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


Rees, AF, Alfaro-Shigueto, J, Barata, PCR, Bjorndal, KA, Bolten, AB, Bourjea, J, Broderick, AC, Campbell, LM, Cardona, L, Carreras, C, Casale, P, Ceriani, SA, Dutton, PH, Eguchi, T, Formia, A, Fuentes, MMPB, Fuller, WJ, Girondot, M, Godfrey, MH, Hamann, M, Hart, KM, Hays, GC, Hochscheid, S, Kaska, Y, Jensen, MP, Mangel, JC, Mortimer, JA, Naro-Maciel, E, Ng, CKY, Nichols, WJ, Phillott, AD, Reina, RD, Revuelta, O, Schofield, G, Seminoff, JA, Shanker, K, Tomás, J, van de Merwe, JP, and Van Houtan, KS et al. "Are we working towards global research priorities for management and conservation of sea turtles?." Endangered Species Research 31 (December 30, 2016): 337-382.
Campbell, LM, Gray, NJ, Fairbanks, L, Silver, JJ, Gruby, RL, Dubik, BA, and Basurto, X. "Global Oceans Governance: New and Emerging Issues." Annual Review of Environment and Resources 41, no. 1 (November 2016): 517-543.
Boucquey, N, Fairbanks, L, St. Martin, K, Campbell, LM, and McCay, B. "The ontological politics of marine spatial planning: Assembling the ocean and shaping the capacities of ‘Community’ and ‘Environment’." Geoforum 75 (October 2016): 1-11.
Gruby, RL, Gray, NJ, Campbell, LM, and Acton, L. "Toward a Social Science Research Agenda for Large Marine Protected Areas." Conservation Letters 9, no. 3 (May 2016): 153-163.
Leslie, H, Sievanen, L, Crawford, TG, Gruby, R, Villanueva-Aznar, HC, and Campbell, LM. "Learning from Ecosystem-Based Management in Practice." Coastal Management 43, no. 5 (September 3, 2015): 471-497.


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)
ENVIRON 393A: Research Independent Study (ENVIRON 393A: Research Independent Study)

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)