OCCRI Researchers

Title: Oceanographer
Name: Bill Peterson
Institution: U.S. / NOAA
Department: NOAA Fisheries; OSU Marine Science Center

Research Theme: Understanding the effects of climate variability and change on the coastal upwelling ecosystems off Washington and Oregon. Forecasting salmon survival and rates of return to the Columbia River, its tributaries and coastal streams. Ecology and population dynamics of copepods and krill

Research Fields:

Ecology and Ecosystem Management
Impacts Ecosystems and Populations
Impacts Physical

Professional Activities:

Contributing Editor, Marine Ecology – Progress Series

Editorial Board, Journal of Plankton Research

Guest Editor, Special Issue on Krill Ecology, Deep-Sea Research, 2007

Co-Convenor, International Symposium on the Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Oceans, Gijón, Spain, May 2008

Selected Publications:

Feinberg, L. R., C. T. Shaw and W. T. Peterson. 2007. Long-term laboratory observations of Euphausia pacifica fecundity: a comparison of two geographic regions. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 341:141-152.

Bane, J., Y. Spitz, R. Letelier and W. Peterson Jet Stream Intraseasonal Oscillations Drive Dominant Ecosystem Variations in Oregon’s Summertime Coastal Upwelling System. 2007. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 104:13262-13267

Bi, Hongsheng, R. E. Ruppell, W. T. Peterson. 2007. Modeling the salmon pelagic habitat off the Pacific Northwest coast using logistic regression. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 336:249-265

Hooff, Rian C. and William T. Peterson. 2006. Recent increases in copepod biodiversity as an indicator of changes in ocean and climate conditions in the northern California current ecosystem. Limnol. Oceanogr. 51:2042-2051

Feinberg, L.R., C.T.Shaw and W.T. Peterson. 2006. Larval development of Euphausia pacifica in the laboratory with an emphasis on variability in developmental pathways. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser.316:127-137