Peter is a trained research biologist and IISG fisheries specialist located in the Department of Natural Resources at Purdue University. As a fisheries specialist, he works with fishers and fishery managers to incorporate research that is being done on the Great Lakes into their daily work. Part of Peter’s extension work includes hosting workshops to bridge the gap between stakeholders and research and management professionals in Indiana and Illinois.
Peter has an MS in natural resources and a PhD in biology from the University of Vermont, where he studied the population ecology and evolution of fish and invertebrates. Peter’s research uses genetic tools to investigate the ecology, population genetic structure, and local adaptation of fishes in the Great Lakes, including walleye, lake trout, yellow perch, and alewife.