Mariana Campos, Ph.D. is a researcher in the field of biosecurity, and is interested in studies ranging from species to ecosystem levels. Dr. Campos works with both flora and fauna subjects, and has a strong passion for conservation, sustainability and education.

Her academic background began with an Honours in Biology Education and moved to a Master’s Degree in Plant Ecology, and was further developed with a Ph.D. in Plant Physiological Ecology. Dr. Campos worked in consultancies in Western Australia conducting baseline studies, targeted searches and vegetation monitoring for a few years. This led to the biosecurity realm with mapping and planning the control of non-indigenous species.

After her experience with industry partners, Dr Campos has returned to academia as a Research Fellow where she pairs her interests in research and education, and will hopefully create some positive change in conservation areas, agricultural systems and with the supervision of graduate students and future researchers.

Recent Publications

  • Campbell, M.L., Peters, L., McMains, C., de Campos, M.C.R., Sargisson, R., Blackwell, B., Hewitt, C.L. (2019). Are our beaches safe? Quantifying the human health impact of anthropogenic beach litter on people in New Zealand. Science of the Total Environment, 651, 2400-2409. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.10.137
  • Oliveira, R.S., Galvão, H.C., Campos, M. C.R., Eller, C.B., Pearse, S.J., Lambers, H. (2015). Mineral nutrition of campos rupestres plant species on contrasting nutrient‐impoverished soil types. New Phytologist, 205(3), 1183-1194. doi:10.1111/nph.13175
  • de Campos, M. C. R., S. J. Pearse, R. S. Oliveira and H. Lambers (2013). Downregulation of net phosphorus-uptake capacity is inversely related to leaf phosphorus-resorption proficiency in four species from a phosphorus-impoverished environment. Annals of Botany 111(3), 445-454.doi: 10.1093/aob/mcs299
  • de Campos, M. C. R., S. J. Pearse, R. S. Oliveira and H. Lambers (2013). Viminaria juncea does not vary its shoot phosphorus concentration and only marginally decreases its mycorrhizal colonization and cluster-root dry weight under a wide range of phosphorus supplies. Annals of Botany, 111(5), 801-809.
  • Eisenlohr, P. V., L. F. Alves, L. C. Bernacci, M. C. G. Padgurschi, R. B. Torres, E. M. B. Prata, F. A. M. dos Santos, M. A. Assis, E. Ramos, A. L. C. Rochelle, F. R. Martins, M. C. R. Campos, F. Pedroni, M. Sanchez, L. S. Pereira, S. A. Vieira, J. A. M. A. Gomes, J. Y. Tamashiro, M. A. S. Scaranello, C. J. Caron and C. A. Joly (2013). Disturbances, elevation, topography and spatial proximity drive vegetation patterns along an altitudinal gradient of a top biodiversity hotspot. Biodiversity and Conservation 22(12), 2767-2783.doi:10.1007/s10531-013-0553-x
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