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Nils Peterson

M. Nils Peterson

Associate Professor, Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology

Education:
BS, Texas A&M University (2000)
MS, Texas A&M University (2003)
PhD, Michigan State University (2007)

Research Interests:
Unraveling the drivers of human behavior relevant to wildlife conservation: environmental literacy, household dynamics, conflict, hunting, democracy

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Contact:
NC State University

Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources
Turner House, Campus Box 7646
Raleigh, NC 27695-7646
Tel: 919-515-7588
Fax: 919-515-5110
E-mail: nils_peterson@ncsu.edu

Publications

  • Peterson, M. N., Lopez, R. R., & Silvy, N. J. Final Report, Evaluation of deer guards for Key deer, Big Pine Key, Florida. Tallahassee: Florida Department of Transportation.
    Publication type: Technical Reports
  • Garabedian, J. E., McGaughey, R. J., Reutebuch, S. E., Parresol, B. R., Kilgo, J. C., Moorman, C. E., & Peterson, M. N. (2014). Quantitative analysis of woodpecker habitat using high-resolution airborne LiDAR estimates of forest structure and composition. Remote Sensing of Environment, 145, 68-80.
    Publication type: Article
  • Stevenson, K. T., Peterson, M. N., Carrier, S. J., Strnad, R. L., Bondell, H. D., Kirby-Hathaway, T., & Moore, S. E. (2014). Role of significant life experiences in building environmental knowledge and behavior among middle school students. Journal of Environmental Education, 45(3), 163-177.
    Publication type: Article
  • von Essen, E., Hansen, H. P., Kallstrom, H. N., Peterson, M. N., & Peterson, T. R. (2014). Deconstructing the poaching phenomenon a review of typologies for understanding illegal hunting. British Journal of Criminology, 54(4), 632-651.
    Publication type: Article
  • Bradbury, M., Peterson, M. N., & Liu, J. G. (2014). Long-term dynamics of household size and their environmental implications. Population and Environment, 36(1), 73-84.
    Publication type: Article
  • Chen, X. D., Peterson, M. N., Hull, V., Lu, C. T., & Hong, D. Y. (2013). How perceived exposure to environmental harm influences environmental behavior in urban China. Ambio, 42(1), 52-60.
    Publication type: Article
  • Stevenson, K. T., Peterson, M. N., Bondell, H. D., Mertig, A. G., & Moore, S. E. (2013). Environmental, institutional, and demographic predictors of environmental literacy among middle school children. PLoS One, 8(3).
    Publication type: Article
  • Allen, S., Moorman, C., Peterson, M. N., Hess, G., & Moore, S. (2013). Predicting success incorporating conservation subdivisions into land use planning. Land Use Policy, 33, 31-35.
    Publication type: Article
  • Blackman, E. B., DePerno, C. S., Moorman, C. E., & Peterson, M. N. (2013). Use of crop fields and forest by wintering American woodcock. Southeastern Naturalist, 12(1), 85-92.
    Publication type: Article
  • Moorman, M. C., Peterson, N., Moore, S. E., & Donoso, P. J. (2013). Stakeholder perspectives on prospects for co-management of an old-growth forest watershed near Valdivia, Chile. Society & Natural Resources, 26(9), 1022-1036.
    Publication type: Article
  • Palamar, M. B., Peterson, M. N., Deperno, C. S., & Correa, M. T. (2013). Assessing rabies knowledge and perceptions among ethnic minorities in Greensboro, North Carolina. Journal of Wildlife Management, 77(7), 1321-1326.
    Publication type: Article
  • Serenari, C., Peterson, M. N., Bardon, R. E., & Brown, R. D. (2013). The impacts of the great recession on state natural resource extension programs. Journal of Extension, 51(4).
    Publication type: Article
  • Blackman, E. B., Deperno, C. S., Heiniger, R. W., Krachey, M. J., Moorman, C. E., & Peterson, M. N. (2012). Effects of crop field characteristics on nocturnal winter use by American woodcock. Journal of Wildlife Management, 76(3), 528-533.
    Publication type: Article
  • Allen, S. C., Moorman, C. E., Peterson, M. N., Hess, G. R., & Moore, S. E. (2012). Overcoming socio-economic barriers to conservation subdivisions: A case-study of four successful communities. Landscape and Urban Planning, 106(3), 244-252.
    Publication type: Article
  • Hansen, H. P., Peterson, M. N., & Jensen, C. (2012). Demographic transition among hunters: a temporal analysis of hunter recruitment dedication and motives in Denmark. Wildlife Research, 39(5), 446-451.
    Publication type: Article
  • Jenni, G. D. L., Peterson, M. N., Cubbage, F. W., & Jameson, J. K. (2012). Assessing biodiversity conservation conflict on military installations. Biological Conservation, 153, 127-133.
    Publication type: Article
  • Shellabarger, R., Peterson, M. N., Sills, E., & Cubbage, F. (2012). The influence of place meanings on conservation and human rights in the Arizona Sonora borderlands. Environmental Communication, 6(3), 383-402.
