Cassidy Peterson

PhD Student

Email: [[cpeterson]]
Phone: (804) 684-7370
Office: FSL 130
Department: Fisheries
Advisor: Robert Latour


M.S. Marine Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William & Mary (2016)

B.S. Marine Science & Mathematics, University of New England (2013)


Research Interests

I am broadly interested in the quantitative analysis of shark population and community dynamics, ecology, and management. 


Dr. Robert Latour

Shark Program

Multispecies Research Group facebook page



Peterson CD. Belcher CN. Bethea DM. Driggers III WB. Frazier BS. Latour RJ. (2017) Preliminary recovery of coastal sharks in the south-east United States. Fish and Fisheries. 18(5): 845-859.

Peterson CD. Gartland J. Latour RJ. (2017) Novel use of hook timers to quantify changing catchability over soak time in longline surveys. Fisheries Research. 194: 99-111. 

Peterson CD. Parsons KT. Bethea DM. Driggers, III WB. Latour RJ. (2017) Community interactions and density dependence in the southeast United States coastal shark complex. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 579: 81-96. 



See the following infographic depicting the purpose and importance of fishing survey programs to monitor fish populations.