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; studies on the distribution of nutrients, plankton and fish around the plume of the Copper River; and the development and testing of an in situ phosphate analyzer. 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.