    Publication type: Article
  • Peterson, M. N., Hartis, B., Rodriguez, S., Green, M., & Lepczyk, C. A. (2012). Opinions from the front lines of cat colony management conflict. PLoS One, 7(9).
    Publication type: Article
  • Nelson, C., McHale, M. R., & Peterson, M. N. (2012). Influences of landscape and lifestyle on home energy consumption. Urban Ecosystems, 15(4), 773-793.
    Publication type: Article
  • Golden, K. E., Peterson, M. N., DePerno, C. S., Bardon, R. E., & Moorman, C. E. (2012). Factors shaping private landowner engagement in wildlife management. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 29.
    Publication type: Article
  • Chen, X. D., Peterson, M. N., Hull, V., Lu, C. T., Lee, G. D., Hong, D. Y., & Liu, J. G. (2011). Effects of attitudinal and sociodemographic factors on pro-environmental behaviour in urban China. Environmental Conservation, 38(1), 45-52.
    Publication type: Article
  • Peterson, M. N., Lopez, A., Mertig, A. G., & Liu, J. G. (2011). Assessing attitudes toward wildlife ownership in United States-Mexico borderlands. Society & Natural Resources, 24(9), 962-971.
    Publication type: Article
  • Chen, X. D., Peterson, M. N., Hull, V., Lu, C. T., Lee, G. D., Hong, D. Y., & Liu, J. G. (2011). Effects of attitudinal and sociodemographic factors on pro-environmental behaviour in urban China. Environmental Conservation, 38(1), 45-52.
    Publication type: Article
  • Golden, K. E., DePerno, C. S., Moorman, C. E., Peterson, N., & Bardon, R. E. (2011). Predicting North Carolina landowner participation and interest in wildlife related fee access. (Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, ) (pp. 21-26).
    Publication type: Conference paper
  • Peterson, M. N., Birckhead, J. L., Leong, K., Peterson, M. J., & Peterson, T. R. (2010). Rearticulating the myth of human-wildlife conflict. Conservation Letters, 3(2), 74-82.
    Publication type: Review
  • Peterson, M. N., Peterson, T. R., Lopez, A., & Liu, J. G. (2010). Views of private-land stewardship among Latinos on the Texas-Tamaulipas border. Environmental Communication, 4(4), 406-421.
    Publication type: Article
  • Peterson, M. N., Rockhill, A., & DePerno, C. S. (2009). U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In J. B. Callicott & R. Frodeman (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA; Gale Cengage Learning.
    Publication type: Chapter
  • Peterson, M. N., & Liu, J. G. (2008). Property rights and landscape planning in the intermountain west: The Teton Valley case. Landscape and Urban Planning, 86(2), 126-133.
    Publication type: Article
  • Peterson, M. N., Hull, V., Mertig, A. G., & Liu, J. G. (2008). Evaluating household-level relationships between environmental views and outdoor recreation: The Teton Valley case. Leisure Sciences, 30(4), 293-305.
    Publication type: Article
  • Peterson, M. N., Chen, X. D., & Liu, J. G. (2008). Household location choices: Implications for biodiversity conservation. Conservation Biology, 22(4), 912-921.
    Publication type: Article
  • Peterson, M. N., & Liu, J. G. (2008). Impacts of religion on environmental worldviews: The Teton Valley case. Society & Natural Resources, 21(8), 704-718.
    Publication type: Article
  • Peterson, M. N. (2008). Hunting. In S. E. Jorgensen & B. D. Fath (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Ecology. V. 3, General ecology. (pp. 1912-1915). Oxford: Elsevier.
    Publication type: Chapter
  • Peterson, M. N., Sternberg, M., Lopez, A., & Liu, J. (2008). Ocelot awareness among Latinos on the Texas and Tamaulipas border. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 13, 339-347.
    Publication type: Article
  • Peterson, M. N., Chen, X., & Liu, J. (2008). Measuring direct impacts of attitudes on the environment using household location choices. Conservation Biology, 22, 912-921.
    Publication type: Article
  • Peterson, M. N., Riley, S. J., Busch, L., & Liu, J. (2007). Reconciling wildlife management's conflicted purpose with a land community worldview. Journal of Wildlife Management, 71(8), 2499-2506.
    Publication type: Article
  • Peterson, M. N., Mertig, A. G., & Liu, J. (2007). Influence of urban immigrants on outdoor recreation and land use in Teton Valley. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 25, 25-38.
    Publication type: Article
  • Peterson, M. N., Peterson, M. J., Peterson, T. R., & Liu, J. (2007). A household perspective for biodiversity conservation. Journal of Wildlife Management, 70, 1243-1248.
    Publication type: Article
  • Peterson, M. N., Peterson, M. J., & Peterson, T. R. (2007). Environmental communication: Why this crisis discipline should facilitate environmental democracy. Environmental Communication, 1, 74-86.
    Publication type: Article
