Chris Petersen

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Location of Interview
Collection Name

Voices of the Maine Fishermen’s Forum 2019


Voices of the Maine Fishermen’s Forum 2019 is a project of Maine Sea Grant, The First Coast, College of the Atlantic, and the Island Institute, with support from the Maine Fishermen’s Forum Board of Directors.

Date of Interview

Griffin Pollock

Biographical Sketch

Chris Petersen, a professor of biology and ecology at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, ME.  He has worked with undergraduates on Mount Desert Island, at multiple locations in the Caribbean, and the Pacific Northwest, and is currently collaborating with researchers with several groups in Maine including the Penobscot East, the University of Maine, and Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory. Over the summer of 2015 Chris supported six undergraduates with summer research fellowships in a wide range of projects at the Jackson Laboratory, Mount Desert Island Biology Laboratory, Acadia National Park, and local non-profits.  

Scope and Content Note

Peterson talks about his research on marine resources, what he values about smaller communities, the changes in the scientific community over the past decades, and the challenges faced by scientists working in Frenchman Bay.

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