OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Campbell, John

Position Type: 
Faculty
Job Title: 
Assistant Professor (Senior Research)
Department: 
Forest Ecosystems & Society
Office Location: 

306 Richardson Hall

Education: 
PhD, Oregon State University, 2004
MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1997
BA, Reed College, 1991
Research Interests: 
  • 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.
Graduate Students: 
Selected Publications: 
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
For a complete list of publications, visit Publications