Assistant Professor (Senior Research)
Forest Ecosystems & Society
PhD, Oregon State University, 2004
MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1997
BA, Reed College, 1991
- Disturbance Ecology
- Forest Ecology
My research interests center on forest disturbance and its effect on primary production, trophic-transfer, decomposition, and combustion with a special focus on how these processes operate in early-seral communities. Most of my research is conducted in the Pacific coast of North America where harvest, and wildfire, are the predominant agents of disturbance, however, my collaborators and I are also investigating ecosystem function in forests impacted by wind-storms, insect mortality, volcanic eruption, and climate change in various locations throughout North America and the globe. My work is primarily hypothesis-driven involving a combination of field observations and simulation modeling. Whether it be framing questions, interpreting data, or crafting narratives, I am guided equally by a desire to advance theory and inform decision makers.
For a complete list of publications, visit Publications
- Campbell, J.L., D.C. Donato, and J.B. Fontaine. 2016. Effects of post-fire logging on fuel dynamics in a mixed-conifer forest, Oregon, USA: a 10-year assessment. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 25 (6), 646-656.
- Campbell, J.L. , J.B. Fontaine, and D.C. Donato. 2016. Carbon emissions from decomposition of fire‐killed trees following a large wildfire in Oregon, United States. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 121 (3), 718-730.
- Donato, D.C., J.L. Campbell, J.B. Fontaine. 2016 Burning the legacy? Influence of wildfire reburn on dead wood dynamics in a temperate conifer forest. Ecosphere, 7(5).
- Meigs, G.W., H.S.J. Zald, J.L. Campbell, W.S. Keeton, and R.E. Kennedy. 2016. Do insect outbreaks reduce the severity of subsequent forest fires? Environmental Research Letters 11 (4), 045008.