Ph.D. North Carolina State University, Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology – 2012
M.A. School for International Training, Sustainable Development, Community Development and Social Action – 2007
B.A. Whitman College, Biology – 1993
Human dimensions of wildlife conservation and management; wildlife conservation on private lands; economic incentives; private lands stewardship; human-wildlife interactions and conflicts; recreational hunting behavior; attitudes, perceptions and behaviors towards wildlife.
Peterson, M. N., B. Thurmond, M. McHale, S. Rodriguez, M. Cook and J. M. Grove. In Press. Predicting native plant landscaping preferences. Sustainable Cities and Society.
Peterson, M. N., B. Hartis, S. L. Rodriguez, and M. Green. 2012. Opinions from the front lines of cat colony management conflict. PLoS ONE, 7(9): e44616. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0044606.
Peterson, M. N. and S. L. Rodriguez. 2012. Human dimensions of wildlife management. In N. J. Silvo (Ed.), The Wildlife Techniques Manual: Management, 7th Edition (Vol 2, pgs 1-20). Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD.
Rodriguez, S. L., M. N. Peterson, F. W. Cubbage, H. D. Bondell, E. O. Sills. 2012. Private landowner interest in market-based incentive programs for endangered species habitat conservation. Wildlife Society Bulletin, doi:10.1002/wsb.159.
Dalrymple, C. J., M. N. Peterson, H. D. Bondell, S. L. Rodriguez, J. Fortney, D. T. Cobb, and E. O. Sills. 2011. Understanding Angler and Hunter Annual Spending in North Carolina. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, 64:88-94.
Rodriguez, S. L. 2008. Perceptions and Attitudes of a Maasai Community in Southern Kenya Regarding Wildlife Damage Compensation, Conservation and the Predators that Prey on Their Livestock. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 13(3):205-206.
Professional society activity:
The Wildlife Society
Society for Conservation Biology
Wildlife Biology Lab (WFB 301)
Graduate Seminar (FNR 808)
Conservation Biology (WFB/BioSci 313)
Non-game Wildlife Management (WFB 440)
Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife Management (WFB 493-443/WFB861-443)
Wildlife Biology (WFB 300)