oil pollution to vertebrate predators. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 241: 235-236.

2003 -  Grabowski, J.H., S.P. Powers, C.H. Peterson, M.J. Powers, and D.P. Green. Consumer ratings of non-native (Crassostrea gigas and Crassostrea ariakensis) vs. native (Crassostrea virginica) oysters. J. Shellfish. Res. 22: 21-30.

2003  - French McCay, D.P., C.H. Peterson, J.T. DeAlteris, and J. Catena. Restoration that targets function as opposed to structure: replacing lost bivalve production and filtration. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 264: 197-212.

2003  - Peterson, C.H., J.H. Grabowski, and S.P. Powers. Estimated enhancement of fish production resulting from restoring oyster reef habitat: quantitative valuation. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 264: 249-264.

2003  - Peterson, C.H., R.T. Kneib, C-A. Manen. Scaling restoration actions in the marine environment to meet quantitative targets of enhanced ecosystem services. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 264: 173-175.

2003  - Lenihan, H.S., C.H. Peterson, S.L. Kim, K.E. Conlan, R. Fairey, C. McDonald, J.H. Grabowski, and J.S. Oliver. Variation in marine benthic community composition allows discrimination of multiple stressors. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 261: 63-73.

2003  - Mullineaux, L.S., C.H. Peterson, C.R. Fisher, and S.W. Mills. Successional mechanism varies along a gradient in hydrothermal fluid flux in deep-sea vents. Ecol. Monogr. 73: 523-542.

2003  - Powers, S.P., J.H. Grabowski, C.H. Peterson, and W.J. Lindberg. Estimating enhancement of fish production by offshore artificial reefs: uncertainty exhibited by divergent scenarios. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 264: 265-277.

2003  - Peterson, C.H., and R.N. Lipcius. Conceptual progress towards predicting quantitative ecosystem benefits of ecological restorations. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 264: 297-307.

2003  - Peterson, C.H. S.D. Rice, J.W. Short, D. Esler, J.L. Bodkin, B.E. Ballachey, and D.B. Irons. Long-term ecosystem response to the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Science 302: 2082-2086.

2004  - Peterson, C.H. R.A Luettich, Jr., F. Micheli, and G.A Skilleter. Attenuation of water flow inside seagrass canopies of differing structure. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 268: 81-92.

2004  - Baird, D., R.R. Christian, C.H. Peterson, and G.A. Johnson. Consequences of hypoxia on estuarine ecosystem function: energy diversion from consumers to microbes. Ecol. Appl. 14: 805-822.

2004  – Grabowski, J.H., C.H. Peterson, S.P. Powers, D. Gaskill, and H.C. Summerson. Growth and survivorship of non-native (Crassostrea gigas and Crassostrea ariakensis) versus native eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica). J. Shellfish. Res. 23: 781-793.

2004  - Lenihan, H.S., and C.H. Peterson. Conserving oyster reef habitat by switching from dredging and tonging to diver-harvesting. Fish. Bull. 102: 298-305.

2005  – Bishop, M.J., J.A. Rivera, E.A. Irlandi, W.G. Ambrose, Jr., and C.H. Peterson. Spatio-temporal patterns in the mortality of bay scallop recruits in North Carolina: investigation of a life history anomaly. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 315: 127-146.

2005  - Peterson, C.H.. Nearshore benthic communities. In (P.R. Mundy, ed.) The Gulf of Alaska biology and oceanography, Alaska Sea Grant, Fairbanks, AK, pp. 59-67.

2005  – Sancho, G., C.R. Fisher, S. Mills, F. Micheli, G.A. Johnson, H.S. Lenihan, C.H. Peterson, and L.S. Mullineaux. Selective predation by the zoarcid fish Thermarces cerberus at hydrothermal vents. Deep-Sea Res. I 52: 837-844.

2005  - Bishop, M.J., C.H. Peterson, H.C. Summerson, and D. Gaskill. Effects of harvesting methods on sustainability of a bay scallop fishery: dredging uproots seagrass and displaces recruits.Fish. Bull. 103: 712-719.
2005  - Bishop, M.J., and C.H. Peterson. Consumer ratings of the Suminoe oyster, Crassostrea ariakensis, during home cooking. J. Shellfish Res. 24: 497-502.

