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Daniel Campbell

Daniel Campbell

Sessional On-Campus (mo)
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Architecture
LL-122, Vale Living with Lakes Centre


I am an ecologist with strong interests in environmental sciences and ecology, especially in plant ecology, wetland ecosystems, restoration ecology especially mined landscapes, and methods of ecological analysis. I conducts research on wetlands and on the rehabilitation of disturbed ecosystems after mining, around Sudbury and in the Hudson Bay Lowland.


  • 1987: BSc in Biology with a specialization in Ecology, University of Guelph
  • 1995:  MSc in Biology, University of Waterloo
  • 2002: Doctorat en Biologie végétale, Université Laval

Academic Appointments

  • 2002-2004: Research associate, Department of Biological Sciences, Southeastern Louisiana University
  • 2006-2011: Assistant professor, Department of Biology, Laurentian University
  • 2011-2013: Director, Environmental monitoring and remediation, MIRARCO
  • 2013-2014: Assistant professor, Department of Environmental Studies, Laurentian University
  • 2014-:             Assistant professor, School of the Environment, Laurentian University

On The Web


Current Research Interests
Restoration of mined lands in the Hudson Bay Lowland:

  • creation of functional upland soils from mine wastes, overburden and peat;
  • assessment of microbial function of reclaimed soils (with N. Basiliko);
  • identification of suitable native upland plants for reclamation;
  • development of native seed collection protocols and valuation

Impacts of mining activities on peatlands:

  • rehabilitation of peatlands in the Hudson Bay Lowland disturbed by winter roads. 
  • impacts of waste waters on northern peatland function.

Phytoremediation of tailings using organic residuals 

  • use of thin covers of compost and pulp and paper sludge to phytoremediate mine tailings towards agricultural production.


Fall 2014

  • ENSC 3716EL  Environmental Impact Assessment

Winter 2015

  • ENVI 1507FL Environnement II
  • BIOL 3327FL Méthodes expérimentales en biologie
  • BIOL 4066EL Quantitative Ecology


 CAMPBELL, D. & Corson, A. 2014. Can mulch and fertilizer alone rehabilitate surface-disturbed subarctic peatlands? Ecological Restoration 32: 153-159.

CAMPBELL, D. 2013. The development of mine revegetation protocols for the Hudson Bay Lowland, Canada. 23rd World Mining Congress 2013 Proceedings, Montreal.

Corson, A. & CAMPBELL, D. 2013. Testing protocols to restore disturbed Sphagnum-dominated peatlands in the Hudson Bay Lowland. Wetlands 33: 291-299.

Major, K.C., Nosko, P., Kuehne, C., CAMPBELL, D. & Bauhus, J. 2013. Regeneration dynamics of non-native northern red oak (Quercus rubra L.) populations as influenced by environmental factors: a case study in managed hardwood forests of south-western Germany. Forest Ecology and Management 291: 144-153.

CAMPBELL, D. & Bergeron, J. 2012. Natural revegetation of winter roads on peatlands in the Hudson Bay Lowland, Canada. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research. 44:155-163.

McFalls, T. B., Keddy, P.A., CAMPBELL, D. & Shaffer, G. (2010) Hurricanes, floods, levees, and nutria: Vegetation responses to interacting disturbance and fertility regimes with implications for coastal wetland restoration. Journal of Coastal Research. 26: 901-911.

Keddy, P. A., Fraser, L. H., Solomeshch, A. I., Junk, W. J., CAMPBELL, D. R., Arroyo, M. T. K. & Alho, C.J. R. 2009. Wet and wonderful: The World’s largest wetlands are conservation priorities. BioScience 59: 39-51.

Roth, A.-M., CAMPBELL, D., Keddy, P., Dozier, H. & Montz, G. 2008. Are species-rich pine savannas strongly or weakly structured by competition? A two year removal experiment in the subtropics and its implications. Ecoscience. 15(1): 94-100.