Bruce Peterson participating in June
2003 dye addition at Sweeney Creek
The Ecosystems Center
Marine Biological Laboratory
Woods Hole, MA 02543
- Ph.D., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1971
- B.S. Biology (with honors), Bates College, Lewiston, ME,
- January 1976 - Present: The Ecosystems Center, Marine
Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Senior
Scientist, December 1987 to Present. Research on biological
processes at the ecosystem level with emphasis on cycling of
nitrogen, phosphorus, sulfur and carbon. Associate Scientist,
January 1980 to December 1987; Assistant Scientist, January 1977
to January 1980; Postdoctoral Associate, January 1976 to January
- July 1975 to December 1975 - North Carolina State University,
Raleigh, North Carolina. Research Associate. Develop nutrient
cycling process models based on field measurements of nitrogen,
phosphorus and carbon cycling in the Pamlico River Estuary of
- May 1974 to November 1974 - Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study.
Research Associate. Study carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus cycling
in plankton and benthos.
- June 1968 to April 1974. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
Research Associate, June 1971 to April 1974, Nutrient limitation,
phosphorus cycling and primary productivity in Cayuga Lake, New
York; Research Assistant, June 1969 to September 1970, Cayuga Lake
studies; Research Assistant, June 1968 to September 1968, Conduct
sampling program as part of Bell Station Nuclear Power Plant
Honors and Professional Societies:
- President, Jordan Ramsdell Scientific Society, Bates College,
- Phi Beta Kappa, Bates College, 1967
- Cornell Graduate Fellowship, 1967-1968
- Cornell Dennison Fellowship, 1968-1969
- Member, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
- Member, American Association for the Advancement of
- Member, Marine Biological Laboratory Corporation
- Member, Estuarine Research Federation
- Peterson, B. J., G. W. Kling, and M. Bahr. 1997. A tracer
investigation of nitrogen cycling in a pristine tundra river. Can
J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 00:0000-0000. In press.
- Hershey, A. E., W. B. Bowden, L. A. Deegan, J. E. Hobbie, B.
J. Peterson, G. W. Kipphut, G. W. Kling, M. A. Lock, M. C. Miller
and J. R. Vestal. 1997. The Kuparuk River: A long-term study of
biological and chemical processes in an arctic river. pp. 107-129.
In: A. Milner and M. W. Oswood (eds.). Alaskan Freshwaters.
Springer-Verlag, New York.
- Deegan, L. A., B. J. Peterson, H. Golden, C. C. McIvor, and M.
C. Miller. 1997. Effects of fish density and river fertilization
on algal standing stocks, invertebrate communities and fish
production in an arctic river. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and
Aquatic Sciences. 147:31-47.
- Peterson, B., B. Fry, L. Deegan and A. Hershey. 1993. The
trophic significance of epilithic algal production in a fertilized
tundra river ecosystem. Limnology and Oceanography
- Kriet, K., B. J. Peterson and T. L. Corliss. 1992. Water and
sediment export of the upper Kuparuk River drainage of the North
Slope of Alaska. Hydrobiologia 240:71-81.
- Vorosmarty, C. J., M. P. Gildea, B. Moore III, B. J. Peterson,
B. Bergquist and J. M. Melillo. 1986. A global model of nutrient
cycling: II. Aquatic processing retention and distribution of
nutrients in large drainage basins, p. 32-56. In: D. Correll
(ed.), Watershed Research Perspectives. Smithsonian Environmental
Research Center Symposium Volume, Smithsonian Institution Press,
- Peterson, B. J., J. E. Hobbie, A. Hershey, M. Lock, T. Ford,
R. Vestal, M. Hullar, R. Ventullo and G. Volk. 1985.
Transformation of a tundra river from heterotrophy to autotrophy
by addition of phosphorus. Science 229:1383-1386.
- Peterson, B. J., R. W. Howarth and R. H. Garritt. 1985.
Multiple stable isotopes used to trace the flow of organic matter
flow in estuarine food webs. Science 227:1361-1363.
- Peterson, B. J. and J. M. Melillo. 1985. The potential storage
of carbon caused by eutrophication of the biosphere. Tellus
- Eppley, R. W. and B. J. Petrson. 1979. The flux of particulate
organic matter to the deep ocean and its relation to planktonic
new production. Nature 282:677-680.