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Elliott Campbell
Non-Salary Research Scientist, UC Merced
(831) 854-7948

Stanford, Environmental Engineering, BS, 1998
Stanford, Environmental Engineering, MS, 2000
Iowa, Environmental Engineering & Science, PhD, 2007
Stanford / Carnegie, Biology / 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. (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, The Economist

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.  Highlight 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, 111(25) 9064-9069.

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, Captial Public Radio

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

Aydin, M, Campbell, JE, et al. (2016) Changes in atmospheric carbonyl sulfide over the last 54000 years inferred from measurements in Antarctic ice cores. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 120, doi: 10.1002/2015JD024235.

Campbell JE, Berry JA, Seibt U., et al. (2017) Large historical growth in global terrestrial gross primary production, Nature, doi:10.1038/nature22030. New York Times

Selected Grants 

NSF/CAREER (PI), Environmental Sustainability, 2010-2016

NSF/Coastal SEES (Lead PI), 2016-2019 San Jose Mercury NewsKSBW

Keck Institute of Space Studies, Study Grant, 2017

USDA/AFRI (co-I), Climate Variability and Change Challenge Area, 2013-2016

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

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

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

California/CEC (co-I), 2011-2012

UC/CITRIS (PI), 2012-2013

DOE/Lab Fee (PI), 2012-2015


Global Environmental Change Early Career Award, American Geophysical Union, 2017
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


Mary Whelan, NSF Postdoc Fellow, Biotic and abiotic drivers of soil COS flux.

Gara Villalba, European Commission Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoc FellowBiosphere signal in 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, PhD Candidate, Mesoscale atmospheric chemistry modeling and emission inventory assessment.

Brandi McKuin, PhD Candidate, Greenhouse gas inventory asssessment of coastal aquaculture and fisheries.