Texas A&M University Department of Biology

Lisa Campbell received a B.A. in Biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz and M.S. and Ph.D. (1985) degrees in Biological Oceanography from the State University of New York-Stony Brook. She held postdoctoral positions at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences and the Oceanic Institute in Hawaii, and was a Research Scientist at the University of Hawaii, Department of Oceanography until 1996. She joined the Department of Oceanography at Texas A&M in 1996 and received tenure in 2000. In 2002, she joined the Department of Biology as a Joint Appointment. She is a member of the Faculty of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and is Director of the Department of Oceanography's Flow Cytometry Facility.

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Lisa Campbell

Lisa Campbell
Professor (Joint)

3146 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3146

Eller O&M Building
Room 911D

Eller O&M Building
Room 908

Fax: 979-845-6331
Email: lcampbell@ocean.tamu.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Research in Phytoplankton Ecology

The main focus of research in my lab is phytoplankton diversity and community structure. Currently, our we are investigating Karenia brevis, the toxic dinoflagellate responsible for harmful algal blooms in the Gulf of Mexico. Preliminary results have demonstrated that different K. brevis clonal cultures can have significantly different growth rates and toxin production. We are developing microsatellite (msat) markers to assess population-genetic structure and elucidate levels of genetic variation and diversity within blooms as they develop and, ultimately, to test hypotheses regarding population structure of species of Karenia and bloom formation.

We are also testing a new in situ imaging system for real-time quantification of toxic algae species. This system will be implemented with the Texas Automated Buoy system (TABS)--which consists of 9 buoys along the Texas coast-- to become part of an early warning system for the Ocean Health Observation Program.

Renshaw, M. et al. (2006) Microsatellite DNA markers for population genetic studies in the dinoflagellate Karenia brevis. Molecular Ecology Notes.(submitted).

Campbell, L., E.J. Carpenter, J.P. Montoya, A.B. Kustka, D.G. Capone. 2006. Picoplankton community structure within and outside a Trichodesmium bloom in the southwestern Pacific Ocean . Vie et Milieu. 55 (3/4): 185-195. [pdf] this is an eletronic version of an article published in Vie et Milieu

Neely, T., L. Campbell. 2006. A modified assay to determine hemolytic toxin variability among Karenia clones isolated from the Gulf of Mexico . Harmful Algae Press). [pdf]

Campbell, L. 2005. Women in Oceanography. Oceanography 18 (1): 84.

See, J., Campbell, L., Richardson, T.L., Pinckney, J.L., Shen,R. Guinasso, N.L., Jr. (2005) Combining new technologies for determination of phytoplankton community structure in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Phycology 41: 305-310

Campbell, L., Ivy, J.M., Loret, P., Villareal, T.A., Soltysiak, K.A., Gold, J.R. (2004) Linking Population and Physiological Diversity in Karenia brevis from the Texas Coast. In: Harmful Algae 2002. Proceedings of the Xth International Conference on Harmful Algae, Steidinger, K.A. et al. (eds). Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Intergovernmental Oceaographic Commission of UNESCO.

Campbell, L. 2002. Prochlorococcus. In: Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology. pp. 2576- 2593. G. Bitton (ed), Wiley.

Campbell, L. 2001. Flow Cytometric Analysis of Autotrophic Picoplankton. In: Methods in Microbiology: Marine Microbial Ecology 30: 317-343. J. H. Paul (ed.) Academic Press.

Simon, N., L. Campbell, E. Örnolfsdottir, R. Groben, L. Guillou, D. Vaulot, M. Lange, and L. Medlin. 2000. Oligonucleotide probes for the identification three algal groups by dot blot and fluorescent whole-cell hybridization. J. Eukaryotic Microbiology 47 (1): 76-84.

Campbell, L., Liu, H. Nolla, H.A. and Vaulot D. (1997). Annual variability of phytoplankton and bacteria in the subtropical North Pacific Ocean at Station ALOHA during the 1991-1994 ENSO event. Deep-Sea Research 44(2): 167-192.

Campbell, L., H.A. Nolla, and D. Vaulot. 1994. The importance of Prochlorococcus to community structure in the central North Pacific Ocean. Limnology & Oceanography 39(4): 955-961.

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