Douglas Campbell

Professor; Canada Research Chair in Phytoplankton Ecophysiology
101/103 Gairdner (laboratory/office)
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).

The lab site outlines 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 2019

BIOL 3111- Environmental Microbiology

Winter 2020

BIOL 2201- Form and Function:  Microorganisms


Scientific Service:

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

Frontiers in Marine Science, Decision Editor, (2016-)

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

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 Canada Research Chair, Tier I

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

1999, 2000, 2002 Paul Paré Excellence Award, Mount Allison University

1993-96    Swedish NFR Research Fellowship

1991-93    NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship Chateaubriand Canada-France Postdoctoral Fellowship (declined)

1987-91    NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship

1991 Wood's Hole Marine Biological Laboratories Summer Fellowship

1991 University of Western Ontario Graduate Research Fellowship

1987 Acadia University Birks Medal and Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Biology

1987 University of Western Ontario Graduate Admission Scholarship

1986 NRC Summer Research Award, Plant Biotech Institute, Saskatoon

1986 NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship (declined)

1986 Acadia University Beveridge Science Scholarship

1983-87    Acadia University Renewable Entrance Scholarship