PUBLICATIONS (Last updated July 2017)

Author names: † = Undergraduate assistant; * = COA undergraduate

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McGreavy, B., Disney, J., Petersen, C. Fox, E., Lindenfeld, L., in press. Belonging to the world: rhetorical fieldwork as mundane aesthetic. eds. Rai, C. & Gottschalk Druschke, C. Places of persuasion: Studying rhetoric in the field. University of Alabama Press.

60. Johnson, T.R., K. Athern, S. Randall, M. Garland*, K. Ross*, K. Cline, C. Petersen, R. Alden, and C. Guenther. 2015.  Profiles of sixteen eastern Maine fishing communities. Maine Agricultural and Forest Experimental Station Miscellaneous Report 446.  (pdf)

59. Erisman, B.E., P. A. Hastings, C, W. Petersen, and R. R. Warner. 2013. Phylogenetic perspectives on the evolution of functional hermaphroditism in fishes.  Integrative and Comparative Biology.  doi: 10.1093/icb/ict077 Published online July 1, 2013. 

58. Van Dyke, R*., H. Hess, and C. W. Petersen. 2011. Patterns of Parasite Prevalence and Local Adaptation in Littorina spp. Bull. Mt. Desert Isl. Biol. Lab. 50:77-79. (MDIBL bulletin page)

57. Quinby D*. and C. W. Petersen. 2011. Variable spawning periodicity in Fundulus heteroclitus within  a New England salt marsh.  Bull. Mt. Desert Isl. Biol. Lab. 50:75-76. (MDIBL bulletin page)

56. Petersen, C. and C. Wray. 2011. Preliminary Population Genetic Analysis of eelgrass and  Fundulus at the Callahan Mine Superfund Site. Bull. Mt. Desert Isl. Biol. Lab. 50:85-86.(MDIBL bulletin page)

55. Correa, E†., C. Petersen and C. Wray. 2011. Population genetics of estuarine fish of Acadia  National Park: connectedness among estuaries in Downeast Maine. Bull. Mt. Desert Isl. Biol. Lab. 50:83-84. (MDIBL bulletin page)

54.  Petersen, C.W. and H.C. Hess.  2011.  Evolution of parental behavior, egg size, and egg mass  structure in sculpins. pp. 194-203  In: Adaptation and Evolution in Cottoid Fishes. A. Goto, H. Munehara and M. Yabe Editors.  Contact author for English copy.

53. Hastings, P.A. and C.W. Petersen.  2010. Parental care, oviposition sites and mating systems in blennioids pp. 91-116 In: Reproduction and Sexuality in Marine Fishes: Patterns and Processes. K.S. Cole Editor. University of California Press. Contact author for reprint

52. Petersen, C.W. and C. Mazzoldi.  2010. Fertilization in marine fishes: a review of the data and its application to conservation biology  pp. 203-240  In: Reproduction and Sexuality in Marine  Fishes: Patterns and Processes.  K.S. Cole Editor. University of California Press.  Contact author for reprint

51. Petersen, C.W., S. Salinas*, R. L. Preston, and G.W. Kidder III.  2010.  Spawning periodicity and reproductive behavior of Fundulus heteroclitus in a New England salt marsh. Copeia 2010:203-210 (pdf)

50. Lage, C.R., C.W. Petersen, D. Forest, D. Barnes, I. Kornfield, and C. Wray 2008. Evidence of multiple paternity in spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) broods based on microsatellite analysis. Journal of Fish Biology 73:2068-2074. (pdf)

49. Baldwin, J. L.†, C. W. Petersen, R. L. Preston and G. W. Kidder. 2006.  Aerobic and submerged development of embryos of Fundulus heteroclitus. Bull. Mt. Desert Isl. Biol. Lab. 45: 45-46 (MDIBL bulletin page)

48.  Preston, R. L., A. E. Flowers†, B. C. Lahey†, S. R. McBride†, C. W.  Petersen  and G. W.Kidder.  2006 Measurement of the desiccation of Fundulus heteroclitus embryos in controlled humidities. Bull. Mt. Desert Isl. Biol. Lab. 45:101-103 (MDIBL bulletin page)

47. Bradley, M.E.*, E. M. Maltz*, J. M. Childers*, M. P. DeBerge†, R. L. Preston, G. W. Kidder, and C. W. Petersen. 2006. The effects of ion concentrations on sperm motility in the estuarine fish, Fundulus heteroclitus. Bull. Mt. Desert Isl. Biol. Lab. 45:12-14 (MDIBL bulletin page)

