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Cara A. Campbell, PhD

I am a Senior Scientist for RGE-EDGE with the Office of Science Quality and Integrity (OSQI).

My government tenure began in 1991 as a Biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and has included Research Fish Biologist positions with NOAA-Fisheries and the U.S. Geological Survey. My research interests focused on aquatic systems, specifically how landscape characteristics and physical processes shape stream environments, aquatic organism (mussel and fish) ecology and predictive modeling, and aquatic biodiversity estimation and evaluation.

In my current role, I guide and conduct the Research Grade Evaluation and Equipment Development Grade Evaluation (RGE/EDGE) process, oversee the operation and development of the Mendenhall Research Fellowship Program, coordinate the USGS Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) Program, and serve as a member of the Fundamental Science Practice Advisory Committee (FSPAC) FSP Survey Manual Policy and Communication and Outreach subcommittees.