  • Peterson, M. N., Peterson, M. J., & Peterson, T. R. (2007). Moving toward sustainability: integrating social practice and material process. In P. Pezzullo & R. Sandler (Eds.), Environmental Justice and Environmentalism. (pp. 189-221). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
    Publication type: Chapter
  • Peterson, M. N., Peterson, M. J., & Peterson, T. R. (2006). Why conservation needs dissent. Conservation Biology, 20, 576-578.
    Publication type: Article
  • Peterson, T. R., Peterson, M. N., Peterson, M. J., Allison, S. A., & Gore, D. (2006). To play the fool: Can environmental conservation and democracy survive social capital?. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 3, 116-140.
    Publication type: Article
  • Peterson, M. N., Mertig, A. G., & Liu, J. (2006). Effects of zoonotic disease attributes on public attitudes towards wildlife management. Journal of Wildlife Management, 69, 1746-1753.
    Publication type: Article
  • Peterson, M. N., Peterson, M. J., & Peterson, T. R. (2005). Conservation and the myth of consensus. Conservation Biology, 19, 762-767.
    Publication type: Article
  • Lopez, R. R., Harveson, P. M., Peterson, M. N., Silvy, N. J., & Frank, P. A. (2005). From the field: Changes in ranges of Florida Key deer--does population density matter?. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 33, 343-348.
    Publication type: Article
  • Peterson, M. N., Lopez, R. R., Laurent, E. J., Frank, P. A., Silvy, N. J., & Liu, J. (2005). Wildlife loss through domestication: The case of endangered Key deer. Conservation Biology, 19, 939-944.
    Publication type: Article
  • Peterson, M. N., Peterson, M. J., & Peterson, T. R. (2005). Moving toward sustainability through environmental justice. In K. Deluka (Ed.), Proceedings of the 8th Biennial Conference on Communication and the Environment.
    Publication type: Conference paper
  • Lopez, R. R., Silvy, N. J., Wilkins, R. N., Frank, P. A., Peterson, M. J., & Peterson, M. N. (2004). Habitat use patterns of Florida Key deer: Implications of urban development. Journal of Wildlife Management, 68, 900-908.
    Publication type: Article
  • Peterson, M. N. (2004). An approach for demonstrating the social legitimacy of hunting. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 32, 310-321.
    Publication type: Article
  • Peterson, M. N., Allison, S. A., Peterson, M. J., Peterson, T. R., & Lopez, R. R. (2004). A tale of two species: Habitat conservation plans as bounded conflict. Journal of Wildlife Management, 68, 743-761.
    Publication type: Article
  • Peterson, M. N., Lopez, R. R., Frank, P. A., Porter, B. A., & Silvy, N. J. (2004). Key deer fawn response to urbanization: Is sustainable development possible?. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 32, 493-499.
    Publication type: Article
  • Peterson, M. N., Aguirre, R., Lawyer, T. A., Jones, D. A., Schaap, J. N., Peterson, M. J., & Silvy, N. J. (2003). Animal Welfare-based Modification of the Rio Grande Wild Turkey Funnel Trap. (Proceedings of the ... Annual Conference, Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, 57) (pp. 208-212).
    Publication type: Conference paper
  • Peterson, M. N., Lopez, R. R., Frank, P. A., Peterson, M. J., & Silvy, N. J. (2003). Evaluating capture methods for urban white-tailed deer. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 31, 1176-1187.
    Publication type: Article
  • Peterson, M. N., Lopez, R. R., Silvy, N. J., Owen, C. B., Frank, P. A., & Braden, A. W. (2003). Evaluation of deer exclusion grates for urban areas. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 31, 1198-1204.
    Publication type: Article
  • Peterson, M. N., Peterson, M. J., & Peterson, T. R. (2003). Embracing the paradoxical in environmental decision making. In G. B. Walker & W. J. Kinsella (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th Biennial Conference on Communication and Environment. (pp. 52-61).
    Publication type: Conference paper
  • Peterson, M. J., Aguirre, R., Ferro, P. J., Jones, D. A., Lawyer, T. A., Peterson, M. N., & Silvy, N. J. (2002). Infectious disease of Rio Grande wild turkeys in the Edwards Plateau of Texas. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 38, 826-833.
    Publication type: Article
  • Peterson, M. J., Ferro, P. J., Peterson, M. N., Sullivan, R. M., Toole, B. E., & Silvy, N. J. (2002). Infectious disease survey of lesser prairie chickens in North Texas. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 38, 834-839.
    Publication type: Article
  • Peterson, M. N., Peterson, T. R., Peterson, M. J., Lopez, R. R., & Silvy, N. J. (2002). Cultural conflict and the endangered Florida Key deer. Journal of Wildlife Management, 66, 947-968.
    Publication type: Article
  • Peterson, M. N., Grant, W. E., Lopez, R. R., & Silvy, N. J. (2002). Implications of fetal sex ratio hypotheses in endangered populations: Simulated dynamics of Florida Key deer, Florida USA. Ecological Modelling, 165, 209-220.
    Publication type: Article