Linda Campbell-Thacker

Faculty of Science
Environmental Science

Faculty Member Information


Ph.D., Biology, University of Waterloo, 2002
M.S., Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, 1997
B.S., Zoology, University of Alberta, 1993

Academic Work Experience

2012 - 2014, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Queen's University
2011 - Present, Associate Professor & Senior Research Fellow, School of Environmental Studies, Saint Mary’s University
2009 - 2012, Associate Professor & Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Aquatic Ecosystem Health (renewed, declined 2011) , School of Environmental Studies and Department of Biology
2004 - 2009, Assistant Professor & Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Aquatic Ecosystem Health, School of Environmental Studies and Department of Biology
2002 - 2004, NSERC Post-doctoral Fellow, Environment Canada, Canada Centre for Inland Waters


2000 - Present, Society of Canadian Limnologists (SCL)
2000 - Present, American Society for Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO)
2000 - Present, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)


Senior Research Fellow in Aquatic Ecosystem Health Saint Mary's University - 2011
Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Aquatic Ecosystem Health - 2011
Ontario Deaf Association Professional of the Year Award - 2009
Canada’s Top 40 under 40TM National Award for Professional Excellence - 2009
Environment Studies Departmental Student Council Professor of the Year Teaching Award Queen's University - 2007
Chancellor Research Award Queen's University - 2007
Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Aquatic Ecosystem Health - 2005
Delegate to the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography Dissertation Symposium for the Advancement of Coastal, Estuarine and Great Lakes Science - 2002
W. B. Pearson Medal for Creative Research in a Doctorate Thesis University of Waterloo - 2001

