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Dr. Lisa Campbell
Lisa Campbell
(979) 845-5706
(979) 845-6331
Eller O&M 911D

Texas A&M University O&M Building
Room 911D MS 3146 
College Station, Texas 77843


Ph.D. Biological Oceanography, SUNY Stony Brook, New York, 1985

M.S. Marine Environmental Science, SUNY Stony Brook, New York, 1983

B.A. Biology, with honors, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1976

  • Dean’s Distinguished Achievement Award for Faculty Research, College of Geosciences, 2009
  • Ethel Ashworth-Tsutsui Memorial Keynote Speaker, 2006
  • Big12 Conference Fellowship Award (TAMU), 1998 and 2006
  • Sigma Xi Research Award
  • Jessie Smith Noyes Fellow (SUNY Stony Brook)

Lisa Campbell

William R. Bryant Chair in Oceanography
Biological Oceanography: Phytoplankton; Harmful Algal Blooms

Research Interests

  • Phytoplankton ecology
  • Phytoplankton community structure and diversity
  • Harmful Algal Blooms
  • Flow cytometry and in situ imaging

Selected Publications

  1. Harred, L.B. and L. Campbell. 2014.  Predicting harmful algal blooms: A case study with Dinophysis ovum in the Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Plankton Research 36(6): 1434–1445
  2. Ryan, D.E., A. Pepper and L. Campbell. 2014.  De novo assembly and characterization of the transcriptome of the toxic dinoflagellate Karenia brevis. BMC Genomics 15:888  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-15-888
  3. Berube, P.M., S.J. Biller, A.G. Kent, J.W. Thompson, S.E. Roggensack, K.H. Roache-Johnson, M. Ackerman, L.R. Moore, J.D. Meisel, D. Sher, L.R. Thompson, L. Campbell, A.C. Martiny and S.W. Chisholm. 2014. Physiology and evolution of nitrogen acquisition in Prochlorococcus. ISMEJ doi:10.1038/ismej.2014.211
  4. Keeling, P. J., et al. (Campbell, L.) 2014. The Marine Microbial Eukaryote Transcriptome Sequencing Project (MMETSP): Illuminating the functional diversity of eukaryotic life in the oceans through transcriptome sequencing. PLoS Biology 12(6): e1001889 doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001889
  5. Errera, R.M., S. Yvon-Lewis, J.D Kessler, and L. Campbell. 2014. Reponses of the dinoflagellate Karenia brevis to climate change: pCO2 and sea surface temperatures. Harmful Algae 37: 110-116.
  6. Thyng, K.M., R.D. Hetland, M.T. Ogle, X. Zhang, F. Chen, and L. Campbell. 2013. Origins of harmful algal blooms along the Texas coast. Limnology & Oceanography: Fluids and Environments 3: 269-278
  7. Campbell, L., D.W. Henrichs, R.J. Olson, and H.M. Sosik. 2013. Continuous automated imaging-in-flow cytometry for detection and early warning of Karenia brevis blooms in the Gulf of Mexico. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 20:6896-902   doi 10.1007/s11356-012-1437-4.
  8. Henrichs, D.W., M.A. Renshaw, J.R. Gold, and L. Campbell. 2013. Genetic diversity among clonal isolates of Karenia brevis as measured with microsatellite markers. Harmful Algae 21-22:30-35    doi 10.1016/j.hal.2012.11.003.
  9. Henrichs, D.W., P.S Scott, K.A. Steidinger, R.M. Errera, A, Abraham, and L. Campbell. 2013. Morphology and phylogeny of Prorocentrum texanum sp. nov. (Dinophyceae): a new dinoflagellate from Gulf of Mexico coastal waters exhibiting two distinct morphologies. Journal of Phycology. 49:143-55   doi 10.1111/jpy.12030.
  10. Henrichs, D.W., M.A. Renshaw, J.R. Gold, and L. Campbell. 2013. Population-genetic structure of the toxic dinoflagellate Karenia brevis from the Gulf of Mexico. J. Plankton Res. 35:427-32.        doi 10.1093/plankt/fbs103.
  11. Brand, L.E., L. Campbell, and E. Bresnan. 2012. Karenia: the biology and ecology of a toxic genus. Harmful Algae 14:156-78. doi 10.1016/j.hal.2011.10.020 

Additional Information

  • National Science Foundation, IOS, 1155376, “Osmoregulation in Marine Dinoflagellates;” 03/01/12 – 02/28/15


  • Professor, Dept. Oceanography, Texas A&M Univ., Sept 2006-present
  • Associate Professor, Dept. Oceanography, Texas A&M Univ., 1996-2006
  • Research Scientist, Dept. Oceanography, University of Hawaii, 1988-1996
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Bigelow Laboratory, Maine, 1986-1987
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Oceanic Institute. Waimanalo, HI, 1985-1986
  • Graduate Assistant with Dr. E.J. Carpenter, SUNY Stony Brook, 1979-1985
  • Staff Research Associate with Dr. O. Holm-Hansen, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 1976-1979
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