Dr. Lisa Campbell

Dr. Lisa Campbell received her M.S. and Ph.D. from SUNY Stony Brook (now Stony Brook University) and was a Research Scientist at the University of Hawaii before joining the faculty at Texas A&M University in 1996. Currently, she is a Regents Professor and recipient of the William R. Bryant Endowed Chair in the Department of Oceanography. She has had a joint appointment in the Department of Biology since 2001. Her research focuses on the diversity and population dynamics of marine phytoplankton. Although she has worked in all oceans, her current research centers on harmful algal blooms in the Gulf of Mexico. Dr. Campbell pioneered the use of the Imaging FlowCytobot (IFCB) as a monitoring tool for harmful algae. The IFCB combines flow cytometry and video technology to capture images of individual algal cells in real time. Using this autonomous system, she has established a long-term high temporal resolution phytoplankton time series and has provided successful early warning for potential harmful algal blooms since 2007. Dr. Campbell has been recognized at TAMU for a Distinguished Achievement in Teaching (2015), a Women’s Faculty Network Outstanding Mentoring Award (2014), Dean’s Distinguished Achievement Award for Faculty Research (2009) and is a Sustaining Fellow of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology & Oceanography (ASLO). She served as Secretary on the Board of Directors ASLO from 2009-2018 and currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Plankton Research. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications.

Project Title

  • “Continuing the TOAST network of high-resolution time series for observation of long term trends and prediction of harmful algal blooms in Texas”


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