Scholarly Contributions

Journal Articles

Depew D, Burgess , MN , Campbell , LM , Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Modelling mercury concentrations in prey fish: Derivation of a national-scale common indicator of dietary mercury exposure for piscivorus fish and wildlife", Environmental Pollution 176 (Winter - 2013), 234-243
Arcagni M, Campbell LM, Arribere MA, Kyser K, Klassen K, Guevara SE, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Food web structure in a double-basin ultra-oligotrophic lake in Northwest Patagonia, Argentina, using carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes", Limnologica 43(2) (Winter - 2013), 131-142
Depew D, Burgess NM, Anderson MR, Baker R, Bhavsar SP, Bodaly RA, Eckley CS, Evans MS, Gantner N, Graydon JA, KJacobs , LeBlanc JE, Louis VL, Campbell LM, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "An overview of mercury (Hg) concentrations in freshwater fish species: A national fish Hg dataset for Canada", Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 70(3) (Winter - 2013), 436-451
Zhang L, Johnson T, Campbell LM, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Seasonal variation in mercury and food web biomagnification in Lake Ontario, Canada", Environmental Pollution 161 (Winter - 2012), 178-184
Queimalinos C, M Reissig,, M Arcagni*,, LM Campbell,, R Rapacioli,, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Influence of precipitation, landscape and hydrogeomorphic lake features on pelagic allochthonous signals in two connected ultraoligotrophic lakes of North Patagonia", Science of the Total Environment 427-428 (Winter - 2012), 219-228
Kwon S, Campbell LM, Mcintyre PB, Flecker AS, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Mercury biomagnification in the food web of a tropical Andean stream", Science of The Total Environment 417-418 (Winter - 2012), 92-97
Revenga J, Campbell LM, Arrib?re MA, Guevara S, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Arsenic, cobalt and chromium food web biodilution in a Patagonia mountain lake", Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 81 (Winter - 2012), 1-10
Depew D, Basu N, Burgess NM, Campbell LM, Devlin EW, Drevnick PE, Hammerschmidt CR, Murphy CA, Sandheinrich MB, Wiener JG, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Toxicity of dietary methylmercury to fish: Derivation of ecologically meaningful threshold concentrations. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry", Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 31(7) (Winter - 2012), 1538-1547
Depew D, Basu N, Burgess NM, Campbell LM, Evers DC, Grasman KA, Scheuhammer AM, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Derivation of screening benchmarks for dietary methylmercury exposure for the common loon (Gavia immer): Rationale for use in ecological risk assessment", Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 31(10) (Winter - 2012), 2399-2407
Gilroy EAM, DGC Muir,, C Darling,, SR DeSolla,, Brown SB, JP Sherry,, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Polychlorinated biphenyls and their hydrooxylated metabolites in wild fish from Wheatley Harbour Area of Concern, Ontario, Canada", Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 31(12) (Winter - 2012), 2788-2797
Yuille M, T Johnson,, Campbell LM, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Hemimysis anomala in Lake Ontario food webs: stable isotopic analysis of nearshore communities", Journal of Great Lakes Research 38 38 (Winter - 2012), 86-92
Berquist M, Campbell LM, Whitelaw GS, Millard ES, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Communicating research findings and monitoring data in support of management: A case study of the Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan", Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management 15(4) (Winter - 2012), 473-483
Lavoie R, Kyser TK, Campbell LM, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Migration patterns affect biomagnifying contaminant concentrations in fish-eating birds. SETAC Learned Discourses", Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 8 (Winter - 2011), 200-201
Revenga J, Campbell LM, Kyser TK, Arribere MA, Guevara S, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Trophodynamics and distribution of silver in a Patagonia Mountain Lake", Chemosphere 83 (Winter - 2011), 265-270
Fang T, Aronson K, Campbell LM, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Freshwater fish consumption and total hair mercury among women in eastern China", Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 62(2) (Winter - 2011), 323-332
Arribere M, Campbell LM, Rizzo AP, Arcagni* M, Revenga* J, Guevara S, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Trace elements in plankton, benthic organisms and forage fish of Lake Moreno, northern Patagonia, Argentina", Water, Air and Soil Poll 212(1-4) (Winter - 2010), 167-182
Manion N, Campbell L, Rutter A, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Historic Brownfields and Industrial Activity in Kingston, Ontario: Assessing Potential Contributions to Mercury Contamination in Sediment of the Cataraqui River", The Science of the Total Environment 408 (Winter - 2010), 2060-2067
Siwik EIH., Campbell LM, G Mierle,, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Distribution and trend of mercury in deciduous tree cores", Environ. Poll 158(6) (Winter - 2010), 2067-2073
Campbell L, Thacker RJ, Barton D, Muir DCG, Greenwood D, Hecky RE, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Re-engineering the eastern Lake Erie littoral food web: the trophic function of non-indigenous Ponto-Caspian species", Journal of Great Lakes Research 35 (Winter - 2009), 224-231
Siwik E, Campbell LM, Mierle G, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Fine-scale mercury trends in temperate deciduous tree leaves from Ontario, Canada", The Science of the Total Environment 407(24) (Winter - 2009), 6275-6279
Choy E, P Hodson,, Hickey B, J Ridal,, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Spatial and temporal trends of mercury concentrations in Young-of-the-Year spottail shiners (Notropis hudsonius) in the St. Lawrence River at Cornwall, ON", Archives of Environmental Toxicology & Contamination 54(3) (Winter - 2008), 473-481
Daisuke U, Darling C, Alaee M, Pacepavicius G, Teixeira C, Campbell LM, Letcher R, Bergman A, Marsh G, Muir DGC, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Detection of Hydroxylated Polybrominated Diphenylethers (OH-PBDEs) in the Abiotic Environment: Surface Water and Precipitation from Ontario, Canada", Environmental Science & Technology 42 (Winter - 2008), 1657-1664
Higgins S, Malkin S, Howell T, Guildford S, Campbell LM, Hiriart-Baer V, Hecky RE, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "An ecological review of Cladophora glomerata (Chlorophyta) in the Laurentian Great Lakes", Journal of Phycology 44(4) (Winter - 2008), 839-854
