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Professor Marnie Campbell

Director, ERI

Qualifications: BSc (Hons), PhD

My career has maintained a balance between active science research and the interface with management, with the aim of translating science into effective policy and determining how policy directs science. To achieve this, my research interests focus on elucidating human impacts on marine and coastal environments, creating solutions to environmental problems by developing remediation and management options. This extends to all aspects of the process, including identifying risks, determining how impacts occur in space and time, measuring, and mitigating impacts. Specifically, my research focuses on fields of biosecurity, risk, marine debris, marine ecosystem restoration, and environmental generational amnesia. My research has expanded to examine risk perceptions (including behavioural intent), value and risk mapping, threat footprints, and the social implications of hazards to conservation.

Research Interests

Biosecurity; ecosystem restoration; conservation; risk and risk perceptions; environmental management; marine debris; environmental generational amnesia; coastal urbanization.


Biology; Coastal Zone Management; Ecology; Environment; Environment Issues; Environmental Change; Environmental Impacts; Environmental Resources and Planning; Environmental Risks; Environmental Science and Technology; Human Behaviour; Marine; Science; Waste; Wetlands Environment

Invasive Species, Marine Debris, Seagrass, Coastal urbanization

Recent Publications

  • Paterson de Heer, C., Campbell, M. L., Rockloff, S., & Black, A. (2017). Unforeseen consequences of extractivism: The influence of employment modes and place setting on environmental preferences and values in coastal Australia. The Extractive Industries and Society. doi:10.1016/j.exis.2017.09.004

  • Campbell, M. L., Bryant, D. E. P., & Hewitt, C. L. (2017). Biosecurity messages are lost in translation to citizens: Implications for devolving management to citizens. PLoS ONE, 12(4), 13 pages. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0175439 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/11036

  • Campbell, M. L., King, S., Heppenstall, L. D., van Gool, E., Martin, R., & Hewitt, C. L. (2017). Aquaculture and urban marine structures facilitate native and non-indigenous species transfer through generation and accumulation of marine debris. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 9 pages. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.08.040

  • Leonard, K., Hewitt, C. L., Campbell, M. L., Primo, C., & Miller, S. D. (2017). Epibiotic pressure contributes to biofouling invader success. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 7 pages. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-05470-2 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/11229

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Contact Details

Email: marnie.campbell@waikato.ac.nz
Room: FG.2.04
Phone: +64 7 838 4893
Cellphone: 0274 563 930

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