Peterson is an expert on ornamental native and nonnative plants used in New England’s horticultural landscapes. His research focuses on collection, propagation, and evaluation of indigenous woody plants that have commercial potential as ornamental or food crops; selecting adaptable cultivars of widespread plant species for use by the horticulture industry; evaluation of nonnative plants for invasive potential; and the causes and consequences of plant invasions. Visit Peterson’s biography to learn more.
Peterson’s work is supported by:
- School of Food and Agriculture at the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
- Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station
Experiment Station contributions
- Current project: Sustainable Practices, Economic Contributions, Consumer Behavior, and Labor Management in the U.S. Environmental Horticulture Industry. Hatch Multistate project number ME032106.