2005  - Powers, S.P., C.H. Peterson, R.R. Christian, E. Sullivan, M.J. Powers, M.J. Bishop, and C.P. Buzzelli. Effects of eutrophication on bottom habitat and prey resources of demersal fish. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 302: 233-243.

2005  - Flessa, K.W., S.T. Jackson, J.D. Aber, M.A. Arthur, P.R. Crane, D.H. Erwin, R.W. Graham, J.B.C. Jackson, S.M. Kidwell, C.G. Maples, C.H. Peterson, and O.J. Reichman. The geological record of ecological dynamics: understanding the biotic effects of future environmental change, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences Press, Washington, D.C., 200pp.

2005  - Bishop. M.J., C.H. Peterson. Constraints to Crassostrea ariakensis aquaculture: season and method of culture strongly influence success of grow-out. J. Shellfish Res. 24: 995-1006.

2005  - Eby, L.A., L.B. Crowder, C.M. McClellan, C.H. Peterson, and M.J. Powers. Habitat degradation from intermittent hypoxia: impacts on demersal fishes. Mar Ecol. Prog. Ser. 291: 249-261.

2005  – Peterson, C.H., and M. Bishop. Assessing environmental impacts of beach nourishment. Bioscience 55: 887-896.

2006  - Bishop, M.J., and C.H. Peterson. Direct effects of physical stress can be counteracted by indirect benefits: oyster growth on a tidal elevation gradient. Oecologia 147: 426-433.

2006  - Bishop, M.J., and C.H. Peterson. When r-selection may not predict introduced-species proliferation: predation of a nonnative oyster. Ecol. Appl. 16: 718-730.

2006  - Peterson, C.H., M.J. Bishop, G.A. Johnson, L.M. D’Anna, and L.M. Manning. Exploiting beach filling as an unaffordable experiment: benthic intertidal impacts propagating upwards to shorebirds. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 338: 205-221.

2006  - Bishop, M.J., S.P. Powers, H.J. Porter, and C.H. Peterson. 2006. Benthic biological effects of seasonal hypoxia in a eutrophic estuary predate rapid coastal development. Est. Coast. Sci. 70: 415-422.

2006  - Powers, S.P., M.J. Bishop, J.H. Grabowski, and C.H. Peterson. 2006. Distribution of the invasive bivalve Mya arenaria L. on intertidal flats of southcentral Alaska. J. Sea Res. 55: 207-216.

2005  - Bishop, M.J., and C.H. Peterson. Constraints to Crassostrea ariakensis (Fujita 1913) aquaculture: season and method of culture strongly influence success of grow-out. J. Shellfish. Res 24: 995-1006.

2006  – Bishop, M.J., C.H. Peterson, H.C. Summerson, H.S. Lenihan, and J.H. Grabowski. Deposition and long-shore transport of dredge spoils to nourish beaches: impacts on benthic infauna of an ebb-tidal delta. J. Coast. Res. 22: 530-546.

2006  - Lotze, H.K., H.S. Lenihan, B.J. Bourque, R. Bradbury, R.G. Cooke, M.C. Kay, S.M. Kidwell, M.X. Kirby, C.H. Peterson, and J.B.C. Jackson. 2006. Depletion, degradation and recovery potential of estuaries and coastal seas. Science 312: 1806-1809.

2006  - Bishop, M.J., R.B. Carnegie, N.A. Stokes, C.H. Peterson, and E.M. Burreson. Complications of a non-native oyster introduction: facilitation of a local parasite. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 325: 145-152.

2006  - Carnegie, R.B, E.M. Burreson, P.M. Hine, N.A. Stokes, C. Audemard, M.J. Bishop, and C.H. Peterson. Bonamia persora n. sp. (Haplosporidia), a parasite of the oyster Osteola equestris, is the first Bonamia species known to produce spores. J. Eukaryotic Microbiol. 53: 232-245.

