Douglas Campbell

Canada Research Chair in Phytoplankton Ecophysiology

Douglas Campbell

Contact Information

506-364-2233 (lab)
101/103 Gairdner (laboratory/office)
Office hours
by appointment
Other websites

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

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


Fall 2019
BIOL 3111- Environmental Microbiology

Winter 2020
BIOL 2201- Form and Function:  Microorganisms