46. Petersen, C.W. 2006.  Sexual selection and reproductive success in hermaphroditic seabasses. Jounal of Integrative and Comparative Biology 46:439-448. (pdf)

45. Therkildsen, N.O.* & C.W. Petersen.  2006.  A Review of the Emerging Fisheries for the Sea Cucumber Cucumaria frondosa: Biology, Policy, and Future Prospects. SPE Beche-de-Mer Information Bulletin 23:16-25. (pdf)

44. Kidder, G.W III., C.W. Petersen & R.L. Preston.  2006. Energetics of Osmoregulation:  II. Water Flux and Osmoregulatory Work in the Euryhaline Fish, Fundulus heteroclitus. Journal of Experimental Zoology. 305A:318-327. (pdf)

43. Kidder, G.W III., C.W. Petersen & R.L. Preston.  2006. Energetics of Osmoregulation:  I. Oxygen  consumption by Fundulus heteroclitusJournal of Experimental Zoology. 305A:309-317. (pdf)

42. Mazzoldi, C., C.W. Petersen & M.B. Rasotto.  2005. The influence of mating system on seminal vesicle variability among gobies (Teleostei: Gobiidae).  Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research43:307-314 (pdf)

41. Petersen, C.W., C. Mazzoldi, K.A. Zarrella* & R.B. Hale†.  2005.   Fertilization mode, sperm characteristics, mate choice and parental care patterns in Artedius spp. (Cottidae).  Journal of Fish Biology 67:239-254. (pdf)

40. Preston, R. L.,  M. E. Gilles†, D. M. Richmond†, L. B. Sliga†, C. W. Petersen and G. W. Kidder.  2005.  Osmoregulation in Fundulus heteroclitus oocytes and embryos measured by sedimentation pycnometry.  Bull. Mt. Desert Isl. Biol. Lab. 44:84-85. (MDIBL bulletin page)

39. Kocot, K.M. †, J.L.Baldwin†, C. W. Petersen, R. L. Preston and G. W. Kidder. 2005. The efficiency of wire minnow traps in assessing populations of Fundulus heteroclitus. Bull. Mt. Desert Isl. Biol. Lab. 44:65-66. (MDIBL bulletin page)

38. Salinas, S.*,  Y. J. Brandvain*, R. Anderson†, J.  Marty†, R. L. Preston, G. W. Kidder III, & C. W. Petersen.  2004.  Reproductive ecology of Fundulus heteroclitus and Fundulus diaphanus in a New England watershed. Bull. Mt. Desert Isl. Biol. Lab. 43:96-98 (MDIBL bulletin page)

37. Baldwin, J. L.†, C. E. Goldsmith†, C. W. Petersen, R.  L. Preston & G. W. Kidder. 2004. Synchronous hatching in Fundulus heteroclitus embryos: Production and properties. Bull. Mt. Desert Isl. Biol. Lab. 43:88-89 (MDIBL bulletin page)

36. Preston, R. L.,  R. J. Clifford†, J. A. Thompson†, D. L. Slager†, C. W. Petersen & G. W. Kidder.  2004. CFTR mRNA expression in developing Fundulus heteroclitus oocytes. Bull. Mt. Desert Isl. Biol. Lab 43:83-85 (MDIBL bulletin page)

35. Petersen, C.W., K. A. Zarrella*, C. A. Ruben† & C. Mazzoldi. 2004.  Reproductive biology of  the rosylip sculpin, an intertidal spawner.  Journal of Fish Biology 64:863-875 (pdf)

34. Kidder, G W. III, C. E. Goldsmith†, M. J. Neville†, C. W. Petersen, and R. L. Preston. 2003. Salinity effects on aquatic surface respiration in Fundulus heteroclitus during hypoxia.  Bull. Mt. Desert Isl. Biol. Lab 42:96-97 (MDIBL bulletin page)

33. Preston, R. L., R.  J. Clifford†, A. K. Guy†, N. B. Richards†, C. W. Petersen and G. W.  Kidder III.  2003.  Preliminary studies of salinity adaptation in Fundulus heteroclitus and apparent CFTR mRNA expression in gill tissue and oocytes. Bull. Mt. Desert Isl. Biol. Lab 42:68-70 (MDIBL bulletin page)

