Dr. Jeff Campbell integrates a geology and general science double major with business experience and user interface/user experience research to bring practical solutions to real problems. His natural science and information science background gives him an uncommon perception of issues on both sides. For example, he can anticipate difficulties encountered in ecological field research and design databases and data management procedures that handle the exceptions. As a result, his design for a database for fish sampling does not expect the sex of every species (or fish) to be easily determined in the field. Without this background, it would be all too easy to just require entry of "male" or "female."
Since 2009, this web site has
- described best practices for using information technology in the environmental sciences,
- provided annotated examples of ecologocial and environmental data management systems, and
- included information and links related to his various Maryland Nature talks and field trips.
- EcoInformaticist supporting a network of ecosystem research sites.
- Data Management Plan Consultant for a NOAA Program office.
- Research Scientist, Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education (CUERE) at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).
- Assistant Professor, Information Systems, UMBC.
- Information Systems Consulting, experience ranging from a large international consulting firm to an entrepreneurial consulting practice.
- Environmental Research ranging from Scientific Advisory Board to experimental design to field data recording.
- Environmental Restoration and other field work work with various local groups.
More About Jeff
NOAA's estuary web site has information about Jeff and his work with the Chesapeake Bay National Esturarine Reserve in the Meet an Expert section of their student materials.