Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Maine
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Maine Staff Member

Erin Peterson


  • MS South Dakota State University 2017
  • BS Oregon State University 2014


I grew up in Bellevue, WA. I love the outdoors and when I was at Oregon State I discovered my interest in fishes. Since then I have held fisheries jobs in both state agencies and research. During my Master's I worked on an inventory of aquatic invertebrates in western South Dakota. My hobbies include reading, writing, running, hiking, and music.

Research Interest

Upstream movements of adult migratory fishes on the Penobscot River, specifically Atlantic salmon, American shad, and river herring.