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Dr Andrew Campbell

Andrew

Senior Lecturer, FLS

Email: a.c.campbell@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 6352

Research

Research Interests:

Biology of coral reefs, echinoderms and turtles

My research interests include marine invertebrate biology, especially echinoderms, coral reef ecology and turtle biology and conservation.

I have developed a keen interest in echinoderm biology over the last 35 years and have worked on many aspects of the group, including anatomy, fine structure, physiology , ecology and taxonomy. At the moment I am particularly interested in the reproductive physiology and ecology of tropical sea urchins of the genera Diadema and Echinothrix, particularly with the processes that regulate spawning behaviour.

I have a continuing interest in the distance chemoreception of food and predators in temperate starfish, and improving the experimental methods of analysing this. I have spent some time investigating the zoogeographical aspects of the distribution of invertebrates in the Indian Ocean, especially in the Red Sea and the Arabian sea, particularly with regard to upwelling zones and the associated occurence of temperate genera in localised cold water columns.

For several years I was active in turtle conservation in the eastern Mediterranean and I have retained a strong interest in this field. Over the years I have supervised a number of post graduate students in most of these areas.

Research department

Publications

  • Coppard S.E. and Campbell A.C. (2007) Grazing preferences of Diadematid echinoids in Fiji. Aquatic Botany 86, 204-212.
  • Coppard, S.E. and Campbell, A.C. (2006) Systematic significance of tridentate pedicellariae in the echinoid genera Diadema and Echinothrix. Invertebrate Biology 125, 363-378.
  • Southward E. and Campbell A.C. (2006) Echinoderms: Synopses of the British Fauna (New Series) No 56., Published for The Linnaean Society and The Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association by Field Studies Council.
  • Coppard S.E. and Campbell A.C. (2006) "Morphological differences in test structure of species of the genera Diadema and Echinothrix", Zoosystema 28, pp. 95-114.
  • Coppard S.E. and Campbell A.C. (2005) "Distribution and abundance of species of echinoid with particular emphasis on diadematids, on Sosoikula Reef and Nukubuco Reef", Micronesica 37, pp. 249-269.
  • Campbell A.C. and Dawes J. (eds) (2005) Encyclopedia of Underwater Life., Oxford University Press.
  • Campbell A.C. (2005) Philip''s Guide to the Seashores and Shallow Seas of Britain and Europe (Second Edition)., London: Philips.
  • Coppard S.E. and Campbell A.C. (2005) "The lunar periodicity of diadematid echinoids breeding in Fiji", Coral Reefs 24, pp. 324-332.
  • Payne A.G., Smith C.H. and Campbell A.C. (2004) "A model of oxygen mediated cannibalism in fishes.", Ecological Modelling 174, pp. 253-266.
  • Payne A.G., Smith C. and Campbell A.C. (2004) "A model of oxygenmediated filial cannibalism in fishes", Ecological Modelling 174, pp. 253-266.
  • Coppard S.E. and Campbell A.C. (2004) Organisms associated with diadematid sea urchins in Fiji., Proceedings of the 11th International Echinoderm Conference, Munich October 2003.
  • Coppard S.E. and Campbell A.C. (2004) "Taxonomic significance of spine morphology in the echinoid generea Diadema and Echinothrix", Invertebrate Zoology 123, pp. 357-371.
  • Campbell A.C. and Dawes J. (eds) (2004) The New Encyclopedia of Aquatic Life., London: Facts on File Inc..
  • Clarke M. and Campbell A.C. (2003) "Identification of marine turtle nesting beaches on the Mediterranean coast of Sinai, Egypt: a three year study", Herpetological Review 3, pp. 206-210.
  • Payne A.G., Smith C.H. and Campbell A.C. (2003) "Interactions between ophiuroids and beaugregory damselfish.", Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 83, pp. 625-632.
  • Payne A.G., Smith C. and Campbell A.C. (2003) "The effect of clutch size on whole clutch cannibalism in the beaugregory damselfish", Journal of Fish Biology 62, pp. 955-958.
  • Payne A.G., Campbell A.C. and Smith C. (2003) "The effects of brittlestars on male reproductive success in th beaugregory damselfish", Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the Uk 83, pp. 625-632.
  • Solandt J.-.L. and Campbell A.C. (2003) "The effects of two different habitats on Stegastes diencaeus (Longfin) damselfish population dynamics at Discovery Bay, Jamaica", Bulletin of Marine Science 72(1), pp. 221-229.
  • Payne A.G., Smith C. and Campbell A.C. (2002) "Filial cannibalism improves survival and development of beaugregory damselfish embryos", Proceedings of the Royal Society, Biological Sciences 269, pp. 2095-2102.
  • Campbell A.C. and Edwards C. (2001) "Darwin Initiative for the Survival of Species Workshop on Marine Turtle Biology and Conservation in the Mediterranean", Marine Turtle Newsletter 92, pp. 15.
  • Campbell A.C., Coppard S., D'Abreo N. and Tudor-Thomas T. (2001) "Escape and aggregation responses of three enchinoderms to conspecific stimuli", Biol. Bull 201, pp. 175-185.
  • Solandt J.-.L. and Campbell A.C. (2001) "Macroalgal feeding characteristics of the sea urchin Diadema antillarum Philippi at Discovery Bay, Jamaica", Caribbean Journal of Science 37, pp. 3-238.
  • Kasparek M. and Campbell A.C. (2001) "Marine Turtles in the Eastern Mediterranean", Zoology in the Middle East 24, pp. 1-160.
  • Campbell A.C., Clarke M., Ghoneim S., Hameid W.S., Simms C. and Edwards C. (2001) "On the status and conservation of marine turtles along the Egyptian Mediterranean sea coast: results of the Darwin Initiative Sea Turtle Conservation Project 1998-2000", Zoology in the Middle East 24, pp. 19-29.
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