Douglas Campbell

Professor; Canada Research Chair in Phytoplankton Ecophysiology
107/109 Gairdner (laboratory/office), but generally meet through Teams
Office hours
By appointment


My goal is to help students develop quantitative habits of mind and communication, currently through the lecture/laboratory courses BIOL2201 Form & Function; Microorganisms and BIOL 3111 Environmental Microbiology (Biology Courses).

Check our twitter account for more information on our work and publications on phytoplankton, the basis of aquatic ecosystems, responding to their changing environment.

I collaborate with the Mount Allison Phytoplankton Cluster,  Environmental Proteomics  and AgriSera AB  to measure growth costs and resource allocations across phytoplankton taxa.


1994-96    Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Umeå, Sweden

1991-93    NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

1987-91    Doctor of Philosophy, Plant Sciences, The University of Western Ontario

1983-87    Bachelor of Science, Honours Biology, Acadia University


Fall 2022

BIOL 3111- Environmental Microbiology

Winter 2023

BIOL 2201- Form and Function:  Microorganisms


Scientific Service:

NSERC Canada1502; Biological Systems & Functions, Discovery Evaluation Group (2014-2017)

PLoSOneDecision Editor (2013- )

NSERC Canada RTI sub-committee for Biological Systems and Functions Evaluation Group 1502 (2011, 2013-2014)

Canada Research Chairs Program Interdisciplinary Adjudication Committee (2012-2015)

Environmental ProteomicsNB Scientist and co-founder (2004-)

Physiologia Plantarum Editor (2003-)

Canadian Society for Plant Biology Ann Oakes Scholarship Fund Board (2003-)

NSERC Canada Grant Selection Committee for Plant and Food Sciences (1999-2002) 

Grants, awards & honours

2019-2025 'Latitude and Light', NSERC Discovery Grant

2018 Environmental Trust Fund grant (with Miranda Corkum) to analyze patterns of microbial contamination along the Northumberland Strait, and to commission a new high-throughput microbial testing facility in the new Environmental Research building

2011-12 Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Xiamen University State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science

2011-2025,  Canada Research Chair, Tier I, Phytoplankton Ecophysiology

2006 Government of New Brunswick Innovation Recognition Award to Environmental Proteomics NB.

2005 Paul Paré Medal,  Mount Allison University

2001 Canada Research Chair, Tier II