Holly  V. Campbell

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land-sea interactions
ecosystem based management
marine spatial planning (and offshore alternative energy)
Holly V. Campbell

I study how marine/environmental science impacts regulatory systems and governance.  I am interested in a systems analysis of the coastal zone, particularly the effects of inland human activities including climate change on water quality, biodiversity, and fisheries.

OSU Campus
Fisheries and Wildlife


My courses include Ocean Law, Coastal Law, A Systems Approach to Food, Energy, Water and Climate, United States Marine Policy, Marine Spatial Planning, and Steinbeck's Pacific.  I teach for Fisheries and Wildlife, the School of Public Policy, Marine Resource Management, and the University Honors College.



Holly V. Campbell holds a JD with certificates in ocean and coastal and environmental law from the University of Oregon, a master of laws (LL.M.) in natural resource law from the University of Utah, and a Ph.D. in environmental sciences specializing in marine resource management from Oregon State University.  She is at work on an interdisciplinary book about nonpoint source water pollution, including ecosystem services and coastal effects (Routledge).  Holly teaches marine policy, coastal law and policy, ocean law, marine spatial planning, and other courses.  Her research interests include international ocean and coastal governance and policy, land-ocean interactions and the effects of human uses (such as pathogens and pollutants) on coastal water quality and biodiversity.  Holly was a Fulbright Research Fellow to Canada in fall 2013.  She held internships with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Washington D.C., 2008) and worked with the Ecosystem Services Research Project-Nitrogen research group at the Freshwater Ecology Branch of the Western Ecology Division, United States Environmental Protection Agency (Corvallis, Oregon 2010-2012).

I can serve on graduate committees

Fun Fact

I love to grow gorgeous roses.