32. Fundis, A. T*., K. A. Zarrella*, E. Donnelly†, R. L. Preston, G. W. Kidder III and C. W. Petersen.  2003.  Fundulus heteroclitus distribution in  Northeast Creek:  Sex and size class changes along a salinity gradient. Bull. Mt. Desert Isl. Biol. Lab. 42:18-20 (MDIBL bulletin page)

31. Petersen, C.W. & R.R. Warner. 2002. The ecological context of reproductive behavior.  Pp. 103-118 In: Coral Reef Fishes: Dynamics and Diversity in a Complex Ecosystem.  P.Sale editor. Academic Press.  Contact author for reprint

30. Petersen, C.W. & D. Levitan.  2001. The Allee effect: a barrier to recovery by exploited species. Pp.281-300. In: Conservation of Exploited Species edited by J. D. Reynolds, G. Mace  K. H. Redford & J.G. Robinson,   Cambridge University Press. Contact author for reprint

29. Petersen, C.W., R.R. Warner, D.Y. Shapiro, & A. Marconato. 2001.  Components of fertilization success in the bluehead wrasse, Thalassoma bifasciatumBehavioral Ecology 12:237-245. (pdf)

28. Sancho, G., C.W. Petersen, & Lobel, P.S. 2000.  Predator-prey relations at a spawning aggregation site of coral reef fishes.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 203:275-288 (pdf)

27. Scaggiante, M., C. Mazzoldi, C.W. Petersen, & M.B.Rasotto. 1999.  Sperm competition and mode of fertilization in the grass goby Zosterisessor ophiocephalus (Teleostei: Gobiidae).  Journal  of Experimental Zoology 283:81-90 (pdf)

26.  Petersen, C.W. & R.R. Warner. 1998. Sperm competition in fishes. pp. 435-463 In: Sperm Competition and Sexual Selection, edited by T. Birkhead and A. Moller.  Academic Press. Contact author for reprint

25. Marconato, A., D.Y. Shapiro, C.W.Petersen, R.R. Warner, & T. Yoshikawa. 1997. Methodological analysis of fertilization rate in the bluehead wrasse, Thalassoma bifasciatum: pair versus group spawns.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 161:61-70 (pdf)

24. Petersen, C.W. & E.A. Fischer. 1996. Interspecific variation in sex allocation in a simultaneous hermphrodite: the effect of individual size.  Evolution 50:636-645 (pdf)

23. Petersen, C.W.  1995. Male mating success and female choice in permanently territorial damselfishes.  Bulletin of Marine Science 57:690-704.  Contact author for reprint

22.  Sikkel, P.C. & C.W. Petersen. 1995. Reproductive biology of damselfishes: Introduction to the symposium. Bulletin of Marine Science 57:564-568. Contact author for reprint

21.  Warner, R.R., D.Y. Shapiro, A. Marconato, and C.W. Petersen.  1995.  Sexual conflict: males with the highest mating success convey the lowest fertilization benefits to females.  ProceedingsRoyal Society of London Series B 262:135-139 (pdf)

20. Petersen, C.W.  1995.  Reproductive biology, egg trading, and correlates of male mating success in the simultaneous hermaphrodite, Serranus tabacariusEnvironmental Biology of Fishes 43:351-361 (pdf)

19. Levitan, D. and C.W. Petersen. 1995. Sperm limitation in marine organisms.  Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 10: 228-231 (pdf)

18. Petersen, C.W., R.R. Warner, S. Cohen, H. Hess, & A. Sewell.  1992.  Variable pelagic fertilization success: implications for mate choice and spatial patterns of mating.  Ecology 73:391-401 (pdf)

17. Petersen, C.W. & H. Hess. 1991. The adaptive significance of spawning synchronization in the dusky damselfish, Stegastes dorsopunicansJournal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 151:155-167 (pdf)

16.  Petersen, C.W.  1991.  Sex allocation in hermaphroditic seabasses. American Naturalist 138:650-667. (pdf)

15. Petersen, C.W. 1991. Variation in fertilization rate in the tropical reef fish, Halichoeres bivattatus: correlates and implications.  Biological Bulletin 181:232-237 (pdf)

