Christine E. Campbell

B.Sc. (Honours) U.B.C., M.Sc. Alberta, Ph.D. Memorial

Associate Professor, Environmental Science Unit,
Sir Wilfred Grenfell College
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada A2H 6P9

Office: AS215
Phone: (709) 637- 6200, extension 6478

Professional Organizations: Society of Canadian Limnologists, Societas Internationalis Limnologiae (International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology), Canadian Society of Zoologists, Canadian Association on Water Quality, International Water Association, Humber Natural History Society.


Research Interests:

My research interests are in freshwater ecology, or limnology. Newfoundland is rich in freshwater lakes, ponds, streams and rivers. Western Newfoundland, in particular, is renowned for scenic fjord lakes such as Western Brook Pond in Gros Morne National Park. My students and I have examined the spatial distribution of plankton and benthic invertebrates in Western Brook Pond and I am starting a project on zooplankton and larval fish in brackish St. Paul's Inlet.  I have investigated the structure of zooplankton communities in natural lakes and human-constructed systems, both in Newfoundland (research projects on hydroelectric reservoirs in Newfoundland's Great Northern Peninsula, and on nutrient-enriched ponds in Central Newfoundland, with Dr. R. Knoechel from Memorial University of Newfoundland) and in Australia (research on predator-prey dynamics of zooplankton in salt evaporation basins in South Australia with Prof. W.D. Williams from University of Adelaide). Projects in stream ecology include monitoring zooplankton drift in streams in western Newfoundland, with a Masters student looking at water quality in the Mnembo River in Malawi, Africa (part of WorldFish Center study).

My other research interests lie in the study of the structure of the community of aquatic microfauna (ciliates, rotifers, gastrotrichs) in waste-water treatment systems of pulp and paper mills. My students and I have looked at the responses of this community to disturbances such as heavy metals and changing pH. I have also been involved in projects monitoring the environmental impact of the pesticide Dylox on zooplankton in Newfoundland ponds.

Personal Interests:

Cycling, cross-country skiing, hiking, traditional knitting designs, Scottish Country dancing

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