2007  - Powers, M.J., C.H. Peterson, H.C. Summerson, and S.P. Powers. Macroalgal growth on bivalve aquaculture netting enhances nursery habitat for mobile invertebrates and juvenile fish. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 339: 109-122.

2007  - Myers, R.A., J.K. Baum, T.D. Shepherd, S.P. Powers, and C.H. Peterson. Cascading effects of the loss of apex predatory sharks from a coastal ocean. Science 315: 846-850.

2007  - Grabowski, J.H., C.H. Peterson, M.J. Bishop, and R. Conrad. The bioeconomic feasibility of culturing triploid Crassostrea ariakensis in North Carolina. J. Shellfish. Res. 26: 429-542.

2007  - Grabowski, J.H., and C.H. Peterson. Restoring oyster reefs to recover ecosystem services. In (K. Cuddington, J.E. Byers, W.G. Wilson, and A. Hastings, eds.) Ecosystem engineers, Academic Press, Elsevier, pp. 281-298.

2007  - Peterson, C.H., M. Wong, M.F. Piehler, J.H. Grabowski, R.R. Twilley, and M.S. Fonseca. Estuarine habitat productivity ratios at multiple trophic levels. Final Report to NOAA Office of Response and Restoration, Assessment and Restoration Division, Silver Spring, MD. 62 pp.

2007  - Peterson, C.H., K.W. Able, C.F. DeJong, M.F. Piehler, C.A. Simenstad, and J.B. Zedler. Practical proxies for tidal marsh ecosystem services: application to oil spill injury and restoration. Final Report to NOAA Office of Response and Restoration, Assessment and Restoration Division, Silver Spring, MD. 45 pp.

2008  - Peterson, C.H., R.T. Barber, K.L. Cottingham, H.K. Lotze, C.A. Simenstad, R.R. Christian, M.F. Piehler, and J. Wilson. National Estuaries, Chapter 7. In (S. Julius, and J. West, eds.) SAP4.4 Adaptive options for climate-sensitive ecosystems and resources, U.S. EPA Global Climate Change Research Office, Washington, DC. 108 pp. in press.

2008  - Lenihan, H.S., S. W. Mills, L.S. Mullineaux, C.H. Peterson, C.R. Fisher, and F. Micheli. Biotic interactions at hydrothermal vents: recruitment inhibition by the mussel Bathymodiolus thermophilus. Deep-Sea Res. Pt I: in press.

2008  - Micheli, F., M.J. Bishop, C.H. Peterson, and J. Rivera. Alteration of seagrass species composition and function over the past two decades. Ecol. Monogr. 78: in press.

2008  - Kaufman, L., L. Bunce, and C.H. Peterson. Moving from printed page to open water: realities of adaptive management in marine systems. In (K. McLeod, and H. Leslie, eds.) Ecosystem-based management of the oceans, Island Press, in press.

2008  - Carnegie, R.B., N.A. Stokes, C. Audemard, M.J. Bishop, A.E. Wilbur, T.D. Alphin, M.H. Posey, and E.M. Burreson. Strong seasonality of Bonamia sp. Infection and induced Crassostrea ariakensis mortality in Bogue and Masonboro Sounds, North Carolina, USA. J. Invert. Pathol.; in press.

2008  - Audemard, C., R.B. Carnegie, M.J. Bishop, C.H. Peterson, and E.M. Burreson. Interacting effects of temperature and salinity on Bonamia sp. parasitism in the Asian oyster Crassostrea ariakensis. J. Invert. Pathol.; in press.

2009  - Estes, J.A., C.H. Peterson, and R.S. Steneck. Direct and indirect effects of apex predators in temperate coastal systems. In (J. Terborgh, and J. Estes, eds.) The science of trophic cascades, Island Press, in press.

2009  - Peterson, C.H., C.R. Fisher, L.S. Mullineaux, and F. Micheli. Use of environmental gradients to discover general pattern in ecology and evolution: rocky intertidal vs. deep-sea vents. Oecologia, in prep.

2009  - Coleman, F., C.H. Peterson, J. Estes, R. Hilborn, and C. Walters. Science with rigor and conservation with passion: a stable union? Cons. Biol, in prep.