First Name   Bradley J.
Last Name   Peterson
University or Association   Stony Brook University
City, State   Stony Brook , NY
Position Assistant Professor, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
Insitution of Highest Degree University of Alabama/Dauphin Island Sea Lab; Ph.D., 1998
Phone   work 631.632.5044
Expertise Sector Ocean and Coastal Management
Area of Expertise Ecosystem Based Management & Restoration
Other Expertise
Language Fluency (Other than English)
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Expertise Profile

Dr. Peterson’s research is focused on understanding the role of organisms in changing nutrient availability within their communities and how these interactions might affect community development, organization, and stability. He examines how “resource providers” affect other members of their communities. Most of his work is with plant-animal interactions within seagrass ecosystems along the eastern coast of the U.S. Recently, his lab has investigated the role of hard clams in alleviating light stress of eelgrass, the consequences of the dramatic decrease in hard clam abundance, and the effect of MPAs on changing trophic transfer from nearby seagrass foraging grounds.

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