Cara Campbell


Cara Campbell is an Acting RGE-EDGE Coordinator with the Office of Science Quality and Integrity (OSQI). Her government tenure began in 1991 as a Biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and has included Research Fishery Biologist positions with NOAA-Fisheries and the U.S. Geological Survey. Her 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 her current role, Cara is actively involved in the Research Grade Evaluation and Equipment Development Grade Evaluation (RGE/EDGE) process, oversees the operation and development of the Mendenhall Research Fellowship Program, and serves as a member of the Fundamental Science Practice Advisory Committee (FSPAC) FSP Survey Manual Policy and Education and Outreach Subcommittees. 


2014    Ph.D., Marine, Estuarine, and Environmental Sciences (Ecology), University of Maryland

1999    M.S., Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation, University of Massachusetts

1990    B.A., Biology (Mathematics minor), Ithaca College