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Elliott Campbell
Associate Professor, Environmental Engineering
University of California, Merced
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Stanford, Environmental Engineering, BS, 1998
Stanford, Environmental Engineering, MS, 2000
Iowa, Environmental Engineering & Science, PhD, 2007
Stanford / Carnegie, Global Ecology, Postdoc, 2008

 Interview in Science on fishing vessel study covering coastal and open ocean emissions.

Data Distribution Website

Database of gridded atmospheric concentration, trace gas flux, and land-cover data. 

Selected Publications

Campbell JE, et al. (2007), Analysis of anthropogenic CO2 signal in ICARTT using a regional chemical transport model and observed tracers, Tellus B, 322: 1085-1088.  

Campbell JE, et al. (2008), Photosynthetic control of atmospheric carbonyl sulfide during the growing season,
, 322: 1085-1088.  Nature Reports

Campbell JE, Lobell DB, Field CB (2009) Greater transportation energy and greenhouse gas offsets from bioelectricity than ethanol, Science, 324(5930), 1055-1057.  NPR

Fox JF, Campbell JE. (2010) Terrestrial carbon disturbance from mountaintop mining increases lifecycle emissions for clean coal. Environmental Science & Technology, 44(6), 2144-2149.  Highlight in Nature

Mendu V, Shearin T, Campbell JE, et al. (2012) Global bioenergy potential from high-lignin agricultural residue. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi:10.1073/pnas.1112757109.

Tsao C., Campbell JE, et al. (2012) Increased estimates of air-pollution emissions from Brazilian sugar-cane ethanol.
Nature Climate Change, 2(1), 53-57.  Highlihgt in Nature, Presentation to National Academies

Campbell JE, Fox JF, Acton PM. (2012) Terrestrial carbon losses from mountaintop coal mining offset regional forest carbon sequestration in the 21st century. Environmental Research Letters, 7, 045701. Best of 2012

Berry JA, Wolf A, Campbell JE, et al. (2013) A coupled model of the global cycles of carbonyl sulfide and CO2: A possible new window on the carbon cycle. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 118.2, 842-852.

Maseyk K, Berry JA, Billesbach DP, Campbell JE, Torn MS, Zahniser M., Seibt U. (2014) Sources and sinks of carbonyl sulfide in an agricultural field in the Southern Great Plains, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi:10.1073/pnas.1319132111.

Campbell JE, et al. (2015) Atmospheric carbonyl sulfide sources from anthropogenic activity: Implications for carbon cycle constraints, Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1002/2015GL063445.

Zumkehr, A., and Campbell, JE (2015) The potential for local croplands to meet US food demand, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 13, 244-248, 10.1890/140246, 2015. Washington Post

McKuin, B., and Campbell JE (2016) Emissions and climate forcing from global and Arctic fishing vessels, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121, doi:10.1002/2015JD023747. Highlight in Science

Selected Grants 

NSF/CAREER (PI), Environmental Sustainability, 2010-2015

NASA/DOE Carbon Cycle Science (PI), 2014-2017

DOE/Terrestrial Ecosystem Science (PI), 2011-2012

DOE/National Institute for Climatic Change Research (PI), 2010-2011

California/CEC (PI), 2011-2012

UC/CITRIS (PI), 2012-2013

DOE/Lab Fee (PI), 2012-2015


Award for Distinguished Early Career Research, UC Merced Academic Senate, 2013

Young Investigator Award, Sigma Xi Chapter, 2013

Sandra H. Barkan Research Mentor Award, 2007

Current Group

Mary Whelan (Atmospheric Chemistry Program - NSF Postdoc Fellow): Biotic and abiotic drivers of soil COS flux.

Gara Villalba (European Commission Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow): Biosphere effects on atmospheric urban CO2 flux.

Tim Hilton (Assistant Project Scientist): Mesoscale atmospheric chemical data assimilation of carbonyl sulfide.

Jim Stinecipher (Chancellor's Graduate Fellow): Atmospheric chemical data assimilation in the Amazon basin.

Andrew Zumkehr (Graduate Student): Mesoscale atmospheric chemistry modeling and emission inventory assessment.

Brandi McKuin (Graduate Student): Greenhouse gas inventory asssessment of coastal aquaculture and fisheries.