Dynamic Environment & Ecosystem Health Research

Dr. Linda Campbell 
Senior Research Fellow
Environmental Science
Saint Mary's University
K’jipuktuk, Mi’kma’ki, the Ancestral Territory of the Mi’kmaq People
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Email: LM.Campbell at smu.ca
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Research & Opportunities
Nova Scotia gold mine issues 


Resources & Links

Lab News

Media & updates

Welcome to the Dynamic Environment & Ecosystem Health Research website!

In times of increasing human population density and intensifying demands on our natural resources, aquatic ecosystems remain among our most precious global assets. Anthropogenic ("caused by humans") impacts and environmental sustainability will become increasingly important socially, economically and politically. Our research will integrate multiple approaches from diverse fields such as environmental chemistry, aquatic ecology, fish biology and population health. Our ultimate goal is to improve our understanding of the fate and effects of anthropogenic and natural toxicants in aquatic ecosystems and the way humans interact with aquatic environments.

The Dynamic Environment & Ecosystem Health Research group carries out research and assessment of both aquatic and contaminated ecosystems across Canada and world-wide. Check out the links on the left for details on what we do.

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Course opportunity! ENVS 4480 Environmental Contaminants offered for the Fall 2018 term. Contact Dr. Linda Campbell if you're interested in taking this as a graduate or undergraduate course. Transfer credit may be possible.
Poster for ENVS 4480 Environmental Contaminants course at SMU. Contact Dr. Campbell if interested in taking this course in Fall.

Congratulations to Molly LeBlanc who was voted People's Choice and placed 3rd for her presentation "Not All That Glitters: Assessing Environmental Effects of Abandoned Gold Mines" in the Three Minute Thesis Eastern Canada Regionals! (Transcript PDF) (April 18, 2018)
Molly LeBlanc presenting her three minute thesis talk, with a slide of an abandoned gold mine impacted wetland above her.

Great presentations by Sarah Kingsbury and Molly LeBlanc on their MSc research at the Science Atlantic Environment Conference at Mount Allison!  (March 17, 2018)
Side-by-side photos of Molly Leblanc and Sarah Kingsbury presenting their work on aquatic invertebrates and snails respectively.

In honour of Great Lakes Day, the ASLO Limnology & Oceanography journal organized a virtual special issue for most influential L&O papers in relation to 17 great lakes of the world. French et al (2006)  focusing on 20-year contaminant trends for salmon was among those selected for Lake Ontario. (March 6, 2018).

Well done, DEEHR team, for pitching our research at the SMU Research Expo! Link to our research projects poster (jpg). (March 2 2018)
Four people (Sarah, Emily, Anabelle, Shane) standing in front of research poster

Linda Campbell visits Swarthmore College to give the 2018 Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment public lecture. (March 1, 2018)
Thumbnail of the LAISE Public Lecture poster

Dr. Campbell has started a list of useful aquatic environments videos. Do pass along any good videos and animated GIFs if you know of any! Link. (Sept 2, 2015),

All images and content copyright (c) Linda Campbell and other members of the Dynamic Environment & Ecosystem Health Laboratory
Last updated January 2018
If you would like to use any of the photographs in this website, please contact Linda Campbell for details and, if necessary, to obtain permission from the rightful owner(s). All copyrights are retained, and the use of any photograph within this website for any commercial purpose or for profit is expressly forbidden.