Rob Campbell, PhD

Biological Oceanographer

300 Breakwater, PO Box 705 Cordova, Alaska 99574
907-424-5800 x 241


Rob is a biological oceanographer, and came to PWSSC via the University of Hamburg following a doctorate at the University of Victoria. His current research is primarily observational, and centered around trying to understand how plankton and fish interact with the physical environment (temperature, salinity, nutrients) to produce the patterns we see in nature. Current projects include surveys of plankton and oceanography in PWS; Process studies of the seasonal evolution of the surface oceanography in PWS with an instrumented moored profilers; studies on the distribution of nutrients, plankton and fish around the plume of the Copper River. He is also interested in the use of ecophysiological measurements (lipids, protein, enzyme assays) for the estimation of rate processes, and the influence of biochemical content in the control of buoyancy by marine plants and animals. Rob also runs a sonar weir in the lower Copper River in spring to aid management of the Copper River salmon fishery.


November 5, 2018

Phytoplankton Monitoring

New Funding adds Phytoplankton Monitoring to Prince William Sound Oceanographic Monitoring Program By Teal Barmore With new funding from the North Pacific Research Board, biological oceanographer […]
May 23, 2018

PWS Weather Buoy

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May 23, 2018

Imaging Sonar Deployment in the Lower Copper River Delta to Enhance Early Season Management

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May 23, 2018

High Frequency Observations of the Secondary Production Cycle in Prince William Sound

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