14. Robertson, D.R., Petersen, C.W., & D. J. Brawn. 1990. Lunar reproductive cycles of benthic‑brooding reef fishes: reflections of larval biology or adult biology?  Ecological Monographs 60:311‑329. (pdf)

13.  Petersen, C.W. 1990. Sex allocation in simultaneous hermaphrodites: testing local mate competition theory.  In Some Mathematical Questions in Biology.  Sex allocation and sex change: experiments and models. M. Mangel, editor. Pages 183 ‑ 205. Contact author for reprint

12.  Petersen, C.W.  1990. The relationships among population density, individual size, mating tactics, and reproductive success in a hermaphroditic fish, Serranus fasciatusBehaviour 113:57‑80

11. Petersen, C.W. 1990. Variation in reproductive success and gonadal allocation in the simultaneous hermaphrodite, Serranus fasciatusOecologia 83:62‑67

10.  Petersen, C.W. 1990. The occurrence and dynamics of clutch loss and filial cannibalism in two Caribbean damselfishes.  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 135:117‑133 (pdf)

9.  Petersen, C.W. & K. Marchetti†. 1989.  Filial cannibalism in the cortez damselfish Stegastes rectifraenumEvolution 43:158‑168

8.  Petersen, C.W.  1989.  Females prefer mated males in the carmine triplefin, Axoclinus carminalis, a paternal brood guarder.  Environmental Biology of Fishes 26:213‑221 (pdf)

7.  Petersen, C.W.  1988.  Male mating success, sexual size dimorphism, and site fidelity in two Malacoctenus (Labrisomidae) species.   Environmental Biology of Fishes 21:173‑183 (pdf)

6.  Petersen, C.W.  1987.  Reproductive behaviour and gender allocation in Serranus fasciatus, a hermaphroditic reef fish. Animal Behaviour 35:1601‑1614

5.  Fischer, E.A. and C.W. Petersen. 1987. The evolution of sexual patterns in the seabasses.  Bioscience 37:482‑489 (pdf)

4.  Fischer, E.A. and C.W. Petersen.  1986.  Contrasts in the behavior of males and hermaphrodites in the hermaphroditic coral reef fish, Serranus baldwiniEthology 73:235‑246

3.  Petersen, C.W. and E.A. Fischer.  1986. Mating system of the hermaphroditic coral‑reef fish, Serranus baldwiniBehavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 19:171‑178 (pdf)

2.  Hastings, P.A. and C.W. Petersen.  1986. A novel sexual pattern in serranid fishes: simultaneous hermaphrodites and males in Serranus fasicatusEnvironmental Biology of Fishes 15:59‑68

Dissertation  –  Petersen, C.W. Mating systems in tropical marine fishes: theory and case studies of simultaneous hermaphroditism and paternal care.  Ph.D. Dissertation, University of  Arizona

1.  Petersen, C.W., A. Kodric‑Brown, and J.H. Brown. 1982. An experimental analysis of fruit set and floral display in Chilopsis linearis (Bignoniaceae).  Oecologia 55:7‑11


2008   Petersen, C. Fish Reproduction, Edited by M.J. Rocha, A. Arukwe, and B.G. Kapoor. Quarterly Review of Biology 83:414.

1996     Petersen, C.W.  Behavioral Ecology of Fishes, Edited by F.A. Huntingford and P. Torricelli. Animal Behaviour  52:216

1992      Petersen, C.W. Under the net.  Book review of Ecology of Coral Reef Fishes, Edited by Peter F. Sale  Nature 357:551

1992      Petersen, C.W. Book review of Alternative Life-History Styles of Fishes, Edited by Micheal Bruton.  Copeia 1992:457-458

Manuscripts in preparation:

Petersen, C.W., N.O.Therkildsen*, S. Salinas*, R.L. Preston, and G.W. Kidder III.  In prep.  The adaptive significance of intertidal spawning in the estuarine fish, Fundulus heterocliuts.   for Copeia

Petersen, C.W., C. Mazzoldi,  and M. Rasotto.  In prep. Comparative gamete characteristics of freshwater fishes from Northeastern Italy

Hess, H. C.,  M. Overstrom-Coleman*, A. T. Fundis *and C. W. Petersen in prep. The roles of facultative and obligate cleaners on a Caribbean coral reef.  In prep for Bulletin of Marine Science.

Lowery, I*., K.S.Cline and C.W. Petersen.  in prep.  The importance of defining and evaluating success in fisheries management.