Lisa Campbell

Lisa Campbell

Professor of Marine Affairs and Policy

Dr. Campbell's research focuses on policies and projects designed to reconcile wildlife (and other resource) conservation with socio-economic development, primarily in rural areas of developing countries. She studies the process of policy making, the transition from policy to practice, and the impacts of (and responses to) implementation at the local level. At the policy making stage, she examines how the interaction of science and other values, and how negotiations between stakeholders (local people, bilateral agencies, NGOs, and 'experts') inform the process. Specific policies include participatory development, community based conservation, sustainable use, and ecotourism. A major research focus has been on marine turtle conservation policy, and its implementation in Latin America and the Caribbean. Dr. Campbell is more generally interested in research methodology, including qualitative methods, inter-disciplinary research, and ethics.

In The News


Acton, L, Campbell, LM, Cleary, J, Gray, NJ, and Halpin, PN. "What is the Sargasso Sea? The problem of fixing space in a fluid ocean(Accepted)." Political Geography 68 (January 1, 2019): 86-100.
Fairbanks, L, Campbell, LM, Boucquey, N, and St. Martin, K. "Assembling Enclosure: Reading Marine Spatial Planning for Alternatives." Annals of the American Association of Geographers 108, no. 1 (January 2, 2018): 144-161.
Gruby, RL, Fairbanks, L, Acton, L, Artis, E, Campbell, LM, Gray, NJ, Mitchell, L, Zigler, SBJ, and Wilson, K. "Conceptualizing Social Outcomes of Large Marine Protected Areas." Coastal Management 45, no. 6 (November 2, 2017): 416-435.
ASWANI, SHANKAR, BASURTO, XAVIER, FERSE, SEBASTIAN, GLASER, MARION, CAMPBELL, LISA, CINNER, JOSHUAE, DALTON, TRACEY, JENKINS, LEKELIAD, MILLER, MARCL, POLLNAC, RICHARD, VACCARO, ISMAEL, and CHRISTIE, PATRICK. "Marine resource management and conservation in the Anthropocene(Published online)." Environmental Conservation (November 2, 2017): 1-11.

Recent Grants


ENERGY 795: Connections in Energy: Interdisciplinary Team Projects (ENERGY 795: Connections in Energy: Interdisciplinary Team Projects)
ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects (ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects)
ENVIRON 551DA: International Conservation and Development (ENVIRON 551DA: International Conservation and Development)
ENVIRON 791: Independent Studies and Projects (ENVIRON 791: Independent Studies and Projects)
ENERGY 796: Connections in Energy: Interdisciplinary Team Projects (ENERGY 796: Connections in Energy: Interdisciplinary Team Projects)

Contact Information

Duke University Marine Lab, 135 Duke Marine Lab Rd
Beaufort, NC 28516


Ph.D., University of Cambridge (UK) (1998)
M.A., University of Toronto (Canada) (1993)