Campbell LM, P Verburg,, Hecky RE, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Mercury biomagnification in the food web of Lake Tanganyika (Tanzania, East Africa)", The Science of the Total Environment 402 (Winter - 2008), 184-191
Woodcock K, Rohan MJ, Campbell LM, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Equitable representation of deaf people in mainstream academia: Why not?", Higher Education 53 (Winter - 2007), 359-379
Daisuke U, Darling C, Alaee M, Campbell LM, Pacepavicius G, Teixeira C, Muir DCG, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Detection of hydroxylated polychlorinated byphenyls (OH-PCBs) in the abiotic environment: surface water and precipitation from Ontario, Canada", Environmental Science & Technology 41 (Winter - 2007), 1841-1848
Campbell L, Hecky RE, Dixon DG, Chapman LJ, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Food web structure and mercury transfer in two contrasting Ugandan highland crater lakes (East Africa)", African Journal of Ecology 44 (Winter - 2006), 337-346
French T, Campbell LM, Jackson DA, Casselman JM, Scheider WA, Hayton A, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Long-term changes in legacy trace organic contaminants and mercury in Lake Ontario salmon in relation to source controls, trophodynamics, and climatic variability", Limnology & Oceanography 51 (Winter - 2006), 2794-2807
Borga K, Campbell LM, Gabrielsen GW, Norstrom RS, Muir DCG, Fisk AT, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Regional and species specific bioaccumulation of major and trace elements in arctic seabirds", Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry 25 (Winter - 2006), 2927-2936
Campbell L, Fisk AT, Wang X., Kock Gunter, Muir DCG, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Evidence for biomagnification of rubidium in freshwater and marine food webs", Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 62 (Winter - 2005), 1161-1167
Campbell L, Norstrom RJ, Hobson K, Muir DCG, Backus S, Fisk AT, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Mercury and other trace elements in a pelagic Arctic marine food web (Northwater Polynya, Baffin Bay)", The Science of the Total Environment N/A (Winter - 2005), 247-263
Campbell L, Hecky RE, Dixon DG, Thacker RJ, Wandera SB, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Trophic niche segregation in the Nilotic ichthyofauna of Lake Albert (Uganda)", Environmental Biology of Fishes 74 (Winter - 2005), 247-260
Barton D, Johnson RA, Campbell LM, Petruniak J, Patterson M, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Effects of round gobies (Neogobius melanostomus) on dreissenid mussels and other invertebrates in eastern Lake Erie, 2002-2004", Journal of Great Lakes Research 31 (Winter - 2005), 252-261
Campbell L, Balirwa JS, Dixon DG, Hecky RE, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Bioaccumulation of mercury in fish from Thruston Bay, Napoleon Gulf, Lake Victoria (East Africa)", African Journal of Aquatic Sciences 29 (Winter - 2004), 91-96
FJR Meysman, Campbell LM, Chasar LC, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Harry Potter and the Ecologist's Thesaurus: DIACES 2002", Limnology & Oceanography Bulletin 13(4) (Winter - 2004), 84-86
Campbell L, Osano O, Hecky RE, Dixon DG, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Mercury in fish from three rift valley lakes (Turkana, Naivasha and Baringo), Kenya, East Africa", Environmental Pollution 125(2) (Winter - 2003), 281-286
Talley D, North EW, Juhl AR, Timothy DA, Conde D, deBrouwer JFC, Brown CA, Campbell LM, Garstecki T, Hall CJ, Meysman FJR., Nemerson DM, Filho PW, Wood RJ, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Research challenges at the land/sea interface", Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 56 (Winter - 2003), 699-702
Ramlal P, Bugenyi FWB., Kling GW, Nriagu JO, Rudd JWM., Campbell LM, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Mercury concentrations in water, sediment and biota from Lake Victoria, East Africa", Journal of Great Lakes Research 29 (Winter - 2003), 283-291
Hart R, Campbell LM, Hecky RE, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Stable isotope analyses and demographic responses counter prospects of planktivory by Caridina (Decapoda: Atyidae) in Lake Victoria", Oecologia 163 (2) (Winter - 2003), 270-278
Campbell L, Hecky RE, Nyaundi J, Muggide R, Dixon DG, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Distribution and food-web transfer of mercury in Napoleon and Winam Gulfs, Lake Victoria, East Africa", Journal of Great Lakes Research 29 (Winter - 2003), 267-282
Campbell L, Hecky RE, Wandera SB, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Stable isotope analyses of food web structure and fish diet in Napoleon and Winam Gulfs, Lake Victoria, East Africa", Journal of Great Lakes Research 29 (Winter - 2003), 243-257
Campbell L, Muggide R, Hecky RE, Dixon DG, Ramlal PS, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Variation and distribution of total mercury in water, sediment and soil from northern Lake Victoria, East Africa", Biogeochemistry 65 (Winter - 2003), 195-211
Campbell L, Muir DCG, Whittle DM, Backus S, Norstorm RJ, Fisk AT, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Quantified hydroxylated PCBs and other chlorinated phenolic compounds in lake trout (Salvenlinus namaycush) blood plasma", Environmental Science and Technology 37(9) (Winter - 2003), 1720-1725
Campbell L, Hecky RE, Dixon DG, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Review of mercury in Lake Victoria, East Africa: Implications for human and ecosystem health", Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B: Critical Reviews 6(4) (Winter - 2003), 325-356

Conference Proceedings

Allan J, McIntyre P, Smith S, Halpern B, Boyer G, Buchsbaum A, Burton Jr G, Campbell L, Chadderton W, Ciborowski J, Doran P, Eder T, Infante D, Johnson L, Joseph C, Marino A, Prusevich A, Read J, Rose J, Rutherford E, Sowa S, Steinman A, Campbell-Thacker Linda. "Joint analysis of stressors and ecosystem services to enhance restoration effectiveness", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2012 - 2012)

Service: Institutional Committees

Academic Senate, 2014/01 - None (Member)
Science Curriculum Committee , 2012/02 - 2012/04 (Member)
Science Safety Committee, 2010/03 - None (Member)
Environmental Science Program Executive , 2010/03 - None (Member)


<p>Aquatic environmental scientist. Particular focus on contaminant cycling in the environment and aquatic food web interactions, including invasive species, terrestrial wildlife and human consumers of aquatic food chain items. National &amp; international experience, with projects in China, Africa, Argentina, Canada and USA.</p>