David Campbell

David Campbell


  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Graduate School 18 hours, (Science), 2003.
  • Trent University, Peterborough, ON, BS (Biology) 1999.

Current Position and Background:

David Campbell has worked for HARP since 2003, and has over 20 years of experience as an Ecologist and Botanist studying the biota of North America, the United Kingdom, and areas of the Neotropics. David has particular expertise in conducting surveys for rare and threatened species throughout the southeastern United States.

Professional Experience:

  • Habitat Assessment and Restoration Professionals, Charlotte, NC, Botanist/Ecologist, 2003-present.
  • Individual contracts executed for Duke University, Pacolet Area Conservancy, and others.
  • UNCC Herbarium, Charlotte, NC, Botanist/Consultant, 2003-present.
  • South Mountains State Park, Connelly Springs, NC, Botanist, 1999-2002.
  • Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority, Oshawa, ON, Botanist, 1998.

Professional Societies:

  • Association of Southeastern Biologists
  • Center for Plant Conservation
  • Georgia Botanical Society
  • North Carolina Association of Environmental Professionals
  • Southern Appalachian Botanical Society


  • Recent Discoveries of Rare Vascular Plants in Polk County, North Carolina, American Rhododendron Society, 2014.
  • Vascular Plants of the South Mountains Region, Pacolet Area Conservancy, 2012 and 2013.
  • Woody plant identification clinic. South Mountains State Park, Connelly Springs, NC. June, 2000.
  • Characteristics and Structure of a Montane Necrophagous Insect Guild. Monteverde, Costa Rica, September, 1996.


  • Campbell, M.D. 2015. An Inventory of the Significant Natural Areas of Polk County, North Carolina. In prep.
  • Campbell, M.D. 2012. Noteworthy Collections: North Carolina. Castanea: March 2012, Vol. 77, No.1, pp.80-81.
  • Herman, D.W., D. Campbell and E. Chapell. 2003. Geographic Distribution: Clemmys= (Glyptemys) muhlenbergii. SSAR Herpetological Review. 34(3): 260.
  • Herman, D.W., D. Campbell, E. Chapell and P. Heavner. 2003. Geographic Distribution: Pseudemys concinna concinna. SSAR Herpetological Review. 34(3): 261.
  • Campbell, M.D. 2001. Site Monitoring Report on the Federally Endangered Orchid Isotria medeoloides, at South Mountains State Park, North Carolina. Prepared for NC Division of Parks and Recreation. Morganton, NC. 11 pp + maps.
  • Campbell, M.D. 2000. Notes on the ecology and distribution of Callophrys gryneus in Northumberland County, Ontario. Toronto Entomologists Association Annual Summary, Aurora, Ontario. Pp 10-11.
  • Campbell, M.D. 1999. Saproxylic invertebrates and old growth forests. Pages 40-41 in Larson, B.M., Riley, J.L., Snell, E.A., and Godschalk, H.G. 1999. The Woodland Heritage of Southern Ontario: A Study of Ecological Change, Distribution, and Significance. Federation of Ontario Naturalists, Don Mills, Ontario. 262 pp.
  • Campbell, M.D., and Publow, R. 1998. Lynde Creek Watershed Vegetational Analysis. Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority, ON. 38 pp + maps.

Special Projects

  • Regional Botanist, Project Bog Turtle Conservation Unit. 2002-present.
  • Burke County Invertebrate Survey, 2000-present.
  • South Mountains State Park, Breeding Bird Survey. 2000.
  • South Mountains State Park, Bat Inventory. 1999-2000.

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