Peter Sorensen, Professor


  • B.A. Bates College
  • Ph. D. University of Rhode Island

AIS Area of Interest

Dr. Sorensen is the founder and former director (2012-2014) of MAISRC. His interests are focused on understanding the mechanisms that drive the behavior of fishes with an emphasis on using this information to control of aquatic invasive species. He is known for his work on sea lamprey control, pheromones in fish (chemical signals that pass between of the same species) as well as his work on invasive carp biology and control. He is currently focused on:

  • Solving the root causes of AIS
  • Biology and control of invasive fishes
  • Behavior of fish
  • Olfaction
  • Fish reproductive biology
  • Pheromones
  • Fish migration

AIS Species of Study

Completed projects